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Blind Salamander, Austin, TX

Blind Salamander

4.6
4.6
363 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.

Please book reservations through Opentable.com. Parties of 6 and more please email blind.salamander@omnihotels.com or call us 512.306.5885

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Marcos Gonzalez at marcos.gonzalez@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

Experiences

  • Sunday Easter Brunch

    $125.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    We invite you to indulge in a scrumptious feast that will satisfy your taste buds and create special moments with the whole family. A curated Easter buffet surrounded by beautiful Hill Country views. Try hand carved prime rib, a seafood raw bar, chicken and waffle, Thai coconut salmon and more. *Buffet Only & some a la carte options. $125++ per person, $35++ kids 12 & under, kids 5 and under dine for Free.

What 363 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

363 Reviews
  1. Vernon

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ramsey was amazing! We really enjoyed our meal: the salmon and duck.

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  2. Gigi53

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious and our server, Will, was terrific! He answered questions about the menu, did not rush us and even brought complimentary dessert for us as we were celebrating with family. It was a lovely meal in every way

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely, excellent service, and the wine pairings were excellent. I deducted a star because it was super confusing to locate the restaurant once arriving on the grounds and there were no clear or helpful signs. I had to call the restaurant several times to ask for directions.

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  4. GreatFoodandBar

    Austin

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Valentines dinner experience. Prefixe 4 courses menu was unique and excellent tasting and they had a guitarist playing in the dining room which was very nice. Always great waiters here that give just the right amount of attention.

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  5. Alibet

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was terrific, and the setting is lovely. The food was well presented, but just totally missed the mark on taste. Salad dressing was salty, redfish drowning in sauce and the prawn special was just not good. The only winner was the shrimp cocktail. We loved the ambiance but were disappointed with the food.

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  6. BrittanyC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! We always love it there! Great service, food, and atmosphere!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience. Would highly recommend eating here.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    $50 for 2 lamp chops borders on robbery. Might try again for brunch, but overly priced for amount of food you get.

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  9. Morag

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dinner experience, I’d happily recommend Blind Salamander (and Barry!) to anyone looking for an extra special dinner.

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  10. FrankGoodman

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A but pricy and the food is very very rich but all in all would go back

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  11. Kenny

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious seafood and the service was excellent! Get a drink at the bar upstairs either before or after and then spend some time at the fire pits.

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  12. ErinA

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The New Year's Eve (2023) tasting menu left me a little hungry afterwards. I would have enjoyed slightly larger portions for the price of the whole dinner menu. Our table would have also liked an additional option for the second course, as much of our table doesn't eat seafood or tartare. Otherwise, service and ambiance were great. We enjoyed our evening!

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  13. CarolynG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with a beautiful view of the snow and Christmas tree outside! Food was very creative and flavorable. Our waiter Will was outstanding! We loved the live music with the piano player and the NYE photo booth Blind Salamander had for all us diners-what a treat!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blow your mind mark with explosive tasty selections from a no doubt wonderful master chef. Will be going back

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  15. GayleD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food order was incorrect and the fish portion came out way undercooked, almost raw. Waiter was super slow and although he noticed the order was incorrect, didn't come over to take care of it until called over later.

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  16. LC001

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for a special meal. Will was our server, is delightful and attentive and remembers us. Great staff. Excellent chef.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to this restaurant twice. The first time for a Thanksgiving buffet. We went at 6:30 pm which was late. The last seating was 7 pm. Despite their best efforts, the food was cold and ultimately mediocre. The service was excellent. Our second visit was better. The menu selection is somewhat limited, but the duck entree was great. If you’re a guest at the hotel, the choices are limited

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Will, if I remember right, was the nicest, most competent server in recent memory. The meal was outstanding and the ambiance was fresh and pretty. Loved our evening and would go back whether or not we were staying in the hotel.

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  19. Amanda

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My father, mother and I had the privilege of eating Thanksgiving dinner at the Blind Salamander at the Omni Barton Creek Resort. Food-wise it was the best Thanksgiving meal we have ever had! The charcuterie platter was top-notch. I really enjoyed the mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, and the glazed ham. For dessert we had a fluffy apple pie mouse which was delicate. Our family hopes to spend many future holidays dining here. Thank you to the team at the Blind Salamander for creating a perfect Thanksgiving dinner!

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  20. clairann2000

    Denver

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Even cheap restaurants note Gluten Free or Vegan on the cards at buffets...for $125 each I expected that given one in our party has Celiac and the other an egg and cow's milk allergy...Food was pretty good, not great. Desserts looked beautiful but most missed the mark. Short ribs and shrimp were superb. Our daughter was afraid to eat anything despite the server kindly checking w/the chef on various items, but there were just too many to have him constantly running back and forth. Shame on you Blind Salamander for NOT being with the times.

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  21. LC001

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Blind Salamander for Thanksgiving brunch, but will not be our last. Food was delicious, lovely restaurant, relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Looking forward to going back!

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  23. ThomasT

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our entire dining experience was exceptional. Our meals were excellent and Will our server was delightful.

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  24. KateS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and service! The blackened redfish was to die for!

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  25. KellyF

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops were fantastic! Everything was. Caroline was the best server we ever could have asked for.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great experience. Can’t wait to go again

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  27. MackB

    Central Texas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loud group in an adjacent table, otherwise great experience all around.

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  28. Doccounseling88

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I want to splurge, this is my go to restaurant. The service is excellent and you feel like royalty, and the seafood is outstanding. The view is gorgeous as well.

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  29. MelanieC

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic - and our server was so pleasant, knowledgable and super attentive.

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  30. AngelaH

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had an excellent meal here on the patio! The burrata was fantastic as was my salmon! Our sides were the roasted cauliflower and Mac-n-cheese which were delicious! And we were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the pumpkin dessert! Our server was amazing as was the ambience!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Filet Mignon arrived cold and looked like a thin piece of shoe leather. They were using bus people, not waiters/waitresses, to deliver food. I sent my filet back and they did it right the 2nd time but overall the experience was not what I expected from a restaurant that charges such high prices. Try Bob’s Chop House instead. Bob’s is in the same facility and was great.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time our server Will was wonderful knowledgeable and super nice. My food was delicious.

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  33. SteveT

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience! Service was exceptional! Food was very good! And, of course, the view was awesome!

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  34. SteveT

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service was good. View is outstanding. Certainly met expectations.

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  35. PatC

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the martinis were spot on. Delicious oysters on the half shell. The filet mignon is not a traditional presentation...it's slices off a beef tenderloin. Not what I expected, but really good. I added the peppercorn sauce and the combination was delicious. We split the Caesar salad and it was one of the best we've ever had. The halibut was a real disappointment. Overcooked, dry and mushy. Shocking fail given the excellent delivery of everything else. We've been to this restaurant several times and will go again, but surprised at the disappointing delivery of a straightforward fish dish by a restaurant at this price point.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a nice meal with excellent service while staying at the restaurant. The entrees were creatively prepared and presented, and everything we ordered was great.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The rolls were definitely pre-made from a bag- they looked like cafeteria rolls. Not good. The shrimp cocktail was awful- the shrimp were over cooked and tough and had no taste at all. The Tom Kai soup was good but they only gave us 1/3 of a bowl. The redfish dish was good but surprisingly spicy. The highlight of the meal was the crab Mac and cheese. The waitress asked how everything was early in the meal and my husband and I just said “Eh.” And she literally walked off! We told the manager about the soup and he tried to defend how much was in the bowl. We wish we had gone next door to Bob’s.

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  38. michaela

    New Orleans

    148 reviews

    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a hotel restaurant, this was one of the best for quality and service. Try the crab Mac N cheese you will thank me later.

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  39. TheRico

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service both exceptional

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded all expectations! Beet salad was the best I’ve ever had and I’m a beet salad snob. Also, the halibut was beyond tasty and the cauliflower fried rice, again, was the best I’ve ever had. Server was the sweetest and she made my birthday so special! We go out to eat quite a bit and this place was such a treat! Pleasantly surprised!

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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 4.6 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Marcos Gonzalez at marcos.gonzalez@omnihotels.com
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (512) 329-4000
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