Once a private restaurant and lounge, Russia House retains something of the mystery of the Kremlin, despite the fact that any Tom, Dick or Vladimir can now down vodka here. The walls are covered in bordello-red silk and serious Russian oil paintings, with cushy sofas and low coffee tables adding to the room’s intimacy. A selection of more than 160 vodkas—a mix of Russian favorites, East European brands and American blends—further aids foreign affairs, as do the hordes of homesick hockey players. There’s also a downstairs restaurant, serving the likes of chicken kiev and beef stroganoff.
|Venue name:||Russia House Restaurant & Lounge|
1800 Connecticut Avenue, NW
|Cross street:||at Florida Avenue|
|Opening hours:||5pm–midnight Mon–Thur, Sun; 5pm–2.30am Fri, Sat|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle Metro|