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Aviary Wine & Kitchen, Austin, TX

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

4.7
4.7
158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Aviary Wine + Kitchen is a funky, unique wine bar and restaurant on South Lamar. Executive chef Andre Molina has crafted a menu that provides a casual fine dining experience focused on sourcing locally and founded in French technique. From seasonal vegetable-based small plates like chimichurri carrots to protein-based dishes like the Quail tamal, there is something for everyone. Pair your meal with a wine from our unique list of natural producers and lesser-known wine regions. Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you! Seating is available both indoors in our socially distanced dining room and outside on our heated patio. Come see us for a night out with friends, a romantic evening for two, or happy hour with a coworker!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 916-4445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andre Molina

  • Neighborhood

    South Austin

  • Cross street

    South Lamar/ Kinney

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 158 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Notable Wine List

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Notable Wine List

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

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  1. DS

    DaveS

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wine bars with extensive wine selection should have a readable paper menu!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, intimate, funky, wine bar located on South Lamar. Beautiful menu, robust drink menu, fantastic and knowledgeable service. Will be back soon.
  3. FG

    FuuGata

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I recommend Aviary to anyone who considers themselves a foodie... The food is great and the wine collection is phenomenal... The service was exceptional. If I owned a restaurant, I would send my wait staff to experience their personal touch... My recommendation would be to dine inside, the patio ambiance is not great but that would be expected as the patio sits right on South Lamar.... The interior of the restaurant is comfortable, clean and appealing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Soleil was so exuberant and thoughtful about her wine recommendations. It’s such a fun little spot.
  5. m

    mike

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Tried 3 dishes. The fried chicken was the best but pretty expensive for size.
  6. WW

    WendyW

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Aviary.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I like the space and our server was perfectly attentive. The music was too loud for a conversation. The food was fine but nothing to come back for.
  8. MB

    MrBrickell

    Austin

    105 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    A nice place with potential maybe? The host yesterday was extremely rude not sure why would he be assigned to welcome guest since it’s the first impression guests would have. Not even a hello, welcome, what’s your name? Prosecco was nice, but food was below average, jamón serrano is not prosciutto, the cheese platter was not good, not a good selection of cheese. The waiter at the bar was nice.
  9. TB

    TammyB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Short menu small plate style. Good food and reasonable prices. Be aware that outside seating is right on Lamar which is loud already. Our table was in the middle just next to the talking cross walk signal. I’d recommend specifying a table on either end of the patio to avoid that. The wine list was great!
  10. l

    laurenw

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Came here for dinner 6/3 and wouldn’t come here again. Ambiance wasn’t great. Burrata was bland. Host was rude and not friendly whatsoever. Had an attitude. We asked for ice water since it was nearly 100 degrees. Not the room temp bottle they gave us. He just shook his head and ignored. And our wine was not cold enough. But our Waitress was good.
  11. M

    Maria

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved the food, so fresh, original and tasty! I also liked the ambience and our server was so nice!
  12. KM

    KathleenM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Aviary is a great place! We loved the music they play, the smaller intimate size and art in the restaurant (we ate inside), the service and the wine list. Got to try orange wine for the first time! The menu has many items that some people might find unusual with a tilt toward fermented and Asian influenced foods in some instances. Not my personal fave but others might love. Just take a peek online before you go. I enjoyed the green beans and burrata items I ordered as did my husband his burger.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint place. Food was good but a bit pricey for for portion size. Confused by menu as the one they gave us had not been updated for the day. Wait staff only mentioned it when I asked about allergens. Even more confusing when navigating food allergens is already quite a nuisance. Would avoid if true celiac...not gluten free in my experience so will not be back.
  14. J

    Jerryj2

    Austin

    117 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff Creative and tasty cuisine Wine list that gives you a chance to try some out of the ordinary
  15. J

    Jall

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It's way too expensive for what you get. The food is good, but really small portions and definitely not worth the price.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great wine, everything was so beautiful.
  17. JB

    JosieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were delicious! We went during happy hour and the service was really great and our server was very helpful with her suggestions for wine we would like!
  18. TT

    TatianaT

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Good spot for dinner and small bites. We went in recently and were so impressed by the wine list and the variety available by the glass, so you can taste many different wines without having to commit to the bottle. To start we had the Burrata with charred tomato and sourdough crumble - and it was so good, we practically licked the plate! For the mains we got the SmashBurger and the Fried Chicken. Burger was OK. The Fried Chicken was flavorful, and I loved the kale on it, but I do want to caution it's not fried chicken like you'd expect - it's more a fried chicken cutlet. I didn't mind, but fyi in terms of expectations. Service was friendly and attentive.
  19. B

    reviewerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place if you're looking for lively ambiance and shareable food! Has a vast selection of wine.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the 3 course wine pairing with fried mushrooms, scallops and gnocchi which was excellent. Wines are fabulous as well and really brought out the flavor of the food. We will be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. We had the carrots, beets, fried chicken… so so good.
  22. AE

    AtexEater

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Funky and fun interior. Gorgeous and inventive menu. Blown away by starters: burrata with sour dough breadcrumbs, beets with grilled olives and the best carrots of my life. Amberjack main and wagyu tartare for entrees were solid but not as exceptional. Dessert was more interesting than delicious. Service was attentive and gracious. A wonderful, authentically Austin experience!
  23. MP

    MeghanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, food & wine. Loved the Aviary!! Will be back!
  24. j

    janeloshea

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Met our kids in Austin…this place has been on my list for awhile now. The food and wine were just delicious. But as good as the food was, the experience was heightened by excellent and friendly service. Soleil was our server and her knowledge, friendliness, energy, and genuine love of the product pushed our evening over the top.
  25. g

    gwenb

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    While you will find some good wine options at fair prices, you best eat elsewhere. The food is good but wildly overpriced and the servings are tiny...you will keep ordering food until it finally comprises a meal but by that time you will have spent at least $120 per person easily. The street is insanely loud with motorcycles and trucks barreling by throughout your nerve wracking meal. Inside is probably fine. The main thing I would emphasize is the food pricing/serving size value is like NYC or Paris, but, hey, it is still Austin, TX on So. Lamar. I cannot imagine why we would ever go back for another financial fleecing with so many other options in Austin.
  26. E

    Emily

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. We were both pleasantly surprised. The food was delectable and the music was just the right volume with a great playlist. We sat at the bar. I like that better than a table. We had the cauliflower, the burrata which will knock your socks off, the fried chicken, the short rib, and the Horchata dessert. With a lot of Austrian rosé. They seem to use locally sourced ingredients and everything was noticeably flavorful and fresh tasting. Love this place! The owner John is nice too.
  27. SS

    SaraS

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute spot with a fun selection of wine! The food was creative and delicious. We loved it, and we can't wait to go back.
  28. m

    markilluminati

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in Austin with flavour pouring out of the delightful fresh food, and a fantastic wine list
  29. T

    Tyler

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aviary was great. Each plate was an interesting bite, and Max encouraged some really outstanding wines to pair. This was the perfect spot for an intimate evening, but looked like a great choice for small groups as well. We are looking forward to coming back!
  30. EL

    ElizabethL

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food that is very unusual and well thought out. LOVE the wine selection!
  31. AR

    AndrewR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If you're looking for a protein forward, French-inspired menu, Aviary is a great choice. We had oysters, cheese, short rib, and fried chicken. Everything was very good, and the servers were excellent. There are cheaper or more exotic options around, but I don't have any complaints about my experience with Aviary and would go again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a group of 6 ladies celebrating a friend’s birthday. She suggested Aviary since are all wine lovers. Nice spot with great service and an impressive wine list, and excellent selection by.the-glass. Limited but tasty choices for small plates and a few entrees. We’ll be back to check out more of the wine.
  33. F

    Foodie

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the restaurant. Loved the food and wine, will definitely bz colibg back!
  34. SL

    SaraL

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  35. KE

    KEENR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool wine bar,food is delish. We will definitely be back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Masks and music made it a little hard to hear.
  37. BT

    BTMD

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Aviary! Great, inventive food and friendly service with one of the most unique wine lists in the city. One suggestion: currently their food menus are printed but their lengthy wine list is only on the QR code, which led to unnecessary difficulty reading and selecting a wine, and awkward conversation with the server to select a wine as we both just stared at our phones. The server said they do this “because our wine list changes so often”. Maybe, but I’d suggest moving to a paper menu for the sake of your customers and a more pleasant experience. The QR code thing needs to go now that our pandemic emergency has ended. Please bring back more diner-friendly details like actual menus. Getting two people to stare at their phones is the worst possible way to spend time connecting over good food and wine.
  38. AB

    AllisonB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max was exceptional, as was both the food and wine
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, well-composed small plates. Strong wine list and great happy hour deals. Parking was a challenge.
  40. HW

    HelloW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Probably the most unremarkable meal I’ve had in a long time. Ceviche was chewy and didn’t seem fresh. Tartare was also chewy. $9 egg was bland. The wine was good but the prices on the bill did not match what was on the menu. Very disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aviary Wine & Kitchen using the Order Online button. Aviary Wine & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 916-4445.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Aviary Wine & Kitchen

2110 S Lamar Blvd Ste C Austin, TX 78704-5183

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Lamar/ Kinney

  • Neighborhood

    South Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andre Molina

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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