Foreign & Domestic - Austin

4.8
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660 Reviews
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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VB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single time we eat at F&D we leave so satisfied and happy! Love eating at the bar!

CY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is ridiculously good, and not overly complex. Very fresh with creative pairings. Top 5 in Austin, easy. Our server made the evening - he was so nice and knowledgeable, it really put the whole experience over the top.

s
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was not very good. Risotto was too salty. Portions were VERY small. Poor service: we waited 1h for our meals to come!

I
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has always been a favorite, but a few weeks ago we had a less than impressive experience. We were a bit hesitant to go back, but understanding that everyone has an off night, we did and we are so glad! This was an outstanding experience. Food was fantastic, our server recognized us from previous visits and we cannot wait to return. I'm not a vegetarian, but suggest trying the root vegetable bolognais....a true WOW.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the experience here. Food, owner/chefs, and staff make it great.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Pretty disappointing. Had a 7pm reservation, didn’t get seated until 7:20 even though at least a third of the tables were empty. We were offered the table inches from the front door, so we were blasted with wind every time it opened. Didn’t see our waiter for at least another 10 minutes. Food was solid, but nothing that blew me away. Halfway through our meal, what looked like a bachelorette party came in. It was so loud my we literally had to shout at each other to be heard. Couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Too crowded and noisy. Food was really good but not many options if you’re pescatarian or vegetarian. Bottom line is too many tables in a small area.

CJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

F&D brings their A game every time. Delicious and interesting dishes with a well curated wine list. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. One of my favorite places in Austin.

f
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will not be our last! We came here for the NYE set menu, and wow it was amazing. Each course was creative and delicious. Our dinner was really memorable, and we're so glad we finally came here to dine. Really wonderful wine selection too! Can't wait to go back when I'm in town.

SR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. A real gem to have in the neighborhood.

EH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best meals i have had in a long time. Service was amazing. Food was amazing. I highly recommend this place to all.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but a round of applause for the service.
Everybody was very kind and very helpful.
We went at F&D on Christmas’s eve with two kids and everybody was very kind with us/them.

Food:
Poppers are an absolute must have
Pumpkin risotto was amazing with just a hint of acidity to freshen everything up.
Technically, the gnocchi were perfect and packed with umami.
The Christmas pie was delicious, didn’t enjoyed that much the green apple one.

Wine: cool selection of orange/natural wines.
We went to a white CDP (50% off on Christmas Eve!)

This is what a restaurant is all about: HOSPITALITY and comforting food.

We will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

7:00 reservation, seated at 7:30 - had to wait outside in cold. Not one person enjoyed their main course. Service was less than kind and everything was extremely salty. Would not recommend, maybe it was just a very off night.

m
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My only complaint was that the raw oyster appetizers were really, really small. Otherwise I would highly recommend the food and service.

C
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Good food and service and nearby

MA
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite restaurants in austin, I especially like tuesday oyster nights, trying the ever changing inventive menu items based on seasonal/available ingredients, paired with a great wine recommended by the wonderful staff

D
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great waiter

DH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Austin...make that the world!! I have never been more inspired to try things I didn"t think I liked than I have by the culinary creations of Chef Sarah and Chef Nathan. I love the idea of using everything. Nothing goes to waste, and it's delivered to you looking beautiful and tasting delicious!! I will be back again and again and tonight 😉

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the chef’s table and we had a great time! Andrew(one of the line cooks) was totally engaging and gave us a few tastes of some of the things they were working on. The food was fabulous and who knew we would enjoy goat heart and fois gras ice cream.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience from the moment we arrived! Great food and phenomenal service!

P
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Creative, tasty menu. Reasonable beverage options. Outstanding service. Recommend highly.

F
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

SH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First rate food, great service, good variety to accommodate different tastes.

DH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh yeah...I forgot the pictures lol...A Perfect Dinner...Yessss ✊
Oh yeah...back for brunch with the little guy✌

BH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this place continues to be my favorite meal in Austin

MS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for $1 oysters. Great value and the oysters were delicious. We also had the Texas green salad and tartare. Everything was fresh and tasty. The 1/2 price wine was the finishing touch to a delightful meal.

B
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I will be coming back. The food is amazing and the service superb!!

LD
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and the service was great... a little over priced based upon portions but we were ok with it because it all tasted amazing. Only minor complaint was the wine list... options were a little meh and wildly expensive for what they were.

TM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi was amazing. Literally had it for dinner two nights in a row.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Perfect for a date, groups, celebrations, and going alone and sitting at the bar would keep you entertained. Food was soooo awesome- can’t wait to go back to try the other menu items.

MM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really neat neighborhood spot. Service was outstanding - Charles made you feel like you owned the place. Super high quality ingredients and a well curated ambiance made this a total win!

SM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and well informed staff. A great experience.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
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 on November 13, 2019
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
48 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.

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