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Date
Tue, 2/20
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9:00 PM
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Carillon Restaurant

4.6
739 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(512) 404-3655
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Bressler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MLK and University Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage available for dinner hours. Bring your ticket for validation.
Discounted valet available.
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Public transit
Located south of UT campus.
Taxi stand located outside restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Carillon has 7 private dining rooms available for groups ranging from 4 to 80 guests.

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What 739 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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guylookingforgoodfood (Austin)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had the prefix menu for valentine's day. appetizer was very good. steak was just ok. for the money, steak was definitely not up to the standard.

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Nancy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service, EVERY TIME Delicious food, EVERY TIME. And bomb cocktails 3 course special is a steal!

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ktfire (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Surprisingly one of the best meals I've ever had!

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Leonardo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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Garn (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Anniversary & New Year’s Eve

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JasonT (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Superb service and a great menu full of options all over the place made for a great meal after a movie at the IMAX.

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vipHappydiner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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!

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JO123 (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

You're chef is amazing! Best meal ever in Austin. Service was exceptional as well. Convenient validated parking. Will be back!

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DinerJ (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a treat! Food and service are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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Good (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Service just a little slow but they were busy. Food outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

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UTPGE (Austin)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Foods were great, and all guests of mine were very happy about the service. It was a perfect place for business dinner.

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vipLeslie (Austin)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was delicious. We also had a nice wine flight.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

This place had the best food I've ever had and the service was excellent. The portions were nice and everything was cooked perfectly

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary here, and it was great. They took care of us every step of the way and made it special. Will be back for sure

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AZBeav (Austin)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was delicious, it was quiet and we didn't have to yell to be heard across the table, and our waiter was fantastic. Top notch all the way around.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

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.

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DeeBee (Austin)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a lovely evening at Carillon. Everyone liked their food. The desserts were divine. The atmosphere and the service were excellent.

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GeoCat (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

I have eaten here many times. The food is always well sourced and expertly prepared. I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

A super evening enjoyed by all six of us. Outstanding food, and impeccable service. A visit is most definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

Great restraurant for the price. Service, and atmosphere were top notch and noise was such that conversation was easy.

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