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Peche Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pecheaustin.com/
  • Phone: (512) 494-4011
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Jason Dodge
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: Full or personal catering menus.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colorado
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Peche
Fine Dining and cocktail lounge
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "There are probably 50 cocktails that they offer here, including quite a list of absinthe cocktails so it is very unique in that way. The appetizers were wonderful, but we found our entrees (we had a burger and a croque mousier, both which come with frites) all very salty. On Sunday and Monday they have happy hour all day so you can get $5 cocktails if it has an asterisk by it, and on the regular menu the asterisk items are half off so quite a good deal. I would return here for drinks but stick with the small plates."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We especially enjoyed the manager who gave us a lesson on absynthe. He was very attentive. Wish I could remember his name!! It was a bit loud for our taste, but we enjoyed the evening anyway. I had the quail and it was outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This place is amazing. The food is fantastic and the wine list/ stronger alcoholic beverage list was exceptional - best absinthe bar in Texas. Definitely a place to recommend and a place to come back to. It seems great for some fancy business meals, a fancy night with friends or perfect for a date!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The handcrafted cocktails are interesting, unique and delicious. Not to mention strong! The food is all handmade in-house and everything we ordered was wonderful. My party of 4 got a LOT of food, and all of us were impressed. I recommend the steak tartare, french onion soup, mac n cheese, bouillabase, and short ribs. The service was exceptional, and the owner even came over several times to chat and make sure we were happy. Can't recommend Peche enough!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had a blast a Peche, everyone was helpful, food and drinks were amazing!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "we were seated in a very small table in the middle of the room. The noise level was very loud. It was four of us celebrating my sons birthday and the bill was $270. I had the ribeye and it was huge but no flavor and tough. Not at all what I was expecting. The rest of the food was ok. My husband ordered a beer and they only have 1 beer!!!! Lone Star. We were forced to order a bottle of wine because Lone Star is the worse beer in the planet. I left very disappointed with the whole experience and still had to pay almost $300 for a mediocre dinner... Not going back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and great drinks. Waitress Jess was informative about the food and rink menu. Great service, great food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I've been going here since they opened, but usually I just sit at the bar and have some appetizers if I feel peckish. This was a special occasion celebrating my daughter's birthday, and all my daughters and grand-daughters showed up. We each had something different, and sampled each other's plates and all of it was great. Good wine selection, great staff, fantastic chef (he made us something special that wasn't on the menu: incredibly delicious devilled eggs). The whole experience was fabulous!!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Peche is one of the few cocktail bars that make cocktails the way they are supposed to be made. I got the mac and cheese and it was rich but good to share with the table. The bar is reminiscent of a speakeasy and the bartenders are entertaining and lively. The cocktail list is quite long (definitely not a bad thing) which leaves it hard to make a decision, but I would recommend the Fig Manhattan and Pisco Sour. My only caveat for this amazing establishment is the prices. Real cocktails entail "New York" prices, so be prepared."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Hands down the best overall dining experience we have had in Austin. We loved everything. The ambience. The owner. The waiter. The drinks. The food. We cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love the designer drinks and great food. It is always a treat"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The owner of this hot spot continues to improve it over the years. The daily menu is spot-on in every way. The drinks are great, and the service excellent. He even makes his way by to ensure every customer is well tended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Loved the drinks and different surprises. Food and service was great this is a good place for a nice romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "An excellent French restaurant in Austin. Know for its exotic cocktail menu. The owner is a self described "angry old bartender" which makes him a perfect concoction developer! Really worth the visit if you have the opportunity!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Rob has done an amazing job creating very a unique drink menu. The Escargot and duck confit were great. The only think I can say that could be worked on is the wine list. I understand this is more of a bar/drink place, but I like a before and after meal drink... but wine with my meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were there on a recommendation. We shared everything and glad we did! We started with an appetizer of the steak tartar, which was probably the best I have ever had. Next we had the watermelon and beet salad, this was this least of my favorites for the night but it was very good. Finally, we had the rabbit and a side of Mac and cheese. This dish was life changing!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "A friend introduced us to Peche last month. We enjoyed our experience so much, that we returned for a date night. Here is what you need to know: 1. Cocktails - amazing. The menu is very unique. Ask for guidance if you are unsure - Rob (the owner) asked me three questions and then told me what to order. He nailed it. Every cocktail I've had has exceeded my expectations. 2. Food - everything from comfort mac-n-cheese to exquisite mussels in a habanero coconut broth. You will throw manners to the wind and eat that broth with a spoon. There is also a daily menu, and the chef does not disappoint. 3. Ambience - go early for a quiet, intimate experience. Go later for a crowd and lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is the place you go if you want to have delicious, carefully handcrafted cocktails in Austin. The food is very good as well, so that's a bonus!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the owner of this place clearly loves and is very knowledgeable about cocktails. The roast chicken sounds plain but is amazing.I've eaten here four or five times and never had a bad experience. The tables are a bit cramped."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The drink menu and impressive selection of whiskey and absinthe make this a fine place to come for drinks. The food menu was mediocre. The selections were lackluster and not in line with what you would expect from a French bistro. The food tasted okay just not very impressive or memorable. I will return for drinks after I've gone to eat somewhere else."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Simply put -- this was one of the best food experiences we've had."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful ambiance with great food and a speakeasy bar...unique style and wonderful staff"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Trying to try some new places so took the family and friends to Peche after a Zach Scott Theater afternoon. Drinks are as described, ecletic for probably most of us - if you are adventurous and your palate is varable, the drinks will delight. Absinthe abounds here! I had a lovely cocktail made from things I was familiar with but my adventurous husband didn't care for his cocktail made from Absinthe. The food was delicious. Smaller portions with homemade noodles on mine with a delicious braised chicken. Short ribs, homemade noodles etc. for the others. We shared a salad that had so many bitter, peppery greens that we did not enjoy it. The kids had broccolli cheese soup that was gone in a minute and well enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This restaurant was close to the W Hotel, so it was convenient and turned out to be one of the best meals we had during our five day trip to Austin. Great wait staff and very good food. Wine prices are a bit high and the tables are a bit too close together, but overall a very nice experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent experience from the visit by the owner to the knowledgeable, friendly and helpful wait staff and the outstanding food, a can't miss place. Definitely will be back and can recommend it highly."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This place prides itself on having a pre-prohibition style...which means do not expect to drink your favorite drink...you'll have to find a new one...but the staff are great about helping you find something you'll like. The food was divine!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was a date night experience and didn't disappoint. I had the French 74 which was expertly mixed. My husband's first cocktail (Lucha) was a recommendation and it was so spicy he couldn't drink it - they happily replaced it. The mac&cheese appetizer was really good - it had smoked mushrooms which gave the dish a very smoky, rich flavor overall. I had one of the specials, red snapper and it was delicious. The side of mashed potatoes was amazing (you can't go wrong mixed with duck fat)! My husbands rib-eye was OK. We were given a small table in the "traffic zone" but they were quick to change our table. My only complaint is that I ordered a glass of wine with dinner and didn't receive it until I was more than halfway through the entree."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The ambiance is charming; the experience quite pleasant. The owner who pretended to be incognito came to our table several times and made the event more enjoyable. He has strong opinions about food and drink and was able to turn me around with respect to vermouth; which I have always thought to be a simple waste of grapes. The restaurant is known for making dishes out of pork cheeks; we tried it and found the dish to be tasty but much too fatty to enjoy without simultaneously thinking about, it may be time to find a good cardiologist. The escargot was very nice and presented out of shell. We both had Red fish with Mediterranean cous-cous that was very nice; although, it took an inordinate amount of time to receive it. Pecan pie was yum"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we absolutely loved our experience! Our server was kind, knowledgeable, but not overbearing. The drinks are expertly mixed. The atmosphere was inviting with mid-level ambient lighting and a candle at each table. Our entree's were outrageously delicious as well! We will most definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Our food was perfect. Our cocktails were good but a bit in the sweet side for our taste. Our waiter was excellent. He was excited about what he was serving and very knowledgeable. Plus, he was polite. I often find at trendy places like this that the waiters are rude. It was refreshing to be at a trendy foodie place with good service. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband picked out Peche due to its reputation on foodie sites, and that was correct -- the food was quite good. However, my husband and I almost walked out before ordering anything. He had made a reservation through open table a week before and when we arrived the restaurant was about 1/4 full. Our table was a disappointment as it was very claustrophobic and partially inaccessible. We were told upon our request for a new table that we could not have any of them as they were reserved for tables of four, including one of the three empty booths. We ended up staying, but the empty booth that I had requested was never sat in the 2 hours that we were there. Host and manager were either poorly trained or incompetent, or both. Incompetence."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Peche is a fun bar that pretty much does overpriced food on the side. We went looking for food and while they had one vegetarian option on the menu, the gnocchi was deep fried. Weird. They have an extensive cocktail list and the interior was fun but that was about it. The servers were lovely, but the food was terrible. We had a kale salad which was very ordinary....still hard and crunchy and a burger which was average....the sweet potato gnocchi was deep fried...say no more. Don't waste your money!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Mac-n-cheese to die for, beef cheeks that melt in your mouth, refreshing Texas Mule & New York Sour"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "It's a cool place, fun atmosphere. Apps and salad (truffle buttermilk dressing!! Yum!)was great! Entree was a bit rich for me (beef cheeks) but I was also really full by then. Great drinks!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening. Drinks were amazing and very extensive. Your staff was so knowledgable about your drink offerings and the menu. We look forward to visiting again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was my first time at Peche but I will certainly be going back! The pre-Prohibition style (in drink and decor) is both fun and romantic, great for friends or a date. The place is rather loud, so don't expect intimate conversation to work out well. The huge shelves of spirits and old-style lamps (not to mention the bartenders' garb) make for a great ambiance; the staff is friendly and very skilled. The drinks are to die for - the French 77 was especially good. I haven't seen a larger absynthe menu outside of Europe. I had the pommes frites and, while not as good as Hopfield's, the homemade ketchup was unbelievable. I would recommend Peche for groups of friends or couples who like exciting places any day. A little pricey but worth it!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The only thing French about the restaurant was the expensive prices! The food was just ok, very fatty and heavy. The french fries really killed it for us. Have these people ever eaten real "French" french fries (or pommes frites)? And then, the bill came. Not that we didn't know what to expect, but we now knew that the food was not worth it. On the positive side, the lady who served us was extremely friendly and very nice. The cocktails were tasty."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Both of us really enjoyed the food at Peché. I had the gnocchi and my husband had the sea scallops. They didn't have a wine list, but did list many interesting cocktails. No prices listed. We each ordered one, and paid $24 for the two! Drinking water with dinner does not say "nice night out" to me, but $12 for a drink is too much."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Love this place. The food was fabulous from start to finish! Love the cocktails! You must try this place."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is an incredible absinthe bar. Tons of variety and an incredible bar staff. The food is excellent. And the wait staff is moderate. The owner/manager is an incredble service focused kind of guy. Overall, I recommend this awesome French absinthe bar."
    Dined on 2/21/2014