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Le Vacher

4.6
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66 Reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Le Vacher (meaning “The Herdsman”) celebrates the unifying power of food — breaking bread, forging connection, and creating memories. Head chef Jacob Euler imparts a sense of culinary heritage with a creative twist, focusing on classic French cuisine and artfully prepared local ingredients. The scenic Dripping Springs landscape, a familial tie-that-binds, creates the perfect backdrop for an evening of fantastic food and revelry.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 66 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SWFoodGuy
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food: We loved our dishes and food was well done.

Ambiance: Inside was great. It is in a multi use space next to a t mobile so not a standalone. We did not eat in the back outside but would like to next time.

Price: The food felt slightly overpriced for a restaurant in Dripping Springs. The drinks are very overpriced. I don’t think I’ve ever paid $16 for an old fashioned outside of a downtown type place in Austin/LA.

Servers: Everyone was great.

Overall I’d go back for good food but unfortunately wouldn’t go to just have drinks due to the markup. There’s plenty of good spots to get a cocktail that are in a better price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were sitting outside and the service seemed a little slow. Our server was very knowledgeable and sweet. The steak was amazing! We will be back!

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TeresaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful chance to experience a quality meal in Dripping Springs that is not usual American food. Each selection was wonderful and unusual. Service was great and quick. Desserts were top notch. We will definitely be back!

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SandyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

So Sunday's is ONLY for the Sunday Supper. It is good, however the online menu didn't make it seem like that, was under the impression you could do either/or. Our proteins were overcooked and a little dry, but the taste was good. Advice to them: change out the plates for the family sharing, they are too small as they are appetizer plates, not dinner plates. The asparagus didn't even fit on it. Addtionally, need to have more options for champagne by the bottle on the menu that is not over $120 p/bottle.

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vipSoriyaE
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience in Dripping! High-end "downtown Austin" type quality of food, service and cocktails with a very Country French feel in the Hill Country. So excited for this new option in fine dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All meals were excellent, service was excellent. Was not thrilled with their whiskey sour though. A bit too much on the sour side for me but I didn’t send it back. Noise level upstairs was a little quieter than the downstairs.

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Johnnyc
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect at Le Vacher. The staff were welcoming, attentive and provided us with socially distanced seating in their upstairs space which has very high ceilings and proper ventilation. My wife and I ordered the Butcher's cut beef and this was just the right size ans prepared exactly as we requested. This was accompanied by their Frites and salade verte which we both agreed were about the best we've ever had. The fries were crisp, well seasoned and served in a metal cup which retained heat. The salad was lightly dressed with very fresh, clod lettuces and other items and was superior to a usual side salad. Our only mild disappointment was the vanilla cake, it as somewhat dry and the buttercream was a bit too sweet. Overall we loved our experience and are delighted we now have such a quality restaurant choice here in Dripping Springs.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to eat at Le Vacher for our anniversary. We had the pork jowl, duck spaetzle, and lamb rack. The food was amazing, and service was top notch! Will definitely be returning!!!

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seanh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

From the front door greeting, to meeting Chef Jacob, and our final goodbyes with staff, this first visit to Le Vacher was terrific. We had an outdoor table reserved, and were initially disappointed to find none were available when we arrived, but the staff were so welcoming, and attentive to the evening being our anniversary, that the overbooking soon had little consequence on our overall experience. Our lead waitress, Caroline, was really pleasant, well informed, confident, and attentive to our questions about the dish preparations and portions, wine pairings, and desert options. The cocktails (Raspberry Gin Fizz and Finalamente) were elegantly crafted and displayed. We started with Pomme Croquettes and Steak Tartre - both very exciting and decadent. The duck, mushroom and spetzle dish was prepared to perfection to traditional European standards, and the bouillabaisse was transcendent - and this in central Texas Hill country! There were also charming surprises in presentation that made the evening very special (gratis champagne and a nice chocolate note on our desert). Contrary to French tradition, the to-go containers for our salads and dinner bits were entirely recyclable/compostable demonstrating an awareness beyond just hosting guests, and the dishes were still excellent the following day.
Dripping Springs and Austin are very fortunate to have this culinary and genuinely well done cultural addition to the dinning choices in the area. It is not a cheap meal - and you really do get what you pay for here (just don't sit outside, we later learned).
Thank you, we will certainly be back for brunch and more fine meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good - french bistro style. nice interior, but i noticed all the hard surfaces - might be loud in there once we can all go back to dining out.

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SueAnnaT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.

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TomJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, will definitely return. Service was excellent. Bella was our waitress and her performance, personality and attention was the best.

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KeeKeepmr
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had many of the dishes. A standout was the slider sharing plate!

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Sonny
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordered steak Med/Rare, was overcooked, chicken was burnt on the skin (really bad) but the inside was tasty. Redfish was very salty and overcooked. Cocktails were good. Sliders and breads were amazing. Staff was good, just need to get the small kinks out, waited to long to order after we were completed with appetizers and wine came after the dinner was served. We will go back and try again, we took pictures and posted and everyone asked why we didn't send back the chicken, it was that burnt. I will say yes on recommendation but will tell them to wait awhile.

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tennessees
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and the buildout is beautiful! Very well done! I would like to see more vodka cocktails added to the menu but everything was excellent.

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MarkL
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the redfish, perfectly cooked and very flavorful. Staff was very attentive and we had a great evening.

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vipMichellee1
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!!

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AmandaW
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Servers still seem to be learning the ropes. Surprised they didn’t have French liquors. Food was very good but not on par with pricing.

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Donna
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sunday family dinner - limited choices, out of fish. Never served the asparagus. The dessert for one in our party was served in a cracked jar.

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vipAnaE
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit to Le Vacher and the Sunday brunch was a way to try out different menu items. The redfish was a hit with my 9 year old and the different types of bread was also a winner. We can’t wait to comeback for dinner! So glad they decided to open up in. Dripping Springs!

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JohnP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive staff. Greeted during meal by GM. Food was delicious, appetizing in appearance, great presentation. Highly recommend — we’ll be back.

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vipJohnP
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best experiences we've had dining in or out in over a year. High quality in all ways. A little loud. Some improvement in timing and consistency. Some experience in wine menu but tiny tiny details comparative to the lack luster experiences we've had since shut down. Was so glad to see good spacing, safety above all. A high quality place comparative to Seattle or SF. We will be back.

Le Vacher
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so happy you had a great experience. We will be sure to keep an eye on our timing and wine training, we're always striving to make the experience better!

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LauraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Lovely menu. Scrumptious food. This was my second visit

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Krausermom
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We live in the area of the restaurant and were anxious to try it as a good restaurant is needed here. We are an older couple and wished we had been asked if upstairs was ok before the hostess led us up all the stairs as I have a bad ankle. Our server was friendly however I wish she had showed a little more personality and enthusiasm. Our food was all good, however our dessert cookies were a little dry. We will be back to try again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of five loved every dish- and we tried several to get a good sampling. The appetizers and small bites were all a hit. The roasted chicken was absolutely perfect. Cassoulet was a huge hit, with intense flavors. Redfish with creamed chard was nice. Steak was just slightly overdone. Crab add-on was a bit rich.
Chocolate shake for dessert was a delight. Wine list was superb.

It was pretty noisy earlier in our dinner but seemed to quiet down later. Servers were very nice, very efficient. Owner/chef paid a visit to make sure all was ok. We can’t wait to go back. A great addition to dining options in hill country

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Xxxxxxx
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

After reading the most recent reviews and expecting to be a little let down, I was pleasantly surprised overall, and will return

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous! We’ll definitely be back!

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nosa1nt
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing new dining experience for Texas Hill Country. The overall experience was outstanding. The menu is simple and complex all at the same time. My wife and I are already planning our next visit.

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Huskyman
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice. Happy to see well attended on a Sunday night under CV19. Good sanitation w all employees wearing masks.

Nice selections of breads and toppings to start, wife and I both had the Prix Fixe Sunday menu. Wagu beef as one of the entree’s (Redfish and a Hatch Chili Chicken were the others), choice of 3 veggies and Creme Brûlée to finish things off. Add one glass of Rosé and the total w tax was still under $100.

Very nice inside, not a 5 star but certainly 4. Very clean. A pretty drive from San Antonio

We shall be back.

Le Vacher
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We can't wait to have you back

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was second to none. We will definitely be back!

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Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Came for a date night. We enjoyed the food and thought it was good, but the desserts were just fine. The cake did not seem freshly baked. We were unhappy with our service. My husband ordered steak, and the server did not ask him how he wanted it prepared. He also charged us for a second Diet Coke (which he never brought), and charged us for an espresso after he informed us it was not available because the machine was broken. The service doesn’t match the level of the food and the price point.

Le Vacher
Responded on August 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing us as your date night destination on Thursday. I'm so sorry that the quality of our dinner outweighed your dessert and level of service. We appreciate the honest feedback around your dessert choice and level of service as it allows us an opportunity for training our staff. I hope that you will join us again in the near future so that, after some training and fine tuning, we can offer you the unforgettable dining experience that is Le Vacher's goal. Thank you again for your patronage and feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a new restaurant, they are still working out the kinks. Staff wasn’t super knowledgeable the drinks and food. Had young staff behind our table talking very loud the entire time we dined. The gin cocktail I ordered was not great, sour, without much else to it, made it hard to drink. The steak options were poor for the price, cheap cuts that were priced far too high. Skipped dessert, nothing jumped out at us.

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StephenM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Will be back again for sure.

Le Vacher
Responded on August 29, 2020

Thanks so much for coming in Stephen, and glad you enjoyed our Sunday Supper! Looking forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service and was aware it was my daughters birthday cause the read the notes I added to my reservation. Night couldn’t have been more special!

Le Vacher
Responded on August 29, 2020

So glad that we could provide you with an unforgettable experience! Looking forward to many more birthday celebrations with you. See you again soon!

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JulienneV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, truly exceptional. Ambience is casual considering the prices. Everything is expensive so will have to save it for special occasions. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Le Vacher
Responded on August 29, 2020

So glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience Julienne! We're very much looking forward to building on the decor and fine tuning our ambiance the longer we're open. Looking forward to seeing you again for your next special occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Le Vacher has promise. The fish dishes were cooked well. The steak, the wagu sliders, and the fries seemed like they were not cooked to order. (Also skip the chicken boudin - it seemed like it was a perfectly acceptable boudin blanc that not well served but the frying and topping with with bbq sauce i.e. resembled a chicken nugget). I appreciate the local sourcing on the tomato salad, but the tomatoes were incredibly unde-ripe. The service was enthusiastic and kind, but unpolished. All of that being said - I can see them working out all of the kinks and being a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vacher had a magical ambiance, delicious 5-star food, and attentive staff. Even the head chef came out to check on us. It was a great place for our girls night. Please go and check this fabulous place out!

Le Vacher
Responded on August 29, 2020

So glad that you had a wonderful girls night out! We're looking forward to having all of you back in again soon!

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vipDaveS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Get rid of paper napkins

Although wait staff was efficient and pleasant need more training is dropped food on table never cleaned up

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MichelT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good, ambience pleasant
Food was ok
On the negative side , out of 3 entrees, one was out ( even though our arrival was 5:30 pm and the other which was supposed to be Wagyu beef turned out to be skirt steak
Finally , wine prices were stiff: 4 times wholesale cost does not bode well for a restaurant in the suburbs
I hope le Vacher improves as I look forward to having a nice restaurant in our area

Le Vacher
Responded on August 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback and perspective Michel! Apologies for our misses on your first visit. We are hitting our stride with communication between the kitchen and service staff so our guests know about substitutions the kitchen has to make before they order. Looking forward to having you in again soon! Thanks again for your patronage!

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Le Vacher is rated 4.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

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.