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The Garden at The 704, Austin, TX

The Garden at The 704

4.3
4.3
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Inspired by The North End in Boston, The Garden strives to bring an authentic Italian seafood experience to the South Austin area.
Carefully curated by chef Tim Lane, our seasonal menu features only the freshest ingredients with seafood flown in from the northeast and herbs picked from our very own gardens.
From bites + beer to full entrees as well a variety of wine and craft cocktails, we have something for everyone! Join us at any of our three locations in South Austin, Bee Cave, or Georgetown for brunch, lunch + dinner!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 230-2038

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. I am originally from Boston and the lobster matched my expectations. Fettuccine was fresh and the lobster roll was authentic.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food here. It’s a nice place to just grab a bite on your own at the bar.
  3. J

    Justmythoughts

    Austin

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been wanting to try this place for awhile and so glad we finally made it. Everything was exactly how I had envisioned it. Great location with a fabulous bar area, perfect outdoor patio when the weather cools down or late night plus good food & service. The lobster fettucine was fantastic! Try it
  4. SM

    ScottM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and cocktails. Pastas, pizza, apps, Gf options app terrific. Enjoyed the patio til food came and the flies joined in. Otherwise a great place.
  5. A

    Andrew

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall The Garden at The 704 was very good. I enjoyed the concept of Boston Italian food. The food was well executed, particularly the frito misto, which had a wonderful fried crust and outstanding flavor. The lobster fettuccine and the umbrian fried chicken were also stand out dishes. The cocktails were good, though $12/drink seemed pretty steep for pretty basic cocktails.
  6. RW

    ReynardW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza called the Trastevere. Nice thin crust.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious and generously portioned food. Menu focuses on Boston-styled Italian cuisine. Nice to have a place like this in the neighborhood!
  8. SH

    SHARG

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Highly recommend the fried chicken. The meat and cheese platter was excellent and bountiful for 4. Our server bent over backward to get us everything we wanted especially the gluten-free items. Highly recommend for a causal dinner night with friends.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for happy hour! Delicious bites and drinks!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dood and service. We enjoyed the atmosphere a lot. Will definitely comeback
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time dining at this restaurant and we’ve been very happy each time. We ordered appetizers, pizzas, salads and lot of drinks. We love the Brussels sprouts, Verdina pizza and the lavender lemonade to drink. Great service, nice patio. No complaints!
  12. MM

    MorganM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Staff was accommodating but probably could do with fans outside. It was hot and there were a ton of flies. Food was just ok. We had the crab cakes, mussels, lobster fettuccine, and arribiatta. Nothing wowed.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was overpriced and pretty bland. Service was slow.
  14. BL

    Boom2Longhorns

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. He made great suggestions which we appreciated.
  15. DM

    DeeMoe

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service
  16. d

    drewp

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Great bar and served a great cold vodka martini! Great food and plenty of it. Our new date nite spot!
  17. CS

    ChristieS

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Showed up for my noon lunch reservation and the place was deserted! After standing at the host stand for a few awkward moments, a gentleman with shocking bruises all over his arms came out to tell me the chef had not yet arrived and offered a cocktail. This was a business meeting on a Monday, so I politely declined. When asked when the chef could be expected, the gentleman noted “your guess is as good as mine”. At that point I was obvious the lunch meeting needed to pivot to a new location. Seems like there is work to be done here with quality staffing. The interior and patio were beautiful and the menu looks to have delicious potential. Bummer I wasn’t able to enjoy either!
  18. MT

    MiketheTexan

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We really liked this place, but OpenTable may want to reclassify it because calling it a seafood restaurant is little bit of a stretch. Yes, they do have seafood, but they dont have fish, and they also have mostly salads and pizza and some dishes very some small amount of seafood. Anyhow, as long as this is clear, this is a very cute place and the food is delicious and fresh. Our calamari appetizer was good, especially the fried zucchinis or squash it came with. My gem salad was beautiful, so fresh and crispy heart of lettuce. And the crispy potatoes are very nicely made, crispy on the outside, but super soft on the inside. Service was great, bill was reasonable. We will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    I liked the wait staff a lot and they were very dog friendly so I hesitate to go too hard on them, but the food was wildly mediocre. We sat in the back patio in the late afternoon and could hardly see our meal. The lobster fettuccini was undercooked and chewy, and really just not good. The lobster was “market price” and I swear they have these things frozen in the back for weeks. So chewy and flavorless. May be a fun place to get a drink and take your dog for brunch but the dinner was bad and the lighting on the patio was hardly existent. Crab cakes were average at best. Do not recommend at all.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and ambiance!
  21. SS

    StephanieS

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I went for what I believe they said was their second day of doing brunch. They were slightly understaffed but tried hard with the staff they did have. The brunch menu was a bit limited and the french toast portion was rather small but the ambiance is beautiful.
  22. h

    houstonfoodie

    Houston

    443 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    443 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good mussels
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    North Boston food, crab cakes and lobster roll was fabulous. Service was attentive even with just one server for both inside and outside. Thanks so much!
  24. HH

    HappyHourHappyLife

    Austin

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good and drinks were great. Sat on the patio and it was comfortable. Only issue was that we hooked our reservation for 1p and they changed it to 1:30p without communicating to use about the change. Wasn’t an issue per se, but caused a bit of confusion.
  25. DJ

    DanielJ

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great!
  26. KT

    KellyT

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good overall. Only complaint is we ordered an appetiser and never received it and had to ask when the check came if we weren’t charged for it. We were never updated we wouldn’t be receiving it. Also, the pizza was very flimsy not crisp as all which was a bit disappointing. The server was very friendly and attentive.
  27. LM

    LisaM

    Austin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great, especially the mussels and Caesar salad! Service was friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed sitting on the lovely patio! Will definitely go again!
  28. o

    owlfan2

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Our waitress was so nice , patient and helpful. The potatoes out of this world , salad delicious. Loved the lobster fettuccine and my husband had beef bolognese. Nice portion sizes. Just a great dining experience. Loved hearing how the place came about. We will definitely be back !
  29. IN

    IleneN

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three girl friends and I met here to celebrate a birthday. We sat on the patio for drinks, appetizers and dinner. The staff was super attentive and the waiter made great suggestions. The drinks and food were yummy and the outdoor patio is nice. Every time I come the patio tends to be enjoyed by friendly dog owners. Would definitely recommend and will return.
  30. J

    Jerryj2

    Austin

    117 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Overall just OK - a lot of misses ... underwhelmed with food and service... Gem Lettuces - we ordered a small to share but our waiter served and charged us for a large - dressing was favorable - they go a little overboard with the just OK pork belly. The PEI Mussels - nice sized portion for two to share - sauce was a little lite on flavor - Umbrian Chicken - we asked the server what was served on this dish - he indicated a leg and a chicken breast w/out the bone - what arrived was a leg with two almost meatless thighs - nice crispy coating but as mentioned very little meat - served w/nice roasted potatoes all for $23 - wholesale there was probably less than $2 of food on that plate - Lobster Fettuccine @ $32 was just OK - it did have a nice serving of lobster claw meat - Our waiter Jade was somewhat aloof and not very engaging - also instead of refreshing silverware left on a plate - he pulled off it off the plate and put it back on the on the table indicating he had no intention of refreshing - how much effort would that have been? The place is new - we will give it another try - the pizzas being served at the other tables looked appetizing...
  31. JM

    JaredM

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food tasted like it came from cans. The fried food was probably the best thing. Although they say it’s Boston style Italian food it just seems like frozen food. The service was great.
  32. L

    Luv3dine

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Dinner was delicious, service exceptional, and the outdoor patio delightful!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

The Garden at The 704 is rated 4.3 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Garden at The 704

3403 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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