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Driskill Grill

Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
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Ranked #198 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street
Description: Phone Number: (512) 391-7162
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77% Recommend
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English first
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is our "special event" restaurant, where we go for a leisurely, delicious dinner. The service is impeccable - never intrusive, always attentive. The wine list is extensive, and excellent. The ambiance is in keeping with the understated elegance of the hotel. And the food is always superb. We usually order the chef's special of the day, and have never... More

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Utica, New York
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We toured the beautiful lobby and then had great Texas pecan pie in the grille. Great place for a quiet after dinner dessert. Beautiful location, great coffee. Fun to go back to a luxurious history. Definitely will return.

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NJ
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235 reviews 235 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Ate lunch in this iconic hotel. The burger, goat cheese salad and the crab salad were delicious. The decor is very old Texas. The service was great. We even got to talk to the chef about the food and restaurant. Very nice experience.

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central virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Now THIS is a dining experience! at least three to five servers to cater to your every whim- exactly what it should be for the price. Food was delicious and immediately corrected when noted to not be what was ordered. Wine list was grand. Dining in the Grille is definitely the thing to do at this hotel !

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Dwight, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Love the history here and the 1886 Café was awesome for lunch with friends! The breads were amazing, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was the best! The Cheese Soup was to die for....absolutely the best I have ever tasted!!! The Hotel staff was very accommodating while we wandered the hotel before lunch soaking up the atmosphere. Their bakery... More

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Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food is actually excellent and so is the service, so please understand that this would have rated as a 5 if it hadn't been for the price and for a credit card overcharge. When the cost-benefit relationship is factored in, I'm more at a 3 for this particular overall experience. The meal for 2 was $175, plus the bar... More

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Mark B, Director of Food & Beverage at Driskill Grill, responded to this review

Dear BusinessTraveler78, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. I would like to offer a sincere apology for the issues you encountered with your check upon leaving The Grill. I would be happy to look into the $40 overcharge if you are able to provide me with more information. I can be reached directly... More

Clifton, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I stayed as a youth at the Driskill when President Johnson held court at the Driskill. I was a swimmer on the traveling circuit and stood amazed at the incredible and venerable establishment. I still feel the way about the building and many of the employees try to hold up the grand style by making service a part of their... More

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Mark B, Director of Food & Beverage at Driskill Grill, responded to this review

Hello fredvsr1945, We cannot thank you enough for sharing your kind words and special memories of the hotel, and more specifically, our signature cheese soup. We are always grateful to hear from loyal guests like yourself and hope you have an opportunity to join us again for lunch. More

Austin, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This used to be one of the best restaurants in the city, with excellent service and top-notch cuisine. Those days are long behind us now. The Driskill Grill is, unfortunately, one of those legacy restaurants. Because it is in a beautiful setting, and used to be fantastic, it is still sitting on the laurels earned long ago. My recommendation would... More

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Mark B, Director of Food & Beverage at Driskill Grill, responded to this review

Dear Lju3, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on the Driskill Grill, and sincerely apologize for any shortcomings you received during your last visit. I would be grateful to hear more about your specific experience, as it is guests like yourself that provide us with invaluable insights on how to improve our restaurant, and, by extension,... More

East Providence, Rhode Island
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The service by Erin was perfect. We didn't stay at the hotel, but wanted to eat somewhere nice. We were just walking 6th street and looking in all the restaurants until we saw this one. You could eat outdoors, so we were sold. I ordered a sandwich with chicken and cheese, I forgot what it was called, but I'm still... More

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Mark B, Director of Food & Beverage at Driskill Grill, responded to this review

Greetings from Austin, Deb C, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback on the 1886 Café and Bakery! The Roasted Chicken & Brie Melt is definitely a favorite of ours, and I am glad to hear you were able to sample some of our house-made pastries as well. We look forward to your return the next time you visit Austin. More

Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The place we intended to eat wasn't open at lunch time so we tried the Driskill Grill. The staff was very polite and the burger was fantastic. Their fries are also very impressive and delivered with a nice presentation. The only complaint I might have is that the actual room itself was pretty cramped and not easy to navigate without... More

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Mark B, Director of Food & Beverage at Driskill Grill, responded to this review

Hello Philip G, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on your recent lunch at 1886 Café, especially regarding the navigation of the restaurant. Your comments are noted and will serve as a helpful tool as we continue to improve the Café and our guests’ experiences. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your burger and... More

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