Dai Due features local meats and wild game cooked over open fires, with seasonal produce and a drink list composed of Texas’s best craft beers and wines. The restaurant was named one of Bon Appetit’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America of 2015.View Private Dining Details
Food was very good but not wow! Server was very helpful and offered samples to help us decide on drinks. Hard chairs. The hostess would not seat us at a booth because they were reserved but there was at least one empty the whole time we were there.
Fabulous! Everything we ate was delicious. The Waygu cheeseburger was unbelievably good and is likely to make me a Tuesday regular (it’s only available on Tuesdays apparently). Now one of my favorite Austin restaurants!
Glad to have visited on my trip from out of town!!
The food and wine here are outstanding (with a couple of minor complaints about adding sugar or honey to almost everything), and the servers are individually on point. This place is expensive, and very precious in their attention to detail. They do a great job with all the little stuff. I would take some time to study the menu here, as portion sizes vary, and it is quite possible to leave hungry, or leave with ample leftovers, depending on what you order.
We had a wonderful meal with wonderful service. We’ll be coming back if we make it out to Austin, again. Thank you!
Every ingredient, food from Austin!
It was a lovely place to have a great meal with your beloved friends :)
Would love to go again !
The waiter was very attentive: give him two thumbs up!
Charming and knowledgeable waiter, delicious food and a fun vibe!
Roast chicken was amazing. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Not over attentive but didn’t forget us either. One of my favorite restaurants in town.
Great, we will be back!
Dinner on the wild side - Yum
As delighted as always when dining at Dai Due, the selections were unique and delicious. Buffalo chicken livers and half shell oysters to start then chorizo stuffed quail, wild boar confit in its own broth and a huge meaty ham hock with mustard greens, beans and fried pepper rings fed the three of us with plenty left for this Saturday's frittata at home. With thousand of restaurants in Austin, Dai Due is first on my list. All Texas made wine list but they quietly do corkage.
Very chef-inspired, great local ingredients, creatively and professionally prepared with a true Austin kinda feel. Great spot for foodies and chefs.
It is the best restaurant in Austin. We're regulars there, and we've never have a bad meal or service. The food is the best, it's a changing menu, and I love the fact that they keep a fish on the menu for people that don't eat the meats. It really can't be missed!
Creative dishes, well executed, with finesse and flavor!
Nice selections, allowing for appetizers, first plates, etc., which allows for breath of experience.
Great visual presentations, yummy, too!
Service spot-on, nicely, paced, attentive, but not overly.
Great setting, too; it was a nice day, we sat outside.
Very good quality to price ratio.
Left wishing I was back there again, soon; some day!
Our server, Kelly, was knowledgeable about the menu items; she and person serving other nearby tables, as well as host, were attentive, but not overly so, not bothersome.
Dai Due was fabulous! Everything was locally sourced and of incredible quality. Definitely recommend the mezze platter (it is huge) and their meats and desserts are also lovely. Wine and beer list was primarily local and quite reasonably priced. Highly recommend, especially for a date night.
Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. We had the pork liver mousse with buttermilk bread (so good! Bread was so interesting), wild boar confit, pork chop (best pork chop I’ve had), hominy grits, Brussel sprouts, and butterscotch pudding (delightfully restrained in its sweetness). Would recommend all of these dishes.
I was pleasantly surprised by Dai Due -- it's been really hyped, and even though it's a neighborhood spot nearby, I was concerned that it had already capitulated to the Austin foodie bubble issues of crowds and inflated prices. I took my girlfriend here for our six-month anniversary and we had an intimate dining experience, sharing a mezze platter and a supper menu plate as well as drinks and dessert, for a reasonable cost (considering also the local provenance of the food). The server even offered us a free dessert for our special occasion. We would definitely go back!
We had a great date night here! Everything was locally sourced and I loved the open kitchen layout. The wild boar was fantastic! Will definitely be coming back.
The food was extremely delicious. You know when you're really hungry and you take that first bite and it's amazing? That happened, but then it didn't stop. Every bite was amazing. I also tried my friend's plates and their's were equally good. Extremely good food.
Super great unique food, Texas wines and craft beer...can’t wait to go back!
Shabby chic meets butcher shop. Great place!
Great unique food
We got the wagyu cheeseburgers, they were simply the best burgers any of us had ever had, and we've had a lot of burgers. The service was exceptional, and the food was remarkable. For an appetizer we got the mesquite grilled sourdough with whipped strawberry lard, which was delicious and interesting, and, most notably, the sourdough was the most flavorful and hearty we've been able to find anywhere in Austin (a city strangely devoid of really good bakeries). I can't recommend Dai Due highly enough, if you have the money for a nice meal you've gotta try it
Outstanding food, engaging waitress, great wine options and Austin vibe!
I was so disappointed with our experience. Maybe shame on me for not understanding the whole all local menu. I did not realize this was a beer and wine only restaurant and then to find out it's only TX wine was a bit surprising.
The food was okay. We had the boar confit and the axis deer. The portion on the deer was fairly small. The meals came with no sides, which is fine. But, the side we ordered was burnt while undercooked at the same time.
The restaurant is also very loud as the tables are very close together. On the plus side, the butcher shop portion of this business looked really good.
Great food! Small number of tables and a bit loud . Definitely try their pork chop! Good wine list too.
Dai Due is our favorite restaurant in Austin. You haven't had meat until you've had it here. LOVE.
Overall we had a very nice dining experience. We ordered the meat board, wagyu aged ribeye, and grilled pompano. The flavors were great and was cooked well. There were just little things here and there like the fillet was a bit over salted for my taste and it detracted from the experience overall.
I love the concept of it being a butcher shop and restaurant. The service is great and we didn’t have to wait too long for our food. The ambiance is warm and casual, but the smaller tables for 2 were just a bit too close together for private conversation.
I’d return at another time, but not too soon given there’s so many other restaurants to try out. This experience was nice but not exceptional.
Everything was delicious and the staff were very helpful. Didn’t need reservations for lunch on a Wednesday.
I saw Dai Due on a list for "essential Austin restaurants", and it absolutely is. I was in town for a conference and decided to meet business colleagues for dinner. The small strip mall location near campus is unassuming, but the place delivers. We started with the cold meat board. Pork Rillettes with Chile & Lime was the star, but all meats were delicious. Tuesday was Dry-Aged Wagyu Cheeseburger night! ( I'm making googly eyes!!) It was hard to order a burger at a place like this, but the server gave me the OK. Delicious and perfectly proportioned. Ask for the house made mayo to go with it.
Last we washed all of this down with Duchman 2014 Aglianico 100% Texas wine. For $24, this was the surprise of the night. The folks out in Driftwood, Texas are doing great work.
Creative and locally sourced menu never disappoints. The whipped lard with sourdough was fun and the wagyu cheeseburgers worth it
Found some really sharp bones in my fish. They remade the dish though
We ordered the grilled shrimps to start (part of the main menu) and for main - the chicken and large pork chop. We ordered a local TX bottle of wine for the meal. The shrimp dish was great - good spices and grilled perfectly. Same with the pork chop. The chicken was just so so. Prices are quite expensive given what you got.
My husband said 3 or 4 times during the meal that it was the best pork chop he’d ever eaten.
May be the best food we have had in Austin. Unusual and unusually delicious. The staff are really attentive, too.
We'd been meaning to go to Dai Due for a while. It finally happened as I was there for my birthday. Everyone we encountered during our time there were pleasant, attentive, and made our dining experience top notch. The waiter knew his wine and was able to recommend a lovely bottle of red that really fueled the evening. And the food, lord the food! It was delicious, not pretentious, and quite a feast. You could tell they used the best ingredients for each dish. And my personal favorite, the apple cobbler, really finished things off perfectly. I highly recommend going here for any special occasion.
The wild boar was so salty it was inedible. They exchanged it for a pork chop which was dry and over done. The liver pate was delicious.
I was the only one who had been to Dai Due. 4 friends out for dinner before a show. Wine list is good but could use additional whites. The broccoli bites were delicious and we shared two orders. The Burger on the HH menu was great. One in the group got the Supper Club menu and loved it. Desserts were good too.
This had been on our date night list for a while, and now I'm a little angry we didn't cross it off sooner! If you are a meat-eater, this is a must visit. The Pork Chop Porterhouse was seasoned perfectly and amazingly tender, and the Wild Boar Confit was outstanding. The most difficult part of the evening was only getting to choose two desserts. Service was friendly and helpful, and the Friday night atmosphere was busy but fun.
On Fridays, there are always a couple of fish selections. We had the homemade Gumbo which was spicy and the best deep Gulf flavors we'd ever tasted, anywhere. They don't make this, or another dishes consistently throughout the season, so best to call ahead after looking at the menu online to see 'specials' for the night. Menu changes daily. Wild Boar Confit was divine. Think this way, one dish actually serves two adults....start from there and you can't go wrong.