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Terrace Cafe in Houston TX
Omar Meer
Houston, TX

5

My first visit to a Russian restaurant.
The waitress was extremely friendly and helpful suggesting dishes.
The food was amazing, and the presentation was great.
If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and dine here, you won’t be disappointed.

Natasha Kayotkina
Houston, TX

5

I came here for the first time and absolutely loved this place.

I have a Russian background and can confirm that the food is delicious and authentic.

For those who are unfamiliar with Russian food, I would recommend the classic dishes everyone should try: Ukrainian “Borscht”, Russian “Pelmeni”, Ukrainian “Vareniki” with Potato. Served with sour cream on the side.

The interior is clean and roomy. It is set up like a banquet hall but they do serve food like a restaurant.

The staff is friendly and all speak English and Russian.

The place is a bit difficult to find because the sign is small but other than that, I’ll be back for more authentic Russian food!

Richard Cusick
Houston,TX

5

My mother’s family is from Eastern Europe, and they cooked with Russian influences. I love cabbage rolls like my mother made. I nearly wept upon trying the rolls from Terrace cafe. They were just like I remember, but better (don’t tell mom).

I have enjoyed every dish that I gave tried (stroganoff, borscht, carrot salad, beet salad, to name my other favorites).

The food is fresh, healthy, and several wheat free options are on the menu. It is my favorite food in southwest Houston!

Zoya Griffin
Houston, TX

5

I had my Birthday party here. The place is amazing! Food – to die for! Staff is very friendly. Thank you very much! 5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!

Simon Vaamonde
Houston, TX

5

Loved trying all the Russian food at this new Russian restaurant Terrace Cafe. The meat Chebureki and Pelmeni were my favorite. I even ordered some togo.

Anna Reynolds
Houston, TX

5

Great food and friendly staff! Loved homemade kvas, dumplings and chebureki!!! We’ll be back again!

Gulderaiym Orazgali
Houston, TX

5

Nice restaurant with lots of space and food is so delicious! It has Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek etc food. Went there and felt like at home!

Maksat Imangazi
Houston, TX

5

Great food, great place with exceptional service. Recommend it.

Amanda Feuerborn
Houston, TX

5

Fabulous food, the staff is super nice. Seriously the borcht is phenomenal though!

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Cuisine
Russian CUISINE
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Russian cuisine is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Russian people. The cuisine is diverse, with Northern and Eastern European, Caucasian, Central Asian, Siberian, and East Asian influences. Russian cuisine derives its varied character from the vast and multi-ethnic expanse of Russia.

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Its foundations were laid by the peasant food of the rural population in an often harsh climate, with a combination of plentiful fish, pork, poultry, caviar, mushrooms, berries, and honey. Crops of rye, wheat, barley and millet provided the ingredients for a plethora of breads, pancakes, pies, cereals, beer and vodka. Soups and stews are centered on seasonal or storable produce, fish and meats. Such food remained the staple for the vast majority of Russians well into the 20th century. Soviet cuisine had a separate character of its own.

The 16th through 18th centuries brought more refined culinary techniques. It was during this time period that smoked meats and fish, pastry cooking, salads and green vegetables, chocolate, ice cream, wines, and juice were imported from abroad. At least for the urban aristocracy and provincial gentry, this opened the doors for the creative integration of these new foodstuffs with traditional Russian dishes.

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Hot Soups

  • Borscht
  • Solyanka
  • Shchi
  • Ukha
  • Rassolnik
  • Kal’ya
  • Lapsha

Cold Soups

  • Okroshka
  • Tyurya
  • Botvinya
  • Svekolnik

Salads

  • Olivier Salad
  • Sel’edka Pod Shuboy
  • Vinegret

Porridge

  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Semolina
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Rice

Main Dishes

  • Pelmeni
  • Lotlety
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Shashlyk
  • Kholodets

Fish

  • Carp
  • Sudak
  • Salmon
  • Pike
  • Trout

Vegetables

  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Cold Tolerant Greens

Desserts and Pastries

  • Blini
  • Syrniki
  • Vatrushka
  • Kulich
  • Paskha
  • Varenye
  • Pastila
  • Zefir
  • Kissel
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Most Russian beverages consisted of: mead, kvass, cider. Beer came to Russia in 1284. Meanwhile, vodka was invented in the 1440s-1470s and was made from rye grain.

  • Kvass
  • Medovukha
  • Mors
  • Sbiten
  • Varenets
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FAQ
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a Russian restaurant near me?

People are always searching where to buy Russian food in Houston, TX. Terrace Cafe is the only authentic Russian restaurant in Houston service food from countries of the former Soviet Union.

What is Russian food?

Russian food is a diverse collection of traditional cooking coming from Eastern Europe, Central and East Asia, Caucasian, and Siberian regions.

What are some typical Russian foods?

Many people ask what is Russian food like? Common Russian meals are served with a soup for the first course and a protein, starch, and salad dish for the second course. A few Russian staple foods include Borscht soup, Olivier salad, Pirozhki meat pies, and Zefir for dessert.

Is Russian food good?

Spanning a few continents, Russian food is varied and imaginative. It grew as a cold climate cuisine, including lots of fats, carbs, and protein.

Is Russian food healthy?

For the most part, Russian food is very healthy for the body. Fresh vegetable soups, cabbage rolls, pickled vegetables, whole grain buckwheat, and rye bread are just a few examples of items included in traditional meals.

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  • Tue - Sat 11:30am - 9pm
  • Sunday 11:30am - 4:30pm
  • Monday Closed