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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
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 And the overall atmosphere was "sterile" and outdated.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.
We met another couple for dinner and , as usual, it was wonderful. The food is always outstanding and very conducive to visiting with friends. The service is attentive but not rushed. It is especially nice to dine here when staying at the hotel.
The food would have been so much more amazing if they had held back on the salt. The beet chips in the beet salad which was otherwise fabulous were way too salty. Same applies to the octopus appetizer. Way too much salt. There are those of us who don't need so much salt and prefer to taste the food instead of having it so briny. Loved everything else however.
Came here dinner ahead of an event at The Blanton. Long breaks between courses. Didn't get to entrees until 2 hours after we arrived and had to skip the pre-fixe dessert. Ordered strip steak medium rare. Came out well done, and it was so salty that I could feel/taste the grains of salt in my mouth. My wife's steak was overcooked, but not salty. I usually don't go out of my way to leave a negative review because I chalk it up to a restaurant having a bad night. But our meal did not meet expectations.
Our servers seem to disappear after each item was served -- there wasn't much follow up.
Twice I had to ask that our water glasses be refilled. The food was good, nicely prepared
and presented. There doesn't seem to be any space where a conversation can be held
easily -- the noise level is pretty high, and the quieter part of the restaurant seemed closed.
Unfortunately, the place seemed lost during our last visit . We have visited a number of times before and always left impressed with the food, and service was always very good. I do not know if they changed chef, but the place lost its charm during this visit. Service was attentive but full of mistakes and impositions, not up to the restaurant that it used to be. Food was not properly executed, except for a perfectly cooked and presented Chilean sea bass. The rest of the meal had no reason to be in the table in the way it was executed. The abuse of the sous vide technique was obvious in the New York steak, which looked gray and improperly seared - looked like a bad tuna steak. We left with a sad feeling of losing a great place, but hoping that it was only a bad night. It is tough to succeed in the restaurant buisiness in a city such as Austin; we are quite spoiled with all the great & talented chefs running kitchens here. I sincerely hope that The Carillon can see through this glitch.
My husband asked for a lettuce salad but nothing. Our friend ordered the most popular salad and the dressing was pure vinegar, she couldn't eat it. Three of us ordered the short ribs for $33. It was tasteless and served in a small bowl not even placed on a plate. Non of us finished our plates . We had to ask for bread and was given bread slices, not even rolls. We will never return.
Innovative cuisine! The food was imaginative and delicious. The chicken fried quail was juicy and well-seasoned. The short ribs were amazingly fork tender and delicious. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Our dinner from cocktails to dessert was a delightful experience.
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