About Satellite...Eat. Drink. Orbit.

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.

5900 Slaughter Ln #400
Austin, TX 78749
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Escarpment

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 288-9994

Website:
http://www.satelliteatx.com/

Entertainment:
DJ's or Live Music on Patio for Sunday Brunches

Catering:
Please call our Catering Director for info!
Opa!

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking!

Executive Chef:
Spencer Lutz

Private Party Facilities:
We have a very comfortable private dining lounge, please inquire within!

Private Party Contact:
Kesha: (512) 535-7777

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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We are OPEN for Christmas Eve, grab the out of town guests and come spend it with us at Satellite!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Happy New Year! Bring in the new year with us at Satellite. We will have a special menu just for the occasion. Make reservations early as we expect to fill up quickly!

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Satellite...Eat. Drink. Orbit. Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
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Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very friendly staff. Cocktails and food was delicious.

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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 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. :)

Tags: Casual, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined 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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 15, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great local restaurant with consistently great food.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 24, 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! 👍🏻

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Consistently a great restaurant. We have eaten here over and over and never had a bad meal or poor service. We like that we don't have to go all the way downtown for a nice meal. So many of the restaurants in the area are very casual or a chain.

Satellite's wine prices by the bottle are very reasonable. There is a good combination of menu favorites and seasonal chef specials. Very reasonable for a nice dinner. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great place to meet for happy hour. Our waiter Justin was the best!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Fantastic steak and eggs Benedict with crab!! Even the sides were really good. Scallop potatoes were very tasty and the fruit was good too; only the cantaloupe wasn't great (not even close to ripe). Drinks are always yummy too. Some can be expensive but they have good mimosa specials.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We always have a great time at Satellite. Varied menu, good drinks, reasonably priced. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our food is as great, service was great. We just found it odd that when my friend asked for extra pickles for his burger, they actually charged him for it! Not even Whataburger charges for extra pickles!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood spot. Great food and service. Wish they still had the grand piano though and live music.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 3, 2017

A little off the beaten path (thought it was South Austin, but actually it is in Circle C), but worth the drive. Great food. The French pork chop was outstanding, as were the desserts. They had good wine 1/2 price for $17 a bottle. Great value and wonderful service. I recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 30, 2017

My friends and I like this restaurant very much. Great food and happy hour. However, I did not rate it 5 Star because of the comfort level of the restaurant -- specifically, the temperature of the facility. It was a warm, humid night and the restaurant was warm.

While we were not perspiring, we would have enjoyed our evening much more if the restaurant had been a bit cooler. Another diner turned around and asked us if the restaurant felt warm to us or if it was just him.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We always love going satellite. They are always glad to host our group of 11 women. Waitress was fantastic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Celebrating a family birthday. It was quiet enough that my infant granddaughters were not disturbed by the noise level. My grandson loved his giant pancake - and yes it is GIANT, platter sized. The three variations on eggs Benedict we tried were all scrumptious and our server, Stephanie, could not have been nicer or more efficient.

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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Satellite is a favorite of mine and my other half. We probably eat here at least once a week, sometimes more.
We treated 2 of the mothers in our lives to the Grand Pre-Fixe menu this last Sunday for Mother's Day- which they both really enjoyed.

Only complaint is that I had to remind the waitress about their Mother's Day flowers. Other than that, super great food (as always) and wonderful staff!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have eaten here repeatedly over the last seven years and never been disappointed. Jen is a friendly, conscientious bar tender who genuinely cares. Hannah is our favorite server and always makes us feel like the most important table in the place. The food is always delicious and they strive to add new items frequently. This is a local restaurant that really understands and values their clientele.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was Mothers Day buffet. Staff was fantastic but would have liked more vegetarian options on the buffet.

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went to Satellite for Mother's day brunch - it was amazing. the bacon was incredibly good, great variety of food for the buffet. Their bread pudding should win awards.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Always great food and great specials. Very consistent. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants. Highly recommended!

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 9, 2017

We love Satellite! Varied menu, great staff and super close location. My friends and I go here all the time.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Always enjoy the Satellite. am particularly fond of their tuna tartare - my favorite place for this. Always good salads and good flavors. Tried the meatloaf this time and it was excellent. My granddaughter enjoyed her veggie burger - and she is hard to please. Had a good meal and a good time

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Healthy, Vegan
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Don't forget to pay your tab or check even if it was a complete and honest MISTAKE (even if your friend picks up the tab). The bartender decided to abruptly disrupt our dinner (but we were not eating at the bar) to take out her anger. Just so unnecessarily rude and unprofessional person. Made the whole experience uncomfortable. Normally love this place! Great food and awesome staff otherwise. Unless the bartender decides to come to your table and belittle you, after you apologized.

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 (Austin)·Dined on April 24, 2017

This was our first experience at satellite restaurant. It had come highly recommended by friends. We had a couple appetizers as well as the fillet entrée. It met all expectations. High-quality place good quality food. We will return.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I like that I went to brunch with my boyfriend and the food was made quickly. The taste was delicious, server was nice and helpful, and the restaraunt was clean minus the dead fly by the window. Other than that it was nice experience, I would go again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Terrific service and all of us enjoyed our meals. We'll definitely go back

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We regularly visit the Satellite Cafe as it's close to family and we usually have a great experience. Great food, good atmosphere, friendly staff. But I was disappointed in the Easter Brunch. Cold eggs, very greasy bacon, overcooked sausage patties, cold ham and egg cups. The ham was sliced too thick and was not flavorful. The best thing about brunch was the dessert table. We had to wait on silverware, napkins and plates. The waitstaff was attentive and helpful as always but the $17 price tag was a bit much.

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 (Austin)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We love this neighborhood gem, time and time again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Love this place!

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 (Austin)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This is a great place that offers great quality food, super drink specials and a nice atmosphere inside and outside! The wait staff are well trained and very accommodating! I love spreading the word about this little gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Casual
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