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The Garden at The 704, Austin, TX

The Garden at The 704

4.3
4.3
24 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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Booked 17 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

shareable starters

  • P.E.I. Mussels^$18.00

    garlic, pinot grigio, lemon, parsley, black pepper, grilled bread

    • Salumi and Cheese Board^$28.00

      chef selection of cured meats and cheeses, candied walnuts, mostarda, cerignola and castelvetrano olives, assorted breads and crackers

      • Crab Cakes$18.00

        crab cakes, garden herb pear salad, lemon aioli

        • Shishito Peppers$14.00

          grilled shishito peppers, smoked sea salt, modern bagna cauda

          Fritti

          fried crispy bites

          • Mozzarella in Carrozza$13.00

            crispy hand-pulled mozzarella sandwich, marinara sauce

            • Fritto Misto^$18.00

              calamari, jalapeno, green tomato, lemon, zucchini, crispy herbs, salsa verde aioli

              • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$14.00

                lemon, chile flakes, crispy pancetta, parmesan, saba

                • Crispy Potatoes$8.00

                  Zuppa & Insalata

                  Housemade soup & salad | Reg/Large. Add grilled chicken +$5 | prosciutto +$6 | shrimp +$9

                  • Ribollita$11.00

                    tuscan soup with kale and white cannellini beans

                    • Garden Caesar^$13.00

                      young romaine, fresh herbs, classic caesar dressing, pecorino romano, croutons

                      • Gem Lettuces$16.00

                        crispy pork belly, marinated tomato, crushed olives, goat cheese, sherry shallot vinaigrette

                        • Seasonal Garden Salad$13.00

                          nebbiolo poached pears with mixed greens, candied walnuts, gorgonzola dulce

                          Panini

                          East Coast inspired artisanal sandwiches served with housemade pickles

                          • Live Maine Lobster Roll^

                            whole maine lobster, celery, fines herbes, aioli

                            • Mkt
                          • Scallop Roll^

                            maine diver jumbo scallop, fresno chile, caper mayo, lemon

                            • Mkt
                          • Truffle Mushroom Panino^$16.00

                            grilled portobello mushroom, truffle spinach, parmigiano frico, calabrian chile aioli on house made puccia bread

                            • The Siciliano^$17.00

                              prosciutto, salami, mortadella, pepperoni, fontina cheese, arugula and pepperoncini on house made puccia bread

                              Housemade Pasta

                              Gluten free penne on request

                              • Pappardelle alla Medici^$24.00

                                hand-rolled egg pasta, beef bolognese, parmigiano reggiano, chile flakes

                                • Lobster Fettuccine^$32.00

                                  housemade egg yolk fettuccine, lobster, heirloom tomatoes, marscarpone cheese, fennel

                                  • Rigatoni Milanese^$24.00

                                    rigatoni, roasted pumpkin, sage butter, parmigiano reggiano

                                    Umbrian Fried Chicken

                                    • Umbrian Fried Chicken^$23.00

                                      italian-style fried chicken, crispy potatoes, garden herbs, house-fermented hot sauce

                                      Pizza

                                      Light and thin, crispy roman style pizza. Prosciutto +$6, gluten free crust +$5

                                      • Margherita^$17.00

                                        tomato sauce, housemade mozzarella, basil

                                        • Trasteverina^$19.00

                                          italian sausage, mozzarella, blistered broccoli, provolone, chile flakes, parmesan

                                          • Capricciosa^$19.00

                                            tomato sauce, mozzarella, olives, artichokes, prosciutto, mushrooms

                                            • Verdina^$18.00

                                              provolone, fontina, mozzarella, 'nduja, arugula, truffle oil

                                              • Diavola^$18.00

                                                tomato sauce, mozzarella, chile flakes, salami

                                                • Patate^$19.00

                                                  mozzarella, fontina, potatoes, pancetta, housemade calabrian chile sauce

                                                  Dolci

                                                  housemade italian desserts

                                                  • Tiramisu$8.00

                                                    ladyfingers, egg mascarpone cream, coffee, cocoa powder

                                                    • Gelati$6.00

                                                      chef's selection

                                                      • Cheesecake$9.00

                                                        pecans, caramel, chocolate sauce, strawberries

                                                        • Affogato$8.00

                                                          housemade vanilla bean gelato, espresso

                                                          Last updated: March 27, 2022

                                                          What 24 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
                                                          • 4.1Food
                                                          • 4.2Service
                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                          • 4Value

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                                                          1. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Las Vegas

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great spot for happy hour! Delicious bites and drinks!

                                                          2. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Miami

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          3. 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!

                                                          4. 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.

                                                          5. 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.

                                                          6. 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.

                                                          7. DM

                                                            DeeMoe

                                                            Austin

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Wonderful food and service

                                                          8. 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!

                                                          9. 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!

                                                          10. 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.

                                                          11. 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.

                                                          12. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Great food and ambiance!

                                                          13. 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.

                                                          14. h

                                                            houstonfoodie

                                                            Houston

                                                            443 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            443 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Very good mussels

                                                          15. 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!

                                                          16. 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.

                                                          17. DJ

                                                            DanielJ

                                                            Austin

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            It was great!

                                                          18. 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.

                                                          19. LM

                                                            LisaM

                                                            Austin

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            7 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!

                                                          20. 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 !

                                                          21. IN

                                                            IleneN

                                                            Austin

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            33 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.

                                                          22. 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...

                                                          23. 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.

                                                          24. 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 24 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                          Booked 17 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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