Hard to Get Reservations in Austin

The OpenTable team

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.

Restaurants:Olamaie, Uchi, Emmer & Rye
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Southern, Sushi, American
Neighborhoods:Central Austin, Downtown
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Olamaie

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
979 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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 beRead more
81% recommended

Uchi

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
3,405 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 rRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Austin
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Emmer & Rye

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,450 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
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 adRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Red Ash Italia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,446 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 herRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Austin
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Jeffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Central Austin
893 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 whitRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Austin
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Uchiko

$$$$·Sushi·
Central Austin
3,752 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 atRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Austin
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Stories Fine Dining Establishment at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cedar Creek
308 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 boRead more

Lambert's Downtown BBQ

$$$$·Barbecue·
Downtown
1,441 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
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, tRead more
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Pitchfork Pretty

$$$$·Contemporary American·
East Austin
202 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
This American restaurant has a mostly Southern focus—with tasty dishes like giant beef ribs and BBQ chicken—but one night a week, they change things up entirely. Every Monday, theyRead more
94% recommended
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Mattie's at Green Pastures

$$$$·American·
Downtown
387 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This lush Southern property from the 1800s is very unique. Nestled in the Green Pastures, is a very charming Victorian mansion that’s been converted into a restaurant and event spaRead more
89% recommended
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