Stella San Jac

4.4
848 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Stella San Jac invites guests and travelers alike to experience the warmth and character of Austin through a mix of genuine service, modern styling and a diverse menu with crafted cocktails, local beers, and handcrafted spirits.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 848 people are saying
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vipAmyT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and the food was delicious. The Bloody Mary’s are extra special as are the Potato Chorizo Tacos! Outdoor patio is chill. Our server had his hands full, with the entire patio, but he was working his butt off and our service was still excellent!

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ROBERTOV
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, high quality, excellently prepared. We ordered too many dishes because we had read in reviews the portions were small. Well the portions are not small and the perfect size for a person. The service was excellent, Lauren was our server and she was amazing! Highly recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the Ambiance and decor of the restaurant. It wasn’t too crowded. The servers were very attentive. The wine was great. My husband loved the flat iron steak. It was really tender. We had a great experience for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I took a quick trip to Austin, stayed downtown, and stumbled upon this restaurant. We were NOT disappointed ... everything was fabulous!

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SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very tasteless, over salted food. I have heard this place used to be Stellar!!! But no more.

So sad.

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LW25
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall good experience. Unfortunately severely understaffed at the time. There was one waitress running the show at the bar and taking all orders. We didn’t receive menus until 30 minutes after sitting down. Otherwise waitress was fantastic and food portions were fair and moderately priced. Would come again; hopefully with more support staff next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

i love my waiter tyler

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! Great food, great service. Thanks to all of those working on the front line. Our waiter was super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Its a good place if you need to hold a lot of people at dinner but the food was NOT good. Pork chop was barely cooked. The mash was like baby food and too expensive in the end for what you get. Cool environment but not for the price. Very limited menu.

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vipReviewer2015
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Perfect for date night!

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vipDemiGlace
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal and the food was made to order and extremely tasty!

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viphannahw
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch places!!! The avocado toast and deviled eggs are my go to but I’ve tasted the pancakes, tacos, and chicken and waffles which are all DELICIOUS.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server male blonde glasses was the best

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL SERVICE, GREAT DRINKS, amazing atmosphere! Management has is figured out... most hotel bars usually let me down with overpriced drinks and okay service... not the case here. 10/10 would recommend for date night, parents dinner, GNO, happy hour or just stopping in for a quick bite. You won’t be disappointed.

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MathewB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice place, great wait staff, friendly and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Trash trash trash trash trash trash trash trash trash trash trash.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing Valentine Day special Chateaubriand au Jus with amazingly tender and perfectly cooked tenderloin. Service was exceptional and the Special Old Fashioned was OK not any better than a regular Old Fashioned but we had a perfect hot tottie with Jameson.

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prameelk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re visiting from CA and were amazed by everything! The staff was amazing and super friendly. We ordered the avocado toast, chicken and waffles and had a mimosa carafe. Food was delicious, I strongly recommend it.

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing, the food was great, and I had a good time!

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vipNiaGe
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! You have to try the biscuits with honey!

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vipHotel
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This restaurant is in a hotel. My husband does not like eating in hotels, so he was unhappy with this choice. The food was good but the menu choices were rather limited. Also we sat outside for health reasons, but unfortunately in downtown Austin there is a lot of construction, and also homeless people who approach you while you are eating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was empty. Our reservation was at 7:00, but that’s not all that early anymore since most places close at 9/10. Was “seat yourself” service in the bar area only, which was mostly high-tops. We did get one of two low tops. Biggest disappointment was very limited menu. Only three starters, which was disappointing as I’d probably prefer to share a few small plates. The Mains were limited also. I ordered the short rib and it was quite tasty. We had the Brussels sprouts starter. My date had the steak frites and asked if she could sub a veggie for the fries. The options were limited to sweet potato purée, or sautéed zucchini. The food was well prepared and tasted great. So biggest issue I guess was “dead restaurant” (must be a reason? Thursday night.). And very limited menu. Maybe it’s just covid?

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Happygirl
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a date night dinner. The food, service and value were great! It was not the most romantic of places but it was very clean and friendly. We both had steak frites and it was delicious. Often times the steak is a little bit tough but not here. There was nice char on the outside but the interior was medium as we ordered. Huge amount of frites, more than I could finish but my husband took care of some of that. We enjoyed ourselves and would be happy to go there again.

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PK26
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Wait staff was very professional. Would like to see a few more low carb items on the menu.

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CeciliaS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great staff! Chicken and waffles were the best I have ever had! ❤️

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HectorL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for weekend brunch. Deviled eggs were great. Menu price points are a high for food quality. Definitely the pricey for the overhead. Overall good place for occasion or meet up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ordered the biscuits, steak frites, and red fish! service was excellent and food was great!

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txgolfer2020
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine. Burger was a salty. Deviled eggs saved the meal. So good. Service was just fine. Ambiance is okay; great for work or a quiet meal. Menu is a bit small but there are great options. Choose wisely.

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viphannahw
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing overall!! I’ve been for dinner and brunch and was so happy both times

Stella San Jac
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi hannahw, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a great review! We're happy that you enjoyed your recent visit. Come back and see us again soon. We'd love to have you! Cheers, Ben

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michaelw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice ambiance. Unfortunately it was a cold night and the climate in the restaurant was super cold. Although we asked the wait staff several times to please consider turning on the heat (we could feel the AC vents blowing cool air) we were told "unfortunately it's not an easy process to adjust the climate control" What????
Nevertheless it was so cold we were forced to eat with our coats on. We also noticed the majority of the restaurant patrons were also wearing their coats as well. Try dining while wearing a heavy coat...it's not a pleasant experience.

Stella San Jac
Responded on January 7, 2021

Hi michaelw, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm so sorry to hear that your recent visit wasn't as comfortable as we all would've hoped. We're happy to have recently resolved minor mechanical issues to ensure that our restaurant is always comfortable for guests and associates alike. I certainly hope that you'll give us an opportunity to make it right by coming back to see us again soon. Cheers, Ben

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food is good, but not worth the prices in my opinion.

Stella San Jac
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm happy to hear that enjoyed the culinary offerings during your recent visit, but I'm sorry to hear that you didn't find that the quality aligned with the value. I'll be sure to pass this information along to the rest of the team in an effort to improve our offerings moving forward. Come back and see us again soon, we'd love to have you! Cheers, Ben

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DanielE
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas dinner

Stella San Jac
Responded on January 3, 2021

Hi DanielE, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a great review! We're happy that you enjoyed your recent visit this holiday season. Come back and see us again soon. We'd love to have you! Cheers, Ben

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We went on Christmas Day and service was a 10 out of 10! Food was amazing as well.

Stella San Jac
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a great review! We're happy that you enjoyed your recent visit this holiday season. Come back and see us again soon. We'd love to have you! Cheers, Ben

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vipcrystalfox
Austin
98 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Christmas day brunch, no special menu; ordered from their breakfast/brunch menu which was fine for us. We enjoyed the chicken and waffles and the American breakfast. Lots of customers enjoying brunch after opening presents or strolling a quiet Downtown.

Stella San Jac
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi crystalfox, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a great review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent holiday visit. We're looking forward to being able to offer a more extensive menu for holidays and special occasions in the future, but I'm glad that you were able to find some favorites in the meantime. Come back and see us again soon! We'd love to have you. Cheers, Ben

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall and they were very accommodating for our pup as well. However, beyond the deliciousness and supreme presentation of their signature dinner plate (short rib), I must say that I appreciate their wine and bar pricing. It is refreshing to not see a venue up-charging 300% or more for wine and spirits. We are usually not a “bottle table” but when they are happy to offer a $50 bottle of wine for $75, that deserves patronage. Also, high end bourbons pours for just a little more than what your local liquor store scalper is charging... pretty epic when served by great hosts in downtown Austin.

Stella San Jac
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a great review! We're happy that you enjoyed your recent visit. Come back and see us again soon. We'd love to have you! Cheers, Ben

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graciellalou
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friend stay at the hotel and et up for brunch. It was over priced brunch as expected. The overall food was great. Bummed they so of their signature food items like the Blue Berry French Toast and their Stellquillas.

Stella San Jac
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hi Graciellalou, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit! I do apologize that we're serving a limited menu at this time, but rest assured that we're working hard to bring favorites back to the menu as soon as possible. Come back and see us again soon. We'd love to have you! Happy holidays, Ben

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vipShushka
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is known for their biscuits. Well worth it.

Stella San Jac
Responded on December 1, 2020

Hi Shushka, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to share your feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the biscuits. It took Chef 16 attempts to get the recipe just right, which is where they get their name. Come back and see us again soon! We'd love to have you. Happy holidays, Ben

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AFMom81
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did Thanksgiving dinner there and it was beautifully executed. Excellent service and food!

Stella San Jac
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hi AFMom8, Thank you so much for joining us for Thanksgiving and for taking the time to share your experience. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon. We'd love to have you! Happy holidays, Ben

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FAQs

Stella San Jac offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 792-5648.

Stella San Jac is rated 4.4 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.