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Sun 11:00 AM - 8:15 PMHappy Hour all day Sunday $2 off menu cocktails 1/2 off Bottles of Wine $3 Oysters
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Their HH is one of my favorites in town 1/2 off bottles of wine and $3 oysters.
Delicious food, fantastic drinks, delightful staff.
Great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. The oysters were delicious and our waitress, Samantha, was so much fun - she made our experience very memorable and nice.
Service was terrible, felt like the servers were annoyed when we asked for pepper and butter for our brunch. Eggs were over cooked and the whole brunch dish was a weird combination of food. The music was loud and a bad playlist, overall a bad experience.
Good. The noise level indoors was loud & maybe the music should have been turned down to accommodate for people’s conversations.
It was good, appetizers were great but the main entrees were lacking in variety.
Very nice time!
Service was great the entire time. Great outdoor seating.
With covid the menu was insufficient... 3 out of the 5 main dish options where sandwiches/burgers... then there was fish and chips. We told our waitress Samantha how disappointed we were with the small menu and then upon leaving we noticed there was a sign with a nice ribeye option as a special. Samantha did not mention that to us at all. I also mentioned that it was my dads birthday and nothing was done for his birthday... not that I was expecting much but Samantha didn’t even review/ask us if we wanted dessert. She just immediately handed us the check once we were nearly done eating our main meals. Central standard was one of my favorite spots pre covid as it had such a great menu... but with its limited menu and poor waitstaff, I will not be returning anytime soon.
great spot for a brunch. The food is rich and full of flavor.
I have been going to this place for years but after Covid it looks like they have many problems. They had a mistake on the menu which is not a big deal but we ordered a burger and fries for $19 and the fries were cold and tiny like they were left over. The burger also tasted terrible because of the way that was cooked inside on the fire pit. Tasted more like barbecue. It was just very strong. When I told the server she told the manager which was a good thing but the manager came over and didn’t bring a new batch of fresh hot fries or offer to take anything off the menu. The server took forever to come back with our bill. Not a good experience and there’s so many fantastic restaurants on the street. We actually left and had another meal a block away. We would’ve stayed an ordered more but absolutely underwhelmed.
Central Standard is always a favorite! The staff goes above and beyond, and the food and drink selection is delish. Great patio and always playing great tunes!
Great neighborhood restaurant. Love the outdoor space and there was a wedding we got to watch in the courtyard. Food, service, vibe...all great!
Burgers were a bit overpriced but overall we really enjoyed it!
Perfect COVID safe atmosphere outside. The heaters were also great.
Menu is surprisingly limited, as in 4-5 main dishes.
Lovely wait staff, so helpful and kind. The cheesy broccoli dip thing is delicious.
Celebrated our friend's engagement. The staff was both professional and playful. Great recommendations on drinks and did a great job updating orders to accommodate our group of 5 people.
Unfortunately the kitchen was out of many of the ingredients we wanted in our food (oysters, mushrooms, avocado, etc.) It was a hassle not to be able to have what we wanted, but our waiter was very accommodating and understanding. He took good care of us on the bill and hooked up a nice baked cookie to make the experience a little sweeter ;) The food we did have was great and we love the design of the space.
We will not return here! The service was poor (On a busy day in south downtown Austin, only two wait staff?), the staff wasn’t very friendly and very inconsistent with information when asking questions, and the food was okay. All in our party, including me, were still hungry after spending about $50 for our meal and drinks.
I’ll start this review off by saying that I understand that during Covid, times are tough and there are some challenges. What could have been better is when I called at 7:45 to say that I was running a few minutes late for my 8pm reservation and to check-in with the hostess, she let me know that the kitchen was closing at 8:50. I thought that was thoughtful of her to let me, however, that was not the case. We arrived at 8:15, sat down at our table and was told (by the person who brought us waters, who we later figured out was our server), that the kitchen was closing and to place our full order immediately. We were not able to order anymore food or drinks from that point moving forward. Had I known this, I would not have kept my reservation. I was hosting some friends from out of town that are HUGE foodies and love to try new restaurants. I would have made a reservation at a different restaurant that closed later, to accommodate dinner. Our plan was to wine and dine for a couple hours, but instead we were rushed and forced to eat & get out! The server asked if we wanted to place an order for multiple drinks and we said yes, in which case he poured all of our drinks at once and brought them out to the table all at once, rather than spacing them out as needed throughout dinner. Overall the server was short and not informative about the menu, specials or happy hour. Typically your server greets you, introduces themselves & lets you know about the specials & any happy hours. It really seemed like we were huge inconvenience, in which case, I guess we were because they were closing even earlier than quoted. South Congress Hotel is my favorite hotel in Austin, I cannot praise it enough, however, this was a huge disappointment! The menu has also been modified and it’s more like upscale bar food. I was really looking forward to having some fresh oysters and champagne, but they were out [of both]. I hope service improves so I can continue recommending it.
Great vibes at the Central Standard. Popular brunch spot but also great for a date night. I debated between 3 and 4 stars because of the food. The food was just okay. The meatballs were dry and over cooked. Service was also slow, but it was a busy Friday night. Those who had the burger said it was good.
While Central Standard has some great ambience, the food was very underwhelming. Charcuterie board was probably the best thing we had which should tell you something about the rest of our meal. We shared small plates and not impressed by any of them particularly. Shrimp shrimp were cooked well but grits were bland and overcooked. BBQ sauce for the meatballs was overly sweet IMO. The eggplant tart and arugula salad was the best of the small plates.
Nice atmosphere and would go for drinks but wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again.
I went to Central Standard for brunch and had an amazing experience! The waiter was accommodating, the service was great, and the food was very tasty!
I love the ambiance of CS but it seems like every time we eat there, something always goes wrong. When we arrived, we were told that we would have to wait a few minutes for our table to be cleared (we had a reservation). We headed to the bar and decided to order a round before we were seated. It took over twenty minutes for our table to be ready, and just as long for us to receive one round of drinks. There were two bartenders which was way too few considering the amount of people surrounding the bar. Once we ordered, the bar tender told us not to bother closing out; and that he would just transfer the tab to our table. A few minutes later, the hostess came to seat us, but told us we needed to close our tab before being seated. We flagged down the bartender, explained that we needed to close our tab and he proceeded to close us out but he looked really annoyed with the hostess. After we were seated, we ordered some more drinks and amazing appetizers. The server was attentive and knowledgable and I have no complaints about him but he was obviously VERY busy and the kitchen was taking a bit more time to put out the food than I would have preferred...then we received the entrees. We ordered three burgers and the flank steak. All three burgers were burnt. As in crispy. I asked my husband to tell the server but at that point everything was taking so long, everyone just wanted to leave. My flank steak arrived undercooked. I typically like medium rare, but CS tends to undercook their steak (and not their burgers apparently?) so I ordered medium (expecting medium rare) and I received a RARE steak. It was good, but I would say three ounces of the cut was just a big fatty tendon right in the middle of the cut. So I ate the ends but left the middle.
Overall, I do like CS. It's a great place for drinks and apps, but I can't recommend this place for dinner. It's the little details that make for a great eating-out experience, and CS just can't seem to make it to the finish line
We went for Saturday brunch. I really wanted to like this place because it’s such a cute atmosphere and the food looked awesome. However, we had a pretty subpar experience. When we first got there, we sat for 15 min without anyone acknowledging our table/taking drink orders. Had to ask one of the hostesses to send over our server. She was very nice and apologetic but was obviously stressed. Would love to comment on the food but I never got my entree....until I asked (for the 2nd time) to just remove it from our check. I ordered a biscuit for my daughter and had a couple bites, but it was cold and kind of hard. If it had been fresh, think it would’ve been good. My husband ordered the turkey club and it was served without the turkey lol. Had to send it back and get turkey put on it. Bloody Mary was really good and my husband and my friend enjoyed their food. I had a few French fries and those were good too. Hope it was just an “off” day - May try again.
Great service, great atmosphere.
Food was not good.
I’ll be back for a 2.nd time
Very average food, dull menu and terrible coffee. Not sure why it has such high reviews.
The food was good with the exception of the desserts and some bitter espresso’s
Food and service were fantastic!
Great food and service
Great service. Good and beverage selection outstanding.
Fun, relaxed lunch
Great food but very poor experience.
We love this place but our last visit was waaaay off... the guy (Australian maybe) helping our waitress bring out food was upset when he brought my food out wrong and I asked him to fix it. He acted as if I should just pick things off of my burger. So, he took it back and all they did was pick the things off of my burger that wasn’t supposed to be on it in the first place and he brought it back to me — I could still taste the things that were on it that I don’t like the taste of... hence why I ordered it without certain things.
Also, we were there with another couple and the waitress acted upset when she brought us the ticket and we asked her to split it. I feel like that’s a good question to ask up front if two couples are dining together. Our other experiences here have always been amazing, though — but we do usually sit at the bar. 🙃
Great food. Great service. Highly recommend you give them a try
Central Standard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 942-0823.
Central Standard is rated 4.4 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.
Central Standard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cafenoseaustin.com/gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.