Russia House is a staple in the north Dupont section of Washington, DC. It was opened over ten years ago to “promote East-West business development.” If this is a euphemism that means Russians selling copious amounts of vodka to drunken Westerners then I would say that the Russia House has accomplished it’s original goal.
Cost – $$
Service – A-
There are some pretty hot Russian waitresses at the Russia House. Kudos. In addition, they all know the menu pretty well and are great at making recommendations. Things get a bit hectic when the place starts filling up, which means longer delays in getting served, but in general the service is quite good.
Food – ?
Decor – B+
It has a very classical, old-school aesthetic that I sort of dig. There are all sorts of little nooks and crannies throughout the venue and you sometimes have the distinct feeling you are at some Russian ambassador’s house party that got a bit out of hand.
Feel – A-
Russia House is a fantastic place to take a date. It’s low-lighting and privacy creates a fantastic ambiance for intimacy. I also think that the venue draws a more mature, sophisticated crowd than your typical Dupont Circle venue.
Russia House is located at 1800 Connecticut Ave., NW. They can be reached at (202) 234-9433.