Garrison

Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.star-threequarterCreated with Sketch.
4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
211 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Grill
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 9:15PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Thu - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:15PM - 9:45PM

What 211 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MS
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

Report
Helpful
o
Austin
114 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Over the top service and fabulous food

Best redfish ever!

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

Great meal and service.

Report
Helpful
AH
Jacksonville
8 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Very attentive, excellent service and great food

Report
Helpful
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!!

Report
Helpful
OT
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

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

Excellent food. Very unique expensive and well worth it

Report
Helpful
PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Really nice for a change. Different flavors

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

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

Phenomenal service!
Enrique was fabulous!

Report
Helpful
JK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
WH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food! Absolutely loved this place - the must order item is definitely the avocado butter. Service was great, and we sat up and the counter - great view of the chefs making your meal.

Report
Helpful
MA
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just ate here for the third time. One of the top three restaurants in Austin. Maybe the best. Emmer and Rye, Red Ash, and Garrisons are my tops after eating at the top 50 plus in Austin last year. Between the open flame grill and their smoker, all their food is fire or smoke influenced which makes for every dish being a keeper. Try their new smoked chicken entree. This is one special place!

Report
Helpful
EB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I work for a travel company - so I am on the road a lot and eat out more than I eat at home. I booked Garrison for a group of coworkers who were in town for an event. I typically try to eat at local restaurants when traveling and avoid hotel establishments - but I was more than pleasantly surprised by Garrison. The food was excellent - it was our best meal in Austin. Everyone in your party from foodies to people who want something more traditional will be happy. The real standout was the service. Eugene worked with us and, as someone who is constantly eating out, I can honestly say that I can't remember the last time service was that exceptional. He is phenomenal. Attentive, helpful, funny, authentic - just a real pleasure.

Report
Helpful
GG
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary. Great menu and wine recommendations by our waiter. Delicious food and fun atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
NB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very unique dishes, what I want to pay for when going out to a higher end establishment. We asked them to serve us family style so we all could try the different offerings. The calamari was by far the best and most unique I had ever had.

Garrison
Responded on May 21, 2019

Good Evening Nadine, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for coming in. Greg Voge General Manager - Garrison

Report
Helpful
P
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dining experience. Excellent service, food and decor. Will definitely be returning

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Top notch service complements the wonderful food. Really excellent without being over stuffy. Totally recommend

Report
Helpful
B
Caribbean
39 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Like some of the reviews I read earlier, this restaurant is not what you would expect for a hotel restaurant; it was outstanding. From the service, to the food presentation and execution of the plates. Party of five, we ordered almost everything off the appetizer menu and they were very delicious. The more pleasant surprises were the sourdough bread and the chef’s complimentary amuse bouche which were just “accessories” to our meal but were to me the highlights and absolute winners. My kampachi was absolutely delicious and even refreshing in flavor. The artichokes could have used a bit more flavor but still delicious. Main course for me was the bucatini pasta with crabmeat in a spicy tomato based pasta that was cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the grilled Brandi o and it was amazing, perfect crust, scrumptious flavor; wow!
My fellow diners were very happy with their entrées. The Chef even prepared a bucatini al burro for the child at the table that everyone felt were outstanding. Everything was beautifully presented and definitely exceeded all our expectations.
Soufflé, carrot cake, merengue with Bourbon ice cream for dessert. The latter one being my favorite for its quest at originality and being more unusual but my table preferred the others.
Wine list was very good in variety and value.
My only complain would be that the dining room was extremely loud and it was hard to carry a conversation but I’m not sure there was something the staff could have done to prevent or control this.
Will definitely recommend. Maybe not for a romantic dinner when it is this busy.

Report
Helpful
OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Food was super sub par for the price... hotel food basically. Sad... thought I found a new dope spot.

Report
Helpful
OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best new restaurants in Austin and somewhat surprising to find in a large hotel. Our server was fantastic - provided great information without being overly intrusive. All of the dishes were prepared perfectly. We will definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
AB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was kind, charismatic, and incredibly personable. We went in with an idea of what we were going to have, and he made recommendations that enhanced every part of the meal. 10/10.

Report
Helpful
G
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing! Our server Eugene went above and beyond to make her experience wonderful. They even modified one of the specials to our liking, and also brought out a special dessert that they just thought we would even like! Definitely going to revisit here.

Report
Helpful
OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is exceptional - but by far, the service is the
most excellent i’ve encountered!

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the counter seating with the chef and kitchen as your entertainment. The food was great and service excellent for Austin is probably one of the Best!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary Food! Perfect Service!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
6
null