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Satellite...Eat. Drink. Orbit.

4.5
296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
At Satellite, fresh ingredients & hearty plates are always in orbit. Modern meets retro on the menu (contemporary spins on classic American favs) & on the walls (cool bistro with a futuristic '60s feel). Outfitted with sleek table tops, retro-mod chairs & plenty of lounge-worthy booths, Satellite is a versatile dining destination that's equally comfy for brunch—say, with a Portabella mushroom, red pepper & avocado-amped Eggs Benedict called the Flying Saucer or heavenly Ice Cream Battered French Toast OR for a Weekend Night On-The-Town...Pop in for the Orchid Chicken or Greek Saganaki, & you can eat, mingle & enjoy the STELLAR ATMOSPHERE! SATELLITE...EAT. DRINK. ORBIT.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(512) 288-9994
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Spencer Lutz
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Private party facilities
We have a very comfortable private dining lounge, please inquire within!
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Private party contact
Kesha: (512) 535-7777
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Catering
Please call our Catering Director for info!
Opa!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Escarpment
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Parking details
Plenty of parking!
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Entertainment
DJ's or Live Music on Patio for Sunday Brunches
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

PAMPER MOM on Mother’s Day with a special SATELLITE Brunch buffet, complete with complimentary MIMOSA or Make your reservations for make our special 4-COURSE PRIX FIXE dinner. Both Brunch & dinner come with a complimentary ROSE for all Moms. Regular menu not available. Reservations Recommended.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 296 People Are Saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was great- Andrew was very attentive and everything was wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved finding this great brunch spot. The food and feel of the space were a level up from a diner or traditional breakfast joint, but the price was just right. Will be back often!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We live nearby and eat often at the Satellite. It’s definitely on our very short list of favorites.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant in SW Austin when you want a good meal without driving downtown, etc. Too nosy, though. Wish they'd install some acoustical tile or sound absorption. And I preferred it without the TV screens and when they had some live music on some nights, which would make it an extra special spot for SW Austin.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We love this place. Great food, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Truly a delightful neighborhood GEM!! Creative recipes that are consistently good. Small enough and nice decor to create a cozy feeling.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went for Sunday breakfast. The food was good but a little cold by the time it came to our table. The wait staff was friendly and got our order right which is always a plus. The spicy bloody mary was just that but delicious. Will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I completely love this place. Food is consistently well prepared and I love the menu with variety of interesting options. I am never disappointed. Thanks, Satellite!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My friends and I love this restaurant. The staff is friendly and provides excellent service. We also love the food, especially the Orchid Chicken and Cocktails.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Sitting outside was not a big deal to us, but it seemed like absolute chaos. I kept getting banged on the back of my chair with people walking behind me. They didn’t seem to have enough help cleaning tables and hostesses seemed overwhelmed having to do the job of bussing tables. It just was not a relaxing meal- and it ain’t cheap to eat at satelite, so I’m not sure it was worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was great, I especially like the dry ice martini, and the scallops. Were awesome.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Satellite has wonderful food and a great bar! Employees are always cheerful and friendly. It’s a great neighborhood find!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great happy hour. Delicious food. Been going here for many years.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Truly our favorite neighborhood GEM in Circle C Ranch. It has a cozy ambiance with a delicious creative menu. There’s also a nice large patio for dining but it was too chilly on this particular evening. We definitely recommend The Satellite Cafe!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The drinks were amazing, the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Satellite has been consistently good over the last few years that my wife and I have been going there . Recently, I veered away from the entrées in the range up to $20 and instead got one of the specials, the Alaskan halibut for $29. It was both very tasty and very worth the price. Friendly service, easy parking, highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a great New Year’s Eve dinner. Forgot to serve my soup but gave me a credit on the bill. 😍😍😎😎. We’ll go again.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It was my friends first time there and she was very impressed. I, however, live in the neighborhood and frequent Satellite Cafe. I was embarrassed that the manager approached and acknowledged every table around us except ours. When we were finished, and she left, I approached the manager (who I found out was new) and shared my experience. He was very apologetic and thanked me for letting him know.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Good place to meet friends or have a nice dinner in Southwest Austin.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great spot with wonderful creative food! Delicious cocktails and appetizers too! Very enjoyable find in relaxed atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent experience as always! Great food, great server, a gem to neighborhood. Keep up the good cooking !!!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was amazing! One of the best steaks I have ever head.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was okay. There were several errors in our meal including the hollandaise sauce that was accidentally finished with a LOT of cayenne instead of paprika. That was quite a surprise. Our waiter was incredibly slow and often forgot to bring what we requested. Overall it was so-so good for a less than stellar service experience. I will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Satellite is my favorite restaurant in Austin. We go every couple of months. I typically get the lettuce wraps with tofu. I also think their cocktail the Red Ruby is my favorite cocktail ever, which is a surprise because I've typically preferred margaritas. Recently we've had their carrot cake and the chocolate torte, both of which were delicious (the carrot cake in particular is really moist and one of the best versions of that cake I've ever had).

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service, as always. We frequently go here for Sunday breakfast, or just a quiet night with a glass of wine, by the outdoor fire. (being able to bring our puppy is a HUGE plus). Is always our "go to" place for a quick bite or a delicious meal. Thanks again!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We eat at Satellite Bistro several times a year and usually reserve a table through Open Table. Great cocktails, has my all-time favorite cocktail the Red Ruby. Everything we've had is good - burger, veggie burger, pasta dishes, lettuce wraps, queso, desserts. Really an all around great place to eat.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Very friendly staff. Cocktails and food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Monica did a great job and was very attentive to our needs. Great servers and food as always ... Saganaki is our favorite appetizer. We've been back here quite a few times. See y'all next time. Thanks for your good cooking.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Been going to Satellite for many years. Always good. Will continue to come back.

All they need to add to the menu is a classic big fat juicy steak! NY strip, Ribeye or something like that. There are no real steak dishes in our hood and I am not too fond of chains such as Longhorn. You had one for a short time and I got excited but it was short lived. It was from a famous football player (Forgot his name) with compound butter and fries. I miss that dish! Your filets are too small for this boy. :)

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

The patio was perfect for Friday brunch with a colleague and the food was delightful as always. I usually grab the brunch with scalloped potatoes and a pancake but chose differently and loved my veggie omelette with sautéed veggies and bacon. Yum all day!!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Satellite is a nice neighborhood restaurant with a creative menu and good drinks. We chose to sit out on the patio at a high top table; however the table we selected was right outside of the entrance to the restaurant and it proved to be a busy spot. We suggest avoiding that location if at all possible.

Our overall experience was nice...great food (Tuna Tartar and Chicken Lettuce Wraps) and a couple of cocktails. The one thing that made the evening slightly annoying was being charged an extra $2 for my husband's cocktail to be poured on ice, rather than served as a regular martini. Really? We were told it was because there was more alcohol in the drink as an iced cocktail than a martini. I doubt it. Felt a little nickel & dimed on that one. And we weren't informed prior to being charged the extra $2. My cocktail was on ice and it was $2 cheaper than his. I know, it's only $2...but it seemed silly and put a bit of a "grrrrrrr" on what was pretty much a nice evening dinner. Easy recovery would have been to take it off our bill this one time and now we know in the future to inquire. Instead, we'll go check out the District Restaurant across the parking lot.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

All of us LOVED what we had for lunch. For a table of 9, the server (Kayla) was fabulous, food came out in a timely manner and well worth the cost. We all will definitely go back.
Several of us had been there before but not for a long time. It will not be as long of a wait this time between visits.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

I was disappointed in our waitress who told us the bar didn't have Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka or Tanqueray Gin. My friend saw the bottle of gin; however, I wasn't in a position to see the bar. I settled for a lemon vodka and tonic which wasn't good but that's what I get for settling. In hindsight, I should have just gone up to the bar and ordered my drink.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Drinks and food were good. Had Strawberry Margarita, Calamari , two different salads with steak tips. The server was attentive at first. Once the main meal arrived, the experience took a turn. No refresh of waters, no offer for dessert and simply placed the check down with no verbal acknowledgement. Had to make the server aware the check wasn't even ours! Finally after paying the bill, WE initiated the request for dessert, still no water or drink request. Repeat on how the dessert check was brought. The atmosphere is hip and crowded at peak time for a Friday, food was delicious, service below par.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

As always, the food was delicious, as it consistently is, and the service excellent. Such a neighborhood gem!!!

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

The Satellite never disappoints! Party of eight there for a special birthday celebration. Andrew did a wonderful job serving us. Drinks were fantastic, as always, appetizers delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal. We really love all the servers and the bar tenders make consistently delicious creations. We usually go once a week for dinner, and couldn't think of anywhere we'd rather go for this celebration. Thanks Satellite!

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3.0Dined on August 15, 2017

The service was very good, but the food was only fair and overpriced.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband's biggest pet peeve about restaurants is the noise level. He was pleasantly surprised that the noise level at Satellite was pretty low. We ate during their Sunday brunch hours July 30. The food and service was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Great local restaurant with consistently great food.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Satellite is truly a neighborhood gem! We always enjoy our dining experience at the Satellite with its cozy atmosphere, great service and consistently yummy food! I especially like the Tuna Tartar appetizer and the nice patio dining. We'll definitely be back again and again! 👍🏻

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