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Aquarelle
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Neighborhood: Downtown
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“Aquarelle had extremely...”
Reviewed March 12, 2009

Aquarelle had extremely good food across the appetizers and entrees. I understand that their menu changes over time. The food quality was very high and presented quite beautifully. The service was knowledgeable and attentive.

The major negative is that this restaurant is extremely expensive even for the food quality. IMHO if a restaurant has entrees @$30++ then everything better be great. The wine list was well-chosen with reasonable variety. Most wines were priced at 2X retail prices.

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English first
Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Best of the best”
Reviewed November 6, 2008

There aren't many five star restaurants in Austin, but seeing how Aquarelle got theirs is very easy. In my mind, it is easily the finest dining experience to be had in Austin, and perhaps in Texas.

I recommend any beef dish, especially their filets and tenderloins. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours to dine, and consider splurging on the chef's menu, a seven or eight course prix fixe marathon that must be experienced to be believed. And ask nicely if you can see the kitchen, it's a real treat to see fine French food come to life.

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“great place”
Reviewed August 23, 2008

great place

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“extremely romantic place...”
Reviewed July 27, 2008

extremely romantic place for a date

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“Bad atmosphere”
Reviewed July 25, 2008

Bad atmosphere

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