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Zax Restaurant & Bar

4.4
376 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
ZAX Restaurant & Bar is located in Austin, Texas and offers upscale comfort food in a delightful atmosphere. The restaurant offers daily specials, as well as a happy hour on weekdays. ZAX Restaurant & Bar offers a crafted copper bar with 20 regional craft beers, a number of wines and various classic and specialty cocktails. You can stop in for brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy food with a Mediterranean flair. Some of the favorite brunch items at ZAX Restaurant & Bar are the traditional egg dishes, French toast and corned beef hash. For dinner, you can enjoy a fresh seafood dish or a nightly special. Finish it all off with a homemade dessert.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(512) 481-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Lynd
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Riverside Dr.
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Public transit
Conveniently located on the Cap Metro 5 line.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 376 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDrAl (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

great service, good food, strong drinks. Perfect for pre symphony or ballet dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We’ve enjoyed Zax since they opened! Food is always delicious and drinks are refreshing.

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JohnM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Zax was one of my "go to" business lunch spots as I can always find parking. I never considered it a dinner spot but after eating a great dinner meal I will add it to my short list of dinner dining spots. I forgot about the patio.

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Sweeteats (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We had four different entrees. Each of us was pleased. I had a Zax salad with grilled shrimp; my husband a salad with Ahi Tuna; our friends had the salmon steak and a turkey burger (I think). Everyone expressed satisfaction. The portions were generous. We'd asked to be seated in a quiet area if possible, and that request was honored. Our server was attentive without being overly so. Free parking! All in all, we quite enjoyed it!

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LauraC (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant was great for a last minute date night. The restaurant was very Low key ambiance. The food was amazing. Great place for a relaxing dinner.

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vipPhilliou (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

5 min walk from the Hyatt Regency. Attentive service - everyone says hello and follows-up. Simple menu with several healthy items. Lots of local beers. Good stop for a business traveler or group of friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

From the ambience, the bartender and wait staff, to the food, Everything was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Live this place good parking downtown delicious food & excellent service best bartenders in town

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SusanA (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I love to go to ZAX before a performance at the Long Center. The food is predictably good and an hour is ample time to order, get served and eat.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Lasagna was excellent, as was the Zax house salad. I had the Black Bean burger on whole wheat, it came with pick de Gallo and was zesty

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for NY Eve and felt very rushed although it didn't seem any busier than usual. When sitting at the bar before we went to our table, the bar maid was zooming around in a very frenetic way and while at the table our waiter seemed way too hurried and freaked out. Don't know what was going on, and understand NY eve is a busy time, but this was a very unrelaxing dinner for my family.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Every time we eat here we are reminded how wonderful it is. One of us had mussels, one had the pork sandwich and one had the fresh tuna salad. All the choices were excellent. They have a very cute patio also.

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Bobbinbloom (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

With all the new and trendy restaurants popping up in Austin, I keep returning to Zax. It's predictably pretty perfect each visit.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

It was a tasty meal before going to the ballet. The food and location were very good. It was great that even though we were later arriving than expected, we were promptly seated.

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vipRosemaryD (Austin)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Love the food and folks at Zax's. Great to have close to home and a true Austin original.

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Chris (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

It was a very romantic setting. Was a little louder than I expected. Not too bad but did make it a little challenging to chat. Maybe would be better for a group of friends rather than an close, personal intimate setting.

The place is so popular I think it's outgrown the building. And the parking lot. *Had some thoughts about how they could improve the bathrooms too.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

I love Zax! The food is wonderful. Also, it's not noisy, so you can enjoy talking with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Before performances at the Long Center, we've always enjoyed dinner at Zax. The food is excellent, prepared perfectly, and the service is superb. Friday evening was no exception. There was a wedding party right next to us, but our service never suffered - we were well cared for.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We very much enjoyed our burgers. We don't eat burgers often so we want to make sure we have a good one when we do splurge. Zac did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

In a word, Zax was sublime. We had first-class service by Lindsey B. and our food was wonderful. I had the special for the evening, a grilled shrimp and scallop dish on couscous. Perfect. All I can say about my friend's dish, the veal picatta, was that it looked wonderful because she wouldn't look away long enough for me to steal a bite. It was a close #2 for my choice.

I wish Zax great success but I sure don't want it to lose its ambience or great good in the meantime.

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