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Aviary Wine & Kitchen, Austin, TX

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

4.6
4.6
254 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Aviary Wine + Kitchen is a funky, unique wine bar and restaurant on South Lamar. A neighborhood gem that brings international inspiration to the menu via the talents of our Chef team who craft small & large plates alongside our ever rotating selection of oysters and cheese & charcuterie. Pair your meal with a wine from our unique list of low intervention wines 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 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 916-4445
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dan Garr Zakk Pollard Steve Dziewanowski
  • Neighborhood
    South Austin
  • Cross street
    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney<br />Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar
  • Parking details
    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Burger Night @ Aviary Wine & Kitchen!

    Multiple dates available
    Monday Nights at Aviary Wine & Kitchen have been taken over and are now BURGER MONDAYS! When the demand for our legendary Aviary Smashburger began to reach epic heights, we decided it was time to do something we've never done...open up on Mondays and do an all night happy hour in celebration of the Aviary Smashburger! Every Monday join us for all night 1/2 price bottles under $100 and a limited menu that features: -The Aviary Smashburger- double patty, pickles, special sauce, and American cheese -Chef's Choice Smashburger- rotating Chef's styled double patty smash burger -Fries- -Fresh Baked Cookies- miso brown butter chocolate chip
    Burger Night @ Aviary Wine & Kitchen! Photo

What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

254 Reviews
  1. lauraglu

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Justin was amazing! He took great care of us on a Monday.

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  2. CarinL

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My adult children and I went to Aviary Wine and Kitchen for Mother's day. Although we were challenged with the parking and disapointed in the limited menu for the holiday, we were blown away by the service from the highly attentive staff. We felt that although we hadn't blatently complained of anything, our concerns were passively adressed in a manner that made us feel very welcomed and cared for. The food was also excellent! We found the dishes had unexpectedly amazing flavors and they were obviously prepared with love. We look forward to returning for the full menu!

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  3. ATXEric

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit was for Sunday brunch, and it was very positive. Friendly staff, good food and excellent wine list. The brunch menu is primarily breakfast themed, which was what we were looking for.

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  4. erinfohn

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aviary is an Austin gem! The food is thoughtful and expertly made - absolutely delicious. Favorites were the Japanese Eggplant, Scallops, Potatoes, Burger, the Chocolate Rice Cream. Everything was really outstanding though. We had 2 bottles of wine, a Champagne recommended by our amazing server which was exactly what we wanted and a 2015 Bordeaux that blew us away. Our new favorite restaurant in Austin, easily.

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  5. MsQuin

    Austin

    212 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I pass by Aviary all the time on my way to Queen Spa and finally decided to give them a try. It is super cute inside and I love the music! They have awesome specials on bottles of wine as well as great deals on food and wine for Happy Hour from 4-6. We arrived at 5:30 and ordered wine, oysters, and crispy potatoes from the HH menu as well as their bread with miso butter (not on HH). The food was delicious and for two people we are quite full. The only issue was that usually, when you partake in the HH menu, the waiter almost always, inquires if you would like anything else BEFORE the time expires. Unfortunately, by the time Haley A decided to check on us, we did not realize that it was 6:05 and we were not happy about it and she said she could not ring the wine under the HH prices. We did see her chatting with the table next to us but in an effort to not be rude, we did not interrupt her. I cannot stand that some restaurants add health & wellness to the bill. I too work in and around people everyday all day as I am a flight attendant and we do not add health and wellness for the flight crew to airline tickets. When I am made aware of this charge, the tip definitely reflects the difference and it was my bad, that I gave Haley my standard 20% in addition to her 3.5% so she received 23.5% tip for average service. I will definitely go back, but I will make sure that I am more cognizant of the time if it is during happy hour as well as the additions to the check.

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  6. GalleySlave

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are in Austin, please do not miss eating at this restaurant! Every morsel was spectacularly delicious! Everything was prepared with such care and attention to detail. The staff was warm and attentive. Please go! You won’t be disappointed! You will be delighted!

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  7. FoodieX4

    Austin

    148 reviews

    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service. The three veggie dishes were delicious! Especially the cauliflower one. Nice ambiance.

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  8. 3letterNamesNotAllowed

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are impressed every time we come by and will be back again soon, so happy to have you in our neighborhood!

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  9. DbDb

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Avairy!!! Such a special place , small plates, farm table, great wine!!! We there about once a month 

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  10. Manny

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flavors of every menu item are amazing and the wine pairings and suggestions are phenomenal. They have a very unique, bespoke wine list to explore, not beholden to big distributors, and they will expertly walk you through it step by step. The experience of the whole evening was fantastic.

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  11. ENZO

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow excellent food, very unique and tasty. Waitress was great with helping wine choices ad describing the food.

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  12. ElleGood

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely LOVE Aviary! We went for happy hour and sat at the bar. Phenomenal service and wine suggestions, excellent food & cute space. Super highly recommend!

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  13. CindyK

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're looking for a REAL wine bar in Austin with wonderful choices of exceptional and unusual wines and complimentary cuisine in perfect pairings - Aviary is the place. The staff were friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and obviously loved where they work. Each dish was fresh, prepared perfectly, creative and delicious. I've got to say, don't miss the amazing Tulsi and Thai basil ice cream with the olive oil cake for dessert. The Palo Santo ice cream was also quite a unique treat, but the serving could've been bigger to share. Charmng, colorful, upbeat, non pretentious, moderately quiet with good acoustics thoughout so we could enjoy our conversation without raising our voices. Thank you Aviary for making our celebration special. A great experience!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and the Sunday Brunch was excellent

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  15. SpeedCzech

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    There’s nothing wrong with aviary but it just didn’t really work for me. I prefer places that give you a sense of privacy at your table and aviary is small and very brightly lit so you’re basically in a tiny cafeteria. The service was great and the food was all prepared very well but we weren’t fans of a couple of the dishes out of the five that we ordered (the cucumber dish is literally just wedges of cucumber with garlic and cilantro on top. That’s barely even a salad for $15). When we made reservations we got a response that said they had a five minute window on being late. We ran into traffic and tried to call multiple times but their phones weren’t accepting calls or voicemails so we ended up exactly 5 minutes late but the place was mostly empty anyhow so it didn’t end up being an issue. It just didn’t sit well that before we’d even gotten there it felt rather contentious to only give a five minute window where most places give 15, their phone works, and they give alternate options to contact them. Give the place a try if you’ve got plenty of money and no traffic. 

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  16. lochness71

    Miami

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool ambiance. Food was extremely fresh and tasty.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The happy hour was tight, amazing farm forward food, and friendly staff who helped us pick some great happy hour wines. Would definitely come back, sounds like the menu rotates based on whatever is in season / whatever they can source from the local farms.

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  18. mgmadian

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Cannot recommend Aviary anymore. The menu has shrunk by at least 50%, and prices have gone up significantly, since the last time I was here. Outside tables are noisy given the traffic on S Lamar. Our server pulled a disappearing act, we had to track down his colleagues inside to get refills and check on appetizer order. Total bill was well north of $200, for a modest meal for two incl two half flights of decent tho not notable wine.

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  19. Annon

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good, but I was very disappointed that my Diver Scallops came with only two scallops. Two scallops for an entree?? I guess the diver was not very good at finding said scallops. I basically paid $38 for rice. Outrageous.

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  20. corneroffice

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff and great food and even better wine, Aviary always feels like a special occasion without ever feeling stuffy.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered oysters, chicken liver moose, tomato salad, and pork cheeks. Each item was delicious and the wine list was awesome. The Aviary continues to be one of my wife and my favorite date-night spots on South Lamar.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual great experience One of my top 5 restaurants in Austin

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  23. AW317

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We wanted to like Aviary, but they really need to try harder to create a menu and a space/place/ambiance that people respond to. As a wine bar, it has a tiny and not very interesting selection of wines by the glass. The menu was scanty and unappealing, and did not have even basic things like charcuterie boards that are featured on the menu posted on the website. Everything was pickled/fermented, and I mean everything. That would be fine if that's how they marketed Aviary, but there is nothing to to indicate that until you start to order and can't find anything not pickled. The service was friendly but desultory. They didn't really care if the menu was not as advertised and just floated away. It didn't really seem like anyone cared. The whole experience was kind of depressing.

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  24. KristiK

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Wine was good and reasonably priced. Wait staff was excellent.

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  25. TjHyder

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wine and staff. Overall great experience!

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  26. FromMichaelWithLove

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for an extensive wine list you’ll love the adventure here! The menu is small, simple, fresh and absolutely delicious. The service was attentive and help guide us through every step of the way. I’ll definitely be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love nothing more than ordering a few bottles of wine and 4-6 plates to share. Some of the dishes were left to be imagined but I did enjoy the carrots and smash burger… Wine list is extensive and sadly out of whipped feta and I didn’t see any burata on menu like I did online. Would come back but most likely for a happy hour.

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  28. AmyP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for the happy hour special but also ordered outside the HH menu. Everything was so delicious! Only feedback is for the short rib which came with only 1 rib and price was steep for the portion. Overall great vibes and great service. Will be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great but the portions laughable.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, tasty dishes as always-- most are small plates so you can try multiple things.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surpassed expectations - really delicious food with incredible wines. We can’t wait to come back many more times

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  32. DouglasO

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid wine selection, limited food options, but excellent quality. Tonight oysters and Tressalier paired perfectly!

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  33. SarahB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun wine bar on South Lamar! Good happy hour deal (50% off bottles under $100), helpful server, and chill atmosphere. Food selection is a little random but the burger was good! Parking is fine, the lot fills up quick but there is more parking nearby.

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  34. 2Chien

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem. Place was not crowded and servers were very attentive. Wines were so good. Every recommendation was fabulous. The food was shareable and each item better than the last. The tostada was delectable. Not rushed at all, we were able to linger over our final glass.

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  35. KatherineL

    Austin

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, they did a really nice job. The wine list is interesting and global, and corkage is allowed. The small courses were beautiful, creative, and delicious. One of the larger dishes we wanted was 86ed, so we ordered an alternative which was only OK - not visually appealing and needed some brightness. Finally we ordered cheese for dessert which took a very long time to come out and was simply a few cut wedges and a scoop of apple butter - very underwhelming. For such an amazing start to the meal, it was unfortunately to have it end on a lesser note. But overall, I think they are doing good things and will come back.

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  36. KristenM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, atmosphere, food and wine!! Will definitely be back!

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  37. AlanC

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit and we definitely need to make this place a regular hangout. The food is exceptional as is the extensive selection of wines. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable….what more can you ask for!!

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  38. Justin

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're love coming here and almost always defer to their recommendations on wine and food throughout the evening!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Aviary! The menu is small and changes often, but I can always trust the chef to delight with a unique collection of meat, fish, cheese and veggie dishes based on whatever is fresh at the time. And they are very cautious of allergies if your dining mate has any. On this last visit, I had oysters. They were dressed beautifully, in a way I’ve never had oysters. The amberjack tostadas and Asian inspired beef dish were also excellent. The wine selection and recommendations are top-both, too.

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  40. DanielaD

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We reserved a table outside without realizing how loud it was along Lamar Blvd. We decided to sit indoors at the bar, which was fine. Not a huge menu selection but everything we got was delicious! There is a faint smell of chemicals due to the nail salon in the same shopping center and the place is small so when it’s full, it can be loud.

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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 4.6 stars by 254 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 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aviary Wine & Kitchen

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

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney<br />Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar
  • Neighborhood
    South Austin
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dan Garr Zakk Pollard Steve Dziewanowski
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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