Arlo Grey

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Arlo Grey is the debut lakeside restaurant by Top Chef 10 winner Kristen Kish. Kish’s culinary style melds precise training and technique rooted in French and Italian traditions with a nostalgia for dishes from her upbringing, her world travels and her exploration of the bountiful ingredients of Central Texas.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 16, 2019

Ends: May 17, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:00PM

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Pull up to our bar for special menu items and small plates--there's something new to try every week.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 16, 2019

Ends: May 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-6:30PM

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What 562 People Are Saying
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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Arlo Gray is known for a great burger and drinks. However, my most recent visit was very unpleasant. The server basically ignored our table (Tuesday night, not busy) and lacked insight into menu items. We waited more than normal for our 4 cocktails and then over 20 minutes when we ordered a bottle of wine. Then the burger came out (before wine) and tasted like it sat under a heat lamp for awhile and was over cooked. At this point it wasn’t worth complaining to anyone as the staffed seemed uninterested (we asked repeatedly for a refill on water). After this experience I won’t recommend Arlo to anyone from Austin or visiting.

JM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pick , visiting Austin, this chef has it down . Flavorful , textures , just right. Burrata, crispy rice, tagliotti ,braised rabbit all delicious . Can’t wait for her opening in NYC. Don’t pass this one by .

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch - great food and ambiance!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing broccoli , decor, and views

MC
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding, from service to atmosphere, beverages to the refined and creative dishes! We’ll be back

R
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding , and service warm yet impeccable . Will return !

LB
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Unique and lovely with great views. Food was just as good. Went for breakfast. Delicious!

KW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything! Highly recommended - food is creative and service and ambiance are excellent.

M
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Less was our server and she and the other staff were so kind an accommodating. I have been meaning to try this place for a while so I got some friends together for a brunch and I cannot wait to go back! We all agreed it was some of the best food.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!

EC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved everything I ate! I will say that the drinks were pricey but $15 seems to be the norm in Austin these days. My two favorite dishes were the Texas Tomato and the Fried Bun small plates. The halibut entree was very good as well and the lime sorbet for dessert was cool and refreshing.
Will definitely be back!

DN
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were outstanding. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. The table shared the burrata and the sweet corn and carrot small plates, which were both terrific. The halibut was perfectly prepared. The braised rabbit with gnocchi was delightful. Highly recommend Arlo Grey.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Poor service ruined our meal. Restaurant was not crowded, however we were left waiting for service at every step of the meal. They gave us the sense that we were forgotten and a hinderance to them. Would not recommend.

DJ
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, top notch service

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Service. The dishes were explained beautifully and once served, the descriptions lived up to its flavors and presentation. I highly recommend.

AK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary. The waiter came over with two glasses of champagne, first thing, which was a nice gesture. The entire wait staff were so helpful with food and beverage choices. The idea of choosing the meal together and sharing the plates was great considering the occasion. It was truly a meal to remember.

I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Devon was amazing!!! He guided us through the menu made suggestions and everything was perfect!!!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ever. Get the chickpea fries- it will change your world. This place might ruin brunch for the rest of your life because it doesn’t get better than this!

U
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. The hostess was rude and the manager was polite but unapologetic when I nicely let him know.

JM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing! Drinks could be a little cheaper.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we had ever had. Absolutely delicious. Be prepared for a dining experience.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our food and enjoyed the atmosphere. Our staff service was very helpful and nice.

BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Though our server was a bit snotty when asked details about the menu the food and cocktails were exceptional!

MP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food decent but table service was almost nonexistent. Major disconnect when the server never refills your water, walks by your empty plates four times only to never clear the table then just brings the check automatically without checking in on our meal or if we wanted a final course or coffee. The service made for a very sad wasted lunch experience in this great city. In summary this front of the house experience would have failed restaurant wars.

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

Food was brilliant, service was even better. Would definitely go back.

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like shared plates,you’ll love this place.
The food was outstanding. Service was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing foood and amazing service with a great view!!

D
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

It is a lovely place but very expensive compared to similar concept restaurants in Austin - Emmer & Rye, Olamaie, Rosewood, Pitchfork Pretty. The food is good but portions are small. We decided to try dessert, which was very good. But that was when we lost the waiter. Finally had to ask someone else to get our check. Opting for dessert added an extra 45 minutes to our meal, by the time we got our check and paid. And so we had to rush to our next engagement. I’m glad I tried the restaurant so I satisfied my curiosity but will probably not invest 2.5 hours in a dinner here again.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Spectacular food and service. Noise level - I think music could be lowered but too loud.

KL
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very cool space. Love Chef Kish's menu and food - with only one exception on a single small plate. Wine list needs to be expanded with more options in the $70-130 range - it's either cheap or expensive - more moderate options would be appreciated. Service was better this time than prior visits (our 4th time here) . Water server was exceptional and appreciated!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Tuna was way off. I feared getting sick. Burger was good and the corn and carrots was amazing. Rice cake was way too salty. We mentioned something about the tuna being off and I’m surprised that they did not refund us for that. We sent it back almost as if it wasn’t eaten.

IE
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is excellent and space is very beautiful. The space does feel a bit empty though so choose a weekend if ambiance is important.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointing brunch items; I have eaten there twice before for dinner which was much better

This time, there were barely any patrons in the restaurant and yet the service was extremely slow: the French toast was very confusing, the rigatoni was bland, and the duck legs were tough

Broccoli was descent and the bread pudding was pretty good; overall I am no longe interestEd in returning.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for friends birthday! Amazing aesthetic and even better food. I ordered the steak and it was so tasty! Our server (maybe Jonathan) was so sweet and knowledgeable about each dish. When I return to Austin I have to go again.

Arlo Grey
Responded on September 13, 2019

So happy to hear the experience went so well. We look forward to your next visit. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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I
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful space that seems well suited to accommodate groups or for special occasions. However, menu is kind of random and food/beverages are pretty pricey by Austin standards. We went for brunch and the cheapest bottle of wine is $65. Additionally, brunch staples such as an egg-centric dish or Benedict are missing from the menu. Instead, you can find dishes like a turkey sandwich, rigatoni, or duck leg. I ended up going with the burger which was solid, but goes for $25 if you want to add bacon and fries.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

VERY limited brunch menu. My drink was about 1.5 oz and cost $12. And was not even good. Didn’t refill sodas for our kids till I asked. Never refilled our tiny water glasses. Brought out the appetizers with the meal. Well, one of them. The other appetizer came out after we were already eating our meal. Poached eggs were pretty much hard boiled. Nice try though. The only reason we went was for something they just took off the menu. I guess if you’re staying in the hotel and are vegan or vegetarian or love chick peas and quinoa it’s great.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food. The restaurant ambiance was wonderful and the staff were polite and caring. Eating Kristen’s food, I found myself discovering new elements of the dish with each bite. The nuances of her food experience leave you wanting to eat anything she may create— it excites you to explore food. Overall a fantastic, must come back, and great experience. The only thing I wish happened differently is that I asked our server if the Executive Chef was in the building because we had flown from Arizona and specifically chose to eat at Arlo because of Kristen. The server was kind and said yes and she’d ask the chef if she had time to say hello— would have been amazing to meet the chef as we were all big fans. We happened to see her from the distance having a quick meeting but alas, we didn’t get a chance to say hello.

Arlo Grey
Responded on September 13, 2019

Hello RosieR, Thank you for the amazing feedback on your experience. We are so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the experience of dining at Arlo Grey. We hope on your next visit we are able to have Chef Kristen come by to say hello. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was overly salty and inedible. In particular, we had the fusilli pasta, the burger, and the malfaldine. A lot of the components on the dishes were rich and overpowering. Although the wait staff were pleasant and accommodating, the overall service was lacking. My food sat cold as I waited for 10 minutes to get new set ups since they took my fork with the pasta dish we sent back for being too salty. They left dirty dirty flatware on our table throughout the dinner. We were also presented us with an incorrect check. The dining room was so poorly lit, you couldn’t identify what was on the plate.

We walked away hungry, disappointed, and thirsty from the salt overload. Would not recommend.

Arlo Grey
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to outline the deficiencies in your experience. We do apologize that you meal did not deliver on your expectations. We hope you will consider joining us again in the future. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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c
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, music a little load

Arlo Grey
Responded on August 31, 2019

Hello cathyi, Thank you for the great feedback. We hope to see you back soon. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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