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Russian House

#99 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615 (between San Jacinto and Trinity)
16:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dozens of infused vodkas available as shots, flights, or cocktails. Found it on the way to dinner our last night in Austin.

Thank Janet M
New Braunfels, Texas
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As some of the others who have left reviews were doing, we were waiting for antone's to open. We walked in to take a look around comma and the hostess was very friendly and allowed to still walk around and see the place. The atmosphere is unique and makes you feel like you're in Russia meeting with friends in a... More 

Thank Trent H
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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431 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a fancy place at all, but there must be 100 different infused vodkas here, all house made. I had two different shots, both were tasty. You could get them in drinks as well. If you like vodka at all, this is a can't miss place!

Thank Moosenearchicago0
Murrieta, California
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554 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by the Russian House for a quick bite before seeing some live music at Antones. The crepe was average but the service was great!

Thank Alexandra T
Berkeley, California
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575 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What Russian House does amazingly well is decor; a very impressive collection of Soviet propaganda and advertisements decorates the bar area and the restroom. It's played up for kitsch but it's really impressive and fun to peruse. The dining area is done up just as you would expect a small Russian kitchen to be...lots of lace, nesting dolls, cozy tables.... More 

Thank Retinol13
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know Russian cuisine, but this restaurant was delightful, fun, the food was "different" but very enjoyable, and the atmosphere was what I imagine it would be in a small Russian city. The dining room is very warm and homey. The amuse-bouche was vodka with bread, salt, and cabbage. Vladimir's salad was cooked meat on a bed of salad.... More 

Thank Ott0
Lago Vista, Texas
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194 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Best beef stroganoff you can get anywhere. This place is a must try. If you love to try new things and have never had Russian food...this place is for you. Service was great, food was even better.

1 Thank lakechiro
Plano, Texas
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is one of those cool places you hope to find in every city. Having been to Russia I can attest that the food is very authentic and quite tasty. The atmosphere of the place is very quaint (think your Russian Grandma). Also love the free vodka shots prior to the meal. Lastly don't miss the deserts as they are... More 

Thank Malcolm G
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A novelty to most (including me) that turned out far better than expectations. We celebrated getting together in their private dining room and is was a treat. Starting with the complimentary vodka shot (the Russians know vodka) we moved to the appetizers. I'm not big on Eastern European food but there was plenty of variety that everyone in our party... More 

Thank Marion M
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've eaten here several times and have come to love this place. My son loves Russian culture so the first time was just about exploring their food - which is awesome - but what really is interesting is the wait staff. They seem all to come from the Ukraine and they're stories are so interesting, so you not only get... More 

Thank Jeb S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
    (between San Jacinto and Trinity)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-428-5442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?