Garrison

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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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MB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner with friends, we ordered multiple (4) apps and tried each other’s drinks, the appetizers were very good minus some of our octopus app being over charred, the drinks were ok, the main courses were all exceptional, and the dessert we shared was good, the amuse bouchée and the ending dessert treats were a very nice touch and tasted wonderful. I would definitely eat here again but only on very special occasions as it was pricy at about $75 pp.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place

RP
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful, service (Eugene) was outstanding.

LM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience here. Food is well prepared and unique, entire table loved everything they had. Bar service is a little awkward since what you have at the hotel bar is not necessarily available in the restaurant so assuming it's owned by separate entities. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

LE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service level was amazing!! Attentive and informative. Food was great!

MK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice room , fairly attentive staff. Interesting takes on food and combinations

C
Detroit
54 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Will certainly return!

SG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When in Austin this is some of the best food you can put in your mouth. Every app is a must try!

MG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent evening at Garrison. The waiter was very attentive and when he realized we were in from out from out of town for a special occasion, he very generously poured us a nice glass of sparkling wine on the house to celebrate the occasion. Very creative and delicious menu. We will be back and highly recommend.

BE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, and it was some of the best food I have ever had. It has good ambiance which is both fun but classy.

JC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and impeccable service! We can't wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed dining here. I think every is cooked on a wood open flame and the food has a nice subtle wood flavor/after taste. I made a reservation early on a thursday before race weekend. Very nice restaurant with an open kitchen. Staff was very friendly and attentive. I had the grilled octopus, the ribeye, and the chocolate soufflé. I’d definitely recommend the octopus and the ribeye but was torn with the soufflé. The soufflé was good but the vanilla bean ice cream tasted more like sorbet and I thought it didn’t taste like much. I received a few tasting goodies throughout the meal including a serving of their tator tots with gruyere and black truffle. It looks interesting on the menu but I didn’t order it. I’m very happy they brought this out because it was delicious. I sat right In front of the open kitchen and everything they prepared looked amazing. I’d definitely come back when in town and want to try their tasting menu.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu and wine pairing. From that moment I arrived, service was great. Bell captain helped me find the restaurant with professionalism and friendliness. Service was excellent, relaxed and efficient.

Each dish was lovely. And pairings perfect to augment the food.

BN
Austin
56 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

just an overpriced hotel restaurant. good if you want to impress when on an expense account, not value.

t
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere. Shaun is awesome server/sommelier

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and the food are amazing. It was my friend’s birthday and they really went out of their way to make her feel welcomed. Thank you!

AG
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was an experience. Every dish was unique and on point. Our server, Eugene, was fun and informative. Overall, wonderful restaurant.

RD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with excellent service. Would definitely come again. I felt the it was very well priced and excellent quality.

VC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying Garrison for date nights, anniversaries, birthdays and just because dinners since they opened several years go. Chef Jason and Chef Jordan continue to amaze us with their creativity and mind blowing flavors with all their dishes. The staff is wonderful and the service we receive from Alvin and Enrique is never anything but exemplary. There has never been a dinner that we’ve had that the chefs and staff haven’t provided some sort of kind and thoughtful gesture for us. This is by far our favorite hidden gem in Austin, and we have been in Austin for more than 30 years. A huge thank you for always taking such wonderful care of us!

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. All around stellar team!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Top notch service.
Food was tasty but very salty. A little less salt and it would have been great.

CP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and George, our server , was great! We will come again!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Amazing food and service. Unique dishes. Vegetarian chef creations accommodated our entire group. George was the best server I've ever had. Ever. In all, it was perhaps the finest dining experience I've had yet!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We had two birthdays in the group. They started us with complimentary champagne and finished with amazing deserts. 1st class dining experience all around. Everyone had a great time.

PB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Amazing food, service and venue.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's something whimsical about walking through the front porch facade (preceded by the beautiful bar/food court that reminds me of some of the more lavish Vegas hotels) and into Garrison's modernly styled interior.

Our servers were attentive and prompt. Our water glasses were never empty; our food was timed perfectly.

The chef's tasting menu was fantastic and full of off-menu surprises. My partner and I are big eaters, and we left here stuffed and really really happy. Wagyu rip cap was fantastic, but the tasting menu's bold ventures into tart flavors are what really impressed me.

Random asides:
-- The cocktails are great, but if you do the tasting menu, the wine pairing is a way better value
-- Fairmont might be the only place in Austin without atrocious parking, and Garrison will gladly validate your parking if you ask!
-- We got the tater tots with whipped gruyere and summer truffles in addition to the tasting menu. Just get it. That dish will please even the pickiest eaters.

OT
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Austin on vacation from Arizona, we seen this place while eating at another restaurant and was like we have to try this place before we leave. Sunday September 8 we had a reservation let me tell you from the minute we walked in up until we left was nothing but amazing from the food to the service and the chef’s. I highly recommend coming here for dinner if you ever visit Austin. Thank you again

OT
Central Texas
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, intimate ambience!!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. A couple small gifts from the kitchen added to an already stacked menu.

m
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience

MR
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and elegant ambiance paired with excellent food and cocktails

RG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Terrible service. Ordered an appetizer, and it arrived after the entree.

MA
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience! Food was a delightful combination of flavors. Staff were very thoughtful and attentive. Ambience was upbeat but very relaxed.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant. We return time and time again. It just seems to get better.

AB
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to for celebrating. There is no other restaurant that makes me feel as welcome, as valued or as engaged as Garrison. From the exceptional service to the extraordinary menu composition to the brilliant kitchen execution, this is a meal to remember. Go to Garrison, you will be delighted.

RB
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Incredibly nice restaurant inside the Austin Fairmont Hotel. Excellent food, unsurpassed service, especially accommodating to a gluten free guest, good but expensive drinks. Varied entrees, all very good. On recommendation, I had the snapper. Delicious but small portion. Best chicken ever, an apricot rub on it was fabulous. Overall, high rated, high priced, well worth every dime.

PG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Service was perfect!

b
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by Daniel. Service here was top notch above all things. Would highly reccomend enhoying the whole branzini as well as the tater tots.Plating on each dish was excellent as well. The only dish that didn't wow was the seared Kampachi.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall it was an ok restaurant. Menu a bit limited. Octopus over cooked. Not a restaurant we would die to come back! Service was excellent.

JB
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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