Rules & Regs

4.2
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Chic Latin inspired escape with vast collection of tequila, mezcal, rum & cigars with rooftop bar & terrace.
Enjoy our weekend Brunch, taking in the best views of Austin downtown skyline while savoring regional Mexican and Latin creations by Chef Andre Natera. Exclusive cocktails creations by Beverage Director and Global Fairmont Tastemaker, Andrew Grenz.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 27 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjpotaco
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Reserved a table for outside and there were no tables outside (just lounge chairs and a coffee table). Decided to just eat inside as we were too late to move our party to another restaurant. Food was really average, but not disgusting. Asked for a cappuccino and one was regular and one had some kind of sweetener in it. The waitress said "that’s the way it tastes here" when obviously we had two and knew it wasn’t accurate. She did make amends and brought us a new one. Ordered multiple items that came with chips and were given 2 small cereal bowls full of chips. They did bring one more bowl but we had 4 items that were to come with chips.

I'd like to say they were busy, but they were not. We arrived at our scheduled time and they still had not opened their doors. We made the reservation the day before, and I see why it was so easy to get a reservation. To get out we had to use the elevator which states only 4 in at a time. EVERY SINGLE elevator had 4 plus in it so it took us about 10 minutes to leave. I really hate to leave a negative review, but I just hope I can help folks from making the same mistake and wasting their time. Maybe the restaurant can learn and do better, but I just didn't get the sense that anyone cared.

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viprafata
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This is a bar. It is not a tapas place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Cocktails were disappointing, appetizers weren’t very good and expensive. Salsa didn’t taste like anything.

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markyatx
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Service was really slow, but the ambience was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Waited 25 min for one drink. And appetizers came out not all at once.

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vipEmilyW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch this weekend on patio at Rules & Regs. Everything was delicious and views of downtown were great! The staff was friendly and attentive.

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vipmichael
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lunch with my niece and nephew and the atmosphere and menu was perfect for children. Try the street tacos!

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Erin
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was the best!! Great waiter and very accommodating. Drinks were beautiful and tasty.

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TeeBee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue for happy hour and the drinks were awesome

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vipDiner4life
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful patio seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sean was great

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vipGinaP
San Antonio
72 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Reservation booked for the bar. Checked in with hostess telling her we were booked at the bar where she seated the lady that was in line in front of us. Not sure how but when she seated us she told us no seats were available at the bar. We were instead seated in two very oversized seats that were not comfortable at all. We sat for 15 minutes waiting for anyone to come by and offer to get us a drink. After not even seeing a waiter come by we finally got up and left.

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Karrie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice meal with family this past Sunday. Everything was wonderful and our server was attentive and professional. The music was a bit loud. The small round tables where we were seated were not quite sufficient to hold a full meal and drinks for each of us. Overall great experience!

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vipOutstanding
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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vipMadhavD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food and cocktails were sub-par, ambience was great.

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LouieG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Once we were seated we spent 15 minutes waiting for waiter or manager to say anything to us. Once we got up to leave due to this fact the manager raced over and offered if we wanted waters. That should have been done 10 minutes earlier as clearly he had noticed we were sitting there and had not one server come to greet us. Won’t be returning.

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viphannahw
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LITERALLY AMAZING!!! The views the service the food the drinks, ALL AMAZING.

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vipJacki
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service is slow

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vipcallig
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food & terrible service. Food came out cold and server was rude the entire time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a group of 10 for a birthday brunch and the staff went out of their way to make it so special. They decorated with balloons and cute little champagne flutes with birthday candles. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to do a cute girls brunch, they really know what they are doing there.

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Kateg
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Queso and chips were awful. Could hardly eat the chips because they were so chewy. Cocktails are overpriced for the size.

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MaddyC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good apps and nice atmosphere. Loved the view and drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We tried to have a casual evening drink with friends. It turned into 3 different members of my party bringing up an issue with something that was said to them. I had to salvage the night by changing locations. Beautiful place, flavorful food, but I felt like a burden rather than a guest.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I wasn’t happy because I requested outside sitting and they didn’t have a table outside when arrived. One of the servers who was managing the outdoor seating made it happen....and they seat us outside after all.

Love the music played!!’n

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

To be honest you are not going there for the food, the guacamole was good but the rest of it taste like frozen food mix with sauces
the view is great

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos!!! Wish they had more on the menu , but what was there was excellent! We went back 2x fantastic view!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and amazing views!

FAQs

Rules & Regs is rated 4.2 stars by 27 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.