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Blind Salamander, Austin, TX

Blind Salamander

4.6
4.6
275 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

HOLIDAY HOURS 2022
Thanksgiving Buffet Hours: 11am-7pm $125++ Adults & Kids 3 to 10 years old $29++
11am-3pm Brunch Buffet with Thanksgiving offerings
3pm-7pm Dinner Buffet with Thanksgiving offerings

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Special Al La Carte offerings:
11am-7pm

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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 275 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for scenic views

  • Austin

    Great for scenic views

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  1. CC

    CarlC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Thanksgiving Buffet. None better!!
  2. TC

    ThomasC

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is fantastic, it feels like you are eating in a hotel.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve eaten in Austin. We had the filet mignon, lamb special, and crab Mac and cheese. Caroline our server was so sweet and knowledgeable. We will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will was our server at the blind salamander he did a fantastic job! Food was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such an amazing anniversary dinner here. Service was absolutely amazing. Will was the best! The food was incredible as well. Would highly recommend to anyone and can’t wait to go back.
  6. GN

    GeorgiaN

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a favorite. Caroline provided superb service for the six of us. Our entire group had seafood and all commented on how delicious it was.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so nice and kind. Lovely food.
  8. CG

    CarlosG

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My wife and I ate there this past weekend for our 5th anniversary. To start, Although the host knew it was our anniversary , she sat us next to a young family with babies crying. Not good. The oysters we ordered for appetizers were good and fresh though. Our expensive entrees were ok but not worth the price. Both entrees lacked flavor . My blackened red snapper tasted ok but didn’t taste freshly made. The dirty rice was not very tasty and didn’t look like any dirty rice I have ever had. My wife commented to me that her scallops were nothing special. The waitress did remove the 4 half shell oysters from the bill since it was our anniversary.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Blind Salamander pretends to offer a high end dining experience, but on this night at least it didn’t deliver. The scallops entree was priced at $54, there were 3 scallops, one of which had a bit of sand remaining. The celery root purée amounted to a schmear at best. Quantity aside, the flavor profile was nothing special. Also ordered the broccolini side dish, it was served tepid and undercooked. The mixed green salad with local vegetables was mostly spinach with a few radishes (and priced at $15). Wine by glass selections are underwhelming, and my glass of Merlot ($22) was served at a temperature well in excess of ambient. Service was efficient and attentive, the real issue is the price structure doesn’t match the quality of food delivered.
  10. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was great. I highly recommend the scallops and sitting outside on the patio is lovely.
  11. b

    bonbon

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything thing was fantastic! We had oysters, buratta, red fish, scallops and lava cake. I recommend all of them!
  12. d

    dlm1

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had the best server, Will.... so kind and professional. Food was great!
  13. b

    bryanc

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem in austin. As a local, this will become a part of our date night rotation.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Blind Salamander as part of my birthday weekend stay. All of the staff was so welcoming and our server was very helpful. The food was incredible (and that’s saying a lot considering I’m very picky about my seafood). The redfish was delicious as was the crab Mac and cheese. I could’ve ordered only the Mac and cheese and been perfectly content with life. It is highly probable that it’s the best Mac and cheese I’ve ever had. The drinks were also good. Everything was very splittable. The cheesecake is dope too. The patio was gorgeous and chairs comfy. Someone also came around to point out the blood orange moon. It was pretty! 10/10 recommend to anyone wanting a nice savory meal.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on a beautiful evening. Our waiter was wonderful and the food was great! Overall, we had a lovely evening!
  16. DS

    DebbieS

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great, food not so good. Shrimp cocktail was inconsistent, some delicious, some pasty. Ordered Tomato Bisque, but then not available. The Broiled Oysters were too spicy. Great atmosphere, watching a wedding.
  17. M

    Marquis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing in every aspect. The GM Micheal was so personable and made of feel welcomed. Our server Barry made sure we were helped and served with a smile. We came here to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. And they made it worth it. Thank you thank you thank you
  18. f

    foodforthought

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, and amazing view! Would come back again!
  19. JD

    JohnD

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blind Salamander is a wonderful place to take that special date. The food is excellent. The service is impeccable and the ambience in the Texas Hill Country is relaxing. The restaurant is located in the huge Omni Resort at Barton Creek. So, after dinner you can wander the grounds or sit in the romantic atmosphere of one of the fires scattered around and talk with your lover or flirt with your potential lover. Blind Sallie's is a romantic enclave within a sweetly romantic (and very well managed) resort with 5 swimming pools and 4 other restaurants. It's a place to take someone very special, whether that be a lover, wife, long time close friend or family member. You won't regret it.
  20. BP

    BrandonP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent oysters and seafood. Server Will went way above and beyond to create a memorable experience. Highly recommend.
  21. GK

    GaylenK

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I want so badly to love this place, but it can be very hit or miss. The environment and decor is lovely and the view is beautiful. Some dishes were lovely: the tomato bisque, burrata, lamb shank, but my Octopus/pork belly way over cooked-had to send back, and the saffron risotto was so heavy with saffron, it overpowered the rest of the dish.
  22. JR

    JaneR

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All in all the food was good. The special appetizer was a crudo which was overpowered by a chili mixture underneath the slices of fish. Both salads, Caesar was light and had a nice citrus undertone and the burrata was very nice and could almost pass as a wine and cheese dessert (figs and berries) added a touch of sweetness. The fish entree was nice and the pastor seasoning was an interesting twist. The scallops were good but the chili oil was too much (quantity) and overwhelmed other flavors (purée). The creme brûlée was amazing, highly recommend!
  23. K

    Kathleen

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant is cute and our server was great! They have a very small menu and unfortunately we were really disappointed in the appetizers but our main course was great!
  24. JM

    JayM

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and surroundings were nice. Good wine list and cocktail menu. Appetizers were excellent but main course had a curious mix of flavors that did not work, for my palate. I got the Redfish. Char on the outside was good but the fish was overcooked. There was a nice tomato pico, on the sweet side. There was a saffron based sauce in which the fish was placed and it did not complement the dish and actually worked against the other flavors. It was a perplexing choice given the other flavors present. That being said, I would return to this restaurant, but would not order the redfish.
  25. NP

    NathanielP

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We had oysters (1 was bad), shrimp cocktail, lamb shank, crab Mac and cheese, scallops and 2 glasses of wine; including tip it was $400. Ambiance was casual resort. Service was great. Food good. Just very overpriced.
  26. a

    amyp

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for anniversary and they forgot
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. g

    guateg4

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly staff, clean environment, great service, good food
  30. 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.
  31. SS

    ShirleyS

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and service
  32. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Detroit

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was scoffs bday and it was amazing
  33. 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!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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!
  37. 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!
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 275 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 10 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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