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About Carillon Restaurant
The Carillon is a New American restaurant featuring familiar food with a refined twist. The Carillon provides a sophisticated, intimate and relaxing fine 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’ 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.
Austin, TX 78705
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
MLK and University Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage available for dinner hours. Bring your ticket for validation.
Discounted valet available.
Located south of UT campus.
Taxi stand located outside restaurant.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Carillon has 7 private dining rooms available for groups ranging from 4 to 80 guests.
Carillon Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I never write reviews, but good lord was this horrible. We went for Valentines Day and were charged an arm and a leg for below than average service, rookie wait staff, small portions, and kind of a cheesy ambiance.
Worst experience eating out I’ve had in a while.
I had two dinner at this restaurant on a recent trip to Austin. What a great find. The first night was a business dinner and the second was a catch up with one old friend. The food, service and ambiance could not have been better on both nights.
We especially enjoyed Joseph, our server. He has wonderful recommendations and was just attentive enough.
Thank you for two perfect evenings!
The ambience and the food were excellent. The only problem was our waiter, who while exuding friendliness and courtesy seemed to forget about our orders at times. We ordered an appetizer that never came. When we saw our salads coming out I asked about our appetizer. He said he was intending to bring them out after the salad! We had ordered the appetizer about 15 minutes before ordering anything else. When he was available, he was quite friendly, but he was not often available.
What a find! We were Louie's 106 fans for many years until they closed and this is a great replacement. Food is very good and the staff excel at making you feel important to them. It's quiet so conversation is easy. Not a formal interior but sleek and clean with open kitchen views (did not hear ANY kitchen noise). We would return for special occasions, a meal with friends, or business.
I wish I could give the service another star—it was great. We had a one-year-old, and the house / food could not have been better: from her house-made buttered noodles to her special berry dessert. We adults of course loved our chicken fried quail and smoked pork chop entrees!
We hosted an 11-person dinner at The Carillon to celebrate our daughter who was graduating from UT. The service and food were excellent. The prix fixe menu is a great value, and the charcuterie and cheese boards were a nice starter for the table. I would recommend The Carillon for dinner whether you are staying at the Hotel or not. The garage parking is validated, which is especially nice for non-hotel guests.
Always a favorite of mine here in Austin. Predictably civilized. They are gracious, the chairs are comfortable for an extended evening, the noise level allows conversation, the food is excellent, and the wine cellars are extensive. There are many foodie places that regularly get my business but I keep coming back to the Carillon when the wooden benches and overamplified rooms wear me down. Cheek and jowl is SOP on the menu's of some of the hotter spots and the Carillon is the best antidote in town.
It's a nice place. Old-school values. I went because 100% recommend it. After eating there I realize that the 100% is because it's not offense rather than because it's great. I probably won't go back because I think the place is generally uninspired. They're very nice.
The food was excellent as was the service. But being there on a Saturday night, we were surprised at how few people were there. And the overall atmosphere was "sterile" and outdated. Felt like eating in an unpopular hotel restaurant. It is a shame because the food was really good.
We had our 9:45 reservation and seated upon arrival. Server was great and he seems very knowledgeable and fun. As far as the service, it was great. My concern was main courses, they were extremely salty. Did not want to make a big deal since we wanted to get out there quickly.
Presentation of both main courses were sloppy. No elivation and both dishes were plats.
I would recommend that cook and chef make sure that food correctly season. This is basis and if you don’t know how to season food you cannot expect proper presentations. Not sure it happened because we were the last table of the restaurant to leave.
I rarely give an unqualified "thumbs up", but this restaurant gets it.
They were offering a three-course menu for $35, which was amazing as each of the entree choices were near that price individually.
Roughly 100% of the time, a restaurant will decline to modify a prix fixe offering. I didn't want to overload my sugar intake, so asked if they could substitute a cheese plate for my dessert. "Of course!" was the smiling reply.
Every bite was a treat. The wine choices were substantial and well selected. The service stopped just short of intrusive, but was always cheery and sincere.
It is located in a UT building (hotel), and there aren't easy to spot signs to lead you to it. I recommend the valet parking, as it'll make it much easier and relaxed than walking from a nearby parking garage.
As usual, the Carillon was a lovely Saturday evening date occasion. Food was spot on, the 3 for 35.00 menu was a great value and had many offerings, and the expanded menu was a great treat for husband. Chris was an attentive and friendly waiter; present but not too present. Unlike so many other restaurants, you can actually have a conversation at Carillon while enjoying tremendous food and an expansive wine list. Kudos all the way around.
I took my sister there for her birthday. From the front desk on, everyone wished her a happy birthday, as I had noted that on the reservation request. NIce touch. We started with a half bottle of champagne and delayed ordering our meal. We perused the wine list with the sommelier, and after a pleasant exchange ordered a bottle of red wine. She came back with a just-opened bottle of something else and two glasses, saying the wine we wanted had been accidently left on the menu after the last bottle had been drunk, and wanted to give us a consolation round (my words, not hers) while we decided on another bottle. Very nice of her. We opted for a Napa cab, which was in stock, and not unpleasant. We placed our dinner order, and while waiting received a complimentary cheese plate. Nice touch again. The spring salads were delicious; fresh, tasty, and inventive. We both ordered the rib eye steak, which were cooked perfectly, except the sous-vide style and cut-up presentation didn't enhance the beef, in our minds. I would not get that again. The two desserts were nice, but neither of us had that much room left by then. The service was great; not too obtrusive, but knowledgeable and someone was on hand when needed. The current $35 three course menu is a bargain, and the wine list is interesting and in a range of prices. My sister was happy, and I'll be taking my husband there before too long.
Carillon exceeded my expectations on every front, but specifically the food. I did the 3-course tasting menu for $35 and was expecting a well-prepared meal. I ended up being blown away by the composition of each plate and savored every bite. What a deal that $35 was! I am a vegetarian and frequently feel like main courses for vegetarians are afterthoughts (e.g. a compilation of side items from the rest of the menu), but my entree of Parisian gnocchi with fennel, squash, and oyster mushrooms was phenomenal and packed with flavor. The ambiance was also great and offers an open view of the kitchen while still feeling incredibly spacious. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.
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