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With great food and an even better environment, Lenoir is the perfect spot for a special night out.

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About Lenoir Restaurant

Lenoir Restaurant is a community-first restaurant that focuses on the culinary culture of Texas. This restaurant was opened in January of 2012 by a husband and wife duo of Jessica Maher and Todd Duplechan. The menu is stocked entirely of ingredients that are grown or made locally. Dining is done in a communally at Lenoir in that all of the tables are large benches. Guests are likely going to sit next to someone they don't know, which encourages people to make new friends and meet their neighbors.

Lenoir's menu changes seasonally depending on what is growing in Texas at the time. Guests are the restaurant are presented with a three-course prix-fixe menu when they sit. Each course has roughly ten options for guests to choose from, thus allowing them to mix and match a meal that will suit them best. Menu items include kazu-roasted parsnips, rice-crusted whitefish and berbere-smoked chicken

1807 S 1st St
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Austin, AL 78704-4251
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Annie / Mary

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 215-9778

Website:
http://www.lenoirrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Small, acoustic bands play from time to time. Check out our Facebook page for more details.

Parking Details:
Limited parking available, with some available street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Special attention should be paid to the neighbors needs, though.

Executive Chef:
Todd Duplechan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are happy to discuss Special Events, please call LENOIR Restaurant directly for more information.

Lenoir Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1158)
Special Occasion (948)
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Neighborhood Gem (675)
Notable Wine List (482)
Hot Spot (233)
Great for Outdoor Dining (132)
Good for Groups (73)
Late-night Find (38)
Good for a Date (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Cozy (18)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Seasonal (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Scenic View (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 23, 2017

A gift card from a foodie brought us to Lenoir, but our experience there will take us back again. The staff were delightful, the room was charming, and then the food was amazing. I came home wanting to recreate a couple of the delicious combinations. It was a very satisfying experience overall.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Lenoir has been so consistently great through the years. This visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday, and the service was top-notch and the food refined and thoughtful. My wife has an unusual allergy to fenugreek, and they've always been very accommodating and educated about the menu.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on June 22, 2017

This was perfect for an intimate girls' night. We loved the food, the service, and ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My favorite In the neighbourhood

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The staff were phenomenal and patient, the food was mind blowing. I discovered my new favorite wine and got to blow out a birthday candle surrounded by chocolate 🍫. We had just left Uchi and showed up to our reservation hours late becise I was determined to visit. We had too much to drink and cut ourselves off, but the staff were really kind with us and tolerated our happy celebration as we were the last table of the night on a Tuesday. The fried quail was my favorite and the dessert with cheese I refused to share.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Delicious, inventive food! Only weak spot in our meal was dessert, which was a bit uninspired (especially when compared with the excellence of everything else). We had a raw tuna appetizer which was delectable - very fresh, just the right amount of spiciness, and the "Texas bean salad" which was fantastic & artfully served. We also had the rice crusted fish - again, excellent, delicious, inventive and just about perfect. Nice accompaniments & a little bit of spice made it quite enjoyable and different (in a good way). For dessert we had strawberry pie which was really a mixed berry tart served in what felt like a pre-fab pastry shell - nothing special in terms of fruit and the pastry was tough. We also had the carrot cake which really should have been called a peanut cake - NOT what a carrot cake fan would be looking for. We were sorry we didn't have the cheese course instead, since given the terrific savory food items we enjoyed, we're sure it would have been great. Both desserts came with small, tasty gelato scoops. The wine list is large enough and more or less reasonably priced (comparable to other restaurants of this caliber). The ambiance is lovely, with a ring of tables for 2 or 4 surrounding a "community table" that seats maybe 10 or 12. Rustic, with backless stools at the community table which have a handy "shelf" great for stowing your handbag or scarf. The outdoor garden is a terrific place to wait, and the service is VERY warm, friendly, experienced and attentive. Overall, this place could be a total 5 star restaurant if they'd improve the desserts to match the rest of the experience, in my humble opinion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Awesome food. Tasting menu, and portions were small but it was top notch. Will save this restaurant for future special occasions

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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 6, 2017

The food was fantastic as was the service, I liked their approach and the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Everything was amazing. Small dishes, but after 3 you feel like it's enough. The only thing was that we felt it was way over priced

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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food5
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Eclectic menu and cozy group seating. Not a good choice for intimate atmosphere but the food was excellent and artfully prepared.

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food4
ambience4
service5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Did not enjoy the communal table.

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food3
ambience4
service5
value2

vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Very good service and tasty food. Out of the way place. Don't let external appearance fool you. Cozy interior. Our best meal in austin.

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 4, 2017

The setting is very cozy and warm and the food was outstanding. Great for foodies. Great for fine dining, without being stuffy. First class menu choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 18, 2016

As always, we were happy with our Lenoir dining experience. Great service, creative and tasty dishes (as a table of 4 we had one of each dish) and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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food5
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value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Very foodie oriented. Small portions. Untypical flavors. Prefix menu $45 three courses.

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food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Really unique, charismatic and pleasant dining experience. The outdoor bar area is also fabulous!

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Wow. This place is very unique in atmosphere and food. The food was succulant and the dining room intimate. Not a place for those who want privacy as there is a good chance you will be dining elbow to elbow with strangers. We loved it as we met a very handsome couple from Minneapolis who were engaging. The servers are knowledgable, not intrusive, and fun. If you are a foodie, this is a must on your Austin check list. You will leave happy and full!

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Lenoir is one of the best price-quality restaurants in Austin. The chef, Todd, creates seasonal high quality dishes. The $45 prix fixe is a real bargin. Chris Kelly is a knowledgeable sommelier with creative as well as traditional wine choices and, as we sat at the bar, professional and still warm and charming.

What a treat! A go-to place in this foodie city.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Lenoir delivered on a romantic birthday dinner for my sweetheart who isn't much into seafood but loves good food. His British palate makes him more a lamb potatoes kind of guy in my mind, so the explosive unique tastes of Lenoir I think surprised him. It was delicious and French/Fusion inspired. He even enjoyed the one seafood dish in the 3 course plus dessert menu we ordered. Lenoir's great service and special birthday note also made the dinner quite a special evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Lenoir was amazing! I took my mom here for her birthday. We had a great time, the restaurant was very comfortable and the food was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Wow! We were blown away by Lenoir, such a wonderful spot!! Amazing food, AWESOME waiter, and a lovely wine list. Will absolutely return. Their vintage cutlery and plates are a fun touch.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Anniversary dinner for my daughter and son in law. Excellent service. Creative well executed cuisine. Nothing run of the mill about it. Would definitely go back.

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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Food and service were amazing, the menu is really unique. A must eat at in Austin.

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ambience4
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Our first time here and we will definitely return! Our server could not have been nicer. We enjoyed the prix-fixe menu and delicious wines. Our favorites were the pistachio -crusted snapper, marinated goat in a delicious crepe and the flavor explosive dessert - dark chocolate tart with butternut squash center and nutella/caramel drizzle!! Capping off the evening with the dessert Tannat wine was just the right touch!!! The wine garden is simply beautiful and so inviting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We love Lenoir.

We'd only been once before years ago, but my wife remembers one of her 5 courses from 5 years ago and was the sole reason we chose to spend our 9th year wedding anniversary with the staff.

The food was wonderful, the server Nick was friendly, warm, and present, and our experience went very smoothly.

It will be a fond memory in both of our hearts.
Jesse

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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food5
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service5
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Not vegetarian friendly, although I was told before going it would be. The waiter said the chef would make a "special" plate for me. I ended up with 3 okra sliced in halves, 4 carrot slices in a spicy sauce on a plate...it was tasty but for the $45 cost, not enough flavor in the world to make it worth the cost. left hungry and went to Torchys for a taco.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food2
ambience5
service5
value1

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2016

What a great find. As per the norm for me, I bounce Open Table reviews off of Yelp and both vehemently approved of this restaurant. The staff is great, and the food was amazing. I highly recommend coming to this restaurant. At 45 per person for a three-course meal, it's at or even slightly lower than what I would expect to pay elsewhere for similar setting and menu complexity. If I ever find myself in Austin again, I'll gladly be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Lenoir was quite a refreshing experience compared to restaurants I've tried for dates recently. Everything about the place screams unique and fun. The food throws a surprising twist your way blending flavors you wouldn't think of mixing well and making it work wonderfully. Their wine pairings were also fantastic.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food, had a wonderful time

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Without question Lenoir was nothing short of fabulous! The selections were varied and the care with preparation and presentation was unparalleled. It is worth every penny, especially for an anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2016

this place is absolutely magical! Great spot for a special dinner, date, bday etc. The food is inventive , the ambiance is lovely and the staff are friendly and attentive. It's a small intimate space w very unique decour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Amazing. Loved every dish. Creative and delicious. Still talking about the food a week later!

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food5
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2016

This was one of THE BEST restaurants that i have found in Austin. Very European feel ( i actually brought a guest from Europe that night and she loved it!! What a gem

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We met friends in Austin and we suggested Lenoir based on reviews in Open Table. We were not disappointed! The location is a challenge and the parking is difficult, but it is well worth the extra effort. The plates were well conceived and delicious. The combinations of fresh, locally sourced ingredients (from figs to quail) were creative, unexpected, and terrific. We have spent many evenings in New Orleans and now our standard of comparison is "is this restaurant NOLA quality?" The unqualified opinion of Lenoir is: yes this restaurant could compete with the best in New Orleans.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Dining experience was outstanding. Food creative and excellent. Love the menu concept utilized by resturant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2016

One of my favorite places in Austin. I love the patio and the ambience of the place is incredible. Consistently good and inventive food. Service exceptional.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2016

This is a 3 or 4 course meal Portions are larger than a true tasting As a foodie would prefer perhaps 6 or 7 small bites of some the 12 items offered

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 8, 2016

The food is inventive and the flavors exciting. The only thing is that the habanero noodles can be overwhelmingly spicy. The butternut squash soup was deliscious, the shrimp dish had so many flavor levels that we couldn't stop talking about it. The plating is very well crafted in all the dishes. The service is warm yet professional. The decor is crazy cool. The atmosphere is intimate but not too stuffy. And Nick the cook with the tattoos rules like He-man!

Tags: People Watching
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food5
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Amazing delicious creative dishes beautifully presented with friendly service. However things could have been paced in a more leisurely fashion. This is a restaurant where you would like to savor the experience. High tables are not the most comfortable. You get the feeling they might be subtly encouraging people to keep tables turning over.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2016

My one disappointment was that we had a reservation, yet were seated at the bar, which has hideous decor. It was late and there were plenty of open 2 tops from which to take in the better part of the decor and would have made for a much better experience as it was a special date.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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