$25 for $50 Worth of Authentic Russian Food, Caviar, and Vodka
Authentic Russian entrees and a selection of caviar ($55–$195) cozy up to Russia House’s extensive drink menu, which boasts more than 50 varieties of vodka, plus Russian and Lithuanian brews. House specialties include the beef stroganoff ($26), the Kobe Duo’s gold-grade Kobe beef grilled and paired with Kobe-stuffed manty dumplings ($32), and the shashlik, carolina heirloom pork served with sherry-braised arrowhead cabbage and saffron rice pilaf ($26). Customers can also redeem this Groupon at any of Russia House's five bars.
Though they hail from different corners of the world, business partners Aaron McGovern and Arturas Vorobjovas and their shared passion for food begat Russia House, a tribute to the czarist-era dinner table. Raised in Lithuania on his father’s traditional Russian recipes, Arturas works with executive chef Andrew LaPorta to pack Russia House’s bill of fare with authentic offerings such as line-caught sturgeon, plump pelmini dumplings, and a selection of caviar. These rich Russian staples grace white tablecloths and elegant place settings inside Russia House's stately interior. Here, mirrors reflect light that bursts through large windows to reveal which guests have packed their cheeks with leftovers. In the upstairs lounges, plush booths cradle diners and occasional live piano music permeates the airwaves.
The food is about the best East European food you can get in the DC area. I recommend the borsch.Eric W., Yelp, 11/9/11
very playful interpretations of classic dishes, done expertly with an abundance of flavors.Fail C., Yelp, 6/27/11
1800 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009