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Driskill Grill

Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
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Ranked #286 of 3,115 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $31 - $50
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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64 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love the Driskill. The hotel and the bar area is such a fun spot to visit. That said, brunch here was very blah. The menu items were very normal. All of which I could've gotten at a diner. Nothing special. Drinks were cheap though which is worth something. But service was crazy slow. We were a group of 14... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food is suburb, but more than that, the hotel is a landmark. Leave yourself plenty of time for drinks in the lobby of the original hotel (not the "new" portion added about 100 years ago).

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here for our last dinner in Austin and to have a romantic evening out. First off I will say the place is beautiful!! I did love the atmosphere so I was excited about that. However, absolutely not worth the amount of money we spent on that dinner! We spent $300 on dinner and I was... More

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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