7 Russian Restaurants in Washington D.C.


Washington D.C. is home to many fine Russian restaurants and cafes, ranging from the traditional to the exotic. Below is a list of some of best places to sample the Russian cuisine while in D.C.

Russia House Restaurant & Lounge

No tour of Russian restaurants in D.C. would be complete without a stop at the flagship, Russia House Restaurant in Herndon. Not to be confused with the Russia House Restaurant and Lounge, the Russia House’s menu is a dazzling list of Russian cuisine with French influence. Fine dining in a fine establishment.

Russia House Restaurant
790 Station Street
Herndon Virginia 20170
Phone: (703) 787-8880

Cafe Assorti

Not many Russian restaurants are known for their breakfast, but Assorti is an exception. With a full menu from sunrise to set, this fast-casual restaurant is making waves on account of their amazing pastries and their unique selection of crepes.

Cafe Assorti
1800 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 465-0009

Domku Cafe

Domku Cafe, the “little house”, located in the northwest corner of D.C., serves up an eclectic mix of Slavic and Scandinavian dishes. In a relaxed cafe setting, sit down to a snack of Gravlax and pickled herring, followed by a steaming bowl of goulash and washed down with any of their wide selection of Eastern European beer.

Domku Cafe
821 Upshur Street
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 722-7475

The Serbian Crown Restaurant

If you want to fill your stomach with rich food, look no further than The Serbian Crown. Dishing out a heavy plate of Serbian fare, paired with flavored vodkas, the folks here will serve you right. Call ahead to see if there is music–you may be able to catch the accordionist.

The Serbian Crown Restaurant
1141 Walker Rd. (Colvin Run Mill Rd.)
Great Falls, VA 22066
Phone: (703) 759-4150

Cosmopolitan Grill

For a slightly different taste of Russia, head to Cosmopolitan Grill, where you can find a mixture of Southeastern Russian and Bosnian cuisine. The menu features homemade sausages and skewers, and the restaurant is voted to be among the 100 Best Bargain Restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine.
Cosmopolitan Grill
7770 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: (703) 360-3660