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Carillon Restaurant, Austin, TX

Carillon Restaurant

4.8
4.8
809 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Carillon is a New American restaurant featuring familiar food with a refined twist. The Carillon provides a sophisticated and approachable dining experience for all occasions. Our culinary team masterfully creates dishes with local, fresh, and seasonal produce and organic, grass-fed or free-range proteins. The Carillon offers ‘a la Carte’ or 3 for $45 tasting menu, which can be skillfully paired with award-winning wines.

Located at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, The Carillon delivers an impressive and memorable experience. Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage. Bring your ticket to be validated. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 404-3655

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Barham

  • Private party facilities

    The Carillon has 7 private dining rooms available for groups ranging from 4 to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Joe Castillo : (888) 819-1238

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    MLK and University Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage available for dinner hours. Bring your ticket for validation. <br />Discounted valet available.

  • Public transit

    Located south of UT campus.<br />Taxi stand located outside restaurant.<br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 809 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. MW

    MikeW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this under-appreciated restaurant. Every plate is executed perfectly. Great wine list. Excellent ambiance. It’s our latest weekday go-to dinner in ATX
  2. V

    Vetou

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real gem. Food was exceptional. The 45$ menu with 3 courses made it a very good value for money. Sophisticated good, few people. Don’t miss it!
  3. SM

    SpencerMP

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This really is one of the best kept secrets in Austin.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caleb and Elliot pulled off a flawless culinary journey. Attention to detail was tops without overdoing it. Sampled some fine Pinot Noir from willamette valley. Paired well with the Steak and scallops we had. Had a charcuterie plate which was outstanding. Tried some hamachi carpaccio served with fruit. That appetizer opened my palate for the scallops. My chocolate on chocolate was so decadent and rich I couldn’t finish it. We will be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food presentation and service.
  6. B

    Boss

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The atmosphere was great....quiet and calm. The staff tried hard, but due to "circumstances", they struggled to provide a stellar experience. The food was good, nothing more.
  7. GS

    GaryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was great, the interior is very hotel like. The manager is amazing at this restaurant - very interesting, lived in many countries. They also provided my girlfriend as a surprise at the end of the edible flower bouquet. It was very sweet. The prices are high but they clearly have an excellent chef - he apparently had worked years at Uchi.
  8. RW

    RebeccaW

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We will go back soon for another amazing meal.
  9. RM

    RhondaM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for our son's birthday because it has been years since we had dinner at the Carillon. The food was as delicious and as beautifully presented as we remember. The wine list is extensive. The service was outstanding.
  10. TB

    TarynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, highly recommend. Very impressed.
  11. AF

    AlexF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for a delicious, classy dining experience.
  12. J

    Joec

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the most underrated and unappreciated restaurant in Austin: From service to setting to food.
  13. TM

    TerryM

    Austin

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    So lovely being back at the Carillon to celebrate our anniversary. Elliot, the new manager, is personable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our meal,wine and the special attention for our anniversary. We'll be back
  14. r

    rolliky

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Probably the nicest dining room in Austin. Newly reopened, so some startup problems with new staff, but very good overall. Food creativity exceptional.
  15. k

    kathrynr

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Different and delicious Beautiful refectory style architecture
  16. WC

    WalterC

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It is great to have Carillon back. One of the best restaurants in Austin finally back after the pandemic. New menu, same excellent food and service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  18. BP

    BillyP

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant needs to get their act together with regard to OpenTable. We made a 4-person reservation to arrive at 2:45pm on Thursday (the earliest time available that day on OpenTable) and we took a Lyft ALL the way there only to find out it was CLOSED!!! If the restaurant is not open, why is OpenTable accepting reservations for it? No one answered the phone, so I left a message. Never heard back from them. Perhaps I wasn't the ONLY customers they stood up that day?
  19. DC

    DinoC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    We had made a reservation for a special occasion (5 yr wedding anniversary) because of the many reviews before this saying how special it was. That was NOT the case. The hostess did not even ask us if there was a special occasion, there were no special amenities (name on the menu), and the service was abysmal. The hostess was also the waitress and she was not friendly nor attentive. We will not be going back here and would not recommend this place.
  20. PB

    PattyB

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful! Delicious! Decadent presentation! We really enjoyed our dining experience!
  21. ES

    EricS

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great location to UT and downtown, wonderful service, excellent menu and wine selection, consistent quality, great prices and quiet.
  22. W

    Walter

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and great food. I don’t know why we hadn’t discovered this place earlier, but we will definitely be back soon.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The power went out, I didn’t get to eat. I’m very hungry right now 😪 P.S. She was not impressed with me. 😔
  24. AR

    AlyceR

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines day dinner, food creative and delicious, staff and sommelier attentive and knowledgeable the restaurant is beautiful,
  25. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Carillon is always the best food, best service, quietest ambience of any Austin restaurant we try. This dinner was especially special. The appetizers were so good we couldn’t finish our entrees, but have been eating the entrees at home for several days. This is one of the very best restaurants in Austin.
  26. p

    poetesstx

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best meal in Austin! My second time there and my opinion hasn't changed.
  27. GT

    GramTX

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town to visit dear friends. We went here to celebrate yet another birthday 😧 (we had not told them) and we enjoyed a totally awesome meal! Beautiful presentation and a delectable meal! Well done!
  28. D

    Dorothy

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Carillon is a wonderful choice for an excellent meal at which you can actually hear your companions. It seems a throwback to us and a throwback we like very much. The food is imaginative and beautifully presented and the service is unusually good. The 3 courses for $35 is a value that is irresistible.
  29. SM

    SusanM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience! Great food and perfect atmosphere to converse with friends. Service and is attentive but not intrusive.
  30. A

    Annie

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal...nice relaxing atmosphere...a hidden gem in Austin!
  31. DD

    DebD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Very mediocre tasting food. The sea bass was meh, but the pumpkin/squash tamale was just plain yuck. The ambiance was fine, but certainly not upscale. The service was friendly, timely and attentive. We won’t be back, due to the lack luster food that I wouldn’t pay for again, regardless of the price.
  32. BE

    BeckyE

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was extremely good. This is the best place to eat if you are attending an event on the UT campus. My pork shank was totally delicious. The meat was very tender, falling off the bone, and the dark red wine sauce was perfect for the pork. My starter was the pumpkin soup and it was also very good and had a beautiful presentation. My husband had the foie gras starter which consisted of a slice of foie gras and also some foie gras pate. Our desserts were also very good a Cranberry Cheesecake, and a Coconut-Chocolate Marquis which is somewhat like a Pavlova. Parking is very handy in the building's basement.
  33. D

    Dineout

    Austin

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was good and so was the service, however the restaurant was strangely empty. It's a big space and there was only 1 other table. Because of that, it didn't feel like a date night. Shame.
  34. J

    Joanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner experience this past weekend at The Carillon which is hands down Austin's best-kept secret. Our server Chris was friendly and attentive, guiding us through the menu and recommending plates based on our food preferences and hunger levels. I cannot say enough good things about the food and stunning presentations ! (Try the sweet potato soup, Ahi Tuna, Striped Bass, Chocolate meringue... and probably everything else on the menu.) As far as wine and cocktails go, The Double Sazerac (with toasted meyer lemon) was so good that we had to order a second. The by-the-glass Sancere was the perfect wine recommendation to accompany dinner. On top of all the amazing food, the staff is unbelievably warm and attentive which is becoming more and more rare to come across in the Austin dining scene. In particular, the manager Oscar was phenomenal. Big thank you to The Carillon team for the best celebration dinner we could have asked for!
  35. RS

    RachelSR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our anniversary at The Carillion and it was spectacular. We were warmly greeted and they knew it was our anniversary! we were given Prosecco and flowers and an anniversary card signed by the staff! The staff were warm and hospitable. It was an overall lovely evening!
  36. EA

    EthelA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This is the very first time I've had to rate a restaurant this way. I was so disappointed in the service that I would not be returning. I arrived the restaurant a little earlier than scheduled, at about 5:35 pm. It took quite some time for someone to even approach my desk after I got seated. There was a lot of service going on with another table that had several people. I guess many is better than one; so the attention was there. When someone finally came, I told her I'd like to be done a little before 7 pm because I had a conference call at 7 pm. For one person, with no conversations, an hour is plenty to eat and get out. But I was there for another 25 minutes before my drink was brought. And my meal wasn't served until it was 6: 28 pm. The food was cold too. I ordered the 3 for $35 with desert which I had to take to-go because I just didn't have the time anymore to sit down and enjoy it while rushing through dinner. Desert was sorbet and berries. Suffice it to say that the sorbet had melted by the time I got to my room, and I had to toss it in the trash. My advice? Every customer counts. Serve the single diner like you would a table of 20!
  37. SM

    ShelleyM

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing every single time.
  38. PM

    PMK1

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A gem of a restaurant As first timers to Austin we booked this restaurant not knowing much about it. Well it was a great success! Excellent food, well thought out. Nice wine and wonderful cocktails. Great service in an elegant setting and all very reasonably priced. It was a little quiet when we visited however this did not detract from any of our enjoyment. We spent 10 nights in Texas and this meal was definitely one of the best! Thank you!
  39. S

    Susannah

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the prix fixe was a great value.
  40. JB

    JillB

    Austin

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have had dinner here a couple of times, and have really been impressed with the entire experience. Tonight's waitress, Liza (?) was great - very attentive, very thorough, very friendly. My husband carries a business-like card with his alcoholic drink preference because of its complicated nature...the bartender came to the table to acknowledge the card, and was so cool. The food was delicious, and with the "3 for $35," a wonderful value. We will definitely return.

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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Carillon Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 404-3655.

Carillon Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 809 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 5 times today
Google Map for Carillon Restaurant

1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    MLK and University Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage available for dinner hours. Bring your ticket for validation. <br />Discounted valet available.

  • Public transit

    Located south of UT campus.Taxi stand located outside restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Barham

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 404-3655

  • Private party facilities

    The Carillon has 7 private dining rooms available for groups ranging from 4 to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Joe Castillo : (888) 819-1238

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