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About The Hollow

The Hollow utilizes ingredients from local farmers. We are a scratch made, chef driven restaurant.
We do not specialize in any one type of cuisine, we specialize in high quality, delicious cuisine at an affordable price.
We have a full bar with a menu and happy hour from 5pm-6pm, with half off craft cocktails.

Whether it's our fried oysters with sweet corn, lime, and Serrano chili jam, our lamb tagine, or our chicken and dumplings, we are sure to have something to please any palate. So, please, join us.

708 S Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Cross Street:
7th Street and Austin Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 868-3300

Website:
http://www.thehollowbrasserie.com/

Parking Details:
Parking in and around Georgetown Town Square

Executive Chef:
Jacob Hilbert

Private Party Contact:
Jacob Hilbert: (512) 868-3300

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Hollow Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Although the food was flavorful, I was disappointed that my huevos rancheros with chorizo was sadly lacking in chorizo. While I did't expect large amounts of meat in my dish, I do expect more than teeny tiny morsels of chorizo. I had to really inspect the bean mixture to see the chorizo.

The service was terrible. We had to ask for our side of bacon. We had to ask for refills on our coffee. And we never got a refill of our water glasses. I ended up having to drink my husbands water. There just wasn't anyone to flag down to ask for more water. I've eaten here many times before and I'm hoping this lack of service was a one time deal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nicely renovated old square building, Stuart was attentive and polite waiter, out of meat for charcuterie tray, salmon substituted but would've liked it smoked, no olives available, grilled winter squash was delish, loud

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

FOOD WAS GOOD....WHEN IT CAME TO PAYING WAITRESS SAID MY AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD WAS TURNED DOWN...........THEN MY DISCOVER CARD WAS DENIED. SO I PAID IN CASH. i CALLED BACK THAT NIGHT TWICE FOR A RETURNED PHONE CALL TO LET YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH CARD VERIFICATION SYSTEM. I IMMEDIATED CALLED AMERICAN EXPRESS AND DISCOVER SAID THAT CREDIT WAS GREAT AND THEY HAD NO REQUEST FROM YOUR RESTAURANT. IF I CANT GET A RETURNED PHONE CALL AND RESPONSE I WONT BE BACK NOR WILL I REFER CUSTOMERS TO YOU. IT WAS VERY EMBARRASSING AS IT WAS MY GIRLFRIENDS BIRTHDAY. SHE LIVES IN SUN CITY...........NOT GOT TO REFER YOU PLACE EITHER. POOR MANAGEMENT ................MIKE BROCK

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I really like the Hollow! Glad it is still
Open!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is always our destination when we are in Georgetown, the dishes are unique and provide a great option for anybody looking for non Texas cuisine. I highly recommend for nice dinners for your starving student.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had an out of town guest and we're excited to visit the Hollow after it's do-over. Our waitress was very friendly, the "new" artisan cocktails we're very yummy, and, the salads were more than ample and very good. We were off to a great start. Then, our entrees arrived... our friend had the chicken under a brick - looked beautiful, was a very large portion, unfortunately, it wasn't cooked through. (Nothing worse than raw chicken). At this point things went down hill! Our waitress got busy with other tables and didn't come to check on us for some time, so we couldn't alert her to the chicken. When she did make it back to the table, she said she would have the chicken "fixed" soon. We didn't see her, or the chicken, for another 20 minutes. When questioned, she assured my husband that it should be right out. He asked to speak to the manager who saundered over already sporting an attitude. His response to the time factor was that, "the kitchen is very busy." If I hadn't offered to share my dinner with my friend, she wouldn't have eaten that evening. Very disappointing, especially on the part of the manager. We like to support our local restaurants, but not certain we can feel comfortable to return to The Hollow. (Yes, they did comp the chicken).

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wonderful food. Pork dumplings were to die for! Great wine and cocktails! Chateau #4. Delicious.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Chef Jacob keeps amazing me with his creations and great wine selection. If you like duck you won't be disappointed Chef Jacob's unique way to create his dish is the reason why we keep coming back. Menu is reasonably priced and the staff is always courteous and knowledgeable. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in the WORLD!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, fabulous food, attentive service

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went to the Sunday brunch. The servings were large and the price very good. Even though we did not have a libation, the bloody marys looked great. There was live acoustic music. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Overall, a very good experience.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Once again, excellent food, service and experience. We are so lucky to have this restaurant and Chef in our community.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Georgetown!! Food and service were wonderful!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great job! Beautiful meal and very good service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Hollow continues to amaze me. It seems like very meal there is better than the last, and Chef Jacob is doing wonderful things with seasonal, local ingredients. This place is absolutely worth the drive from Austin!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time visit before gong to the theater in G'town. Everything went well, had a nice, quieter, table in the back. Menu was not your normal dishes but everything we had was great. Noteworthy was the chicken which was seasoned differently but delicious, most certainly recommend it. Service was very attentive by Katlyn. Will go back and recommend to those wanting to go to the G'town square area for dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

While we missed the previous menu artistry, the food quality was great and everything was beautiful and delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went back to the Hollow after several months knowing they just revamped their menu. The menu on their web site is not 100% up to date but close. They do offer a greater number of choices on the menu. I had the beef B. and my wife the salmon. Both dishes were outstanding in quality and taste. Both dishes just melted in your mouth. A minor note is the menu said roasted potatoes and both dishes had mashed. Never did ask why!!! Beet salad was outstanding. Dessert-usually don't have but they had a Chocolate dessert which we shared and was rich and delicious.
Service began a bit so-so. Ordered drinks while looking over the menu and my wife received her drink about 5 minutes before mine arrived...a simple martini...must be able to locate the olives faster! We ordered a bottle of wine but would recommend they provide more choices on the red wine list specifically.

Overall we enjoyed it and will go back. Hopefully they will make some fine tuning adjustments then it will truly be an outstanding dining experience in Georgetown.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time we have been back since the Hollow reopened with its new menu. We were really pleased with the Sunday brunch items. My better half had the French toast and was delicious. I had the pork belly eggs Benedict and I have to say that was about the best I have very eaten and the muffin was light and large. The coffee we ordered came out stone cold but was rectified quickly. They had singer songwriter during the Sunday brunch and was a nice add to the atmosphere. All in all we were very satisfied with the overall experience and the menu does seem much more approachable and reasonable cost compared to past times we went. If you haven’t been in a while I would highly recommend you give it a try.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food- salads, salmon, pork , schnitzel, chocolate dessert and manhattan!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Scoped out this tiny restaurant in Georgetown’s main square for our daughter’s rehearsal dinner. Could not have been more surprised - seriously upscale with great cocktails and amazing food - all at a very reasonable price. Everyone was super friendly and we had a great time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took over 1 hour and 45 minutes to get our appetizers and then another 30 minutes for main course. No real excuse provided for extreme delay. New menu items, but the three hour experience over shadows the food taste.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

the bar needs some TLC decor wise...it seems run down neglected...empty shelves..
My glass of wine was spoiled...bartender replaced and did not charge for replacement..nice customer service.

There was a lack of a lighter for the bartender to make the smoked cocktail...finally got one but she had to ask again to get it back from manager...
for an upscale place with upscale prices the ambiance is lacking and the staff is eager but not polished.

I suggest a happy hour menu and take some $$ of wine and beer for happy hour.

The white chairs look euro trashy...
would be worth it to have a real decorator or designer help with the decor.

the food is good and definitely the haute cuisine of Georgetown but the decor and resulting atmosphere is lacking. Would keep us from being regulars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Mike, the host was terrific! The food -beef bourgognon, beet salad and brussel sprouts were excellent made from the freshest ingredients. Since we were there last they have renovated and updated this restaurant on Georgetown Square and we call it rustic elegance. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was so good. The cheese board to the salmon was so delicious! Can't wait to go again.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent spot. Food was great, the vibe and ambiance was spot on, and our waiter was very very helpful with our selections. The pork belly starter and the duck entree were amazing choices. Definitely will be returning!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was amazing, we had the cheese and meat platter and bruschetta which was out of this world delicious. All 4 of us dining were happy with our meals and the cocktails are outstanding! I would definitely recommend to friends and take friends! I will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

New menu, new faces, same great place to eat!! We missed Juan Carlos and Ricky

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was my 70th birthday SPECIAL occasion and the meal was excellent.
We will eat there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Took my two best friends here for a Girls night out dinner. One is an adventurous diner and the other is not so I was a little hesitant about how the less adventurous would react. We were all blown away. We had the Salmon, Beef Bourguignon and Seared Steak. Absolutely Amazing. Make sure you Save room for dessert. Cheesecake, chocolate Tort, Apple Tart. You will not regret the calories! Service was as wonderful as the food. Cannot wait to return.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We decided to give the hollow another try since they reopened with a new concept and I’m so glad we did. They have $4 classic drinks at happy hour and they were so good. We tried the salmon and it may actually be the best thing either of us have ever eaten! It wasn’t cheap, but I didn’t mind paying $20 for the quality. We considered getting a second one for dessert, but went with the life by chocolate instead. It was good, but not sure if I would spend $8 again considering the small portion. They serve Je Suis coffe from right here in Georgetown, so we had to get some with our dessert. It did not disappoint! The service was great as well. The prices are still somewhat high but the new menu offers starters and some entrees that are more affordable. We will definitely be going back and I would recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Slow service and music does not fit the atmosphere

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food worth the drive from Austin. The cocktails are very good as well and the wine list has some hidden gems worth exploring. Overall, the best restaurant in Georgetown, hands down.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great Food!!!! Beautiful ambiance! Friendly! Loved the menu choices and the recommendations. The bread with honey, goat cheese, and olive oil is wonderful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 25, 2017

we had not eaten at the Hollow in about a year we used to go every few months -frankly, they have gotten a bit to proud and way overpriced. What used to be a $35.00 prix fix menu is now a $35.00 and up entree- and some of the portions were way too small for the money - The scallops were $32.00 and the bowl contained soupy couscous and three scallops. The mushroom appetizer which was $14 or so, could barely be seen and was certainly not worth the expense. Conversely the Beef Wellington, was two large slices but over-priced at $55.00.

The food is tasty, but frankly not worth the expense and I don't think we will be back

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 23, 2017

As always dining at the Hollow is a gastronomical delight. Juan Carlos always is there to assist with wine pairing, the chefs serve the food and give a detailed description of ingredients which is special. Can't wait to dine there again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food, cocktails, and service are amazing, our guests always have said how much they enjoyed being taken here!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Beautiful presentation of food, flavors amazing, everything was delicious. Wait staff knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Wonderful evening out with my son.
Alcoholic beverages pricey.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We wanted to treat a friend for a milestone birthday. The Hollow was over the top. Great food with incredible seasoning, unusual and subtle flavors. The ambience was comfortable and upscale, yet welcoming. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. This is our go-to special event restaurant. Definite worth a drive even though we live here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The best description I can write is when they get it right, they hit it out if the ballpark. When they don't, it is a "less than", flawed, and expensive meal. However, it is always a very interesting, creative, experience. My food tonight was meh (scallop), but I will go back because it is very different culinary experience, and worth the risk. They finally have the service right, and the atmosphere is cool.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

In so many expensive gourmet restaurants, like the Hollow, the amount of food served, on each dish, is minimal. So, I needed to eat again a couple of hours later! What they serve is always good, however.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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