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Arlo Grey

4.6
708 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Reservations are highly recommended. Self-parking is available in the hotel parking lot for $10 for 3 hours with validation.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 708 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a very frustrating experience for myself and my family. This was a special occasion 40th anniversary for myself and my wife. Our adult children and spouses were joining us and we choose Arlo Gray for this occasion. When we arrived at the restaurant we were informed the restaurant was closed. We fully understand the challenges of Covid however the very minimum standard of customer service would be to contact guest with standing reservation. To top it off the staff on duty could not have cared less about our evening being ruined. Fortunately the staff at Hestia accommodated us and the service was wonderful and the food amazing.

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PeterS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was awesome. Would definitely go back. Only complaint was the music being played in the restaurant.

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Silva
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very good atmosphere, good food (not great) - not so good drinks, you better go for wine or beer ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal

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ValleryV
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary at Arlo Grey and had the most amazing time. Bran made our night so special and she recommended the best cocktails and food choices. She knew everything about the menu and made us feel like we were in the kitchen watching it be prepared. I would highly recommend this restaurant and Chef Kristen Kish's creations. When you go request Bran as your waitress and you will have the best night you can have dining in downtown Austin.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch, food was outstanding! Looking forward to our next visit.

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Carly
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Charlie was exceptional! Made our anniversary dinner even better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bran was a great server. Delicious drinks and food. Everything was so full of flavor. We loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here for my mom’s 50th birthday and it was perfect! The food was amazing. We loved the coffee and cocktails! The ambience is beautiful and it has lots of natural light. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive.

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FRANKT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner for 4. Service and food were excellent

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TracyD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pretty much the only people in the restaurant at first but it was nice. The a/c was a little strong and the music was kind of loud of the table but after a couple of drinks no one noticed.

Everything we ordered was pretty much shareable so the table of 6 ordered a little of everything. What we ordered was all good so you can't go wrong with anything that doesn't sound good. The only thing I would say is if their menu was a little bigger, especially for being a hotel. I thought it was worth going.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was delicious. They do amazing things with potatoes, the fries, hash browns, and chips were all some of the best I’ve ever had. Avocado toast and croissant sandwich were amazing as well. Todd the server was a gem, he had a very friendly demeanor and never rushed us even though our brunch ran past their closing time. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Michael
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent service, loved the staff!

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Tammy
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here! The food was delicious and the space was very serene.

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vipLindsayA
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had this trip planned well in advance and couldn’t wait to taste the food. I was hoping to do a chefs tasting menu, but turns out the menu is meant to be eaten family style anyways, so we ordered 5 dishes (there were only two of us). First of a all, let me tell you, the staff was the most pleasant staff I’ve ever been served by. So genuine from the moment we walked up to the host stand all the way until we exited the restaurant. Not only did they make the birthday girl feel special, but they coursed out our meal perfectly and specifically, pairing our choices the best way possible. You just don’t see service like that everywhere you go. We wanted to order 4 more dishes but were stuffed to the gils. We will be back to make sure we try those other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, but our server, Bran, was even better! Also, start with the fried steam buns and cacio e pepe white beans. Then the pasta. Or just let Bran decide for you as we did, you won’t regret it.

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vipMichelev
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fabulous service! We tried the carrot hummus, white beans, halibut and the signature pasta the chef is known for. We loved everything. Fun wine list as well.

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TraceyB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It's just too dark in the restaurant, we couldn't see the food without using our cell phone flashlight the food was o.k. and drinks were fine, parts of it already seem dated especially the bathrooms.

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MitchellF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and our server Bran was one of the best. The service and food were the high point of our stay in Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to hands down

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Rune
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food, we'll visit again for sure..

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LynaV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and everything was perfect! Looking forward to going back soon :)

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vipJboyd
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was hilarious!

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LoriG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see this fabulous spot is open again. Wonderful setting with exceptional food and service.

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ValerieS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner with good friends. The three of us shared five items, loved them all. I could have drunk the sauce which was served with the halibut. Yumm!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super excited about the re-opening of Arlo Grey. We were only in town for a night and after thinking about it long and hard trying to decide going for dinner or brunch, I said to myself - why not both?

The restaurant is beautiful, clean, and tables are properly socially distanced. We feel very safe for both meals. The staff were friendly and service was great.

My favorite dishes from these 2 meals are - fried steamed buns, burrata, bowl of fries, avocado toast, and french toast. Their bread is just phenomenal! And no matter what you do, do not skip the fries! I eat a lot of fries and I honestly think they have one of the best.

Looking forward to our next visit!

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YCristinaV
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Such a great date night!

As a big fan of Kristen, and Top Chef, I’d been looking forward to dining at Arlo Grey since it opened. And it was so worth the wait!

The ambience is intimate and sexy, and we enjoyed our tucked away table. Our server had great food recommendations, and was so nice. Drinks were great (get the spicy margarita). Every single dish we had was outstanding, specially the appetizers. They were so unique. The portions were big, which we weren’t expecting. Usually at upscale restaurants you’re lucky if you get 2 pieces of food, that was not the case here. We ended up ordering WAY too much food, and left so full. Highly recommend the beans, and the crispy rice (this tasted like a deconstructed paella, which I absolutely loved). Our entrees were delicious! Ive been thinking about that burger since I left. Our favorite dish ended up being the Mafaldine pasta, which I ended up eating half of it for breakfast at 7 am, that’s how good it was. Don’t judge me.

We loved the progression of our meal, because it was timed slowly and without rush. We felt like we were DINING and not just eating. Everyone wanted us to have a nice night.

Food aside, the best part of my night was getting to meet the talented head chef. I’m a big fan of Kristen, and I wanted to show support and buy her cookbook while I was there. Chef Kish came to our table with a signed book for me, introduced herself, and had a lovely conversation with us. She was so gracious and kind to us, even if I’m sure I was acting like a Starstruck weirdo lol. It was so incredibly lovely of her to take time with us. She also sent us a plate of food (that amazing pasta) just because she had heard we’d asked about it earlier. She truly made my night! You can just see she’s passionate about her restaurant, and the experience everyone has when they are there.

It was such a memorable night for me and I can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend Arlo Grey & I’m so looking forward to seeing what Kristen

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vipDiner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unpleasantly surprised with their service. Main course Food service was very late and overall service was just ok. Surprised that 18% gratuity was mandatory and built in to the bill. Guess the resto knew with their substandard service tips would be hard to come by. Not knocking on the staff but the resto really felt like they did not have their act together. Staff seemed they were not happy. Too bad... consider me a one visit customer.

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Michelle
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Pretty place. Told to eat within a hour and half because it was booked night. We had reservations.

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vipAngelaB
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was truly magical. Strongly recommend the Mafaldini and Hearty Green Salad as a greens and grains course. We had the Butter Roasted Halibut and Fried Chicken as our protein course. Both were outstanding, artful and a bit playful. To top off the night we had the pleasure of meeting the amazing chef Kristen Kish. If you are looking for a memorable dinner with sexy cocktails and beautiful ambiance, this is your spot. Oh, and the service was superb!

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JenileeA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best meal at Arlo Grey this weekend! The space is beautifully designed and the whole staff was very kind! It was a special experience. I had the Steak Frits and it was perfect! This is a must stop when you’re in Austin.

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Chucksmac
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative and flavorful menu. The atmosphere had air of plants which gives it a very relaxing, natural ambiance.

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Sharon
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was definitely the highlight at our stay at The Line.

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aurea
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lucky enough to snag a table on reopening night! I had the Garden Margarita which was dangerously delicious. Very light and refreshing, went perfectly with the Cacio e Pepe White Beans starter that I chose. Careful with this one because it’s served piping hot! I really liked how perfectly the crisp, cold, lemony endive went with the macerated beans.

Next, I had the Mafaldini which had this amazing sauce of mushroom and cheese, very flavorful and indulgent yet not heavy. I would eat that everyday!

And for dessert, I went with the Double Chocolate Cookies (yes, plural) which were baked to order so they arrived all warm and gooey. Each order comes with three freshly baked cookies and a delicious caramel sauce that had a slight coconut taste to it, though on the menu it’s described as an espresso caramel.

Service was top-notch! Every single person was friendly, professional, and seemed genuinely happy to be there. Sang and Bran were extremely welcoming, and were attentive but not to the point of hovering.

Highest compliments to the chef as well for running such a fine restaurant! The entire experience was wonderful, the drinks were delicious, the food was fantastic, and the staff was superb!

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ThomasK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arlo Grey reopened and it was just fantastic. Chef Kish returned with a slightly smaller version of her menu, highlighting the classic items and reflecting the reality of reduced operating capacity. The restaurant is quiet and the tables are socially distanced. The staff is meticulous in their serving protocols. We enjoyed the chips and hummus to start. Then we had the green salad, burrata and malfidini. Finished with the halibut, steak frites and chicken. Each dish was perfectly executed and precisely plated, fully reflecting the talented Chef Kish. Make a reservation and go as soon as you can! DON'T SKIP THE POTATO CHIPS!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Pretentious.

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vipLisaL
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, & decor!

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jessicau
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience at Arlo Grey was very good! The restaurant is beautiful with great river views, especially during the sunset. We tried five different dishes split between 3 people and left full and happy.

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vipDinnerBratt
Central Texas
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and views of the lake.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice of them to give a round of champagne for 6 for my wife’s 30th bday AND a free ice cream sandwich at the end of brunch. Service and dining experience we exceptional! We loved this place!

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Arlo Grey is rated 4.6 stars by 708 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.