Satellite Bistro and Bar
Satellite Bistro and Bar

Satellite Bistro and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.satellitebistro.com/
  • Phone: 5122889994
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-9:30pm,
    Friday-Saturday 11:00am - 10:30pm,
    Sunday: 10:00am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Vidales
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call our Catering Director for info!
    Opa!
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a very comfortable private dining lounge complete with a baby grand piano, please inquire within!
  • Private Party Contact: Steve or Kesha 5125357777x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy the live music ranging from Jazz to Western Swing to everything in between in the Michael Andrew's Lounge, complete with baby grand piano—STELLAR!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Escarpment
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking!
A word from Satellite Bistro and Bar
At Satellite Bistro & Bar, fresh ingredients & hearty plates are always in orbit. Modern meets retro on the menu (contemporary spins on classic American favs) & on the walls (cool bistro with a futuristic '60s feel). Outfitted with sleek table tops, retro-mod chairs & plenty of lounge-worthy booths, Satellite is a versatile dining destination that's equally comfy for brunch—say, with a Portabella mushroom, red pepper & avocado-amped Eggs Benedict called the Flying Saucer or heavenly Ice Cream Battered French Toast OR for a Weekend Night On-The-Town...Pop in for the Orchid Chicken or Greek Saganaki, & you can eat, mingle & enjoy the live music ranging from Jazz to Western Swing to everything in between in the Michael Andrew's Lounge, complete with baby grand piano—STELLAR!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Satellite Bistro and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (7)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)romantic (4)special occasion (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Handled our group well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were planning a family brunch for 10.5 people - 8 adults, 2 children and a baby in a carrier - and Satellite Bistro handled us well even though they aren't that large. We made a reservation the night before through Open Table for an 11:45am Sunday brunch, and they had the table ready and waiting when we arrived 10 minutes early. There was not a wait at that time, and others were able to get seated right away, but I think it was helpful that we made the reservation so they could hold tables near each other. It was more crowded by the time we left.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Circlecdiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Satellite is consistently good. When I'm craving salmon it's my go-to place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    AuntieVic
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I prefer ribeye for steak because of its tenderness. The Beef Tenderloin was the only steak option. And it was delicious, very tender, and perfectly cooked. Beware of the Satellite Star dessert - it's absolutely scrumptious. Several flavors and textures of chocolate goodness. Be prepared to share, it's too much for one person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Regulars
    PaulRutowskiVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We are regulars as we live close by. We are fortunate to have such a nice neighborhood gem than having to go downtown. Would be nice if y'all can add a New York Strip Steak Dish on the menu when I'm in a mood for a juicy steak to go along with my typical Titos Martini. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good choice
    BakidoVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was great as always. Really good service. If I have anything negative, it's that the lighting is turned down too low at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dining with friends
    lovetodine
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We frequently dine at Satellite as it is in our local community. It is small and therefore isn't really great for groups greater than five unless you can eat on the patio. We do enjoy the food and location. This last visit was a little disappointing in that the wine we selected was unavailable and so we chose another bottle and found that only one was available of that variety as well. We wanted a SB and therefore there wasn't one available. We would like to see the happy hour menu offer a better selection of wines. Our service was great as was the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review Title
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I really enjoy this restaurant. They usually have space and are extremely close to where I live. The menu is small but the offerings are delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy, Happy Hour
    curlygirlVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have a group of about 10 folks that meets monthly for happy hour here in the southwest. We like to rotate our location and I decided to give Satellite a try. I was really pleased with our server. She managed all of us so easily, especially when folks came at different times. We originally wanted to split checks and she took care of that. Although at the end, the check was covered by two folks instead. We only had appetizers but they were great. She even was able to bring us some cut up veggies for the folks who couldn't eat chips. There were a few signature cocktails which seemed delicious. I had two of the peach mojitos and loved them. I would highly recommend the restaurant for groups in the southwest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find!
    SouthAustinNative
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We recently discovered this place just minutes from our house. We had avoided it thinking it might be a little pricey but we went to hear a friend play in a band, and we found the food to be delicious and the price to be affordable. My only complaint is that on nights they have music, it doesn't start until 7:30 and happy hour ends at 6:30. We would like both at the same time! Another plus is they will take reservations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open more days
    Yorkiegirl
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Would like the bistro to be open for weekday lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Night Out
    TxGirl
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Myles was awesome! He was very professional and fun at the same time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Drinks, Good Food, Better Amb
    ShaggyTheFoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    If you go for a date, the Satellite Bistro and Bar won't leave you with a disappointed taste in your mouth. The ambience is perfect for an evening meal with a couple. It's not upscale, but it's better than a chain restaurant. The drinks make you smile, and the service leaves you feeling well taken care of. The food's not quite what makes two foodies jump out of their chairs. It's good. We didn't think it tasted bad. It's just that the description said lump crab with avocado over bibb lettuce and garlic chili ranch dressing. That sounds like it should send amazing juice through our bodies. We noticed no discernible fireworks of flavor. We left relaxed. We'll probably be back again. It's just not the tippy top of the list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, okay service
    Jpcracka
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Food was incredible, inside was very noisy and music was very loud. Service was okay. Much quiter at outside seating. Inside was very tough to have a table conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Ever
    myssm79
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Having just moved to the Austin area and being a huge foodie/chef I was excited to try new places. After doing some research online and making a short list I decided that Satellite was the place to start and I was incredibly pleased. The decor and ambiance was perfect; it evoked a feeling of 60's Space Age Pop and I could easily picture Juan Esquivel or Tito Puentes playing live. The food was incredible, decadent and clearly made with passion and from high quality ingredients. Creative menu, warm service... Satellite just may be my new favourite place to eat. I cannot wait to come back and try everything on the menu. Thank you for the greatest birthday dinner ever.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 85 reviews are from the Satellite Bistro and Bar reviews archive.
  • Birthday Brunch
    TxGirl
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food presentation & taste were top notch. Will be going there again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably good
    Bodean
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Have eaten here dozens of times and never been disappointed. Most recent visit, on a Sat. night, featured a jazz trio, a nice touch. Very relaxing, unpretentious restaurant. Brunch is also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite weekend brunch spot!
    love2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This place has turned into my 'goto' for weekend brunch- love the options! My favorite is the flying saucer. :) Also, went for Mother's Day where they had a fabulous buffet! It will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Rspin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had Mother's Day brunch here. Great experience! Awesome food, friendly wait staff!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    ChristinaR
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Satellite Bistro and Bar is one of my favorites. I discovered it this past December and have dined there almost every week since then. The menu is broad and everything that we have ever had tastes great. The truffle fries are the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In the Hood
    PaulRutowskiVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My wife and I always enjoy Satellite Bistro because it is a short drive away (its also within walking distance). They serve excellent cocktails and their menu is simple enough but always offer good choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    great place to go, the food is great, cool lil bar, great service
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was fine.
    Kellrock
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I never have high expectations when I try something new so I was not disappointed. I was also not impressed. This place was recommended to me by a coworker. We were seated on time but it took a long time to be greeted by a server. They were busy for a Tuesday, we were told. Our server was a very lovely, friendly server who was clearly overwhelmed. I wasn't in any rush and she said they were busier than usual so I wasn't bothered by it. I ordered the redfish with a champagne Gorgonzola salad and my fiancé ordered the scallops. Presentation was lovely and the salad was yummy. My meal was good. My fiancé said his meal was too oily. The food was fine but I'm not sure we'd go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GreT neighborhood gem!
    KamaainaVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Always enjoyable. Great atmosphere, staff, food and live entertainment. Really enjoy Night Train!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A wonderful brunch. The Eggs Benedict were perfect and the scalloped potatoes are my favorite. Have been going for years. Such a treat!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent every time !!
    Meme
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This restaurant is in our neighborhood. We eat here often. Every time we love our food. We have tried many items on the menu and enjoyed all of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real neighborhood Gem in Circle C
    KamaainaVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Had a delightful quiet late evening dinner on the patio. Service, food and atmosphere were delightful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Hungry
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great brunch menu with very reasonable prices! Worth the drive!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab-u-lous
    Babs
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    One of our favorite spots in the 'hood. It is our "go-to" place for happy hour during the week. Love the crab cakes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    ntaylor
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Kid Friendly probably more for lunch and sitting outside although there were some school age children there when we showed up for dinner at 8P. Food has always been good - never have had anything bad there. Can be loud with the music when sitting inside so don't expect a nice, quiet dinner conversation unless you sit outside. But, the music is nice...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    AmandaJ
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Tried this restaurant for the first time and was very impressed. The avocado pico de gallo in the trio of dips appetizer is fantastic. The fish tacos come with a peanut sauce that is out of this world and definitely gives a new flavor to the tacos. We had great service from the time we were seated in a comfy booth until the moment we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is Key
    PatioPeople
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    In the past, we have had bad experiences at Satellite to the point we have walked out. The bad service started with the very young hostesses. But our waiter who served us this time and during our previous visit is wonderful! He checked on us, but not too much, and is excellent at customer service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmm Scallops
    bevette
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Hard to find scallops done right and tasty.. love the dish here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good.
    CFNIV
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Went for brunch. Had some drinks. Seemed heavy in the mixer lite on the wine. Midas were okay. The salmon was very good as well as french toast wast cooked well but lacked flavor. Server was good but seemed overwhelmed. Never visited by a manager.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the
    AnnW
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the Thai chicken stir fry - delicious plus the amount of food to satisfy the heavy eater. The house Magarita on the other hand was quite bland.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Bruzbro1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Found this place about a week before V-Day and decided to give a shot. They sure surpassed my expectations. The Filet and my wife's pork shank were absolutely awesome. The drinks were great as well as the service. Come expecting a lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a night!
    NickSally
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I ate at Satellite for Valentines Day. I have no complaints. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The 4 course Valentine's Day dinner on 2014 was amazing. Way better than we expected it to be. My husband and I were very pleased with all 4 courses. My rib-eye steak was cooked to perfection along with my husbands creamy chicken pasta dish. Made for a perfect, not over crowded Valentine's date night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience!
    SAustinLover
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had seen friends check-in here through social media and based on the pictures & reviews, I wanted to give a try. We went for a Valentine's Day dinner where they had a specific menu, candlelit tables & dimmed lighting - but I would return again for certain. Service and staff was friendly but not overbearing, we weren't being checked in on constantly and we got our order in very reasonable time. The drinks were good, and had a great selection. The food was outstanding, it just could not have been any better. There were mostly couples dining that night, but I'm sure it's kid friendly and great for small groups.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, server..not so much
    BDH1
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We booked our table online and ask for a spot close to the music. We got just that and it was perfect! The food was amazing...we ordered drinks, appetizers and entrees all around. Although the food and drinks were AMAZING our server seemed quite annoyed for some reason??!!She seemed to be rushing us and very short with us regarding any questions we had about the menu (never been there before!) When we asked her for silverware (we did not get any when we were seated) she came back with 4 sets and abruptly slammed them down. After she left all 4 of us looked at each other and said "she seems mad or annoyed" for some reason.When she came back, I asked her if we had upset her or if she was mad about something...she replied "No, I am just busy!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Music, Recommended
    mylesVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Satellite Bistro has really gotten its act together since we first moved into the area and tried it two years back. Nothing but praise for the last six months. Most recent dinner was all thumbs up with entrees... pork chop on regular menu and Mediterranean grill special. Steak and bean soup also gets a very honorable mention as a $2 add-on to an entree. Prices are reasonable for food quality and portion size. We also enjoy the live music scheduled some nights. Recently, the very talented Jackie Venson sang and played piano on a perfect selection of R&B and pop tunes. Service is attentive, parking is easy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate