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Congress Restaurant

#582 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary
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201 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4021 (Second Street)
+1 512-827-2760
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Food was good. Felt the wine pairing was a little off. Nice waiters and beautiful restaurant. Next time will order off the menu and chose my wine. The cheese course was a total miss for us on the tasting menu but the rest of the dishes were excellent except for the wine pairing on a few of them.

Thank Tracy N
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

We celebrate our Anniversary In this restaurant and it was really great place for this special occasion . Wonderful menu, amazing service. Our hostes greeting us with complimentary glass of campaign and was very attentive during all dinner. Food presentation was excellent , wine selection was also perfect. We were so lucky to find this restaurant during our short visit... More 

Thank Natasha I
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

Amazing food experience for the foodie! The pairing course was beautifully paired and I highly recommend for a date night!

Thank Teresa S
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has amazing food, a great sommelier and an understated upscale experience. It's not trendy, the wait staff are down to earth and fun, the food is unusual without being pretentious and each bite is a bit of an adventure. We are both wine lovers but let the sommelier recommend a pairing with our food choices and the wine... More 

Thank sharon m
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great restaurant, wonderful prix fix menu. Portion size is reasonable, not a place for volume but for quality eaters. Wonderful place for a small business dinner ( 4 people ) or a date night. Would strongly recommend if you happen to be in downtown austin.

Thank hausenpepper
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2015

Chef David Bull is amazing. This my third visit and I am always taken for a ride is the real land of great cuisine. The menu is changing with the season and this is the plus if you want to taste what nature is producing. I always take the menu a la carte, even if the portion seems small for... More 

Thank Jean M
Park City, Utah
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347 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2015

Service was great. Had the gazpacho - this was very unique and had some great flavors in it. Definitely worth repeating! Also the salmon with pork belly - this had great flavor, some unique textures from the sides, nice mix of vegies and rice - salmon was cooked perfect. It was a eclectic menu with some creative options on there.... More 

Thank Travels-with-Michael
Dana Point, California
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2015

this place is probably one of the single best meals i have had in my life. it is pricey but just a wonderful dining experience.

Thank tommy v
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. All the food was superb, sometimes surprising and wonderfully served. The atmosphere was relaxing, semi formal not too stuffy

Thank Jim K
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

I selected this restaurant as I need a location that was in somewhat close proximity to the Paramount Theatre for a show to follow. Since we had plans afterwards, we decide that it would be best to order a la carte as opposed to the tasting menu. I would surmise that the tasting would be even more amazing. You will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4021
    (Second Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-827-2760

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?