About Driskill Grill - Driskill Hotel
The legendary Driskill Grill serves exquisite modern American cuisine Tuesday through Saturday. The Driskill Grill is a Four Diamond rated restaurant and is repeatedly ranked the number one restaurant in Austin. The Driskill Grill invites diners to feast on an ever-changing array of innovative and impeccably prepared fare in the most elegant of surroundings. The Driskill Grill uses locally sourced products, seasonal ingredients and cutting edge menu choices which create a truly memorable dining experience.
The Driskill Grill has received numerous awards and accolades including the coveted Foder's Choice Award, Zagat's ranking of "Extraordinary to Perfection" and OpenTable's Diners Choice Award. Wine Spectator, America's leading wine appreciation magazine has honored The Driskill Grill with their "Award of Excellence 2011."
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Happy Hour in the Bar: Daily 5:00pm - 7:00pm, and all day Sunday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Driskill Grill and Driskill Bar have live music Tuesday - Saturday offered in the Lounge starting at 6:00pm and ending at 11:00pm.
Valet parking is available for all guest at a discounted rate through the Driskill Hotel.
Private Party Facilities:
The Chisholm Room is the historic private dining room accommodating groups of up to 35 People. Reservations are required for this room and special audio visual needs are available.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Singleton: 512-391-7178x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Driskill Grill - Driskill Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The Driskill Grill was a great place to ...
The Driskill Grill was a great place to have a business meeting. The atmosphere is serious, pleasant, historically Texan, and unabashedly upscale. Menu features contemporary culinary takes on classically Texan cuisine, all of it of superior to superlative quality. Outside is the lobby bar, which is more causal and, on a busy night, raucous -- but the Grill is enclosed in glass and the live music and revelry from the lounge does not intrude on the fine dining atmosphere.
We went for the Traditional Thanksgiving ...
We went for the Traditional Thanksgiving Feast. It was anything but a feast or traditional. The food was off the wall and terrible. I could not believe they could charge $85 person for what they put on the table representing one of the finest historic hotels in Austin. I found out later that the Capital Grille as well as Ruth's Chris were serving "traditional" Thanksgiving dinner for half the price. I will never go to the Driskill to eat ever again. Do what you do well and stay away from Thanksgiving.
My boyfriend and I went to the Driskill ...
My boyfriend and I went to the Driskill last night to celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. It's pricey and best for special occasions but was very worth it. The food was delicious- especially the filet. The meal and wine pairing were planned out perfectly and service was great. We liked the vibe out at the bar and had fun exploring some of the history of the hotel.
The Driskill Grill provided an outstandi ...
The Driskill Grill provided an outstanding experience -- the food was exquisite, the service was outstanding, and the ambience was everything I could have hoped for. This was a special occasion, and the restaurants did all of the little extra things that made for a memorable evening.
The ambiance was the only missing factor ...
The ambiance was the only missing factor, I felt the lighting could have been dimmed for a 8:00pm dinner. TI'd suggest having some light music in the dinning room, and toning down the lights to make it feel more romantic. Additionally, the lounge area was also very noisy and you could hear them when the doors would swing open -- but again it was the F1 crowd.
Overall the experience was plesant but t ...
Overall the experience was plesant but the service was unacceptable for the reputation and the price point of the Driskill. Our steaks were not cooked to order, actually flat wrong, where the entrees were exchanged between the guests.
The bill was incorrect, where we were overcharged, and we did not receive attendance after the meals were served until a significant time later.
I did not find the steaks flavorful or memorable.
The restaurant needs to change the carpeting as there is a funk smell and carpet is outdated.
The restaurant is difficult to access for people with physicial disabilities.
Old Texas setting with food that ranged ...
Old Texas setting with food that ranged from excellent to good +. In the latter category was my sort-of tasty dry-aged Wagu ribeye that was far less tasty than those I buy from Whole Foods and others of like source. In the former were the salads and new potatoes (cold on the first try but fabulous upon revisit to the kitchen). Service was very attentive and friendly.
Seated immediately for our reserved tim ...
Seated immediately for our reserved time. Sat for over 45 minutes while the waiter took care of two other tables. There were no other people in the restaurant ( this should have been a sign). Ordered drinks that never came. Finally got up and left . It doesn't matter how good the food is if you get bad service.
We went to the the Driskill Grill for ou ...
We went to the the Driskill Grill for our 46th wedding anniversary. Given its reputation we expected to have a very good experience with excellent food. From the moment we sat down we were an interruption to our waiter, who was rude, short, and basically unpleasant. When my $60 dollar ribeye came it looked and tasted like a piece of round steak. My wife's lamb was as bad. Both entres were warm and the quality of meat is better at Outback for less than a quarter of the price. We will never go back and will let everyone we know aware of the bad food and bad service. After talking with others here in Austin our experience is not unusual at the Driskill Grill.
The Driskill experience is more than the ...
The Driskill experience is more than the restaurant, which is gorgeus, but also includes walking around the hotel. The restaurant features just outstanding decor, and is worth seeing in its own right. The food is excellent, but the portions are small. Extensive wine list. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
As always, the Driskill Grill has one of ...
As always, the Driskill Grill has one of the best steaks in Texas...this time however the risotto was undercooked, the mussels were bland and the spinach was over cooked. Our service was mediocre at best. Having said all that I will definitely go back again because the atmosphere, history and management are great.
This meal and the service was so bad I d ...
This meal and the service was so bad I don't know where to begin. The waiter was totally arrogant as if he was doing us a favor to be served at the famous Driskill Grill. The first 2 wine selections were not available and then there's the meal. The ice berg lettuce was not drained so there was a pool of water on the salad plate and the dressing became white water not dressing. The menu read "Wagu New York Strip" The stake came but it was not a steak it was 4 small slices of tough meat which I couldn't eat. We would have all sent our meals back but it was a dinner meeting and could not be interrupted with diversions around a bad dining experience
After trying out all the "new trending e ...
After trying out all the "new trending eateries" we decided to give the Driskill another visit since it has been a long while since we last went. I have to say it was a wonderful and delicious choice. We were greeted warmly and personally. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of not just the menu items and it's preparation but also of the wine list. We shared the steak tartar and the peach salad. The attention given to the sharing of the plate did not go unnoticed - they weren't just split in half, they were portioned out and presented to the mirror image of each other. I had the Venison and my husband had the duck. Both dishes we tend to stir clear of outside restaurants not focused heavily on game. Both dishes luscious. We dont eat dessert so we opted for coffee and port - a perfect ending to a fabulous dinner. It is also worth mentioning that probably because there was fabric around (linen table clothes, carpeting, drapes etc.which absorbs the noise of a full dining room) we were able to talk comfortably to each other without having to shout across the table or lean in to be heard. It was a pleasant and welcomed change to not have to talk over the table next to us.
This place was simply fantastic. From th ...
This place was simply fantastic. From the door, the hostess (Chris) was charming and welcoming. The wait staff was professional, knowledgable and warm. The food was unparalleled...I had the venison and my wife had the sea bass. The chef sent out something special for dessert to boot. I WILL be dining here again when I return to Austin. A+!
I'd like to see chefs get past the "deco ...
I'd like to see chefs get past the "deconstructed" trend. It's old news, and not very good.
The Driskill Grill is elegant in appearance, and the staff is quite friendly. We did not find the food particularly good, except for the soft shell crawfish appetizer. The Wagyu beef had gristle in it, not fat, gristle...which I could not believe. It's a lovely place with great history, but the kitchen and Grill and wait staff need a bit of attention, in my opinion.
Restaurant looks spectacular. Very roman ...
Restaurant looks spectacular. Very romantic. Service was great. Most of the food was good, but my wife's main entree was very disappointing. Room temperature ribeye over cold mush. Even if it had been executed correctly, it would have been interesting, at best. My venison was very good, however, and so was the grilled peach salad and chocolate dessert. Overall, everything was too salty, and definitely overpriced. It was a good way to celebrate our anniversary, but we wouldn't go back.
The best dining experience I've had in q ...
The best dining experience I've had in quite a long time. The waitstaff was very attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent. We were disappointed to learn that the dish my boyfriend ordered was not available, however, the steak more than made up for it. I had the duck. It was tender and flavorful. We overdid it with desert. I ordered the Chocolate Terrine, he had the Creme Brulee. The Chocolate Terrine was almost too rich. I would suggest sharing this desert. We will definitely return to the Grill.
Easily one of the best dinners I've ever ...
Easily one of the best dinners I've ever had. We ordered the five course tasting menu, which was absolutely delicious. Not a single course was a disappointment. On top of that the wait staff was very attentive and polite. There were three waiters/waitresses taking care of our table and they timed the dinner perfectly. I also never had a moment where I had to wait to order another cocktail. At the end of the dinner they brought out a trio of the amazing desserts for my grandmother who was celebrating her birthday. Overall it was just an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions as there is no detail left unattended.
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