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Russian House # 1


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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Russian House #1 is not quite a restaurant, but a dining establishment combined with a philosophical/political/social experiment. My kids, who live in the area, had heard about it, but never stopped in. They had heard that it was a restaurant overlooking the Russian River that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LinnieSP
Reviewed March 27, 2019

We loved it. I am sure it is not for everyone, but for us who live in this area, it is perfect: food is delicious, great views, wonderful drive there and very inviting atmosphere. But I am sure some would be bothered by the fact...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Caluna69
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Strange concept with an even stranger exacution. Their website sounds like a mix of a cult organization and a communist commune. The food looks to be over cooked and in poor condition. If your an American with a taste for capitalism, then avoid this tiny...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank LeightonKB
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I happened to be near the Russian House #1 on a sunny Sunday morning. One of my friends remembered seeing pictures from this place, so we decided to check it out. The first impression was good. Although a little bit odd, the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
6  Thank anastasianaz
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The "hot soup" sign on Rte 1 beckoned and we pulled into Russia House #1. What a charming find. Cabbage and mushroom soup, rice, white meat chicken stew and potatoes. All for "pay what your wisdom says" The soup was hot the chicken was tender...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Came here twice on the trip through California - got stuck in and cleaned the kitchen to help out - definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Paul K
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Hearty, home-style buffet meals, usually 1 stew with meat, 1 chicken, 1 vegetarian, a tasty salad, hard-boiled eggs, bread, dessert & tea + the very best view of the Russian River anywhere! We're hospitably allowed to stay as long as we like. A large, TALL...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank 529dancer
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Russian House # 1 has a good view from the terrace. I was asked that you decide the price you want to pay. What the..!? It is a unique place, so was interesting to be there. Food was decent.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank theworldanddaniel
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Want to learn about the soul of the Russian poet? This might be the place. Want to see the river from a great vantage point? Yes. The food, on the night we visited, was just OK, and the confusing "pay what you like" pricing structure...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Roger C
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Either you'll like it or you won't. I was out and about with some old friends who live in the area and we were looking for someplace for lunch. Tip number one...it definitely looks quirky from the outside, so if your inclined to say, "Hmm,...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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