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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (31)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Romantic (18)
Cozy (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Live Music (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent menu with lots of variety. Small bites.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was fabulous!! Benjamin was extremely attentive and very knowledgeable!

Drinks were delicious but pricey

Our seats were near the door which on a cold evening was a little unpleasant, but they did bring us a space heater which really helped

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Hollow continues to be one of the best French based dining experiences in the Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown areas. Wonderful wines, cocktails and food that will curl your toes!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food and the service were truly wonderful. The lamb was perfectly seasoned and cooked @nd the beet and lettuce salad was a great starter. My only complaint was that because it is an old building it is noisy and the noise was compounded by music that was too loud and anything but soothing. Overall, it is wonderful to have this restaurant in Georgetown,Tx

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was fantastic. Everything we ordered was excellent. Truly memorable food and wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A truly great dining experience. Fabulous food and great cocktails.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Like going to a friend’s house, but this friend is way cool, and throwing a dinner party that will make society newsreels.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The best spot in Georgetown TX! This place will not disappoint!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was excellent, but we were freezing cold the whole time! I had to keep my jacket on while eating. I don’t know if the heat was broken or just didn’t work well. The chairs were also uncomfortable. They tilted back to far and were not comfortable to eat in.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a 6:30 reservation for New Years Eve. We had 6 people in our party. 3 ordered wine and 3 of us ordered beer. We were told they had 3 beer selections for the evening. Pacifico and two others so we ordered Pacifico. By 7:00 when ordering another beer we were told they literally had 3 Pacifico beers left and that was it. Quite disappointing for a big night such as NYE that they ran out 30 minutes after we sat down. They offered two desserts on the prepared NYE menu so while ordering at 7:00 we were told there was no cheesecake as it didn’t “set”. The other option was a chocolate cake of some sort so that’s what you were served. 4 of the 6 of us ordered the teres major of beef for the main dish but all of us said it was under cooked and tough to eat. It was quite a disappointing evening for a special night like NYE. We could have understood the beer issue if it was late but to only offer 3 selections and to run out by 7:00 pm was ridiculous. Our waiter offered us another beer later but he said we only have 2 of them if we wanted to order them. They weren’t Pacifico’s, he just found 2 other beers he could offer. Having just dined at the restaurant in November we had a much different experience hence the reason we made reservations for NYE. It was a disappointing experience and will question if we will go back anytime soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I have been "foodies" for several years and will tell you that we cannot recall dining at a finer gourmet restaurant. Some have been close, but nothing exceeds The Hollow! Our restaurant experiences include locations in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Phoenix, Chicago - all pretty good cities to enjoy excellent food. While the atmosphere is somewhat "industrial" it does not detract from the overall experience.
The barman concocts some very creative drink recipes; the wine selections run the gamut of prices and varietals. All in all, a nice selection.
The dining menu varies from the "usual" to the unexpected and somewhat exotic. Everything was cooked to perfection, delivered promptly to our table either by our waiter or one of the chefs. Very friendly and welcoming experience. This is our second visit, and will be a regular destination as we make the rounds of local eateries.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Happy happy birthday to me! The Hollow is my birthday present every year! With seasonal, local ingredients, I'm always surprised and never disappointed. The best part though is the fact that it's just as wonderful on the random Tuesday all the rest of the year.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our 2nd time to eat at The Hollow. Both visits were very enjoyable and we plan to go there again. The wait staff are very good and the food and drinks are excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Every other time we've eaten here - special occasions a few times a year - we've had a remarkable meal. This time, despite the restaurant not being crowded and nobody in our party of three ordering anything complicated, we waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive. Two of us rated our food as "good", but my coq au vin was terrible - overcooked and lacking in flavor. I doubt that we will return.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Took my friend out for her birthday. We like quiet places so we can talk. The music was a little louder than we prefer, but still quieter than most. The food was excellent and priced well. It's not often you find an affordable place with the ambiance and quality of The Hollow.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food, reasonably priced, and the service was fine.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Hollow is beyond fantastic. The smaller dining facility, handcrafted cocktails, extremely courteous staff, but most of all dish after dish that amazes will keep us coming back anytime we are in the area. The last time we were in I forgot my leftovers and the staff actually called me and brought the food out to my car. Completely unnecessary, but just goes to show how attentive the staff is. Highly recommended, not one bad thing to say.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I was hoping to enjoy The Hollow based on the reviews but it was an utter disappointment. The Hollow wants to give the impression of a high end restaurant but they simply don't deliver. The first issue was the menu, we received two different menus which differed from the online menu as well. The waiter didn't know the menu or how anything was prepared which required him to ask the chef when we asked a couple of questions. At no point did I see a manager or someone that appeared to be in charge. No one asked our opinion of the meal or experience. Overall I would rate the night and The Hollow a D at best.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

At the time of our reservation there was a large party upstairs which seemed to pull a lot of resources. Our water glasses were always empty and they use old wine bottles to pour the water. We asked them to leave one on our table, but were told they couldn't because they didn't have enough to use. Entree served with a pureed starch only - veggies purchase separately. When entree description says salmon with sweet potatoes puree and Brussel sprouts, it was literally 3 Brussels sprouts leaves. The food was prepared wonderfully, the chef is very talented. I would like to see this place be successful. A good front end manager could make this happen.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous as always! Great place to go! Be sure to get reservations

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 14, 2017

So I know that most Georgetown residents are excited about the change to The Hollow's dining concept. Unfortunately, I just can't agree. Their lunch menu was lackluster, and, honestly, I could only find one thing on it that interested me: the shrimp risotto. Very disappointed in a strange, under-seasoned dish. I prefer the former menu as it was unique in this quaint town. Now The Hollow is just like every other restaurant in Georgetown

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Love this place, but be forewarned, the portions are large

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Slow service. Didn't get our 15%off like advertised on Facebook.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went here for a team dinner, the overall atmosphere was fantastic! Our server was attentive and made good recommendations. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the coctails were great too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I thought the dumplings were a little heavy and too salty. My husband had the pork schnitzel and the cabbage was way too salty. Better to undersalt than oversalt; however, there was no salt or pepper on the table and pepper was not offered. Our lady server was outstanding!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Hollow never disappoints. The menu is clever and sophisticated. The preparation and presentation is exquisite and the food is some of the best I have had anywhere! The cocktails are also a work of art!

There is no place I’d rather eat in central Texas.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a treat to dine at the Hollow. Key word is DINE. This visit have to say the tatare was exceptional, as was the beet salad. Rest of the meal and drinks excellent as always.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Organic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The Hollow is our favorite restaurant in Georgetown. The menu changes often which makes it very interesting. No
matter which dish we choose, we are always pleased - food is excellent! I cannot say enough good things about the chef. He is creative with the menu - it's not just the usual run-of-the-mill choices.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful presentation and flavors, knowledgeable and friendly staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The Hollow never leaves me disappointed. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Love this place and the staff! Everyone is so friendly and knowledgable. I’ll be back again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. The service was great and the food was excellent. Everything we ate tasted amazing and had wonderful flavor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have had other fantastic meals at The Hollow but unfortunately, this last visit wasn't great. We were seated upstairs in a dark corner where it was also quite warm. It took us over an hour to get our appetizers, the service was very slow, and we had to keep asking for water. For some reason that we didn't quite understand, they will only cook a burger well done. The food this time was just okay although the dessert was a highlight--apple pastry with bacon ice cream.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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