Stories Fine Dining Establishment at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
On your way into the steak house, you’ll pass through Kesselus Hall, named after local author and historian Ken Kesselus. The foyer’s floor-to-ceiling bookshelves are home to the works of dozens of Texas authors, where Stories gets it's name.
Food was good, but not fine dining. At the price point, I would have expected a much better meal.
It was a wonderful meal, we had eaten here two times before many years ago.
But, it is no longer fine dining, it is a steakhouse atmosphere now and there were very noisy children running amok.
Our servers were excellent and professional, and the food was delicious.
But the atmosphere was not special and it seems to be more of a hotel type restaurant.
The sample of tomato soup amdnselectiom of bread with that incredible butter put an already wonderful meal over the top!
We enjoyed our 25th Anniversary dinner here. Restaurant was romantic, staff was friendly and helpful and the food was yummy.
The food was great and the atmosphere and staff were wonderful.
Open Table took the reservation and Stories was closed
Outstanding holiday treat. We had the last seating but the quality of food gave the impression it was the first. Service was attentive and very friendly. This may be our new Thanksgiving Day tradition.
Service was superb. Food didn’t come close to what you’d expect from a spot of this level.
We were there for Thanksgiving lunch. Ambiance, music, service, and desserts were all top notch!! The buffet itself, which is a huge part of why we make the trip and pay what we do, was a little disappointing. A Thanksgiving meal is not, in my opinion, complete without some sweet potato casserole, not sliced, sautéed potatoes. I’m talking marshmallows over whipped sweet potatoes! Yummy! Also, the only bread offered was sliced sandwich bread. Several varieties, but sliced sandwich bread??? What happened to yeast rolls or Parker House-type rolls or any kind of dinner roll?? Much more traditional and always enjoyed!
The ham was absolutely delicious. Some corn, either kernels or creamed, would have been nice. Most people like corn at Thanksgiving. Overall, a pleasant lunch. We will not be returning to Lost Pines for Thanksgiving next year, but would recommend it to others.
The ballroom setting is truly disappointing and feels too much like a wedding reception. I know, it states clearly the brunch takes place in their ballroom. However, there are no windows, dim lights and a cruise ship sounding band playing up front. Meh!
We were very disappointed in the whole experience. for the price the food and service where poor. It took 25 minutes to wait in line to get in. The check in process was very poor. The salad bar was very sparse and served iceberg lettuce. They charged a 25% gratuity when we checked in and our waitress was no where to be found. Poor service. One of our party was sick and could not attend so we asked for a to go box to take him some food home and were denied. But they would not refund the $68.00 charge. Overall a very poor exxperience and way to expensive for the food they served and the service.
Had to stand in line to pay for almost 30 minutes prior just to get in. How about offer online prepayment? Food was mediocre. Turkey breast, not whole turkey. I want dark meat option. Turkey was dry at both stations. Prime rib was ok. Not a big fan in the first place. Ham was excellent. Fixings were few. No smoked salmon at a high priced buffet? That was really disappointing. Service was good. I would hope so since you have to pay a 24% tip prior to you eating. Been here for the buffet a few times in the past and it was just plain this time. We’ll probably venture elsewhere next year.
My mom and I celebrated my birthday here and it was SO memorable! The entire staff was so polite, professional, and attentive. Now that I’m a server, it takes a lot to impress me at a restaurant. I was thoroughly impressed at Stories. Great place to spend my birthday dinner, and so thankful for everything the staff did to make that dinner the best considering the occasion.
Food was amazing!!! All 4 adults agreed this was the best meal in a long time! And the 4 year old with us loved all his food too, he even got to decorate his own cookie for desert. Highly recommended for any special occasions!
Food was very good. Not a large selection if you didn’t like steak. Also quite expensive with items being ala carte
April, Brett, Jesus and Tyler were phenomenal. The experience was wonderful and service outstanding. Nothing negative and would hope anyone's experience was as wonderful as ours. Love that people were real, honest and attentive. This team deserves a raise and thumbs up!
Over priced steaks, not the quality we have had not expected. Would eat at firewheel cafe over this anytime when we stay again.
Service outstanding. Food and mixed cocktails have been better in the past. The quality has dipped considerably.
Delicious steak, side dishes could have been better. I didn’t care for the Mac & cheese or potatoes. Service excellent. Kids menu very good, children loved decorating cookies!
The staff was excellent and the steak was the best I've ever had. They actually cooked the wrong (more expensive) steak for us on accident. The manager came out and personally apologized and then they comped the steak on top of that! Also, it was my boyfriend's birthday, so we got a free dessert as well. No embarrassing singing shenanigans required. :)
Nothing special, typical hotel cuisine, average service, extremely loud environment.
We did yet another anniversary dinner at Stories, this time with another couple. As always, the food and service were great. My wife had the fillet, which never fails. I tried the sea bass for the first time. It was excellent. This place never fails.
Steaks were very good and perfectly cooked. Waitperson Anthony was great.
Hospitality was outstanding. Steaks were average taste and a little chilled....not 5 star but solid 3 star. Need to take the puréed potatoes off the menu. However, the creamed spinach, lobster Mac/Cheese and crab cakes were good. Would recommend if you don’t feel like driving into Austin.
Food was mediocre at best. Waiter tried to make it right. He got A+ for service.
It was a wonderful experience at Stories Fine Dining. Our party of nine was seated in the private dining room, with a glass view of the kitchen. The chef prepared everything perfectly. Wonderful filet’s and seafood. Overall, very impressed with this experience. Highly recommend to anyone!
We had a very pleasant experience with excellent service and high-quality food.
This place has the makings of a great place, but nothing was outstanding. My steak was overdone. And burned on the outside. The service was slow too.
Overall very good. Steakhouses are not my favorite cuisine: I like steaks just fine, but I almost always find them to be relatively poor value in higher-end establishments. Nonetheless, everything was done very well, portions were generous, and service was first-rate. And extra points for the quality at a hotel restaurant. With this quality, no reason to drive off-property for a good steak.
My husband and I were on a getaway trip together, hoping to enjoy a quiet meal for our Anniversary. But we were seated near (directly beside) a large family with 2 small children who were pretty noisy as was their mother who was also talking loudly over them.
The service was average, the food was good, but the environment made it not such a great experience.
I have eaten at the restaurant before and didn’t find it so noisy that time.
I think they should seat family parties in a different section than adult only parties.
This restaurant is supposed to be a fine dining experience. However, the standards have slipped from our previous visit several years ago. The atmosphere was also ruined by loud, unruly children.
Would have been perfect were it not for the several gnats that buzzed us continuously during the 2 hours we ate dinner.
Don’t plan on having a pre dinner cocktail because there is no bar. And the martinis we ordered at the table were awful. Very strange atmosphere, felt like an old conference room that was turned into a restaurant. Everything we ate was doused in so much butter we couldn’t taste the actual food. Oh, and then there were the gnats pestering us at the table throughout the whole meal. Service was great but that was all that was great. Save your money and go off property. You’ll be glad you read this and did what I say.
The staff was friendly, but rushed us out when we spent over $750 for a group of 6. Three of us ordered the sea bass, which was the worst prepared sea bass any of us have had before. We did not complain, but ate less than half because it was barely edible. At $50 a plate this was highly over priced for the quality. The steaks were cooked well and pair excellent with the house sauce. The staff also offered a complimentary dessert for my wife on her birthday, when I received the bill instead of removing it, they charged us twice! I will not done here again during future visits to Lost Pines and would encourage you not to trust this restaurant to execute well for your special event.
This restaurant is amazing!! We always make sure to eat dinner here when we stay at Lost Pines. It's probably the most amazing filet I've ever had. Also, the spicy tuna is incredible along with the crab cakes (almost all crab!) and the quail. Truly a phenomenal meal!! Plus they have a fantastic wine list and the service is top notch!
Here for my wife’s 50th birthday. First time at this resort.
Very nice restaurant and service was excellent. The lighting needs to be dimmed over the back wall. The food was great but my only comment would be that our meals were not served at a high temperature. I am very picky about having my meals come out hot. We did not send them back and I am sure they would have fixed it. Great place!
Great dinner with old friends! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Nice restaurant and great service!