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Nightcap

4.6
287 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Nightcap was originally conceived as a place for sweet sustenance and sparkling cocktails. Since then, we have evolved into so much more. Our space is now known as a late night, date night spot for guests and friends alike. The cozy atmosphere is welcoming, romantic and is also a great place to dine solo. It’s a space to make new friends, enjoy some incredibly tasteful food and cocktails that aim to please. Nightcap carries an old school Austin vibe that is hard to be classified as a bar or restaurant. We like to consider ourselves as a nightly dinner party at your friends house. The idea is to come over, have a great time and let us clean up afterwards. On special occasions, glitter is our favorite color that is often paired with bubbles. We hope you join us for any occasion and truly enjoy your evening.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKimberlyN
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food took over an hour to get after placing. The overall evening was very slow. It took almost 3 hours for 4 people to eat. The waitress would rarely come around and all she would say is the kitchen is backed up. Yet the table next to us received 3 rounds of food before we had one. Very frustrating.

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AngelP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music was too loud. Felt like I was at a club. The music playing was awesome. Food selection not the best. Drinks were mediocre

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cant believe I waited so long to visit after living 5 min away for over 3 yrs. It’s now my new favorite happy hour spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nightcap! Truly an awesome place to hangout with friends with great vibe.

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Nickname
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor brunch with live music.

GREAT food

Solid management, and staff!

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vipSteve
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They're the best! highly, highly recommend. The staff is fantastic and CARING

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty great man.

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ErickaJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Restaurant was very loud and, despite claims of following social distancing guidelines, tables were jammed together with people sitting only a few feet apart. Food was average at best. We won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place was a joke. Food and drinks were over priced, douchy vibe and tables crammed next to each other with complete disregard for COVID guidelines

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was super cold in the restaurant. We ordered a cheese plate as an appetizer which never came until the food- even though we asked about it. We said we no longer wanted it - but then she brought it anyway. It was also the smallest cheese plate I’ve ever seen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. The atmosphere is fabulous and the food was on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with the best service I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Staff reached out to us before to see if we were celebrating anything, and when we got there, there were balloons and champagne for our friend’s birthday. They took great care of us throughout the night, and the food and drinks were amazing. Such an incredible experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy cow, that was fun. I had no idea Nightcap was so fun. They had dance music pumping and the vibe was like a party, we absolutely loved it. Everyone from the hostesses to our server and the owner were so friendly. The drinks were delicious. The food was delicious. We had a blast. Thank you. I can’t wait to go back and am spreading the word that this is the place to go for a lively dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely brunch and delicious mimosas

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vipAudraS
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipRotsam
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The.best.burger. Don’t miss it. Also the gin drink w/ the egg whites. This place is great.

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OldFashioned
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything! Brunch menu had some stellar choices!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and tasty food. Octopus was tender, but wish I had more on the plate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it had drinks and apps amazing 🥰 I am from NYC and this place would survive in Manhattan , will be back!

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ChrisW2600
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance! They had 5 or 6 entrees and were out of 3 of them, only options were a salad and a burger which is not what we came to a fine dining restaurant for. Maybe just an off night. Would try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A bit underwhelmed. Forced to sit outside in the cold, then they had excuses for not having enough fuel for the heaters.

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vipdixiem
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't believe we haven't tried to place before. The patio with the heaters and blankets, the rooms inside were cozy and romantic and beautiful. The food was great and the service was perfect. I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and delicious menu

LP
vipLauraP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

While it was nice to have outdoor music it was insanely loud so that we had to scream over each other to hold a conversation. It really ruined the evening.

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Shawnnnnnn
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nightcap has amazing food and excellent drinks. I’m not quite sure what is the identity though. Upscale dining option? Or after dinner drink spot? I think it’s best suited for after dinner drinks even though the food is excellent. Kinda feels immature but that could be COVID related

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Bonst
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding combination of delectable food, clever cocktails and superb service.

We went for brunch, I recommend the ricotta pancakes and fried chicken with a bloody Mary!

The owner works extremely hard to make your experience exceptional and she checks on every guest to be certain it is.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch sunday morning. Brunch food was delicious (I have also been for dinner and the dinner food is excellent as well). The host and servers were all extremely friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is awesome as well, we had a table outside enjoying the live music they have a couple times a week. Overall great restaurant with even better people.

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KerriQ
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been out in a long, long while and have truly missed having dinner and drinks at Nightcap. We had such a terrific time there on Saturday. The food and the service were perfect. Our server Chris was awesome and so helpful.

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vipTheStein
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

This is one of my favorite places in all of Austin, mainly because of the people - makes all difference. The locations is awesome, and outside seating safe and wonderful. I would highly recommend for drinks and social hour. The Old Fashion is divine, and while the wine list is limited, it has a bit of each varietal you will ever need.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The Brussels, octopus, beets and chicken thighs were superb.

JR
JasonR
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Overall we had a very posture experience. End of our dinner was less positive then then the start. Server forgot two of our entrees and we had to wait an extra hour for an appetizer then our deserts came 45 minutes apart.

Overall - we had a good time; but could have way better flow of dishes coming out from server.

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Brooklynne
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the experience at Nightcap. The staff is attentive yet know when to leave you alone. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were all so fun and creative, and everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Even if that weren’t the case, I would go back just for the vibe and staff who were all so friendly and engaging without being annoying. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place - house converted restaurant.


Small menu but great food. Gets a little noisy at night with music.

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vipAudraS
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the ambiance was hip without being pretentious - I loved it!

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vipPrincess512
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Amazing atmosphere good service and food

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ButterBean
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Not bad, not great, fun style for non-Austin types

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mrym
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked via open table for a dinner reservation for 2 people at 7:15 - when we arrived we were shown to a l shaped couch sectional outdoors and a coffee table... for our dinner. I noticed lots of open 'normal tables' for 2 sitting empty and told the lady that we'd like to sit at a normal table for dinner. Not an unrealistic expectation I believe. And they said we can give you a table but you'd have to get up at 8:30pm to make way for another group and we'd need to find you another spot?!! COMPLETELY unacceptable to even consider offering that to people. I've now told our friends TO NOT go there. When people book a dinner reservation, they should expect to not have to sit at a couch withh plates on their laps and should expect to sit at an actual table for a dining experience.

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datm
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service and ambiance were great. Food was bland and overpriced.

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Nightcap offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 628-0144.

Nightcap is rated 4.6 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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