Carillon Restaurant

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841 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Carillon is a New American restaurant featuring familiar food with a refined twist. The Carillon provides a sophisticated and approachable dining experience for all occasions. Our culinary team masterfully creates dishes with local, fresh, and seasonal produce and organic, grass-fed or free-range proteins. The Carillon offers ‘a la Carte’ or tasting menus, which can be skillfully paired with award-winning wines.

Located at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, The Carillon delivers an impressive and memorable experience. Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage. Bring your ticket to be validated. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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JR
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The 3 course pre fix meal is an excellent value. Our table had several entrees and they were all very good and ample servings. The best dessert by far was the lemon lemon, the corn pound cake was just ok. The atmosphere is quiet and very nice. Our service was excellent -she was attentive and engaging

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V
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like this restaurant food was awesome and very beautiful service everybody is very nice this place.. I will go this place again.

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JD
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great value too with the summer 3 course special. Food presentation was wonderful and ingredients very fresh.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impecable service as always. Wonderful spring menu. And the smoked crab rillettes to die for. Initially, the oysters were not available then were brought to us when someone cancelled their order. How nice of the staff. Thank you, Oscar! Love the oysters here. This has become our monthly go to. Always very good experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carillon was convenient for dinner before an event at Bass Concert Hall. Wednesday dinner specials (wine & cheese board, prix fixe menu) were a bonus! The scallops and the red snapper were both delicious. The chocolate banoffee mousse was delightful. We look forward to dining here again.

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T
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always good. I noticed a bit of a decline in waitstaff service, but nothing that was bad, just less than their usual 5 star level. (waitress kept on announcing prices of meals when I told her not to mention price since I was paying all; server poured soup into bowl in front of me from too high a level, splashing soup on me and table; wine steward spent too long on explanations of wine pairings while our food sat getting cool) I will go back, no doubt. The food, wine, and surroundings are wonderful!

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

wonderful service. one vegetable item was over cooked but waitress did an awesome job replacing with another item and discounted the entree.

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DF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn't know what to expect with the prior negative comments but found wonderful ambiance. Service expert. Dishes interesting and beautifully prepared. Quiet, adult atmosphere.

Start to finish, excellent. One of the best in the city.

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C
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING from the service, the food, the ambience & presentation was perfect.

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CE
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hand down, Great people, amazibg atmosphere, and beautiful food! It's very worth while, different flavors and things my wife and I never tried.

I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a finer area!

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EG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We certainly enjoyed our brunch with one exception. Used silverware was not replaced. Not acceptable for an almost $200.00 meal.

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great and the food was amazing. I just eat way too much of it.

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JB
Austin
49 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Carillon tonight. Food was wonderful, presentations lovely, staff was most friendly and amenable. We will definitely return.

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A
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive food preparation, served well, and very quiet. You can hear your table companions easily. We had an event we needed to get to rather early, but the staff insured we made it easily. We appreciated their help.

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. It was prepared perfectly. The entire staff was extremely accommodating and professional. We will definitely return and highly recommend this dining experience.

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G
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit the Carillon often, the most recent time for a birthday celebration. The ambiance is quiet and refined. The menu is not large, but each item is thoughtfully and expertly prepared. We often go on Tuesdays when they have northeast oysters at $1 each, a great deal. Each weekday evening they also have a 3 for $35 deal with a choice of an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert for $35 - an outstanding value. Service is excellent.

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CO
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a wonderful restaurant on the UT-Austin campus. It was difficult to find, we struggled with the parking garage and the signage, but ultimately found it - 30 minutes after our reservation time. The food was excellent and beautifully prepared. I would recommend this restaurant.

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BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, excellent service and very good, well presented food. Valet parking. Online reservations. Special occasion dining.

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OT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is outstanding. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious and excellent value for the quality.

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K
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the wait staff just as much as the wonderful food!

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GC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Carillon has a great, well trained staff, consistently fresh and creative cuisine, good vegetarian options, and great wine selections including high quality flights!

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JY
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food. My steak was cooked to perfection and even made me want to taste the all the garnishing on my plate.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Texas. The food is amazing. So many different flavors, all blended together perfectly. I am always excited to go and see what new meals they are serving.

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and a wait staff to match. Any questions we had about the menu, our waitress was excellent at answering.

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JY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Everything about this restaurant was terrible. This restuarant totally ruined our valentine's day with awful and disgusting food. We were forced to get the three course meals because that was the only options they offered. However, the appetizers, main courses and desserts were nasty and over priced. A new york strip steak was too tough and it was completely covered with coffee grinds and big leaves. The sea bass was very fishy and did not taste good at all. Also the sea bass was completely covered by variety of vegetables that looked pathetic and burnt. We could not finish any of these dishes. It just seems like they were playing with foods. The dessert was the highlight of the three course meal because the cake was stiff, stale and the worst dessert i've ever had in my life. I felt like they hire anyone to be their waiters and waitresses. We certainly did not get the service that we deserved for $80 per person for 3 course meal. The foods were, again, absolutely disgusting, and we could not even eat half of the foods. Even though they gave us poor quality of meals and average service, they charged us mandatory 20% tip so we nearly paid over $100 per person. Their three course meal is extremely over priced and didn't worth every penny that they charged for. I would've had a way better quality food with this much money anywhere else. We wouldn't recommend this restaurant to any people unless they are my worst enemies.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner there. I had the steak, which was excellent, especially if you enjoy a coffee-sauce.

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GG
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a very comfortable setting. It was also located close to our concert venue. The service was very good with the staff being nice and informative. My wife’s ribeye steak was wonderful. My halibut, while slightly over cooked, was still good as were all the sides. They have a 3 course menu that is reasonably priced that I would highly recommend. Overall we had a very good experience here celebrating my wife’s birthday and Valentines Day. We’ll be back.

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TR
Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

A curate’s egg. The setting and ambience are fantastic. The food was excellent. The service dire and we were overcharged $70 for two meals we didn’t have.

The overcharge may have been a genuine mistake and they have promised to rectify it with a refund. But it was about 20-30 minutes before our order was taken and service was just very very slow even though there were few diners. They also omitted to tell us there was a three course for $35 offer. We had starter and main but skipped dessert mainly to avoid extending a very long meal with yet more waiting but if we had known about the offer and effectively free dessert we would maybe have decided otherwise. Nevertheless they still charged us for two offers on top of the al la carte choices we made. All of which is a great pity because the setting is fabulous, tables were well spaced so you could have a conversation without being overheard or competing against the volume of the next table. And the food really was excellent when it eventually arrived.

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F
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience.

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DK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here because we were looking for something close to Bass Concert Hall. We were so pleasantly surprised by the Carillon. The service was amazing, and the food was fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice evening out.

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e
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing. The service is really lacking; staff not well schooled on how to attend tables (its like a training school). The food is fair to good. The appetizer and entre was good but the desert was severely lacking. Every time I eat there, I feel that the restaurant is just an afterthought to the bigger events of the Conference Center. It a pleasant environment, a nice place to come for conversation. But, its got to do a better job or this will be the last time we visit.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

My guest and I were pressed for time, so we took the buffet option for breakfast. The choices were poor. Food was poor quality -- some of the items in the hot section were cold. Everything tasted the same. The fruits in the cold section were not high quality. There were no cheeses and cold cuts.

Overall, I think this is a high priced restaurant with mediocre food.

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LT
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carillon is probably the most under appreciated fine dining restaurant in Austin. Those who eat lunch there may not realize that the restaurant transforms for dinner. The menu and food are outstanding with innovative delightful offerings of all types - meat, fish and vegetarian. We had a hard time choosing our selections. Our waiter as well as the other wait staff were excellent, the best service I have had in Austin.

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J
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant- great service! On the night we were there, the bartender did not show up so the manager was making the cocktails - they were fantastic and he was delightful to talk to. Our waitress was terrific.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Life-changing experience overall.

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MM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service and ambiance was impeccable. Awesome fixe prix menu at $35! Food was fantastic. Graciously accommodates kids by allowing ordering from the Gabriel Cafe. Can't recommend highly enough.

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K
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience unique right in heart of UT campus perfect for pre Bass show - we love the walk there and back
Staff outstanding
Valet parking
Innovative menu
Quick service but no rush pleasing architecture and decor and very good value for money

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great everything over the past 5 years. Always interesting menu. Nice wine list. Fun cocktails. And perfect balance service. Everything we have ever had has been perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Fine ingredients.

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AP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, staff was friendly and attentive to our needs. Will definitely recommend to family and friends, great experience!

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US
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

When we arrived the menu from the app was not the same as the restaurant. $120 a plate and the manager wouldn’t honor the full menu pricing. Disappointed the app and restaurant did not communicate well with its customers.

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