Arro
Arro

Arro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://arroaustin.com/
  • Phone: 5129922776x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Curren, Mary Catherine Curren
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nueces
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Arro
Arro is the latest endeavor from ELM Restaurant Group (24 Diner, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden). At the helm of this casual French spot is ELM’s executive chef/partner, Andrew Curren, accompanied by his wife, pastry chef Mary Catherine Curren.

The focus of Chef Drew’s kitchen is a wood-fired grill, and he will continue his philosophies of preparing all food to exacting standards in house and incorporating local and organic products whenever possible. This commitment has earned him many accolades from local press as well as mentions in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit and Saveur magazines. Mary Catherine and her team will craft a thoughtful menu of both traditional and seasonal desserts on site, and bread will be baked fresh daily at Easy Tiger.

The exclusively French wine list was curated by two master sommeliers: Craig Collins and Devon Broglie. Classic apéritifs and handcrafted cocktails, as well as a thoughtful selection of beers, are available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Arro reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (128)notable wine list (102)special occasion (86)romantic (77)hot spot (54)neighborhood gem (52)vibrant bar scene (42)good for groups (32)late-night find (29)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Excellent All Around!
    redmarissa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A girlfriend and I visited Arro with a reservation through Open table late ona Saturday night. We both chose the $25 3 course option and shared amongst ourselves. Each dish was amazing. We had the Herb Salad, Lobster Bisque, Mussels, and two desserts. I had a couple of signature martini's and we couldn't have been happier. Our server was great! He was on top of everything, and never left us wanting for a refill, a napkin, or a fork. The manager (I presume) checked in on us too. It was a fantastic experience, and I plan to go back and sample their regular menu sometime very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aug Review
    getoutmore
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We loved our night out. The waiter - David - was very attentive and helpful in making suggestions. However, we wondered if he were trying to "sell" certain things on the menu rather than just recommending them. So, might want to be a bit more careful with that...Overall - excellent. He was also doing a great job training his assistant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a great time on our anniversary. The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. You HAVE to have something off of the bread pairings menu. I recommend the Chef's board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise and food
    Frank
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service and food are very good but the noise level is unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful experience
    yumnoms
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Beautiful restaurant...loved the ambiance. The food was extraordinary! Even our simplest dish, herb salad, was surprisingly delicious...so refreshing! We received some of the best service ever. Brandon was exceptional...very knowledgeable and so pleasant. I would absolutely recommend the place :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • An amazing dinner!
    VfromAustin
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My family went to Arro for my birthday dinner. The service was amazing. Our waiter was very helpful with the wine and meal selections, and was spot on. The food was inventive and beautiful. We all got the 3 course prix fixe meal, which is an incredible value. And we also tried two of the cheese pairings. Love this place, will definitely be back. Only slight negative is that there was a large party in the garden room that was a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super food and Wines
    MidlandVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Try Arro. Flounder was terrific, the arugula with seasonal peaches salad was great. Had Kronenbourg 1664 beer on tap. Only drawback were the poor acoustics made the room very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Favorite french food in town
    Chiroextraordinaire
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've had great experiences in both our visits to Arro. The service, the food, the drinks etc. Will definitely return this winter when they bring back the beef bourguignon, my favorite. On recent visit had the a cheese platter with delicious butters and breads. Steak frites was good, fries were awesome. Top notch, friendly waiter who helped us make solid beer and wine and choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I will go back to Arro.
    jayfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Happy hour at Arro is great, but it gets very noisy fast. There is a patio so I'll ask for table there next time. The prices are good and the service great. Just very loud when it gets full. Lots of bar business.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food is better than the service
    tinkerdudeVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    What this restaurant lacked in service, it made up in the quality of the food. Our dinner was good and tasty. The service was below par. The waiter was incomprehensible at times and we had barely started our bread plate with accouterments when he brought out the starters. I pointed out that he was early and that there wasn't much room left on the tiny dinner table but that didn't deter him and he somehow managed to stack it on there. Fortunately we finished those dishes before the main course came but I'm sure he would have found a way to stack those up as well if needed. The ambiance is noisy, the furniture is uncomfortable, the dining tables are too small, but the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful evening
    superfoodfanatx
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Arro was so receptive and willing to go above and beyond to make our dinner special. We came in earlier and preselected a few bottles of wine (Scott Ota is fantastic and I truly recommend a conversation with him if it pertains to wine). We happened to arrive early and our table was already set and the champagne was chilled and awaiting us upon seating. Rian was a phenomenal server and knowledgeable about the entire menu as well as continuing on Scott's fantastic wine selections to pair with our meal. We left full and happy and all seven agreed that we will be returning in the very near future. Congrats Elm Restaurant group on another great spot in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    GlobalsurfVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for the food and were not disappointed. The service was excellent. Great charcuterie board followed by duck and tuna. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impresses all of the senses
    Lovearro
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Amazing dining experience that impressed all of the senses. A very warm thank you to the very gracious host and all of the staff. Our girl night out was extra special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome
    AUSTX
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Arro is consistently an amazing dining experience. Thanks to the truly talented chef, the flavors and presentation of the food are professionally perfect. Arro is known for its great selection of wines carefully selected by two well known Somms who are on the floor nearly all the time to help with selection and enhance the enjoyment of the whole experience. We seldom get dessert; however, if you skip this at Arro you are missing out as it has an amazingly talented pastry chef presenting some delightful mixes of sweet endings. Of course, no matter how good the food and the wine are its Arro's friendly and efficient servers that pull it all together for fine, yet casual dining, in a beautiful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Turbo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We ate at Arro to celebrate a very special occasion. The food and service were both spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining experience
    dpkatx
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Three cheers for Arro! Not only was the food outstanding, our server Brandon was a quite possibly the best I have encountered. We enjoyed a cheese board, then followed that up with a delicious lobster bisque. For our entrees we had the roasted chicken and the grilled quail, both of which were amazing. Flavorful and prefectly cooked. Overall, we would highly recommend Arro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Marta
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. The place needs just to have maintenance on the AC, since the temperature was a little bit high
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner Spot on West 6th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved the pork here and the Niçoise salad and Steak Frittes are fantastic. I was looking for a pretty cool, hip place with good food and also a bar. Great ambiance here as well. Our waiter was nice, but not very good, other than that everything was fantastic! Great drinks too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food, above average service
    HungryRunner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was not anything memorable. Everything we had was good but not great. The service we received was outstanding from the hostess/greeters to wait staff. Everyone was nice and knowledgeable of the menu. Would enjoy going back to Arro for the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food - a little pricey
    ATXaggieVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was very pleased at the look/feel of the restaurant - open, airy, sexy. Menu was appealing with many things I wanted to try. Food prices seemed reasonable until I was served the portion. $9 lobster bisque soup, $10 peach salad that was LITERALLY 1/2 a peach and some lettuce. $26 duck breast that was just about a 4oz portion. I will go back, but maybe as an entree-only option, because to be full, it's quite the financial commitment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French food
    Pizzawarrior
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very delicious and light summer meal. The wine list is of note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arro Experience
    TheKings
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our first time to dine there and it exceeded our expectations, but I shouldn't have expected anything less from Craig and April Collins! They definitely have a winner with Arro!! Congratulations Craig and April!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed the food and wine at Arro, our first time there, but it was very noisy and not just from the two families with children we were adjacent to. We were in the "garden" area. I would hesitate to go back on a weekend night or I might try it but very early (then again, that's when the small children might be there). We were comped a dessert because of the noise but we had already ordered dessert ….
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Love the restaurant ! Food and service was excellent! It is just the noise level that was not pleasant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Arro
    Out2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We booked a table on the recommendation of a foodie friend and we're very pleased. We liked everything about Arro from the atmosphere to the menu. Our dinner was excellent. The food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious French Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife an I went here for my birthday and it was wonderful. Typical French fare done outstandingly well. Their Lobster bisque was probably the best I've had. They feature breads, meats, and cheeses from Easy Tiger, which means all three are amazing. The waitstaff was impeccable, attending to our needs before we noticed, being present without overbearing. The Seafood Stew was great! Profiteroles are a must-have.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheese with that Wine
    Nannerini
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The happy hour offering is amazing! Superb French wine at palatable prices; half off all glasses, cheese and bread between 5 and 7. We didn't opt for herb butter after ordering bread for two, and so we were pleasantly surprised with the house whipped butter that paired perfectly with a baguette from Easy Tiger. I've had the Smoked Trout salad twice, probably the best salad I've ever laid a fork into. And without much of a sweet tooth, the Almond cake proved to be a great choice for dessert...just the right amount of sugar and plenty of flavor. The service was both comfortable and professional...each glass of wine was poured at the table and we were informed that a sommelier was on hand if we had any questions. Parfait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arro hit the bulls eye!
    ExpatAustinite
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My dinner at Arro was the most memorable dining experience I have experienced in Austin, and the best in the past year or two! From the initial contact with the server, right through to the final drop of wine the experience was truly exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant without reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Drinks at Arro
    Arro
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We started off with the chef's board which is 1/2 off during happy hour. The board was a thoughtful blend of rustic breads, creamy Brie and other meaty offerings with whipped butter and rhubarb jelly. We also tried the decadent roasted duck which is a must try. Save room for dessert! What better way to end a meal with a glass of their Malbec paired with the chocolate pot de creme. Our waitress was friendly, timely and knowledgeable about the food and wine menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bustling & loud, but very good
    MPecksniff
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Arro appears to be enjoying that peak in popularity that new places often reach. The main room was VERY loud. Fortunately, the smaller glassed in sunroom area was much better, although it got louder as more patrons were seated there. So much for the white glove critique. Our waitress, Monica, I think, was a total sweetheart. Friendly, attentive, informed and informing. The sea stew is exquisite, with unique and subtle flavors. The amberjack was good, but inadequately attired on the plate. Monica's recommendation re the bubbly was a winner; the choice of red wine by the glass was acceptable. Arro could offer more choices of wine by the glass. All the wines are French. We will return. We found parking on the street within two blocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Happy Hour
    SenorHuba
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great new summer happy hour. Great food, super wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date spot
    Suit
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My girlfriend celebrated our first anniversary here, and they made it a great experience. I highly recommend Arro for anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    Margarita
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to Arro to celebrate my husbands birthday and happened upon their own 1 year anniversary celebration. The dinner special they were offering was fantastic. The food was wonderful as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KimHow
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great service from server as well as Som! He was very accommodating of my wine requests and allowed me to taste a variety if wines. Chef s's board was delicious, enjoyed the bread from Easy Tiger. Tartare was the best I've had in Austin, well seasoned and great quality. Trout salad fell flat in comparison. I would say the fish was over salted. Dessert was ok. Pastry seemed dry and cream seemed old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great.
    WacoMissy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been to Arro twice before and loved it. We had an enjoyable night on our last visit. The appetizers were great! We were a little disappointed with our entrees. I had the seafood stew and it was definitely good, but not as good as I had remembered (maybe that was me). My husband had the pork and felt it was bland and needed more. Our daughter had the Croque Madame and absolutely loved it!!! Beware it is really loud!!! Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best...
    AtxFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have never had a bad experience at Arro. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant enough in nature to make it a great date or special occasion place. Let the waitstaff help guild you in choosing a cheese, bread, charcuterie board as a starter - You won't be disappointed. The wine list is second only to the knowledgeable and friendly somms. I can't say enough positive things about Arro - It is our go to restaurant when people visit, we are celebrating a special occasion, or just want a really memorable date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sherry
    SherryVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Arro is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are wonderful. It's a real "foodie" spot, but not fussy. We are repeat customers and will continue to be customers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • finetuner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent hi end restaurant on the edge of downtown, 6th and nueces. Entrees include duck, quail, pork loin as well as the usual suspects. Good wine list. My only slight quibble is they charge for bread. Valet parking $8
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early evening dinner
    bksqrd
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I took my 83 year old mother for an early dinner. The food was great, the service excellent. The only problem was the noise level interfered with her hearing aids. She does not eat a lot and was thrilled with the $25 three course meal. It was just the right amount of food for her and let her try several dishes, including the profiteroles for dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best ...
    foodie4ever
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've been to Arro many times ... this was the best!! Food and service, excellent. Noise level moderate, not a problem in most of the insude seating. We included a special request with the Open Table reservation, and it was obvious they had the request and fulfilled it. Arro is definitely one of my Top 5 in Austin, I'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate