Hestia

4.8
314 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Hestia, named after the Greek goddess of the hearth, is a modern live-fire grill house. Dishes find inspiration from a custom 20-ft hearth which anchors the kitchen and dining room. Our menus offers an opportunity to explore and showcase techniques that highlight the role of fire in food.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 314 people are saying
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4.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSherylF
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin, Rachel, and Jackson were amazing!!! Great everything!!!!

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marff
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dishes and very unique takes on dishes. I liked the option of having the waitress design a menu for us.

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nezr36
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"There will be stories written celebrating all the beautiful food that we had this evening… Thank you so much it was truly exceptional" - Melissa

I think she summed up the evening.

Cheers
Anez Vargas

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vipCanary
Austin
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining in Austin. Food and service are outstanding and a great value.

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AnnetteA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too small portions for the price. Nice vibe and very good service

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vipGailK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Austin visiting our son and wanted to try a restaurant where we had not previously dined. A friend sent me a list from Food&Wine and that is how we ended up at Hestia.
We had outside cocktails at Kalimoxto both before and after dinner. It was without a doubt one of the best meals we have ever had. Such an interesting menu. Service was fabulous. Will definitely go back!

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Gosia
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a very pleasant experience. Too noisy for my taste, and being sat just in front of the kitchen isn't my choice, so next time we go there I'm going to decline that table if they try to seat me there. Also, they set a limit for 1.5h for dinner, which I'm not fond of. I felt rushed and I don't like to be rushed. Not enough wine and whisky selection for me. Cute that they "serve" you the bill in a box LOL very European! Generally I like this place, service impeccable, and the food is exquisite but it's not perfect. Outstanding appetizers: carpaccio with a twist and burnt ends were cooked to perfection. Flavor profile amazing too. I like that the chef takes from Texan culinary traditions and keeps it local. The entrees could use a touch more of cooking for me, though seasoning is close to perfect. I understand that in a chef-owned and run restaurant they "know" what temperature they want to cook their meat, but that very heavy on the stomach aged beef was not tender being cooked medium rare; to me it was at times chewy and not warm enough. That needs improvement. The dessert was outstanding, also within the Texan tradition. The worst part if that they don't serve espresso, and that's kind of embarrassing for a restaurant like Hestia, especially that after such a heavy meal it's unreasonable not to have a proper drink or an espresso! So, Dear Chef Fink, please buy an espresso machine because otherwise I may not be willing to go back as eagerly as I would, if you had one. If you can't afford it, I'll be happy to oblige and buy you a proper espresso machine for your otherwise exquisite restaurant ;) I'd love to return!

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BethA
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we’ve eaten in over 10 years of Austin dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth the experience if you are a Foodie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most memorable meal we've had in years in Austin! The scallops with pear foam, the scallops, the broccoli in a light cream sauce, the chicken entree....all outstanding! A pricey meal, but we will be back!

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EthanW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Little pricy but worth it! All the associated restaurants are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin is hands down the best server ever. He has a great personality and on top of that is so knowledgeable with cocktails, wine and food! Definitely a server you must request!

Bussers, (although I did not catch their names) were prompt to pick up any empty dishes or any plates I pushed away from being too full. (Had they stayed there too long I may have left TOO full)

As far as the food goes, BLOWN AWAY. Ordered the tasting menu by myself and I could not get enough of every dish. Definitely left full and satisfied. The staff and kitchen do an amazing job of coursing everything out accordingly. Each dish was mind blowing and the food runners were definitely knowledgeable with ingredients (kudos Rebecca couldn’t get enough of you) .

Being valentines weekend, very understandable that this place may have been busy but the hostess still accommodated me even though I was late for my reservation: They were so understanding and still very welcoming! I didn’t catch their names but I so wish I could shout them out.

And last but not least, management team. Thank you so much for visiting my table often. As a single diner it gets pretty lonely and I could tell you made the effort to come and greet me and ask about my experience multiple times. There are not many managers that care for a single diner! Thank you so much!

The only irritating part of my evening was leaving!!! If I could stay here forever I would! Unfortunately people have lives to live. I will definitely be back every time I’m in Austin. Great job Hestia Team! I couldn’t have dreamt of a better dining experience.

***Special shout out to Zanil. You made the experience amazing by coming to the table. Thank you so much!

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vipBitchyNYer
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Bring dishes out way too fast, 3/4 of our order came out in the first 15-20 mins, lots of different servers and busers constantly in and out, it felt very rushed and distracted. Exactly what I disliked about Emmer and Rye. It was also extremely cold heat was not turned up to compensate for the drafty windows. I was freezing cold the entire meal.

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Unhappy
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
127 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Its definitely a must try for foodies. I loved the service, the creativity and the effort that went into every dish. I have to say for me, however, the flavors just didnt make. We ordered the broccoli dish, it was interesting, fun, but flavors weren't memorable and the temperate wasnt great, the broccoli was grilled, but there was a creme sauce which wasnt warm or cold, but somehow changed the food temp. I know, picky of me, but weird to eat a cooked broccoli dish with a cool sauce. Next was the cabbage dish which was certainly more inventive then the broccoli..clearly A LOT went into the dish. It was good, but underperformed in taste. Worth trying though.
My partner ordered the pork chop and I ordered the halibut. She liked her pork chop, I'm afraid I didnt like the halibut at all, but that was my fault. It was sitting in some kind of broth which is not how I like my fish. I should have read the menu more carefully.
So this is to say, I'm glad we tried it. It was fun, different, interesting. We just weren't wowed by the flavors...but I still recommend giving it a try.
It's worth the food adventure at least once.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire team was so helpful and inviting. Watching the kitchen work was so captivating. Sam and Justin made my birthday the best. Definitely recommend the chefs tasting menu and ALL of the desserts.

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Scook
Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. They did an amazing job helping us celebrate. There was a signed anniversary card at our table but the staff! We did the chefs tasting menu with the wine paring. Every course was delicious and very well paired wine.
We will definitely come back!

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vipnewyorkaustin
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best restaurants I'm Austin right now. This was our second visit in less than 2 weeks and everything was great - from the ambience, to the service and food.

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vipSteveK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Definitely save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Austin.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance. Innovative menu and great cocktails!

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vipMrsPickyDiner
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give this place six stars.
The chef’s tasting exceeded expectations. Who knew that peach foam on your oysters could be not only tasty but amazing? The only sad part of the meal was when I reached the sirloin course and was unable to do more than sample it because I was so full. Be sure to go for the wine pairing. With luck you’ll get the server who started his career as a sommelier.Highly recommended by a very particular diner.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Timing of each course coming to the table was perfect. And the food was to die for. I will definitely be flying back to Austin soon for a return trip.

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TRED
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner! The Food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! One of the best meals I've ever had. Beautiful service and presentation. The food was absolutely fantastic. Love the small plates dining, got to taste so many great dishes. The open hearth kitchen made it a very special experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a friend in from Dallas and he was a big foodie so I knew that I had to pick something special to impress him. I’ve been to Hestia once before and had such a great experience I thought I would bring him here. And he loved every single dish. The only thing is that they were out of the basque cheesecake but other than that it was a perfect meal

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MadelineG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hestia was fantastic! The whole experience was lovely. Our party of four ordered the chef's sampler with the wine pairing. Had two food allergies in the group and the Hestia team handled it with no fuss/made it look easy. Each server who delivered a course was a gem and knowledgable about the plate. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love coming to Hestia! The staff here is nothing short of amazing. Justin, Valentina, Tavel, and so many more. Everyone pitches in to make you feel welcome, and enjoy your experience to the fullest. The food is simply exquisite! Everything is loaded with so much unique flavor, and presentation. Dinner at Hestia every weekend is a no brainer! We always leave here counting the days to come back! I love the “Tasting Menu”. I get this option every single time, you get to fully experience Hestia and all that it offers!

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JoshuaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an excellent prix fixe meal - one highlight was the scallops (incredible and light), and another was meeting Tavel who got me excited to try the sourdough ice cream for my dessert. It lived up to the high expectations he set! I'll not only be back, but will continue to recommend Hestia to friends.

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HaileyC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dessert is outstanding, main courses delicious, not too crazy on appetizers.

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micheller
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior was minimalist, elegant, cozy. The staff was very nice and helpful. Not at all pretentious. The food was impeccable. Everything was thoughtfully produced with complex layers of flavor, innovative concepts, and beautiful arrangements. The chocolate panna cotta was like performance art! The best part- we actually walked away full and content. We loved this place. We hope to see them succeed among the best of fine dining in Austin.

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vipSaraB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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MarkM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a brilliant restaurant with unique dishes and a comfortable environment.
Don't miss it!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs menu experience was amazing!

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vipTONIA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience ! One of our favorites when we come to town !

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Kirsten
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally nothing could have been better during our dinner at Hestia. They accommodated our group my letting is switch to a table, were very informative and clearly passionate about the menu, the music was not too loud or stuffy (kudos for playing Tom Misch), and the food was obviously amazing. Beautifully presented, interesting, tasty.... nothing more to say! It’s nice to have veggie menu items have as much interested as steak. Definitely recommend!

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vipamhr
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I made reservations last minute and did not know much about the restaurant. We decided to try the chefs’s tasting menu which proved to be the best decision EVER! Absolutely one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The staff was wonderful! Thank you for making our trip memorable. We will be back for sure!

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Next to perfect.
Amazing food!
Only complaint is the sound. This is an unusually loud location, guess there's not a whole lot they can do about it. Turn up the music to drown out the cackle coming from the party of four!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Austin, no question!

FAQs

Hestia is rated 4.8 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Hestia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/hestia/giftcards.

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.