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Nido, Austin, TX

Nido

4.5
4.5
202 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Luxury takes root in the heart of Austin at Nido, bringing the charm of the area together with the culinary techniques of coastal Europe, all perched above Lady Bird Lake and the energetic cityscape.

Nido is located on the rooftop of The Loren at Lady Bird Lake - recently named by Forbes as "one of the hottest hotel openings in the world." Led by Executive Chef Brad McDonald, Nido nods to the surrounding and native Hill Country, giving diners a one-of-a-kind respite to experience worldly-travel through food. Nido’s selection of carefully crafted, seasonal menus are internationally-inspired with a focus on classical technique.

Reservations are available for inside the dining room and the dining tables in the bar. Lounge seating is available on a walk in basis in the bar and on the terrace for drinks and snacks.

Valet parking is complimentary in our garage.

For more information, please visit https://www.thelorenhotels.com/cuisine/restaurant and follow @Nidoatx on Instagram.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 580-1183

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for scenic views

  • Austin

    Great for scenic views

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  1. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service I’ve ever had and food was amazing. The scenery was amazing and would love to go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Sam is one of the best servers I've ever experienced... Great restaurant, great food , exceptional service! Thank you team nido for the top notch dining experience! From the hostess the server the food to the ambience this restaurants Michelin star is well on it's way.... salute team nido!! 💪🏼🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🥂
  3. FM

    FormerMsAustinPlus

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The night was spectacular! We were celebrating Yvonne’s birthday and new beginnings. We also celebrated a 34 year friendship. The staff was impeccable. The cuisine was exquisite. The ambiance and atmosphere were perfect. The view of the lake and lit buildings were the perfect back drop to the awesomely curated evening. As the evening progressed we were pleasantly surprised with each detail opening up like a lotus flower. It was so magical. With joyful surprise after surprise. The wine was a perfect red wine. Not too dry at all. The signature pineapple mocktails were delicious. The birthday dessert was a perfect pallet of sweet and not too sweet. Of the two exquisite cuisines we were quite charmed and pleasantly surprised with the creamy green broccoli pasta that won the evening by a very slim narrow margin over the delicious salmon creation. Both cuisines were highly recommended by our extra special help for the lovely evening. The amazing server made everything 100 times more special. Wow! We are natives and long time residents of Austin, TX and we left a timeless evening we will never forget. Thank you so much for the sincere welcoming warmth in our heart city.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I will not be back here. I have never experienced service this slow. Literally served a single drink in 90 mins and it wasnt busy
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is phenomenal not looking forward to when the rest of austin finds this place
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our date night was wonderful thanks to the staff & chef @ Nido. It’s a must!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great experience. Would come back again for many reasons
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, great ambiance, amazing downtown views. Short rib was amazing, as well as the Brussel sprouts, mushrooms were a bit too “earthy”/dry for us. Duck was really tasty!
  9. LS

    LisaS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Night! Wonderful ambiance, beautiful and delicious food, and of course Stellar view. Cruz our waiter was super fun and helpful. Definitely going back. 1 Annoying thing: I had made Res + called "live" day of to confirm and speak about what kind of table I would prefer. When we arrived the hostess (very nice) took us DIRECTLY to the worst table in the house- right by the Kitchen door, as far away from the windows and view as you could get. Of course we politely declined the worst table in the house but it did bug us....I was with my sister... so I guess they thought 2 women... not "Insta-worthy".....ya know?Stick um at the bad table. That said: we simply asked to be seated on the terrace at an available table and we were. From there on- Great night!
  10. WG

    WendyG

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was excellent, decor was beautiful and view was outstanding! Can't wait to go back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best new restaurant experiences to come around in years! The space and view are incredible of course. But it’s the quality of the hospitality and food that really set it apart. 100% recommend!
  12. AB

    AngelaB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is incredible!! SO good, from the brussel sprouts to the octopus caviar, to the risotto, amazing flavors!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was expensive which I don’t usually mind but the food was just okay. We had the Brussel sprout salad, raw octopus, duck breast and chocolate ganache. If I go back I would pick something different because the plates (despite the ingredients) were underwhelming. The views are beautiful so i guess that’s really what you’re paying for. Acoustics in the room were off - I could hear people’s conversations at the table across the room which was unpleasant. Service was subpar for what you would expect at a place with these prices.
  14. f

    f00d

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    great decor, view and ambiance some food items great. some verging on gross. overall good service but never sought to ask how the food was or why we left the majority of a dish untouched extremely small portions
  15. a

    amym

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food was fine but not spectacular. Restaurant was freezing. No signage, very hard to find. Interior is amazing, will only go back for drinks outside or in bar. Not worth the effort for level of food/service with just interior view.
  16. DP

    DanielP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch. Would return any time. Weather kept us ion but the deck looked amazing.
  17. JW

    JillW

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great view and food! We'll definitely go back
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space. Excellent service and food quality
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent as well as the ambiance. Wished we had the table next to the window or outside. I think I requested those seats when I booked about a month in advance which is part of the reason I booked here. The food was very good but I wouldn’t say the entree selections were distinctive from other establishments alike. I had the short rib and it was very tender and flavorful. It came on a bed of grits. Don’t get me wrong, still very good but for the price of the dish, this wasn’t unique. My wife ordered salmon which came on a plate of beans. Just beans. The salmon appeared seared and it was so tender it tasted undercooked and the texture was hard to get passed at that point. She ended up returning that plate. The manager came out and was extremely pleasant. He immediately took care of the order for her and we replaced the dish with another recommendation: the risotto. My wife loved it. The wine selection suggested as well as the cocktail were very good. All in all, every thing was very good although we wished we had the view we wanted. We did enjoy the experience and environment. I’m not sure we will come back, however it was a nice change up from many of the other favorite frequents we go to in the area. Perhaps a cocktail again sometime.
  20. EG

    EuniceG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is great but the food was amazing. Get the caviar. Treat yourself
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The food is definitely lacking in all areas. Only go here for drinks and to sit on the patio. Do not go here to eat.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Our server and the espresso martini was great but everything else was meh. Also had to wait 15 minutes after our reservation time in the crowded lounge.
  23. SD

    SD20

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great! We had the bluefin tuna, scallops and octopus carpaccio to start and they were all delicious. We also shared the short rib w/ a side of pomme puree and I was scraping the bowl afterwards, it was so tasty! Definitely recommend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The drinks were great! The food on the other hand may need some re-thinking. Would be a great spot to come to for just drinks and a view!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good, but the service was poor. The view is amazing and the atmosphere is pleasant but the service was not worth what we paid for. Big disappointment:(
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, great view and restaurant decor. Service was wonderful and all of the staff were attentive and knowledgeable.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Overall this experience was lacking in a couple of areas. We requested a patio seat and didn’t receive one. We also arrived late, which they accommodated very well. Our server was there to answer questions and was overall very helpful. Once we started receiving the dishes, we started to feel the regret. We had high expectations based on the reviews. We ordered the oysters and they were the best thing we ordered all night. We ordered the stuffed chicken wings, they were lacking in flavor and texture. The brussels would have been better served as a slaw. They were bland. I got the redfish and my husband got the wagyu sirloin. The sirloin was a good medium rare, but under seasoned and the outside was chewy as if it sat there for a minute. Honestly, underwhelming. The layered potato’s were the redeeming element of the meal. $76 for the steak was very upsetting compared to other places in the city. The redfish was forgettable. We just regret spending our money here with so many great options in the city. The cocktails were nice. Ultimately, would only come back for drinks and the view.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great place for a birthday dinner - they went above and beyond to move us outside for dessert so we got a beautiful view of the skyline! The food was unique and really good - had several things I’d never had before. Will definitely be returning!
  29. BD

    BrendanD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dinner at Nido was as great as ever. The atmosphere, service, food and views are the best around!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    extensive review left in Trip Advisor
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beth Ann gave us amazing service. She was very accommodating to our requests. We had a great time. I will be coming back with friends.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our lunch date at Nido! The view was lovely. We really enjoyed the drinks! Carbonara was cooked perfectly. Definitely will return!
  33. M

    Michael

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Literally the worst meal I've ever had in Austin All 3 ordered short rib - it was the worst short rib. Couldn't even cut it with a knife... inedible, along with rest of food Not worth the time to go over the rest of the experience. Just avoid this
  34. S

    Steveareno

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view of downtown, excellent waitstaff and delicious food. Highly recommend !
  35. DS

    DennisS

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Need more options on the menu.
  36. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Short Rib was very tender and delicious. My wife had the Risotto and was very good. I loved the view and ambience..
  37. CK

    CarissaK

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Extremely overrated. Very loud to the point we could barely hear the waitress. Service was very slow. Most of the food was very bland and overpriced; as well as the drinks. Patio view was the best part.
  38. A

    Austin

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The view and venue are both beautiful. Service was very friendly though a few small mistakes were made (like another round of drinks being ordered when we didn't actually order them). My cocktail was very tasty. The food wasn't bad but definitely wasn't worth the price. I would recommend giving the place a try but more for a cocktail with a view than a meal.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cruz was EXCELLENT! 10/10 would recommend him & this beautiful place
  40. A

    Autumn

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. We will be back for the excellent food and views.

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Nido is rated 4.5 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Nido

1211 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bouldin Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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