Foreign & Domestic - Austin

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
We are an intimate, neighborhood, contemporary American restaurant serving farm to table, domestic fare using foreign cooking techniques. Please keep in mind that we only take a limited number of reservations and currently keep the majority of tables available for walk ins! So don't be discouraged by a lack of available reservation slots.
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SM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I cannot recommend Foreign & Domestic enough. This small gem was great from start to finish. I highly recommend the gnocchi!

MD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

F & D was a very enjoyable and rewarding dining experience for us out-of-towners (a visitor from Germany and a visitor from Denver, CO). The food was prepared creatively and in a way that brought the flavors of the ingredients to full life (e.g., the parisian gnocchi with mushrooms). The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The only drawback was that the noise level was rather high and the restaurant resides in small quarters. Nevertheless, highly recommended.

Manfred

S
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food & the service were excellent- especially the pumpkin risotto!

DB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and well informed staff. A great experience.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal! Some very unique twists to culinary favorites. Can't wait to see what they come up with on our next visit.

HB
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was amazing. Wine suggestion was on point!

SW
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome...service was friendly...However, a little too loud, but will return if we return to Austin again👍

NR
Austin
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. The pork was very tender and tasty as was the bavette. Yummy popovers and a great peanut butter cookie for dessert. However, the chairs are very uncomfortable and the room was very loud. Also, the fried food smell was pervasive and my hair and clothes reeked. Finally, we were seated in an undesirable table at first, but they moved us after a bit of a fuss. ThIs has happened more then once when I book a table with Open Table, not sure why.

T
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in Austin! Nose to tail tasting menu was exquisite and the service was great.

p
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing. The staff was incredibly friendly and provided great recommendations from their unique menu.

JC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday meal with phenomenal flavors and amazing service.

AC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there twice last week! Once for Tuesday happy hour where they have $1.00 oysters on the half shell and 1/2 bottle Wines!
Then we went to Sunday brunch. It was fabulous. We had Memosias and blue berry crepes. They were prepared as well as a French restaurant would do.
It is best to make reservations (not for happy hour!). It is a somewhat small place. Make sure that you ask for the waiter, Charles. Very knowledgeable, upbeat and fun. Also, I like their decor, very fresh and hip.

TG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was ok. Server was kind and thoughtful. But our kiddos food wasn’t brought out so I had to ask and then wait an extra 5+ minutes for it. We had to ask for coffee refills also, and then we were charged for 8 coffees (only 3 of us ordered coffee). I noticed after the bill had been paid, so they had to recharge the credit card (my fault), but it was another annoyance after the long wait for the kiddos food.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't let it's modest exterior fool you. This is a great spot. Staff is friendly and very well trained. The menu was not only creative, but every coarse was spot on. Next time in Austin this will be on my list.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience - from making the reservation to be seated, so having an incredible meal. Best spot in Austin hands down

t
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yummy, yummy. We had a great meal of seasonal selections. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I bit into the risotto with lamb. And foie gras mousse for dessert with cherry jam? Doesn't get much more decadent than that. Popovers with the dressing from my heirloom tomato salad was a delectable combination. I wish the seating were slightly more comfortable. It's great entertainment to watch the kitchen staff. This is our third meal (two dinners and one brunch) over a couple of years. I need to be less of a stranger.

JG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing burger and other items were delicious too. I would definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only feedback relates to food cross contamination. My wife is a vegan and loves the fact F&D has a separate menu. We’ve sat at the bar several times. The chefs cut the focaccia bread on the same wooden cutting board they cut meat/hearts. They also were searing the vegetables with meat so the juices were dripping down into her vegan vegetables. Love the food, love the atmosphere, service is always great. We walk from our house and my Wife is hesitant to eat each time.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent happy hour small plates.

KJ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal and overall experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. One of the best restaurant meals we've had in Austin. You just have to deal with the noise - kind of let it energize you instead of bother you!!! :-)

DN
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The red snapper in the green curry was absolutely delightful and I highly recommend that dish. The salad with the honeycrisp apple and ricotta dressing was a great starter.

AA
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Offal Tasting Menu, which was amazing! Two of the dishes were definitely in my top 5 for this year‘s dining out experiences. The service was great: they were very informative with each course as to its ingredients and their recommendations. It is a smaller venue, which creates a louder noise level. But I highly recommend and definitely will return when in Austin again!

ER
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glorious!
Only thing I can possibly wish for is better parking (only cause I feel bad parking in the neighborhood).

SM
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Warm welcome and lovely pink cremant got us going in the right direction. Food was delicious. Other wines by the glass were fine, but not wonderful. Next time we’ll choose dishes based on a bottle we select. Would love to see a dark chocolate something and a citrusy thing on the dessert menu, and a few ports by the glass to round off the night.

MS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I went for $1 oysters and also had their texas apple salad, both were delicious. The service was okay, seemed distracted. overall a very enjoyable experience.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the city! A MUST try if you are in Austin.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Slow service to start but excellent food!

BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and a charming staff who understand the recipes they're serving -- they haven't simply memorized talking points.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour: fresh oysters and creative cuisine that will definitely bring me back soon. I live lived one block away from this joint for over a year and I have no idea why I just now finally gave it a try. See you there soon!

TC
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect meal. Fresh, amazing service, tremendous food!

MM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. It's a small space, so it feels a little crowded. Noise level is very high. But, the food and service are such that we will be back.

F
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

CJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and the best Tuesday place in Austin! $1 oysters and half off bottles of wine paired with healthy and delicious farm to table fare.

SB
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not many places that I want to hug the entire team every time I see them. That’s how happy their food makes me....today was no exception😍😍😍

ST
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible brunch!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the attentive and knowledgeable service staff as well as the food - everything was delicious and we enjoyed unique items on the menu that one may not be able to find elsewhere. Personally, I really appreciate the focus and attention on the relationships with local farms.

VY
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's been a while since we've been to a restaurant that excited our taste buds like they did here. My 7 year old daughter enjoyed the presentation of the food so much that they had to try everything and she is usually not too adventurous. My 9 year old son really enjoyed his steak dinner. The french fries are unreal!

JR
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic dining experience. It keeps me coming back every six weeks or so to see what new creative ideas they’ve conjured.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is amazing. I did not want to stop eating

h
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

On of the best meals I have had this year. The pork dish was fabulous. My wife had had the fish, a red snapper. Very nicely done.

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