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34th Street Cafe

1005 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705-2008
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Ranked #557 of 3,116 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Café
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very good service. Had Chicken Picatta ($18)and half-portion of Bucatini ($13), and split a Caesar salad ($8) - all very good. Unique dressing on Caesar - served over long pieces of Romaine (not torn). Finished with Black & white cake ($8), which was excellent, but pretty small, so felt priced $1 to $2 high. Two glasses of wine (Pinot and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a very small, not so typical cafe. It has an uppity feel with a private atmosphere. With that being said, I did feel out of place by bringing my infant son with me, but the owner or manager helped to ease my discomfort by visiting the table and interacting with him. The menu for lunch and dinner are... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I recently had to be near the Seton hospital for a family member ... I was so pleased to find a nice restaurant with locally sourced foods, an interesting menu and California wines. Decor is simple and comfortable, service was friendly and food was excellent - highly recommend this gem.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Not going to wow you necessarily, and that is okay. Friendly greeting, place has a nice, warm, albeit fairly simple (but cozy, could almost be romantic in places) feel. Nice menu, that changes and offers something for everyone. Consistently good food, nice wine choices, and always attentive, friendly service (which makes you want to go back sooner than later).

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My partner, her vegetarian daughter and I visited 34th Street the first time for dinner a few nights ago. So this is a dinnertime only review. When we first entered we were encouraged by the cleanliness, modern decor, and ambiance of the dining area and by the friendly welcome we received. After settling in at our table, we were also... More

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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My wife and I had a great lunch at 34th Street Café last week. The service is outstanding and very attentive. I had chicken piccata with mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables while my wife had salmon salad. The food was well prepared and tasty. We really enjoyed this place but the atmosphere is quite noisy.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very attentive service. Was hosting recruits and good vibe. Food was very very good. Would like to go back when I could savor it!

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Austin, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you've read many of my reviews of Austin restaurants, you'll see one of my common complaints is the lack of good service - BUT not here! BEST SERVICE so far!!! I visited during the busy lunch hour and ordered (at the counter) the veggie sandwich - I was enticed by the olive tapanade - $7.49 along with a Diet... More

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Austin, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

35th Street Cafe is one of those comfortable places that those of us who live here like to visit. The food and wine are good and the price is right. This time my friend and I shared small plates. The pork belly shouldn't be missed, although the shrimp and grits could have used a little more spice and a little... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

After loving the flavors of the Food Truck foods, and digging Austin, this restaurant which was a bit hard to find and which appears to be a neighborhood favorite, is a bit of a disappointment. I enjoyed my meal but knew that I could have gotten the same meal on the East coast or the West coast. The fish I... More

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