Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Join us for Mother's Day and celebrate with special dinner menu offerings and a signed menu from Kristen Kish.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Join us for a special Easter Brunch menu showcasing seasonal items.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
We were really excited to try Kristen Kish’s new restaurant. We came from New York. We had the crispy rice, oil poached swordfish, rabbit, burrata and a salad. Ingredients were beautiful and fresh. Cooking was creative. And the soace is gorgeous. If we lived in Austin though, I think I’d be happy with experiencing it once.
Way too loud. Other Patrons were way too loud and didn’t seem to care about bothering any and all others. Place desperately needs sounds remediation. Carpet!
Waiter assumed we knew the menu and how it worked and seems perturbed that we didn’t. Service was slow and a bit “sassy”. Kitchen was way slow for the “empty-ness” of the dining room.
Great spot for people watching in downtown Austin overlooking Lady Bird Lake.
Awesome. Loved Louis!
Great selection of foods, beautiful restaurant, a little dark
Over all it was too dark, too loud and the service was average, at best. Here are my points that I hope someone at Arlo Grey reads.
1. If it’s family style with small plates, don’t put a giant candle in the middle of the table. 2. Also provide serving utensils for easy sharing.
3. A lot of times the garnish was overwhelming to the dish and it was hard to make a complete bite of food. And on several occasions the garnish physically overwhelmed the dish and we couldn’t find the main components.
4. The place was loud and the waiter’s description of the food couldn’t be heard. Also some helpful tips on how to eat a dish would be great.
Overall it was the little things that added up to an average experience. The flavor of the food was great but the service and atmosphere was average. If they can improve the service Arlo Grey could be one of the best restaurants in Austin.
Fantastic staff and the food was outstanding. Get the fried steamed buns, white asparagus and fried chicken.
Beautiful atmosphere, good food and service. It gets loud because of the bar, which seeks to clash a bit with the high end atmosphere.
My wife and I were in Austin for a wedding on our anniversary weekend so we decided to celebrate with a nice dinner at Arlo Grey. Our server gave several recommendations and we ended up splitting three dishes. Two of the house made pasta dishes which were both excellent, and the standout Crispy Rice dish. If you’ve ever had Persian food you are no doubt familiar with tadeeg, the delicious rice that crisps up at the bottom of the pan, and this dish had that same amazing texture with crab, bacon, and some beautiful herbaceous flavors that we have been telling everyone about. I started out the meal with their signature Old Fashioned which was very nice, but not as exciting as I had hoped so I asked the server if the bartender would be willing to make me something off menu. Within minutes the bartender was at our table asking me my preferences and came back with an amazing bourbon negroni and made sure I was happy. For dessert we split the meringue with berries which was mostly fantastic, the pistachio butter in the center didn’t compliment the other flavors as well as we had hoped but it was overall very good. The meringue’s texture was fabulous and had a flavor that I found intriguingly familiar (in the best way) but I couldn’t quite place it. I highly recommend checking out this restaurant if you have the opportunity.
The food was excellent. A way different style than I was picturing after seeing her on Top Chef. Everything was perfectly seasoned. Decent wine list.
Arlo Grey was a wonderful evening out in Austin. The ambience is beautiful and lakeside - gorgeous views. The drinks were fab and the food delicious, but in all honesty I think we're a part of a growing number of people who like to dine out that are getting tired of "small plate" style. What you are getting are appetizer portions that are suitable for 2 people to share. If you are a group of 4 or more, you have to order multiple plates of the same dish for everyone to get beyond a bite or two, and after that, it's often a let down because you only had a bite or two. The food here was really, really good, but I wish there was more of it instead of having to order more portions.
I loved the restaurant. Pretty, cozy and romantic. The food is at best fair, the server was not very proficient. However, I liked this place and it's a nice place for a date night.
Loved everything about it - the location, the decor, the service and the food were all on point.
We had an 8:15 reservation and decided to get a few drinks at the bar before our other two friends in the party. This was at 8 pm, and the hostess warned us that they were running a bit behind. We didn’t get seated till a little over 8:45, but drinks are the bar were amazing and they even comped a round of drinks for running behind. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously for all the staff being so accommodating in addition to the great food.
Food was outstanding. Server was overtaxed and neglectful, nice but impersonal. We waited ten minutes just to meet our server and put in a drink order, then another long wait for drinks and another to order Section we were in was very dark and noisy. Many nice tables near the windows were empty. For the price, servers should have been more engaged and attentive.
Very fun upscale crowd, great bar!. Great view of the river and in the summer if you’re there or you can see the bats come out from underneath the bridge if you have a window table.
Very poor explanation of the dining concept and the dishes. Why not take the time to explain the selection process on the menu. Service was sloooow and dishes were not explained at all. Swordfish was fishy and in general food was salty and lacked layered flavoring. Lighting was extremely dim as well and place was very loud. Interesting concept but it needs lots of work. Plus restaurant is poorly advertised I had to walk around the block to find it. So bottom line for me was excellent concept but poor execution.
Hello markd, thank you for sharing your thoughts on your experience. We will address the menu descriptions and speed of service with our front of house team. We hope you will choose to join us again in the near future. Best, Luis Benedetto
all food was too salty, duck was inedible due to overpowering salt
We will discuss your experience with our culinary team. Thank you for letting us know about the seasoning issue. We hope you will join us again in the future. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Had an incredible breakfast there.Biscuit was perfect. Coffee could be a little stronger. Pretty river view and great service made for a terrific breakfast experience.
Hello EAK141, Thank you for taking the time to share such great feedback. We hope you can join us again soon. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
My first experience that made me want to come back was how the staff described the food, the story behind how Chef brought the dish together and advising how to best experience the flavors. In this dining experience, it was just placed on the table by various staff with no explanation and no confidence in what they were presenting. The food was outstanding, but given the experience, I lowered the value of what we paid. I think the waiter also just recommended the highest priced dishes and not really giving a fair, honest view of the food based on our preferences.
Hello Daisyduff, We appreciate you sharing such detailed feedback. It is absolutely the responsibility of our team to explain each dish and the concept behind them. We will address with our service staff to determine what the disconnect was with your experience. We hope you will join us again in the near future. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
The osso bucco was very nice as were the deserts. work needs to be done on the wine list. way overpriced and limite.
Hello austindiner, Thank you for discussing your experience. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed all the dishes. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Service: not great.
Food: creative, tastey, few vegetarian options but it’s also a short menu
Atmosphere: Modern, hip. Interesting planters that seem to be repurposed heavy tank shells
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We will share your feedback with our front of house team regarding your service experience. We hope you will join us again in the future. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Our waiter Devon was outstanding! Super knowledgeable about the food and recommended such delicious choices. It was my husbands birthday and being a recent austin transplant from NY, we asked if we could meet chef. Kristen was gracious enough to stop by our table to say hello for a picture and sent out dessert! What amazing service! We loved the beef tartare and pasta! Looking forward to taking my family there when they visit!
Hello MinY, Thank you for taking the time to discuss your meal. We always appreciate hearing about our team and the great job they do. Welcome to Austin and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Modern/ chic ambience, helpful and descriptive service, delicious food! We had a wonderful evening! Don't forget to ask your server the meaning behind the name and the restroom decor.
Hello HallieK, Thank you for the great feedback. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
The service, the table and chairs, and the overall experience was great. My wife called it a Top 5 meal, and she has eaten in some pretty great restaurants around the country.
Hello BigRMC, We are so happy to hear how great of an experience you had. We hope you can make it back soon for another. Thank you, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
We had been looking forward to dining at Arlo Grey for awhile now and we were very disappointed with the overall service and the food. The ambiance was great, it wasn’t too crowded and the tables aren’t too close together.
The server came by to take our order and didn’t tell us anything about the dishes on the menu. I specifically asked for her recommendations and then she mentioned her favorites, but she didn’t seem enthusiastic at all. While we were waiting for our food, our server didn’t come by our table at all. Our wine glasses were almost empty so we expected her to come by and top them off since we had ordered a bottle of wine.
When the food came out she wasn’t present at the table. We had ordered chickpea fritters and they were placed on a dish with a lid. It looked like a very simple dish and felt very dry. We also ordered the quinoa bowl which didn’t have great texture (and we love quinoa). We ordered the squash and ricotta and that was just okay. The duck hash was great.
Towards the end of the meal, I lifted the lid which had the chickpea fritters on it and there was a mashup of tomatoes and ricotta and it was delicious. We wish our server would have told us about it so that we could have enjoyed the fritters.
At the end of the meal, I mentioned to our server that we weren’t informed about the dip that went along with the fritters and she said “they should have told you about it.” She said she loves eating the fritters with the dip and that it’s so tasty and that we missed out. She didn’t even offer to bring out fritters for us to try with the dip.
Very disappointed with the overall experience and was expecting a fabulous meal as I watched the Kristen on Top Chef.
Thank you for taking the time to discuss your experience. Our service team should have absolutely been more attentive to your needs and given more thorough explanations of the dishes. We do hope you will join us again in the future as our guest. Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Great view of Lady Bird Lake and Congress Bridge. A bit pricey but quality is excellent.
What a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday a few days early while my son and his wife were in town for a visit! The food, service, and ambiance were amazing, and I can't wait to have another special occasion to return. The only thing that would've made the evening any better would have been meeting Kristen Kish!!
Hello Janna, Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Arlo Grey. We are so happy to hear it was such a great experience. We hope you can make it back soo. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Picked the perfect place to have our "expensive date night" (not to mention I have a woman crush on Kristen Kish!) everything here is wonderful. PS: Had an AMAZING glass of wine. Shout out to my waitress, Jade, for recommending the wine (& other restaurants in Austin!)
Hello Yecats, We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We think Jade is the best also! Thank you, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Wonderful dinner! And our server Jade was one of the best we have ever experienced!
Hello JanU, Thank you for the great feedback. So glad to hear that Jade did such a great job taking care of your needs. Best, Luis Benedetto General Manager, Arlo Grey
Food was outstanding
Unique drink and food menu leads to a very goof experience. The service was excellent and both the bartender and waitress guided us through the menus to a very good experience. It is expensive, but was a very good value given the overall quality.
For the price, the food just didn’t have the flavors I was hoping for.
Great restaurant. Delicious food and service was great too. Crispy rice, burrata and duck were standouts. I'd definitely recommend to any foodies headed to Austin.
Innovative food, generally well executed. Service was attentive. The view was wonderful. Background music was too loud.
First time in for Brunch. Everything was beautifully presented and delicious from start to finish! Service was impeccable, Tei (sp?) took wonderful care of us.
Food is super tasty, and atmosphere is great. Portion sizes are a bit small for the prices though.
The duck was some of the best I have ever had. 10/10 would recommend! The food is so good and creative.
This was an amazing dinner - every course was a journey. From now on Restaurants hamburgers will be held to this standard . If in Austin , put it on your list . Thank you Kristen Kish
We had to wait 30 min past our reservation. The hostess was not very customer friendly. Wait staff was great, food was amazing.