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Aviary Wine & Kitchen, Austin, TX

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

4.8
4.8
145 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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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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

    South Lamar/ Kinney

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Substitutions politely declined

Main

  • Aviary Egg$9.00

    fried ajitama "ramen" egg, garlic aioli, smoked trout roe

    • Shaved Brassicas$10.00

      sunflower seed hummus, candied pecans, mint

      • Roasted Beets$12.00

        whipped yogurt & charred black olives

        • Roasted Cauliflower$12.00

          egg salad mayo, bacon, chives

          • Cabbage Wedges$13.00

            cabbage puree, horseradish cream, radish, cilantro

            • Burrata$15.00

              charred tomato, sourdough cruble, saba, basil

              • Wagyu Tartare$16.00

                N'duja vinaigrette, fried capers, chive, cured egg yolk

                • Aviary Dumplings$16.00

                  ricotta mushroom conserva, charred onion broth

                  • Crudo$17.00

                    mkt. fish, rotating seasonal set

                    • Fried Chicken$19.00

                      manchego, kale, fermented buffalo sauce

                      • Seared Kampachi$20.00

                        spinach, rutabaga, fermented turnip

                        • Pork Jowl Steak$23.00

                          charred leeks, pickled leeks, fermented garlic

                          • 72hr. Short Rib$27.00

                            carrot puree, roasted carrots

                            • Wagyu Smashburger$13.00

                              American cheese, pickles, special sauce

                              • Olive Oil Cake$12.00

                                TX. olive oil, orange marmalade, hazelnut

                                • Panna Cotta$10.00

                                  strawberry, fennel, pistachio

                                  Aviary Cheese & Charcuterie

                                  $50

                                  • Coppa Picante w/ Tomato Jam

                                    • Wagyu Salami

                                      • Spanish Chorizo Mole

                                        • Tomme Boy

                                          • Manchego

                                            • Aged Blue Cheese

                                              Last updated: February 21, 2022

                                              What 145 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                              4.8
                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.7Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                              • 4.4Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • Austin

                                                Neighborhood Gem

                                              • Austin

                                                Notable Wine List

                                              • Austin

                                                Contemporary American

                                              • Austin

                                                Neighborhood Gem

                                              • Austin

                                                Notable Wine List

                                              • Austin

                                                Contemporary American

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                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                21 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Quaint place. Food was good but a bit pricey for for portion size. Confused by menu as the one they gave us had not been updated for the day. Wait staff only mentioned it when I asked about allergens. Even more confusing when navigating food allergens is already quite a nuisance. Would avoid if true celiac...not gluten free in my experience so will not be back.

                                              2. J

                                                Jerryj2

                                                Austin

                                                117 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                117 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff Creative and tasty cuisine Wine list that gives you a chance to try some out of the ordinary

                                              3. J

                                                Jall

                                                Austin

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                It's way too expensive for what you get. The food is good, but really small portions and definitely not worth the price.

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food, great wine, everything was so beautiful.

                                              5. JB

                                                JosieB

                                                Washington DC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food and wine were delicious! We went during happy hour and the service was really great and our server was very helpful with her suggestions for wine we would like!

                                              6. TT

                                                TatianaT

                                                Austin

                                                21 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                Good spot for dinner and small bites. We went in recently and were so impressed by the wine list and the variety available by the glass, so you can taste many different wines without having to commit to the bottle. To start we had the Burrata with charred tomato and sourdough crumble - and it was so good, we practically licked the plate! For the mains we got the SmashBurger and the Fried Chicken. Burger was OK. The Fried Chicken was flavorful, and I loved the kale on it, but I do want to caution it's not fried chicken like you'd expect - it's more a fried chicken cutlet. I didn't mind, but fyi in terms of expectations. Service was friendly and attentive.

                                              7. B

                                                reviewerB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place if you're looking for lively ambiance and shareable food! Has a vast selection of wine.

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We enjoyed the 3 course wine pairing with fried mushrooms, scallops and gnocchi which was excellent. Wines are fabulous as well and really brought out the flavor of the food. We will be back!

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                The food was amazing. We had the carrots, beets, fried chicken… so so good.

                                              10. AE

                                                AtexEater

                                                Austin

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Funky and fun interior. Gorgeous and inventive menu. Blown away by starters: burrata with sour dough breadcrumbs, beets with grilled olives and the best carrots of my life. Amberjack main and wagyu tartare for entrees were solid but not as exceptional. Dessert was more interesting than delicious. Service was attentive and gracious. A wonderful, authentically Austin experience!

                                              11. MP

                                                MeghanP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing staff, food & wine. Loved the Aviary!! Will be back!

                                              12. j

                                                janeloshea

                                                Houston

                                                21 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Met our kids in Austin…this place has been on my list for awhile now. The food and wine were just delicious. But as good as the food was, the experience was heightened by excellent and friendly service. Soleil was our server and her knowledge, friendliness, energy, and genuine love of the product pushed our evening over the top.

                                              13. g

                                                gwenb

                                                Austin

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                While you will find some good wine options at fair prices, you best eat elsewhere. The food is good but wildly overpriced and the servings are tiny...you will keep ordering food until it finally comprises a meal but by that time you will have spent at least $120 per person easily. The street is insanely loud with motorcycles and trucks barreling by throughout your nerve wracking meal. Inside is probably fine. The main thing I would emphasize is the food pricing/serving size value is like NYC or Paris, but, hey, it is still Austin, TX on So. Lamar. I cannot imagine why we would ever go back for another financial fleecing with so many other options in Austin.

                                              14. E

                                                Emily

                                                Austin

                                                13 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic experience. We were both pleasantly surprised. The food was delectable and the music was just the right volume with a great playlist. We sat at the bar. I like that better than a table. We had the cauliflower, the burrata which will knock your socks off, the fried chicken, the short rib, and the Horchata dessert. With a lot of Austrian rosé. They seem to use locally sourced ingredients and everything was noticeably flavorful and fresh tasting. Love this place! The owner John is nice too.

                                              15. SS

                                                SaraS

                                                Austin

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Such a cute spot with a fun selection of wine! The food was creative and delicious. We loved it, and we can't wait to go back.

                                              16. m

                                                markilluminati

                                                London

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This is the best restaurant in Austin with flavour pouring out of the delightful fresh food, and a fantastic wine list

                                              17. T

                                                Tyler

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Aviary was great. Each plate was an interesting bite, and Max encouraged some really outstanding wines to pair. This was the perfect spot for an intimate evening, but looked like a great choice for small groups as well. We are looking forward to coming back!

                                              18. EL

                                                ElizabethL

                                                Austin

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food that is very unusual and well thought out. LOVE the wine selection!

                                              19. AR

                                                AndrewR

                                                Austin

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                If you're looking for a protein forward, French-inspired menu, Aviary is a great choice. We had oysters, cheese, short rib, and fried chicken. Everything was very good, and the servers were excellent. There are cheaper or more exotic options around, but I don't have any complaints about my experience with Aviary and would go again.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                We had a group of 6 ladies celebrating a friend’s birthday. She suggested Aviary since are all wine lovers. Nice spot with great service and an impressive wine list, and excellent selection by.the-glass. Limited but tasty choices for small plates and a few entrees. We’ll be back to check out more of the wine.

                                              21. F

                                                Foodie

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First time at the restaurant. Loved the food and wine, will definitely bz colibg back!

                                              22. SL

                                                SaraL

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was amazing!

                                              23. KE

                                                KEENR

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very cool wine bar,food is delish. We will definitely be back

                                              24. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and service were great! Masks and music made it a little hard to hear.

                                              25. BT

                                                BTMD

                                                Austin

                                                18 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                18 reviews

                                                Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                We love Aviary! Great, inventive food and friendly service with one of the most unique wine lists in the city. One suggestion: currently their food menus are printed but their lengthy wine list is only on the QR code, which led to unnecessary difficulty reading and selecting a wine, and awkward conversation with the server to select a wine as we both just stared at our phones. The server said they do this “because our wine list changes so often”. Maybe, but I’d suggest moving to a paper menu for the sake of your customers and a more pleasant experience. The QR code thing needs to go now that our pandemic emergency has ended. Please bring back more diner-friendly details like actual menus. Getting two people to stare at their phones is the worst possible way to spend time connecting over good food and wine.

                                              26. AB

                                                AllisonB

                                                Austin

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Max was exceptional, as was both the food and wine

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Excellent service, well-composed small plates. Strong wine list and great happy hour deals. Parking was a challenge.

                                              28. HW

                                                HelloW

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                Probably the most unremarkable meal I’ve had in a long time. Ceviche was chewy and didn’t seem fresh. Tartare was also chewy. $9 egg was bland. The wine was good but the prices on the bill did not match what was on the menu. Very disappointing.

                                              29. M

                                                Meri

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on February 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wow! Everything was delicious! What an Austin Gem! Can't wait to go back!

                                              30. L

                                                Lennonm07

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Great food, unique wine offerings and excellent service. We'll come again, if not just for the Aviary eggs... we wanted more!

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Waitstaff and wine menu were excellent! We loved the sparkling wine that we chose. Food felt a little expensive for the portion size, but it was still good. Ambiance was fun and romantic, while still being relaxed.

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                At 8 pm on a Friday night they were out of several items of the menu, like the dumplings, fried chicken and Wagyu burger. The Aviary eggs are very good! Maybe go when it’s not so busy or very early on a busy day.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely, quirky, small restaurant. Great food but the plates are on the smaller side. Great ambiance & vibe, perfect for a couples dinner or 4 at most! Highly recommend!

                                              34. MA

                                                MayankA

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Been going to Aviary since their early days of art store, no kitchen, only bar. While we’ve always enjoyed our meals there, last night was hands down the best. Every single dish was outstanding! Aviary is a special place and the people who work there are amazing.

                                              35. WM

                                                WoodlandsMom

                                                Las Vegas

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                So lovely and fun. Interaction from staff was perfect. Food was inventive and delicious. Will be back.

                                              36. k

                                                kens

                                                Austin

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food is uniquely prepared, wine selection very thoughtful , great foodie place. Will go again and again

                                              37. K

                                                Kiki

                                                Austin

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                The portions were small and overpriced. Fifty dollars for a small lackluster charcuterie platter. The menu selection was not very interesting.

                                              38. BT

                                                BrianT

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food, wine and service. Highly recommend!

                                              39. DS

                                                DanS

                                                Austin

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really fun spot, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were able to chat wine with them which rounded off a casual dinner. Food is individually prepared and terrific. We will be back.

                                              40. B

                                                Bengt

                                                Hawaii

                                                29 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                29 reviews

                                                Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Thought the food was a little overpriced and underwhelming

                                              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
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                              • 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 4.8 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 10 times today
                                              Google Map for Aviary Wine & Kitchen

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

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                South Lamar/ Kinney

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                South Austin

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Public Lot

                                              • 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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