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Knotty - Knotty Deck and Bar, Austin, TX

Knotty Deck and Bar

3.9
3.9
134 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Knotty Deck & Bar menus focus on the wonderful indigenous offerings of Austin. Executive Chef Kent Hargrove’s farm-to-table approach highlights fresh, local ingredients drawing inspiration from the great diversity of the Lone Star State. Our skilled team of bartenders focuses on creating craft cocktails and pouring Austin's finest local beers.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Lounge, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 795-6100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kent Hargrove

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining by reservation only.

  • Neighborhood

    North Central

  • Parking details

    Self-parking and Valet options available at Renaissance Austin Hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Great local acts performing weekly!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. A

    Ajax10

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Knotty Deck was great. But, OpenTable reservation system did not work as expected. Although we reserved through OpenTable, there was no record of our reservation when we arrived at Knotty Deck. Knotty Deck staffed explained that OpenTable does not communicate with them, so any reservation made through OpenTable is not received by Knotty Deck. Suggest this issue is addressed to avoid future confusion and unnecessary delays.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We placed a reservation through open table and the restaurant said they had no idea people would put reservations down on mew years eve. They said they are under staffed and the kitchen is paused and would be a 45 min wait. They didn’t have a table available out side available for us. We waited the 45 min and still hadn’t received our drinks. I asked for another update and he went through the same script as when I first got there explaining the kitchen is still paused and it would be 45 min. He still hadn’t even brought us our wine so we went to estancia Brazilian steakhouse and had an amazing time there.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No tenían ni respetaron la reservación, negaron tener vínculo con Open Table.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The kitchen ran out of food. There’s no music on the deck. It was extremely disappointing on NYE. Usually go downtown but thought we would try north Austin.
  5. DF

    DtownFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good quality food with a lovely ambiance. The burgers and tortilla soup are excellent. The drinks were great. Our server, Drew, was on top of everything and promoted the food well. The patio vibe was good, and the music was on point during our time there.
  6. KK

    KeeKeepmr

    Austin

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food could improve! Service great and good drinks. Waiter was a very personable guy.
  7. TM

    TonyaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The Renaissance Hotel has truly gone downhill. The restaurant was not kept up, and there was not enough staff. Our lunch experience took 2 hours due to poor service. The overall appearance was not tidy, and we will not be going back. Far below Marriott quality. We are Gold members so, we know the set expectation of this company and the management is obviously far below it.
  8. NH

    Nikk2Horace

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Waited forever and a half to get a menu book, which was missing the dinner menu, so had to wait even longer for someone to come to the table to let them know, then wait for them to come back. Waiter put my drink down and didn’t even look in my direction, as he was busy chatting it up with the table next to me. Mac and cheese, award winning where? huge chunks of salty bacon, uninspired boxed shells and unseasoned cheese. Tortilla soup was okay. Just okay. Ribeye was lukewarm, but good. I will not be back, ever.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was by far the worst experience with a restaurant I’ve had in a long time. We reserved a table at 11:45 and arrived to find them still cleaning the floors and were told that they would not be opening until 12 o’clock. After checking again at 12, they were still not open and there was no sense of urgency in getting us into the restaurant. 12:15 rolls around and we are still not able to enter the restaurant but noticed a large party of 12 people just walk through the wet floor at the opening of the restaurant and seat themselves. We went to the host stand which was unattended and waited for a staff member to seat us and none arrived. We left and went to another restaurant. We will not be back.
  10. MP

    MitchP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The menu and food were excellent. Not buffet but to order. Strangely empty for 10:30 on a Sunday for brunch, but that was just fine with us. The deck is supposed to be nice, but it was a bit chilly and windy that morning, so I can't really speak to it. Definitely going back soon as there are a bunch of other items on the menu that I'd like to try.
  11. L

    Lefty

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been staying in the hotel and dining here for over 10 years. This time it seemed lost in time; we tried it on four different occasions. If it was not in the hotel and therefore convenient we would most likely not frequent it.
  12. MB

    MichelleB

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ambience was great we were in the private room we had a special menu we had chef created beet salad (not pictured) and a tomato bique soup (not pictured) as well. The desert was a little dry but edible. The Food was absolutely delicious and the candle lit set up with the rose made the evening special. There was music playing in the other room but didn't over shadow the mood at all. We will definitely be back for more .
  13. j

    jgbros

    Austin

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Having a meal at a hotel is always chancy but that's what life is about. The Knotty Deck was an almost bullseye. Waitress was very good. Drinks were good, the bar offered a vesper (the original Bond martini) but I felt like I caught them off guard when I ordered it. I know that's a pet peeve of some bartenders, i.e. people ordering exotic drinks, but don't offer a drink you feel uptight about. FYI It's not that difficult a drink to make Menu is nice, good choices but here's the rub food was served tepid and not to my Valentine's request way to make a guy good bad. I had the feeling that if we had salad and burger things would have been good. But I question the kitchens abilities to produce the fine dining choices on offer. If you're offering a pricey special Valentine's meal you have to execute.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Will definitely visit again!
  15. NP

    NicoleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt best food we've had since moving to the Austin area. We happened to come in on a night that was quite slow, which probably helped, but the server was fantastic, clearly experienced. We wanted to enjoy a drink before ordering our meal, and he told us that when we picked up our menus that was his signal we were ready. I loved that he did that, because I hate having servers hovering around constantly or taking too long to come back. The food was amazing! We had the fried brie appetizer, burger with fries, and pasta. I definitely recommend all three. We will be back!
  16. D

    Delfino

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The Knotty Deck and Bar used to be really good. The quality of food and service has deteriorated.
  17. S

    Sage

    Austin

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Their Mac & cheese is one of the best. REALLY. Their fish tacos are one of the worst Their Garden pasta is very good Server was grouchy, but manager made up for the lousiest stale shell fish tacos we had, plus one of the mac & cheese dishes we ordered (3) was to be with no bacon, instead all 3 were served with bacon.
  18. HK

    HeatherK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived for our reservation, which was made a few days prior, and were anticipating a great meal outside on the deck. Instead, we were immediately told that their menu had been changed from what had been payed online when I made the reservation, the night before, due to an anima convention being hosted at the hotel. Now the menu was full of Mac and cheese and hot dogs. This was incredibly disappointing as we were hoping for an adult menu and not something my five year.old would eat.
  19. G

    Gail

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  20. SC

    StephenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were looking for a light lunch on Christmas afternoon, and the Knotty Deck was perfect. Good food and welcoming service.
  21. HN

    HappyNHouston

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely Thanksgiving Day buffet. The prime rib was superb. Loved the mashed potatoes. The cranberries were delicious. Best pumpkin pie.
  22. KG

    KimberleyG

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was alright, but certainly didn't need reservations. It was disappointing to have TVs everywhere in a sports bar atmosphere when we expected a nice, upscale restaurant. The food was good and the service was as well, but we'll pick someplace else for that upscale dinner next time.
  23. R

    Rawhide

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent value. The salads and appetizers are fantastic. Will definitely return. Well worth the price of admission.
  24. AM

    AramM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service , food , drinks, very friendly and welcoming.
  25. AP

    AshaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    we had a great time and a wonderful experience but just that they couldn't do anything for birthday. we were a total of 9 of us and 4 of them were celebrating their birthdays.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Still awaiting Open Table credit!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced! I recommend trying the spare boar ribs.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Knotty Deck and Bar sits in a gorgeous location. The outdoor patio was stunning. The hotel and restaurant looked very upscale. The food looked amazing but there wasn't anything special about the taste. I ordered Wildberry pancakes with a prickly pear margarita butter and the Chilaquiles. I would eat here for dinner if I was staying at the hotel, but would not go out of my way to visit this place or eat breakfast there again.
  29. ML

    MLLGP

    New England

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    This was a disappointing experience. We arrived on time and there was no hostess. The sign said Please be Seated, so we chose a table. We waited almost 10 minutes before anyone came near our table. Someone brought us water, but didn't say a word to us. Then we never saw another server again. After about 20 minutes, we left
  30. RF

    ReginaldF

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my second time eating at this restaurant. During both visits Adrian was my waiter. He was very helpful with suggestions from the menu and he followed up with me to make sure my experience was awesome. I will return to this restaurant the next time that I’m in the area.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu differed from what you have posted. Much smaller, very disappointing
  32. MV

    MarielV

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I would recommend this place for drinks and the view outside the patio. The food lacked flavor and did not taste fresh. We also came after a big group of people dining so they had a separate menu to accommodate the people dining in after that large party but still, the fish and brisket tacos tasted so bland and the flour tortilla was not fresh tasting anymore. It was $15 for 3 mini tacos with little cheese on top and pickled veggies. Servers were attentive though, that’s a plus! Oh, and the drinks were good.
  33. AP

    AndyP

    Central Texas

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We made reservations for a Friday night at 7:15pm only to show up and there was a sign saying seat yourself. So we sat down and waited for the busboy to clean our table. After reviewing the skimpy menu we got up and left as it was obvious this was not a 4 star restaurant. This is a bar that serves food. Not a sit down restaurant you may want to take a date to on a Friday evening.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Where is mu Opne Table credit. We were 30 minutes late due to the weather????
  35. A

    Ambient

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really good appetizers. You need to get the guacamole. It's great. Lamb is good too and even the basics (breadsticks) are really good.
  36. E

    Ed1900

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a while!
  37. TH

    TishH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    I book a reservation to celebrate Father's Day with my husband and was eager to enjoy a restaurant that was rated as the top 20 Best Restaurants for breakfast. There were only two tables with guests in this large restaurant. The ambiance was excellent. But the Eggs Benedict was just average, nothing to write home about. Our coffee was $4 a cup which tasted like basic drip coffee. Overall, the food was average set to an incredible atmosphere lending itself to being quite pricey for the taste. Wouldn't repeat the experience, unfortunately.
  38. NB

    NathaliaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation and our table was not available when we arrived there.
  39. MB

    MichaelB

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No one in the restaurant should have been a clue. Food was mediocre at best. My wife felt terrible upon leaving restaurant. We will NEVER do back there. Even service was poor, server almost forgot to bring water. For place being almost empty, service was slow.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Went during Valentine's, and the food took forever to come out, however it was really good. This Time, the food came out quick, however it was just average in taste. So I guess it is hit or miss with this place .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Knotty Deck and Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for Knotty Deck and Bar

9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Central

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Lounge, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self-parking and Valet options available at Renaissance Austin Hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kent Hargrove

  • Entertainment

    Great local acts performing weekly!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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