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Blind Salamander, Austin, TX

Blind Salamander

4.7
4.7
259 Reviews
$50 and over
American
BLIND SALAMANDER KITCHEN & BAR
Seafood-centric restaurant with sweeping views of the Fazio Foothills Golf Course and Austin’s Hill Country. Features a daily selection of freshly shucked oysters, fish and shellfish incorporating local “garden to table” items when available. Great non seafood selections include tender steaks, braised and grilled dishes. Pre-dinner, enjoy creative hand-crafted cocktails at the bar and on the outdoor patio.

If you have any questions, please email blind.salamander@omnihotels.com.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 306-5885

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Baca

  • Private party facilities

    This signature restaurant offers fresh seafood and dishes with Texas flair. Explore a diverse menu of garden-inspired cocktails. The dining room overlooks the Austin Hill Country, home to the Blind Salamander.If you like to book a private event please email our General Manager, Michael Crowley at michael.crowley@omnihotels.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (512) 329-4000

  • Neighborhood

    West Austin / Westlake

  • Cross street

    Barton Creek Blvd.

  • Parking details

    We have both valet parking and self parking available. Parking validated with dinner.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 259 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    American

  • Austin

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! We just had THE BEST time dining at Blind Salamander. The food was so incredible, I LOVED their Halibut special. It was a clever take on a fish and chips. Also, Barry very professional and kind. He did a great job taking care of us! We will be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star experience all around! We had a wonderful experience!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is constantly providing a great atmosphere, food, and service. Peyton (host) so engaging and welcoming. She wished us a happy anniversary and sat us at a great table with a view of the hills. Will, our server just went above and beyond to truly make our evening memorable. We had the daily special (Carribean fried red snapper). What! It was fantastic. Then Michael, (the gm) came over and thanked us for choosing their restaurant to dine for our anniversary. He was very sweet. We live locally and always come to dine in this hidden gem at the Omni Barton Creek. If you live in Austin, you have to come here. This place always delivers. Also, oysters are the best in town by far.
  4. a

    amyp

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for anniversary and they forgot
  5. DP

    DanP

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service always excellent at Blind Salamander. Texas Redfish was delicious as was salmon dip appetizer. Catch of the day was a Caribbean snapper that was fried. Flavor and presentation was amazing. Steven was our server and was very engaging.
  6. g

    guateg4

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly staff, clean environment, great service, good food
  7. GC

    GriffCat

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food on the property and or area. The manager and server were above and beyond with our anniversary. Steak was excellent. Crisp was unbelievable Tomato Bisque was top 3 soups we’ve ever had. Oysters were cold and fresh. 5 of 5 all day.
  8. MW

    MollyW

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! I was pleasantly surprised since I have not had great experiences at hotel restaurants (usually the food is not very good and is way overpriced). I had the saffron risotto and my husband had the chicken fried fish. The drinks were also very yummy. I highly recommend eating at the Blind Salamander if you are staying at the Omni.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in town! The service is very very nice here.
  10. SS

    ShirleyS

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and service
  11. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Detroit

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was scoffs bday and it was amazing
  12. RF

    RachelF

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the BEST meal at Blind Salamander. The service, food, ambiance, everything was perfect. Thank you for a beautiful evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg this place is awesome, from the views of the Austin Hill Country, the service (thank you Will), and to the fresh seafood. This place is a hidden gem in Austin. Also, thank you to Michael (the gm) for checking in to make sure my wife and I are enjoying a wonderful experience and stay at Omni. We will definitely be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caroline was amazing and the food was fantastic. The yellowtail crudo special was bursting with flavor.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service & top quality food. This is our new favorite spot in Austin.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and then went back the next night because it was sooooo awesome! It is delicious and such a nice atmosphere! Service is sooooo nice!
  17. P

    Pollyanna

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal at The Blind Salamander. Service was excellent. We enjoyed cocktails, salads, our seafood entrees, and creme brûlée for dessert. My dining companion is gluten-free, and there were plenty of options that accommodate that. We both literally ate every bite. We enjoyed the beautiful views right from our table and the quiet atmosphere allowed for conversation. Outdoor dining options look fantastic, but it was too hot for us to take advantage of that in July.
  18. s

    steve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous view of the green belt and the golf courses at Barton Creek. Nestled inside the resort, the Blind Salamander majors on the fundamentals of fine dining. Great ingredients, done with excellence. A bit pricey for what it is, but worth checking it out!
  19. LS

    LeandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. The food is impeccable and they have a great gluten free menu. Service is excellent every time we come here!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Blind Salamander was delicious and our server Barry was so great. The peak to our weekend here at the Omni!
  21. H

    Houston

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was 5 stars except for the ambiance. Our server Will had great suggestions and was very attentive. The manager was very accommodating when we requested to move from outdoor seating to indoor. The chef did a great job. The blending of ingredients were very creative and an epicurean experience . The setting is very elegant and the outdoor seating would have been perfect except for the flies and the bugs that were flying around the table while we were eating. I know it’s part of nature but I just wish there were bug and fly repellents around so that the customers would enjoy the elegant surroundings and landscape it offers. We are not from Austin but I will definitely eat here again when we are in the area.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Will was professional and knowledgeable. Room was clean and ready for service. My wife and I are both have life long careers in the Fine Dining, Hospitality industry. Everything was very nice and as would be expected for a property of this caliber. Thanks we love coming here.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!! Everything we tried was spectacular. Lovely ambience with a beautiful outdoor view. The halibut special was the best halibut I’ve ever had. We will 100% be back. This place is a hidden gem.
  24. GN

    GeorgiaN

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Blind Salamander doesn’t disappoint. Had to try the octopus as I had never eaten it. It didn’t taste like chicken🤭. The ragout it was served on was outstanding. Husband had lamb shank and the bite I had was very good. Our two guests enjoyed their meals as well. Caroline was our server and as usual she was attentive and had all the answers when we asked. When we are at Barton Creek we always have a meal at Blind Salamander. The manager, Michael is always on top of things and makes you feel welcome. Still wish they would bring back the quail (wink wink) Btw, the Rock Star martini was fab.
  25. S

    Sammy

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahi tartare very good. Also liked cauliflower rice and red fish. Our server was very good too.
  26. VP

    VictoriaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing! So engaging and knowledgeable about the food. Very attentive but not overbearing. The food was delicious!! Definitely would return!
  27. D

    Doccounseling88

    Oklahoma City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We live nearby so this is a regular stop for us. It can be pricey, so we do save it for mainly special occasions. This last visit was our anniversary and we enjoyed spending it here outdoors on the patio with gorgeous view. Our server was excellent and attentive, and we also got a free dessert that said “happy anniversary.” We appreciated that they made it special.
  28. MC

    MarkC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Buffet on Mothers Day - food was delicious, with a reasonable selection. We went later in the afternoon so it was not crowded.
  29. CG

    CarolynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The choices for this Mother's Day Brunch were full of variety so there was something for everyone. The desserts were artistically displayed with intricate miniature designs out of this world! The a la carte hot menu had wonderful choices as well. I would do their brunch again!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Mothers Day brunch was incredibly overpriced. Ambience didn’t feel like fine dining.
  31. MI

    MICHAELS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The restaurant was beautiful and the view was incredible. Food was fantastic and service was great.
  32. AG

    AndrewG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food and service. But for a wild child running around it would have been a very pleasant atmosphere too.
  33. MW

    MelissaW

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a short vacation at Omni Barton Creek. We had a very special dinner at Blind Salamander. You will not be disappointed!!
  34. M

    Matt

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all ways! A hidden gem with great, food, and ambiance.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely evening. Beautiful views, great service, and a delicious dining experience!!!
  36. MK

    MikeK

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining is much preferred weather permitting. The chef is creative with his menu. The service is outstanding. The wine list is superb.
  37. F

    Fefe

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are simply amazing and always consistent! Big fan and repeat customer!
  38. SM

    StephenM

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Texas. Food, service and atmosphere are fantastic!
  39. RM

    RichardM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our wives’ birthdays. Taylor, our server was amazing. The food was perfectly prepared and really delicious. The halibut special was amazing. We closed up the place. 5 stars!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and incredible waitstaff.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Blind Salamander is rated 4.7 stars by 259 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 8 times today
Google Map for Blind Salamander

8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin, TX 78735

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Barton Creek Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    West Austin / Westlake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    We have both valet parking and self parking available. Parking validated with dinner.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Baca

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 306-5885

  • Private party facilities

    This signature restaurant offers fresh seafood and dishes with Texas flair. Explore a diverse menu of garden-inspired cocktails. The dining room overlooks the Austin Hill Country, home to the Blind Salamander.If you like to book a private event please email our General Manager, Michael Crowley at michael.crowley@omnihotels.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (512) 329-4000

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