Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe - Downtown
Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe - Downtown
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Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gumbosdowntown.com/
  • Phone: 5124808053
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service offered at lunch and dinner. Lunch $5, Dinner $8
A word from Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe - Downtown
Gumbo's Downtown has been serving up Austin's finest Cajun and Creole cuisine for over 10 years. Whether you are looking for some Crawfish Etouffee or a delicious hand cut tenderloin, Gumbo's will treat you right. With impeccable service and a romantic ambiance, make sure to book a reservation for your special occasion.
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Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We asked for a quiet place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    We asked for a quiet place and they found the quietest in the restaurant, thank you very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Main dish (red fish) was good
    AD1213
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Main dish (red fish) was good but bipoth the sides (potatoe of the day & diary rice) were dry. Price was really high for the quality & quantity.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot, had the Ribeye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    Great spot, had the Ribeye with crawfish tails. I asked for the steak to be cooked rare, but it came out a little more well done than what I would have liked. Even with that, I'm not the kind of person to send a steak back unless absolutely necessary and I'm glad I didn't because it was still delicious. Also the Escargot was excellent, my date and I definitely had good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was so delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    The food was so delicious. Would definitely return!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gumbo's Downtown is a fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Gumbo's Downtown is a fine Restaurant... Over the past 4-5 years, on numerous visits, they have never disappointed....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Like To See What I'm Eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Food & Service was good. Need little more lighting at table to see what you are eating.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food- as always, outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    Food- as always, outstanding. The best upscale, creole/cajun-style seafood I've found in Austin. Portions aren't huge, but for someone with an average appetite, I've never been anything but fully satisfied at the end of the meal. Atmosphere- very sophisticated, a big draw. Check out pictures online; it's beautiful inside. Very elegant. Price - Pretty expensive, but well worth it. Amazing food, atmosphere, usually amazing service. Service - the only problem we had, although normally it's anything but. We were forgotten at the end of the meal. we sat for 15 min. waiting on the check, and it wasn't until I popped my head above the booth and made eye contact with the manager that we got it. Otherwise excellent service. Overall: very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • John did an excellent job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    John did an excellent job taking care of us and explaining the menu. Excellent place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was out of this world.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    The food was out of this world. The service was great. I could not have asked for more. We all had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I can count on Gumbo's to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    I can count on Gumbo's to always have a friendly staff. Never too crowded or loud. Classy, not campy. Great Louisiana music and artwork/photos. Fresh seafood and salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's our 10th time in Austin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    It's our 10th time in Austin amd we have been visiting Gumbos 710 Colorado every time, this time twice!And what an experience...the food is awesome and very authentic, fresh and good looking, the service always topnotch, and the room very nice to eat in, so all in all very recommendable. Keep up the good intentions!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ordered Gumbo, Shrimp cocktail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/13/2012
    We ordered Gumbo, Shrimp cocktail and the greek salad. The waiter was not aware to inform us that shrimp cocktail is basically overlapping the greek salad except that it had shrimp over it. He should have told us when we were ordering it would be pretty much the same and instead he could have made us a suggestion. For having learned that the Gumbo's is one of the old and famous must eat places, the waiter's level of attention was poor quality and we were incredibly disappointed afterward. This was our second time visiting Austin and our first time at your place was so awesome, you should make sure to train your waiters, bring it to the next level please. I do not think what I am saying is difficult, it is basic and servicing customer
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were going to a show and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    We were going to a show and they were very accomodating to us. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Service was lacking. This was our third visit to Gumbo's Downtown. Our previous two visits were outstanding. This visit, we made reservations for Saturday night. Waiter was not friendly or personable. We spent a lot of time waiting..on drink refills, to order our entrees, and to pay our tab once he dropped it off at the table. Our forks were dropped in front of us on the table, instead of placed. My girlfriend asked for a suggestion between the Salmon and Mahi, which the waiter replied "well we are out of Mahi" as he darted off. After we sat for several miniutes w/ empty drinks we ordered our second round. My margarita was carbonated. I sent back, and was informed they poured into a taller glass and compensated w/ soda water...Really?
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not at all the flavor I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Not at all the flavor I was expecting. IF I return, I won't order the same items.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was an overall great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    This was an overall great dining experience. This was a dinner with a group of my customers. The wait staff was freindly and efficient. The calamari was huge and tasty and the other appetizers were pleasing as well - crab cakes and fried green tomoatoes. The entrees were even better - the fish was cooked just right. I receommend the sweet potato catfish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall great experience quick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Overall great experience quick prompt service, nice atmospehere, and great customer service. I frequent Eddie V's and Trulucks on the regular but its always hectic and service misses some points but tried gumbos on Valentines day and even though they were busy you couldn't even tell. Proper spacing so you're not bumping into people close enough to be very intimate also.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've eaten at Gumbo's Downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We've eaten at Gumbo's Downtown every Valentine's Day for many years and will continue to do so...of course, we eat there several times during the year as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Orleans in Downtown Austin.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Had a wonderful dinner there. Service was excellent. We enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sometimes you just have to
    konek4reel
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Sometimes you just have to tell like it is! We had a party of 10, we were seated by front door, had to return food that was undercooked and ate food that was overcooked! I requested before our arrival to pay for an Angel Food Cake with Berries for party and was told by Host that " I've been here for two years and we don't have that on the menu". Maybe you should send your host to Dale Carneigie course? Upon completion of dinner the waitress asked me who this special party was for and gave my wife a dessert menu and said pick something out! I will say that the Valet Personnel were the best part of this place!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was absolutely delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    food was absolutely delicious (as always) and the service was terrific as it always is another fantastic meal at a fantastic restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak & escargot was fantastic,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    Steak & escargot was fantastic, yet the shrimp & grits were cold.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious as usual. Our favorite
    Eric
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Delicious as usual. Our favorite spot. You should go too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love gumbo's but this time
    texasgirl13
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    We love gumbo's but this time the order was served incorrectly and the food wasn't as good as usual. Also, the wine lise changed and the cheapest bottle you could order was $48.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Great place for a cozy mid-week dinner. I'm sure the weekend days are just as nice. Excellent food, great wine list, and a superb grape martini.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was amazing, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    The food was amazing, the staff were friendly and knowledgable. Definately worth another visit. Have already recommended to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not going back...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    food okay, service from the moment we walked into the restaurant, starting with the reservation stand was lacking. Waitress told us the manger would not allow our son (25 days shy of being 21) to have a glass of wine at our table, poured by his parents; never had that issue in Texas before. Waitress was not attentive during the entire meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place downtown that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Great place downtown that is not really well known. Get anything that involves a "Roux" and you'll be doing great, also their martinis are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was our anniversary and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    It was our anniversary and had gone into Austin for a graduation also. The meal, was super and the wine was just out of this world. We had the absolute best waiter ever, Keith. It was a memorable evening that my wife and I will cherish for a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gumbo's has been a favorite
    eatright
    Dined on 12/1/2011
    Gumbo's has been a favorite of ours for several years, but we had not been to the restaurant in quite awhile. The service was painfully slow and the waiter forgot my husband's wedge salad. When we asked about it 15 minutes after we ordered it, he said, "Oh I was just coming over to tell you we are out of "wedge's" tonight. We were doubtful about his explanation. We brought a guest with us to the restaurant and had touted its great food and service. I am not sure, with all the selections available in downtown Austin, we will return anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Cajun flavor! Impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    Wonderful Cajun flavor! Impeccable attention to details. Great pre-show dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food just isn't what it used
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Food just isn't what it used to be! Flavor and spices and overall taste are missing. I had a steak, and it was just okay - nothing memorable....like the first time I ate at Gumbos about 10 years ago. Sadly, I don't see myself going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't Miss Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Best seafood in area and I live on the Gulf Coast. Price points are reasonable and portion sizes are bigger than expected. Service has always been great. Simple yet elegant menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, wine and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Excellent food, wine and service. We had a large party of 8 , and found all to be outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As usual, everything we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    As usual, everything we had from the menu and specials were fantastic, from the ribeye to the redfish. The restaurant was very accommodating to my young son as well, preparing his pasta to order! We don't miss Gumbo's when we come in to town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic steak and seafood
    BobBobBob
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    Best Louisiana seafood and steakhouse around. This place is highly under-rated and sometimes forgotten in Austin's food scene. Better steaks than just about anywhere else in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go there every time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    We go there every time we are in Austin! Just love the food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I spent our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    My husband and I spent our anniversary dinner here - it was a very wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Escargo was very tasty. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Escargo was very tasty. Good entree's also. I like that they combine more than one seafood in nearly all the dishes, it gives it more interest. Our server was very friendly and easygoing, eager to accommodate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flounder that was sauteed
    MountainBoyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    Flounder that was sauteed was very good. The order that was grilled/seared was dry and overcooked, only partially eaten by the person who ordered it. Server (Patrick) was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate