Garrison

4.8
226 reviews
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Garrison is dedicated to open flame, wafting smoke and the highest quality meats, seafood and local produce available. This Modern American Grill House is an ideal place for culinary exploration. Served by the truly passionate and prepared by the most skilled, Garrison's flavors start with superior ingredients and are defined by unique preparations. At Garrison expectations are exceeded, provisions are complex, experiences are extraordinary. Meant to pair with wines from an impressive selection, dishes redefine dining in the heart of Austin.
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JB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in downtown Austin ever. Creative chef who deserves more recognition!

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R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Garrison is a refreshing site of Fine Dining. I enjoyed the company of my waiter, server, and two chiefs who took time from their busy work to make my experience enjoyable. Price is paying into the scene of Austin fine dining, which allowed me to make my visit to Austin memorable. While all my meals were deliciously made and presented with excellent ingredients, I was feeling adventurous with the Texas Wagyu and must say was slightly disappointed. If it were not for the savory spice and grilling with wood, my night would have felt unsatisfying. Still, I will go back to Garrison knowing my evening will be totally worth it!

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SR
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little overpriced for the neighborhood - but delicious. I think when people think of spending that for a meal they think of going downtown...

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Austin for the July 4th weekend and celebrating three birthdays at Garrison. Eric, the manager, greeted us at the door and brought us a bottle of champagne. We ordered most of the menu and everything was well executed and almost too beautiful to eat. We highly recommend Garrison to any future diners.

Garrison
Responded on July 10, 2019

Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon!

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing!! We went for our anniversary and when seated were given complimentary sparkling wine to toast to our anniversary. I was beyond amazed at the care and attention we received while dinning. Service was top notch and food was incredible! We will definitely be back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with even more amazing staff. I had the Wagu which was probably one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. Everything on the menu is amazing. MAKE SURE YOU TRY THE TOTS.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance was perfect for a date night. There are few tables so a rowdy, raucous group would be immediately noticed. The staff was great and described everything. Any novice to fine dining would be well received. Bon appetit! Buen provecho!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience! It was my son’s 20th birthday and they welcomed him on arrival. We also had 5 vegetarians in our large party and the chef made a special entree for us. The soufflé was amazing. Will definitely be going back!

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RS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner at the bar celebrating my birthday! Will be back on our next trip to Austin!!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service in an excellent hotel. You can have an entire night at this location.

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RG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection, and incredibly accommodating for dietary needs!

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M
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience. We randomly found it on open table and decided to give it a try. Thankfully it paid off— we found a hidden gem in Austin! From the moment we walked in and until the second we left he service was truly exceptional. We were greeted by a wonderful host, and our server, I believe his name was Alvin- was incredible! Such amazing service paired with fantastic food and extraordinary attention to detail is truly a rare find. We ordered a shareable steak which was incredible, even the bread was delicious and finished on an open fire grill. Do yourselves a favor and check this place out as soon as you can! We will definitely be back and looking forward to it. Thank you!

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Garrison was great. Food presentation was impeccable. The food did seem to be a little salty at times and the ambiance is remnant of a Vegas hotel. Not a restaurant that aligns with the Austin scene but still a great experience. Staff was amazing and they were generous with some free tastings.

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Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. Service and food were both outstanding. Can’t wait to return.

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S
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The ambiance is very casual for the pricing and style of food. The menu was wonderful; however, the food was to salty for everyone at our table. Service was outstanding!

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MS
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised with everything! We didn't know the restaurant was inside the Fairmont hotel. We LOVED the Fairmont and LOVED Garrison! The food, the ambiance, the wine, everything was amazing! We especially appreciated our waiter George! He was so knowledgeable with everything form suggesting a wine to what plates we would really like! Thank you for an awesome evening! It was a perfect way to celebrate Fathers day for my husband!
PS. I've already sung your praises to everyone I know! Thats how much we all loved it!

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o
Austin
114 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Over the top service and fabulous food

Best redfish ever!

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service.

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AH
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant atmosphere is perfect for sharing Stories and connecting. The chef is absolutely brilliant. Everything was top notch.

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VM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best overall food experiences ever! The food and service were both amazing.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was very tasty -- the avocado starter, and sourdough were amazing.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top culinary experiences I’ve had and I’ve been to Micheline Star restaurants and other top restaurants around the world and the food and service here easily compares. Outstanding experience.

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DA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive, excellent service and great food

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AF
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We couldn't have had a better experience and, our server, George was AMAZING!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience start to finish - thoughtful custom decorated dessert brought out to celebrate my friend’s 40th. Food was sublime!

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a
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was fantastic, and we really enjoyed the creative dishes. Sat at the counter so we got to watch the chefs and talk with them, which was fun. Had the pork chop and sirloin, along with the charred broccolini, which my husband said was the best he’d ever had. Ended our meal with the coffee dessert and rubharb dessert. WOW! We were scrapping our plates because we didn’t want to miss one morsel. We’ll definitely be back. The only downside is that you have to walk through the other hotel restaurants to get to Garrison, so it feels a bit like you’re in a Vegas hotel or resort rather than heading to a unique experience.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were willing to share menu items so we each were able to try more dishes. Our server was very helpful in assisting us to put together a good blend of flavors, tastes and cuisines.

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EB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very unique expensive and well worth it

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PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, ambitious, creative food! One of my all time favorite restaurants.

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w
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice for a change. Different flavors

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NH
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took my daughter here for her 31st birthday dinner. She's a vegetarian, so we requested a totally vegetarian meal so we could share everything. Our waiter was very accommodating and explained to us how the chef could modify several of the dishes and make vegetarian versions. We ended up sharing 3 appetizers (the riccotta, charred avocado, and artichoke hearts) and 3 veggie dishes (glazed carrots, charred broccolini, and the tater tots), and we loved them all! Our favorites were the glazed carrots, riccotta, & tater tots, but I would order them all again! I have never had such deliciously prepared vegetables. We decided to forgo an entry since we were pretty full and wanted to try a couple desserts. We settled on the chocolate souffle and bourbon ice cream-- both incredible! Service was excellent as well.
This is my new favorite restaurant!

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OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time in every way! Can’t wait to go back.

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o
Austin
114 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal service!
Enrique was fabulous!

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TM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Value for the $$$ is the central question.

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JK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I’ve had in Austin . Service is superior!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course was AMAZING! Chef Andre Natera was wonderful and his crew took great care of us.

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MG
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband just loved the interior. It was modern with high ceilings. I had fresh fish, and it was delicious but saltier than I would have liked. My husband thought his entree, the salmon, was perfect. The wine was good, but my appetizer was slow to arrive, so I really could not drink the wine with my appetizer as I would have preferred.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were impeccable. It was quiet enough that we could all talk to each other, but not awkwardly quiet. The wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing or pushy. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert. The whole group loved every dish, which is rare!

Garrison
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for your kind words Matthew, we hope to have you back in soon! Greg Voge General Manager - Garrison

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m
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time at Garrison. Service was amazing, and our captain was very helpful and attentive. When we notified them that myself and my pregnant wife were vegetarian, they made us both special entrees and were more than accommodating to our diet. Wine list is inventive and features wines from all over the world covering many different varietals. Chef and his team were extremely talented. Pastry chef was also exceptional. Restaruant GM was well versed in hospitality and was quick to anticipate our every need before we even had to ask. Highly recommend to anyone for just a night out with a loved one. Great food. Great wine. Great service. Hats off to the entire staff.

Garrison
Responded on May 21, 2019

Good Evening Michael, I really appreciate the detailed review, and happy to hear we were able to make it a great night for you. I hope to see you again soon! Greg Voge General Manager - Garrison

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and very originally prepared. Our server David was awesome. I’d recommend this place 100%! The steak was outstanding as well as the appetizers and the dessert. Would love to go back.

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