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Foreign & Domestic - Austin, Austin, TX

Foreign & Domestic - Austin

4.8
4.8
1891 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We are a bustling neighborhood restaurant in the heart of north loop. We are one of Austins oldest farm to table concepts. Our menu is foreign in style, while domestically sourced. Our menus change with the season, farm availability, & on chefs whim. Join us for our nose to tail tasting menu nightly if you appreciate whole animal usage. Our wine program is aimed toward biodynamic natural small production wines. If you'd like to have pre or post dinner cocktails, our awesome neighbors include the tigress bar & drink.well.
Please note that we have a 15 minute grace period on reservation arrival times. Should you find yourself running late, please give us a call or the table may be released to a waiting guest.
Tables of 1-2 guests will be reserved for 1.5 hours, tables of 3-4 will be reserved for 1 hour and 45 minutes, tables of 6+ will be reserved for 2 hours. These times reflect standard dining times of our guests. Should you feel that you need additional tim

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 459-1010
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Nathan Lemley / Sarah Heard
  • Catering
    We offer small custom catering services in home or office, please email sarah@fndaustin.com
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, small catering events, & large parties (over 10) please email sarah@fndaustin.com for details.
  • Neighborhood
    Central Austin
  • Cross street
    North Loop and Avenue H
  • Parking details
    We have a few spots in front of the restaurant, if those are taken when you arrive, we have additional parking in the lot across the intersection with a large mural on the side of the building. Neighborhood street parking is also available.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Neighborhood gem

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

  • Austin

    Neighborhood gem

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

1,891 Reviews
  1. ShannonC

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    F&D will always be one of our top restaurants! Always delicious and consistent. Wonderful chefs and waitstaff!

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  2. JayK

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining at the counter provides the best seat in the house as you watch the skilled team of chefs prepare your meal. As a good home cook, I am always impressed at how the staff at Foreign and Domestic manage to turn out dish after dish with wonderful consistency and appearance. Love the popovers!

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  3. RobertaW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best seats in the place - at the bar. We were able to watch the plates being prepared in front of us. Food and service were outstanding.

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  4. Lynnn

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is delish Love the menu And: the popovers, duck pate or mousse, the strawberry salad , gnocchi and the bsnaba dessert!

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  5. NickC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Foreign & Domestic is outstanding. I've personally loved most of the things I've ordered. The service is lovely, friendly, and knowledgeable. Get the gnocchi, popovers, and burger for sure. Our experience with the risotto was that it was salty to the point of being almost inedible. Stay away unless you're deficient. The fish is good, but the rest of the plate (veggies, etc) is meh. All the deserts are to die for. Overall, it's one of my favorite spots in Austin. Just beware of certain dishes, and you'll have a great experience.

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  6. Darcomatic

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good good. Unusual pairings that work. Super friendly service!

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  7. luvatxdowntown

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants which we have to drive to since we are downtown. The waitstaff are always friendly and take time to explain specials and answer questions. We go for the $1 oysters on Tuesdays and get so much than that. Make sure to try the bread!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef driven restaurant with very creative delicious and affordable food

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  9. SabrinaB

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn't been to Foreign and Domestic for over 10 years - and now we are mourning all the lost opportunities! Fabulous meal - every item we had was excellent. The popovers were better than I remembered. The strawberry salad was perfection. The mushroom gnocchi was delicious. And my husband says the hamburger was one of the best he's ever had. I can also attest to those amazing pomme frites! Highly recommend!

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  10. valeriesez

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe they just had an off night? Maybe our waitperson was a trainee? Maybe new personnel in the kitchen? Usually dinners at F&D are outstanding, so this experience, while adequate, was a disappointment. The kitchen was slow. Our waitperson seemed overwhelmed--Tuesday nights *are* busy, due to the $1 oysters thing--and those of us sitting outdoors were maybe out of sight and out of mind. A cherished appetizer has suffered from a recipe change, plus its preparation was rushed. I mean, I ate it all, but... On the plus side, you can actually hear your dinner partner if you sit outdoors, unlike the echoey interior. Suggestion: Put a coat rack or two outside, and some purse hooks under the tables. People kept putting things on the backs of their chairs, and the things kept sliding off and falling into the dirt. Not their best night, but I'll be back.

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  11. avwes

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I really wanted to like this place… I’m all about supporting local businesses and the farm to table concept, but respect is earned, not automatic. After arriving at 12:25 for a 12:30 reservation, the staff finally moved a couple of 2-tops together in the parking lot at ten-after-one, and sat us a few minutes later. The waitress (who unwillingly got “stuck” with our table) brought us water and a coffee, took our order, and vanished. No coffee or water refills, no “how is everything”… nothing until she brought the invoice. The food was, for the most part, decent; but I couldn’t get past the poor service.

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  12. TheSaltySommelier

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great energy on Sunday Morning. Great team on the line behind the chef’s counter(my favorite seats), and the service staff and French Press made the afternoon for us! Thank You Chef Heard and staff!

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  13. MacS

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great time. Excellent service. Incredible food and a great experience all around.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience! And they beautifully packed up our leftovers in environmentally friendly containers. The popovers, the chicken liver mousse, and the pork collar were amazing. Looking forward to a return visit.

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  15. bcp1306

    Austin

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always fun at F&D. Imaginative food. Sometimes too esoteric or trendy...but it's good to experiment.

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  16. Jason

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It has been a long time since I’ve had such a meh experience at a restaurant. The food was salty, occasionally to the point of inedibility. Several of us ordered the tasting menu and there was clearly no plan in place as to how to pace delivery, especially when others at our table did not order it. There were strange serving and plating decisions (small bowls for large portions of pasta, ridiculous ratios of sauce to noodles, etc). Service was extraordinarily slow. The AC was cranked so high (in March!) that I had to go to my car to get a jacket. And to top it off it was loud enough that having a conversation required shouting.

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  17. Alexandre

    Thailand

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice service and food. Very local restaurant. Good experience

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  18. meow2

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Counter Seats are the best. Brunch always fabulous

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  19. Jonny

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Foreign and Domestic has an excellent menu. There are not a lot of items but they are all AMAZING! The Happy Hour is excellent and if you get there around 530 its not busy and usually you can still find parking! The popovers are amazing. So is the Gnocchi. Those are two of our go to items here. Enjoy!

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  20. SandyS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place was outstanding. The food was fantastic; the wait staff was attentive and the value was great.

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  21. KevinP

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great, tonight was just perfect. Tuesday oysters and half off chilled wine made for an outstanding night with my wife.

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  22. SpeedyG

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was wonderful to get a table outside because inside was quite loud, and it was beautiful outside. We thought our server was not going to be nice when we first sat down, but she ended up being sweet and professional. The food was delicious!

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  23. Drew

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was (and is consistently) delicious. In our group of 6 we tried about half the starters and entrees. For the more “particular” crowd, worth noting food came out appropriately hot or cold and coffees, etc. were touched up timely. Servings are surprisingly substantial for a refined restaurant, so you likely won’t leave hungry.

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  24. Sarahcurrie

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service as always! Would absolutely go back

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  25. JayK

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful sitting at the counter and watching the skilled chefs prepare our meal. The popovers were excellent as usual and the entrees were equally tasty!

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  26. Bliss

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Great service! Small but cozy atmosphere.

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  27. FoodLover

    Austin

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still my favorite restaurant in Portland. Small but solid menu; good ingredients; friendly accommodating crew

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  28. ValerieKline29lovewinesss

    Austin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Great service! Enjoyed our brunch!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Food was amazing and unique. Also, the wine list was extensive.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Very cool vibe, and friendly staff. Service was knowledgeable and prompt. Food was amazing.

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  31. TomMcATX

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My gf and I went here for our Valentine's dinner. Charming place, food was outstanding and our server was conversational in a really great way. I can highly recommend it!

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  32. Toongee

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time and I was expecting more. Service was just OK. Fairly uninterested in us as customers. There were hardly any other diners and attention to the table was just not great. Four of the five mains came out together and then the fifth took another 10 minutes. Popovers were outstanding. The pomme frites and the duck fat potatoes are off the charts good. Burger was good, not exceptional. Banoffee pie wasn’t at all pie and was just ok. Mostly whipping cream. And I think the server actually forgot about bringing the dessert at all. Probably won’t go back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and great service! Loved it moment

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place, food is amazing. Kitchen is exposed so don’t expect to smell fresh leaving the place.

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  35. KatherineL

    Austin

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at F&D. They never disappoint!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place! Having the kitchen out in the open is super cool and a big green flag - super friendly and knowledgeable servers, too. Went for valentines and with four glasses of wine plus entree for two, appetizer, and two desserts it was around $200. Wine was quite expensive but excellent. We will keep coming back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here, was highly recommended. Food just was ok, the fish was a little bland, the flavors just didn’t seem to come together that well. the risotto was a bit salty and I like salt. The strawberry salad was delicious though. We arrived around 5:40 on a Saturday, the restaurant was maybe 1/2 full. We sat down and ordered within 5 minutes. Salads came out fast but the meal came out about 35-40 minutes later and given all the tables around us came in after and had not only received their food but finished it before ours even arrived, told me the order wasn’t put in. Table next to us had same entree and got it in 10 minutes. It’s worth trying, maybe we just had an off experience.

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  38. TabathaE

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was awesome! It was cold and raining outside. I wish they had heaters outside.

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  39. EricCannon

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foreign & Domestic was so delicious! The gruyere & black pepper popovers were to die for, as well as the market fish dish. Sitting at the kitchen counter was such a treat. We loved watching the impressive chefs. Also, they have daily happy hour from 5-6:30pm with half price glasses of wine, Austin beers, and apps. It’s the best deal in town!! We’ll be back.

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  40. JamesW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a great dinner with friends last night. Food was amazing and the service was stellar! Great experience all around!

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You can order delivery directly from Foreign & Domestic - Austin using the Order Online button. Foreign & Domestic - Austin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 459-1010.

Foreign & Domestic - Austin is rated 4.8 stars by 1891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Foreign & Domestic - Austin

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751-2014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Loop and Avenue H
  • Neighborhood
    Central Austin
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a few spots in front of the restaurant, if those are taken when you arrive, we have additional parking in the lot across the intersection with a large mural on the side of the building. Neighborhood street parking is also available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Nathan Lemley / Sarah Heard
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 459-1010
  • Catering
    We offer small custom catering services in home or office, please email sarah@fndaustin.com
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, small catering events, & large parties (over 10) please email sarah@fndaustin.com for details.
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