Driskill Grill - Driskill Hotel
Can't beat Driskill's meatAll courses superbly delicious. Soup was divine. Filet perfect. Best venison I've ever tasted & perfect pairing with wild boar chop. Historic atmosphere of the hotel and bar is magnificent. Service was very good, but was overshadowed by the excellent quality of the food. Waiter great. Sommelier less so.
Pricey, but well worth it.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and foodOur waiter Bryn was great and the food was too! We will definitely go back for special occasions.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant restaurantBeautiful room, delicious food. My son had the filet mignon that is aged in premises. He said it was wonderful. I had the halibut. Exceptional meal great service.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 7 course meal with wineThe 7 course meal with wine pairings was an exceptional experience. The sommeiler excellently paired the wines and was most cordial, knowledgeable and helpful. We were never hurried or rushed and the relaxed dining experience allowed us to fully savor the chef's outstanding preparations. The beet salad was a special favorite.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific nightOverall experience was great. The food was outstanding, and the wait staff were very polite. They really make sure you enjoy your time there. We started with the Driskill Caesar Salad, and then moved forward with the Ahi and Filet Mignon. Both were prepared perfectly. Would definitely recommend this for a special night out.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSmallest Particle in the Universe!The portions on the tasting menu are extremely small. I left hungry, which was my choice, but I felt after 2 hours of a lovely, but extremely tiny seven course "legendary flight" local options on Austins street scene were my best dessert. Otherwise, the place is wonderful, great bar, one of the best in town...and a chef with an excellent taste for what diners enjoy, and a menu that could dissatisfy only problemites. My only advice...avoid the tasting menu if you want a heavy course, otherwise try one of their other excellent items...word to the wise...if the portions too small, don't say you heard it from me!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMScott and Kenny helped makeScott and Kenny helped make our night unforgettable. Every little detail was perfect.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealFriday night meal for two, initially worried as it was quite quiet but it soon filled up. Simple menu yet with interesting flavor combinations everywhere. We went a la carte but would really like to try the tasting menu when I'm back in town. I tried the bacon wrapped dates (stuffed w/ chorizo & cheese) as an appetizer, the sweet and savory combo was a delight. For mains I had Rib eye, lady had the Fillet, both cooked as requested and delicious. As it'd been our first meal out in a while we pushed the boat out for a great Burgandy for me and a half bottle of Sancerre for her, both were great and served with a miniumum of fuss. What made our night was the service from everyone but particularly Bryn who was fantastic, attentive and a hoot!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dining experienceA wonderful dining experience for my girlfriend and I, We thoroughly enjoyed every part of the meal.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExperience the fancy side ofAustin!Very nice, old Vintage atmosphere and lovely service. The only negative is we didn't see real healthy selections on the menu but they were accommodating.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service and ambianceThe food, service and ambiance were all fantastic! can't say enough about this place!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceJohn, our server was outstanding! He really made our date special. Thank you.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe continue to be awed byWe continue to be awed by the thought that is put into each dish served at the Grill. Each ingredient in a dish serves a purpose and enhances the flavor. We do the wine pairing when dining here - always such a pleasure! Highly recommended for a special treat!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNice intimate restaurant.Nice intimate restaurant. The steak is worth ordering for sure.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic Austin fine diningI ate at The Driskill Grill during Austin Restaurant Week. The appetizer and entree were quite good. The grouper was perfectly cooked and full of great flavor. Lovely presentation. I could take or leave the dessert (poached pear); it was very simple and lacking something...especially compared to the other option (chocolate crunch bar) on the menu that my companion ordered.
They also presented us with an amuse bouche and sweet nibble at the end. Both were quite good.
Ambiance is great; it's set in a historic hotel. I've been told that Driskill Grill skews old, but ARW was a good mix of folks...likely due to the low price of the set menu. Our servers for the evening were very friendly and efficient. We felt like we were in good hands.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch all around! ServiceTop notch all around! Service was spectacular - helpful but not intrusive or overly attentive. We ordered dinner off the Restaurant Week menu, which can sometimes be disappointing, as some restaurants diminish portion sizes or serve un-exciting dishes. Not the case here! Steaks were beautifully prepared, side dishes were flavorful, sauces were phenomenal. We'll definitely be back!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI went there for dinner withI went there for dinner with a friend before a theatre show and the wait staff was very accommodating and welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst class service and worldFirst class service and world class food. A wonderful place for a special night out.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food !! And greatDelicious food !! And great service - very professional.
The restaurant is quiet and one can actually have a conversation - How nice !!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDriskill is getting even better!Just went to the Driskill since the Hyatt group took over. The menu changes were excellent! The dishes seemed a little more adventurous and special. The wait staff was very attentive without being over anxious. The servers indicated that they were really pleased with the changes that are happening under the guidance of Hyatt. We are so glad! Driskill will continue to be of our favorites in Austin!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night!We had the most wonderful time at the Driskill Grill. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating a special occasion. The food is outstanding and the service as good as anywhere I've ever been. I highly recommend it.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone was so nice and sweet!Everyone was so nice and sweet! I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the food!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM