About The Hollow
The Hollow is an American Brasserie featuring classic French cuisine using local ingredients and a modern approach. We offer a nightly changing dinner menu and chef's tastings. Throughout the week we offer a bar menu and wine and beer specials. We also offer monthly wine dinners and cooking classes. Ask your server for details. We will accommodate all dietary needs as requested so please, join us. We look forward to seeing you!
French, American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30 - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30 - 9:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in and around Georgetown Town Square
Private Party Facilities:
We have an open room upstairs that can be utilized for private parties.
Private Party Contact:
Jacob Hilbert: 5128683300x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
The Hollow Ratings and Reviews
First time to Georgetown in a while.
Nice surprise. Food was delicious and the new manager was very friendly.
One of the finest
My wife and I recently dined at The Hollow to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had a memorable experience. This is one of the finest restaurants in the greater Austin area.
A Gem in GTX! The Hollow lived up to th ...
A Gem in GTX! The Hollow lived up to the previous reviews that we read. Our Waiter Colin was very informative and the service was outstanding. The Pork Belly appetizer was great and the sauce made my Rabbit main course. Jacob is their new manager. Very friendly.
A dinner and adventure all in one.
So many flavors that just explode in your mouth, exciting your taste buds and leaving you talking about the adventure for days.
We have enjoyed all our "special occasions" here. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent.
Always Exceptional Dining Experience
The Hollow is a true gem - one that you might expect to find in Manhattan or Brooklyn or some other food mecca. This is a not to be missed dining experience in Georgetown, Texas that is always outstanding.
French cookFood was good, desert not so.
Good food, but overpriced and small portions. The desert was dissatisfied .
An anniversary was made even more special by dining & celebrating at The Hollow. It never disappoints with the excellent food and the outstanding service. Our server Tyler was attentive to our needs. We liked the price fixed menu which was new to us since the last time we dined there. There was a variety for each course that appealed to all present. One person who is vegetarian had excellent fish choices; the gentleman could indulgent his beef taste; and, I ventured to something I had never had - the rabbit. The food is superb and beautifully plated. Each dish was accompanied by unique vegetable which were equally tasty. The atmosphere is relaxed elegance & conducive for table conversation. We came away completely satisfied and commented that the portions were not so huge as to be miserably stuffed. We highly recommend The Hollow and will definitely be returning.
Get out of your comfort zone
We have visited this restaurant since it opened several years ago and have NEVER been disappointed with any aspect of their operation but the key is the food! If you want quality Texas comfort food there are several other restaurants nearby that are first rate BUT if you want to GET COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE the Hollow is where you must go. Every night is a new adventure......read the menu and you may be a little puzzled....some are familiar dishes, many are not but ALL are prepared and presented with precision and inventativeness. If you are uncertain what to order just close your eyes any point to anything and it will be great.
Had friends in from out of town. The Ho ...
Had friends in from out of town. The Hollow knocked it out of the park as far as delicious food, beautifully and creatively served and amazing professional service. By far the BEST Georgetown or any city could offer!!!
A true gem in heart of Georgetown
The food was delicious and very gastronomically and visually appealing. The service and staff were very nice. We will definitely go back!
Chef Jacob's imagination is unbelievable. I'll be back!!
The food was beautifully presented and d ...
The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The wine pairings were spot on. Chris was a great server. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
The chef is classically trained and adds his own subtle personal nuances to each dish. The surprises are always good. This past visit I had a vegetable terrine and it was so beautiful I regretted having to deconstruct it!!! I live in Georgetown and in Downtown Austin and I dine all over. This is one of the best restaurants anywhere around. The square in Georgetown is charming. The cost for this quality is lower than Austin and you will never be let down. And oh.....the wine prices won't poke your eyes out!! GO!!
Creative 3 course meal using local farm-fresh ingredients. Chef is extremely talented. A real exciting and welcome addition to the Georgetown food scene.
Our 2nd visit. Everything was fabulous!
Our 2nd visit. Everything was fabulous!
Would go back!
This was our first visit to The Hollow, which was highly recommended by several couples who have dined here also by locals. We love the idea of (at least mostly) locally sourced food and we love trying new restaurants and good food. This is not your typical farm to table restaurant, as there was obviously a great deal of preparation and culinary skill involved in each course. The wine list focuses on uncommon wines; however one disappointment was that a recommended wine was no longer available and the wine recommended to replace it was disappointing. As far as the food, I particularly enjoyed the cauliflower/vegetable terrine with goat cheese although the cheese was sparce. My husband enjoyed his salmon tartar appetizer. For my entree I ordered the lamb loin, which was very good and more than I could eat; my husband had the duck breast which was a smaller portion and a bit inconsistent (there were 2 pieces). Desserts were again very interesting....maybe more interesting than delicious....but we did enjoy the experience and would definitely return.
We had brunch last Sunday and it was excellent. All three meals were perfectly cooked. We had steak and eggs, shrimp and grits, and braised short rib eggs benedict. Tremendous. And to top it off the Cinnabomb for dessert was tremendous. Service was great as always. We will be back.
It was fine, but we won't be returning.
Bonnie greeted us and took us to our table. This was the highlight of our visit. Bonnie was warm and welcoming, and obviously dedicated to customer service. She told us that H. would be our server. H walked by us several times, not acknowledging us. After almost 10 minutes, she stopped at our table and said, "do you want some wine or beer?" No greeting, no welcome, no introduction. The carrot/cauliflower terrine was a delicious starter, though there was an over abundance of vinegar on the accompanying vegetables. We did not care for the preparation of our entrees, but that is only our taste. The baked apples for dessert were enjoyable The ambiance was nice enough. Not fussy or fancy, but comfortable.
Truly great for brunch. Great food and a ...
Truly great for brunch. Great food and ambiance
What a great find in the city-center area of Georgetown. Different menu each day and the chef does an amazing job of preparing a memorable event. We've been twice now and will certainly return. This past visit, we asked for a quiet area and they accommodated us nicely. This place is worth the trip if you want an upscale experience.
His food is an inspiration and a form of worship.
I'm unemployed and asked for one thing for my birthday, to eat his food. What a worthy sacrifice. Thank you.
The food is unlike any you can get elsew ...
The food is unlike any you can get elsewhere in Georgetown and that is a wonderful thing. Unique dishes that both challenge and delight the palate. Dining here is a delightful experience, a menu that changes daily and offers new taste experiences. The mushrooms in the short rib dish were undeniably the most wonderful, tantalizing and unexpected surprise even though mushrooms were listed as part of the dish. Rich, succulent with a delightful texture. Highly recommend this fine dining venue.
Had a wonderful experience on Valentine's night. Great waitress, Bonnie, who helped me find a substitute for the salad since I had recent dental work and could not chew lettuce. The food presentation was awesome and very special. We will return next week to celebrate my birthday!
Best in Georgetown
The Hollow is by far the best restaurant in the area. The chef is now doing a prix fixe menu that is really a wonderful deal for the quality. The wine menu is excellent and the wait staff is very knowledgable.
Great Velentine's Day Choice
Tried this restaurant for the first time on Valentine's Day. Fresh food, nicely prepared. We started with crab cakes and foie gras. Entrees included grouper and duck. Wife loved the grouper, accompanied by risotto.The duck was very tender with polenta as the side. We will return here, and not just for special occasions.
Great place for a special occasion
Chef Jacob is nothing short of a culinary genius! His dishes are inventive and packed with great flavors from the freshest ingredients. I always get the duck but my wife always tries something different and we have never been disappointed. The wait staff, hosts, and the sommelier are always kind and helpful and everyone pitches in to create a great evening.
A fantastic place to take a special someone
From the moment you walk thru the door you are greeted and treated like a someone special. The host seated us immediately and our waiter was there in less then a minute. Don't let the menu fool you it is very simple and changes daily and the food is fantastic. Good selection of wines and beer and our glasses we never empty. Over all the only reason I wouldn't recommend this place is because I want to keep it small, local and to myself.
What a great find. After a recommendation from a fellow wine-maker, we dined at The Hollow on a Thursday evening. Who would have guessed the Georgetown Courthouse square offered such a fine dining destination. The food was wonderful. The presentations were outstanding. The service was spot-on. And, a nice wine list to compliment the chef's choices. You could tell the chef puts passion when creating dishes from locally-sourced ingredients. We will be adding The Hollow to our list of local favorite restaurants. We can't wait to take some of our friends there too.
Great for special occasions
The Hollow has an excellent chef and attentive staff. The food and wine are unparalleled in excellence, and the pricing reflects the high level of quality. Certainly the best restaurant in Georgetown, but priced such that we can only eat occasionally. We will be back, as our experience was incredible.
Great short ribs!
Great short ribs!
Once again the Hollow was amazing! The ...
Once again the Hollow was amazing! The duck Breast was to die for! We cannot wait to go back!
One of the best if not the best meal I have had in Austin ever!
I love this place!
I love this place!
Love The Hollow
The Hollow is not only the best restaurant in Georgetown (which would not be a huge endorsement), but is an excellent restaurant on par with any in Austin. We had a prix fixe dinner of three courses for only $35 per person, and they have three roses on their wine menu. All the food was delicious, and their desserts did not disappoint. Do you ever go to a restaurant only to find that they have no chocolate desserts? The Hollow offered two!
another exceptional meal at The Hollow
We treated friends from NYC to dinner at The Hollow and it was simply delightful. We had a wonderful table overlooking the square. We enjoyed quail, duck and mussels for 1st course. Each item perfectly done and beautifully executed. 2nd course we had duck breast, lamb shank and short ribs. The duck and the short ribs were absolutely fantastic. The lamb shank was a bit of a disappointment. The lamb was very tender but tasteless compared to the other dishes. A dash of salt and pepper helped. The finale was amazing: flourless chocolate mousse/cake and creme brulee. Our guests loved the Hollow and we were proud to have shared this wonderful restaurant.
Excellent and interesting cuisine
Such excellent and interesting cuisine in a lovely setting is a surprising find on the square in Georgetown. It made for a great start to the evening of theatre at the Palace one block away. On an earlier visit, the staff went far out of their way to help us get our dinner in time before the theatre. As we were stuck in traffic, we called ahead and the hostess read us the menu and took our orders in advance.
Excellent experience at good price!
The food was very yummy, the price was good, the environment was very inviting, the service was great. I will definitely eat here again if I am in Georgetown
First time/mixed reviews
Loved the staff and owner. Most of our food was tasty, but not outstanding. My spinach salad was drenched in oil and vinegar but had the best tasting goat cheese on it. My mushroom risotto was greasy, not creamy, and the mushroom flavor was overpowering. I ate less than 1/3 of it. To their credit, the waiter and owner both apologized and offered another entree. Nothing else really appealed to me, so I declined. The owner removed the cost of my dinner, which I really appreciated. The crust of my husband's pulled pork tart was tough, but his short rib was outstanding, as were the desserts. The wine list is limited but adequate. However, the portion of pinot noir I received for $16 was less than a standard portion. Everything considered, it was less than stellar (and it was our 40th anniversary, so we wanted stellar). But it would be worth a second chance if only for the excellent atmosphere and people. If they served slightly larger wine portions or lowered the cost of their drinks, it would be a grand place to sit and have a glass of wine or two and enjoy the great background music.
one of a kind
All the food is sourced fresh and the menu is one of a kind every day. Awesome wine list and wonderful dishes.
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