Hard to Get Reservations in Austin

Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Austin where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:Olamaie, Uchi Austin, Emmer & Rye
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Southern, Sushi, American
Neighborhoods:Central Austin, Downtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Olamaie

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
1,030 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies

If you didn’t know any better, you could easily mistake Olamaie’s for someone’s adorable private residence. Inside this white house—with a wraparound porch, window shutters, and beautiful shrubbery—th...

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Uchi Austin

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
4,363 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Everything is special about this James Beard Award-winning Japanese restaurant housed in what looks like a little home. The contrast of a cottage exterior with a chic interior of red walls and honey l...

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Best Food in Austin
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Emmer & Rye

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,244 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

E & R offer an American menu of locally-sourced small plates that changes every day, plus a roaming dim sum cart (with unusual offerings) that you can order other items from. In addition to great serv...

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Fit for Foodies in Austin
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Red Ash Italia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,182 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

This loft-type space—with rough frescos on exposed concrete walls, metal piping, and steel beams—is a creative juxtaposition to the very classic Italian food they’re serving up here (that’s arguably t...

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Best Overall in Austin
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Jeffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Central Austin
1,234 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Since 1975, Jeffrey’s has been an iconic Austin eatery, delivering great fine dining experiences that are ideal for a special occasion.The wood floors, blue velvet chairs, and white tablecloths give t...

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Best Food in Austin
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Uchiko Austin

$$$$·Sushi·
Central Austin
4,749 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

This sister restaurant to the incredible Uchi (also on this list) is actually very similar menu-wise, even sharing some of the same dishes, like the Shag roll, which is a staple at both spots. The des...

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Stories Fine Dining Establishment at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cedar Creek
298 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

When you enter this upscale, rustic-feeling steakhouse, you’ll pass through a foyer called Kesselus Hall (named after local author Ken Kesselus), which is filled with shelves of books written by Texan...

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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

$$$$·Barbecue·
Downtown
1,705 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies

Housed in a quaint brick building in the warehouse district, you’ll find something of an anomaly in Lambert’s Downtown… it’s upscale BBQ. While this may sound odd, have no doubt, they are BBQ pros. Wh...

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