Garrison

4.8
324 Reviews
$31 to $50
Grill
Garrison is dedicated to perfecting the evolving blend of ingredients, technique and stories that create extraordinary cuisine. The open kitchen concept features Texas Post Oak flame-grilled entrees and draws inspiration from local, seasonal provisions. Discover welcoming luxury at this downtown gem, where locals in the know come to celebrate the joy of good company, seamless service and unforgettable dining. Garrison is a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winner and AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant.



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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 324 people are saying
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4.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous server. Amazing food.

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DeclanF
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had heard little about Garrison when we made reservations for dinner. We hoped for something very good, what we received from the chefs and staff at Garrison was excellent.
The atmosphere was comfortable with pleasant music and conversations filling the air, allowing us to easily talk with one another and share our time together. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and engaging and we felt well cared for, nothing obtrusive but always timely with respect to checking in on us or bringing our food and drink. The food itself was delicious. The emphasis on open fire grilling and a bit of smokiness came through in the food - it enhanced but did not overwhelm the taste of either the fish or the meat that we had as part of the main courses of our meal.
A cap to the evening came when, just after we had finished our dessert and drink, Eric, the general manager, came to explain that they needed to seat their next guests. We had already settled our bill, but he insisted that he would like to give us a complementary drink at the bar. Our evening was extended and made all the more enjoyable by his generosity and hospitality.
In all, we could not have asked for a better dining experience and evening out.

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JenniferL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed every moment “from soup to nuts”. Had a delicious old fashioned at the bar outside, the bartenders were entertaining. Our server, Eugene (spelling?) from the Ukraine was professional and friendly, he had a very busy section but handled it well. He had another server helping him out, whose name I didn’t catch but he made me laugh out loud and was clearly an old pro at this gig. The beef tartare was an odd presentation but the flavours were spot on. The branzino was delicate and wonderful, but surprisingly the parsley salad (peppery, lemon, sharp/sweet) that accompanied it blew my tastebuds away! I deducted a star for the shrimp appetizer as it tasted muddy, and the tiramisu dessert as it was grainy and tasted hastily defrosted. However mystery handsome server showed up with truffles and all was well in my world. A throughly enjoyable experience altogether.

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vipShawnS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

First of all our server was as enjoyable attentive as I’ve had at any restaurant in years. Our food was excellent on every level, flavorful beautifully presented appropriate portions etc. Only thing I didn’t like was the restaurant feels like a scaled-back Las Vegas hotel restaurant. I honestly don’t like eating and hotel restaurant and would not of booked this particular one if it were clear on the reservation on open table that it was in the Fairmont. Despite not liking the atmosphere in the large hotel, the food and service was outstanding.

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SherylW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands-down the best food and dining experience overall in memory! The staff was amazing, and the craft cocktails perfectly executed. Really appreciated our server Eugene, who was both a terrific guide to all the food options and a lot of fun.

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SuGG
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Garrison and the service provided by Eugene was absolutely phenomenal. He went above and beyond our expectation. As soon as he heard that it was our 10 year anniversary, he served us complimentary drinks to cheer our milestone and gave us additional take dessert. Through out the course of dinner, he was attentive, but not too much, which gave us time to have our own conversation uninterrupted.

Additionally, all the food we ordered was delicious. We heard the tater tots was a must try, so we did and it did not disappoint. Although it was a little on the pricey side. Our overall experience and food was definitely worth what we paid, for our special occasion.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and atmosphere were excellent. The meal and service were both exceptional. I highly recommend giving them a try!

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DRRF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Some fantastic flavor combinations. Complements to the chef. Our Server offered great service. A bit on the noisy side, but fun decor and great philosophy.

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vipJohnR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!!! One of our top meals ever

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vipStripemarlin
South Dakota
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing people happy to be there, great food and amazing wine. Very fun experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Garrison was phenomenal! I will be coming back here.

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jimb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there makes two of the finest dining experiences of our lives. Flavors and textures just fill the mouth and draw out the senses. Lived in New England most of a long life but have never had a better piece of swordfish than here ... moisture and flavor everywhere, smoked trout roe, and I don't know what all else in the sauce. My wife never orders chicken but she thought "Let's see what this chef will do with a chicken?" Unbelievable. Moist, succulent, an actual chicken flavor that was fresh, new and bursting with richness.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dining at the Garrison. The staff was incredible and food was amazing. Highly recommend sitting at the high table near the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!! The waiter was very attentive. They brought out mini sampler appetizers and dessert complimentary from the chef. The food was great. I had the green circle chicken. It was roasted perfectly. My husband has the eye of the rib and it was cooked perfectly. We also got the tater tots which were great but we got so filled up on everything else we barely ate it. Overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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jimb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest dining experiences we've ever had. The subtlety of the spicing and herbs in the complimentary quick bites were were greeted with told us immediately that we were in good hands. Really! Those are the exact words I used. It just got fulfilled from there. Each dish engaged every part of the mouth and palate, both in taste and in texture. I'm not knowledgeable about food but I can recognize and experience when I have one.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I arrived during a torrential downpour but the hostess was very friendly and walked us to the entrance of Garrison. The Garrison hostess then immediately took us to our table. Our waiter appeared a few mins later and was very friendly.
We ordered some cremant and a few mins later he came back to say that they were out and the substitution was put as well- he then offered us a wonderful champagne as a replacement without an up charge- that is how to treat a client. We both enjoyed our meal which was innovative and cooked to perfection. The drinks were a bit slow but they think that’s because they had to go out of the restaurant to the lobby bar to get them- kudos to the bartender because they were expertly mixed.
The room is rather cavernous with high ceilings which creates a very loud atmosphere but besides that, it was the best meal we had while visiting downtown Austin.

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Taylord
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was a good experience overall. Food was a bit overpriced and not as I expected. Plating was gorgeous and food was served quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrities my birthday here and it was great!

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ClintC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great anniversary experience. We will recommend it to others.

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vipjems
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food and hospitality in Austin. So thankful for the entire team at Garrison

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TracieM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely pleasant experience. From the greeter to the waitstaff but most of all the meal was very delicious. We will be coming back soon!

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Erin
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was amazing. Would recommend this for a special occasion.

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Rafel
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Food with impecable Service!!! Its one Best Restaurants in Austin. Highly recommended

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VinceMac
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garrison is an excellent location for any special occasion. The food is incredible and they have the coolest decanters I have ever seen. The service was fantastic. I will be back.

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LynnJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative, amazing food. Loved the wood-fired cucumber, and the eye of rib was amazing. We'll keep on going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Physical layout of the entire area was outstanding.. The bar area was surrounded by a pastry, dessert area, and a pizza area, and your dinning is an area by itself.. This coupled by a very welcoming staff made a creat evening

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Sendee66
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and set

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KeithJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite of food was delicious. The service, presentation, and quality were all what we would expect for the price. The garrison martini was a bit odd, wouldn't recommend that.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Abigail and Eugene (don’t know how to spell his name) where wonderful. The head pastry chef made a lovely dessert for our special occasion and came out to present it. The Branzino was spectacular.

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JordanE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we felt so pampered and had an awesome time.

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RurikM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, very delicious food and very attentive staff. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

It’s a steakhouse and all you had was basically two ribeyes! Seafood was the majority of the menu and last I checked we’re not that close to an ocean. I’ve never paid for bread before so that seemed ridiculous but ok. Put filet, beef medallions, maybe a surf and turf, a salmon if you must do seafood galore. At this point would not go back without seeing if the menu had changed or not.

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vipClarissaI
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary. Few restaurants in the US have this type of outstanding service. Not only the food is amazing, but the staff is very friendly and know all the protocols of dinning. Will come back definitely!

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vipBenjaminB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about our experience. David was our server, and he went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect for our dining experience. The food was AMAZING - the Branzino may have been the best fish I have ever had. We are already planning out next trip back to sample more of their delicious menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Good delicious, service incredible. Th E only issue I had was the music. Since the pop up was in another restaurant the music didn’t match the vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was terrible. I really wanted to enjoy it. They hadn’t been open since March 2020 so maybe the kitchen was out of practice..idk..but for what we spent the food should have been spectacular. The service was great and their wine list was pretty good!

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ADRS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall positive experience.. happy with Valentine's popup!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, staff was friendly and knowledgeable. One of the best, if not the best, steaks I’ve had in Austin!

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Erika
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience for the Valentines tasting menu. The wine pairing was so yummy and it was super fun to try all the different foods.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner here Valentine’s Day weekend. They were so accommodating, moved our reservation up an hour with no problems or hassle. Amazing and unique food paired with incredible wine. Service was beyond amazing. My wife loves wine, and I’m a beer guy. They have a beer that I love but in a different part of the hotel, not in this particular restaurant. Chase and Jason our waiters, had this particular beer brought from the other restaurant, so that I could enjoy it. The food was incredible, so many unique dishes that you typically don’t order, just amazing.

They did an incredible job being safe during the pandemic. Place was dimly lit and not super loud. Highly recommend this place, and not just for special occasions.

FAQs

Garrison is rated 4.8 stars by 324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.