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Russian House

) #98 of 3,126 Restaurants in Austin €€ - €€€ Russian, Eastern European
307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Russian, Eastern European
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307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
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Reviewed yesterday

Easily accessible from the Convention Center hotels, the Russian House brings a little piece of Russia to downtown Austin. I had the Chicken Tabaka--crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. It was served with bread, a plate of vegetables and a shot of vodka....More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stop here when I have time to kill between events downtown. I usually ordered the cabbage rolls because the bartender told me they were almost as good as the ones his mom makes back in Russia. Fun to try the different infused vodkas. Staff...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a co-worker on a business trip in Austin, and I can say this place reminded me of some of the best home-made Russian food from my study abroad days. Yet besides the food, what makes this place stand out is the service: Not...More

Thank C L
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I am originally from Russia and I really enjoyed the food. We ordered a large plate with salo, dill pickles, cabbage with cranberries. My Solyanka soup was full of flavour. My husband ordered Tsar's Uha and pelmeni. Homemade pelmeni were fantastic! For a drink I...More

Thank Tanya D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The (free) starter relish tray comes with a shot of vodka. Nice touch, huh? We split mushroom soup, a salad, beef stroganoff and grilled veggies and there was no room for dessert! Everything was excellent and highly recommended. The veggies were tasty, but more overcooked...More

2  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We wandered in for lunch on a Saturday. The bar was hopping, and the restaurant (in the back room, walk on through past old soviet posters, memorabilia and military dress-up clothes) was reasonably busy. The atmosphere blew us away. We emigrated from the USSR in...More

1  Thank more_gelato
Reviewed 2 May 2017

First the service was outstanding and the folks very nice. It was a little slow, but we were in no hurry. The soup (Best 100 American Recipes) is AWESOME! ! ! The potato cakes were also very good.

1  Thank gordonlbsmithjr
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

Thank Trent H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Moosenearchicago0
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ruben j
27 April 2015|
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Response from Cristina L |
Street parking is available using a credit card or change. There are several nearby parking garages which can also be used (for a fee ) including a parking garage on Brazos between 4th and 3rd streets or Brazos and 7th... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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