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Nightcap

4.5
270 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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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
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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dixiem
Austin
8 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
1 review
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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BonSP
Atlanta
7 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.

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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
17 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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect mix of quaint and vibrant. We dined on the patio- the Texan/Southwestern decor, string lighting, and 90s r&b created an extremely enjoyable ambiance.

The food was the real main event! The quail was great, the brussel sprouts were the right blend of flavor, charring, and olive oil...and OMG the lavender cocktail was a delight.

Needless to say, yes I recommend this gem!

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SeanV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Descriptions better than the actual food. This is basically a fancy TGIFriday’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was absolutely god awful as were the cocktails.The service was good but our server had her nose hanging out of her mask the whole time, making us very uncomfortable and needing to hold our masks over our face whenever she came by.

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GinnyS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! I can't recommend this fine establishment enough!

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vncz
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Very good place — perfect to chill out in a cool part of the city

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a amazing time, we had never been to Austin and thought to try the place. Our server was great gave us lots of recommendations on drinks. He checked in on us but never was over baring. The food was perfect to taste. And the one drink we had even though we were skeptical at first was actually very good and we hope to come again.

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vipBK1990
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food i just ok. Ambiance is great. Go here for drinks/dessert and skip the food.

GM
GabiM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a date night or a place to have some fun cocktails with a few friends! Stayed here for a good two hours because the ambiance, service, drinks and dip board was so awesome! Definitely going back.

KB
KellyB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Place was so cute had a great vibe to it. Everyone who worked there was so nice, welcoming, and helpful. Ordered the chicken which thry warn takes 30 minutes and took almost over an hour

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JessicaD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I came to nightcap for his birthday. They had balloons for him at our table, it was such a sweet touch. Everything was so great, from the atmosphere to the service to the food. Will definitely be coming back!

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Manny
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Excellent and very friendly service makes you feel super welcome.

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Jamie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food orders were lost, then some never came at all...took us 45 minutes to get chips and an hour before they brought us silverware and napkins. Basically spent almost 3 hours waiting for brussel sprouts, french fries and bread before we left and went to a good truck. Had we not been hungry maybe I wouldn't have been so disappointed. Goto Bar Peached instead, it's across the street.

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JasonR
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can i say, this place was like making love to your SO. Savory, sweet, spicy, and bit of letting your intuitions go. Great energy for conversation. You don’t have to yell over music or people. They do a really great job of making you feel like you are the only ones there.

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DanielM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. Our waiter was considerate and brought potato ships to munch on while we waited for our appetizer. Unfortunately, we had to request silverware in order to eat it when it arrived. We also had to stack our plates in order to make room for the entree.

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vipSethR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I don’t know as if I’ve ever had a dining “experience” similar to last night. My girlfriend and I showed up for our 8:30 reservation. Granted, this place was slammed, and my girlfriend and I are very patient people. We were seated approximately 10 minutes after arriving. After another 20, our waiter Sebastian made his way over and took our water/drink order. Another 15 goes by and we get our drinks. We order our food. 5 minutes later our waiter returns to let us know that since it’s so late and near closing, which was 10, they were out of pretty much everything on the menu. So we left. I felt like an inconvenience to the Nightcap staff the entire time I was there.

My ratings on the food were merely because we couldn’t be served. The place was packed (and was still seating reservations as we were leaving), so I’m certain it’s good. I just can’t attest to it.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff, good food, well made cocktails. The upcharge to premium liquor was a bit steep, but the cocktails were good.
Our server got a bit busy when we needed our check and didn't see her for a while, but she nice and apologetic for the delay.

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vipsamk
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the quail and the chicken. Our waitress was very professional and attentive. We enjoyed our outdoor table by the street. We are definitely coming back!

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

Nightcap is rated 4.5 stars by 270 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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