Aviary Wine & Kitchen

4.9
46 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!

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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 46 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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5.0
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hannah
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aviary is the best of the best and my favorite wine spot of all time. The wines are unique and delicious, and they focus on smaller wine producers with low intervention methods.

Alex is hands down the most knowledgeable wine person I've ever met, I just tell him what style of wine I want and he immediately knows what to get me (and it's always top-notch!). I've taken many friends here and they always leave very impressed :).

The food is also incredible, the vibe is very intimate, and the outdoor patio is perfect on a nice sunny ATX day.

Every time I go to another wine spot, I'm always wishing I was back at Aviary!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite little spots. Most people don’t know about it so it’s a hidden gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow. We stumbled on this place by accident. You know... it’s 7:30 pm and you use OpenTable to find a place. What a delightful surprise. We tried 6 or 7 dishes- all of them amazing. Beautiful flavors! Great knowledgeable staff - especially when it comes to wine. Would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, met the owner and he is very hands on, involved in every aspect of the experience. One of my new faves.

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ShelbyD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the server (Alex) was amazing!! The charcuterie board was $55 which seemed a little over priced, but honestly all the cheeses and meats were so good! The ambiance outside was perfect, with heaters and light music and string lights.

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RachaelT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charcuterie board was wonderful. A little on the pricey side at $55 dollars but it was a quality board. The drinks and service were fabulous and the server made recommendations that were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service was great but my husband and I will not being coming back. The food was extremely over seasoned. My husband only ordered a burger and fries and he only finished half of it which is rare for him because he said it was so spicy. I had the quail tamal and the quail was great but the masa stuffing was so spicy. I ate it anyway and both my husband and I had indigestion after. We are health nuts and do not over season our food when we cook at home. It’s a bummer because we enjoyed our night there but we cannot handle the amount of spice they put in their food.

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Teresa
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Love the new charcuterie options and the service is always perfect. The staff know and love wine, and make the best recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Great food, wine, and service. Highly recommend

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chelseagiovanelli
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time. Food was excellent, service was outstanding. It’s apparent the pride they take in all they do. So glad we chose Aviary that night.

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DanZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, especially the wagyu burger. Great wine list, but - above all - the service was world-class. We'll be back real soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

steak was terrible

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vipvanyanovich
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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KelseyW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always above and beyond knowledgeable and able to recommend spot-on wines. Great service, setting, and quality.

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AlyssaP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and wine was spectacular. My friend and I ordered a nice still rose to compliment the mushroom and snapper dishes. Attentive service. Great south Lamar location!

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Lmb512
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aviary has always been on the top of my list. It is now even higher rated with all of the cOVID precautions they are taking. The outdoor ambiance is befitting for intimate and socially distanced bites. The food is crafted with the utmost care. Delicious to the core. Their drink menu could potentially overshadow the food but only when their Sommelier, Alex Bell is able to present the wide variety suitable for your palate. You will get wrapped up in his whimsical descriptions that catapults you to another time and country. Again befitting if you are getting the travel bug or at least an escape for our new reality.
Aviary is the perfect restaurant for special date and intimate gatherings, not to be overlooked!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, service, wine selection and delicious food has us coming back for more on the reg!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very favorite restaurant in all of Austin! Wonderful food, the best atmosphere and the best people. And of course excellent wine! Cannot recommend enough.

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Hannah
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aviary is just simply the best! Best wine, best food, best vibes, best staff 💕

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KarlK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent stop during our trip in Austin. Great food!

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HeatherSal
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aviary has done an amazing job of keeping the bar high when it comes to Covid cleanliness and space standards. I feel at ease knowing they are taking this seriously. The food was amazing. The menu changes according to season , but the staple burger is always a great go-to. The wine and beer selections are very well researched and sourced. We adore this place - it’s a little slice of heaven!

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KatherineH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, food a service! Patio only dining while COVID restrictions remain in place - but they have a lovely patio and I prefer eating al fresco!

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ManieD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique wine selections and knowledgeable staff to help you choose. Excellent small plates.

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SusanN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aviary is the dream neighborhood restaurant. They know their customers, food is incredible and the wine list very unique. This is a must go-to place on South Lamar.

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vipGinaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little outdoor seating area - the owner is very knowledgeable about wine. The food is great as well

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Brea
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about their offerings and everything is absolutely delicious. Ask for their resident wine specialist Alex to pop by the table to walk you through all of your sure-to-be new favorite juices. He knows his stuff.

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KelseyW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Charcuterie board was brilliantly curated and the staff is knowledgeable.

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MalloryB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aviary is amazing every time! The environment is great and the outdoor seating is perfect during these times. The service is incredible, the servers are so knowledgeable about everything on the menu while giving the perfect recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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MollyS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, wine and people! Outdoor setting was perfect.

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JamieP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was very impressed with my experience at Aviary. I went during happy hour and enjoyed a couple glasses of wine and a 2 small plates. The food was excellent and the wine selection was good. They are only doing outdoor seating right now and with the patio being right next to the road it was a little bit loud with the traffic. The service was great and they did a great job managing during Covid. Would recommend for a quick glass of wine or a happy hour date.

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StefanieB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the most lovely staff! I look forward to my next meal there!

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MaureenC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single bite was amazing and the atmosphere was both safe and welcoming. Eating outside on the beautiful Austin night was just what we needed. Incredible wine selection with excellent suggestions on pairings. Loved it.

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Matt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and great service, we had an awesome evening here.

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BrianT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, great food and affordable. I've been in Austin almost a year and this is one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Noisy street, the food was overpriced for what it was.

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vipSheCo70
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oh my! Service was incredible. I feel like Morgan could read my mind. She steered me to every delicious thing. The Texas green bean casserole was above and beyond as was the pork belly. The Wagyu burger was phenomenal. I can't wait until their cheese board is back. Had a great German, yes, German, Pinot Noir. Just an outstanding experience even in Covid-19 and Austin August heat.

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frenchtable
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crew at Aviary make the difference between good food and a great overall experience. They are knowledgeable, personable and their enthusiasm for the food and wine they serve is palpable. Love the new rugs outside too! Makes the place feel cozy.

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vipJill
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Food was so delicious and service was above and beyond. Highly recommend (even sitting outside in 105 degrees!)

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DLA22
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and wine on the patio!

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 4.9 stars by 46 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.