Forthright

4.3
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8 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Hello there! Forthright is a cafe with a leafy patio just south of Cesar Chavez and Brazos; a quiet cul-de-sac by Ladybird Lake where the street ends. We make honest food from scratch, prepared well, using quality ingredients. In the morning we pour Sightglass coffee. At happy hour we stir no-fuss cocktails. Enjoy avocado toast with poached eggs for breakfast, a kale Caesar salad at lunch or slow roasted pork belly for dinner. You know this menu. Tall windows, natural light, sturdy chairs, plenty of shade... a place for a read. We’re from here, we felt like downtown Austin deserved something ‘easy’ again.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
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RachelF
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our server was clearly very sick and should not have been working, let alone handling food. She was rude, short, and at one point walked away saying “I can’t talk right now” it was clear she did not feel well or something was wrong. Food came out undercooked - my eggs Benedict’s poached eggs were not even close to poached. The white portion of the egg was completely transparent you could see through to the yolk entirely. I ordered a pastry at the beginning of the meal, and by the time we’d finished our entrees and had been there for about an hour, I asked about the pastry I’d never revived. She responded, “oh did you still want that?”

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Paige
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! The brunch menu was diverse and creative.

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vipTracyM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Newly opened for dinner. Totally awesome innovative recipes. Great outdoor seating and quiet indoor area. Expect that to change as business increases with word of mouth. The service was super friendly and quick. My southern fried chicken dish came with goat cheese potato cake and peas in an incredible sauce with fresh bacon bites. Couldn't have asked for better tasting meal

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Especially loved the Brussels sprouts and the roasted chicken w carrots! Cocktails are fab. Tables on the patio are so lovely and right next to town lake for a romantic walk after.

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vipJakeFlameP2
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forthright has just begin dinner service and it is amazing. After tasting several different items among the people in our party every single item was great. Will be coming back to enjoy the burger with a mountain of fries. The risotto is also very good. The dessert was good but not my favorite in town. The Brussel Sprouts are also a hit.

TN
TastyNeighbor
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous! We have had numerous brunches and several dinners at Forthright. The staff is so friendly and the service is great.
A homerun in our opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great waiter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That steak frites with bone marrow butter!

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Forthright offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 300-0886.

Forthright is rated 4.3 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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