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Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish

4.4
962 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. Masks are required when indoors and not seated at your table, regardless of vaccination status.
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 962 people are saying
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MicahG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host greeted my partner with a “Happy Birthday!” and complimentary champagne. We sat in the dining room which was dimmed, cozy, and the perfect ambiance for a late dinner. Our server, Stephanie, was super knowledgeable about the menu and helped us make the perfect pairings.

Thank you to our server and Arlo Grey for making this a special birthday for my partner. We can’t wait to come back!

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AngieG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and drinks. I would highly recommend every food dish I ate! The grouper and crispy rice were phenomenal.

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Jonisa
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Small but exciting menu. UnFortunately not well executed .

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vipEmilyM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was mostly really good. Would prefer the option of a real menu. I get some people are freaked out because of Covid but I always prefer the real thing. Restaurant felt a little vacant because the tables were so far apart and parts of the restaurant weren’t weren’t being seated but it is beautiful for sure. Food and cocktails were excellent. We will definitely go back.

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TiffanyC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we had to eat here! Every dish was unique and so so good, we didn't dare leave a crumb on the plate! Our server Bran was really great at explaining all the options and very personable and made our experience fun and inviting. I only wish Kristen was there herself so we could tell her in person how great everything was. It was such a treat! Can't wait to go back some day!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was great. definitely recommend it!

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KatelynT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive and thoughtful service, lovely environment. Highly recommend this Austin gem!

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on January 4, 2022

Katelyn, Thank you for visiting Arlo Grey and for leaving us a great review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Our server, Stephanie, is extremely knowledgeable and articulated the the dish and its cooking methods. My wife and I enjoyed the food, but found a couple of the dishes to be heavy for us. We shared the AG Grilled Sourdough, Burata, Fried Steamed Buns, Malfadini, and Crispy Rice.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for visiting Arlo Grey and for leaving us a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you and your wife again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for New Year’s Eve dinner - we booked this a bit last-minute - and this takes into account the “we’re prepping for a special evening later tonight so…” factor. The benefits of being on the lake and having such a view are evident, and the meal was outstanding even with the limited choices available. The bartenders really know their stuff, and the cocktails we had were well put together. I am very interested in eating here again on out next visit to Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was not good. Waited an hour in between second and third courses. This was after waiting fifteen minutes to be greeted. Everyone around us didn’t have an issue getting their food so I’m guessing it was a pocket ticket. Some of the dishes were amazing. Others not so much. Maybe I was expecting too much….was really excited to go. Oh well it happens.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for visiting Arlo Grey and for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for the delay in service you received and wish that you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the amazing service and experience we are known for. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration when assessing how to improve our services and will share your experience with our team.

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RachelR
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The main courses fish and chicken are bland and disappointing. All other 6 small plates we ordered are all great and interesting!!!

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on January 4, 2022

Rachel, Thank you visiting Arlo Grey, and for taking the time to leave a review. We will share your feedback with our culinary team, as we are always looking for ways to improve our service and food experience. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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Sadikshya
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite! Worth the price and the aesthetic was everything.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for visiting Arlo Grey and taking the time to leave a review, we hope you will visit us again soon!

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Foodie
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful romantic dinner for a perfect occasion.

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vipDaisyduff
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good experience, but limited menu. Overall everything we ate we enjoyed. It remains a pricey meal, but ok special occasions I didn’t mind.

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BrittneyM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as always and the service is great!

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vipAnthony
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Michela was our server tonight and she was amazing. Very attentive and on top of making sure that we were having a good time.

Food runner was great at explaining dishes.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on January 4, 2022

Anthony, We are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience at Arlo Grey, thank you for leaving us a review and we hope to see you again soon!

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Judith
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food chef produces snd love bran as my server. Looking forward to doing the yurts in February. Most amazing meal every time.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 14, 2021

Judith, Thank for leaving a review of your experience. We are so happy to hear that your server Bran took great care of you, and that you will be joining us again to dine in one of the Yurts. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MaryAnn
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had so many mixed feelings going into our reservations. I love Kristen on top chef and really looked forward to going. Then I read the open table reviews and was sad. I am SO GLAD I didn't take them to heart. The restaurant, food, and staff were amazing. We had the olives, crispy rice and friend buns. Top notch. But Stephanie our service was the real gem. She was so knowledgeable, friendly, and it felt like a old friend. I highly recommend going.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 14, 2021

MaryAnn, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and also for taking the opportunity to experience Arlo Grey for yourself. We are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience and hope you will be joining us again soon!

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vipRighteousToad
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The vibe of the resultant is quite odd. There is constant traffic from the pool, hotel lobby and hotel bathrooms through the restaurant. The host would now allow us to wait at the bar, but allowed other patrons to do so. They recommended a separate fast food place in the lobby while we wait.

Food was decent, servers very nice, but the ambience sort of killed the whole experience.

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MrPickles
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was very excited to try Arlo Grey but found the whole experience a little disappointing. The space felt too big, was kind of dark, and really loud despite not being very busy. The food and drinks were fine but everything took soooo long. Like a shockingly long time.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your visit to Arlo Grey! We apologize that there may have been a delay in the service you received, we are always looking for ways to make improvements to our service and hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with excellent customer service in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers were amazing they are only about 12 things on the menu total and that they say they are for sharing there was barely enough bites of the salad/fish entrée to make it around for three people on the other hand the chicken proportion was very large and enjoyable I would not recommend the fish it was overcooked I would go back for drinks and appetizers not again for dinner

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vipMalcombD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was the poorest dining experience I’ve had in a very long time with a hefty
$800 plus price tag for dinner.
Waitress was clueless about wine and suggested choices .. menu was extremely limited and what they had was moderately executed . I asked for an Irish coffee as an after dinner drink and received blk coffee w/liquor thrown in terrible execution super disappointing

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you for visiting Arlo Grey, and for leaving a review of your dining experience. We will most definitely take your feedback into consideration when finding ways to improve the execution of our services and menu items. We hope you will grant us another opportunity to offer you an exceptional culinary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were sitting at the bar for a cocktail prior to our dinner reservation, it was the strangest experience as there were potted plants everywhere leaving very little space and blocking everything. The restaurant was empty, so we asked the hostess to seat us 10 minutes early. She literally looked around at all of the empty tables and turned back to us and said we’d have to wait until our reservation time. We went back to the bar and ordered there, the hostess then came up to us and told us our reservation was ready - while we were eating our appetizers. Food was just ok, there are so many better restaurants in Austin that the bizarre experience was not worth it and not worth the price.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you for visiting Arlo Grey and for taking the time to leave us your constructive feedback! We are very sorry that your dining experience did not meet your expectations, as we are always finding ways to make improvements to our service. We will be sure to share your experience with our team, and hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the excellent customer service we are reputed for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Arlo is obviously understaffed in the kitchen. Entree took 45 -50 minutes for simple salad dishes. Friendly service but wierd menu with (amazingly) no chardonnay choices at all.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are always looking for ways to make improvements to our services, and hope you will give us another opportunity to present you with the exceptional service that we have to offer.

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RichJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed it. The food was good but overall a bit pricey. The atmosphere was nice but not special enough to warrant the cost.

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vipselkie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Interesting. Excellent wine. Decent vibe for a hotel

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 7, 2021

Selkie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We hope you will come visit us again soon.

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KMTNP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Arlo Grey on a Sunday night. The restaurant is modern and beautiful. The service was excellent with knowledgeable, enthusiastic and attentive service. Each item we choose was unique and flavorful. The burrata with pear and grilled sourdough was outstanding however, there should have been more than just 3 spiced candied pecans on the plate. The crispy rice was tasty but a bit too salty due to the bacon in the dish. The orange creamsicle dessert was absolutely delicious. All in all, I would definitely Arlo Grey for anyone looking for a more unique and special dining option.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We value the feedback of our guests and will be sure to share the details of your experience with our culinary team in order to make enhancements to our dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from start to finish. Great atmosphere and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly creative food, great attention to detail. I love the ambiance and decoration. Service good, slow at times but attentive

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vipMsQuin
Austin
173 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining choice! AG has been on my list for quite sometime and after searching for restaurants to dine at on Thanksgiving, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they were open. I have only been to P6 and loved the atmosphere and my feelings did not waiver towards AG. I love the decor, the paper maiche ceiling, the cozy bar atmosphere and I especially loved the bathroom! I will not give it away, but plan a 10 minute bathroom break to check out the "scenery".
As soon as we sat down, we were greeted by the lovely and attentive Nadia who provided us with excellent suggestions. For drinks, I enjoyed the garden margarita and the sundown cobbler. Both are very different flavors but because they were spaced out and consumed with different bites, I was still able to savor the flavors of both drinks. For starters we chose the burrata that was simply delicious and the spiced candied pecans added a perfect touch. We ordered the fried steam buns and were expecting a version of bao buns, but this dish is not what you would expect. It was truly unique and we devoured every bite. The crispy rice was another fabulous choice. We wanted to make room for dessert so we shared the brown butter roasted halibut that was cooked to perfection. Dessert consisted of the apple tart and it was good, not great. It would have been better if it had been accompanied by more cream or ice cream would have also been nice.
I heard of the Yurts last winter and tried to book one for NYE, but alas, they are already gone. My suggestion is to book as soon as they become available.
I am confused by the negative reviews, but I am very happy to say that our experience was memorable and we will be back.

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 7, 2021

Msquin, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough review! We are very thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience and that you were pleased with our menu items, along with the ambience of the restaurant. We also appreciate you leaving feedback for some of our menu items, as we are always finding ways to make improvements to our menu and service to our guests. We look forward to offering you another memorable experience in the future!

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CVB0616
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience from start to finish. We spent our 5th Anniversary at Arlo Grey and we have no regrets. Thank you Kristen. You were our favorite Top Chef. Glad my wife got to get a signed book from you. She loves it!

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MaddieS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dining experience! The food was beyond and our server was one of the best servers I’ve ever experienced. They found out my boyfriend and I were celebrating a big move and new jobs, and made it such a special experience. What a warm welcome to our new city, and we will be back!

Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish
Responded on December 7, 2021

Maddie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are so pleased to know that we provided you and your boyfriend with an amazing dining experience and a warm welcome to the city of Austin. We look forward to having you both with us again!

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AustinAb
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are big Top Chef fans and decided to eat at Arlo Grey for our anniversary. It was one of the best meals of our lives. Our server Bran was phenomenal and gave us great recommendations. The mafaldine pasta is amazing. Ambience is lovely-lots of plants, a fun view, and good people watching.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We felt hurried by our waiter. We wanted a relaxing dining experience for our special occasion. Our $80 wagyu ribeye came out long before we had a chance to order red wine to go with it, and it came with another dish instead of as a main course, so it was cold by the time we cut into it.

The waiter was so flamboyantly expressive with his elected speaking style that he was difficult to understand. He loved telling us what his favorites were and how he liked them instead of asking us what we like and recommending based on that. Or maybe I’m old and that’s just the new style of service these days.

The food was fabulous, but this is probably not the place to come if you’re looking to relax and enjoy.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Huge Top Chef fans and fans of Kristen and the food and overall experience did not disappoint.
Can’t wait to come back.

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MatthewW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FRIED! STEAMED! BUNS! The buns themselves are absolutely delicious, but the "egg dip" is where it's at.

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DavidH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wines very expensive almost twice what they are elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wife’s Birthday

AJ
AllisonJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot rave about our experience enough. It was a very special celebration for myself and a girlfriend, and not only was the food to die for, the staff was EXCELLENT. Nadia is hands down the best and most attentive server I have ever encountered. She along with her entire team made sure that what was meant to be a personal and momentous occasion was that and then some. I'm still floating on cloud nine and dreaming about the crispy rice and black forrest cake. It was absolute perfection and I will carry the experience with me for life. <3

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Spencer was wonderful and took the guesswork out of ordering from the delicious menu.

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Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish is rated 4.4 stars by 962 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.