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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
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.
The tartar alone would be worth standing in line for hours, which we did not. It was bright and melted on your tongue. You didn't want to swallow so you could hold the flavor as long as possible. Both our entrees were outstanding as well. My wife had a cocktail with tequila and orange as well as other herbs served with mesquite smoke. She thought it was delightful. Portions are very generous. Worth your time and money.
We dine regularly at the Hollow. Chef Jacob uses the freshest, seasonal foods from local sources. The menu changes daily. Our dining experience Saturday evening was exceptional. My husband and I started off with a cocktail each created by a masterful bartender. There is no comparison to the Hollow's creativity; bar included. We shared home baked bread offered with local honey and fresh herbed olive oil. We also shared an appetizer of gnocci which was sitting in a broth of smoked tomatoes and topped with a pile of fresh basil. For our entrees my husband had the seafood tangine and I had the scallops with cous cous. Both entrees were beautifully presented and delightfully seasoned. The kitchen outdid themselves on Saturday. Jacob is ramping up to be in the spotlight along with his crew. An extra bonus you get when you visit is the Hollow's new somalier named Juan Carlos. He can pair a perfect glass of wine with your meal and is bringing new and interesting wines in weekly.
Fun and interesting meal. There were few choices but they were all fun and different. It's definitely a foodie destination. Heads up, it was definitely a costly meal, but worth it and we will go back. Only complaint...it took 45 min from sit down to getting our meal...manager (I assumed) came by and asked how we were doing...we just asked about the meal, he went and checked and it was out to us within a minute.
It appears to be a small venue, so not sure why service seemed delayed, but it's just an observation, not a complaint, we will see next time we go if that was an anomaly or a thing.
A very nice experience overall.
Pleasant restaurant location and environs. Nice restaurant greeting and seating by staff. A restricted selection of choices on menu, limited number to start with, but then several choices were eliminated from the start. That should have been a sign to try another night. Our waiter felt that there had been quite a large group of diners earlier, but we had fairly early reservations. The price point is as high as most good Austin restaurants, but the value was not. The food we all had was very beautiful, so the rest of this review makes me sad. Our dinner took a very long time to be prepared-we were there approximently two hours, and then, it wasn't really good-just unique. (My husband and I had fish. It was served tangine style. It didn't suit either one of us, although I did think the serving vessel was beautiful.). Everything seemed somewhat off, and many honest apologies by our waiter were given, and that did help as we were waiting for such a long time. I see the talent here, but there is a set of problems that were very hard to overlook once you had the bill in hand.
We stopped in for another great meal prepared by Jacob Hilbert, but tonight was especially fun and over-the-top. The food selection and wine pairing suggested by Juan Carlos were superb. Jacob presents the most authentic, innovative food combinations while staying true to his farm-to-table philosophy coordinating flavors that can not be found anywhere in a 100 mile radius. His use of local ingredients even using edible wild flowers is amazing. We had the most tremendous evening ever - great food, handcrafted cocktails, wine, service, and wonderful ambiance. This restaurant is becoming very well known and most likely the best culinary gem in the Austin area.
The food was lovely. Had life changing duck! Disappointed owner visited everyone but our side and I smiled making we contact but he just kept walking to an older couple ahead. Waiter was nice. When others got up owner and hostess said "bye thank you!" And we got up deciding to walk the square, and turned to smile and hostess turned away and just left a bit cold. I was disappointed because I try to go to local farm to table places while traveling because of the customer service and freshness. Food did its part, but that extra ambiance from staff wasn't there. I felt excluded.
Georgetown is extremely fortunate to have this dining experience in town. The ambiance, service and food is incredible. The chef is a genius as the unique food pairings delight and never disappoint. Very affordable for the experience and the food quality. Love the frequently changing menu to try new dishes and the use of locally sourced ingredients. If you haven't dined here yet, this place should be your next place to go!
Food was very good,but service was excellent,Very friendly atmosphere. Michael and Juan Carlos doing an outstanding job --enjoyed in-house bread,--- add just a pinch of salt to bread dough.Duck breast and ox tail slightly over cooked--flavor good---bacon good--over all experience very good --will return.
We wanted vegetarian options. The menu is lacking in veg options however Chef created a nice beet, strawberry salad that was delish and very pretty. Food service was very slow. We had two salads and an appetizer and we were there over 2.5 hrs. That's crazy!!! The Hollow is all about their creations. I wasn't nearly as impressed w the Hollow as the Hollow is impressed w the Hollow... But overall, was good and I'd return.
The food and service are outstanding. We had the chef's tasting menu. It is a six course menu that includes a dessert. The ingredients are local and seasonal. So, it's very fresh. One of the courses was a boar chop. I've never had boar, and I expected it to be tough and gamy. Instead it was sweet and succulent. Another dish was a waygu beef carppacio with a variety of sauce. I loved it. The star of the mean was an "apple" of marzipan and foie gras. It was luscious - soft, sweet and salty.
I am so proud to have a restaurant like this in Georgetown. I will go there whenever I have a chance.
Had a great time, staff was very attentive and cocktails were amazing! Went for our anniversary and they provided us a signed menu with signatures from the staff wishing up a Happy Anniversary! They also sat us in a unique location at the front of the restaurant! Great place for special occasions!
This is a wonderful restaurant. The chef is so creative with the locally sourced food. Everything was delicious and they accommodated my need for gluten free food in an imaginative and delicious way. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. I will be back for my anniversary:). I highly recommend.
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.
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