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Austin Street Bistro

117 East Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-9700
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Ranked #3 of 27 restaurants in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
tyler, texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Third time we have eaten here. Definitely the highlight of your trip to Jefferson. Great selection of entrees and remarkable home made desserts. Entertaining to watch your food prepared in the tiny kitchen which is right by the tables. The waitresses appear to double as cooks.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This quaint little restaurant is very appealing to the eyes. The salad and bread I really enjoyed. I had the Shrimp Scampi over angel hair pasta w/a garlic basil cream sauce. The amount of sauce was over kill and the meal was pretty bland. It wasn't bad, just wasn't great. The kitchen is in plain view and I sat and... More

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Aledo, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved the atmosphere. Service was very good. Husband had the shrimp scampi which was heavenly. I tried the rooster skin. It was so good, but enough food to feed two or three people. Would definately return.

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Texarkana, TX
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We tried to eat here on a Wednesday night. The hours read open till 8:00. However, we strolled in at 7:45 and they did not want to stay open to serve us (which is understandable). We went back to eat there the next day, and it was okay. The food was not what we expected from the description on the... More

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Jefferson, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This quiet little bistro is a pleasant surprise. Nestled next to the touristy General store, it offers a quiet, relaxed dining experience. Chef Jean will be by to ask about your meal. Interesting well thought out menu that even an appetizer can be a meal. Excellent desserts. The warm rolls with maple butter makes you want to just eat those.

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Longview, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The prices are above average but their food is something out of Europe. It is delicious and I ate almost every bite. Some of the best food if not the best we had in Jefferson. Hours are odd seem to get there when it is closed of late. Love this place if open GO!

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great atmosphere which only made eating experience even better! Food was FABULOUS!!!! Fresh, Fresh, Fresh and out of this world flavor! Good portions and prices.

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Irving, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We ate at Austin Street Bistro for lunch choosing lighter fare from their wonderful menu. My husband and I had not been there before but very much enjoyed the great tasting soups and sandwiches. We also stopped by that evening for a slice of cake which was equally good.

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Richardson, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went based on the reviews here on trip advisor. Sadly, we found that it's quite overrated. The 4 microwaves stacked in the back should have been my first clue. The service was slow because the very young staff was too busy talking, texting, and chasing each other out of the restaurant. The salad was decent, and the bread was... More

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Cypress, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We ate dinner last week in the Austin Street Bistro. We had had a heavy lunch so we were seeking a light meal. Their menu is very flexible and offers a wide range of dining choices. We both were able to find just what appealed to us that evening. The building ambiance is great and service was attentive but not... More

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