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Dai Due is the epitome of a modern Texas restaurant done right.
I appreciate the idea behind Dai Due- their use of Texas-only local ingredients was what caught my eye. However, the execution fell short for me. The decor and hardware in the restaurant are very tasteful, however the ambience is slightly awkward as the space is quite small and wait staff are forced to squeeze between tables. I am close enough to the nearest table to reach over and grab a bite off of a stranger's plate. The waitress was initially quite cold and we had a hard time getting attention from her, she eventually warmed up toward the end of the meal, however. The main courses were decent but nothing special. The larger cut vegetables were nearly raw, and the chicken I had was, although well cooked, very bland. The quality of and preparation of the meat were promising. The deserts were the largest let downs of the evening. The lemon verbena item was completely lacking any flavor whatsoever and resembled wax in taste and texture. The butterscotch pudding was extremely salty and did not taste like butterscotch. I will likely not return, which is a bummer. I would love to support this establishment however it is not worth the price point.
Everything about the experience at Dai Due was delicious! Even the fellow diners were delightful!
Food was amazing. Maybe it’s just Austin, but the servers don’t come around as often as back home. I would definitely go back.
The food is always outstanding as is the service. We don't go out very often but love coming to Dai Due! It never disappoints.
This is the best restaurant in town. The humble yet upscale approach to showcasing the local table is unparalleled. Jesse is a true master of his craft as is everyone of his disciples. This is a meal not to be missed. Every time, with our exception I come away surprised a the talent that showcased through a dining experience at DD, be it lunch, brunch or dinner.
I have eaten here twice....the first time was good but not all that memorable.
We came back to try the burgers....as they seem to be the talk of the town....and yes they are exceptional. Tasty and very delicious. But the price is a little off putting....our $18 burgers were fantastic, but both of us feel an $18 burger is almost a special occasion burger. We will be back for the burgers....just not as often as we’d like.
One of the most outstanding meals we have had in Austin. It was our wedding anniversary and the quiet, beautiful restaurant was ideal. We eat a ketogenic diet and it was as simple as a side dish switch to accommodate. The flavors and quality were incredible. It was pricey to partake in the supper club, but worth the cost for the amazing meal.
Absolutely wonderful! Supper club with soft-shell crab and cajun shrimp salad.
Dessert was especially good -- walnut cake and peach cobler.
As a meat loving chef, Dai Dui hits the spot for me. It’s by far my favorite restaurant in the country. I’ve traveled to Austin in the past just to eat here. I’ve even taken a break come back and ordered more.
This past trip was one of my favorite. Thank you for being the best restaurant in the country!
This is my favorite restaurant in.austin. Every detail of this place is delicious- food, drink, decor, the changing table in both gender neutral bathrooms.LOVE IT!
Such a cute place with the BEST food. The wagyu burger was the BEST BURGER I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE. Hands down. Those pickles and that bun. I'm salivating thinking about it!
We made a reservation at Dai Due for my child’s college graduation. When we arrived, our table was already set and we were seated immediately. The food was fabulous! This was everyone’s favorite meal of the long weekend. We will definitely be going back! Thanks for making our time of celebration even more special and enjoyable.
My cold roast beef had too much mustard. The bread wasn’t a traditional rye. Seemed to be charred crumbly white bread. Okay but not great. Certainly not worth the price.
I will dream about that boar dish for the rest of my days. I live in LA, and I will seriously consider making a trip back for it.
A great menu, fabulous food at night very knowledgeable waitress made our dining a fabulous event.
The food and service are unquestionably up there with the best in Austin. They’re efforts show, and as Austin’s restaurant boom keeps growing it is important to patronize restaurants that truly represent the city. A lot of these new players could learn a lot from Dai Due and their attention to detail that allows them to create some of the cities best food while fostering the semi-casual, weird style that is Austin.
Supper Club is always great. Best fried chicken around.
Just go. Fantastic food and great service.
We had read about the wonderful cheeseburgers so went for Mother’s Day. Burgers were out of this world! Loved the Texas only wine list with reasonable pricing. Service was a little slow, but it was Mother’s Day. Servers were friendly. We’ll be back!
Dai Due is outstanding in every respect. Linguine with venison and mushrooms was amazing, as was the wild boar confit. Basque cake stole the show, which is saying something considering how stellar everything was. Best dining experience I've had in Austin hands down.
Dai Due exceeded all expectations for an enjoyable birthday dinner for two. We started with the charcuterie board, ate our way through the wagyu beef and duck confit, then polished off the duck egg custard. It was hard to stop eating, the food was so delicious. The staff were all very friendly and had great wine pairing suggestions. I highly recommend visiting this place if you are looking for a special night out.
The locally sourced, wine and fresh food concept and interesting menu drew us. But in reality, the flavors were not particularly unique or interesting. I had a dish with shrimp, rice and green beans- the shrimp were very overcooked but I did enjoy the abundance of green vegetables. The custard dessert I ordered was sent back and exchanged for another because the taste wasn't passable. I really wanted to like the food, but didn't. I wouldn't return. The menu was overpriced, especially considering the quality of experience. Parking in the back- may not be adequate during peak times.
Best farm to table cuisine in Austin, we always make the trip from north Austin to enjoy!
Quality is first when it comes to Dai Due. Being a local butcher shop and supper club, they take their food seriously and focus on local ingredients. That being said, keep your expectations low for assuming that something should be on the menu. I took my friend visiting from Japan here for dinner and was looking forward to sharing a steak with them. Unfortunately, they ran out of steak by 8PM. We instead had their pork chop, a chicken liver mousse as an appetizer, and a side of their seasonal vegetables. While I was a little flustered that my friend couldn't experience steak, the pork chop made up for it.
Noise is not too much of a concern as long as the right party sits next to you. We sat next to a group of college guys talking loudly so I was glad when they left. We were seated in a mid row area where the tables aren't very intimate. It was more of a shared community space. Something to also keep in mind if privacy is important to you.
Overall, aside from small observations which I know are nitpicking, Dai Due is a great place to visit for dinner if you're serious about food. If you arrive early for dinner, you'll have more options for dinner, and you'll likely get a nice seat as well. I'll definitely come back again and show other friends this restaurant which I believe represents Austin well.
Delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly servers. The mixed grill was phenomenal, we all enjoyed our meal and evening at Dai Due
We had the Supper Club menu......let's just say too varied to try and recount and it was all very, very good....some unique flavor/spice combinations made it extra special...the best thing was the SERVICE.....our waitress brought dessert with a tiny lit candle on the plank for the wife's as it was her birthday....HOWEVER, I never told anyone this was a birthday dinner.....staff did this on their own from observation of me filling out cards prior to wife's arrival....this is beyond regular good service....if you seek locavore 'rustic gourmet' fare with incredible service, this is your place.....continuing kudos to Jesse & Tamara....
We have been to Dai Due twice in the past four years and it is always an amazing meal and beautiful concept!
Had a great evening. Would go again. For a place that exudes a meat forward persona, the meat was a disappointment. All at the table agreed the charcuterie board was below average. The chicken was fantastic. The pork chop a disappointment, being a little dry and smaller than expected (though not smaller than reasonable). They built the expectations. They need to have a prayer meeting about the drink selection. Texas wine was completely drinkable, but at those prices, drinkable should not be the standard. Finally, the basque cake dessert was ridiculously good. If we had it to do over again, it would be sides and desserts and byob.
Always a great menu full of in house butchered meats and local produce (if not grown there!)! An Austin TX must. Great TX wine list, organic and pressed teas & coffee. Almost always have brunch during the week for a lunch option too (I highly recommend)! Outdoor seating available (super cute). If you want hospitality, unique but not crazy, and delectable Texas meal, go here.
Always well done
Thank you for all the effort you put into sourcing well, using excellent fats, and keeping it truly local
We love the ever changing menu. It’s always fun to see “what’s on the menu tonight?” We had a swordfish with cilantro rice and a boar confit that was outstanding!
Everything on the menu looked really good. I forget what it was called, but my husband and I decided to try the meal for two that had meats and desserts. It cost over $100 and the meats were okay, but they were literally cooked all the exact same. Grilled with a little bit of crunch to them. For that price, you would expect a variety, so that was disappointing. Our waitress was sweet though and the building itself was cool. I would recommend the restaurant but I would personally want to try a different dish.
We did not care for the food or the fact that the online menu was representative of what they offer. Therefore, the two items I'd chosen - cauliflower-leek soup and masa fried oysters were not available. The menu is very concentrated on meats which is also not my choice. The smoked oyster and chicken heart appetizers were just okay. The only thing I enjoyed was the butterscotch pudding and the service was great. We feel the menu is very experimental; perhaps we are just not cool enough to appreciate it.
Dai Due has the best pork chop I've ever had.
My only complaint is that I ordered the burger with no pickles, and my burger came with pickles (which I HATE). When I told the waitress, the kitchen just took the pickles off, but the burger still tasted like pickles. That was disappointing for a $20 burger.
It’s a supper club and small bar in the rear of a gourmet butcher shop. Everything is locally sourced, including the beer and wine. No hard liquors unfortunately. We had the evening’s special mixed grille, with a Central American theme. It’s a bit expensive, but worth it.
Great service from one of the managers. The pork chop was amazing and the local Texas wine was great.
Made a reservation just in case since we were coming Fromm San Antonio, wasn’t necessary but I always recommend one. The food was great and the server was knowledgeable. I have celiacs and though the server knew items I could eat at the table she made sure the food we were interested in was safe. I always appreciate when servers double check. The food was amazing. The wild boar lettuce wraps was our favorite. Can’t wait to go back and try more food.
This was our second time at Dai Due, and it was just as amazing as the first! They were accommodating of my dietary restrictions and the service was amazing. We definitely won’t be waiting a full year to come back. Love this place!!
Excellent food. Great butcher shop. Really open and high ceilings. Was incredibly loud. Hard to hear my husband. For reference we are in our 30s and this was the first time I’ve noticed a restaurant being this loud.
The food was outstanding with interesting flavors and combinations. I also really enjoyed the atmosphere. We were seated in a booth with a large window overlooking a rock garden. And while the restaurant was full, we felt like our table;e was private and didn't really hear our neighbors talking. Between the food and ambiance, we had a wonderful meal.