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About The Hollow
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 a couple of days in advance.
The Hollow has a full bar with craft cocktails. We feature happy hour specials and host monthly wine dinners and cooking classes.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Hollow Ratings and Reviews
We wanted to treat a friend for a milestone birthday. The Hollow was over the top. Great food with incredible seasoning, unusual and subtle flavors. The ambience was comfortable and upscale, yet welcoming. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. This is our go-to special event restaurant. Definite worth a drive even though we live here.
The best description I can write is when they get it right, they hit it out if the ballpark. When they don't, it is a "less than", flawed, and expensive meal. However, it is always a very interesting, creative, experience. My food tonight was meh (scallop), but I will go back because it is very different culinary experience, and worth the risk. They finally have the service right, and the atmosphere is cool.
Nice white tablecloth place but the small bite plates just didn't jell. Wine and beer Ok, service was ok with lots of time.between plates. Small plates were definitely small bites with obvious labor intensive work but the flavors didn't blend well. Desserts were also tiny but were very good. $140 one beer, one wine glass, 4 small pl ates, two desserts, tip. Oh, you have to pay $5 for bread.
Excellent service. It seemed that that the two servers we encountered were more career servers than transitional employees. It's a small operation and popular so they were running out of certain dishes, but in my opinion that is to be be expected for an establishment of this caliber in a smaller metropolitan area like Georgetown. It was a little hot however it's an older building located on the downtown square in the middle of July in Texas. The servers told us the chef had worked at more than one Michelin starred restaurants. I don't think people understand or appreciate the time, dedication and talent it takes to work for a Michelin rated establishment. We enjoyed it very much.
- Jay and Lindsay Snider
Another great meal at The Hollow
There were six of us celebrating with visiting family members. Among all of us we ordered a wide variety ranging from warm bread with olive oil for dipping to the delicious pork chop entree. Everything got rave reviews, as did the great service by the friendly staff. Bravo to all!
This restaurant is top notch for wonderfully creative food sourced locally.
I had the beef filet and ordered it well done, always a risk. Chefs seem to resist cooking a steak well done, in my experience. This steak was perfect and probably the best I've ever had.
I also had the heirloom tomato tart, which was like a little tomato pizza. I love tomatoes, and these home grown beauties did not disappoint. I think there was a little basil pesto underneath the tomatoes, but I'm not an expert and forgot to ask.
I had the Maggie's Bullet drink, which was bourbon with some other stuff in it. I can't remember, but this drink was strong. I have ordered bourbon in other places and it seems like the bartender dilutes it in some way, making it weaker. Maggie's Bullet was delicious and made for sipping.
We ordered the deconstructed apple pie for dessert, which appeared on a crust that looked the same as what the tomato tart came with. No matter, it was flaky and delicious both times. The apple pie consisted of cubed apples in a cinnamony sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream.
The only drawback to our dining experience was the poor air conditioning. Granted, it's an old building and probably doesn't have the best insulation. However, when I mentioned to our server that the place would benefit from ceiling fans, he stated that that they used to have them, but removed them in favor of some fancy hanging lighting. I told him they should probably rethink the lighting in favor of temperature.
Overall, though, I highly recommend this place for outstanding food, service and ambiance.
In the middle of downtown Georgetown is a restaurant jewel. It's called the Hollow. Wife and myself enjoyed the appetizer scallops. Best ever! Chef Jacob is in to win!!!
One Valid Suggestion: The recommended gratuity amount on the credit card receipt SHOULD NOT INCLUDE TAXES. Most people don't notice but I do. It's a sneaky way of doing business. Hopefully they will take note and change this.
We live in Georgetown and have tried the Hollow several times, hoping each time that the food will be good. The restaurant is in a great location but the 'chef' tries much to hard to cutsie and original and the food ends up being weird. The quality of his ingredients is substandard, his menu is much to complicated, and the flavors he tries to blend just don't work. I don't often send reviews, but this chef needs to Keep It Simple (and clean). Too weird for me!
Ricky, Juan Carlos and Michael were very good. Food presentation was very good. Thought the main course could have used more seasoning and flavoring. I had the cod and my wife had the duck. The ingredients were all very fresh. Thought it was a little on the pricey side.
It was our first time at the restaurant. I took my hubby and our son there for pre Father's Day dinner. Food was amazing and service from our waiter was very pleasant😊. We're total foodies, been all over the world. It's nice that our first time at The Hollow was not disappointing. Definitely will return.
The food was delicious! There was five in our party, and we all ordered something different.
Everything was well prepared. The starter we ordered (the bread with locally made goat cheese and honey) was so, so good.
Would have been nice to have some gluten free items for one of our friends.
I feel sorry to write a totally negative review but this Restaurant is expensive for no reasons: the food pretend to be creative but the reality is different: it's an undetectable mix of ingredients put together without any knowledge.
The wines are expensive beyond any reasonable reasons. Terrible, terrible experience.
The Hollow was perfect, I brought my wife there for a birthday date. The food was unbelievably good. The service impeccable. The drinks unique. The wine paired. The menu is small but with this you get amazing choices that are seasonal. I cannot see ever being dissatisfied with; food, drinks, or service at this restaurant. My only complaint is that I did not find this amazing, creative restaurant sooner.
The Hollow has just found a life-long fan... I will try to be brief and get to the point but I want to say that I have read tons of reviews of this place and it's obviously terrific. You may read the occasional review that says they had to ask for a napkin or another that says there's only a few entrée choices but this place knocked it out of the park on Friday.
We arrived early to enjoy the bar. My wife had a drink that came served under a large glass dome filled with mesquite smoke - the presentation was outstanding. I enjoyed a couple "Dean's". Very smooth and balanced. While we were waiting for our reservation time, we visited with another couple that was there for the first time. He and his wife ordered the pork chop and it looked amazing. I wanted to ask for a bite but since we just met, I felt it was a little too bold.
I wanted the exact same dish and was disappointed that they just delivered the last pork chop to some very lucky person downstairs. The fact that a restaurant runs out of something is usually a good sign in my book. The food is prepared only when you order it and the depth of flavor that is served is because it takes days to prepare these dishes. They aren't defrosting a pork chop they picked up at Sam's Club (no offense, okay?).... they are sourcing local, high quality ingredients that are safe, healthy and delicious! It really is okay to run out of pork chops when they look that good! Our waiter recommended the tenderloin and it was amazing. He didn't ask how we would like it prepared and that's because the chef is a genius. Everyone that works here is a food geek and that's why I will be back every week. The wine guy is amazing. Loved every bit of my experience and can't recommend this place enough. Make a reservation. You can thank me later.
For my meal, chef gets 5 stars. It's my third visit and it is always creative and delightful. I had the Drum (fish). I enjoy the different flavors he puts together, very unique and delicious. Unfortunately, my partner's meal was extremely disappointing. She had the beef. She described it as being fairly flavorless. "Food I would cook" to quote her. Also on her plate was a half of a baked red potato, with no seasoning, no butter, just a cooked potato. She was disappointed and unfortunately for me (cuz I would make this a weekly treat) she wants to try some other places. We will be back, but it will be awhile.
This was our second experience at The Hollow, we brought neighbor friends because we thought they'd love knowing about this wonderful local business. The Hollow did not disappoint! Our friends were so happy to have joined us and we will definitely be back again soon.
This is our 2nd time at the Hollow. My complaint from the first time turns out not to have been a fluke. But before I address that, please note the 5 star for food; which is absolutely unique, delicious and memorable.
The complaint is the service and the time it took to get our food (and temp of food. Not nice and hot) Almost 50 minutes. We don't drink alcohol, and they don't offer bread with the meal (bread for purchase...and too costly to justify the price of it because it's prob the only mediocre flavor in the place.)
So we just sat there for 50 minutes, hungry and waiting for our food. I ordered a soda, the waitress failed to bring a straw and I drank the whole thing before she stopped by again (to get our dinner order fyi...she picked up drink order then left....for a loooooong time).
She also was neither helpful, or friendly. She wasn't rude . She just seemed disinterested in helping us. At the price point of this restaurant, I would expect top notch service. Not delivered either time.
But the food is so outstanding that we will be repeat customers. Ironically, as my partner and I discussed whether it was worth dealing with for future visits, we decided that it was, but we should eat a little before we go so the wait isn't so miserable. Which should indicate how horrible service is, and how amazing the food is. Try harder on that end Hollow, and you have a top notch place, worth every (numerous) penny spent.
Great atmosphere and service. The food was OK. Ricota Gnochi Starter was different and tasted OK. The Duck Main was overcooked, stringy and dry. I almost sent it back, however, I didn't want to embarrass my guests. Sauce was tasty however, a bit watered down. Not impressed. A return visit is not in the cards.
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