About The Hollow
Georgetown, TX 78626
The Hollow is a French inspired farm-to-table and forage-to-table restaurant featuring fresh, seasonal menus. Dinner menu is a la carte with small plates and traditional entrees. A chef's tasting menu is also offered by request.
The Hollow has a full bar, speakeasy lounge, and craft cocktails. We feature happy hour specials and host monthly wine dinners and cooking classes.
Contemporary French / American, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday: 4:30 PM - Closing
7th Street and Austin Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in and around Georgetown Town Square
Private Party Contact:
Jacob Hilbert: (512) 868-3300
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Hollow Ratings and Reviews
Clever and creative menu - the chef was kind enough to swap out the truffle risotto for polenta (which was amazing!!) I actually felt like he created a custom meal just for me! It's so unique how the menu changes everyday. It's a true farm-to-table experience. Ambiance was romantic and it wasn't too loud to have a good conversation with my husband. Someone had given us a generous gift card so we enjoyed indulging in this special treat.
Food was fantastic, 5 star. For the price point, the service was great but not perfect. We were well attended to, but some tiny details were overlooked such as offering dark napkins. Both my date and I were in black and left with white lint all over us which we had to remove before moving on to our next destination. The music did not all match with the cuisine, decor, and overall feel of the restaurant. It was more like rock for a night club. Also, our reservation was at 7:15 on a Saturday and they had already ran out of 1/3 of the menu. Mixed drinks from the bar were inconsistent. All that having been said, we had an excellent experience and will try the Hollow again.
This was our second visit. The first in December 2016 was amazing. This experience fell way below expectation. Appetizer flavors did not meld. The salmon was greasy and carrots had no flavor. The beef entree was subpar and lacking flavor. Very disappointed, something has changed since December.
The service was pretty good. The food was well executed too but overpriced. If you're not interested in eating rabbit, that's a big chunk of the menu off the table. No soups or leaf salads at, and generally speaking, pretty short of vegetables or grains all around so don't expect any kind of a balanced meal. The bread? Come on! I understand restaurants want to drop bread service because it saves them a small amount, but I consider decent bread service a basic sign of quality. Not only does the Hollow toss bread service away, they replace it with a $5 appetizer bread that so small, we thought it was a joke. Then they upsell a tiny piece of Brie with it for an additional $10. Would it be too much to ask to expect a high price restaurant to bother to actually make a real desert? Kind of getting sick of desserts assembled with Basil ice cream and granola crumbles.
The service was excellent. Food was well presented, but my rabbit appetizer (or firstlings as they call it) was quite tough. My husband's rabbit (dinner) was very good. I arrived first and nobody offered to help with my coat. When my husband arrived later, they asked it they could help. I told them it was my birthday, but nobody congratulated me and certainly did not offer any birthday specials. The portions were small, which was fine, but rather expensive for the amount of food.
This was our 4th visit to The Hollow and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The menu is always changing and offers something new each time we are there. The wine list was wonderful and had excellent options available. Of course, the chef and his creativity with the food is simply awe-inspiring. On top of that, the service is also always a joy, with individuals who truly delight and revel in the wonderful items on the menu, and see to it that they are attentive and make sure your every need is taken care of, to include offering suggestions or bringing something as small as a couple of pieces of home-made bread for you to use to soak up those last drops of heavenly broth. Just a treat and always a win! Thank you!!
Beautiful ambiance and good food. For my main, I ordered the fish. It was served in a unique tandoori vessel and was tasty but I had to navigate bones, so would have preferred a 2nd fish option. I also ordered the beet appetizer which was good but would have preferred a larger portion. Obviously, a talented chef and our server did a nice job as well. I would certainly recommend The Hollow.
We go out most every Friday with friends and we like to try different restaurants and new cuisine. The old fashioned cocktail, the guys both ordered was creative, well presented and tasted great. The bread service was good and the beet salad was excellent. Our entrees were pork shank for 2 of us, one fillet, and sea bass. All of the dishes, except for the fish were terrific. The taste was fine but, it had too many fine bones. It made the fish to diificult to eat. The choice was to eat the fish or have a conversation. The diner gave up on the fish to have a conversation. Maybe we should have been informed about the fish bones when ordered. We shared 2 desserts and they were unusual and good. All in all, it was an okay evening. We had heard service is a mixed bag here, but our waiter was helpful and attentive.
We went for our anniversary and they had a private table with rose petals (fake, but still pretty) and candles lit. I appreciated that they saw my note about us celebrating and actually acted upon it (most often I find that restaurants tend to ignore the notes section of OT reservations). However the food wasn't quite what I'd hoped for. It was good, but not amazing. I would probably go down the street to Wildfire before returning to the Hollow.
Wait staff friendly but at times too many involved with one table. Staff did not understand rules regarding corking bottles of wine. We were also double billed for a bottle of wine, which was corrected once pointed out. Despite mediocre service, our entrees were very good.
We have eaten at The Hollow about seven or eight times, and always thought the food was tasty and just a little different from most places.However we were really disappointed with our meal last Saturday. There were six or seven entree choices and they had run out of both my first choice and my husband's .This wasn't the first time this has happened.We just felt that if you don't have a large selection of entrees , you should make sure you have prepared enough of everything. We chose other entrees and my husband enjoyed his but the cod that I chose wasn't very tasty. It is a shame because we really loved the food here in the past.
Food was great as always. I ordered the filet because I don't remember seeing a steak on the menu in my previous visits and I usually order the duck because it is so good. For $42 I definitely expected a larger cut of meat. It was very small. Too small for the price point in my opinion. However, it was cooked to perfection. The gnocchi was outstanding. My wife ordered the duck and loved it, I did as well since I snacked on it too. I can't remember the full contents of the dessert, but it was a chocolate semifesco, with a persimmon sorbet and a chocolate cinnamon sauce.
Overall The Hollow was an amazing dining experience. However, I was promised a specific table during the reservation. Upon arrival it was clear the table was no longer available. A minor issue quickly made up by the staff and amazing dishes. Highly recommend the chefs five course meal.
We chose The Hollow for our anniversary dinner because we wanted to try something different. We're not cooking experts so the menu was a bit foreign. Our waitress did an excellent job of explaining things in simpler terms to help us with selections. Everything was delicious, we will be back.
My husband and I dined at The Hollow on Saturday. We left town for a month with questions as to whether or not The Hollow would be re-opened. There was a change in business structure and interior modifications. We were so pleased to find that, indeed, The Hollow was back in business as usual. The only glitch was that the liquor license had to be changed and no alcohol could be sold. It was BYOB with the assurance their license would be back in the next week. This was not a problem for us but it might be a good idea to call ahead and check to see if you need to bring a bottle of wine. Jason's food, as usual, is inventive, fresh and locally sourced. It's also beautifully crafted. Please don't miss the opportunity to experience something as special in Georgetown.
It was our first time at The Hollow and we'll definitely be back. We shared several small plates and each dish was exquisitely presented. We particularly liked that the server described each dish as he brought it to the table. Everything we ate was delicious. The Hollow is a Georgetown gem.
The food was creative and had wonderful flavor combinations. The waitstaff and chef are very friendly and happy to take the time to explain each dish. No need to be intimidated even if you aren't a foody because they will explain it all. The service was the perfect blend of attentive but not hovering.
Excellent meal. Had to order the campfire carpaccio a second time with our main course because it was so good. Lots of creative energy and love going into this food. Amazing flavors and great (free while they get their liquor license!) punch from the bar.
Thanks for a delightful evening!
It's actually the wife writing the review. The night we went, there was a fixed price menu $45.
The appetizer was very good....scallops with pesto blintz. His entree was goat shank with dried cherries and cubed sweet potatoes..it was excellent. I had twice fried grouper with spiced greens...also excellent. Now, to the disappointing part...dessert. We ordered the chocolate one,
with a pecan ice cream. It was minuscule in a huge bowl, didn't have the consistency of ice cream, or didn't taste like pecans. We told the waiter we were disappointed, so he deducted $10. from the bill of $122. The husband have two glass of a very good wine, and I had ice tea. We will go back for another special occasion.
My friends and family have been going to the Hollow since it opened over 3 year ago. However, we had a very disappointing meal last year...both food and service, and had not been back. I missed it so much that I decided to try one more time, and was not disappointed in the least. The food was back to its very nice quality and our service was impeccable. So glad I gave it another chance. Will continue to enjoy this wonderful little Gerogtown spot.
Outstanding reataurant. Daily changing fixed priced menu has a something for eveyone, big portions, locally sourced. Duck is a signature dish and deserves it. Very nice reasonably priced wine list. A must for anyone who appreciate good food and meticulous preparation.
We enjoyed an outstanding meal. The chef surprised us with 7 different courses. Food was creative, beautifully plated, well seasoned, and well cooked. The hollow is such a unique find in an often predictable Georgetown restaurant scene. The cocktail menu is great, and the staff so kind and friendly.
We have eaten here several times. The food has always been unique and very tasty. This was our first experience with their fixed menu. It makes sense for a small restaurant. You get fresh food and there is probably not a lot wasted. There was 5 or 6 choices in each category. My husband had steak, that he loved but kept coming over to my duck that was perfect. We will definitely keep coming back for special occasions.
This is definitely a foodie restaurant serving a prix fix kind or farm to table menu. We found the food to be quite good, if maybe just a tad on the bland side, still savory though. The service was excellent and very professional (not always a common occurrence). This is a great gem hidden in Georgetown.
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