Ramble Restaurant

4.8
133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Ramble is the newest Restaurant headed by renowned Chef Jacob Hilbert. Our goal is to serve only the best ingredients sourced from Texas by working with local farmers, foraging Texas terroir, and utilizing the fresh, organic produce and herbs grown in our very own garden.

For a more upscale experience, you can dine in the restaurant or on our patio, or you can opt for our more casual cuisine and visit the Farmhouse Grill located in the garden.

We strive to be the best in Texas and hope you'll join us on our journey.
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1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have traveled extensively, love fresh, good food. This is hands down the best place I have ever eaten. A lot of thought and care goes into the prep and delivery of this. We even needed the chef to make adjustments for me being vegan, I usually just get a few grilled veggies, not the case here. It was amazing. Would recommend the drive to anyone. Worth the food to drive a little further, support a small, local business that grows its food behind the restaurant.

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JM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food......Chef Jacob never disapoints!!!!!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nine-course chef's menu at Ramble was less a meal than an adventure. Never before have I had the experience that more clearly show the chef as an artist. With each subsequent dish, he builds trust and demonstrates his vision. Don't think you like an ingredient? He convince you otherwise. If one of the courses was listed as "Arsenic Neat," I'd still dig in. It's that good.

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Responded on July 10, 2019

That's awesome James! So happy that you enjoyed your visit.

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T
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

two of us got a reservation on the advice of a person working at the Stagecoach Inn. We were surprised to find that the chefs had prepared a tasting menu. We opted for that with wine pairing and were delighted. The Chef is a master with the use of herbs. We would love to go back.

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Responded on July 10, 2019

Thank you! We'd love to see you again!

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JT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Price might cause us to make it a special occasion only place. Wish them well... just out of our price range

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DS
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very good food.

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BB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The foraged flowers kept on the bar to be used in cocktails are so beautiful and an incredible fresh touch. Talking with the knowledgable bartender about the various flowers she keeps an eye out for was great — she's clearly passionate about creative drink-making.

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GB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a large party and although we did not all arrive at the same time, however all within 20 minutes of each other, wait staff took everyone's order at different times which made everything very confusing. Some were waiting to order appetizers for a long time, while others already had entrees. I was thoroughly confused. The food was very good, as usual. The coxktails were yummy! Just disappointed by the service.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Two friends and I enjoyed Sunday brunch at Ramble. The food was good but we found the portions to be a little too generous -- having the option of a smaller portion would have been ideal. Also, we found the very tiny plates used for appetizers to be less than adequate -- having a plate that was in between the dinner plate and the tiny appetizer plate would have been ideal.

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NA
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants i've ever been to.. and i've been to MANY.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience celebrating our first wedding anniversary. The food was fresh, delicious and creative. The entire wait staff was welcoming, and enthusiastic. The cocktails and each meal has so much thought and love put into it. At the end of the night they even brought us a signed menu from all of the sttaff wishing us a happy anniversary. It was definitely a wow moment.

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was such a treat to the mouth. The service did a great job.

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OT
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the Sunday brunch and we were very pleased. The food quality and taste captured the best aspects of when the chef was at the Hollows in Georgetown. If you go for brunch, you gotta have a peach Bellini! Outrageously good.....

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FB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond expectations. This restaurant truly cares about the details, like texture and color. Service was awesome. Only qualm (via my industry perspective) is that the prices seem like they are not based on food costs. So just be prepared to have entrees nearing or over 50$, beyond NYC pricing.

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DS
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. If you are in Salado it is a must experience.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is a must for foodies/lovers of fine gourmet dining! Creative and original presentation combined with succulent flavors will bring us back over and over. Cocktails will wow most anyone but the wine list could be expanded.

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VC
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu for dinner, brunch or lighter far at the Farm House. Attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff, talented bar tender. There is no place like this in the Belton/Temple/Fort Hood Area

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LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative menu, exceptional service in a lovely outdoor garden. A real gem. Don’t miss it if you are anywhere near Salado!

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DG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly service. Food was creative and excellent

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RN
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Amazing food with great flavors, just a few issues with the ordering.

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ME
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful dining experience! Every aspect exceeded expectation.

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KS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quaint restaurant tucked into the charming town of Salado. Love the farm to table freshness. Presentation of food was very appealing. My eggs were ordered over medium and I was served sunny-side-up. I didn’t say anything to our server because the restaurant had actually closed and I didn’t want to delay the staff. The meal was over seasoned but I rarely use salt so my taste is very sensitive. We were limited to what we could order because they were out of a few menu items so we now know to go a little earlier. Our server was friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience and I would definitely go back.

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D
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a chef from who owns a restaurant with us this time , He as well as all of us were
very impressed with Jacob's skills

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JJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. The dining room is gorgeous, tables spaced out, decor looks great. The food was just WOW. A member of the team came to explain each dish, everything is locally sourced much of it right from the garden outside. Amazing!

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LL
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very limited menu, fresh ingredients. Would have liked some vegetable options.

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time dining here and as the other two times I enjoyed it immensely. The food is unique with wonderful seasoning and creative presentations.

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KJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was delicious. The biscuits are "melt-in-the-mouth" good. The portions were very generous, and the cocktails fun and fancy. Easter brunch was made even more fun by the bouncy house for my granddaughter.

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R
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Chef in Central Texas who never disappoints. Love this gem and highly recommend

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T
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A very interesting restaurant. Great gourmet food at a significant price for the amount of food you get. Very gourmet and farm-friendly (they have their own garden) but we were told the portions were enough for two so ordered one portion. Not enough for two. The service was great and very nice folks.

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VS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Ramble did not disappoint! Although we have been here before, this was our first time for brunch. All of us enjoyed the cocktails and creative brunch dishes that we ordered. Servings were generous. It is on the pricey side, but worth it!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is nice. It’s an open floor plan. The waiters are jeans and a white button down. It’s a sophisticated casual restaurant

The pretzel bread and dipping oil is extraordinary. The food is expensive but worth it. The menu changes as it is a farm to table to table restaurant

The only course that left us wanting more was dessert. I’m partial to chocolate for special occasion and wasnt enticed by the sesame ice cream or the pana cotta.

They have a sister restaurant called farmhouse grill. It’s more casual featuring burgers/tacos/items of that sort. I will definitely be back to ramble and hope to check out farmhouse

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! We'll look into that chocolate dessert. ;-)

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was delicious and beautiful. The salted caramel french toast was divine!

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on April 6, 2019

Thank you so much Ted! We're so happy you visited and enjoyed our brunch. The Salted Caramel French Toast is one of my favorites.

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CH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both ordered the Shrimp & Bacon toast, hollandaise, fried eggs, onion toast, potatoes. It was the best brunch entree we have ever had. Hope they wll keep it on the menu. The Bloody Mary was ok, the tomato juice kind of watery. Brioche beignet wonderful and good coffee. Our server was excellent. Very attentive to details. I think his name was Cody. We will go often.

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on April 6, 2019

Carol, Thank you so much for the wonderful brunch review and recommendation. We agree that Cody is awesome! We've taken your comments around the bloody mary to heart and are working on a signature Ramble bloody mary. Let us know what you think the next time you visit!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was excellent, the food was incredible, and the staff was extremely attentive and helpful. I will definitely go back and would recommend this to all my friends.

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thanks Melinda! It was a pleasure having you join us.

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ramble was truly an experience. The venue is fantastic--very simple inside, but not understated. Outside you can walk through their garden, and see where they get some of the herbs for their dishes. The wait staff was outstanding. They were knowledgeable about the ingredients, flavors, preparation, etc. Our server spent a lot of time telling us about eat item on the menu, and where they get specific ingredients. One of the servers even told us where we could forage some of the ingredients ourselves. We absolutely loved everything we tried, and wish that eating high-quality, local ingredients was mainstream in our culture. The chefs cooked everything to perfection. Ramble has definitely set the bar. I don't know if anywhere else will ever measure up now. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you so much Samantha! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit.

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E
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect Little gem in Salado. Great service, waiters take the time to talk to you.
Al ingredients are fresh, and the food is one of the best we ever had.
Highly recommended

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thanks so much for recommending us!

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SJ
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The menu continues to be very limited. Presentation is beautiful. I don’t understand why there is never a leafy salad available. We sat outside but discovered chairs are too short for tables.

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on March 24, 2019

Sandra, Please join us at the Farmhouse Grill, opening March 29th. We'll have those leafy salad options you're looking for!

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CW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious food with the most fabulous presentation! Impeccable service!

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on March 24, 2019

Thank you so much Carolyn! We're so happy that you joined us.

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D
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great experience Jacob is a fine chef and the menu is constantly changing
giving us new choices every visit

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on March 24, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here are amazing! Check this place out for sure!

Ramble Restaurant
Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you so much! We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon!

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