Ciclo

4.6
105 reviews
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Contemporary Latin
Ciclo (Spanish for "cycle") is a modern Texas kitchen featuring locally inspired flavors with a Latin influence, brought to life through a unique collaboration between Chef de Cuisine James Flowers and world-renowned chef and restaurateur, Richard Sandoval. Ciclo's name reflects its focus on menu offerings that change seasonally, from ceviches, crudos and grilled and smoked meats. In addition to its ever-changing dinner menu, Ciclo serves breakfast, lunch and brunch, with all menus providing gluten-free and vegan options. Offered in the bar, as well as on its covered terrace and lawn, Ciclo happy hour runs from 5:00 to 7:00 pm seven days a week and includes $4 snacks and $3 sweets, plus complimentary valet parking. Rounding out the food menu is a list of $5 sips, including beer, house cocktail and wines by the glass. Ciclo is located on the lake level of Four Seasons Hotel Austin.
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KM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice ambience, you cannot see the lake whatsoever though. Our server was a nice young man although he seemed nervous and inexperienced. We choose restaurants based on many factors... unfortunately, service is of utmost importance, and when that is compromised it is difficult to focus on much else. We did enjoy several small plates and an entree. My husband enjoyed a delicious craft cocktail and overall, would love to come back to a better service experience.

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g
Ottawa
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great location. The outside patio was very pleasant. Highly recommended!

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very underwhelmed by this 4 seasons restaurant. Very long wait for drinks, apps, and mains. A few at the table were happy with apps, but the entrees were not up to what you’d expect from a 4 seasons. The waiter was very nice, but there was a distinct problem with the kitchen. Not worth the money.

Ciclo
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Juf94nyr, We are committed to providing quality service and product, and your notes give us valuable insight into what our guests are experiencing. I apologize for not delivering the experience one would expect from a Four Seasons. I would be grateful to discuss the evening further with you if you have the time. I am happy to call at a time which is suitable for your schedule or I invite you to phone me at 512-685-8307 if you wish. Thank you. Best, Marycruz Villanea Ciclo General Manager

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L
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful location to watch the bat swarm from under the Congress Avenue bridge. The food was beautifully prepared and presented, our waitress super friendly and helpful, so it was a memorable occasion. We are saving Ciclo as an OpenTable favorite and plan to go there next time we're in Austin.

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G
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is magnificent, the service is committed and amicable .

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AV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful restaurant! Great service! They also did a great job recognizing our anniversary!

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DJ
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening w thoughtful service and great wine list. Highly recommend the grilled octopus!

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ME
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ciclo was a nice place to take my mother for lunch, however, we were not in love with the menu. There were just not enough tempting choices for us. The grouper sandwich was fine, but not terribly interesting. The shrimp & crab enchiladas were good, but mostly shrimp. Would love for them to work on the menu because the ambiance, view and service were lovely.

Ciclo
Responded on June 5, 2019

Dear MarthaE, I was glad to see from your comments that your visit was enjoyable. Thank you for highlighting our team’s performance, I appreciate the opportunity to recognize them. Further, thank you for your feedback about the menu. Guests who are experiencing our restaurant are our best source of ideas for product improvements, so I will personally share your review with our culinary team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant General Manager

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MS
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was not up to par with the setting and service. Wait service was A+. Lovely, relaxed but refined setting. Food was average to below average. Appetizer of ceviche was good but not great. Accompanying chips were too hard for the dish. One entree of scallops was excellent in quality but only served with 3, albeit large, scallops. Seems excessively stingy for the price, more like an appetizer quantity. Second entry of bone-in ribeye was well below average in quality. Well prepared but the steak was tough and stringy. Side dish of brussels sprouts was tasty but a bit on the salty side.

Ciclo
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear MarkS, At Ciclo we strive to provide impeccable service and quality product for all of our patrons, and I appreciate your reviewing your visit. It was wonderful to learn that you enjoyed most aspects of your dinner and that the staff provided outstanding service. Thank you for providing constructive feedback about your meal, I will personally share this review with our culinary team. Thank you again and I hope to welcome you back soon. Best, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant General Manager

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CD
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Terrific food but the wait person seemed overwhelmed though there weren’t many of us there. Ended up with free wine because it didn’t come until a reminder and I was nearly finished with my meal. Slow.

Ciclo
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear CarolD, It was gratifying to note from your comments and scores that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal with us. While I am pleased to learn our team swiftly offered a resolution, I would once again like to sincerely apologize for the delay you experienced. This is certainly not acceptable and I apologize that you had anything less than a Four Seasons experience. Thank you again for your patronage and hope you will join us again soon. Best, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant General Manager

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p
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, service and staff.

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JC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Looking for a venue to celebrate a special event and this was it.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Noisy , service wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t what it usually is.

Ciclo
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear shannonD, We're committed to providing impeccable service for all of our guests, and I appreciate your taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. I am happy to hear you have previously enjoyed your visits however I apologize that there was a lapse in service during your latest visit. I will be sure to personally address your concerns with our team. Your patronage is truly appreciated and hope to welcome you back soon. Best, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant General Manager

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GS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, great graduation dinner 5/24. Thank you Ciclo! Just outstanding.

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o
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I only go here if I’m not paying. It’s overpriced for what you get.

Ciclo
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear one8thsenorita, We're pleased that you enjoy your visits to Ciclo and appreciate you providing a review. I'm sorry you found our menu items to be priced higher than you felt they should be. In addition to responding to the market pricing of our suppliers, we do regularly evaluate our pricing to ensure it is in line with other downtown Austin hotels and restaurants. Thank you and we look forward to you joining us again in the future. Sincerely, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant General Manager

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p
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

With so many large tables, service was very slow. Took incredibly long for a cocktail. Grilled octopus was just ok. Breakfast is fantastic!

Ciclo
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear palmbeach, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed breakfast however, I would like to personally apologize for the delay in service during dinner. Feedback like this helps us address shortcomings and move forward to ensure every guest has the outstanding experience we aim to deliver. I want to thank you again for your patronage and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant General Manager

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TG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the filet mignon and seabass! The rolls with butter and honey were a great start! We even got to finish our night with a Happy Birthday sweets platter to celebrate our kick off to our business opening compliments of the manager.

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LJ
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but limited menu. Since it was a Four Season Hotel I expected it to be a bit more upscale. There wasn't anything outstanding. The prices were higher cost but didn’t match what was offered. I also resented how the bill was given to me. I had to decide on the tip as the waiter was waiting for me to push the button.

Ciclo
Responded on May 23, 2019

Dear LindaJ, We appreciate your taking the time to review your dinner with us. While I am pleased to learn you enjoyed the meal, I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced upon departing. In an effort to protect our guests and ensure Payment Card Industry compliance we have moved to this new payment processing system in Ciclo. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon, thank you. Sincerely, Mary Villanea Restaurant General Manager

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MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine... except the restaurant did the poor customer experience thing of pushing a special (butterflied red snapper) without saying the price. On the bill it came out as $60. That would have made it the second most expensive item (after the $84 wagyu beef). I like my fish but snapper for $60. Nope.

Ciclo
Responded on May 23, 2019

Dear MikeP, We are committed to providing impeccable service and quality product for all of our guests, and I sincerely appreciate the feedback you provided about your experience. Our guests who are experiencing our hotel are our best source of feedback and ideas for service or product improvements. I will be sure to address this matter personally with our team. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back to Ciclo soon. Sincerely, Joe Pena Restaurant Manager

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MC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outside is definitely better. Inside just feels like a hotel restaurant.

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B
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find!!! Beautiful setting and great happy hour prices!! Thank you for providing this at the Four Seasons!!!

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CZ
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was unpolished, slow, and very inattentive.

Ciclo
Responded on May 14, 2019

Dear Chezzee, I was glad to see from your rating that your meal was enjoyable! From your comments I'm aware that you experienced a lapse in service. I'm disappointed and wish to apologize for not delivering the experience you expected. I would be grateful to discuss the details of your visit further with you if you have the time. I am happy to call at a time which is suitable for your schedule or I invite you to phone me directly at 512-685-8307 if you wish. Best, Joe Pena Restaurant Manager

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Mother’s Day brunch

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KA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was pretty good but the door open to the dishwashing room from the patio was kind of distracting, especially as the sunset as it sort of disrupted the lighting. I know that's picky but it did bother us.

Ciclo
Responded on April 30, 2019

Dear KathleenA, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Constructive feedback from our guests is crucial to our improvement and we are pleased to share that we have built a decorative wooden divider that blocks the view into any outdoor service areas. With this now in place, all that remains is the peaceful ambiance of our lake-front patio. Again, we appreciate your positive review of the meal and hope to have you back soon! Sincerely, Joe Pena Restaurant Manager

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooooo awesome!

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SM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ate breakfast out on the patio - view and ambiance could not be better. Service was good and food was tasty, but I marked down the food rating due to the fact that the breakfast menu reflects a limited selection of mostly non-typical items. Would recommend a visit nonetheless.

Ciclo
Responded on April 25, 2019

Dear ScottM, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you meal on our lovely patio. We are pleased to share that we have recently added new dishes to our breakfast menu as part of our seasonal refresh. We hope you will join us soon to give them a try! Sincerely, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant Manager

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B
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wasn’t aware that it was only a buffet brunch on Sunday’s which is probably our fault. Was good and a beautiful place for brunch but pretty pricey.

Ciclo
Responded on April 18, 2019

Dear Bskehler, We appreciate you reviewing your recent meal. I was pleased to note from your commentary that you would recommend us. However, the lower rating is a concern. Our guests who are experiencing our hotel are our best source of feedback and ideas for improvement. I would welcome any additional information you might share about how we might have made your visit more enjoyable. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon. Best, Marycruz Villanea Ciclo Restaurant Manager 512-685-8300

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and amazing food. The sommelier recommended and excellent bottle of wine.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

We appreciate you sharing such kind words about the service you received from our team. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Joe Pena Restaurant Manager

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BR
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband I visited for a fancy lunch in the middle of the work week. We sat outside on the beautiful patio. The atmosphere was very relaxed. The food was unbelievable and so was the service. It was the perfect treat. Highly recommend. I would love to visit again for happy hour.

Ciclo
Responded on April 25, 2019

Dear BRITTNEYM, We appreciate you joining us for a little mid-week treat, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and meal so much. We hope you will join us for lunch or happy hour very soon! Sincerely, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant Manager

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just myself and my husband going out for a breakfast brunch.

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I
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my second time trying Ciclo - the food is really great and menu has a nice variety to accommodate foodie friend groups. Also has great cocktails and wine selection. That being said, my service experience has been sub-par both times. Most recently it took over 2 hours for 4 of us to dine (in a half full restaurant), with our first round of cocktails arriving 30 mins after we sat down. Likewise, the bottle of wine we ordered took 20+ minutes to arrive. A shame because we would’ve ordered more drinks/wine if they had been timely and attentive. Also, when you are offered still or sparkling water and say “still,” what they mean is $10 bottles of still water. I dine out all over town (and around the country), and think this needs to be clarified as it’s not common in the US to charge for still water. I don’t mind the prices, but do mind paying so much for such a poor dining experience when Austin has so many fantastic restaurants.

Ciclo
Responded on April 11, 2019

Dear Isabelc33, We are committed to providing quality product and impeccable service, and it was gratifying to note from your comments that we accomplished our goal in a number of ways. However, the service experience described is of great concern. If your day allows, I would welcome any additional information you might share so I can better address the shortcomings to ensure all of our guests have the outstanding experience we aim to deliver. Best, Joe Pena Ciclo Manager joe.pena@fourseasons

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I
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We didn’t realize it was in the Four Seasons . Had we known we probably would not have gone there because we did not feel appropriately dressed. That being said the staff were very nice and gracious

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent friendly servers. Upgraded our champagne bottle when the lower tier bottle that was 50% off for Saturday brunch ran out.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive brunch experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Marycruz Villanea Restaurant Manager

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F
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great happy hour on the patio. Great energy with live entertainment, wonderful bites and great drinks (at a great happy hour deal) and amazing service in a beautiful setting. It could not have been more perfect. Will definitely be back again soon.

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Austin
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went pre-theater. They were very respectful of the time. The food, service and ambience ambiance were stellar! We will be back!

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LL
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ciclo is exactly how we like to brunch! Buffet with many culinary options!

The salads were amazing from the Mediterranean, caprese, caesars, shrimp ceviche, wedge, Asian shrimp, sushi, chilled shrimp displays and more! The hot items were quite impressive from the egg & crispy potato casserole to the carved ribeye and prime rib. House sparkling wine, mimosas were just $1.

Patio dining was wonderful and the grackles are quite entertaining.

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KJ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual an outstanding experience. The staff is very attentive and brought us things for our anniversary that we didn’t even ask for. The staff has a way of hanging around enough but not too much. Manager helped me to set up a “stealth” massage for two reservations while we are dinner. We got married here 27 years ago and every time we return they remind us why with their service.

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JL
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's certainly a lovely place to take in Lady Bird Lake and the service by our waitperson, Megan, was excellent. The food was somewhat creative and fine but I wasn't really impressed by it. They had live guitarist performing that I could have definitely done without too. I'd go back for the proximity to the lake but not much else.

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LB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was amazing (I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff)

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