Luties

4.6
63 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Husband-and-wife chef team Bradley Nicholson and Susana Querejazu feature ingredient-forward fare prepared with an elevated approach, influenced by their experiences cooking in acclaimed restaurants around the world.  The ever-changing, seasonal menus of Texas heritage cuisine spotlight local farmers and ranchers and reflect the chefs’ celebration of ingredients prepared with an understated simplicity.

Located on the storied architectural landmark, Commodore Perry Estate, the restaurant's name is a nod to the estate matriarch Nannie Lewette “Lutie” Perry.  The experience melds warm hospitality with the convivial spirit of the property’s Jazz Age legacy, transporting guests to a contemporary garden retreat overlooking lush estate grounds. 
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KiuZi
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best recent experiences of Austin's fine dining. 3 out of 5 foods that we ordered were amazing and the other 2 was really good. The service was also great in contract to online reviews I read before my visit and our waitress was very nice. Of course you'll get a fat check but I think it's worth it.

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Mara
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food, server and ambiance were amazing, but pacing was way off. Took about 15-20 min between bite size courses. So meal was over two hours long. We weren’t completely full but didn’t want to order an additional taste and have to wait for it.

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vipJenniferD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lutie's was a food experience. Every bite was amazing. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. This place is something special and more of a special occasion place. It's a bit on the pricey side, but a treat everyone should experience at least once.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Portions are unbalanced and it was very salty, heavy food which made us all feel bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Have been looking forward to this for months, but the food was underwhelming. The value was absolutely absurd and the options were limited. Not only were the plates microscopic, the food was simply not great. Honestly would not recommend. Go buy a lobster roll at Perla’s instead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Candice was great server who helped us with the menu. Everything was delicious.

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vipBrianB
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great, seating was uncomfortably crowded, disappointing food preparation and poor presentation. We were expecting much better from what we had read.

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vipMichelleR
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. Every dish, the wait staff, the wine— all 5 stars. We had the Bluefin tuna, the rockfish crudo, fois gras, scallops, and the creme caramel. I would recommend all of them, however the tuna and the creme caramel absolutely cannot be missed.

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Pasht
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The tables are super close together. My dining partner on the other side of the table was farther away than the next table. Food that we ordered was mediocre. Salmon and scallops did not smell or taste as fresh as I would expect from an establishment of this caliber. Service was attentive but also dismissive at the same time. We felt almost un-welcome. Overall, I really wanted to love it but it was an expensive and disappointing experience.

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vipginin
Austin
39 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space and exceptional food. I am happy for this husband wife team. Wish the bread wasn’t so expensive. I’d have ordered a dozen!!!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lutie's deserves all the praise it gets. The food, service, atmosphere, and décor are top notch. I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place tooks bits and pieces of what makes my heart happy and put it in a place and food. Beautiful ambiance and the food was fresh and very well plated and seasoned. Def worth the wait!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food and drink were all very good. Flies in the restaurant due to an open door, and very slow service (understaffed?) were the missteps that made this experience dissapointing

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vipLABW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and property. Food and service were top notch.

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StephanieG
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Reservations book quickly but it is definitely worth the wait. Don't skip the Aioli plate or the bread! The bbq scallions were some of the best I have ever had. What a great little gem tucked in a historical estate in the heart of Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book your reservation-JUST DO IT! Amazing

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vipJaclynD
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best meals I’ve had (maybe ever). Everything was so fresh and full of flavor. I was hesitant to go because of the hype of a new, fancy place in Austin - but the hype is warranted. There’s a reason why you can’t get a reservation until Fall. It’s that divine.

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vipJimS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

good food, nice atmosphere- weak bottle wine list and there is no option for cabernet sauvignon by the glass; seem to be holding on to old school thinking that wine list should reflect the food on the menu…rather than a balanced offering that can fit customer’s preferences

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TheDandalorian
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Great wine selection and strawberry soft serve. Food is sub-par and very pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere for a special occasion! This is one of the few places I’ve been in Austin where everyone was fairly dressed up. Bartenders are excellent and food is tasty. Note that if a wedding reception is happening the outdoor seating is practically a part of the reception, so you may want to ask about that before you go on a weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. The service was wonderful and the food is amazing! We will enjoy future dinners and celebrations here for sure!

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Jennifer
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, decor, service!! Will be back again and again!

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vipJennyZ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and the cocktails but the food was lacking flavor. We tried about 7 dishes and never finished one. We had high hopes for this new restaurant but left feeling disappointed by the food.

The bread and kouign Aman ice cream was the best things we had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very fresh and overall great tasting. Only thing that was not on point is the scallops came out cold. This was a cooked dish so that was a bit disappointing. Overall I would try again to taste some of the other menu items.

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David
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious, and the portions were well-sized, about exactly as described. The waiter was very friendly and familiar with the offerings. Temperature inside was a bit frigid, but we were able to sit outside which was very beautiful - the weather was perfect and the surroundings are lovely. The "green plate" was a bit gritty, but we still ate every bite. The bbq scallops were outstanding. The prices are were quite high as compared to the usual places we go, but not shockingly so, given the surroundings and positioning of the restaurant. Our dinner for two, one entree, two appetizers, one dessert, and an iced tea, totaled $125 before tip.

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vipmoloho
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and friendly staff. Food and Cocktails were good. Expensive. Staff were straw tasting several customer’s cocktails. At $17, I’d like all of my cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The overall experience was meh. Our waitress was inattentive and unable to provide much menu guidance or enthusiasm. The table was small crowded and loud. Our salmon was undercooked and over salted. We skipped dessert as the rest of the experience was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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KaceyA
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Uncomfortable dining experience, staff seemed awkward and unsure of the venue ambiance / vibe. Food was decent, drinks were better. Place was “fully booked” but 75% empty.

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AmeliaM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The food was incredible, the Estate Bread is a MUST! Candice, our waitress, was fantastic, super helpful with the menu, and provided great service! The atmosphere is gorgeous and intimate - definitely a special spot in Austin. My husband and I cannot wait to go back!

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vipCayhen
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful from the restaurant to the food and drink. We sat outside and it was a lovely experience from start to finish. We’ll be back!

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AnnaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! One of the best dining experiences in Austin.

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vipMadeline
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED Luties and will 100% be back soon. The service really stands out from other nice spots in Austin, from the hosts to the server who helped us pick the best food and wine I’ve had in a while. It was a lively atmosphere and the decor is so fun. Every dish we had was great, and considering the quality I think the price was very fair. I’ll definitely be booking more nights here when there’s someone in town or something to celebrate.

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vipCCTX
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Charming decor but there are several issues that need to be addressed to make this new restaurant worth the price. The menu is 1)extremely limited and 2)pretentious with obscure items or inadequately described items (eg, “aioli” for $34!!! No mention of what goes with the aioli!!). The wait staff make you feel like you’ve committed a crime if you want to order a dish just for yourself rather than sharing. Really?? Can’t I order what I want without committing a moral infraction? The wait staff does not tell you what the price is of the two main entrees when one inquires what they are, putting the guest in the embarrassing position of having to ask. Service was slow, especially for drinks. We had to hail two other servers to finally get some wine. We won’t be going back anytime soon.

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ReaganS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with wonderful staff. Our waitress was so kind and fantastic at her role. The roasted lettuces were my favorite pick of the night and the strawberry soft-serve with espresso made for a fabulous finale.

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vipJannaV
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

What Beautiful Decor! Our Server was very nice but lacked expertise on the menu. We had to ask her lots of questions to understand more about the dishes. The menu itself doesn’t do the dishes justice. Everything is lumped in one category and the descriptors aren’t necessarily amazing sounding. Also, our server encouraged us to order all the dishes we wanted at one time and the kitchen would course them. Unfortunately, that did not happen-we got everything on our tiny table all at once. The dishes were good but having all of it at once didn’t really allow us to thoroughly enjoy each one. A plus is that the server recognized that it all came out at once and apologized. This is a new restaurant so it’s understandable there are still some kinks to work out. I hope they do and do it soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful, great service, beautiful venue, amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and a phenomenal menu!!

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vipSanAntonioAustin
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming restaurant that delivers superb cocktails, attentive service and delicious food. Give it a try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant I’ve found in Austin so far. Feels like you’re in France!

FAQs

Luties is rated 4.6 stars by 63 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.