Bartlett's
Bartlett's
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Bartlett's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bartlettsaustin.com/
  • Phone: 5124517333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 10:45am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Arik Skot Williams
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burnet Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bartlett's
Bartlett’s has been serving Austin with consistently high quality food and exceptional service for over 20 years. Locally owned and operated since 1990, we offer something for everyone in your party. Fresh fish flown in daily, steaks hand cut in house, signature salads, along with some of the best burgers and sandwiches anywhere. We offer over 20 wines by the glass, along with locally brewed beers, and a full bar.
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Bartlett's reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Accomadates special needs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    I want to thank especially the manager Eric and waitress Tanya. We had an unexpected visitor from out of state and the only day she could be with us was that date. Unfortunately, I had scheduled months before a certain medical procedure that required me to eat nothing but clear liquids. SO I took my packet of instant chicken broth and they were kind enough to make it up for me and serve me two bowls of it while my husband and our guest ate heartily and well. Although it is not a "gourmet"/high end restaurant, the food is always good here, so it is reliable. We go often with an elderly friend and they are always accommodating to his needs as well. Excellent value for the money.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good atmosphere,good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    Good food, good atmosphere,good service. A little pricey for what used to be a Houston's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After UT game with college friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We are huge Bartlett's fans. Everything was great, with the acception of service. Our wait person for got to replenish drinks and if noted us at times. She seemed nervous. Maybe it was just a bad day for her.your wait staff is usually excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Great food with an abundant selection of specials. Special selections allowed to mix a few things on the menu such as crabcakes and a mini sirloin. Food was great and the ambiance was prefect for some much needed one-on-one time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting very pricy, apparently
    MR00
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Getting very pricy, apparently just in the past few years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites, if not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    One of my favorites, if not number one for me, in Austin. That said, bar items not up to par Wed.,too biter as was the key lime pie, way too biter. A little disappointed. Ribs amazing as always. Ate there Oct 2nd and martinis superb. Bartender not as good Wed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great, service was
    AustinFoodLover
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    Food was great, service was good, but a bit "stuffy." It's a good place for business lunches. Would be a good place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for what it offers
    RexLucis
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    This restaurant offers an improved and creatively updated selection of classic American cuisine food. It's definitely not going to "wow" a foodie, though. Also, there seems to be an air of pretentiousness in the staff's attitude, perhaps because the restaurant is on the expensive side. Please, give me a break - it's a restaurant in a shopping mall, in Austin, not London. It certainly wasn't good enough to make me want to go back there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a business lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2012
    Good for a business lunch. Lighting could be better in the restaurant. Food is always exceptional.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been getting the ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    We've been getting the ribs at Bartlett's for years - our favorite! This was the first time that they were tough. The wait staff replaced them and then they were perfect. Also, the Coke and Diet Coke were flat this time. We asked for replacements but they were flat too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was warm and
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    The restaurant was warm and had a nice atmosphere. The food was pretty good. The service was good, not phenomenal but good. I think our waitress was new. But overall it was a nice place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service during lunch seems
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    The service during lunch seems to not be as attentive as during dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have dined at Bartlett's
    TriangleDining
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I have dined at Bartlett's several times over the past decade and the restaurant continues to offer exceptional food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Since we had not dined at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Since we had not dined at the original "Houston's" restaurant in many, many years due to change or residence years ago - we've returned to find out the name change. Everything that we had was superb, just as expected. We were elated to know that only the name had changed. We had the salad with hot bacon dressing, tortilla soup, spinach and artichoke dip, prime rib and the chocolate brownie dessert - all was as expected! Thank you, luckily it was OU weekend therefore the crowd was minimal at 7:30pm Friday night! Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Same great food and service
    VisitingSF
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We had not been back to this restaurant since they changed their name from Houston's to Bartlett's. That is a shame, because it was one of the best meals and service I have had recently and they still had my favorite, the grilled artichoke on the menu. We will definitely be going back more often. Food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dining choice
    cmorfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    The smoked salmon was excellent. The surf and turf was exquisite. Perfect portion size and cooked to perfection. The steak was so tender I could cut it with my fork,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Times they are a changing...
    Fgrider
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Ok, I've been dining here for over 20 years (Houston's and Bartletts), so clearly it's a good restaurant, but... I stuck with them when they made the transition from Houston's to Bartletts. Recently, I've noticed a significant creep up in price, but that's ok. I can control what I order, but with the tab regularly exceeding $100 for four without drinks or dessert, it's getting a bit pricey for my pay grade. During the last trip we asked for four artichokes instead of the three that are normally served. In the past, no big deal. This trip it was an extra $5. My daughter got a refill on her milk. At $3 for the first round, it was a bit shocking to get charged another $3 for a refill. So, I'll paid it, but I won't forget it..
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  • Consistently good!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Bartlett's is consistently good. My wife and I have been going there for years (since it was Houston's before). The menu is just as good or better than when it was Houston's. The spinach artichoke dip is a classic appetizer, but the smoked salmon is incredible as well. You can never go wrong with the prime rib french dip sandwich, it's expensive for a sandwich, but it's ridiculously good. Their market fish has always been good. Most recently, I had a swordfish that was topped with some rock shrimp and was paired with a wilted spinach - it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    When a waiter can make things happen at your table and you don't even notice things coming and going, you have got top rated service. The artichokes (smoky butter) are outstanding and a real treat for something "out of the norm." We even commented on how nice it is to go to a restaurant and not have to scream to have a conversation. It was awesome! The food, the atmosphere and the service combo make it a superior restaurant to many who lack the attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Amazing. Been going for over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Amazing. Been going for over a year on a regular basis, always love the meal and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Swordfish on a sandwich. Great
    EatsOutTooOftenVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Swordfish on a sandwich. Great idea. Great execution. The pickle and fresh tomato provide the perfect compliment. Long time favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was MIA; didn't refill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Waiter was MIA; didn't refill water glasses and appeared too busy to have much patience with us as patrons. Food was OK but expect higher quality food and service for the price.
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  • Excellent food, wine and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Excellent food, wine and service! Pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bartlett's *never* disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Bartlett's *never* disappoints. They are hands down my favorite fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service...remi
    NormVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Great food and great service...reminded me of the Hustons restaurants that are in Houston, Tx.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 14th birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    pricey. ceasar salad outstanding. both had prime rib. Would have loved a roll served with dinner at that price. waiter made my granddaughter feel special on her 14th birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening, but would have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Great evening, but would have preferred a larger table for two.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the veggie burger, shoestring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    I had the veggie burger, shoestring fries, and an apple-walnut cobbler. It was all quite heavenly. The only gripe I had was the fact that the burger patty didn't hold together very well. If not for the fork and knife combo on hand, eating the burger would've been something of a task after the first few bites. Other than that, I've no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great! Went for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Food was great! Went for a romantic dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the dinner selections and the quality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Food and staff were very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Food and staff were very good. Will recommend to friends and family.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    cmorfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Excellent food and service. Always consistent in food service and food presentation. Most important food tastes exquisite ! Yumm
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was great as always. Keep
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    It was great as always. Keep up the great flavor and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ordered salads Salads should
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Ordered salads Salads should be dressed with dressing not swimming in dressing. Waitress was in too big a hurry for us to order and leave. Not all "out to lunchers" are rushing back to work.
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  • Our server, Jacob, was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Our server, Jacob, was fantastic. We've told our friends about him and his knowledge of the menu as well as the wine list. He was an absolute charmer. Bartlett's/Houstons remain a favorite.
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  • The redfish sandwich and prime
    KerryBVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    The redfish sandwich and prime rib au jous were spectacular. Love the shoe string French fries. My only qualm is the spinach artichoke dip should not be so expensive, that's ridiculous...we would have ordered it if it was more reasonable, because it is one of our favorites.
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  • This was a great restaurant
    Food4Pandy
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    This was a great restaurant where my friends and I celebrated my birthday. The waitstaff was really attentive and great. The food was delicious. We had steak, crab cakes, ribs, the special which was the sea bass. Everything was great. The spinach was delicious. The wine selection is actually small, but it was good enough for our party. They even came at the end to give me a cheesecake with a candle on it. They did such a great job making my day great. The seating we received for a larger party was perfect. We had no issues with reservations and it is such a hidden gem. I wished we found this place earlier. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • will be back soon!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    I had a couples night out for my birthday and we had a very good time, service was amazing and very knowledgeable and helpful, the atmosphere was dim and romantic yet still enough for a group. overall had an amazing birthday dinner! thank you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The best overall service of
    DrRoyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    The best overall service of any restaurant and the food is great too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    As always, Bartlett's exceeded my expectations. We took my mom for her birthday and I noted that on the reservation. When our dessert came out they had written happy birthday and her name on the plate in chocolate. Above and beyond! Their special with the filet and crab cake with a tomato basil salad was delicious! Perfect size and flavors really complemented each other. It's the perfect place for special occasions or anytime you just want great food and service. Consistently wonderful!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Bartlett's is our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    Bartlett's is our favorite Austin restaurant. The menu selections provides a range from common to quite extraordinary. We use it for hosting special guests with frequency. Our guests always offer special thanks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate