Tiny Boxwoods - Austin

4.6
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247 Reviews
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$50 and over
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American

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About

We opened the doors of our first restaurant in late 2007, but our story really began in 2006, when we decided to build Tiny Boxwoods in the middle of a beloved River Oak’s nursery. Tiny Boxwoods Productions is a Houston based company that thrives on the spaces we build and meticulously design. We love small menus with food that makes people happy and are thankful to have the best team in the world standing behind us. We couldn’t be any more appreciative that we’ve made it to your city, Austin, Texas. We want your family to be part of our family.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(512) 220-0698
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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d
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely outdoor seating. Excellent service. Delicious food. A very enjoyable dinner experience.

SS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food! Server was young and should have checked in on our table more often.

LQ
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places! Lovely food, atmosphere and the cookies are the best!!

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. The crab and shrimp with coconut rice was out of this world. Delicious cocktails too!

b
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant feel. Attentive wait staff. Appetizers included board with fresh warm bread, ham, cheese, and also ordered artichokes and Brussels —great start. We had shrimp, steak, salads—all excellent . Dessert doughnuts and cake were great

DJ
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. It is charming, light and airy. The service was great; the food was delicious! The artichoke appetizer was unique and yummy. The Blackberry mojito was very aromatic. We loved the fish and shrimp entrees and blueberry pie!
It’s a lovely area that feels like a secluded retreat from busy 35th st.

S
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was not blown away by the service or the food . But it’s a nice place and well run and pretty.

T
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this space. Just wish you would install some sort of noise absorbing system. So loud it makes it hard to carry on a conversation

CS
Amarillo
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard about this restaurant but had never had an opportunity to go. I will go again and again. Wonderful beautiful fabulous.

A
Austin
46 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It is a pretty place to dine. Although the food is just mediocre at best. We had the Red Snapper that was overcooked and over seasoned. It was on a rice that it sat on just didn't seem to fit. It's really a shame because the decor and atmosphere was exceptional.

Our server was delightful, professional and really set a good tone for the evening.

The Shrimp and risotto was light and tasty.

The wine selection is fare and at best, the chocolate chip cookie was spot on.

BT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not much mention of this place on all the "internet lists" but I found it to be far better than most of the highly mentioned "best restaurants of Austin". The place was gorgeous, staff was great, and the chocolate chip cookies were UNREAL.

AE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really beautiful restaurant and the food is delicious. Would recommend sitting inside (it's in kind of an odd area, so I personally didn't find it super appealing to sit outside). The risotto is incredible - would recommend pairing with the market fish. Also, make sure to get at least one of their warm cookies!

BF
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was very good and the place is bright and vibrant. The brunch menu looks great so we will definitely go back and try that soon.

CE
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Amazingly attractive retro-fit of a former fast food/chain restaurant. Light and airy. Lots more gals than guys the night we went. Noisy room.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I want to love this place because it is precious on the inside and out from a design stand point - but our server really ruined the entire experience for us plus it feels very ladies brunch like not evening vibe at all.

I won't go in to the entire evening, but the server had no knowledge of the cocktails "because she was not a drinker" and no knowledge of the fish specials "because she was vegan" I will let your imagination fill in the rest.

The entree I ordered was terrible and they proceeded to tell me it was being removed from the menu because of problems....

I will say the manager was lovely - and she sent over a box of 2 pastries to go for the trouble.
I would give it another shot for breakfast but never again for dinner - too many great dinner places in austin

DP
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, amazing cocktails and delicious food!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great . Love Rr cheese plate . Burger slighty over cooked . Tiasha is top notch server..

LC
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

This was my fourth visit to Tiny Boxwoods and I brought a friend who was visiting from Scottsdale. It was a Friday night so I knew the place would be busy so I booked a table. It was jumping inside which means it is really loud, some noise dampening measures would be a good investment! Our server, Tisha, greeted us right away, she was friendly and had a great smile. We had already decided on our dinner choices before we arrived so we started with a cocktail. I had a mint julep, excellent, my friend tried the In Bloom, I think it was called. We both loved the our drinks. I had told her about the artichokes before we arrived and we were anxious to order them but they no longer have an appetizer portion available. They can only be ordered as a side, they were still amazing! We also had an order of the fried green tomatoes. They were fried in a beer batter which was light and crispy with great flavor. Our only complaint was some were very salty. We shared the watercolor, my favorite dish on the menu and while it was very good, the coconut rice seemed to lack of its usual coconut flavor. We shared a bottle of Schug Chardonnay which was a great oaky, buttery but still balanced wine. Tisha was such a gracious server who was dealing with several tables with grace, laughter and smiles. She really enhanced our entire dining experience. We were really satisfied at the end of our meal but decided to have two of their famous chocolate chip cookies; they are crispy, melty and chewy at the same time. Just really good. I am already looking forward to my next visit. I will be asking for a table in Tisha’s section!

KF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Lucky burger was unlucky. Not good especially for the price. Maybe other menu items are better. Service was very good. Nice place but initially load on a Friday night.

LH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is great! But it is way too loud. We could barely hear at our table of 4. I prefer to dine for breakfast here. Much less crowded so much less noise. It is a beautiful place! I wish they would consult someone about adding something to help reduce the noise.

LP
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We love the Houston Tiny Box Woods!! The Austin location is too crowded on the inside. It would be better with more space between tables. Excellent service and food!

LG
Austin
70 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A overall. Two of us had dinner inside. Food is very good and so is the atmosphere. Service was OK but seemed stretched. Probably too many quests for the number of servers. Noise level is very loud. Don't expect to have a conversation. One suggestion if TB is reading --- Place a sign by the parking lot entrance and/or on the building with your name. We had no idea if we were at the right place or not as there was no sign.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tiny Boxwoods has become one of my favorite Austin restaurants. Love the food. Love the decor and ambience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Breakfast and brunch is a must... dinner is a bust! Dinner is way over priced and extremely small portions.

KF
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! From Pizza and a burger, to wonderful seafood dishes, there is something for everyone. Love the full bar, even though I usually get wine. Will be back soon! Of course, I left with a dozen of Tiny’s decadent chocolate chip cookies!

JS
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Tables too close together as we could hear everyone’s private conversations.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a place you dream about returning to! Staff and food are great. An great experience!

JG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Server made the evening special - connected with us, watched the table and was attentive. Drinks and entrees were top of the line delicious. Perfectly prepared scallops as was my husband's swordfish. Brussel sprouts were good - maybe a tad too tangy. Perfect risotto. We enjoyed the ambiance (had an early reservation) until the restaurant started to fill up, which it did quickly. And then the noise level became apparent. Don't know what you have to do, but it needs to be addressed. Regardless, we'll be back. An overall wonderful eating experience.

EC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully crafted restaurant with exceptional service and equally tasty and well planned menu

KG
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely and light. My husband is diabetic and asked for fresh berries on and was told no, which was disappointing. Otherwise very nice.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and food in a beautiful casual atmosphere

KC
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved eating outside under the sycamore tree. French picnic appetizer was delightful, the shrimp risotto and seaside entrée were fabulous. Our waiter, Ben was great, but the best was the hostess who answered our questions about the landscaping and brought me a fan when I felt warm.

JM
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter and three of her friends here for her birthday. She and the girls absolutely loved it. The food was exceptional and the chocolate chip cookies were perfect finish!!!!

DD
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous everything: the food, the wait staff, the atmosphere and the new cocktails!!

FS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time to Tiny Boxwoods and we were pleased. But noise got to us, even at 6:30, as it filled up. We were happy to be seated even earlier than our reservation and did come early to avoid noise in part.

R
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I live the burger. While it was tasty as usual, it was oddly cold. :-/

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot in Austin. The servers are the best and the environment is incredible. LOVE Tiny Boxwoods

q
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and wine (and cookies!!) were excellent. We got the grilled salmon, and the fillet with prawns. The sides (artichoke hearts and Brussels sprouts) were fantastic. The cocktails and wine list were superb as well. I take all new people here for a lovely evening. Their brunch is great too!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall this was a good experience. But I ordered the filet with shrimp and it was doused in butter. It was delicious but pretty much soaked. It was so buttery I dreamt about butter that night and not in a good way. I would order the dish again but request light on the butter!

K
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

You have to do something about the wAter as the water glasses. They smelled very bad. Could not even drink it.

This is second time we have been there and the water glasses and water smelled bad. Such a cool white clean looking interior too.

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