Culinary Dropout - Austin

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Leave your report cards and school books at home. From the chefs on the line with silver-studded ears and mohawk hairdos, to the inked-up, decked-out bar staff mixologists shaking and stirring some of the most creative cocktails, we’re all dropouts here. Culinary Dropout serves the very best in unique gastro-pub fare, and quietly seeks out future musical venue superstars who wouldn’t mind being paid at the bar in whiskey and pretzel bites. We’re not easily definable and even harder to forget. And we did that on purpose so you could come and hang out. So seriously, come and hang out this weekend.
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Make a reservation to eat your heart out this Valentine's Day! Put it all on the table and show them how much you care with drinks, dining and games at Culinary Dropout. And for all of you singles out there...come celebrate Single's Awareness Day on 2/15 with a $6 Single's Awareness Day Cocktail!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1071 People Are Saying
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Bad food. Inattentive service.

MP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! They had run out of the Bistro Steak so they gave us a free dessert and very apologetic. The food was amazing, and the service was flawless, I couldn’t recommend them more.

MJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I wonder why so many restaurants build with what is acoustically the noisiest space as possible so that you have to shout to be heard across the table. The food was average or slightly above average. And the service was very attentive. Price was OK. For me the noise level was too much.

OT
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food very good (breakfast burrito, burger and French toast) service very slow; 15 minutes between drinks brought and orders taken

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my daughter for early dinner, great ambiance, bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Food was amazing!

AM
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud. Couldn't hear the server or my dining companions without yelling. Food was just ok. Sitting outside might have helped with the noise level. Service was good.

ML
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very creative place with a modern ambiance.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We were seated by the singer, and it was very loud. It was hard to have a conversation at the table. We asked to move, but was told we would essentially lose our reservation, and would have to wait another 30 minutes or so for a new table. So we stayed at our table, but it was not very enjoyable.

M
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, service was not what we usually get.

KL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the pretzels with cheese fondue! Great night out

AG
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so wonderful and Lil' Mike was a fabulous server! The food is always so great!

a
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorge was phenomenal!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Girl’s Brunch

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

S
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

EH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service and food was good overall. Main course was taking quite a while to come out so manager stopped by and took our apps off our tab and offered us free dessert.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hailey was excellent and we had a great time!

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

After hearing so much about the brunch at Culinary dropout we were sadly disappointed. Nothing we had was outstanding or stood out to us, in fact I can’t even remember exactly what we had. It wasn’t terrible, but middle of the road for sure.

JN
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and atmosphere were great. And the staff was solid and attentive. Only downside was it was really loud and i had a hard time talking to the people on the other side of the table.

A
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and fantastic service. We were there for brunch, and were very pleased with the menu selections.

AH
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We have been here quite a few times. The quality seems to go down with each visit. Our food was cold and it took quite awhile for it to arrive.

AG
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! So consistent, great food, reasonable prices!

KH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to hang out. Nice menu. Have already planned next visit.

AT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the staff to the meals. It was a great time and I definitely recommend this place.

NL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a scrumptious, and memorable brunch experience 🧡

DO
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was seated quickly. Waiter was helpful and changes were handled well.

R
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Their scratch kitchen food is always amazing.

T
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the outside patio on a cold windy day, but their heated and temporary walls made it comfortable. Great service.

K
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I had the meatloaf and it was just okay if not just “not good”. Food just wasn’t that great. Loud next to the kitchen. Bad table with my open door reservation

MB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, as always. It’s like mom is in the back cooking the best of the things you love. The wing, order then and ask for the bbq sauce in the side, then cover your wing in it. It’s amazing. The main dishes are incredible. It’s seriously like mom is in the kitchen (okay maybe grandma).

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was THE BOMB. Spicy vegan curry #FTW!

GA
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was perfect as well. But this time we ran into my angry / upset frontdesk reception. Not sure what we did wrong.

H
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This venue is a little loud seated indoors but the food and ambiance are so friendly and sharing-themed that it makes up for the noise. Wait staff was attentive and the food was incredible, as always. I love being able to see in the kitchen, as well.

OT
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cool vibes w fun menu. Great for kids!

SL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A perfect spot for a weekend catch-up with friends! Whether it's brunch or to watch college football, you can't go wrong.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lively place, and our waiter Evan, was very attentive and on point. It also had games in the back for our kids to entertain themselves

HT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited an hour after reservation to be seated, the live music was super loud, where the guest basically yelling to speak and order. Our waiter was very monotone, and mumble so the whole table could hear. He also forgot to process our order and it took 2 hours for our food. The was over cooked, dry and not worth $168 we paid including $37 tip. :/

DT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great time

TG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary Dropout never disappoints!!! Great drinks and food!!!