The Bonneville

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Bonneville is a chef owned and operated, upscale casual, New American restaurant run by the husband and wife team of Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello. Our style is Classic New American Bistro, offering a variety of dining options that change according to the seasonality of ingredients and the whims of the chefs. Although we’re both classically trained in French technique, our style draws on influences from across the globe, focusing on the quality, accessibility and availability of ingredients to drive the menu. The Bonneville is a bright, open and inviting spot with a lively bar, wonderfully friendly service, and cozy corners.....a casual, comfortable place to grab a quick bite or linger over dinner.
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Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This is the first time in my life I have been told that a restaurant could not (would not) accommodate my dietary restrictions. I asked about changing some of the ingredients of the dishes I was interested in and the waiter told me that this was not possible as it would diminish the overall taste of the dish. I'm not sure if it was laziness on the waiter's part or arrogance on the chef's part, but being unwilling to cater to a guests dietary restrictions is unacceptable to me. Perhaps I am not the only one to have an experience such as this, which would explain why the restaurant only had three tables seated during Saturday dinner service. I would avoid this place at all costs. There are way too many high quality, accommodating restaurants in downtown Austin for this place to continue operating they way they currently do.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, small portions

C
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and impeccable service. Traditional brunch foods with a creative twist.

y
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfectly cooked!!! The food was hot and seasoned perfectly. This restaurant does everything right.

LE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the flavors and craftsmanship of each dish! Great dining experience!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

IS
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is always a hard choice between this and the pop-over eggs benny and the lamb pastrami reuben. The reuben won this time - it is out of this world. I have had most everything else on the menu, but always come back to one of these two. You don't often think of desert with brunch, but, save the best for last -- the blueberry muffin. They call it "The Best Blueberry Muffin You've Ever Eaten" -- a name that does not exaggerate. This thing is packed with blueberries! The perfect end to a wonderful brunch -- my wife and I never leave brunch without at least splitting one of these muffins.

n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not much people in this restaurant and we now can understand why it was so easy to book last minute Open Table on a Friday Night downtown Austin!
Ask prior ordering something on the menu if they really got it in the kitchen....For me :2 items missing Gougeres and Sea Scallops.
About the food: good taste but horrible plating for the price. Polenta was soaked in the sauce and completely melting. Desert Pudding :no presentation.as well
Please just do not claim that you have a French Flair or I do not remember what is the cooking and serving in my country. Not even a piece of bread for the sauce....

ST
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Wish I could have ordered everything on the menu. Service was outstanding. Everyone was friendly and informative about things to do in Austin. Great experience.

AO
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Underrated brilliance! One of the best restaurants in town!!! Thank you for another memorable evening.

M
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative scallop dish, lovely Austrian Rosé, attentive service from Sam and a great location. Always a favorite!

JC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their pork chop entree is one of the most balanced and unique meals in town. I love it!

DG
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Your service has been way too slow the last two times. Restaurant was a third full, and it too 10 minutes for drinks and 20 for appetizers, then another 15 for main course.

T
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is a "hidden" gem- right close to many great restaurants, but yet off the beaten path by a block. Our meal was great, and the place was fairly empty after a big graduation party left. The lamb shank was perfectly prepared. The wine list, though small, has some good choices that complement the menu items well. I can't wait to go back for a Sunday Brunch- that menu looks great also!

MO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio. The server was attentive. The food was amazing! We really enjoyed the bacon tater tots.

JP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Really liked the Ploughman's Platter appetizer. Wine was nicely paired with the entree - one pork chop and one smoked trout. The Sticky toffee desert with decaf coffee topped the meal off nicely.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day brinch

JE
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! First we started our Mother’s Day Brunch with a carafe of mimosas and the Homemade Pop Tart, Popovers, and the Pecan Sticky Bun. Heaven. All three were complete Heaven!! We had the Steak & Eggs, Breakfast Pizza, Goat Cheese and Heirloom Tomato Tart and the Chipotle Lime Chicken Hash. Each dish had unique flavors and presentation and were abundantly flavorful. Our server was attentive, funny and had great suggestions! We will definitely be back!!!!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

K
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Mother’s Day disappointment
Mistake to book
Have been patron for some years so ‘depressing to pay for such dreadful experience

CW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food. Poor service. Very slow. We asked in advance to expedite only one of our meals for a guest who had to leave to catch a flight and nothing was done. She had to cancel her order and leave without food.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We loved our visit there. It was all about the service and the desserts. The appetizers were great as well. We would love to go to brunch too, heard it’s amazing

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was super friendly and attentive and made us feel so special. Unfortunately the Waygu ribeye was all gristle and almost inedible. But they comped us and were so nice. Overall we had a wonderful time and everything else was really delicious.

M
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, inventive menu and excellent execution! I had seared scallops on a crispy rice bed with grapefruit nage -- for the second time! It was delicious. My husband had the Wagyu beef stroganoff. The wine selection is lovely and the atmosphere modern, welcoming and refreshingly quiet such that we could have delightful conversation over dinner. Our server Sam was attentive and took great care of us. We'll be back!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a Sunday evening and my husband and I were the only guests at the restaurant. Food was good but not exceptional for the price. Ambiance was cute but suffered for lack of other patrons.

t
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back!

W
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent waitstaff which is a rare thing in Austin. Food was very good and desserts were the best part of the meal.

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Bœuf viande dur et coriace

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only had dessert both times we visited. But they were outstanding! I heard from a friend that their Happy Hour is also fantastic but we didn't get to try it.

R
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The price they charge is not reflected in the dishes they serve. All the dishes were really unexceptional. Many Austin restaurants provide better food for cheaper. Almost all of their customers looked like older wealthy people so they probably didn't mind being overcharged for the food. Their scallops even had an odd bitter after-taste.

B
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Scallops were excellent, although portions were rather small.

AB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, great service, good atmosphere. The waitstaff was attentive, the redfish was excellent. The LED lights with the tiny fake succulents glued to them were kind of weird but otherwise the vibe was cool.

IS
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, the food at The Bonneville was excellent! I had the pork chop for the first time; it was perfectly cooked and the spice blend had just enough heat. The coconut rice was a perfect balance to the spice rub on the chop. This might be my new favorite.

A
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the evening. Service was stellar. Food was excellent. Sorry to see they weren’t busier on the first Saturday of SXSW.

JB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and atmosphere. Loved the food, just a little pricey.

C
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I requested a substitution of the sides to my entree, selecting from other sides prepared for other entrees, and I was told, the chef has carefully coordinated the menu and will not make substitutions. Really? I wasn't asking for anything prepared especially for me. I simply don't eat the sides that were paired with my entree choice, and as a paying customer, I think my request was more than reasonable. Consequently, I ordered something different. It was okay, but my appetite was already spoiled by the chef's attitude. The chef's arrogance completely outweighs any concept of customer care. My husband and I will not be back.

JE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Cocktails very delicious!!

T
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Excellent food, but everything took forever

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

They had a set menu for Valentine’s Day that was not advertised on Open Table. Very limited and very expensive. We should have walked out but other reservations were not available at the time.

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