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Congress Restaurant

#60 of 2,942 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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Sunday
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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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best chef in Austin

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Jean M
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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belton, tx
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant with wonderful food. If you are looking for a great evening, go here. Do make reservations first. Wish they would open one in the Temple or Belton area so people here could see how really good food is supposed to taste!!

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Austin, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Althought the restaurant offers a fixe price menu, it is still possible to order ala carte which we did. The wait staff is totally awesome and are extremely attentive. Their sommelier is very knowledgeable but the wines are very pricey. The food was prepared very well from start to finish but the chef seems to enjoy putting pickled items in... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I couldn't find a more perfect setting for a most special date with my fiancé!! Wonderful menu, amazing service.

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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
  • 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?