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Coastal Italian Cuisine & Handcrafted Cocktails - Laurel, Austin, TX

Laurel

3.8
3.8
116 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in Hotel Viata in the scenic neighborhood of West Lake Hills just outside of Austin, Laurel highlights authentic coastal Italian cuisine with seasonal and local ingredients. Each experience is complemented by an extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails curated by expert sommeliers and mixologists.

Nestled in Texas Hill Country, Laurel offers the perfect blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch dining experiences. Unwind on the outdoor patio designed for al fresco dining, complete with a grand fireplace to warm your meal under the stars.

Join us for live music on Friday and Saturday nights or Happy Hour every day from 4pm to 6pm. Visit us and make Laurel Restaurant your go-to spot for unforgettable moments, unique culinary experiences, and satisfying libations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 306-6400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ben Warden
  • Neighborhood
    West Austin / Westlake
  • Cross street
    Bee Caves and 360 Highway
  • Parking details
    Covered Parking Garage same area as the Hotel
  • Entertainment
    Laurel features live music multiple days a week, performed by some of the most talented jazz musicians in Austin.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    30% OFF Wine Bottles at Laurel Restaurant & Bar!
    Wine Wednesday Photo
  • Laurel Restaurant Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Laurel's 5-course tasting menu takes you on a journey through expertly paired courses and wines.
    Laurel Restaurant Tasting Menu Photo

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Austin

    Romantic

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Austin

    Romantic

116 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst experience - 12:30 reservation. Ordered Avocado toast as soon as we sat down - you can’t get drinks until you get food - the time is now 1:27p and we’ve still not gotten said food. We wasted an hour at this restaurant for them to only offer to bag our food to go - which I paid for and LEFT. I did not make reservations to sit at a table for an hour to drink water and then get avocado toast to go. I think it’s only fair to refund my money. Would NOT recommend Laurel to anyone EVER!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table for two in a quiet corner. Our waiter Simo was wonderful. Everyone was very nice to us. The service was great. It took a little time for the entrees to come out, but they were worth the wait. The food was excellent.

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  3. Meredith

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken was dry. No bar service. Large loud party seater right next to is in fairly empty restaurant.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant and wonderful service. Unfortunately, the food was not good. We wanted very much to like everything as the servers were incredibly kind and efficient, but from the bread to the entrees, we didn’t like it.

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  5. cpinkerton

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great and Simo was the best server!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible experience. We came for Mother’s Day. We were not told that water was 7$. Two cocktails and water was already 100$. The waiter was terrible. Got way too close to me and my spouse. Invaded our personal space and made us both very uncomfortable. Food was terrible and over salted. No music just people talking. We all wanted to leave and cut our losses but we gave them a chance. Over 400$ dinner not worth 20$. Would have better food and service at McDonald’s. Never coming back.

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  7. Perfection

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, ambiance for Mother's Day. It is always the same for us, we will return to a place if the food is bad to give it another try if the service warrants it. The service started great then got really bad toward the end. We were noticing other tables that showed up after us getting their food before us, and empty drinks is never good. It got so bad, I signed the food receipt, assuming that my reservation had a credit card on file. I left to get our vehicle, rest of the family stayed around taking pictures, we even took pictures outside the hotel (which is lovely) so basically 20 minutes? Then after leaving, only then did someone call me to say I had not left my card for payment. Our waitress never was around. So that can be approved for sure. (I payed btw, not dine and dash) :)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely disappointed in the Mother's Day Brunch in 2024. Our service (lack of) was unacceptable. Not sure of our the wait staff was brand new but nobody seemed to have a clue during this shift. Ordering was difficult and didn't understand what a mimosa carafe was even though it was the feature of the menu. FInally after much delay brought it and then no glasses. Food comes, no silverware. We asked for these items multiple times to multiple wait staff before they were delivered. I have been to Laurel for dinner before and had a good experience. Brunch, and in particular a special holiday brunch, was not worth it at all and the service was so lousy, we won't be back for brunch again. Perhaps the pre-set tip didn't help as no one had any incentive to do their job and unfortunately it showed.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very poor experience , it seems more like a Hotel Cafeteria than a Real Restaurant. Considering the Hotel’s Location we expected much more .

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  10. JaniceS

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice lunch menu with great food. Our server, Luis, went above and beyond!

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FAQs

Laurel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 306-6400.

Laurel is rated 3.8 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Laurel

320 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bee Caves and 360 Highway
  • Neighborhood
    West Austin / Westlake
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Covered Parking Garage same area as the Hotel
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ben Warden
  • Entertainment
    Laurel features live music multiple days a week, performed by some of the most talented jazz musicians in Austin.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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