finn & porter
finn & porter

finn & porter

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.finnandporteraustin.com/
  • Phone: (512) 493-4900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Closed on Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Peter Maffie
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th and Neches
  • Public Transit: Final Downtown stop for Metro Rail across the street at the Austin Convention Center.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complementary self-parking in the Hilton Austin garage with server validation. Entrance is located on Red River Street. $10 valet service is also available through the Hilton.

A word from finn & porter
Recognized for its award-winning steaks and wine list, plus the freshest seafood and sushi.
Creative presentations and eclectic "Chef's Specials" in a hip and upscale environment. Enjoy pre-dining at The Loft Bar at Finn & Porter. Private dining rooms available for entertaining business clients or celebrating special occasions with family and friends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
finn & porter reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (29)romantic (21)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (15)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Outstanding service and our meals were grand! Our server was very attentive and made the evening a pleasant experience.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food!!
    MMRVVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    a bit chili, but the food was very good. Sushi options and we tried the bass, which was great. Good expirience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • careful preparation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything we had was skillfully crafted and very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel restrauant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If your looking for the streets of Austin experience be aware this restrauant is located in the hotel...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finn and Porter
    George
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was good but not great. The menu was relatively short and the included sides were too strange. They should allow you to choose from a list of sides.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful anniversary
    Yvette
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The waitstaff at Finn and Porter went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner exceptional. They brought us (on the house) extras to celebrate and managed to give us our privacy while still keeping our wine glasses full. The food was delicious and served with perfect timing. Courses were filling and flavorful and the portion sizes do not leave you feeling overly full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I sponsored a business dinner at Finn & porter for a party of six. I changed the reservation from 5:30 to 6:30 with difficulty. We were greeted with a smile. Seated immediately and handed off seamlessly to our waiter. The service was excellent to go along with the food. We had a very pleasant experience at Finn & porter. I would not hesitate to dine there again and refer people to Finn & porter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sushi
    Sueshelover
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Must have been an off night. The sushi was watery, which means frozen fish badly thawed. So if you're going for Sushi, order in stages.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    DmwgeminiVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took clients to dinner here and had a private room and champagne to start without any special requests. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent from sushi to dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Austin-Conference
    JET86
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    In town for a conference and we wanted to go to a place that was close for a good Texas steak and we found it. The service was great and the food was very good. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a good meal in a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good
    Buzz127
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Ate at the hotel upon arrival in Austin. What a surprise. From the complimentary champaign to the excellent food and service , a great experience. The steak was excellent with a unique rub flavoring but done to perfection. Lobster was done perfectly. Lots of sushi here, however I'm not a fan. All in all, an excellent dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for parties
    FoodLuv
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went there for a bachelorette party and it was wonderful. Kelly, the manager, was absolutely fantastic. She made sure everything was going well and to our liking. The food was delicious and it was beautiful in the restaurant. I had the filet, a sushi and I tried my friends lamb and it was all perfect. I would absolutely go there again and highly recommend Finn and Porter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The reservation process was easy and effective. They were very friendly and accomadating for our anniversary. Greated us with a special on the house drink and a menu with our name and Happy Anniversary. I guess I was expecting a more highend steakhouse environment but this is more of a drop in environment for a group that might be staying at the hotel. On a food note: the crab cake lump was yummy and the heirloom tomatoes should be taking off the menu
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  • Awesome Anniversary Dinner
    tunismatt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was even better. We were treated to desert for our anniversary and our waiter was incredible. We will definately be coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One man's opinion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Needs to concentrate more on quality of food and less on presentation
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice time
    Mallow11
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Chef was very good and attentive and his meal preparation was incredible. The service lacked what you would expect from a nice steakhouse. But overall was a nice meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service. If u want to get what you pay for this place is it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Our Favorite
    AustinsteVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Finn& Porter always amazes us. The food is consistently great and the service is among the best in town. We have never been disappointed in all of ou many visits. Sushi is very fresh and the entrees are creative and tasty. I would HIGHLY recommend Finn & Porter any time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel gem
    DoubleMealDad
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The Finn & Porter is located in hilton hotel so I was expecting mediocre and overpriced. It was neither. They have a nice selection of sushi to start or as a meal. My wife had the scallop appetizer which was large and very tasty. I had the lamb frites for dinner and subbed the fries for whipped potatoes. It was one of the best lamb dishes I've ever had. Great service and a chef who cares about the details.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 305 reviews are from the finn & porter reviews archive.
  • What's a waiter??
    Verapamil
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was sub par. The wait staff was ignoring us most of the night (we constantly were getting up to refill our own drinks). Then splitting the checks was a NIGHTMARE. We definitely won't be back.
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    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Good place
    pcguy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Finn and Porter is a good place to spend a nice upscale dining experience. It's ok though... there was nothing that particularly stood out about it. The food was pretty good but I found my portion size for the sea bass to be a tad small, even for sea bass dish which tend to be small. My wife had the pork chops.. it was pretty tasty and it was a decent portion, however, when compared to Perry's pork chop in town, they just don't quite achieve the same level. We didnt stay for dessert but we saw some tables had some come their way and it looked great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner!
    Mrphoto
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great meal, service and overall experience. I often get the "Finn and porter" which is their steak and lobster dish and it's always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finn & Porter better than expected
    DrewCPA
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Sometimes hotel restaurants are just OK as they serve a captive clientele (hotel guests). Not so at Finn & Porter. The food at Finn & Porter was very good and the staff was amazing. The Chef came out to see if we enjoyed the food. In addition to great food, the Hilton downtown Austin is just one block off the famous sixth street night life. By eating at Finn & Porter the hotel valet parking is 1/2 price. Valet at the Hilton, eat at Finn & Porter, then walk to sixth street. This is a great way to have a high-end dinner and then have convenient access to Austin's clubs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent food and service overall. Our party had a ribeye steak and the rabbitt. both were prepared well. The appetizers were fabulous and the presentation was unique. the place was very clean. the seats in the booths were very low however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome apps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Their food was great. Appetizerss alone made me want to return. The portions were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Artfully Presented Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Went for restaurant week so it was an affordable way to try a variety of dishes. Food was beautifully presented and was delicious. The chef also took extra care to accommodate my gluten allergy, which was greatly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week mistake
    noSoup4you
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    service, while nice, was extremely slow. the food was good, but the incredible wait pretty much determined that the food had to be spectacular, which it was not. And it wasn't even busy! So, the slow food service, good but not great food, combined with the hefty price tag put this restaurant on the do not recommend list.
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  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Always enjoy Restaurant Week at Finn and Porter. The chef is amazing as is his staff. Always make you feel welcome and they seem to really be proud of the food they serve. Highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wagyu not so wagyu
    Austinite
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I went to Fin and Porter with 4 other family members for the first time. The food varied in quality but overall was disappointing and overpriced for what you receive. Two people had the sea bass which was good but the dish was small and lacking proper sides. The appetizers were good. Two people had wagyu ny strip which were cooked too order but was chewy and a huge disappointment I only ate half of mine even though I haven't had any food the whole day! One person had the Wagyu rib eye and it was excellent.
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  • In a hotel?!!
    512EaterVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I'm not usually one for hotel restaurants but I'll be back at F&P! Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal at Finn
    SoAustinJVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Went to try the new spring menu. Tried the Kajiki Crudo; Blue Marlin, fennel, horseradish & Meyer lemon. It was truly delicious! The flavored paired wonderfully and the fish was super fresh. Next was the asparagus salad which was fresh and crisp. Followed by the 16oz ribeye. Perfect med-rare and not too fatty. Subbed the asparagus for the feta creamed corn. Finn & Porter always gets it right and I highly recommend for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak place
    goodfoodwoohoo
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We ordered different steaks; one filet and one strip steak. They were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    DoctorU
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was good. Not as outstanding as I expected. Presentation, service, and atmosphere all lived up to expectations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Fancy Dining
    Go2bed4us
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Me and my wife had a overall great dinner. The food was amazing and or waiter was very polite and professional.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scallops & Sea Bass
    Rude
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had the Scallops and Sea Bass and they wear delicious!!! Will definitely come back again!
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice!
    AdSmithVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Our waitress, Tammy(?) was terrific, the food was above par and the ambiance was nice. Great downtown location and great wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised
    pheinrich
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Obviously, when you have a restaurant in a hotel you automatically think a step below. At the last minute, I tried to book a reservation from a few higher rated restaurants. Not sure what to expect, I went ahead and reserved here since the wait was too long at the other places. The ambiance was nice and the food was very good. I'm a foodie and everything was done great. Would definitely go back and recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine
    Thomas
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Finn & Porter offered a pleasant Valentine menu and a vast wine list. Although the waiting staff was nice, appeared well groomed and professional they seemed like they were spread thin or maybe just inattentive. Most restaurants of this caliber have great chefs and terrific food, but only the best can provide great service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant at downtown Hilton
    DOUGALLEN
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Finn & Porter was a great spot for a combined February birthday and Valentines Day celebration. Our group of four found plenty of options on the menu - seafood, steak, wine, and dessert, and found each choice to have been well prepared. Our waitress was very pleasant, prompt and attentive to our needs and took great care of us. We enjoyed the ambiance and decor and had no difficulty carrying on our conversation without overhearing or disturbing others. Finn and Porter is a great restaurant and we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-show dinner
    1sttimers
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Steaks were excellent...cooked just as we had ordered. Service not the level I would have expected. Waitress never came by to see how we were on drinks, didn't offer suggestions for appetizers or salads...seemed upset that we weren't ordering cocktails.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.