HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Permanently Closed - NO VA Kitchen & Bar

4.4
115 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies (156)
  • Neighborhood Gem (116)
  • Hot Spot (106)

Similar Restaurants

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. NO VA is a Spanish phrase meaning "It doesn't go." The modern two story building that now houses NO VA Kitchen & Bar is a striking contrast to the historic buildings on Rainey Street. The menu offers home-spun twists on sophisticated classics.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Monnday-Thursday: 6:00pm-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-2:00am
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(512) 382-5651
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Driskill St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
There is ample street parking for our guests.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 115 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4
  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2017

I have been to No Va many times and it has never disappointed. This has to be one of the most underrated and undiscovered gems in the downtown area. I don't know why -- maybe it's because it's in the thick of the Rainey Street bar scene, where one does not usually think of getting a meal. Maybe it is because people think its a hotel (the neon NO VA sign suggests "No Vacancies). Maybe it's because it's a small-plate place doesn't have a pretentious menu that identifies items on the menu by listing random exotic-sounding ingredients (think Swift's Attic, Odd Duck, Laundrette, Lenoir, Emmer & Rye, Wink, etc) and instead just names the item (e.g. "Crispy Brussels" ,"Curried Cauliflower", "Seasonal Ceviche"-- all of which are absolutely delicious, by the way). Maybe it's because it's not too expensive. I do really like all those other small-late restaurants I named, but No Va is my favorite. The other places always have a plate or two that is disappointing, but I have loved everything I ever got at No Va. Okay, they used to have a redfish dish that was just okay, but they took it off the menu. And whenever we take friends there, they have always loved it and wondered why it is so easy to get a reservation there even on a weekend night. Really, you need to eat here. I hesitate to say this because it's my favorite and I like that I don't ever have trouble getting a table, but I love this place too much and I want it to stay in business.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on April 8, 2017

I was looking forward to trying out No Va as it was recommended to me as a great place to try. The ambiance was nice. However, there were some issues that left a bad taste in my mouth...
1) We had 3 different waitresses in the course of 10 minutes, all repeating the same specials, clearly not aware we had already been notified of those;
2) the food came out at different times, my boyfriend was completely done with his before my appetizer even came out.
3) I had a cold soggy single fry at the bottom of my ceviche, it was disgusting. The waitress apologized but didn't offer to take it off the bill.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on April 1, 2017

Only downside here is they bring the meals out at different times. Weird.

Report
Helpful
manor (Austin)
5.0
Dined on March 31, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food!! The live music was an amazing addition.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0
Dined on February 17, 2017

Good hanger steak!

Report
Helpful
Shwanny (Austin)
5.0
Dined on February 15, 2017

Awesome brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and cocktails!

Report
Helpful
Daleyjessup (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on February 11, 2017

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat and drinks with another couple. The food was excellent. Service was ok. The wait staff was great but very busy. We sat outside. The patio was secluded and peaceful. A nice retreat from the crazy activity on the rest of Rainey Street. Would definitely return.

Report
Helpful
katem13 (Austin)
4.0
Dined on February 11, 2017

Made reservations because we were unsure of how busy it would be for an early dinner. Was empty when we got there. Thought it was a little odd that they took us upstairs. I would recommend on a nice night asking to sit outside on patio or at least downstairs, so you felt more of the ambiance. Wish I had requested that. Food was good. We ended up ordering several of the small plates and sharing. The Brussels sprouts were by far my favorite. My husband got the calamari and it was excellent too. He also got the mac and cheese and it was very good. The vegetable salad I ordered was okay. Good, fresh ingredients, but too much salad dressing made it a little soggy. The curried cauliflower was good too. Good flavor, but i wasn't expecting the cauliflower to be fried. I didn't care for the texture it had with the batter.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0
Dined on January 28, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary and Lorenzo and Kristien were fantastic hosts. Food was great and the wine Kristien suggested made the experience complete.

No VA ... Thanks!!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2017

Best burger I've ever had. Service is fantastic and drinks are tasty.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
12