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The Garden at Ellera, Bee Cave, TX

The Garden at Ellera

3.9
3.9
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

The Garden at Ellera is located in the heart of Bee Cave and is a space where you can cultivate community in a beautiful summer setting! Come cool off in our air-conditioned indoor dining areas or under the shady oak trees and try a great selection of craft beer, wine, craft cocktails, and Boston-Italian bites in a space inspired by The Boston Public Gardens. Gather with friends & family to enjoy our indoor/outdoor amenities, including an outdoor play space for the kids, and engage in seasonal events all while enjoying a one-of-a-kind dining experience! Don't forget to check out our weekend brunch features, and happy hour from 3pm-6pm. We look forward to serving you soon!

*We recommend calling ahead for parties of 10 or more to ensure prompt service.

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Booked 11 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 401-8113

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tim Lane and Carson Symmonds

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private event at The Garden! Rent a room or outdoor space and we will help create a memorable experience for your friends & family to enjoy! For more information, send us an email at hello@gardenatellera.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Private party contact

    Madison McGarry: (214) 697-7628

  • Neighborhood

    Bee Cave

  • Parking details

    Free parking available during business hours/Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Saturday pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Kid Friendly

  • Austin

    Outdoor Dining

  • Austin

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  1. LT

    LindaT

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great Cocktails, cheese board way over priced for what you got. Pizza was delicious.. and service was great.

  2. J

    Jeff

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    We have eaten here in the past and we were very disappointed in the food during this visit. Here is a quick breakdown of the food we had. Fritto Misto: Per the description there should have been a combination of calamari, shrimp, artichokes and jalapenos. Unfortunately there was not shrimp in ours, a little disappointed. Overall the dish was just ok, everything was a touch overcooked and the items that were in the dish weren't properly breaded as the breading had fallen off and the artichokes were so broken down that they were only in pieces, none where whole quartered artichokes. Gem Lettuces: This by far was the best item we had. The only feedback I have is the pork belly was cut very inconsistent with some rather large pieces and then small pieces, and there were literally 3-4 pieces of olives in the salad. Trasteverina Pizza: WOW is all I can say!! As you pulled the pizza apart to each a piece you had a pool of grease from the sausage and the large amount of cheese. If you fold your slice in half to eat and hold it down you will have additional grease dripping off of the pizza. On a positive note I do like the lavash style crust, it was just over cheesed and not enough broccoli. Not the greatest experience and as I was leaving I said that this may be the last time as the food didn't live up to the cost we paid.

  3. JS

    JulieS

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Disappointing ☹️ the last time I was here I loved it and rated it highly. Not sure what happened last night but it was not a good experience sadly. We were left for long periods without any service, there was no atmosphere or ambiance on the patio not even any music playing. The patio looked dirty and not really where I’d want to sit and eat, the Texas flies were in force, obviously not the restaurant’s fault but it didn’t help. Sad to say but we won’t come back unless I hear better things about it.

  4. TJ

    ToriJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Mother’s Day reservations for dinner. One server. Placed by restrooms / storage area with a wobbly table. Food was ok but not for the price.

  5. N

    Noone

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    There was what seemed to be only 1 server for the entire restaurant at noon on a Saturday before Mother's Day. We waited for several minutes before being greeted and then only saw our server again when we paid. She was just spread too thin, so it's not really her fault. The food was okay. I got the crab cake eggs benedict and really only liked the crab cake part of it. My mom got a salad. With tip, we paid about $50 for those two items, so I think it's not a very good value.

  6. SM

    ShelleyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food is always excellent but there were so many flies outside that we had to go inside. The music was very loud and it was a little difficult to converse. BUT...these are minor issues and we are thankful for such a great option in the neighborhood :)

  7. KT

    KatieT

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Flies were awful outside. Service was poor. Beautiful place and food was good.

  8. a

    andiescandy

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    In my opinion, this isn't authentic Italian food. Putting chili flakes on pasta was not appetizing for my mom & daughter. The "flatbread" pizza hardly had any red sauce on it. Very dissatisfied.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Waitress was friendly but waaaayyyyy understaffed.

  10. PM

    PaulM

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    For a picnic table setting and fair service, the whole menu, food and drink are overpriced. I found the food to be very good, I agree with many of the posts I read, this place is overpriced. If it survives, it is because of the profits made at Ellera and the gouging in the Garden.

  11. CB

    CarolB

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Crab cakes were not good, not fresh tasting. Pizza very good but too many salty ingredients together. Rigatoni with squash & sage had no flavor at all and I don’t think it was fresh pasta as advertised. Best thing was the potato starter, they were outstanding. Cute place, would go again for a glass of wine or cocktail.

  12. JS

    JulieS

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Charming patio with great ambience. Perfect for a friends get together or date night. Great selection of food, wine and cocktails. Staff were attentive. Thoroughly recommend

  13. KS

    KarynS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor dining. Wonderful food. Pizza, crab cakes and salad was all very good. Could use a few smaller outdoor tables, only thing I'd recommend. Looking forward to music nights!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great family spot for happy hour!

  15. KB

    KarynB

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Third time there and the food quality is terrible.

  16. AS

    AnnaS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We went for brunch on a Sunday. The crab cake Benedict was awesome. I got the corned beef hash and it was great, but a little heavy. I would definitely go back again.

  17. LM

    LouisM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The place had a great aesthetic. The service was hardly impressive. Drinks took far too long. The appetizer came out at the same time as one of the entrees and the other entree came with the salads that were ordered “Our first”. The waitress was pleasant but lacked attention to detail and didn’t check in even once after the order was received. We had to grab other servers for help.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    I think they have a limited menu for Italian

  19. NR

    NRaustin

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    The Margherita pizza was not at all “authentic Italian” pizza. The base was under cooked and pizza was drowning with cheese. The only thing you could taste was the cheese which was not the best. 6-7 basil leaves were thrown on the pizza for namesake. For us even visually the pizza was not appealing. Gnocchi pasta was good but again the tomato sauce provided on the plate was less and clearly insufficient. Overall a very disappointing experience and not at all worth the money.

  20. RB

    RobB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience at Ellara! The food was amazing and it felt like we were having a picnic under the trees in the garden. A truly enjoyable, family experience.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2

    It was my birthday and we got there at 7:40 and the restaurant was about to close. Way too early to close a restaurant but I should have researched that. I’m big on ambiance and the restaurant was extremely bright and uninviting so we moved outdoors. Our server was great and did everything he could to make our dinner enjoyable considering it was my birthday. The worst part was the food. The Swiss Chard was terrible. It tasted like chlorine. The scallops were not only over cooked and chewy but tasted extremely fishy.

  22. L

    Lixxle

    Austin

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    We were given the option to try the Garden or the Ellera. We had a great server, but we wish we would have chosen the Ellera side. We ended up having to send some of our food back. The smell and the taste were not to our liking. Some of the food just didn't have the flavor we expected, even for first timers.

  23. CN

    CindyN

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we ordered for our table of 7 was absolutely delicious

  24. C

    Cr3ativegirl

    Austin

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love the food here. They are always friendly too.

  25. HG

    HannahG

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I like to have brunch here! Their French toast is AMAZING! Highly recommend! I love the outdoor ambiance as well

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    I had the pastrami sandwich on gluten-free bread. The bed was terrible and hard and the pastrami was cold and tough.

  27. DB

    DonnaB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The mussels were fantastic, a huge portion and spot-on. The panino was not what I expected, thinking of a panini maker; it wasn't like that at all, so I was disappointed in it.

  28. M

    Migazer

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience1

    For the money we paid the food was mediocre. Everything was expensive but the quality of all the dishes was poor!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for the first time today and fell in love! Everyone was super nice. The lavender lemonade was AMAZING! the rigatoni had so much flavor and the tiramisu was one of the best I’ve tasted. Definitely recommend!

  30. MA

    MichaelATX55

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyed some pre dinner drinks, split a salad, and had a fantastic pizza. Service was excellent.

  31. CA

    ClintA

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time and loved it.

  32. LS

    LoneStar

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Absolutely worth it. Service was great, the outdoor ambiance was very nice, and the food was quite good. Prices seemed a touch high for lunch, but this is an excellent place for an upscale lunch.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Service was good the first time we went about a year ago, but the four times since we’ve felt less than attended to. Food is always solid. Wish there were a couple more true main dishes, but we know what we’re going for.

  34. DB

    DaynaB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the perfect place to have a working lunch!

  35. BJ

    BonnieJerry

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was a rainy day so we were inside. Server was terrific’ pastrami Was made there and was very good . Definitely will return.

  36. S

    Stone

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Nice patio. Pleasant servers. Poor to fair food quality. The. Cauliflower Curry in particular was terrible. Please reinvent this dish away from a muddy looking salty sauce with a few pieces of vegetables. Maybe I was served the dregs? Brussel sprouts were reasonably good, but rest of the food was unimpressive. The menu is a mess of trendy sounding dishes. Perhaps some type of theme or cohesiveness to the menu would help. Curry, bulgogi, caprese, kabob….maybe develop a better menu.

  37. M

    Mike

    Austin

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was really good, but what made a big difference was the service. Very attentionate, fast, efficient and friendly. These are rare nowadays.

  38. HG

    HannahG

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved it! Definitely coming back. Food was great, mimosas were okay but I loved the atmosphere!

  39. KO

    KOzzie

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience for a birthday which included kids. Food and atmosphere nice but not so nice that it was uncomfortable having toddlers around. Our waitress was great and the food came out promptly! We will be back.

  40. JH

    JoshuaH

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent location and atmosphere. The cheese board was very yummy! The pizzas are extra thin and crispy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Garden at Ellera using the Order Online button. The Garden at Ellera also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 401-8113.

The Garden at Ellera is rated 3.9 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Garden at Ellera

12432 Bee Caves Rd Bee Cave, TX 78738

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bee Cave

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking available during business hours/Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Saturday pm

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Lane and Carson Symmonds

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 401-8113

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private event at The Garden! Rent a room or outdoor space and we will help create a memorable experience for your friends & family to enjoy! For more information, send us an email at hello@gardenatellera.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Private party contact

    Madison McGarry: (214) 697-7628

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