We went here for a girls trip to Austin with 8 girls and I love the concept, the farm, the BYOB and the al fresco dining but unfortunately the food wasn't good...at all. The only decent thing we had was the dessert. I wanted to like it so much but every single course was disappointing. Maybe there are better menus but the one we had didn't work at all. The soup was flavorless and the main course (lamb) was super tough. No one in our group enjoyed the food but the atmosphere was definitely the highlight.
Wonderful atmosphere and superb service!! Also the complementary watermelon drinks were definitely a favorite of our group. So delicious!!
It almost feels like you’re eating in the Garden of Eden. The set menu was outstanding. The service was friendly, attentive, and just the right amount of familiar. And, of course, you’re eating outside at a beautiful urban farm. Excellent experience all around.
We just love Eden East for a relaxing night out in the country - but it is on a working farm right in the city! The food is always wonderful - smoked lamb with fried new potatoes was my favorite course this month. Delicious!!
Beautiful and delicious
Amazing food, service and atmosphere. My girlfriend is vegetarian and lactose intolerant - and they were able to accommodate both with no issues whatsoever.
We celebrated our anniversary with friends! It was a lovely experience! The food was wonderful, waiter Ryan knowledgeable and excellent. The grounds are lovely!
Highly recommend! Very Pastoral setting!
Amazing meal on a beautiful farm. We had such a great time! The food was outstanding and you can bring your own wine!
What a fantastic dining experience. It was like a great story. The food and staff were wonderful but the experience makes it memoriable and will keep us coming back. A new favorite!
For this visit, we were celebrating a birthday. From beginning to end, the staff, and service were great! In the afternoon, I received a text about potential bad weather and how Eden East planned to handle any issues that might arise. Fortunately for everyone, it turned out to be a lovely evening in all respects. There were complimentary craft cocktails before dinner, and we were given the opportunity to stroll the gardens before, and during dinner. We took a short break between the amazing green garlic and fennel custard and the rabbit entree. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was attentive without being intrusive. As the evening progressed and the tables filled up, it did get loud under the portico's metal roof.
Pure Magic!!!!! This was one of the most memorable and magical dining experiences I have ever had!!! The food was so fresh and creative I would go back in a heartbeat. And I love that there’s such a clear association with the farm and where the food came from.
Love Eden East!!! We came through for a company dinner. Everyone had such a wonderful evening! We will definitely be back -- this place is an Austin gem :)
A Perfect Austin dining experience, again. Three for three! Great job.
Eden East is a fantastic venue -- the atmosphere is phenomenal.
We’ve been to Eden East several times and there is just no other place like it! It’s so wonderful to be on their beautiful grounds, enjoying a wonderful meal with a lot of their farm’s ingredients. Everyone is friendly and helpful. It’s one of our faves. We even went with the cold snap! They kept it cozy.
Beautiful setting and delicious food - truly special experience -
Perfect Easter brunch! I felt like I was at a large party but it was just my family of 6 included in fun garden party atmosphere. Thank you for a meaningful Easter brunch that we have already said we want to become a tradition!
The food was great. On this particular occasion, the band was way too loud and made it hard to appreciate the finer points of this rustic culinary gem. I'd advise to check if there is a band playing. If there is, skip it.
This is the third or fourth time I've been to Eden East and the food was by far the worst of the trips. They substituted from the menu they provided us and each substitution was disappointing and seemingly worse than what was promised on the menu. I go there for a leisurely meal but service was beyond slow and I had the flag the server down so we could get out of there after 2.5 hours.
Such a beautiful setting for a special dinner. The flow of our meal was a little spotty and some dishes were better than others but we were happy to take it easy, drink our wine and enjoy the gorgeous evening!
It was a beautiful spring evening and the outdoor atmosphere was magical. Before dinner we walked the grounds, sipping cocktails. Dinner was excellent and the service efficient and leisurely. Our group said the pork was the best they'd ever had! And an awesome chocolate mousse for dessert.
I love coming to this place. You get real food, that is fantastically put together. It's a fabulous place to celebrate a special occasion.
Beautiful setting with food to patch. The presentation and the execution were perfect.
Beautiful spot. Austin favorite!
Good food. Great service. Expensive, but fine for special occasion.
They ask if you are making a reservation for a special occasion for a reason, this place gives you something to celebrate about! All around us fellow diners were popping champagne bottles and toasting to good cheer. Great ambiance, fantastic food, AND you're supporting local.
We dined at Eden East last year to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday, and she requested the same again this year. Both visits were great experiences from the food to the service and atmosphere. It’s nice to be able to step away from the table and stroll around the farm and take the meal in at a measured pace. Can’t wait to come back.
One of the most romantic restaurants I've been to in Austin.
Wonderful experience! Food was really unique and tasty! Only one seating so no one waiting behind you so it was a very relaxing way to catch up with friends and eat great food. NOT a negative at all but its a set menu and you should be prepared for that (look it up! it is fantastic!)
I was glad to experience going to Eden East for the first time with my best friend. I would recommend it to my family and friends, the atmosphere was fantastic.
Its outside - do NOT go if it is under 45 degrees - their "plastic walls" leave a three foot opening for the wind which makes the "heaters" ineffective - NEVER go in the winter. Worst dining experience of my life!
the food was delicious and our waiter was great. they also made a gluten free and dairy free option for one person. thank you!
As USA TODAY's First Road Warrior of the Year, you can imagine I travel a lot. Dining at Eden East was an experience. Served on picnic tables with picnic benches for seats (no backs), this feast for the eyes and the palate was unique. I really appreciated that the management and staff were able to create a non-spicy, vegetarian version of their "normal" extraordinary fare. My favorite was a first course, Cauliflower Soup with an amazingly rich broth, wakame, daikon, dashi, cilantro, sunchokes, and even a sprig of baby mustard greens. I almost asked for seconds, but I knew that there were four more courses coming. The very rich second course, Rye Gnocchi with broccoli and cheddar cheese was garnished with sprigs of fresh dill; my husband's was topped with short-rib pastrami that he enjoyed as well. The third course my husband characterized as "Beet Tempura", but the staff called it Root Vegetables. The heirloom beets were oven roasted with a crust of white cornmeal. They were served with other roasted root vegetables, carrots and turnips, though the turnips were surprisingly not bitter-tasting. Braised Lamb (spicy) was course #4 with farfalle pasta, sauteed green beans, roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, dark greens, and a delectable cheese sauce. By this time, I was so full, I took half of my portion home and had it for dinner a couple of nights later. the fabulous dessert was a thin layer of congealed coconut milk and grapefruit was decorated with small amounts of graham cracker crumble and blobs of beet, Meyer lemon, and tangerine coulis. . .ll topped with a piece of just-cut fresh grapefruit. It is hard to do this phenomenal dessert justice; it was unlike anything I had ever tasted before, but I hope to have it again at one of Sonja Coté's other restaurants. Sarah, Jennifer, and David provided excellent service. I especially liked David's mocktails and the fact that all cocktails are free. A great 8th anniversary celebration!
Fabulous! The topnotch service started for the moment I stepped out of my car. Both Sarah the manager and our server greeted me at my car and started unloading beverages and the table top decor I provided, proactively. The setting is beautiful, especially with the new addition of the roofed structure in lieu of the tent they used to erect for winter. The December menu was delicious and interesting. Eden East was even able to accommodate dietary needs with advanced notice. I didn't particularly enjoy the grapefruit dessert, however many of my guests did. BOYB - amazing. When hosting my large group, I really appreciated the ability to provide my own beer and wine. This gave me the flexibility to splurge on swanky wine selections, when this would have busted the budget at a usual restaurant. Go to Eden East if you want to be impressed and have an authentic Austin experience with passionate service.
What a wonderful find. Delicious farm to table as in you are eating at a table on the farm. The setting was beautiful and the food delicious. So glad we found it.
It's my third time here and again the food and service did not disappoint! We always enjoy the terrific food, ambiance, & service. The dining is communal so if you are looking for a quiet & private experience, just be aware
We’ve always had a great experience at Eden East, however there was a guest chef this night and we definitely were not fans. Food was just ok and we left hungry.
This was my first visit to Eden East. I enjoyed the fact that we could bring our own wine. The stemware provided was not nice but it IS an outdoor setting so.... For $70 a person the food was just okay. I am a vegetarian so they substituted two meat dishes for veggies, leaving me wondering where my money went since vegetables are way cheaper than lamb and pork. Furthermore, the waitress couldn't even tell me what would be served instead of the meat and she didn't ask the kitchen to find out either. Portions were so tiny we ended up eating a second dinner at a different restaurant.
Wonderful evening with great friends. Outstanding food, tasty and unusual! Bring your best bottle of wine, or more. It’s well worth the trip. Pair in advance. Pick a night with nice weather.
Planned a surprise birthday celebration for my wife. Manager Kaycee at East was very helpful in helping coordinate surprise, working with me on guests food preferences/allergies, and to answer all my questions. Rian was our waiter and was spot on in food descriptions, special request, and knowledge of wine. He and all the other staff that night made the evening very memorable and special for my wife and all of our friends. Food was delicious, fresh, and cooked perfectly.