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Simi Estiatorio, Austin, TX
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Simi Estiatorio

4.4
4.4
304 Reviews
$50 and over
Greek
Simi Estiatorio is a modern Greek fare in the heart of downtown Austin.
You’ll find authentic Mediterranean dishes, fresh seafood, hearty steaks, delicious cocktails and distinctive wines.
We can’t wait to meet you!


PLEASE NOTE! Due to space limitations strollers are prohibited / booster seats and high chairs not available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 886-0999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Ramirez

  • Private party facilities

    Partial or Full buyouts availability

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    6th street and Congress Avenue

  • Parking details

    Validated parking available for $10 (2 hours) Dinner only! Littlefield Garage 508 Brazos St; located Between 5th and 6th st

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was permanently closed.
  2. h

    hiiii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    THIS PLACE IS LITERALLY CLOSED like how did we even make a reservation
  3. MS

    MayuriS

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was shuttered when we got there with our guests. We did not receive a message from either the restaurant or Open Table that the restaurant had gone out of business the day before. This was a special event and we had selected Simi over many other choices. We were left standing on the road with our two guests at 8:30pm on a Saturday night. We are equally disappointed with Open Table for not informing us that the restaurant had closed.
  4. J

    Jdgreek

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed I tried to send a note to open table but they made it so difficult to do so that I gave up
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked, to find out if was closed for good at the door on a Saturday night!
  6. NY

    NYCfoodieEsq

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant is permanently closed. Yet they are still taking reservations.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrive the restaurant was closed, dark and locked down!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was closed!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Second time here. One of the newer restaurants downtown. Nice decor and ambiance, which I’m willing to pay for. However the food alone is overpriced enough for relatively small portions and mediocre presentation that I have to call it out. Chicken souvlaki (just one big skewer) was no better than some Street gyro carts, but like $45 pretty aggressive. $17 for a beets salad for like 10 pieces and a small bit of humus in the center. $27 for an average Greek salad. $17 cocktails. The branzino portion is on the small side too though great flavor so I’ll give it a pass. Also tried the lamb rack last time (3 pieces), also not worth like $55 or $60. Bread service just 2 slices of bread drenched in olive oil.
  10. E

    Elsa

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great service. I had the octopus which was delicious but the menu selection was lackluster and prices didn’t seem to match the value of what we got.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Food wasn’t bad but also wasn’t great. Ribeye was overcooked and tough. The waiter offered a free dessert to make up for it but even our other dishes were just ok. The prices were like fine dining but the quality of food doesn’t meet that. I should have listened to the recent reviews and made reservations elsewhere. Even during a busy time like SXSW the restaurant wasn’t busy. Given the sparsely occupied dining room, I understand why now.
  12. m

    muddywaters

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Overall poor experience here. Food and drinks were way overpriced. Id understand if the food was “fine dining” quality, but the food there is mediocre at best. Ordered the octopus, dip, and lamb chops. Octopus was highly recommended from the waiter, at best was just ok. Lamb chops were undercooked and we sent back to kitchen. Didnt even ask for another order or for it to be cooked longer, ended up going somewhere else to eat. Was that bad. I wouldnt waste my money here, never again.
  13. J

    Jessica

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this place for young couples who want to splurge on a nice dinner and drinks, not for families with children or older couples. In addition, the DJ makes a fun atmosphere. If you don’t have a good experience here, you didn’t do enough research to set your expectations correctly. Will come back and ask for Shiloh as a server!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    In town for the weekend and found this gem of a place. Such a great ambiance for start to a fun night! DJ and music were awesome, def not a steak place more of a seafood place. What it lacked in food it made up for in service and fun.
  15. TW

    TiffW

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, but very limited. We were disappointed that the current menu is not the same one that is listed online on their website. The wine list is also very short. Music was extremely loud in the restaurant which made it hard to hear conversation. Not sure we would choose to dine here again.
  16. SM

    SusanM

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The menu was quite limited. The wine menu was almost nonexistent. The food was ok, but very expensive for the quality. Our waitperson was nice and good, but overall it was a big waste of a 70th birthday dinner. Will not try it again.
  17. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Greek food, great vibe with the DJ in the bar
  18. MK

    MarkK

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Was great at entry, greeted by manager and hostess but decided by choice to sit at the bar and we were given dirty drink menus. Not asked if we wanted water. When we said we’d be eating we got a dirty placemat with food still on it. The plates and silverware were handed over the bar vs brought around and placed for us. We bought a bottle of wine and after first pour we poured all our own refills. Just felt like we had to do half the work. We still tipped 20% but there for sure could be some leveling up of the service for the prices we were paying. Not sure if getting a table is better for service but we expected more and we’re pretty laid back. Albeit my girlfriend is a germaphobe so everything being dirty is sensitive for her
  19. PF

    PittsburghFoodie

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visited Austin for the first time and dined at Simi. Great service, interesting menu options and drinks and lovely atmosphere. It was very loud so conversation was a bit challenging - that’s the only thing that wasn’t lovely. Would definitely recommend going - make a reservation well in advance.
  20. AA

    AndrewA

    Austin

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After a first visit a few months ago I was ready to go back and sample more of their menu, as the overall food and dining experience was quite favorable. Sadly, our expectations were not met in the least. Lovely decor and seating, but even up against the back wall our table was simply too noisy and I could not hear the person right across from me. This only got worse as the restaurant got busier. I actually had a sore throat from trying to talk over the noise. And no, I don't have a hearing problem. Appetizers including kebabs and octopus were artfully prepared, yet somehow both bland and over seasoned at the same time. The mains were incredibly disappointing however. Branzino was unevenly cooked and under seasoned, and not entirely deboned. Lamb chops were dry and bland and the Greek fries were mushy. Seafood yiouvetsi was overpowered with salt and fennel, and the lobster was still in the shell making the diner have to dig it out and try not to get sauce everywhere. On top of that, the kitchen forgot the salmon dish and side potatoes, so they were rushed out after everyone else had to start eating, so the salmon was hurriedly overcooked and the potatoes were cold. Our server said some perfunctory apologies, but was more intently focused on selling more wine. He forgot to bring pens to sign for the separate tabs, and then failed to inform us that our take home bag was at the hostess station. This led to us sitting longer than expected, so that the hostess had to basically evict us, and "apologize" for the mix up. Also of note are the incredibly high prices even compared to other fine dining places in town. No one minds as long as the food and service are at least good. Neither happened here, so the value element is very low. I would not recommend this place for anything other than the astonishment of having such bad food at such high prices, as long as one can afford it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We had one of the strangest experiences I have had at a restaurant at Simi Osteria. The food was excellent but we were not able to purchase any bottles of wine for dinner. They were only serving wine by the glass which was inconvenient and expensive. The noise level was also very loud because a DJ was playing music but overall a fun atmosphere and beautiful space. We were not aware there was a corking fee as that was never mentioned on the website but that would’ve been good to know in advance as well. Once again the food was excellent but a lot of things for them to work on for it to become a top-tier restaurant in Austin
  22. RA

    RAFfle

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Great service!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible. Don’t go.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    This restaurant used to have a better atmosphere. It has turned into a noisy loud environment You literally cannot carry on a conversation with someone sitting across from you. Food is great but let’s tone down the DJ PLEASE
  25. S

    Stonks

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from Jacob was spot on. The food and ambiance perfect. Will be back again.
  26. D

    David

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food is good but not worth the price, server asked us to order cocktails because they had “distributor issues” with their wine?
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    This place has an amazing vibe and we were so looking forward to a great meal - octopus and lamb specifically - as we had reviewed the menu before making our reservation. The maitre d was the best part of our visit. We ordered the lamb and had varying degrees of doneness requested. Neither was delivered as requested. Our first order of lamb chops arrived very well done. Too well done for our liking. The octopus was also overdone. My husband sent his lamb back as he just couldn’t make his way through it. He had requested it to be medium rare. The second entrée was delivered almost raw. My suggestion to the management is that this place will be a complete gem if the grill cook could nail it. The table next to us also sent back two steaks that were not done to their liking.
  28. KB

    KellyB

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    First time at Simi Estiatorio the other night. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and the overall experience was wonderful! The food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommend the octopus, scallops, lamb kebobs and greek yogurt cheesecake. I will definitely be back!
  29. r

    redrocket

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my second time to eat at Simi. The food is really delicious - not like any Greek restaurant I've ever been to. The scallops were delicious, the salmon kabob fabulous (you can make 2 meals from it) and the drinks so, so good. We'll definitely be back!
  30. MG

    MollyG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite setting, food and service for a special meal. A tad noisy. Expensive but the portions are quite generous, so it's easy to split a main course.
  31. A

    Anita

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    This place needs to inform people that they have a pre set menu. We were given no heads up and it was $110 per person even though apps are family style and only one dessert on menu (with nuts). You have to pay extra for the alternate dessert
  32. D

    Doesntmatterwhatmynameis

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, pretty good, main issue would be that the food was lacking a little flavor, but was cooked super well. Try the octopus, by far the tastiest dish on the menu and absolutely amazing. Louder than expected but the service was great.
  33. K

    Ksharkey

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my best friends 40th birthday to celebrate. The food was OUTSTANDING!!!! We had the octopus, raw oysters, swordfish, seafood orzo and the lamb. All were soooooo delicious and fresh. The waiter was wonderful and the ambiance was beautiful. I can’t wait to return.
  34. SA

    StacyA

    Central Texas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was THE best meal we have had in a long time and that is saying a lot since we are surrounded by fabulous restaurants in Austin. This is unique though. Extremely high quality meats and creative preparations. The crab cake was the best on the planet. Our service was pretty impeccable. Wished they had not been out of a couple things and oddly there was no wine by the bottle? But otherwise exceptional!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service and food were good, however we were told as we were being seated that 2 hours have been reserved for our dining experience. We had an 8:00 reservation, arrived at 7:50 and at 9:20 our waiter said “ it’s coming up on your 2 hour limit for your reservation, if you would like to finish your drinks you may go to the lobby area”. After spending over $200 on a meal this is completely unacceptable and we will not be back, never have I been asked to leave a table after dining.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. They had a DJ playing some groovy house music in the background. Modern decor. Vibe felt like we were in a Vegas restaurant. Swordfish souvlaki was amazing! Great location for a pre- or post-dinner drink (highly recommend Here Nor There or Driskill Lounge, both nearby). Will definitely go back!
  37. C

    Chitex

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always! Took 3 couple with us for their first visit and had a great time! Always appreciate George,Josh and all the staff at Simi! They are the Best!!!!
  38. NK

    NicoleK

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply spectacular!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good!
  40. S

    Sookj

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Disappointed with the service here. Didn't offer a full wine list (bottles) until we asked after we already ordered two glasses of wine. Didn't offer dessert menu. Finally got the chocolate cake with strawberries. But the cake didn't have strawberries. Our server even didn't check the dish before serving it. The server finally brought a bowl of strawberries. can't understand the whole service here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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Simi Estiatorio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 886-0999.

Simi Estiatorio is rated 4.4 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th street and Congress Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated parking available for $10 (2 hours) Dinner only! Littlefield Garage 508 Brazos St; located Between 5th and 6th st

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Ramirez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 886-0999

  • Private party facilities

    Partial or Full buyouts availability

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