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Aviary Wine & Kitchen, Austin, TX

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

4.7
4.7
222 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Aviary Wine + Kitchen is a funky, unique wine bar and restaurant on South Lamar. Executive chef Andre Molina has crafted a menu that provides a casual fine dining experience focused on sourcing locally and founded in French technique. From seasonal vegetable-based small plates like chimichurri carrots to protein-based dishes like the Quail tamal, there is something for everyone. Pair your meal with a wine from our unique list of natural producers and lesser-known wine regions. Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you! Seating is available both indoors in our socially distanced dining room and outside on our heated patio. Come see us for a night out with friends, a romantic evening for two, or happy hour with a coworker!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 916-4445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andre Molina

  • Neighborhood

    South Austin

  • Cross street

    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney<br />Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar

  • Parking details

    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

  • Austin

    Great for fine wines

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

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  1. SarahB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun wine bar on South Lamar! Good happy hour deal (50% off bottles under $100), helpful server, and chill atmosphere. Food selection is a little random but the burger was good! Parking is fine, the lot fills up quick but there is more parking nearby.
  2. 2Chien

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem. Place was not crowded and servers were very attentive. Wines were so good. Every recommendation was fabulous. The food was shareable and each item better than the last. The tostada was delectable. Not rushed at all, we were able to linger over our final glass.
  3. KatherineL

    Austin

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall, they did a really nice job. The wine list is interesting and global, and corkage is allowed. The small courses were beautiful, creative, and delicious. One of the larger dishes we wanted was 86ed, so we ordered an alternative which was only OK - not visually appealing and needed some brightness. Finally we ordered cheese for dessert which took a very long time to come out and was simply a few cut wedges and a scoop of apple butter - very underwhelming. For such an amazing start to the meal, it was unfortunately to have it end on a lesser note. But overall, I think they are doing good things and will come back.
  4. KristenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, atmosphere, food and wine!! Will definitely be back!
  5. AlanC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit and we definitely need to make this place a regular hangout. The food is exceptional as is the extensive selection of wines. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable….what more can you ask for!!
  6. Justin

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're love coming here and almost always defer to their recommendations on wine and food throughout the evening!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Aviary! The menu is small and changes often, but I can always trust the chef to delight with a unique collection of meat, fish, cheese and veggie dishes based on whatever is fresh at the time. And they are very cautious of allergies if your dining mate has any. On this last visit, I had oysters. They were dressed beautifully, in a way I’ve never had oysters. The amberjack tostadas and Asian inspired beef dish were also excellent. The wine selection and recommendations are top-both, too.
  8. DanielaD

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We reserved a table outside without realizing how loud it was along Lamar Blvd. We decided to sit indoors at the bar, which was fine. Not a huge menu selection but everything we got was delicious! There is a faint smell of chemicals due to the nail salon in the same shopping center and the place is small so when it’s full, it can be loud.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had dinner here last night and, we had such a good time. They’re HH is 1/2 OFF wines under $100. We did a fun side by side tasting. And the food was incredible! The patio is super cute too. Grace was awesome. Super attentive and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great time!
  10. BobbyH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a unique food and wine menu. It's hard to find unique menus in Austin these days, and this is that "neighborhood" restaurant that isn't part of a larger umbrella of restaurants that rarely exists in Austin these days. I need to come here more often.
  11. SaraB

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A group of us were visiting from out of town and I discovered Aviary via Eater Austin. The server explained that the dishes are small plates meant to be shared. They were very accommodating for two of us in the group with dietary restrictions (GF and Pescatarian). We ordered several (5-6) dishes and most were very delicious. The one problem I had with the service is they would bring out a dish without any serving utensils. There were five of us and we didn't all of us to be dipping our forks which we're eating with into a communal dish. We repeatedly had to ask for serving spoons for each of the dishes.
  12. DMain

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the same waitress as last time, Soleil, which was fun. The treat of complementary bubbly for our anniversary was a nice touch, thank you. Food is excellent as always, very creative, and the small plates are perfect size. You added more Italian wine options which we greatly appreciated. But we couldn't afford a bottle like last time. There was nothing under $80. However, we enjoyed trying a couple glasses of different ones Soleil recommended and that tiny caramel dessert was the perfect finish. Everything was so good I forgot to take photos of our food!! Your outdoor patio is beautiful!
  13. PatiS

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative menu. always something new and very tasty.
  14. SK95

    Austin

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places! Always see some unique wines our their menu. The one from Croatia this time was a nice light one and we enjoyed the egg and carrot salad quite a bit as well.
  15. LauraG

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and able to recommend wine/pairings with stunning fluency. Always get oysters and eggs!
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best local place for gourmet food and thoughtful service
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not too bad but nothing too spectacular. A bit overpriced for what you get. I’d probably go back for happy hour but that’s about it. Enjoyed the playlist and the service was solid but nothing that I’d go out of my way to recommend. I’d give it a 3.7.
  18. Casey

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was some of the best I've every had in Austin. The menu options were interesting and everything we ordered was delicious.
  19. LizF

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was AWESOME, we would definitely go back!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dishes and great wine!
  21. AudraS

    Austin

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Neighborhood favorite!
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall this place is exceptional, with some minor misses. They have a great selection of wine, though they don't carry a wide variety of liquor or beer. Food: Braised beef and aviary egg were excellent (I don't remember having anything this good in several years), beef tartare decent but slightly oversalted. Pasta was mediocre: pasta itself seemed to be house made, but the sauce was not a good match (too acidic and garlicky).
  23. GGATX

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived in South Austin forever and just was sleeping on this place... maybe I judged it b/c of it's location... I don't know. But I read a review in Infatuation recently and decided to try it out. ...and now I can't wait to go back. We absolutely loved it. Great, simple food that feels elegant in a cute, cozy restaurant kind of way.
  24. Sally

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Initially very loud but as the night progressed around 8 it was very nice. Great value for the price
  25. arthkitch

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Our waitress had excellent choices for wine. The portions are perfectly sized and very much filling.
  26. AnnaYeka

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Literally each dish we tried was out of this world! Definitely coming back
  27. GinaL

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Aviary. A lot of thought and care goes into the delicious meals. Creative and healthy ingredients. Cabbage fans must try their appetizer. We also enjoy the pork loin, roasted carrots, and beet cake.
  28. DouglasO

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Menu was reduced by 60%. Food quality was average to poor. Service was adequate, but rushed. Music too loud. Don’t bother.
  29. nicl

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, selection, quality, plating, timing...overall a seriously great experience. Thank you again, Aviary Team! <3
  30. Lateharvest

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on NYE and had the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Each course was wonderful...creative, delicious and beautifully presented. Our server Soleil seemed to thoroughly enjoy explaining each to us, which added to the evening's overall experience. She was great! The short rib entree is also on their regular menu, and we would go back just for that. The restaurant is small and rather casual. It's amazing what comes out of their kitchen.
  31. Alex

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love wine and that was the main reason we showed up, but they surprised us with an amazing dinner as well. The food was unique and decadent. We absolutely loved it and were excited to have finally been able to try out Aviary!
  32. MatthewS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Awesome atmosphere, and wine list is really well curated.
  33. AnneM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Attentive and recommendations for food/wine pairings were spot on. The food was unexpected, in the best possible way, particularly the carrot cake and sunchoke ice cream. It's always fun to discover a new food (in this case sunchoke) when eating out!
  34. JessicaW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our bartender was amazing! We wanted to have tasting/wine pairing experience and he gave great recommendations. We loved everything. I believe his name was Cody? Great experience.
  35. DavidB

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was great! Service(Morgan) was fantastic! Wines by the glass were very small pours! Best to buy a bottle.
  36. Twig

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Remarkable dining experience! It was a drizzly night, and we needed a restaurant with outdoor dining for us and our pooch. The staff was incredibly accommodating. What followed were some of the most amazing dishes. The short rib was beyond amazing. Don't pass up the Aviary Egg as a starter. Everything we ordered was incredible...am I raving too much?! And a varied wine list. We were raving the next day regarding the food and our dining experience. This chef knows what he's doing by creating innovative dishes that will linger in your memories for years. Aviary is now on our list for dinner every time we are in Austin.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had amazing date night! Everything, from the food to the service, was amazing! A true hidden gem in Austin.
  38. LuisG

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My first stop at Aviary was wonderful. While the food was stellar... specifically the beet dish... it was Jen, her pleasant service, and knowledge of wine that made the Saturday visit a true delight. Will be returning soon!
  39. patricias

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The word that comes to mind is lively. The restaurant has a great energy, the food has great flavors and are a pleasure to share around the table and the service is attentive without being overwhelming.
  40. ggc69

    Austin

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had to move inside due to the traffic noise, but that's not Aviary's fault - Austin traffic is heavy!! Our server, Brittney, was excellent. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and attentive. The food was delicious!! From the home fries and smash burger, to the burrata, red fish and roasted beets, we loved every bite!! The only suggestion I have is for better, reasonably priced wines. We loved the wine menu descriptions - very clever and fun - we just couldn't get what we really wanted. We wanted a nice Cab but the only one that I found to fit our desire was $300!! There was nothing else that fit the flavor profile we wanted. We settled on a couple of bottles of ok Malbec that was way overpriced. The other two sample tastes we got were not good at all. Better wine would make this a top notch place!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aviary Wine & Kitchen using the Order Online button. Aviary Wine & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 916-4445.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Aviary Wine & Kitchen

2110 S Lamar Blvd, Ste C, Austin, TX 78704-5183

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney<br />Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar

  • Neighborhood

    South Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    2110 S. Lamar cross street Kinney Additional parking at 2120 S. Lamar

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andre Molina

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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