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Arro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://arroaustin.com/
  • Phone: (512) 992-2776
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great new summer happy hour. Great food, super wine!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My girlfriend celebrated our first anniversary here, and they made it a great experience. I highly recommend Arro for anyone."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My friend and I go around monthly to all the great, new places around Austin to try and ARRO was one of our best experiences. The food was wonderful, the server was observant and friendly, the pace of the meal was perfect. I was very pleased with everything and would reccomend to friends."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was our first experience at ARRO after several recommendations by friends. We loved it and will return. The service was excellent as well as the food."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We routinely dine out in downtown Austin, and I have fond memories of Arro, particularly when it first opened. Love the genuinely brasserie-type bar - it has perfect lighting and sleek ambiance. This time around, we had a great bottle of well-priced St. Emilion - my favourite region, but everything else was pretty...mundane. The steak frites - an easy win - was boring at best, pre-sliced and artlessly arranged. Mine was certainly over-cooked. The frites were limp and unremarkable. The butter that accompanied the bread was an artisan's treat, but all told, our tab was $200.00. We habitually overtip, but there are only two of us - making this trip to Arro decidedly unenthusiastic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous. Waitstaff was super attentive, food was delicious (charcuterie and bone marrow tops), the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Would definitely return for any special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We got there on the tail end of happy hour to get great pre-dinner drinks. All at the table chose the 3 course meal. I had the tart, croque provencal w/ an egg on top. The tart was a puff pastery w goat cheese and veggies. Was a nice opener to the meal. The sandwich was fantastic, great egg and fresh veggies and cheese in it . The dessert I chose was was the pot de creme w/ brandy sauce. SO rich and delish! Definitely want to come back here again! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fantastic food. Attentive staff. But not a quiet place."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was good. Don't like that they charge for bread. Had a sarcastic and non attentive male server. He ruined the evening. Please try better arro and we typically like your place."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were extremely satisfied with the food and service. All is all everything was wonderful. I am giving Arro 4 out of 5 because the seating was uncomfortable. I would prefer to give a 4.95 but the system won't let me ;)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Knowledgeable staff, sommelier, quality food. The bread/cheese board was homemade and delicious. The trout salad wasn't outstanding, average tasting and looking. The herb tart lacked flavor and a bit dry. Usually food a bit fresher/flavorful. Overall, I feel it is a good experience and would recommend"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great interpretation of bistro cuisine. Nice wine list, great prices, notable desserts. Chocolate tart rules."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The menu is very straight forward, but that made ordering easy. The food wasn't spectacular, but it was affordable and appetizing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I requested a quiet romantic table. We were seated in between three rowdy happy hour groups of women in their 20's. When I asked for a different table, I was told they couldn't move us even though I could see other available tables. In the future, I'm going to LaV for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "2nd visit to ARRO. Great wine list. Good food. Dimple bistro fare that is consistent and delicious."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Staff were a little overly attentive. Less than 20% full and getting loud toward the end. They could use some padding on the floors/walls. Sole negative was the obvious lack of a dress code. Couple at the next table over looked as if they were digging ditches all day long."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We really love the atmosphere here, but the food is just ok. The lobster bisque is really good, but everything else lacks pizazz or imagination, is under-seasoned, and the servings are very minimal. I almost never ask for salt and pepper in a nice restaurant, but for this one it was necessary. The presentations lack heart, as well. They do have a great bar and it's a lovely place, so we're thinking if we find ourselves there again we'll just sit at the bar and we'll order starters only."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Outstanding Wine list, very good french cuisine. Need a bit more creativity in the recipes to get stars but the products are excellent and that is the base many restaurants are missing. A solid "Go and Dine there with your date;-)""
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is one of those spots that you go to every once in a while, but you always look forward to visiting again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Arro must have been Cupid's because we loved this place! The staff was accommodating, attentive and knowledgeable, the food was inventive and delectable, and the atmosphere was lively but comfortable. Everyone in our party of five had something different from the bar and the menu, and each of us raved that ours was the best. I will definitely return soon and recommend it to others!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and service were OK, but my wife and I both wear hearing aids and the noise level, even in the "quiet part" was so high as to make it almost impossible to understand the wait staff or each other."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our drinks were okay, but the food made an impression (fresh, vibrant-colored salads, beautifully presented apps and perfectly seasoned) and the patio was so pretty and pleasant. Perfect catch-up happy hour with a girlfriend."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love everything about Arro: food, drink, decor, and especially the service. Lobster bisque is consistently delicious."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing and Monica made us feel like we were the only ones there."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Arro. We had a wonderful time, the meal was exquisite, service impeccable, and the drinks and wine list were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will be back again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We spent a big sum of money, but the food wasn't worth it. If I'm going to drop three digits, it should be amazing."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed wine, cheese and food but the restaurant would not let us eat cupcakes we brought in for a friends birthday without paying a $5 per person cake fee... Thought that was a little snooty and I've never had that problem at other nice restaurants in Austin. That was disappointing..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Arro. It should be noted that we went early and had a toddler, so the restaurant was not busy, so I can't say what the noise level is usually like. But for a 6pm meal, it was pretty quiet. We had great service - very attentive, friendly, and efficient. The food was excellent. We had the bread and charcuterie (the duck salami with orange was wonderful). I had the steak frites and my husband had the lamb chops. Both were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Wine was excellent. One of our new favorite spots!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were delighted--great service, interesting menu, and terrific food. Relaxed, attentive atmosphere. We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014