Counter 3. Five. VII

4.5
320 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
We offer two dining experiences, the first of which is our signature 25 seat chef's Counter featuring a VII course prix fixe, seasonal menu. We also offer traditional table service with an a la carte menu with 3 or FIVE course menu options. When making a reservation, we request that you please indicate your food allergies and dietary restrictions.
We can accommodate most diets if given notice.

Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. For parties larger than 6 people, please email the restaurant at info@counter3fivevii.com. We do request a credit card to reserve seats at the Counter which will only be utilized if a reservation is not cancelled within 48 hours of the seating.

If you are ready to reserve your seats at the Counter, please call us at 512-291-3327


DINNER
TUESDAY - THURSDAY 5PM - 9PM
SATURDAY - SATURDAY 5PM - 11PM
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(512) 291-3327
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alan Delgado
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd & 4th Street
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 320 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
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65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We made the reservation through open table, even gave our credit card. Got no confirmation card. When we arrived at the restaurant it was close. Open table, you should take them off of your list of restaurants and not require a credit card for confirmation on a restaurant that is close.

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The restaurant was closed. I guess they went out of business, probably should update the website

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

the place was closed even I had your confirmation!!!!!

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Arrived to find the restaurant had permanently closed a week earlier. My reservation had been made 1 day before arrival, so the restaurant is continuing to accept reservations (with a credit card number) even after closing.

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1.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Made a reservation over open table and received a confirmation email. Got there and the restaurant was permanently closed.

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1.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I picked this place as I heard great things about it. I was extremely disappointed. The wait staff was not very friendly, the food was not very creative, we did the 7 course menu and I left hungry and still spent almost $300, the wine pairings did not make sense and did not have much context, sometimes wine came out way before the food.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Loved it. Wonderfully curated menu and wine pairings. Culinary team was on point. Will be coming back the next time we’re in town! Thank y

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Loved the food and ambiance. Will definitely return!

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Warm raw oysters. Cold grilled 🍤. Not sure how this place stays open given small crowd on a Saturday night and the bland food/bad quality control.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Presentation, ambiance, and seating was the only thing that was good. Food was not spectacular. Pork was over cooked and tough. For the price I paid, I expected better food. The watermelon in the salad was old, like it sat out for a few days. I was very disappointed. Dessert was the only good thing about the food.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This place is simply put a gem in Austin. The creativity of the food, the personable staff, the chef’s complex dishes with layers of flavors and imagination... they are hands down my favorite spot in Town

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent. The wine pairing was the perfect touch! We love this place.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The only thing that I think could have some improvement was the wine pairing.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

To be honest I was skeptical at first but after reading all reviews at Open Table, I figured it’s worth a try to experience a very unique place to enjoy some 7-course meal all prepared exquisitely by the Chef himself in front of us. And it didn’t disappoint. Hubby and I celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary in this popular and exceptional restaurant last night and we don’t have enough words to express our satisfaction. And the wine pairings by Ashley, it’s phenomenal. Thank y’all. It was a very delightful night with such an amazing experience starting from the receptionist up to servers and wine specialist and most of all the Chef and his crew staff. Each and every menu is created with outstanding skill and is very flavorful. One of the most memorable Wedding Anniversary we’ve ever had. We are so proud to recommend them to other friends and families. We’ll surely come back. Thanks for making our special day so SPECIAL!!! We will never forget ...
-Nimfa and Dan

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

When food is the reason for the gathering, this is my favorite place to gather. Each dish shows respect for the ingredients and not too-much respect for culinary conventions.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Went for birthday dinner. The experience was totally delightful. We sat at the counter to have the Tasting Menu (7 little courses). We asked for gluten free and dairy free for myself, and there were only two small adjustments to the seven courses served to make those accommodations. The cuisine is using very little gluten and just a small amount of dairy. We saw vegetable additions to some dishes for vegans who were eating near us. They wery satisfying ideas to replace a meat component. This is fine dining that is creative, delicious and cleverly presented. Service is friendly and well informed.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. My wife was treated incredibly well for her birthday and the staff went out of their way to make her feel special. Amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food So good you cant wait for the next course. You will want to take a picture of every single dish.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Wonderful food and service as always! Favorite restaurant in Austin

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Absolutely the best dining experience in Austin! We love yall!!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Went there with my wife for her Birthday. Chefs and staff were awesome! Food was fun and tasty. Would go back again for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Loved being right where the action is! Watching the chef's plate while answering questions, such a unique experience. Fantastic!!

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The service was horrible and the food was better than average. Sadly, while I’d love to eat from the a la crate menu again, I won’t return because of the time we spent waiting to be served at every point of the dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Eaten at top restaurants across the country. This one ranks right up there in chef’s ability to create a unique and diverse menu and execute beautiful, complex, and layered flavors. This was complemented by a great pastry program with desserts that were subtle, complex and delicious. And you can’t beat the counter side interaction w the kitchen. Michelin should find a star for these folks.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The seven-course meal was exquisite and beyond reproach on any front. The music, though, didn't fit the ambience, and the servers had to shout over it to explain our dishes and wine, sometimes not being able to be heard. The lone server on the exterior of the kitchen was extremely overworked, and responded only "it will take 10 minutes" when a cup of coffee was asked for. Still, a memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent meal, staff, and wine. I recommend this restaurant for special occasions and celebrations.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We sat at the counter for the 7 course tasting menu and could not have been happier with the experience. The food was fantastic, as was the service. Talking to the cooks was also great fun - we were able to ask questions about the preparations, some of the ingredients, where else to dine, and much more about Life in Austin. This meal was a highlight of our trip and we'd go there again in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Amazing experience. We went for our anniversary and couldn’t have had a better experience. We got to speak with the chef(s) the entire time and love being able to watch the whole process take place in front of us. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Not only was the food absolutely fantastic, but the staff was full of amazing people. We stayed almost an hour after dining, simply to chat and have a blast.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Absolutely Amazing. My new favorite spot!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Wonderful food and great service as always!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Everything was amazing! Tremendous layers of flavor. Great wine pairing. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food is incredible but not sure it’s worth the $100+ per person price tag

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Recommended by friends as a fun and interesting experience, it was all that and more.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fantastic food, what an experience for a tasting menu, personalized attention, we just loved how laid back and casual the chefs were throughout our meal. We really felt we were part of the creation process and loved the outcome. Highly recommend, one of my favorite tasting experiences in Austin!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome! Imaginative menu with full flavors. Highly recommended for a special evening.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing! Great food, staff, and wine!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was overbearing. No chance to enjoy each course

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First visit to this restaurant was for lunch, and we will return for dinner. Their previous requirements for dinner (three, five or seven courses) felt too rigid for us and we had stayed away. They have relaxed those requirements and added lunch and happy hours, making their excellent and creative food more accessible. Def recommend

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The 7-course tasting menu was phenomenal!

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