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Clay Pit, Austin, TX

Clay Pit

4.4
4.4
995 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Clay Pit Contemporary Indian Cuisine is a nationally acclaimed, high energy restaurant located in the historical Bertrams building in beautiful downtown Austin. Clay Pit has been voted best Indian restaurant in Austin and is recognized for a warm and inviting ambience, a dedication to service and for exceeding expectations.

At Clay Pit we offer fresh, innovative Indian cuisine at moderate prices, along with an extensive selection of mixed drinks, beers and a wine list recognized with the Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence.

Clay Pit offers the traditionally favorite Indian dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala and Saag Paneer, alongside unique selections like our Curried Mussels appetizer featuring fresh mussels simmered in a garlic & red wine curry sauce; signature dishes such as Khuroos-E-Tursh, a stuffed chicken breast in a casher-almond cream sauce and sumptuous desserts like Chai Spiced Creme Brulee and Mango Cheesecake, which has been featured in Bon Appetit.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 322-5131
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Balinder Singh, Navdeep Singh
  • Catering
    Clay Pit offers several private onsite dining options, including a banquet room that can accommodate up to 250 guests. We have a tradition of collaborating with our guests to create a menu befitting the celebration.<br><br>We also offer a wide variety of options around catering off-site events.
  • Private party facilities
    Clay Pit offers several private onsite dining options, including a banquet room that can accommodate up to 250 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bali Singh: (888) 656-2035
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    16th Street
  • Parking details
    Clay Pit offers self parking in a 22 car private parking lot at the north end of the building, available after 6p on weekdays, after 2:30p on Saturdays and all day Sunday.<br />There is also ample metered street parking available around the restaurant building.<br />
  • Public transit
    Capital Metro offers a stop right across the road in front of the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 995 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2.3Value

NoiseModerate

995 Reviews
  1. AmyE

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on October 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    I didn't think I liked Indian food, was forced to go with a group from work. Clay Pit has made me an avid Indian food lover!

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  2. AustinHJ

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on July 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Great sunday buffet! Kind staff and very delicious food. Highly recommend.

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  3. SaraB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    When we arrived, they could not find our reservation which was made through Open Table. We were told that since last 3 months they are not working with Open Table. We were surprised but told that we are the second customer today made reservation by Open table. We were told that we have to wait 45 minutes. We have waited and ate our meal. Could you tell me truth who is correct., Open Table or Clay Pit?

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff really friendly and fun. Food always great. Had a great time.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Such great options! Service was pretty good but could have been a little more attentive!

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  6. Joey

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal

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  7. DennisC

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server made great suggestions both for food and wines.

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  8. Gut5130

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    New Year’s Eve traffic caused much delays but the Food was well worth it !

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  9. NanciK

    Austin

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Austin. Always good food, good service. I always request to eat in the old wine cellar downstairs or the front room. Both rooms offer a quieter more quaint atmosphere.

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  10. Greg

    London

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although we had reservations, we were asked to sit and wait. It was just 2 of us. We watched as large groups were seating, including smaller groups that arrived after we did. We asked for a status and was told we would get a table in the cellar as soon as it was cleared. Then, they seated us upstairs. We asked why, then, we were taken in the cellar where a few empty tables sat. The service and food was good once we sat down.

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FAQs

Clay Pit does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Clay Pit also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 322-5131.

Clay Pit is rated 4.4 stars by 995 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    16th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Clay Pit offers self parking in a 22 car private parking lot at the north end of the building, available after 6p on weekdays, after 2:30p on Saturdays and all day Sunday.<br />There is also ample metered street parking available around the restaurant building.<br />
  • Public transit
    Capital Metro offers a stop right across the road in front of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Balinder Singh, Navdeep Singh
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 322-5131
  • Catering
    Clay Pit offers several private onsite dining options, including a banquet room that can accommodate up to 250 guests. We have a tradition of collaborating with our guests to create a menu befitting the celebration.<br><br>We also offer a wide variety of options around catering off-site events.
  • Private party facilities
    Clay Pit offers several private onsite dining options, including a banquet room that can accommodate up to 250 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bali Singh: (888) 656-2035
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