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Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria
Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria
  • Address:
    12921 Hill Country Blvd.
    Ste. D2-120
    Bee Cave, TX 78738
    Neighborhood:
    Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.CafeBlueTX.com
  • Phone: (512) 366-5230
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Ben Nathan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 2 private dining rooms available. The Tortola Room is an intimate space that will seat up to 24 diners comfortably. The St. John Room is a larger space that will seat 40 diners comfortably, or can be combined with an adjoining semi-private area for larger dinners or cocktail receptions. Both rooms are equipped with 60" flat screen TVs for presentations or slide shows.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Landtroop (512) 366-5230

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 71/620
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria
Escape to the coastal and tropical flavors of Cafe Blue. Our Oyster Bar features a variety of freshly shucked Oysters on the Half Shell, as well as Alaskan King Crab Legs, Shrimp Cocktail, and Island Ceviche. Popular seafood selections include Cedar Plank Salmon, Crab Stuffed Flounder and Kick Ass Sea Bass. Our steaks are dry-aged in-house for 14 days, and all desserts are scratch-made.

To complement our menu, we feature an extensive, award-winning wine list, with over 40 available by the glass. Our bar offers a number of Caribbean-inspired cocktails such as the Painkiller and the Dark & Stormy, as well as popular martinis and fresh lime juice margaritas.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great, the service was top notch and the atmosphere was perfect! The GM greeted us personally and even checked on us and others throughout the night!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Marcus was a "10!" He was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, inter-active, timely, offered great suggestions and proud of where he works!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We dined at cafe blue 7/29/14. Our wedge salad still had core attached. The dressing was messy and poured over ramicans. When our waitress brought my husbands hot entree she hadn't bother to clean off the table before attempting to place it. I wiped up the mess with my napkin. She also hadn't brought my cold entree and said it would be ready soon. So as my husband politely waited for me to get my cold entree, his hot meal was getting cold. I ordered a shrimp cocktail and when the brought it, it wasn't cleaned properly. The little feeler legs were still attached. It was gross. We complained to the manager, she brought me a new shrimp cocktail, which wasn't much better. The manager did nothing to adjust our bill. We won't be back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was outstanding. It was my first time there but it will not be my last."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The blackened mahi mahi tacos are amazing and my aunt loved her oysters....delicious seafood in an elegant and modern setting."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Cafe Blue is always good and friendly. This time the chef sauteed the trout as we asked and it was excellent. The Rotissarie chicken is always a favorite. We like to sit in the front room so we can people watch out the window."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and service are wonderful--it is also very convenient! They are easy to work with for special occasions and the location and parking is great!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Beautiful contemporary decor and lighting, pleasant live music, good wine selection, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive service, topped off with outstanding food from their creative and extensive menu. It will be a regular destination for us!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Blue Cafe located in Bee Cave Mall outside Austin, Texas is an excellent seafood option. The two times that I have been were great. The brunch is the best deal. The wine list is extensive and can be a bit pricey, but there are still reasonable options. Check the website for weekday specials (i.e. wine discounts, prime rib, etc.). I would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Cafe Blue serves a very good, casual meal. This is not high-end seafood but quality dining. There's a steak for the beef lovers, and pasta dishes and salads for the ladies, and a choice of fish dishes. We had the ahi tuna and the trout almondine. The ahi was perfect, my spouse said, while my trout almondine was too salty for my taste. I had asked for no salt, but the sauce was salt loaded, so it didn't matter if the cooks didn't salt the fish. Sigh. The server told me next time to ask for the sauce on the side. We started with crab claws which were ample but probably from frozen fare. Then we split wedge salads which were generously prepared. For dessert, we noshed on the bread pudding. All in all, very well done. Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Perfection! Great people, great food and great service. I've been there numerous times and will continue to go. Café Blue is one of my favorite places that I strongly recommend to anyone. As usual, the hosts were friendly, smiling and very accommodating with finding the right table. The waitress and staff were also friendly, always smiling and extremely attentive. Everything on the menu is good but I particularly enjoyed the crepes. The wine list is pretty good too."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great brunch menu. Asparagus and Maine lobster omelet was awesome. Great lunches also"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I am down in Austin to vist family 4-5 times a year. Cafe Blue is one of the resturants I enjoy eating at. On this visit my sister husband and I ate there two times, both Wedensday ( 1/2 price wine night). My husband and I ordered a salad and got truffled tenderloin tips. My sister ordered the seafood crepe. Both were very good. My tenderloin tips were enough as an entree along with salad. It came with 5 good size of tenderloin on a bed of lettuce, small onion rings and a very good bernaise sauce. The variety of menu is good."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Cafe Blue is our go- to for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "At various times, we've had brunch, lunch and dinner at Cafe Blue. While the food is good at all meals, we're especially impressed with their brunch. They have a lobster omelette and a lobster Eggs Benedict that is what we always order, along with one (or 2 or 3) of the various mimosa-type drinks they offer. The hollandaise-like sauce used on both the egg dishes would make cardboard taste good. And we've generally found the service to be both friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wonderful Father's Day Buffet Brunch! Wait staff was outstanding & very attentive, but not distracting.....good food! Missed the Beignets!!!! Will go back on Sunday when they are once again available. Not available during Holiday (Mother's Day, Easter, Father's Day) Buffet brunches."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had fathers day brunch here. The food was excellent, our waiter very attentive and the ambiance was nice. We definitely plan to return on our next trip to austin."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "There were 5 of us celebrating a friend's 40th birthday. Everything was perfect! We all got different entrees and everyone of us loved ours. The service was excellent. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great location. Good food. Nice fish tanks. Perfect for bee cave residents."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Lots of families dining here at the mall. Food above average for location. Waiter very good. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I dine here frequently, probably once weekly over the past few months. Average bill is close to $200 w/wine. Within the past week or so, they "updated" their wine list, which means they made a few change to what they sell but they made a lot of changes to their pricing - all of the changes were higher of course... Specifically I'm talking about Jordan Chardonnay. It used to be about $80/bottle but is now near $110 per bottle - a ridiculous price for that bottle, ANYWHERE! When I asked the manager about the price increase, he was very unconcerned about accommodating us or making us happy. His response - our costs have increased so we've increased our pricing, any other questions? A very poor job for someone in customer service..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My husband had the Redfish and was excellent. I always enjoy the rotissarie chicken. Great place to relax and enjoy a nice meal."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Table of 3 ordered crab stuffed jumbo shrimp, crab mac & cheese and Redfish Louisiane. Shrimp was overstuffed with a tasteless blob of stuffing. I could not tell if crab was included or not. Both mac & cheese and redfish were fair. All dishes were surprisingly bland and over priced. The only good thing I could recommend is the creamed spinach, which was quite good. I probably won't go back and if I do, it will only be for drinks and the discounted appetizers at happy hour. I wanted to like the place but the food was very disappointing. However, on the flip side--- it's a clean, great looking restaurant with good ambience and an efficient, competent waitstaff."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Stopped for dinner at the Galleria location on our way to a concert. Waitstaff was very knowledgable about the menu items and wine selections as well as being very responsive in making sure we were served quickly. Oysters were perfect. Seabass was grilled as requested. Fried shrimp was a big hit. Redfish was grilled perfectly. Vegetable side dishes were cooked properly -- no mushy asparagus! We will be back when we have more time to enjoy other items on the menu and to try the key lime pie."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had a steak and my wife had salmon, it rates as one of the best meals we have had in the Austin area. David did a great job in providing us excellent service. My wife and I celebrated our 43 anniversary with you, it was one of the best meals we have experienced in this area."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We were looking for a steak and seafood place close to home. Great menu selections but avoid the Prime Rib on Thursday; why destroy the flavor of prime rib by pouring on that jerk seasoning? Service and all else was great."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Took my family to Cafe Blue for Mother's Day dinner. My wife had been to the Cafe before but I had not. The menu had an large selection of entrees' to fit my children's finicky food needs while providing my wife and I some great seafood entrees to choose from. All of the entrees were very good & the key lime pie was outstanding. The creme brulee was disappointing. Service was average. I would have expected a higher level of service given the price of the entrees. Atmosphere was very nice. We will go back again, perhaps for the brunch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Never disappointed! Great place for any type of venue! Courteous staff and wonderful ambience!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "When I looked at this restaurant on the internet, some of the photos led me to believe there would be a view of dwindling Lake Travis. I parked my car while my wife and son went inside for the Mother's Day brunch. When I met up with them, I was disappointed to see they were seated at a table right next to the bar, giving us a cramped feeling. Our server did a great job of playing up the buffet brunch to be something very special and elaborate, but I didn't think that it was (not for $34.95) and she was very pleasant overall. My biggest disappointment was in the ordering process for omelets. The chef was only making one omelet at a time, so each diner had to wait his/her turn to order an omelet, causing all of our food to get cold."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day Brunch was excellent! Great service and the food was wonderful! I would highly recommend to others. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I go here a couple times a month with my wife, great food well prepared, service is always attentive without being intrusive."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cafe Blue has been a welcome addition to the Bee Cave area dining scene where plenty of casual cafes and restaurants abound but not much in nicer restaurants. Cafe Blue serves consistent excellent seafood and other dishes in a very nice atmosphere with a friendly staff and reasonable noise levels. The Sunday brunch is outstanding. From fresh oysters to eggs Benedict, the buffet selection is huge and delicious. It's a little pricey for this area but well worth it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Too expensive. We expected much more for the price. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Happy Hour has half-price oysters and other specials everyday. Sunday brunch is always extraordinary. Easter brunch and other holidays includes a buffet with the majority of their items on the regular menu. This is a sit-down, mid-to-high-price restaurant with an upscale clientele, but when the weather is nice they open the wall toward the street to allow the outside-in, giving a much less formal feeling. Seafood is good here. Nice place to eat before seeing a movie."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The quality of the food was great. We had a 3:00 reservation and they promptly seated us on time. They had run out of several of the featured items to be on the Easter brunch menu which was very disappointing. No shrimp -- no crab legs as advertised and no discounted rate for the buffet which was steep at $34.95 per person. The prime rib was delicious and the oysters were some of the freshest i've had in a long time. Very friendly and helpful staff."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Given the price, the selection and quality of the food were not at all what I would expect. The waiter was below average which is crazy since all he needed to do was refill drinks and take away plates. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went for Easter brunch. Second time I have made a reservation at Cafe Blue and on both occassions, table was not ready, 15-20min wait to get a table when you have a reservation is not good, they need to manage tables & reservations better (first time was just a plain old Saturday night, no holiday, etc., so can't blame it on Easter crowds). Food was good, but menu was too limited, some members of our party are not big on seafood, there wasn't a lot of options for them. Wait staff was attentive, good there. Don't think I would go back for a holiday brunch again, but regular menu seems to work ok for non-seafood diners."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Brunch options were varied and food, especially oysters on the half shell and smoked salmon were excellent! Don't bother with the Omelet Station as fillings were cold, thus making the omelet un-appetizing...much better options on the buffet....did miss the beignets though...should have included them on the buffet."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a great Easter Brunch at Cafe Blue. The buffet food was delicious, which is always risky. They had plenty out at all times, and it was hot. Everyone at my table went back at least twice. I look forward to going back for a regular meal and would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have only been at this Cafe Blue for Easter Brunch. We had frequented the one at the lake when it was open. We had loved the restaurant for Brunch and would come down for dinner next time."
    Dined on 4/20/2014