FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar
FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finoaustin.com/
  • Phone: 5124742905x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    DINNER Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00 - 10:30
    BRUNCH (Sunday Only): 10:00am- 2:00pm

    *** Please Note - we do not take reservations for the Patio.
    So get here early !
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Luke Hursey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: FINO can host groups from 16-100 guests. Please contact our General Manager for minimum cost & special menu details.
  • Private Party Contact: Annie Fuhrman 5124742905x
  • Entertainment: HAPPY HOUR M-F 3:30-6:30 (Sat 5-6:30PM)
    $2 off Cocktail Menu | $2 off Beers
    $1 Sherries* | ½ off Aperitif Wines
    $2 off Tapas
    $5 House Sparkling, White and Red glasses of wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: FINO offers covered parking with a large outdoor lot behind the complex (32 additional spaces).
A word from FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar
FINO is situated in a treehouse setting on a second floor with wrap around patio - offering a lounge area with comfy sofas - planters & lanterns - to enjoy drinks & tapas and also a dining area for full dining experience. FINO focuses on Mediterranean cuisines, with dishes from Spain, France, Greece, Italy & North Africa and utilizes Local Ingredients. The dinner menu offers Tapas & Small Plates which encourage sharing & tasting many different flavors - and also offers Paella for two or more and Large Plate specials.The all old world wine list offers many Spanish and French wines, plus selections from Portugal, Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean. FINO full bar offers Specialty Cocktails, nightly happy hour specials & seasonal house Sangria, by the glass or pitcher. Inside detailed lighting dictates the ambiance for a festive bar scene & intimate dining. Patio dining features a smoking area & heaters for those occasionally cooler Austin nights.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)great for outdoor dining (44)neighborhood gem (34)romantic (26)special occasion (25)good for groups (22)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (17)notable wine list (16)late-night find (7)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Enjoyable and unique
    Lolo
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We tasted several items from their appetizer menu and then enjoyed the seafood paella. Each dish was prepared and presented with care. The menu offers unique items with flavor profiles that seem genuine to the culture they represent. This is sophisticated dining in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. I would describe the flavors as being authentically Portuguese and Middle Eastern. Think saffron, anchovies, olives, seafood, etc. As someone who loves to cook, I appreciate dining out at a place that challenges and broadens my palate. Very nice evening. We will go back again. This is far away from a cookie-cutter restaurant and menu! I felt like I'd enjoyed an evening in old town Lisbon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Those Who Lunch
    VlySummitVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    As ever, a lovely corner to lunch in and to talk with friends--and hear them and they can hear you. Good food, good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good!
    MichaelBKVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent drinks, wine list and great innovative Mediterranean food. Always good to find whether hungry or just a snack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    PipertipperVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food and great service. Have been here for lunch, happy hour and dinner-- all good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went here with some friends and had a great Sunday brunch! Drinks, food, and service were all great. I would for sure go back for brunch, and would like to try it for Lunch or Dinner. Highlights were the Fried Goat Cheese and the Manchego Biscuits for food and both the Pomegranate Mimosas and Grapefruit Mimosas were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    DavidS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was great. Service amazing. Really impressed with drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding all around
    janr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have not been here in about a year. I am not sure why as it has outstanding food and you are well taken care of. I will be returning often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everyone had a great time!
    Janene
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Hadn't been for 10+ years since I had moved overseas for a time. Took a group of colleagues from work visiting from New York and locals. Food was delicious and everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paella Yum!
    tryingbrunchspots
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was wonderful. The paella was pretty authentic minus the large amount of aioli. Our waiter was helpful and informative.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit pricey but VERY good food!
    joepaultx
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I came for dinner on a Friday night and got a candle lit table right away. We ordered 3 tapas and 3 small plates. What's nice is that they asked if we wanted to course it out meaning they brought out 1 thing at a time so we could really enjoy everything. The small plates were great but I would recommend more than 1 per person since it's a small serving. All in all it was a very nice, quiet and enjoyable Friday night dinner experience. I would recommend it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could be better
    localeater
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Earlier in the week we dined at Apocathery and the food was great. Fino was decent, we had the goat cheese, spanikopata, shrimp, mussels and a bottle of wine, but nothing memorable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Dinner on Patio
    VisitingSF
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Server was very accommodating of modification to dishes to make them vegan for me. Great food and great service on a perfect night to sit on their lovely outdoor patio on a romantic date night with my husband. This is why I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything but paella
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ambience was very nice and service was quite good. All the plates we ordered were interesting and tasty with the exception of the paella. I have had paella many times, including in Spain, and this recipe was quite different and we really didn't like it. Plus, it was much too salty. But, since everything else was so good, I wouldn't want to discourage others from going there and trying the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hidden-gem north of Downtown
    Globetrekkr
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have had 2 meals @ FINO; Dinner, and 2 wks later, brunch. First, both meals were excellent! The only downside was at the BRUNCH, our server, although helpful, did not exude much personality or enthusiasm, but was competent in her duties. The menu both times is along the lines of "TAPAS", and also other "small plates" and a limited selection of "entree" meals. The octopus/pork belly, superb, along with a spicy-humus. For brunch, I tried the pork, which is quite spicy, with a full egg on top, again very tasty. The peach tart for dessert is excellent, and also the rosemary-ice cream. If you want something "different" and on the adventurous side with your food, and like the fun of sharing/tasting DEFINITELY TRY FINO!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty Mediterranean
    hungrydiners
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food, best was pork belly with octopus, great variety of small plates, moderately priced, pleasant friendly wait staff. gladly will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day!
    Bevo62
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had a great Father's Day brunch with the family on the outside patio. Service was great, drinks were really good, and food was relatively priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There were seven in our party. The food presentation for each of us was gorgeous. Each item on the menu was unique and fully described. Everyone's food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Craig
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Service was terrific; accommodating and prompt. Food was very good a s usual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Paella was great. The Rioja rose was a great match.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Kristie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Fino two weeks ago. We enjoyed the quiet table outside with a nice breeze outside. Our meal started with hummus and the pork pinchitos tapas. Both were very good. We shared two additional small plates that were on the specialty menu. One was a shrimp special and the other was short ribs. They were the highlight for me. Great drinks on happy hour too. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 601 reviews are from the FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar reviews archive.
  • Excellent Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had a group of 7 for brunch. Service was great and food was greater. They even gave us their recipe for Sangria!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite restaurant in town!
    EdwinLand
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Really great food. The seafood and saffron paella was delicious, the mussels were the most tender and flavorful I have ever had and the corn mousse dessert was incredible. Loved the brussels sprouts too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Very Enjoyable Meal
    Browner56VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    My wife and I have had several good experiences dining at Fino in the past, so we did not hesitate to book a table when our son came to town unexpectedly for the night. We split a paella for three people and had some other small plates, such as the grilled octopus and pork belly, for starters. The food was creative and excellent while the service was prompt and efficient. Our only regret is that we could not be seated outside on the patio on what turned out to be a lovely evening. We will happily return to Fino in the near future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food of all sizes!
    StephVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We ordered tapas, small plates and the seafood paella for three people and were not disappointed. All of the food was great, especially the shrimp small plate. I've been to FINO before, but I hadn't had the paella. It was really delicious, and a great solution if someone in the group doesn't like to share food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need to revamp menue
    Lookingforspanishfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    WE have been in Fino quite a few times but the menu is getting old. With new Spanish tapas restaurants in Austin there are more choices. We tried almost all the menu items....what is next?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Like being in Europe
    VlySummitVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good food, conversation uninterrupted, and we could hear each other. It was the perfect spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Innovative Mediterranean
    austinnative
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    A late spring supper on the porch at Fino's is a delightful diversion, an excuse to ignore the ominous mid-afternoon signs that: summer is coming. The regular menu is always delicious, but the specials are outstanding. This meal started with a perfectly made house cocktail from the seasonal menu. The light rhum punch was cheerful, not overpowering. A simple, fresh, sweet artichoke with gremolata and browned butter was the tapa, followed by a small plate of snapper tartare that was inspired. The pristine flavors of fish, shellfish and sea vegetables with a froth of saffron sauce and chive buds were delicately, but unpretentiously, arranged. Vanilla yoghurt panna cotta was a sweet-tart finish. The staff at Fino's is outstanding. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Added Fino to my favorites
    jane
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had a great experience. I thought the "outdoor" setting was wonderful. Service was attentive and very helpful. I had the salmon (small plate). It had so many flavors and was perfectly cooked. Here is the case for less food but more taste. My partner had the divers scallops and was not as pleased but said it was still good. We had the trio for dessert, sorbet and two ice creams. Light, divine but not too much in quantity. It was a perfect ending. We will be back....we loved it. Jane
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Jlevine
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Delicious Food. The paella is a must try! Make sure to take advantage of their half off paella on Tuesdays! Overall, everything was fresh. Great, cute location
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant dining experience
    Bdaytreat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Came with my family to celebrate my birthday. Wanted outdoor dining without uncomfortable heat -- the breeze on the patio was perfect on a very warm evening. We tried 5-6 small plates and salads. The brussel sprouts were incredible, the pomegranate infused hummus was delightful, we "fought over" the blistered peppers! The family shared both styles of paella with high praise. I had the vegetable fideo which arrived in a skillet drizzled with a delicate sauce. I only regret we declined to sample the enticing desserts since my daughter made one for me. Sent from my iPhone
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • innovative brunch
    ezduzitVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We chose FINO for Easter brunch. The menu was varied and creative. This was a group brunch and everyone loved their dish and appetizers. I had the waffle with fried quail and fired egg on top. I could have ordered two! And I was surprised at how tasty the anchovy stuffed olives were. The restaurant is fresh and open inside and has a very nice outdoor space as well. I used to eat at the location long ago when it was the Granite Cafe.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    Dineout
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Fino's has a good brunch! I loved the Shrimp and grits, the Frittata was a bit plain, the salmon and scrambled eggs were said to be good. The salmon is mixed into the eggs not separate as thought. If you are very hungry, order a side with your salmon and eggs or your frittata. We had Manchego biscuits and they were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Gluten Free
    nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    There were 7 of us at the table, 4 of us gluten-free diners. It was a rare treat to be able to order food for 7 and have everything on the table be gluten free. We could all share everything. Thank you, FINO. It's worth a trip to Austin to dine there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for Dinner, Skip Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I love FINO and have had many excellent dinners there. However I was very disappointed in the offerings for lunch. The menu was sparse and there were very few options. Still had a lovely time; but we ended up drinking more than eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Julie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    FINO has excellent outdoor dining, service and the food was fantastic. A great wine & beer list to pair with the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so much service
    AndiVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    When I was looking for a place to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends, I thought it would be the perfect choice. . Unfortunately, although the food was very good, the service was nothing to talk about. We went on a Monday night so it is not like they were 'in the weeds". From the bartender who served us a drink at the bar (we were the only ones there) to the waitress that took our order at the table, we were never engaged, no better ever wished me a Happy Birthday, basically for lack of better words, they were "just there". Although the food was great, most likely, I will not be returning as there are too many other options in Austin where you are greeted with a friendly face.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing better than OK. Nice
    BbrynmawrVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Nothing better than OK. Nice patio dining for appropriate weather and good cocktails. Food is pretty ordinary.
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  • A Great Dinner
    Kent
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We usually go to FINO for special occasions and always enjoy the great food and ambiance. This visit was great as usual. New menu items are a joy to experiment with and never disappoint. We have now decided this isn't just for special occasions - very reasonably priced and excellent all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch
    Flores1
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I've been before for the lunch menu and didn't love it, but their brunch was amazing! You can make reservations, which is a plus. My only disappointment was not being able to sit out on their gorgeous patio because it was cold outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with the grands
    diningwithFino
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Our 15-year-old granddaughter chose Fino's for our brunch on Sunday. She made the reservation for her, her sister and us on OpenTAble. She particularly likes your steak and eggs dish. I suggested other places to go after church on Sunday, but she chose Fino's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate