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About Driskill Grill - Driskill Hotel
The legendary Driskill Grill serves exquisite modern American cuisine Tuesday through Saturday. The Driskill Grill is a Four Diamond rated restaurant and is repeatedly ranked the number one restaurant in Austin. The Driskill Grill invites diners to feast on an ever-changing array of innovative and impeccably prepared fare in the most elegant of surroundings. The Driskill Grill uses locally sourced products, seasonal ingredients and cutting edge menu choices which create a truly memorable dining experience.
The Driskill Grill has received numerous awards and accolades including the coveted Foder's Choice Award, Zagat's ranking of "Extraordinary to Perfection" and OpenTable's Diners Choice Award. Wine Spectator, America's leading wine appreciation magazine has honored The Driskill Grill with their "Award of Excellence 2011."
Austin, TX 78701
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Happy Hour in the Bar: Daily 4:00pm - 7:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Driskill Grill and Driskill Bar have live music Tuesday - Saturday offered in the Lounge starting at 6:00pm and ending at 11:00pm.
Valet parking is available for all guest at a discounted rate through the Driskill Hotel.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Driskill Grill - Driskill Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The food tasted really bad. It was the worst food that I tried in Texas. All the dishes came to the table cold and with no taste at all. We went there during News Year dinner and me and my family could not finish any dish. The dessert was the worst of all. We were really disappointed to pay that much for a food that was not good at all.
Prix fixé NYE meal with my family of 6. It was at best a decent hotel meal. In a city like Austin with amazing dining choices, this felt like dining in a Holiday Inn, not the famous Driskill Hotel. Food was cooked to order but was nothing special nor imaginative. We dine out much more than average. The bar outside the steakhouse was however much better than average and wine chosen for the pairings with coursed meal was all EXCELLENT. Go for drinks or a solid business dinner and don't expect anything exciting and you'll be fine.
We wanted our friends to have a great meal with great service and experience “old Texas/Austin” feel. The Driskill has all the great Texas feel with Hugh ceilings and marble paired with hides and leather, but also an intimate upscale dinner options just steps away from a vibrant bar scene. This was the perfect combination for our evening.
Went for dinner with my wife and three daughters while visiting in Austin. All of our meals were delicious and beautifully presented. From the soup and mussels through the steak, lamb and catch of the day (super flaky halibut) to the sorbet and gelato the meal was excellent. The service was also attentive without being obtrusive. All in all a great evening and then to have it confirmed that the restaurant was in a scene of 'Miss Congeniality' sealed the deal for my daughters (and my wife and I too).
The service and quality of the food was amazing as always..but for some reason the day before new years eve and they were out of 3 bottles of wine listed on their menu? Not to mention that I noticed the same thing in the bar earlier? Not sure why this was but it caught me as awkward.
Fairly underwhelming. The whole place is dripping with history and has a great interior. The staff unfortunately look like they're working in an iHop which, after $140 per person for the food is less than expected. Your enjoyment here will depend on your perspective and expectations. Do you enjoy the "high class" experience regularly? Have you eaten around the world? if so expect a lacklustre dining experience. If you're used to BBQ and salt of the earth restaurants then you'll love it here.
My wife and I wanted to have a meal at a fancy, romantic, and quiet restaurant. This place was fantastic. The service was top notch and the food was incredible. We had the five course meal with the wine pairings. The staff did an incredible job. There was a group of coworkers being a bit noisy and the staff did their very best to muffle the noise that the group was making.
If you are looking for a marvelous place for a romantic dinner with your spouse or significant other look no further. This is it! It’s worth every penny!
We did the 5 course tasting menu with the Wine Pairing. Fantastic. When we got to the Filet Mignon the waiter asked what type of red wine we liked by asking each of us, individually, various questions. He nailed it. He brought my wife one type and me another. Hit it out of the ballpark.
The food was fantastic. The wines were all very nice. Very creative and delicious. Some courses I would actually call rich. Lots of tastes. The pace between courses was good. Not too fast, and certainly not slow. But the waiter offered to slow it down (without us saying a word about it to him). We declined. The pace was good for us. Walked away satisfied but not too full. And just the right amount of drink as well. Highly recommend it.
The meal and most of the service was excellent. Our only complaint was we were there for a 70th birthday meal and although the concierge generously offered to have a special menu created for the birthday girl with her name on it this was not followed through with by the hostess and was a bit disappointing. When we asked the hostess about the special menu she said she had gotten the note but was too busy to follow through.Other than that the evening was exceptional in every way!
Been in Austin for 4 years and just tried the Driscoll. Now regret not haven gone before. Absolutely delightful evening. Great bar scene, quiet and romantic dining area. Best part, great food. Highly recommend, but must mention pricey. Wine mark ups are high and drive the tab up.
Rack of Lamb was outstanding. We usually enjoy the Driskill ambiance, but the large party in the middle of the dining room included a screaming & hollering 2 year old. Not much anyone could do about it. After an hour of ruining every diner's quiet evening, Mom finally took him out.
But he shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Enjoyed a 40th anniversary dinner at the Driskill Grill while we were guest and enjoyed our special glass of champagne , wonderful meal and special anniversary dessert.
We dined early so the restaurant was very quiet and our server was very attentive.
the choices on the menu are based on fresh and local and we really appreciate that .
Our dishes were wonderfully prepared, right temperature and served with a nice presentation.
This restaurant is another great part of having the experience of a stay at The Driskill Hotel.
We ordered the steak tar tar, and loved it! The soup was just okay. We ordered the wagyu steak. I've had way better tasting steaks for much less. At $165 it should have been more tender and should have been mouth watering. I would say save your money. We only saw the waiter 3 or 4 times. Our finished plates sat on our table too long. Service was mediocre at best.
Overall, we had a nice evening. Our waiter was also tending to a large table so our needs were somewhat dependent on others we could flag down (pepper for salads, water refills, etc.). For the price, attention should have been... well, more attentive. Also, as this was a special occasion (my husband’s birthday which I noted on our Open Table reservation but was never acknowledged by the restaurant so I’m not sure they paid any attention), I ordered two glasses of champagne. I had not looked at the wine list so I found out when the bill was delivered that the waiter had served us the most expensive glass available - almost equivalent to the price of our filet mignon entree. I would have appreciated having been made aware of the options upon ordering. This left me with a very sour taste in my mouth after a nice meal.
The Wedge Salad, filet, and mashed sweet potatoes were very good although the roasted vegetables left a bit to be desired - rather flavorless.
Overall, a nice evening but I’m still steamed about the champagne charge.
Overall good, steak tartar was disgusting with lumps of gristle.,after complaining expected it to be removed from my bill, it wasn't .Was not impressed with our server Roy but all other staff terrific. Nice glass of champagne on arrival. We would go back but it wont be a regular hang out.
Not sure what all the hype is about this restaurant. Had dinner there for my birthday this week. Nice thought as my menu wished me a happy birthday by name. Staff was VERY slow to service. I think we sat there for at least 10-15 minutes before our waiter came to the table, another long wait to get our drinks. The tenderloin was very good, lamb was mediocre. The pomme frites were plain old French fries rather than the thin crispy fries that we usually get with an order of pomme frites Don't think that we will be returning there are so many places to dine in Austin why spend $$$ for a dinner that strictly average
2nd time for an anniversary. Not what we remember for overall tastes. The mussels appetizer was extremely hot that looked good by lacked any flavor except for the chorizo, the same for the Caesar salad for me and the iceberg salad for my wife. The white anchovies on the Caesar were a pile of no flavor.
My ribeye steak was good but my wifes halibut was a dry block.
The waiter was very attentive and took good care of us but you probably wonder why didn't we just send it all back. We don't like sitting there while one has their meal and the other has to wait for theirs.
Our menus were personalized to our 4 year anniversary. It was so thoughtful and a fun touch to the evening. We had delicious handcrafted cocktails, that was probably our favorite part of the evening. It was quiet which is nice, but ACL and a UT game were happening at the time we went. So I couldn't speak to an average Saturday night. We had a delightful evening!
This restaurant has declined since we ate there about four years ago. The food isn't bad--my lamb rack was good enough--but at the offered prices it should be excellent. Moreover, the noise is unpleasant--a cacophony of contemporary music played on speakers inside the dining area, live country music that can be heard through the thin wall separating the restaurant from the bar, and loud conversation/laughing of the many patrons in the bar. Finally, our waiter was a bit surly. When my wife politely told him she could not eat the soup because it contained cream, he said "You should have said so earlier." Mind you, she wasn't asking for it to be taken off the bill. And, someone needs to tell him that repeatedly saying "You got it" is inappropriate for a place that puports to offer fine dining.
Food was extremely good. We've dined many times over the years and we were worried since the chef had changed since the last time we went. We really liked the menu and the combination surf, turn and swine was a real hit. Service was great. The deserts were novel and tasty. $20 to park was a bit high -we were not expecting that. We will definitely be back.
Honesty I expected more from the chef. My rack of lamb was over cooked, our Risotto was over cook. They took the risotto back but I didn't complain about the lamb because the flavor was still good and it takes an hour to get your meal because it's a nice restaurant which I totally get. My friends steak was also not cooked to what she asked for. I would of spent my money somewhere else nd just walked the hotel to look at history.
The quality and ambition of the menu have declined over the past 2-3 years. We last dined at the Driskill Grill in Summer 2015, and were impressed by the game meats and artistry; this Summer, the menu was very average and unimpressive. The servers were decent and pleasant, but were neither polished in their presentation nor particularly knowledgeable.
This was me and my wife's first date in years, and our waiter Roy made the occasion a wonderful experience and went into great detail about each dish, since we were not food savvy. If you have the option to have Roy as your waiter please ask for him.
If I could give 6 stars I would!!!!
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