Eden East

4.8
200 reviews
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Farm-to-table
Located in East Austin on Springdale Farm, Eden East is a true farm-to-table dining experience serving a monthly prix fixe menu every weekend. Every month, our chefs develop a menu based on what is available from our local farms and ranches, which includes the freshest, most vibrant seasonal ingredients. To see what our offers are for this month, please visit our menu page.

The restaurant is reservation only and offers its guests seasonal, prix fixe menus with dinners known to last long into the weekend night.

Eden East is B.Y.O.B. and strongly suggests checking ahead with the kitchen to pair your favorite wine or cocktail with the evening's offerings.

*If you are vegan, vegetarian or have any special dietary needs please email misti@edeneastaustin.com and let us know your name, time of reservation and specifics regarding your needs.
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Austin
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience! We went for the Valentine’s Day dinner and it was above our expectations. Im uncertain if our experience was specific for this Holiday, but as you arrived they had a 70s style Van where we had our photo taken (included with our evening experience) inside with fun and cute props! It’s a working farm so you’re not going to see any fancy building, but an open air style seating (you are under a roof) with twinkling lights and chandeliers, and long picnic tables, so you have to be comfortable sitting next to strangers (or you should come in a group:). A two-piece band played jazzy style music, and to top it off, they included delicious cocktails while you waited on the waitress, and offered as many as we wanted throughout the meal.The five course meal was scrumptious, including a small app, to die for oysters, very tasty salad and a main course juicy petite filet and a delicious dessert that I can’t even explain but I do know it included chocolate and crickets (very few and couldn’t tell they were crickets). It is on 5 acres and you were able to get up and walk around throughout the gardens whenever you’d like as waitress would hold next serving. On that point, it was not a lot of food so if you’re a big guy, it might not be enough. My BF said it could have been a little more. It isBYOB and most everyone had a bottle of Vino.

We go out often in Austin and prefer different experiences and this came in as one of our favs! Only downside was parking along the street so be careful! Oh, and they also gave us a sample of their honey. They have a few items for sale inside their little store...a must try!

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CE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Eden East on Friday! They were extremely accommodating for the cold, rainy weather. We also had several people in our party with severe food allergies and the dishes they made for them were equally as amazing and not one person felt as though they were missing out on the wonderful food. It's not often one gets a farm to table experience like we did. The food was fresh, delightfully seasoned, and we were all tickled by the parmesan cricket grits! They even had complementary cocktails from a local vodka distillery (Deep Eddy) and they even opened and poured the wine we brought (BYOB establishment). I highly recommend Eden East to anyone looking to enjoy an out of the box restaurant experience where you can truly understand what fresh, authentic food really tastes like!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Incredible food. Couldn’t recommend enough!

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DG
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner ever! Can’t wait to come back

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WP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really good food, but not mind-blowing. The allure comes in the venue space, ambiance, and the sourcing of the ingredients. For the price tag attached, was not impressed with the food.

Service and presentation was great.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Austin. Great food, atmosphere, and live music.

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KT
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstandig and delicious. Service attentive but not obtrusive

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TA
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant features farm to table cuisine. Truly special!

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a
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The brunch weekend/holiday prefix menu was okay. The highlight was the hot hors d'oeuvres that were passed around, most notably the perfectly melt-in-your-mouth cut of steak on a skewer.

We made the reservation and clearly stated the needs of our large party, including 2 children with food allergies and one that is vegan. Sadly, the kitchen was not prepared with alternate food items for them and our food took quite a long time to come out. When it did arrive, the special food items were not ready, and came later.

Paying $60 per head for brunch ($30 for kids), and communicating ahead of time, we didn't feel it was worth the prices we paid. Additionally, they sat us at the outside perimeter of the tent knowing we had children with us. It was uncomfortably cold at times. Not the best choice for seating with children. We won't be back with a large group at this price.

This experience and service level is much better suited for smaller groups and/or those with no special food requests, despite the high price of nearly $700 for the entire meal.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening. Location is on organic farm, great outdoor covered communal seating at large tables. Spacing was good which allowed for private conversations among the groups and couples gathered. Food was excellent, creative, delicious, fresh from the farm. Staff are great, warm & friendly, and courses served with good timing. Bring your own beverage. They did offer a complimentary cocktail which was a lovely touch. Highly recommend.

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NA
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve enjoyed dining at Eden East several times. The best times, of course, are when the weather is good, but we had a delightful time even though it was cold outside. Our meal was the best we’ve ever had there. Both the black drum and beef cheeks were superb. Always be sure to stroll through the garden to see what’s growing!

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c
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely night at Eden East! What a beautiful setting, and the food and service were amazing.

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Z
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have done post Thanksgiving Saturday dinner here two years in a row. It is a perfect place for a large group. The food is awesome, the people are really nice, and the atmosphere is something that is truly unique. I would recommend Eden East to anyone.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect.
What an amazing place.
I’m simply disappointed we didn’t get there sooner.

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G
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great venue, wonderful but rich food. Looking forward to going back

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EB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Ambiance was great but the food and service was a miss. We sat down first of the people around us and received our first course last, and everything was off after that - we then received our second course first, and the table next to us never got theirs and was served their third course. The food was alright - the grits were more butter than anything else and my black bean entree was just alright. Wouldn't recommend for the high price.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It’s a charming place, especially on a rainy day like when my boyfriend & I went, and it’s a great concept, but unfortunately the execution was subpar. We liked the bbqed harvest vegetable, and cheese plates for appetizers, and we enjoyed the soup & salad courses, and the dessert was okay, but both main courses were disappointing. I had the steak tip & it had absolutely no flavor, I mean it-no smell, texture was tough, and no discernible beef flavor. My boyfriend had the smoked trout, and we both thought it was pretty good, except for a weird herbaceous spice that was too heavy for the fish. The main issues with both entrees though were the sides. Both meat options came with the same sides, which didn’t really go with either meat-a dried out “open face” tamale, collard greens, and some butternut squash “chips” that were not crunchy but rather cold, limp, soggy, shavings of raw squash all over the plate. The sauce for both meats was a maple coulis that was at once too sweet, too sour, and too thin, and it just ran all over everything else on the plate, so you ended up with collard green water runoff mixing with the maple coulis which then soaked through all the other items on the plate-and it sadly was not a good flavor combination. The whole plate was just a messy, pile of disappointment. And the worst part was that we had been so looking forward to this & were celebrating a birthday. I expected way better for the exorbitant price. Service wise, they could have done a lot better. Service was extremely slow & our waitress kept forgetting things we asked for & she let us sit in a puddle of water that was leaking from the ice bucket she set on the table until I stood up to seek out napkins-this was a huge leak, not just condensation, water was everywhere. Also-be forewarned, they do not have an alcohol license of any kind, so you have to byob-which is fine, but I don’t think that’s made clear enough on their website. They do offer complimentary cocktails if you ask.

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CN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been to Eden East on two occasions and had a lovely time on both visits. The food is excellent, the ambience is really special, and the service is attentive but not overbearing. We hosted a large group there on our last visit and they bent over backwards for our group. Highly recommend.

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JJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We became here for our anniversary and were underwhelmed by the food - especially as it was $65/person pre-fixe and nothing special. The ambiance was wonderful but overall we didn’t think it was worth the money.

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SK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place (all outdoors), outstanding service. Locavore heaven. Portions are small and we left a little hungry. Somewhat overpriced for what you get. BYOB makes up for some of that. Good for special events

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way!

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a date night at Eden East for the first time and loved it!
It was so nice to eat outside in the evening and there were even free, themed cocktails which was a really fun touch.
We walked around the farm at the end and met a cat named Diesel, which was fantastic.
I would highly recommend!

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Eden East for our third anniversary and we couldn’t be happier with our experience. The atmosphere was great and the farm was a nice backdrop to our experience. We’ll definitely be back when we visit Austin again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was just okay. The concept of farm to table is the right idea but the food did not have the taste or texture that I wanted. The presentation of the food could be better.

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R
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It is BYOB which I did not realize until I was already there.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so delicious. It was a comfortable environment with farm views. Can't wait to go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was terrible. We won’t go back!! We think is totally overpriced! We had a warm watermelon soup and the worst brisket I ever had in Austin. My daughter was excited about dessert and after 20 minutes waiting we received a French toast bread with peaches.The servers are very friendly
I don’t recommend this restaurant at all!!

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Make sure to bring some bug spray, the mosquitoes are vicious. Other than that, no complaints at all!

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KA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Romantic urban get-a-way location. Nestled in the city, but chic farm atmosphere. Delicious food

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We went with very high expectations for our anniversary dinner & were sorely disappointed. The ambience, service, and the experience of eating at a farm were very good. However, a good dinner ultimately comes down to the food, and in this case it was just ok. We came away feeling that we might have enjoyed the meal had we been omnivores.

They were very nice about accommodating our special requests for vegetarian meals & allergies. Our first course was a chilled soup - which I liked but my husband didn’t care for. I thought the spices gave it a nice touch but the smoky flavor made me feel like I was eating something meat based. Second course was a salad, which was good. The main course was a molasses grilled vegetable dish, which was supremely disappointing. Undercooked eggplants ruined it for me. I felt the dish had nothing to balance the molasses & again made me feel like I was eating a meat based dish. My husband couldn’t get beyond two bites. The staff sweetly offered to remake the dish but it was the flavor combination we didn’t like. The dessert was light and refreshing.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this place to a vegetarian. It’s definitely not worth the price. It felt one dimensional with smoky undertones on each dish. I might enjoy this as a meat eater or a vegetarian who misses meat.

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RT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wasn't the first time I've dined at Eden East, and it won't be the last. Everything about the entire experience, was perfect. Cheers to the entire staff. Y'all continue to blow my mind.
Thank you!

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LT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed my first trip to Eden East. I will return. The food was really good and it's truly a unique dining experience. Loved walking through the garden.

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PP
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the kind welcome to the friendly and knowledgeable server, everyone was so wonderful at Eden East. We were celebrating my mother's birthday and had a breezy (the fans were nice!) evening meal on a beautiful Austin night. Walking around the garden and farm, having great conversations in a comfortable and casual space was perfect. We all loved the food and enjoyed spacing out each course, all agreeing that the red fish and beans were fantastic! The next day my mother said it was a "magical" dinner and evening. Thank you!

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AT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eden East is truly one of the best gyms in Austin. My husband and I went with our friends who had never been, and it was as usual an amazing night. The servers are intimately knowledgeable about everything they serve you. We ate over a span of 3 hours which was so relaxing and such a nice change of pace. The food was as always the best with many dietary restrictions met. And then there's the picnic table seating, the beautiful grounds and lights hung in Old pecan trees. It doesn't get much better than this!

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We went here for a girls trip to Austin with 8 girls and I love the concept, the farm, the BYOB and the al fresco dining but unfortunately the food wasn't good...at all. The only decent thing we had was the dessert. I wanted to like it so much but every single course was disappointing. Maybe there are better menus but the one we had didn't work at all. The soup was flavorless and the main course (lamb) was super tough. No one in our group enjoyed the food but the atmosphere was definitely the highlight.

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SF
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and superb service!! Also the complementary watermelon drinks were definitely a favorite of our group. So delicious!!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It almost feels like you’re eating in the Garden of Eden. The set menu was outstanding. The service was friendly, attentive, and just the right amount of familiar. And, of course, you’re eating outside at a beautiful urban farm. Excellent experience all around.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love Eden East for a relaxing night out in the country - but it is on a working farm right in the city! The food is always wonderful - smoked lamb with fried new potatoes was my favorite course this month. Delicious!!

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EK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and delicious

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MM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. My girlfriend is vegetarian and lactose intolerant - and they were able to accommodate both with no issues whatsoever.

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