This was my wife and I second visit. We really enjoy the food and service. Drinks were also good and did the job
Filet and sea bass were amazing, as was the dessert. The waitress was friendly and prompt.
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.