Arlo Grey

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$31 to $50
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American
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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Valentine's Day Pre Fixe Available

Arlo Grey is excited to offer our Valentine's Day pre fixe menu ($95) featuring 6 new dishes and paired with wines ($45) by our sommelier. Pre Fixe includes complimentary toast upon seating.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 14, 2020

Ends: February 15, 2020

Availability: Fri 5:00PM-10:00PM

Arlo Grey Pre Fixe

Enjoy two selections from our Arlo Grey Pre Fixe Menu for $45 per person. The price includes a complimentary glass of prosecco and a sweet bite to end your meal. This offer is available for parties up to 8 guests.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 18, 2019

Ends: December 19, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:00PM-9:45PM

Complimentary Valet Before 7pm

Enjoy complimentary valet when you book a reservation before 7:00pm. Validation through Arlo Grey host desk.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 2, 2019

Ends: December 3, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:45PM

Half Off Bottles of Wine

Sit down and slow down with 50% our reserve wine list every Monday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 16, 2019

Ends: May 17, 2118

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

Happy Hour

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 16, 2019

Ends: May 17, 2118

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

What 623 People Are Saying
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D
Austin
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Arlo Grey is a beautiful restaurant with a beautiful bar. Unfortunately, the decor was the best thing about it. The mushroom appetizer was very good but the crispy rice was bland and my pasta main was overly salty and oily. My husband had the chicken and said it was good. Arlo Grey is a super pricey restaurant and for the cost, I would expect better food. I'd go back to have an overpriced cocktail at the fancy bar but that's it.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch and food was good. Salmon crudo was excellent. Grilled cheese was good. Burger was so-so.

Good cocktails. Sat at bar and got good service.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant! I loved the ambiance and the food was great. The tortellini and the dessert were the best. The dessert we had was something similar to ice cream with passion fruit. The white bean dip with the endive was also very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! Everyone was fantastic and was able to get a window table for a small wait but we were not in a hurry and management was very accommodating of our request. Server was knowledgeable and had great recommendations.

C
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I was told my burger would be medium but it came out rare. Didn't love the moo taste! Gooey mess too. Fell apart all over. The chicken my friend had was tasty, as was the braised cabbage. That was a hit. So give it a chance but I personally would avoid the burger!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious experience.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The shareable courses were delicious and interesting and the service great.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Arlo Grey for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and unique and the service was fantastic. Overall it was a memorable and wonderful meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

NYE prix fixe. All courses excellent, although too much for overall.

EW
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal in a very pretty setting. Staff was knowledgeable and very responsive.
It’s very expensive but they have a great happy hour and half price bottles of wine on Mondays.

Arlo Grey
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hello EvelynW, Thank you for sharing the note about your experience. We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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c
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Arlo Grey. The service was attentive and helpful, and the food was absolutely incredible.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind note. We hope you can make it back soon. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Lewis was awesome!

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for the note. We think he's pretty great too!!! We hope to see you again in the future. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Try the white sweet potato. Skip the rabbit sausage

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on a few of our dishes. We will be sure to let the culinary team know your feedback on the rabbit. We hope the rest of the experience was to your liking and that you will join us again in the future. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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A
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Its a bit boring. The lighting is too low, the service is not that of a high end restaurant. Food was ok, but the waiter got mad at us for asking for a soda that was taking too long. Food was a bit cold.

Arlo Grey
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hello Angelica, Thank you for sharing this note about your experience. We are truly sorry to hear that your celebration at Arlo Grey did not go as it should have. We will discuss your experience with your server to get a clearer picture as to why you did not receive exceptional service. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to discuss further or to plan a future visit to Arlo Grey Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation for my (now) fiance and me to celebrate our engagement this past weekend. But wait it's not that simple with us! She is a vegan and I cannot have dairy. Arlo Grey and their staff were extremely accommodating. I enjoyed the excellent Wagyu burger after we had pasta, salad, and a few other dishes I can't remember the names but they were ALL DELICIOUS. I would highly recommend for any occasion as they made ours feel so special. They also made us something they called a "fancy hostess cupcake" which was this chocolate thing with coconut cream filling and caramel espresso drizzle and we absolutely died over it. Thank you Thank you Thank you! It could not have been any better. - Charlie

k
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular as is the ambiance! Our water was so helpful and knowledge about the menu choices ! The views are great of ladybird lake ; the sexinthecityATX girls enjoyed our meal tremendously!!

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristin Kish has done an amazing job creating a hip, relaxed atmosphere with inventive, tasty dishes to please all palates. The burratta and tortoloni dishes were exceptional with complex flavors that initially don’t appear that way. Would travel back to Austin just to eat here again! Bravo!

B
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spot on, as was the service. Our group tasted about 10 dishes, and all were fantastic. The crudo, winter salad, tortelloni, and rabbit were standouts, as was the "Filthy Rich" cocktail.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hello Brendamck, Thank you for the amazing feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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LT
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was outstanding as was our server. Since we had not eaten at Arlo Grey before, we asked her for suggestions and were glad that we took her suggestions. The malfadini pasta dish, snapper crudo, braised white bean and parmesan and slow-roasted NY striploin were original and very flavorful. This was one of the best meals I have had in Austin.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hello LTS1, Thank you for sharing such amazing feedback about your experience at Arlo Grey. We are thrilled to hear that the food and service matched your expectations. We hope you are able to join us again in the near future. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, presentation, experience. The staff was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the food was one of the best dining experiences I've had since leaving DC (le Diplomat is to die for). I love how the menu is laid out and the food is presented. Really great meal and experience.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello KristenH, Thank you for the wonderful words about your experience. We are thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing time. We hope you can make it back soon. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously amazing. Highly recommend.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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M
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Really not worth it.
Very small portions, lackluster service.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello Marc667, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the experience was not to your liking. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to elaborate on your concerns. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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l
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-deserved reputation for excellence!! Particularly enjoyed the white sweet potatoes, the braised white beans with Parmesan, the crispy rice and the service personnel!

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello likesgoodfood, Thank you for the kind words regarding your experience at Arlo Grey. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to your next visit. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Everything was just okay. We ordered several dishes to share for each course and nothing was spectacular. Decent wine list. There are better places to eat in Austin.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your experience. We are truly sorry to hear you did not find your meal to be exceptional. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to further discuss your dining experience. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Had another wonderful meal with you! Unfortunately, the service was really quite poor. I assume that is because it was Thanksgiving and you all were so busy (and it seemed like much of the staff may have been new?). I was really disappointed by this because I have always had excellent service in the past. Still, we brought a friend who hadn’t been, and we all had a great time. We will be back.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hello, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Thanksgiving service at Arlo Grey. We are truly sorry to hear that the service you received was not up to the standard we believe we set. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to further discuss your experience. Sincerely, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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RZ
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Chosen for our thanksgiving feast mainly to try the whole pheasant. I was expecting pheasant under glass but it was more like Cornish pheasant with no wings or legs. We ordered four dishes but they were very fair by charging for only two dishes since some items were very overly salted. You can see they have very elegant techniques but just need to re-evaluate the seasonings

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello RobertZ, I wanted to reach out to apologize that you did not enjoy the food on Thanksgiving. I know we spoke while you were in the restaurant and we did share your concerns with our culinary team. We hope you will choose to dine with us again and we hope you will find options you are able to enjoy more. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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KE
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautifully appointed venue! Went for breakfast...light filled room with morning sun pouring in! Delicious food.

LS
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love Arlington Grey...for dinner. First time here from brunch and probably won’t repeat, though will return for their dinner menu. Eggs Benedict was way to salty, egg under poached, and hollandaise was bland. Daughter had duck confit which she loved so maybe just missed on the order.

Arlo Grey
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello LoneStar, Thank you for sharing your feedback on the brunch menu. We will share your feedback with the culinary team regarding your benedict. We hope you will consider joining us again in the future for Brunch or Dinner. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to discuss your concerns further. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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GH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We had a very pleasant experience.

MG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing from the first bite to the last. High points were the white beans and the mushroom pasta. Our server Bran was a great guide to the meal and made my husbands birthday very special. Thank you Arlo Grey for an amazing meal!

MN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent dinner and the chef-owner came out and talked with us.
Dessert was one of the best I have ever had.
Also enjoyed excellent breakfast and brunch.

CB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Obviously working the kinks out but service was close to non-existent, quite a mess. Then got the bill wrong to boot. I’ll try it again but not for a quite some time. Also a very limited menu.

Arlo Grey
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hello ChrispotherB, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We do want to apologize for the experience you had while joining us for breakfast. We will discuss your issues with the team. We certainly did not offer you and your guests the best service and we hope you will consider joining us again in the future. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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PQ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. I chose Arlo Grey after seeing Kristen Kish on Ming Tsai. She came to our table and sent out gifts from the kitchen as it was my birthday! My favorite, the duck and the braised beans. The price is low for the quality of food and service.

Arlo Grey
Responded on November 24, 2019

Hello PaulaQ, Thank you for the kind words about your experience. We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed celebrating with us. We look forward to your next visit. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and service was pretty good. There were a couple of times I thought they forgot about us, but overall, it was solid.
I had heard mixed reviews going into the meal, but I have nothing but good things to say!

A
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Ask for a seat by the window. Cool vibe.

JG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Like many restaurants nowadays, the food is tapas style, made for sharing. My husband and I ordered 3 appetizers and 2 pasta dishes to share and everything was outstanding. The tomato salad and corn & baby carrots, were both great veggie dishes and the braised white bean & parmesan appetizer was our favorite! It was definitely a pricey meal when you added in a few drinks, but worth it for a nice night out if you're looking for a unique dining experience.

SH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A lovely well designed restaurant. I think the dinner food is average, this our second time staying as guests at the hotel, for 4 day stays so between the 3 of us ordered a variety. The menu selections are interesting but usually don't live up to the descriptions, and very overpriced for what it is. I'm all for real portions vs. the usual american supersize expectation, but the portions are tiny, barely qualify as meal vs. appetizer. I also find the attitude a bit precious /hipster for my taste at dinner. Have thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant for breakfast and lunch, and the vibe /attitude more in line with my preferences.

Arlo Grey
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hello SharyIH, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on dining with us at Arlo Grey. We appreciate you joining us for multiple stays here in Austin. We are sorry to hear that the food and service did not meet your expectations. We do hope you will choose to join us on future visits for our brunch service and I hope you will reach out to me directly to join us for dinner. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kristen Kish doesn’t disappoint! The menu was thoughtful and exciting. Our food was not only delicious but well planned out. I enjoyed the ordering experience and the attention the servers gave once giving us our food. They made sure to tell us how it was meant to be eaten for the best possible experience. While the entrees were amazing the dessert is where it’s at! We had the lunchbox chocolate cake and the fruit and marshmallow and wow. Just wow. Drinks were also very nice. This would be an amazing place to have a nice casual meal with just drinks and dessert. I only had one tiny issue and that was with our main table server. He sort of “Pretty Woman’ed” us in the beginning. We went in looking Austin casual but still nice but he seemed to not pay much attention to us thinking it would be a bad table. We ended up with over $150 tab and he started to warm up as we ordered a second round of drinks and dessert. I sort of expect this from any Austin Downtown restaurant but really hoped this one would be different. Overall it was an amazing experience and it’s one to remember.

Arlo Grey
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you for the amazing feedback on your experience at Arlo Grey. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us. We hope you can make it back again soon. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey

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