Excellent food! Beet salad and Mac n cheese were bomb! Great cocktails too. Server was very attentive!
The food was lovely. It was a slow night so they were very attentive. Very cute dining room. We loved the cocktails.
We arrived for my birthday dinner on time and were told they are setting up the table, and offered a free drink in the bar. 30 minutes later still waiting. We asked the hostess what was going on. She said, "Didn't the manager come talk to you?". Um No! Then the manager comes over and says, they had an event in the dining room, and are just now setting up the tables. This was 45 minutes after we arrived. I said we would just cancel the reservation, and the manager's response was "Ok." So much for a special birthday dinner.
The homemade warm Pop tarts were amazing. I'll definitely be going back for more of those. I had the chilaquiles and they weren't bad at all, but definitely their own twist on the classic dish.
Consistently exceeded my expectations - I visited Goodalls Kitchen last year for several business breakfasts and was pleased this year when the experience was just a great! Solid, thoughtful menu, great service, comfortable, although it gets a little noisy when the all the tables are full! Love this place!
Have had dinner at Goodall's twice in the last few weeks. Both times it was excellent. Lovely dining room with great art collection, delicious and inventive menu, very good service. Prices quite reasonable given quality of food. Not crowded either time we went.
Wonderful restaurant. Everything we had was excellent and well prepared.
We had an early dinner with friends. The food was hot and tasty and we all enjoyed the meal
Literally the longest dinner ever!!! Something must have gone very wrong in the kitchen because it took about 2 hours to get our main course. Another large table gave up and eventually just left. They did comp our desserts, but several of us weren’t even eating the desserts and by then the damage had been done. Our waiter was a nice young guy and he kept apologizing, but it would have been nice to know what the heck was going on.
We had a fun date night at Goodalls. The cocktails and apps were excellent (in fact I'd go back just for the red fish ceviche with homemade tostadas). The mains were good, but not outstanding. Unfortunately another table had ordered every remaining dessert so we didn't get to try any!
Fresh ingredients. Good location. Thoughtful menu. Great vibe.
Perfect dining pre theater, we wanted elegant atmosphere with delicious food and
Goodall's kitchen was just that .Great service and waiter friendly, knowledgable without being intrusive. We will dine here again.
The ricotta pancakes were so fluffy! The scrambled eggs were also done very nicely.
On entering it did not seem to be a special occasion restaurant. It used to be a white table cloth and very warm place. .. now plane and almost dinner like. However we found the service to be excellent and the food surprisingly good. The crab appetizer was a come back by itself. We had linguini and shrimp, salmon and roasted chicken. We loved every dish and will be back.
Came to Austin for New Year’s Eve. Picked this place at Hotel Ella for the reviews and because we could transition from the restaurant to the bar. The service was excellent, Will was our waiter and he was Brilliant and very professional. Food was a preset menu with three choices for each course. The food was EXCELLENT. timing in food delivery was great and never felt rushed. The biggest disappointed was at 11 when the waiter told us the bar closed at 11. There were 14 of us in the restaurant who had had the same idea to transition to the bar (which they had led us to believe would be open from the web site.) At least four (two couples) of the 14th had booked a room at the hotel so they could just stay and celebrate New Year’s Eve there. At 11pm, we all had to scramble for a plan b. It was a real shame. Everything up to that point had been excellent. With 14 disgruntled patrons, the bar could have stayed open for another 1.5 hours.
Excellent Food and great place to have an intimate dinner.
My wife and I had a truly wonderful time at their New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe! The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. We would definitely recommend it
Great brunch! Pop tarts are delicious!
The food was great. We, however, were placed in wine area. It was a bit awkward because you could see the people in the kitchen area. In addition it reminded me (as a black woman) of our history - being placed in the back away from people and to go to the restroom you had to go around to the pool to the back. Not a good overall ambiance eventhough it was probably totally unintended. But the waiter was great eventhough the food took awhile to come out.
Fantastic burger and fries. Go for that for sure. Amazingly fresh!
We enjoyed a lovely brunch on Sunday. There were 4 of us and we ordered 3 different items plus bloody marys. The hash was delicious and so was the crab cake benedict and the veggie frittata. Everything was seasoned well and came to the table hot with a nice presentation of small iron skillets on plates. We all agreed that we would come here again.
It was a good thing the food was out of this world and made up for everything else, because waiting an extra 30 minutes after our reservation and having to stand the entire time while other diners walked through the same foyer and right past those waiting to get to their buffet wasn't pleasant, it was awkward and uncomfortable.
This is specifically for the Thanksgving buffet. Food was good, but not stellar. Not that many options and most were barely warm. For the price, the value really wasn't there. Our server was totally checked out and any request required 2-3 reminders. We thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas buffet in 2016, but this one didn't impress.
Food was simply prepared and let the ingredients shine. The octopus app was very well done, texture was perfect and flavor spot on. Tomato red pepper soup was intensely flavored with red pepper and tomato as the main players. The spinach salad was again simple but perfectly put together; the King salmon dish with the corn relish was excellent and medium rare just as I ordered it. Finally the deconstructed pineapple upside down cake was delicious and the sour cream ice cream my favorite part of the dessert. Hotel Ella is an architectural gem and Godalls a great hidden surprise. Our first time there with many more in the future.
Pleasant atmosphere and the dishes were beautiful to look at. Sadly, the chicken salad I ordered was heavily salted, but the other dishes at the table, the beet salad and hummus appetizer, were good enough to make up for the chicken/salt salad. We sat outside on the front porch on a warm early fall day when traffic was at a minimum. Mature trees and well maintained grounds. The service was excellent.
We had a short time to kill while waiting for friends so we only ordered an app and a few side dishes. The hummus was outstanding with a slight kick but not spicy. The mac and cheese and whipped potatoes were great comfort dishes that hit the spot. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful about menu options.
Very nice dining experience ... lovely dining room and grounds.
Our server was very good ....
My only constructive criticism would be to have more items on the menu. More variety would be better...
The food that was offered was tasty and very well plated.... I just wanted more items to chose from.
The historic house turned hotel provides a wonderful atmosphere. The small grounds are pretty. Enjoyed the beautiful art decor in the dining room. The food was good. The only downfall to this chef-inspired restaurant was the waiter kept interrupting to make presentations. Everything from the appetizers to the bottled water to the main course required an explanation. I understand the food came from a well run and artisan kitchen but we really wanted to talk. Maybe we didn't appreciate it enough?!
I'd like to see an expanded menu but the lunch choices were sufficient and food was very good. It's just such a pretty and somewhat underserved part of Austin. Liked it a lot and will certainly go back.
Loved our lunch here.
The three of us had a fantastic lunch there on Memorial Day. The food was creative, delicious and prepared with the freshest ingredients! They adjusted some ingredients in my dishes to accommodate my food allergies without skipping a beat- and we all loved the results! Gracious staff, great low noise atmosphere filled with art- this is now on top of our Austin favorites!
We stopped by Goodall's for breakfast on a non-brunch day. It was nice to see options on the menu other than the typical sausage and eggs. Everything was delicious and the staff was very attentive. Its an inviting atmosphere that would be nice for a date or a family meal.
The food was quite bland and pretty tasteless despite a mouthwatering description by our server. Not much activity or business in the restaurant and lacked a crowd 'buzz'.
It was a wonderful Mother's Day experience!
We were entertaining friends from New Jersey and we were warmly welcomed as usual. Everything was perfect, and we could actually hear ourselves speak!
Went her for brunch with my son because we could make a reservation at the last minute. Very nice restaurant but the service was really slow. The server was good they just weren't getting things out of the kitchen fast enough. Only has one server on duty. Restaurant only about half full. Fool was pretty good, probably wouldn't go back though. Nowhere to park valet was
backed into the street with some kind of event.
Had our first dinner there this week. Very nice dining room, not too big which made for a nice ambiance, and when we were there they had a couple of large parties and just a couple other tables full. Not too busy for 8pm on a Friday night. Service was pretty good.
Food isn't cheap, but it's also not expensive - I'd say a nicely priced venue for the food you get. We ordered a couple apps - the broccoli beignets and the octopus. Beignets were 'good' but the octopus was really good. My wife and daughter loved it.
The kids had their own menu and food portions were good - standard kids fare so they had a burger and pasta. My wife had the brick chicken and I had the fish and chips. We both really liked our meals.
Had a dessert also, the brownie sundae. Very popular. Not overly huge for $12 but it was enough for 4 people who wanted just a taste and not to gorge ourselves.
Overall I'd recommend it and we'd go back again someday for sure.
Great food and service at Goodall's! Tasty food, and attentive wait staff. I liked the blending of historic and contemporary décor.
It was a breakfast place I chose to help celebrate our anniversary. Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Will recommend to everyone!
We ate breakfast on the patio and it was beautiful morning.