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Congress Restaurant

#52 of 3,001 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Contemporary
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201 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Second Street)
512-827-2760
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High end, amazing food experience

Amazing food experience for the foodie! The pairing course was beautifully paired and I highly recommend for a date night!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Teresa S
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Amazing food experience for the foodie! The pairing course was beautifully paired and I highly recommend for a date night!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has amazing food, a great sommelier and an understated upscale experience. It's not trendy, the wait staff are down to earth and fun, the food is unusual without being pretentious and each bite is a bit of an adventure. We are both wine lovers but let the sommelier recommend a pairing with our food choices and the wine... More 

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chico, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great restaurant, wonderful prix fix menu. Portion size is reasonable, not a place for volume but for quality eaters. Wonderful place for a small business dinner ( 4 people ) or a date night. Would strongly recommend if you happen to be in downtown austin.

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Austin, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Chef David Bull is amazing. This my third visit and I am always taken for a ride is the real land of great cuisine. The menu is changing with the season and this is the plus if you want to taste what nature is producing. I always take the menu a la carte, even if the portion seems small for... More 

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Park City, Utah
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Service was great. Had the gazpacho - this was very unique and had some great flavors in it. Definitely worth repeating! Also the salmon with pork belly - this had great flavor, some unique textures from the sides, nice mix of vegies and rice - salmon was cooked perfect. It was a eclectic menu with some creative options on there.... More 

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Capistrano Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

this place is probably one of the single best meals i have had in my life. it is pricey but just a wonderful dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. All the food was superb, sometimes surprising and wonderfully served. The atmosphere was relaxing, semi formal not too stuffy

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tallahassee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I selected this restaurant as I need a location that was in somewhat close proximity to the Paramount Theatre for a show to follow. Since we had plans afterwards, we decide that it would be best to order a la carte as opposed to the tasting menu. I would surmise that the tasting would be even more amazing. You will... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went here for Valentine's Day and it was exactly what we wanted for the special occasion. Great tasting menu with wine pairing, and an exceptional staff focused on hospitality from the minute the host greets you at the door. The food was delicious to say the least, and i'll definitely return next time i'm in Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Congress is definitely one of Austin's top restaurants, if you are into fine dining. We had the tasting menu last night and it was one of the best meals we've had in Austin. The wine pairing was very well done, including one in which the wine by itself was kind of meh, but it came to life when eating the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    (Second Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-827-2760

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?