Odd Duck

Odd Duck

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oddduckaustin.com/
  • Phone: 512-433-6521x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Fri 1130 am - 230 pm
    Brunch: Sunday 1030 am - 230 pm
    Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5 - 10 pm
    Friday and Saturday 5 - 11 pm

    Bar: Mon-Fri 1130 am - close
    Sat: 5 pm - close
    Sun: 1030 am - close
    Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3-6 pm
    Sunday 230 - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bryce Gilmore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Odd Duck has a great 4 seasons patio. Great views of Downtown Austin and plenty of space to entertain your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason James 512-433-6521x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gibson
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Odd Duck has complimentary valet parking.
A word from Odd Duck
Odd Duck features a seasonal menu inspired by our local farmers. Utilizing our wood fire grill and oven, we offer shared plates and an extensive bread program. Our crafted drink menu will share in a similar philosophy as the food. With a great high energy atmosphere driven by our open kitchen, Odd Duck is the perfect spot to see what our community has to offer.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Odd Duck reviews from OpenTable diners
372 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (319)hot spot (204)special occasion (163)neighborhood gem (155)great for outdoor dining (131)vibrant bar scene (115)great for brunch (91)good for groups (88)great for lunch (87)romantic (57)notable wine list (53)late-night find (31)scenic view (19)kid-friendly (13)Show More
  • Yummmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    So many rich and delicious things to munch on! Dinner is incredible, and now I know brunch is it's own special thing as well. Amazing service... I am never, ever disappointed here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The decor is ok. It kind of clashes with the modern exterior of the building. I get the idea of using old plates, but eating dinner off of an old coffee cup saucer is pushing it. The food is creative, but WAY too salty. I LOVE salt, but the tacos were almost inedible. Ceviche was very good, and so was the pretzel. Eating the foie gras moose with a spoon was a little off...It would have been better on toast points or something similar to add texture. They need to address the portion size. If you're going to be a family style concept, there should be more than 4 bites in a serving. The drinks were very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greatttt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had such a good time. Everything was delicious and flavorful and we had such a good time. Wait staff was so generous and friendly too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awkward service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First, let me say the food was realllyyyyy good at a fair price. I was a bit put off by the service though. My boyfriend and I went there for an early dinner and we had both never been there before so it took a minute for us to pick out what we wanted. I guess our server thought it shouldn't take so long because she seemed annoyed that we didn't order faster. Also the way it works is there a few different food runners who will bring the plates out. For the most part they were fine but one guy made me uncomfortable. He was cool but weird. I kind of wish he just would have put the food on the table, told us what it was, and walked away. But keep Austin weird or whatever. If you can ignore the servers and focus on the food you'll LOVE it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Reed
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Odd Duck was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Oddly enough your alls serving pans did it for me. My grandma used to use those same white porcelain with blue design serving dishes and that brought me back home. Besides that the food was perfect, even the freakin watermelon was awesome. My girlfriend and my mouth were watering the whole time looking at the menu and were watering even more as we took each bite. The drinks were amazing too, great cocktail and beer selection. Very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adventurous menu
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Really interesting food. Meat foams, savory "tacos", fantastic breads, creative food pairings. The three of us tried about ten different dishes, most of which were completely unique. A great place to take out of town guests to show off the foodie scene of Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun dining experience
    JenniMo
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Delicious food, good lunch vibe. Service a little slow, though--attentive wait staff but a big time gap between small plates. Overall, a fun dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    David
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I went there for our anniversary dinner and they brought us complimentary champagne right away. The plates are small (like American tapas) but the food was incredible. We ordered six plates between the two of us and it was the perfect amount of food. The wait staff was friendly and very helpful in guiding our food selections as well as the timing of each dish. Most of the seating is communal, so keep that in mind. I always find that kind of fun, but others might not. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant right now
    LonghornEaterVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is literally our favorite restaurant in town right now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot spot
    goodworldfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Tried walk-in early Saturday night. 1.5 hour wait so we came back instead for Sunday brunch. Dishes were imaginative. Really liked whipped yogurt with fruit. Be prepared to share. Dishes come out one at a time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was one of the best meals we've ever had in Austin. Every dish we tried was perfect, and the staff was great too. I'm glad we reserved the table, because it was packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Each time is better than the last. My wife and I go for special occasions and when we want to splurge. The service is always amazing and the food is top notch. Ive been here many times and have never had a complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    austinmuse
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This restaurant has been on my radar for quite some time and I'm thrilled to have finally had the opportunity to go. The menu is fantastic, and save for about two items (the special of the evening was goat heart tacos and I don't do these...) I could have happily eaten my way through ALL of it. Every item was delicious, aesthetically attractive and had something of a "wow" factor in it. I cannot recommend it highly enough! Make reservations, you won't regret it. Valet parking is good, service is delightful... From an avid foodie: this is an A+ restaurant. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumptuous Experience
    Migi
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Sumptuous, delightful and unexpected. Fresh and portions led you to want more. A complete pleasure. Every dish was outstanding with its unique food combinations that pleased each person's palette at our table. Stands out as a 'Must go back soon'! I would only consider trying to slow the service down a wee bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geart as always
    atxdiner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went for Brunch. Loved it! Great service, great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smorgasbord
    TapasFarmstyle
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It's great if you are the type of oetson who wishes he could order appetizers all night long! You order tons of tiny dishes. Each one distinct, special and kinda heavy! It's farm to table tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No rush
    ktmontgomery
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved that our waitress did not try to rush us or bully us into ordering more than we wanted. There were four of us and she suggested that we each order four dishes to share. She said the chef would bring them out in the order that he thought they would taste the best. (A really good idea if you are hungry). Because we had never been to the Odd Duck before, we decided to just order a total of 4 dishes and then to order more if we wanted more. The waitress was happy to accommodate us. All in all we ended up sharing six savory plates and two dessert plates. Each one was delicious and unique. We especially enjoyed the Kaffir Lime Panacotta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Fooooood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went for our anniversary and it was an excellent experience. Our server knew my food allergies, and was incredibly helpful with suggesting what and how much to try. The food was delicious and fresh. We had new variations of old favorites and tried something new too. The cocktails were incredible. Everyone on the staff was friendly, even coming to chat with me when my boyfriend went to bathroom. We enjoyed our night, thank you for treating us so well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Made a reservation and was seated at the bar. It was our anniversary so I would have rather sat at a table. Food was good but very small portions and inevitably served in threes. And what's up with the Moscow Mules being served in a glass cup? They're hip enough to have copper mugs.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun food. Friendly, engaged servers
    78704Occhipinti
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Obvious to see the evolution of this new South Lamar hot spot from his food truck days. Fun and different small plate food options with servers who know their menu and check up on you regularly. We ate at the large bar that surrounds the grill and had engaging conversations with those preparing the food. Unique drink menu included homemade cocktails and wide variety of beer and wine selections. Go here if you want a great energetic atmosphere - not a quiet romantic spot at all. Pickled veggies in most dishes were a little too "vinegary" for me and feta on the eggplant caponata dish are my only complaints. Feta on classic Italian dish? Nope. Ceviche and pretzels w/béchamel sauce were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at Odd Duck
    Seddymom
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We sat at the bar and watched the staff cook lunch. My duck egg with fried rice was incredible! Loved the interaction with the kitchen staff throughout our lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    SouthAustinCuriousDiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great mix of flavors in the dishes. The duck egg and fried rice was out-of-this-world! The panna cotta and watermelon dessert is one of the most scrumptious desserts in Austin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    laceyanne
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Odd Duck was great, however I liked the last time I visited more. A lot of their food seems to be hit or miss, it does lean more towards the hit side. We were hesitant about going after seeing the seasonal menu (we didn't like a lot of the items), but decided to go anyway. We were seated at the bar in front of the kitchen which were really weird seats. We personally didn't like being so close to the kitchen and the waiter greeting us from behind, but I can understand why many would like it. Our waiter was great, the food came out fast. I loved two items and liked all of them except the eggplant hushpuppies were very salty, but he said they were new. The sauce and other accompaniments on the item were great though. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lived up to Hype
    AustinTX
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you sit at the bar you have a view of the kitchen which is open, clean and entertaining. For a couple, you actually have more privacy at the bar than most of the tables that are "community" dining style. I am not a huge fan of that trend. Other than that cannot say anything bad about the atmosphere though. There are a few tables for two...just not many at all. The menu is diverse with the only commonality being excellent ingredients. We ordered six small plates and everything was outstanding. Service is great. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit!
    ducky
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Thank you, had a nice time! TOD was packed so the kitchen was very busy, yet at least 1 order took a long time. No dessert menu. Enjoyed the decor, the food was quite nice. The cons-when a plate was brought it was just sort of placed down on the table in the general direction of the person that ordered it-i realize this is a small plates/share plates if you wish type of restaurant, but some logistical thought here would help because not all people intend to share their order, as with a tapas bar. Too, the plates were retrieved by the wait staff early, before the last bite(s) was gone. Lastly, please serve in the classic style-from the right side of each seated person. Again, thank you, had a nice time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SGNITROVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great experience for brunch. Lot of unique choices including duck hash and beignets, which were standouts. Dishes are intended to be shared, though sometime a little challenging. Looking forward to returning when back in Austin.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpentabledinersVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    What a wonderful experience. We loved the food and drink. The service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love it but
    Kabqt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Odd duck is one if my favorite restaurants. But in my recent visit I brought my sister who lives in Nashville. She's not a big meat eater but she does love bacon so she ordered the blt. The menu said bacon, the server did not clarify it was actually pork belly. My sister does not eat pork belly so we were very surprised when a pork belly sandwich came out. I know bacon comes from the pork belly, but she was expecting a much thinner, crispier piece of bacon and she could not stomach the thick, meaty pork belly. she was bummed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Lina
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food is great. Wish they weren't so busy. I would go more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Dee21
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Personal, friendly, helpful serving team. The food was amazing. Each small plate was an experience. Beautiful to look at - and profoundly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Deacon
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Odd Duck filled with small plates that truly expanded our palate. Each dish was delicious and unique. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions and helped make for a great night out. Only negative was that despite a reservation we were seeted at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    denver
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We didn't want to eat the rest of the day. We just wanted to keep savoring our brunch at Odd Duck. Everything was delightful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food in the City
    eyeriseye
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Odd Duck four times, the first being opening week. It has gotten better each time. I don't mean this as a constructive statement. I mean, it was amazing the first time and continues to engage and surprise my pallet each time after. The service is the best in the city! Their plates are inventive and creative. I love the balance of vegetarian and meat dishes. I will continue to go and will continue to tell my friends and family to visit too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm 2 Table Bliss
    pbillings512
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hopefully the heirloom tomato salad will be a staple
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner EVER
    EABFoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have to say that the meal I had at Odd Duck was hands down THE BEST dinner I've had at a restaurant...EVER...first off they have a German Pinot Noir on their wine list. I had no idea there was such a thing! VERY yummy. I ordered a few plates and all were amazing - first the compressed watermelon, then the zucchini pancake (my favorite!!!!), next the duck egg and finally the foie gras. I also had dessert but cannot remember what I had but it too was good - it was like a huge sugary croissant with brie and other yummy deliciousness on top. I bought beers for the kitchen and do hope they enjoyed them. (The menu features an option to buy $1 beers for the kitchen which I think is GREAT!) GO TO ODD DUCK IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our server Stefan really added to the whole experience, he was just as excited for us to try the food as we were to eat it. Had a great evening, didn't break the bank and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food, cool ambiance
    Cr3ativegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went with our teenagers for my birthday. We loved Barley Swine, so we knew what we were getting with the small plates. The server had a long discussion about the beers with my husband. We attempted to order bread because I knew the kids were starving, but the server said that we had order everything at once (same speil at Barley Spine). The food was inventive and fresh. The pretzel sticks, lamb ribs and zucchini cake were great. My favorite was the foi gras, loaded with fresh figs and greens. They gave me a delicious fortune cookie for my birthday. I think the portions here are even smaller than Barley swine. So, leave them at home and go have a fine date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Treat for the tastebuds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very much enjoyed our dinner visit here. The flavor combinations were excellent. There was not a dish or dessert we didn't like! Would recommend it and would return if ever in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD
    CHARLES
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    FOOD WAS GERERALY GOOD BUT LIMITED. SALTY SOW MUCH BETTER.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smart Menu
    Cakey
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The menu was stellar! The flavors in each dish were out of control good!!! The cocktail menu was fantastic also. I took my husband for his 31st birthday , we sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the cooks in front of us create each dish. Our server was so friendly and everyone that delivered our food was very knowledgeable of the dish. Would recommend !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.