We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent local sourced food-” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lenoir

Lenoir
1807 S First, Austin, TX 78704
512-215-9778
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Lenoir is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #50 of 3,160 Restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent local sourced food-”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Really nice little restaurant that serves very clean, creative dishes made with mostly local ingredients and organic. All fixed price with choices of 3 or more dishes in each category. Really enjoyed the Sunday fixed price meal with lovely choices. They change their weekly menu and it is worth every penny. Their wine list looked good although I do not drink wine anymore. Cozy atmosphere and feels like you are dining in your best friends home, and they are excited to share these interesting dishes with you!!! I will be back MANY MORE TIMES!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

63 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    10
    6
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Great all four times - best food in Austin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have now been to Lenoir four times. It was absolutely fantastic all four times. Everything about it is great. First, the menu concept itself. It is fixed price at $35 but you choose any three items you want from four groups of offerings (field, sea, land and dream). Yes, this means you could choose three desserts (AKA Dream) if you wanted to. The next great thing about the food is that it is locally sourced and changes frequently. The atmosphere is charming, even cozy. The place is very small and has a decor that I can best explain as Shabby Chic. There are only a few four top tables and one large table in the center of the room. The first time we went, there were just two of us and we sat at the bar. It was great. The service was outstanding all four times. We will plan to go back at least once per month if not more. The value for the money is amazing. Best food in Austin.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A complete and wonderful dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The tiny dining room was filled with happy people, snug and filled with the joy of being so well fed in a place where the entire staff was excited about being there. One of the owners was the front, the other was in the kitchen; both were totally committed to producing the best possible culinary experience for every one of their diners. The food was local and seasonal; the wait staff glad to explain the source for each element of a dish and how it was prepared. Lenoir, with just one very memorable meal, became one of our new favorite places in Austin.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, GA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“excellent locally sourced and seasonal food at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

What a unique concept! You choose 3 items from among 4 groups of offerings and the price is $35! The food is interesting and delicious. We couldn't decide who had out ordered whom! Each person was sure that he had ordered best. Though the restaurant is very small and the seating is not the most comfortable, we all had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return. A fun and reasonably priced dinner.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great locally sourced menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a 3 course price fix menu at $35. Chef Todd cooks up some delectable dishes. You pic 3 dishes from 4 categories. Served in a former home on S. 1st. He shops the farms, Boggy Creek and Springdale Farms (I see him all the time.)

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lenoir also viewed

 

Been to Lenoir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lenoir, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.