The BackYard at Waller Creek

4.1
12 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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The Yard at Waller Creek offers local, sustainable cuisine for a true Austin experience. It's the perfect place to kick back on the patio or at the bar and take it all in. Chef Lonny's food pairs perfectly with a great selection of locally inspired handcrafted cocktails and beers on tap. Enjoy live music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and at our Sunday brunch!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6.30am-11am (7am Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch: 11am-4pm
Dinner: 4pm-11pm (midnight Saturday & Sunday)
Brunch: 11am-3pm (Sunday Only)
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Phone number
(512) 478-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lonny Huot
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Entertainment
Live music on Wednesdays (6-8pm), Fridays (7-9pm), Saturdays (7-10pm) and Sundays (11.30-1.30pm).
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 12 People Are Saying
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3.7
food
4.2
service
3.6
ambience
3.7
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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This is just eating at a hotel. So disappointed in my research skills...

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1.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We arrived at the restaurant where no employee was present at either the bar or the restaurant. It was 6:30 pm. When we tried to contact someone on the phone to cancel the reservation with Open Table we got a lengthy voicemail and never could cancel so we were locked out of Open Table and couldn’t make a reservation somewhere else. This was not good. We won’t be back and won’t recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Hraduation

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went to the BackYard for Mother's Day...and it was not bad. I hesitate to write this review, because I think this restaurant would be great for the music shows that it sometimes hosts, which presumably take place in the evening. The stage is nice and the sound is excellent. But at high noon the pergola and such were completely inadequate for blocking the sun -- it was sweltering so much that most of the other diners were hiding on the shaded couches at the edge of the yard. Also, service got a little overwhelmed -- we had no coffee for about 30 minutes. But I would come back for the right event -- one at night, maybe.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

They were very accommodating to our large party and time schedule. Food was good and very friendly and attentive staff.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was horrible all around

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The BackYard at Waller Creek was solid, especially for a hotel restaurant. Had the local Austin flavor which I appreciated.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was horrible. The manager did not honor the open table reservation. Very crowed and very rude service. By all means avoid this place.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It was New Year’s Eve. We had a large group so it was hard to find something. Food was good. It was very quiet. Service was rather slow.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We were in town for Christmas and looking for a place to have Christmas Dinner. Many choices near our hotel were already booked so we decided to venture downtown and found this restaurant available on Open Table. They were hosting a Christmas Special that was a little vague on the site. We went expecting a more Traditional Christmas Fare, and that was not to be. However the food they had was very good. We both ended up having the Strip Steak, and Peppermint Cheesecake for me, my wife had the Strip Steak with a decadent Chocolate cake. We both had the Salad for our first course. Each course came paired with wines . We were very pleased with our food and thought the salad was absolutely amazing.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was pretty good. They had no idea we were coming even though our reservation was confirmed twice through Open Table via text.

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Waitress gave me the wrong check and it took a long time to get the correct one.

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