Firewheel Cafe - Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

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Firewheel Cafe—named after a stunning Texas wildflower—is a bright and airy restaurant located at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa that specializes in casual American eats. Beneath stained-glass windows created by local artist Nancy Beal and handmade chandeliers, dine on favorite dishes. The welcoming restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner (seasonally), exuding an ambiance that reflects charming Southern hospitality.
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DD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food options, Love the decor and presentation. Friendly, attentive service.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not good. The restaurant was closed for the evening.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful family Christmas dinner here.

BZ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. I loved the decor and the food was sumptuous to say the least. I would eat and stay here again in a heartbeat!

MC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Firewheel and we decided to go there for the Christmas buffet since they were one of the few places open and the price for the buffet was better than other buffets that day. The wait staff was very attentive and there were several people available if I had a question about the food. The one thing I appreciated most was cards at each food item stating whether they were gluten free or vegetarian, etc. I also was happy to see that they use paper straws. Every little bit helps. Thank you Firewheel for making my Christmas day a great one.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas Day lunch here and it was outstanding. The selection was huge and every dish was creative and gourmet quality which is unusual for a buffet. The whole hotel was beautifully decorated and we especially appreciated the free bikes with helmets. Our five year old (whose meal was free!) said he wanted to live there. We loved everything about it and it was very reasonably priced compared to buffets in other Austin 5 star hotels. All in all a great experience. We plan on making it a holiday tradition.

DE
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Great! 12th Anniversary meal. Wonderful food, wonderful time, very relaxing and enjoyable.

S
Amarillo
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The buffet was extensive and good. But I would have preferred to order from menu. Was not available that evening.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised by the buffet selection. Everyone found something they liked. Great value for the price.

LS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my parents 64th anniversary. The service was excellent and the buffet was outstanding. Very much worth the drive over from East Bastrop!

MS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We weren't aware we were getting the buffet until we were already there (had made a reservation and it wasn't mentioned anywhere), but the food was good (loved the pork belly) and the kids were happy. We were there to celebrate their birthday, and the waiters brought out custom cupcakes and sang to them, which was really sweet. And of course, they loved the buffet of dessert options, including a chocolate fountain.

TH
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I cannot say enough good things about the staff at this restaurant. We were staying at the resort and we sat down to dinner...my daughter got unexpectedly sick after we had ordered and my husband had to take her back to the room. The staff was beyond accommodating, delivering the food to our room and bending over backwards to assist. Once we were able to enjoy the food, it was delicious..steaks cooked to perfection, crabcakes excellent, and sides amazing. I highly recommend.

TX
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The menu on Open Table was not the menu they are using. The choices were very limited.

AM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and service! Considering it is one of the few options in the Hyatt, we had low expectations but were thrilled at the variety on the buffett! The price was comparable to a dinner at any other restaurant in the Hyatt but the food options were amazing and really good! Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service, fun atmosphere! This is a large restaurant located inside the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort. The resort attracts a lot of families, so expect children and the accompanying noise. This is not the spot for a romantic date or serious business meeting, but is perfect for a family get-together or casual dining with friends.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Christmas buffet. Mediocre food. Over priced.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our wait person, Eric, is commendable. He made my birthday dinner special.

I hope you all know what a special employee and representative you have. He is ‘management talent’ worthy of your consideration.

Travis Wright

B
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went early in the evening, our waiter was prompt and courteous. We had more than one staff check in on us and tend to our needs if any. I had a pasta dish and it was very slightly overcooked but was ok for me and the rest of the table all had excellent meals (Steaks all cooked properly to desire). Soups and salads were right on for flavor and content ( the dressing option was phenominal). The bread/rolls offered were crunchy on the outside and I prefer a softer roll however had good bread flavor. The desserts were a good portion size and delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and described items to a T. We had comfortable seating and was not to cold as that tends to be an issue when living in TX. Hot outside, cold inside. A very pleasant experience overall for our first visit. It is a pricier menu for us so not for everyday dining but good for occasions.

RC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I thought there was a dinner menu you could order from, but upon sitting was told it was buffet only. Being a vegetarian that never really works out to be worth it for me and this wasn't any different. I had mason jar salad, green beans and potatoes. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and had I know in advance we would have gone elsewhere. The food was good just not worth the cost. We also reserved an outdoor table and were frequently forgotten about. I needed to go find our server to get the check.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

On saturdays they only do a buffet, which at $28 per adult I found to be a very poor value. Nothing outstanding about the food, but not horrible. Wish I had gone off the resort though.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

We made reservations to go here based on the menu. When we got there, we realized the menu listed on this app is NOT the menu for this restaurant. It is the menu for Stories--the nicer restaurant in the hotel. The dinner for this restaurant was a buffet including fried chicken and tater tots--something that as parents we would have enjoyed if our daughter was with us, but not when we were on a work retreat weekend with adults. And, we were celebrating our friends' 10th anniversary, so we were looking for something nice. This was not it.

I will say that we had a nice breakfast the next morning there and enjoyed the buffet. But, if you think to are going to enjoy the food on what they show as the dinner menu on here, you will be disappointed.

On a positive note, we ended up getting into Stories at about 9:00 and the food was delicious! Some others ate at the BBQ place and said it was really good too.

RV
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food on the buffet was cold - even items that had been recently set out.

WH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lot of variety in choices. Very good desserts

H
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is absolutely delicious for breakfast. Grits and the accoutrements for them were fabulous. The links sausage was very delicious. Also really enjoyed the brisket hash. Very nice service at the table for the brunch.

H
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Kitchen a bit far away makes for slower service off the menu. The oatmeal was absolutely delicious! Also had eggs with sausage which was great.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service, but poor food. They took care of my daughter for her birthday, but I felt sorry for the resort patrons as they had to live with the poor food.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Buffet style with lots of food stations and options. We went back a second evening during our stay and really liked the food.

KP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Our waitress Krysta was ver knowledgeable about the food and had great suggestions when we wanted to sub an item. We will be back!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were unaware that they were not serving their full menu, only a buffet. The food was good, a little inconsistent with the offerings, and they seemed to be running out of quite a few things as the night progressed. The service was a bit disorganized, but that's why I'm not a big buffet fan. Had I have known it was a buffet only, I would have made other arrangements.

RL
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business dinner for a conference was great. Table outside in a quiet environment on a beautiful evening. Service and food was great!

RG
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good good, although only buffet was available. We couldn't order off the menu. Great service!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to this wonder ful restaurant. It was a buffet with lots of different foods available. Our waiter was wonderful for the service and conversation. We were a party of six and we all enjoyed the food and the experience. We will be back.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate three birthday and my parents anniversary! It was special since my parents were visiting from out of town and this was their only weekend! It came highly recommended by our friends but we were touched by their gesture; they paid for half our meal as 'their' gift to us! In ALL my years of travel and dining (and I've been around the world), I've never been treated to such a kind and thoughtful gesture! Our server Christa was wonderful and we look forward to going there again!!!!

c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great time, and Patrick took such great care of us for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. He really went above and beyond. Give him a raise! The filet mignon was perfect. Dessert was to die for...! Thank you!

TO
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not my favorite restaurant in the universe. It is a hotel restaurant which does not help. Staff is very friendly and food (buffet only on that occasion) was ok. Nothing to write home about. As far as restaurants go, it's very average. I would not go back, but given that it is one of the few options at the Hyatt, I may have to :).

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2012
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Our family had the buffet dinner during BBQ theme night. We thought for sure that BBQ in TX would be at least on par with other local BBQ joints around but we were wrong. The meats including the brisket was leathery and tough, and the rib was so dry that it was more of a jerky. Even the chicken was super dry and we were there for an early dinner (5:45pm reservations), so it was not even sitting there all that long. A major disappointment for us and our out of town guests. The dessert was nice and includes a chocolate fountain display. Service was great and we did receive an email from the restaurant manager apologizing for the poor quality of food. Omelette station staff made amazing omelettes at breakfast the next day.

OT
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate Christmas Brunch in the Firewheel Cafe. Nice selection but the food was just so-so. Overall a nice time and the service is excellent.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2011
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We expected much better service. The kids had the children's buffet, the adults ordered an appetizer and entrees from the menu. No-one ever removed our appetizer plates, the children's buffet plates or dessert plates throughout the entire dinner. It took a long time to receive our drink order and we had to ask for more water at the table several times. Usually service is more proactive in a resort restaurant.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 13 people for lunch at the Hyatt. We had great service and everyone was very efficient as well as friendly. They accommodated all our requests, and our group was very pleased with the food and service.

GJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining at the Firewheel Cafe was very delightful. The food was fantastic...especially the seafood buffet offered on Friday night...as well as the service...best service I've had in a restaurant in a long time. I will definitely come back.

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