FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar
FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finoaustin.com/
  • Phone: (512) 474-2905
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    DINNER Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - Close,
    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
  • 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
60 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)great for outdoor dining (37)neighborhood gem (34)special occasion (23)good for groups (21)great for lunch (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (16)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Perfect Paella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    First, the service was second to none. We were never left to wait but, at the same time, we were left to enjoy our food when it was brought out. Our server had outstanding recommendations both for tapas to enjoy with our paella, as well as a wonderful wine. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Great first date place.
    Poppy
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Thank you for making this a wonderful time for me for my first date. I really enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and the professionalism your staff has displayed. I will most definitely return. I was very impressed by the creative work and the deliciousness of the food. My date enjoyed sitting outside having our drinks and appetizers. Our waitress was friendly and helped make our evening special. Thank you taking the time to be so kind and make these arrangements to have a nice corner table. Sincerely- Polya Jennifer Getman
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Lovely Find
    AustinNewbiesVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We needed a nice spot near the UT Campus and have now discovered FINO. We were pleasantly happy with the place and we will return. The tapas style menu gave us many choices to share and build our dinner pallet. We both enjoyed the Anchovy Stuffed Olives & Fried Goat Cheese for our kick-off but the true treat was the Octopus Carpaccio which is not often seen on menus in Austin. Save room for spectacular deserts topped of with perhaps the best coffee served in town. We can't leave this review without a comment on the spectacular and personal service we encountered. We opened with a friendly greeting by the host and it was topped of by an exceptional server; Nickela. Enjoy our lovely find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful outdoor brunch!
    SassyWineBellyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    A friend was visiting from out of town and had had her fill of barbecue and grilling out. We had brunch on the patio at Fino and it was perfection! We ordered a bunch of small plates (Shisito peppers and the muhummara) as well as one large plate (shakshouka with chorizo) to share. We each tried the pomegranate and orange mimosas, and I much preferred orange - pomegranate was too sweet. The setting was wonderful and the servers were very attentive without being intrusive. Fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    KKWAustin
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We did an after the football game dinner at Fino. Really a great eatery...wonderful service, excellent food, and perfect setting. The outdoor patio seating is some of the best in Austin. We had a smorgasbord of their small plates and everything was so good, especially the fried goat cheese and the Brussels sprouts. We yummed it all up and cleaned our plates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicoise salad the worst ever had
    Hoot
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Plater mainly filled with spinach leaves and a few other vegetables, a small bit of crumbled tuna probably out of a "Chicken of the Sea " can. If you would like to eat a fine niscoise salad try the Bistro at Nordstroms. The fino was fine as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A simple I'm sorry would work
    Elcid91VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We ordered our eggs poached medium and received them hard. The bacon also came out cold. We sent the food back. The eggs came back runny and cold ( not medium) and the same bacon was reheated and came back mushy. I sent the bacon back again for fresh, hot bacon. Not once during this whole fiasco did any of the staff say I'm sorry. We are very disappointed because we had been there 3 previous times and liked the place, but we won't be coming back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fino paella
    HBC02CVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent paella, which is difficult to find in Texas. The wine list is small, but there are some excellent choices at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My review is a private note for the restaurant only.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing
    eats
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The young man who was our waiter was very good. He was attentive but not hovering. He commented on the food as he had tasted. He was very knowledgeable. I wish I knew his name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    Poetatlarge
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've had two experiences at Fino's in the past few months in which we entertained out-of-town company. It's out of downtown, sophisticated menu, good wine; great place to settle for an evening of catch-up. Friends from NCY and North Carolina loved it! Great service, good food, relaxed, fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Tapas & Service
    612WhereAreYouVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Come here on an empty stomach and you'll leave pleasantly full and happy. I came in a group of 3 and we share a handful of 'small plates' in addition to tapas. All were very well portioned (small plates were quite bigger than expected) and satisfying. Nothing we had went unfinished. Great service across the entire team - beverage delivery, wine, water, plates cleared... all well done. Would definitely come back. Probably best for a group of 3+ as it is definitely a place you'd want to share due to the menu options, but can be done with 2 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Expensive wine list for a neighborhood restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fino's patio is a perfect spot for a casual after-work meal. The service is quite accommodating, with our server helpful at helping us gauge the number of small plates and appetizer selections we chose to fill the two of us and our 12-year-old daughter. The anchovy-stuff fried olives and spanakopita were perfect snacks while we perused the menu for the rest of our selections. Falafel is best in town; tomato and burrata salad also memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as usual
    ChaseVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Service and food were superb. Thank you for the great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic brunch
    ezduzitVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I make it a point to brunch at FINO every time I'm in Austin. My fav is the savory waffle with the fried quail on top and pepper syrup. incredibly tasty and the waffle is so light and fluffy. My husband loves the shrimp and grits. we also like to get the various tapas, esp the sardine stuffed fried olives and the pork pinchitos. the patio is lovely and it makes dining al fresco a joy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • brunch party
    sweettooth
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I had a Sunday morning brunch party for my daughter. I brought flowers, favors, and special napkins. The server helped me with everything and consulted with me about drinks and starters. She recommended mimosas with a variety of fruit juices for the table. Everyone really enjoyed that. Each person could order individually and all the food came out within a fairly short time so no one had to wait very long before everybody was served or the food became cold. Water and champagne glasses were filled consistently. We all loved our food. The fried quail (with waffles) was hot and crisp. Shrimp and grits were highly complimented. We had three orders of the manchego biscuits with jam before our meal arrived, a must have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 613 reviews are from the FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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