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#253 of 2,438 Restaurants in Austin


$31 - $50
American, Contemporary
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed their “Table d’hôte.” I had a kale salad, a chick pea entrée, and pecan pie with whipped cream and totally delicious sauce. My friend enjoyed a fingerling potato salad, beef entrée, and chocolate brownie dessert. David Bacon Bennett provided detailed...excellent service and we enjoyed our lunch outside in an exterior patio. Reservations are necessary. It is worth the trip for flavorful meals and beautiful presentation.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

This is a go-to place for people at UT because there aren't a lot of convenient options. The food is okay, the service usually okay (and definitely getting better), but wow is it expensive. We had four people at breakfast and the tab was $90!...No alcohol and one person only had oatmeal. Near as I can tell, everyone in the restaurant has a UT affiliation or is on some kind of expense account.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

The Carrillon is “hidden” inside the ATT Conference Center adjacent to the University of Texas. I was in a group of conferees waiting for a Lyft to go to a downtown restaurant. The Lyft never came so we decided to stay at the hotel and...dine at the Carrillon. Wow, what a good idea we had! The Carrillon is quite beautiful, lighted tastefully and comfortably appointed. We were immediately seated and almost as soon handed a wine menu and food menu. We had four people on our wait staff and they were all spectacular. As we sat down the conversation began. Lots of people who don’t see each other but once a year taking advantage of the occasion! Our wait staff were very accommodating even though it took four visits for us to finally begin to order wine and food. First the wine: We were conflicted about whether to order a sweet or dry wine so they brought both so that we could have a tasting. We chose the dry and it was excellent! Then came the food: We asked for recommendations and received really good ones: We began with starters: First was their “Hamachi Sushi”, which consisted of tuna with avocado, grapefruit brûlée, candied bacon crumbs and sea beans - delicious! We also ordered what is simply titled “Local Asparagus.” This dish included whole asparagus, shaved asparagus, chorizo, fried egg foam (really delicious) and asparagus. My main dish was the pan seared scallops. The scallops were perfectly seared and accompanied with numerous roasted vegetables, and a smear of what seemed to be carrot. We almost ordered desert but we received a complimentary desert drink from the bar which quenched both our sweet tooth and our desire for any more alcohol The Carrillon was a great experience in all ways. Great service, food, and drink!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019

I ate here awhile back and was sure I'd left a review (I didn't!!!). I am so sorry it has taken me this long. I had no idea there was such a gem of a restaurant within striking distance, and wanted to give them a...huge thumbs up from a very satisfied customer. The atmosphere was nice and quiet, and we were seated by a friendly hostess followed with service by a terrific waiter! I am pescatarian, and ordered the fish which was done to perfection. The first course of salad and last course of a luscious dark chocolate brownie warm and served with homemade whipped cream was just the thing to finish off the evening. I enjoyed the meal so much that I applauded the kitchen staff on my way out! It is so very seldom you find food that shows this much love. Kudos. Just kudos.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 16, 2019

I wholly affirm all the positive reviews for The Carillon. And I'll add that my husband and I were particularly impressed with the 5-star customer service. We often comment that customer service is a lost cause in America, but the staff here had us believing...again! Thanks for all the ways you made our 10-year anniversary dinner so special...especially for a couple of USC Trojans fans :)More

Date of visit: September 2019
Anita C, Guest Relations Manager at The Carillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the glowing 5-star review, and congratulations again! We hope you visit us again soon. We are willing to look past team loyalties inside the restaurant. :)

Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

We had appetizers, starters, entrées, and desserts. We were provided Italian sparkling rosé before we began to start our celebration. We selected a cheese board and crab rillette to begin and then had salads or other items as starters. I had a wonderful scallop entrée...which included a calcified heirloom carrot. I enjoyed it. My husband enjoyed a grilled red snapper. My husband liked his Lemon, Lemon, Lemon dessert and our friend enjoyed her selection. It was a fun evening.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Anita C, Guest Relations Manager at The Carillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Thank you for the review! You all picked some of our favorite dishes. We're glad you had a wonderful dinner and hope you visit us again!

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was terrible. This restuarant totally ruined our valentine's day with awful and disgusting food. We were forced to get the three course meals because that was the only options they offered. However, the appetizers, main courses and desserts were nasty and...over priced. A new york strip steak was too tough and it was completely covered with coffee grinds and big leaves. The sea bass was very fishy and did not taste good at all. Also the sea bass was completely covered by variety of vegetables that looked pathetic and burnt. We could not finish any of these dishes. It just seems like they were playing with foods. The dessert was the highlight of the three course meal because the cake was stiff, stale and the worst dessert i've ever had in my life. I felt like they hire anyone to be their waiters and waitresses. We certainly did not get the service that we deserved for $80 per person for 3 course meal. The foods were, again, absolutely disgusting, and we could not even eat half of the foods. Even though they gave us poor quality of meals and average service, they charged us mandatory 20% tip so we nearly paid over $100 per person. Their three course meal is extremely over priced and didn't worth every penny that they charged for. I would've had a way better quality food with this much money anywhere else. We wouldn't recommend this restaurant to any people unless they are my worst enemies.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Six of us went to the Carillon for dinner last night, and all of us were disappointed. Although most of us had been there in the past with very positive memories, last night was a poor showing on the restaurant's part. None of our dinners...came with the excellence we had remembered. Someone suggested that maybe the restaurant had a new chef and that accounted for the change. My fish was mushy. I had the feeling that it had been cooked, but held for awhile while the other dishes for our table were readied. The scallops, which were fresh, were cooked in an unappealing sauce. Each of my dinner partners talked about how the combination of flavors of their dishes just didn't work. Service was slow but pleasant. Perhaps the slowness was due to the kitchen being very busy with a banquet in a private dining room nearby. I won't go back soon.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Anita C, Public Relations Manager at The Carillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello, Annie8530! We are disappointed to read your review and we'll be sure to discuss ways to improve in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

The buffet here was lovely. We had our choice of hot dishes like veggies, and shepard's pie and fish, along with a wonderful salad bar that had grilled veggies, everything for salad, meats, breads and cheeses for sandwiches, and more

Date of visit: September 2018
Anita C, Public Relations Manager at The Carillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for the review, Stephanie! We hope you visit us again!

Reviewed August 17, 2018

Located at the AT&T Executive Center. Very nice place for breakfast or a breakfast meeting. I was in a hurry and the staff was able to serve me quickly and get the check to me.

Date of visit: July 2018
Anita C, Public Relations Manager at The Carillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

We're pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience! We hope you visit us again.

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May 4, 2017|
Response from Anita C | Property representative |
There are a variety of dishes on the Bubbles and Bites menu, including a cheese board, appetizers, and a burger. See the Bubbles & Bites (Bar) menu on The Carillon website.
April 11, 2016|
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Response from Anita C | Property representative |
Hello! You can find the full dinner menu here: thecarillonrestaurant . com/#cuisine. The menu changes based on the season and availability of ingredients. Our chefs are always creating something new! Updates are made to the... More
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The Carillon Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5