Nightcap

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191 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Nightcap was originally conceived as a place for sweet sustenance and sparkling cocktails. Over the past three and a half years however, 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.

Specials

Sunday Evening $7 Cocktails

Enjoy $7 house cocktails from 5:00pm until 12:00am!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 15, 2019

Ends: September 16, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-11:30PM

Happy Hour All Night on Tuesdays

Enjoy Half-Off All Appetizers, $7 Signature Cocktails, $6 Glasses of House Red, House White and Bubbles, $5 Beers

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 25, 2018

Ends: November 26, 2117

Availability: Tue-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 191 People Are Saying
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Austin
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cute and fun place for drinks and the food was incredible!

NS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was inventive, flavorful and frankly delicious. Well done!

G
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nightcap went above and beyond to make my mom’s birthday special. They even had balloons set up at our table when we arrived! Super impressed with the food and service and I’ll definitely be coming back whenever I’m in Austin.

J
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a quiet night due to the UT vs. LSU game going on at the same time. However, Joy did an amazing job making sure we were provided excellent service. It was our first time visiting the restaurant and thought the setting was beautiful. We will be back.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

My wife and I recently came in during restaurant week. Though the restaurant wasn't active in the week's program, they still treated us like they were. We appreciated the amazing service. The Brussel Sprouts were particularly good. And we enjoyed the cocktails before our dinner on the East side. We will be back!

SM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to Nightcap on a Tuesday night for a little date night. I started with the BBC (delicious! but not a happy hr special) and he tried 2 different wines. He said the cab on the happy hr menu was terrible but the full-price cab was pretty good. We also started with the pretzel and the Brussels sprouts. The Brussels were pretty good but the pretzel was nothing special. For our meal I had the steak and tomatoes which was good but a little undercooked to my liking. My husband had the burger which he said was good but, again, nothing special.
Our server was great! She was personable and attentive without hovering over us.
We will probably not go again for dinner but maybe for drinks sometime.

LG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the whole fish (Branzino). Although it was beautifully prepared and cooked perfectly, the over use of lemon made the sauce too sour. If they had lightened up on the lemon and highlighted the flavor with some more savory herbs it would have been so much better.

Service was professional and helpful. Atmosphere was peaceful and tasteful. They made excellent use of a beautiful old west Austin house.

EH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but excellent

TC
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail is felt on the tongue. If you like to fine dine, you have to give Nightcap a try. A small menu done to perfection.

WA
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great

JC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We went for desserts as they used to be amazing here, it’s been a couple years and things have definitely changed. My husband also ordered a soda and it was never brought out. What we did receive was way over priced. Unfortunate.

D
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great and the service is even better! The menu is limited and the food taste good but it's nothing outbid this world. The fact that the service was so great and the location is cozy I wouldn't mind coming back.

OT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was perfect- Alyssa was our waitress and she was an absolute doll.

R
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted us at the door. Drinks and food came out fast. Pretzel was awesome!!

TB
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great craft cocktails. Bartender extremely knowledgeable and personable. The Branzino fish was the best we’ve ever had.

DN
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

This was our second visit to the venue and it is very quaint. Highly suggest for late night cocktails vs dinner.

SG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!! We've been coming here often, atleast once a week for their happy hour and service, food, and drinks are always outstanding!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we walked through the door our experience was special! They had set up a table and balloons for my boyfriend’s birthday. A really nice touch! From there the service was incredible. We never waited for anything and didn’t feel overwhelmed. The food came and was tastier than we could’ve imagined. My boyfriend got the grilled fish and called it the best meal he’s had in Austin. I had the chicken which was also excellent and perfectly cooked. The next time you’re in need of a great dining experience in Austin go to Nightcap!

CP
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful date night, starting with their house Manhattan but, it was good with the brussel sprouts and accompaniments. Our server, Joy, was very attentive.

N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We had very poor dinner service (long wait times, entrees served sporadically, significant time gaps without a check-in from server), so I would not recommend Nightcap for dinner. However, the ambiance is excellent and their wine list / bar service was great. I think it would still be a great experience for drinks.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for their Happy Hour and it was very delicious. Lots of bites that will fill you up. Their drinks are amazing and they have the perfect outdoor setup. Will be back for more great happy hours!

C
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. My first time to Austin and the first restaurant I visited and it blew my mind. The staff were also all very friendly and Joy was particularly helpful about spots to see in the city. The whole experience was amazing. And I really can’t say enough about the dishes. Appetizer all the way through to dessert; delectable! And they have wifi for out of towners like me :)

OT
Austin
97 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The overall experience was very disappointing. The service was polite, professional, but not very fast and both servers seemed disinterested in tending to us. They were responsive when we had requests, just didnt seem friendly or happy about it.
We asked to be seated in a booth, which they accommodated with the caveat that we needed to be finished by a certain time, consequently we were worried about time, but the servers didnt seem to remember that. Also, the menu is very limited.
The upside was the food. I had the roasted chicken, which is a last choice protein for me, but due to the few choices I picked it. It was delicious! My partner had the hamburger and also said it was yummy. The good food made the trip worth it.

DV
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nightcap is a great place for drinks and dinner with friends or just that someone special.

JS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Nightcap! Food is amazing and staff is even better!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Just a fun dinner with my bestie. It’s always amazing food but the delivery time after order is placed is a bit long. Service was great from a customer service perspective, great wait staff! It’s just one of those places you Ofer everything when ordering your initial drink so it comes out in less than a noticeable amount of time. The food is out of this world consistently!!! Delicious!

CA
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The atmosphere is great. The service was good although we were rushed out since they booked our table to close to the time that we had booked. The cocktails were really good as were the appetizers. I should have stopped there. We ordered dinner. The main course comes with no sides. My friend had to send her dish back since it smelled and tasted bad. My friend chicken was ALL coating and once I could get tot eh chicken it was slimy and just not tasty. It was expensive and I had to go home and eat. Stick with the drinks and appetizers and go eat somewhere else !

CB
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great HH prices, we just shared appetizers and really enjoyed everything! The House wine is okay. Try the Brussels Sprouts and the pretzel! Great atmosphere, good for a date night for sure!

J
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We grabbed dinner and drinks here on a quiet Wednesday night. Our waitress was AWESOME--super friendly, attentive, and happily answered alllllll of our many many questions. She had great drink recommendations too!

GG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a good change of pace compared to the rest of 6th street. The food and drinks were top notch! Elizabeth might be the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Thanks nightcap 🤙🏼

PM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We had a group of about 10 for happy hour to celebrate a friends birthday. They decorated the table area with helium balloons to make it super festive and at no charge! Cocktails were great and the food that we had was good - not outstanding, but good. I would go back again.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious; but took 45 min for two simple entrees. There were only two other tables of 2-4 diners.

Flowers were placed on our table because we mentioned we were on a date in our reservation.

Server was super attentive and never let our glasses get empty.

The menu online did not match the actual menu we ordered from; so we spent much more than we planned to on a Tuesday.

AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for cocktails and small bites. Cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good for date night or night out with friends.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful date night. The hostess was overly sweet and courteous. She checked on us throughout the night to make sure our date was everything we wanted! Such delicious food and the service was amazing. We didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed every minute. Great place, we’ll be back!

LM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nightcap was a great find. It was our first night in Austin and we were very welcomed. Our meal was great! And it was Sunday night so cocktails were half off. We loved our entire experience and highly recommend!

LS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciate the details that were added for my love's 30th birthday! I called in 2 hours before to add additional guests, they met my every request. To decor for the event and the cake cutting. I will be recommending and visiting very soon!

P.S. the Chicken was AMAZING!!!

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem on 6th. Great atmosphere in a cozy old restored house. It’s nice and quiet where you can have a conversation. Food and service is among best in Austin.

M
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner on a Tuesday night. Great welcome with two glasses of Prosecco awaiting us in beautiful champagne flutes. The server was terrific and was available at a consistent pace. The kimchi fries are to die for! The hamachi was OK. The burgers were on homemade brioche and were a small bite. The elevated hush puppies are decadent. They have a terrific happy hour with $6 bubbles. The house is charming with unique light fixtures. This would be a great place for group events. Highly recommend.

KT
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to NightCap and we were so impressed! Great food, ambiance and service. Loved every minute of it!

i
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been a few times. The drinks are good. The food is good. The service is good. The atmosphere is good. We like the staff. We'll be back.

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