Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.22mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.23mi
  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.22mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.23mi
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Red Ash ItaliaRed Ash Italia
(476)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 60 times today
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin DowntownTruluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
(1873)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 49 times today
Searsucker AustinSearsucker Austin
(639)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 21 times today
Bob's Steak and Chop House - AustinBob's Steak and Chop House - Austin
(903)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today
The Capital Grille - AustinThe Capital Grille - Austin
(490)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 15 times today
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro AustinLonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin
(320)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 21 times today
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - AustinRA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Austin
(118)
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Austin
Booked 4 times today
Papadom IndianPapadom Indian
(27)
$$$$
Contemporary Indian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 4 times today
Sullivan's Steakhouse - AustinSullivan's Steakhouse - Austin
(1357)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 11 times today
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - AustinFadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Austin
(53)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Austin
The VaughnThe Vaughn
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Austin
ATX CocinaATX Cocina
(127)
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Austin
Booked 33 times today
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown AustinPerry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin
(4092)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 70 times today
FixeFixe
(836)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Austin
Booked 35 times today
True Food Kitchen - AustinTrue Food Kitchen - Austin
(599)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Austin
Booked 71 times today

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.22mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.23mi
  1. Distance: 0.21mi
  2. Distance: 0.22mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.23mi

About Peche

P�ch� is Austin�s very first absinthe bar, serving rich French cuisine and pre-Prohibition style cocktails along with a carefully curated wine list. The bartenders are always ready to answer questions and educate guests on the libations served. P�ch� strives to provide an atmosphere that is both mysterious and fun.

The menu at P�ch� is tailored to the drink menu and features snacks such as mushroom fritters and grilled octopus, as well as meals such as duck confit and butternut squash ravioli. The rib eye and the Texas wild boar are local favorites and be sure to finish your meal with an adult milkshake such as the bananas Foster.

208 W 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Cajun, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am;

Cross Street:
Colorado

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 494-4011

Website:
http://www.pecheaustin.com/

Catering:
Full or personal catering menus.

Executive Chef:
Jason Dodge

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Peche Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (409)
Vibrant Bar Scene (406)
Special Occasion (267)
See All
Hot Spot (241)
Romantic (214)
Good for Groups (161)
Neighborhood Gem (149)
Late-night Find (132)
Notable Wine List (80)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Sort by
S
293 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Gratefully , Peche is New Orleans where I wanted to make the reservation honored the reservation I made at Peche in Texas.. Most delicious food, warm service , even got a celebrity sighting of stunning Nicole Kidman,

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Great find. Easy walk from downtown hotels. Can't beat happy hour

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Decent experience but wouldn't be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Charlotte was amazing! She helped us make wonderful selections for both our drinks as well as food as it was our first time there! I'm definitely coming back with my gang! Love the Mac-n-cheese and mushroom balls! And they have a great Happy hour menu!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Amazing cocktails and incredible food! Loved every minute of it!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on July 30, 2016

The drinks were wonderful - as was the food! The chef stopping by the table was just icing on the cake. Well done! We will be back :)

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Second time and I can't wait to go more often, excellent menu and quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on July 19, 2016

I chose this place to celebrate my birthday with 10 other friends during HH - the prices were good and the drinks and food were great. However, our server's attitude was not what I'd hoped for and most of my guests felt the same. He was short, curt and not very friendly, even when I told him we were celebrating my birthday. I'm not sure I'll return, to be honest. Or if I do, I will try to avoid the same server and most likely sit at the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Three friends having girls reunion. Had an excellent meal. Ordered the blackened shrimp salad which was very good. Girl friend had the mac and cheese, so rich. Other had the pappardelle and it was good too. Only disappointment were the macarons served with the creme brulee. They weren't very good but the creme brulee was fantastic. Loved the decor and received great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2016

The cocktails were very impressive and the happy hour prices were awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on July 3, 2016

This is the first bad review that I have given. With reservations and an empty room, they tried to give us a table that practically got hit every time the door opened. It took at least 20 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered and they were out of the scotch I wanted but it took another 30 minutes for me to get a different scotch. Three of us ordered burgers and asked that our fries be served first rather than with the burger. The waiter simply said, "we don't do that" but it was never a problem before. The burgers were dry and overlooked and the rest of the food was mediocre. We won't be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service1
value1

 
 (Austin)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Good Food coupled with innovative cocktails. Impressive Bourbon collection. Impeccable service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on June 29, 2016

We were lucky enough to get Charlie again - he's awesome! Very fun staff & atmosphere is posh without feeling stiff or stuck up.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Don't arrive with a cocktail in mind, the owner will likely come to you and ask about your day, personality, or life and select a drink on your behalf. It's always delightful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Waitress was very rude and didn't care that it was my daughters 21st birthday. We went there to celebrate and she didn't say happy birthday until the very end when she dropped the check. We at least thought we may get a candle on one of the two desserts that we ordered. Would not recommend for a celebration of any sort.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Absinthe! Yeah, they have quite a few different brands, to say the least! Food was great too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Mediocre for the money. However, the lamb was good, the dusk breast tasty, but small. The short ribs were dry, and were mentioned, but no reply from the server. Unfortunately, this is not a venue we will return to for French food.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Drinks were great... food is "meh"

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Awsome.
On a scale from 1-10 rating is a 100+++.
Great Mussels, wine, drinks, food, service.
VR
Barry Wright
512-994-5180

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on June 14, 2016

Absolutely LOVE Peche! The food is out of this world, and the drinks are some of the best in Austin. The prices are perfect for the quality and portion. Wait staff is extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend making reservations on the weekend. This place gets packed quickly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 11, 2016

This is a very cute restaurant with a great drink menu. My lamb was supposed to be medium rare but came out medium well, was very dry and a lot of fat. Drinks and service were great. This was my second time eating here but will most likely not return seeing as Austin has so many other great restaurants.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Austin)·Dined on May 29, 2016

The management and waitstaff made us feel like we were famous. We're just a middle aged couple escaping parenthood for an evening, and the way we were treated made us feel like we were young again. We had so much fun. We had a movie to catch nearby and we knew that by booking a table at Peche, our service would be prompt and the food would blow us away. This time it was just a snack and a dessert, but even when we've done a three- or four-course affair in the past, our expectations were equally exceeded.

This is the 2nd time we've booked Peche on Opentable, and probably the 10th or so time we've dined here. It's consistently awesome. This is where we take people who've never been to Austin before, when we want to wow them, and it never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Great menu. But, our entrees were not properly executed. Way too salty to the point of not being able to finish the meal. Interestingly, our appetizer, escargot, was way underseasoned. Menu choices looked wonderful, but they are having execution issues in the kitchen. Caesar salad was the best part, in that the dressing was delicious and seasoning was well balanced. Bill was a total of $140 for two people, and I really didn't feel like my meal was worth that amount of money. Happy to pay that amount if the food is well executed, but this wasn't.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on May 27, 2016

I can't get enough of this restaurant!! Love the food. I had the escolar special and I would of kicked the plate if I could have. So fresh and cooked perfectly! The chicken is wonderful as well. The mussels and pomme frites to die for.

If you are looking for a fun up beat restaurant with fantastic food and drinks. This is the place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 22, 2016

We were on vacation in Austin and my BF loves French Cuisine. So glad we found Peche. Definitely one of our top favorite meals of all time, and that's saying a lot. (We tend to go out quite often). The service from Charlie was phenomenal and the cocktails were amazing. That's actually not a good enough word, but you get my point. The atmosphere was great and that bar is gorgeous. Thanks Peche for ringing out the end of our vacation in style!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on May 20, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Peche. Ordered: Pot au Feu, escargot, wild boar with pappardelle and the short ribs (among several interesting and foo foo filled cocktails). The food and drinks were amazing, the service was typically Austin-style weird and nonchalant. The bill was so much! BUT this place would be great for a special occasion in a small group or date night. *Not good for kids or anyone hard of hearing, so loud and very adult.*

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Austin)·Dined on May 15, 2016

And it was awesome. Our server was great. She never forgot an order, put a candle in the delicious Lavender Creme Brulee for me (because it was my birthday), and was generally hilarious and pleasant. The drinks always taste good, and were strong. And they were playing some awesome music from Motown and Parliament all night. We all had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

We came to Peche on the first night of a girl's trip to Austin and had a great experience! Our server was friendly and attentive; the drinks (especially green chili vodka) were creative; and the food was awesome. We especially enjoyed the deviled eggs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Our server, Avalon, was outstanding. She was very personable and her recommendations were honest. The craft cocktails were AMAZING and so was the food. The Happy Hour made it very affordable for the high quality. A good place for foodies. The food is thoughtful and very high quality without being too self-conscious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Not the most romantic spot for a "French bistro." Very over priced entrees that were simply mediocre. The only point in dining here is to imbibe on absinthe and whiskey.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on May 1, 2016

We had to wait a long time for cocktails, and I had to ask for the wine list 3 times!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value2

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Once you've had your fill of BBQ and crave something more refined yet adventurous, Péché (along with its sister, Isla) is the place to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on April 23, 2016

We LOVED our dining experience at peche! From a call confirmation of our reservation, great wait staff, great date-night setting with a speakeasy vibe, incredible food (we got the duck and short rib and it was divine!!), fantastic mixed drinks (fig Manhattan and The Final Say), the only bummer was we didn't have room for dessert. We will absolutely be back and for more drinks and dessert! We've already told several friends! Great job peche! See you again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Short but well thought out menu. We both enjoyed our meals, just the right amount of savory food. Desert was enough for two to share. The staff has a great attitude and super friendly. A spot I will return to when in Austin.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on April 16, 2016

They really know their stuff and can offer helpful recommendations for those who need help deciding what to drink.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on April 11, 2016

Charlie was great - kept us well served and laughing throughout our meal.
I have been multiple times and can honestly say I've never eaten anything here that wasn't delicious. This visit, I enjoyed the croque madame. On Mondays, they have happy hour specials until close - I recommend giving it a try!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Good drinks, so-so food.. Chicken and Steak Tartare were good.. Cheese plate and Quail not good..

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2016

Peche was noisy in a fun way, and had some sophisticated dishes for such a casual-looking establishment. The appetizers were great (deviled eggs, fried mushroom croquettes, and cheese board were highlights) with the bone marrow being the only disappointment (half empty or hollow bones, no toast for spreading and a lack of good condiments for contrast). The entrees were mostly great- the seafood stew was a bounty of well-cooked shellfish and fish, the pan roasted chicken was crispy and juicy (but a bit boring for the high praise it garnered from our hostess) and the pasta was fantastic. Cocktail game was also strong, with well-priced beers for those who wanted something less potent. Great find for an 8 person dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Wonderful restaurant. Really enjoyed the food and service. The Bones and Frittes were spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on March 23, 2016

My wife and I were celebrating our 1st
Year in Austin - relocating from LA.
-----we found Pesche totally by accident.
But it was always right there in front of us and we never knew. I can tell you these guys
Have their game on!
The bar scene reminded me of Paris , New Orleans and NYC in its glory days.
Crafted cocktails all with top shelf brands.
The Sazerac was particularly excellent.
The appetizer was the best Muscles I've had. Prepared in a coconut and habanero brodo that had just the right balance and the PEI 's were perfect.
Entrees were pan seared tile fish and cod.
Both were exceptional. The cod was a standout. All paired with a 2012 Sancerre.

Finally dessert was a lavender vanilla creme brûlée accompanied by whiskey flavored cookies. What a wonderfully way to close out a unique evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.