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“Underappreciated gem”

The Carillon Restaurant
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Ranked #427 of 3,738 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: MLK and Guadalupe
Transit: Located south of UT campus. Taxi stand located outside restaurant. Shuttle bus available for hotel guests.
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Underappreciated gem”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

A block from the U of Texas campus, this restaurant gets better all the time. Dinners are first rate - beef, chicken, fish - the service is competent, and the surroundings serene with tables spaced to permit quiet conversations.

  • Visited October 2012
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Denton
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Breakfast buffet.”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Ate the buffet for late breakfast and the food was cool and picked over. They get major brownie points for making pancakes for my son with type 1 diabetes without powdered sugar (their norm) and had sugar free syrup. The waitstaff was impeccable. For $16 a plate, go early!

Visited July 2012
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austin, texas
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The perfect "special occasion" restaurant”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Carillon has become the "special occasion" restaurant for my wife and me. We are even coming up with new "special occasions" to indulge in our delight with the service, decor and menu. The food is simply superb and making the evening all the better is the extremely well informed waitservice. Every recommendation has been spot-on.

  • Visited April 2012
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Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
339 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Nice drink menu...”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

We came here for a drink before dinner, and they have quite a selection of interesting and unique drinks. The staff was welcoming, the atmosphere light and the service very good.

  • Visited April 2012
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Texas
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Not quite meeting high expectations...”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

I love the architecture of this restaurant, it reminds me of beloved Alma Mater. Carillon is simply beautiful, perhaps one of the most beautiful restaurants I have been to. The menu changes frequently and offers a variety of artistically prepared dishes. I thought Carillon offered a good amount of compelling interesting dishes, but I didn't think they quite hit the mark as far as how they tasted. Some of the mussels were gritty and had a sandy component to them. The pork belly was competent. The sea bass was ok. I would try this place again, hopefully the food will match the quality of the location.

  • Visited April 2012
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