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Aviary Wine & Kitchen, Austin, TX

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

4.7
4.7
188 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 6 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm 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

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What 188 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Austin

    Hot Spot

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Notable Wine List

  • Austin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Austin

    Hot Spot

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Notable Wine List

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  1. DB

    DavidB

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Twig

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 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.
  3. OT

    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.
  4. LG

    LuisG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  5. p

    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.
  6. g

    ggc69

    Austin

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 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!!
  7. AR

    AndrewR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The wine was great, particularly with the half-priced happy hour deal. The quality of the food was mostly very good, but the menu could use a few more good shareable options for tables of more than two people. I enjoyed the food more when I came with my girlfriend, but it was hard to order for a table of six. I say the food is mostly good because the burger is really not that good. It's cooked well enough, but the bun is way too big for how much meat it is. We got it on happy hour for $10, but at a full price of $18, it would be seriously overpriced. There is a lot of competition in the smashburger scene nowadays, and you expect to be getting something special when you order a burger at a nice restaurant like Aviary. Instead, it was pretty disappointing.
  8. ND

    NattyD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We weren't rushed, and it was such a nice dinner with friends. The selection is small, but so well done. Quality over quantity! Drinks were delicious, and it is such a nice little hidden gem!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Way too expensive. Difficult parking. Won’t be going back.
  10. SL

    SamL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Andre continues to push the boundaries of Texas seasonal cooking in ways no other chef in town is currently doing. The flavor and ingredient combinations are wonderfully creative and more importantly always insanely delicious. The wines and service round out what is an absolute treasure of a restaurant to have in South Austin.
  11. AM

    AustinMA

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have an amazing wine selection and great food options.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic group service.
  13. A

    newtoAustin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Was excited to get a last minute reservation on a busy weekend. Sitting outside is like sitting by a highway. There is a bus stop just on the other side of the table we got. The restaurant's wine is too expensive to have to enjoy while inhaling bus fumes. Inside is better! Brick chicken is tasty but the New York Strip is chicken fried. Basically overly dry leather.
  14. m

    mphatic12

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service is inconsistent. Everyone is very nice and helpful but not attentive to timing when to come back to the table to check in.
  15. f

    ferrishl

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (I forget his name ahhhh!) was excellent and made great recommendations for food and wine. We were all jazzed by his description of the cabbage and farro dish and tried it - we were so pleasantly surprised! The fall forward menu was a nice preview of what’s to come.
  16. PD

    PamelaD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a neighborhood favorite. Perfect place to grab amazing wine and a bite to eat in Zilker. Huge fan.
  17. s

    sherrik

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Servers knowledge of food and wine was lacking, wine wasn’t great. Chicken was undercooked, green beans were over cooked. Environment was a bit confusing.
  18. A

    Alex

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely stellar experience coming in for happy hour. cody gave attentive, prompt service and the food was insanely delicious; the chicken in particular was one of the best dishes i’ve ever eaten in the city. aviary is one of the last gems in the area that’s totally still in touch with what makes it great with no compromise in quality or service; a true, unmistakeable staple in austin’s vast culinary scene. this restaurant has been and continues to be a truly special restaurant that must be treated as an institution of the city. long live aviary!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars all the way Great service, staff super friendly , knowledgeable and on point Love the wine list !! Unique wines at a decent price Food is innovative, tasty and delicious
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped by for wine aa well as appetizers. The appetizers were amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was just average, nothing spectacular. Had a peach burreta as an appetizer, but it was easy to not finish when the entrees arrived. My daughter had the burger, which she didn’t finish. I had the tuna which was lackluster although the potatoes were pretty good. Had the cherry shortcake which badly needed more cherries! The wine spritzers were probably the best part of the meal.
  22. w

    wrnoof

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is very original and wine selection is unique and great.
  23. GB

    GwenB

    Austin

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Limited but interesting menu. Go for the wine!
  24. P

    Pxxxx

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good good professional,efficient yet friendly staff. Very good wine list
  25. TC

    TimC

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super interesting and diverse wine list. Great small plates. We'll be back!
  26. a

    ameliak

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is probably the best small/shared plate restaurant in Austin. The chef is outstanding and the wine list is obviously top top notch.
  27. SE

    SirEatsaLot

    Austin

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was impeccable as always. Menu rotates but last night included Cabbage and Farro, it was incredible! The egg is a standard item and always worth getting. And the seasonal dessert - peach shortcake - was delicious.
  28. JS

    JonathanS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and music! Wine and service were also great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. It was a bit loud even after a large party cleared out. The music was probably louder than it needed to be. The food and wine were excellent.
  30. C

    Cody

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Surprised at the lack of local (even Texan) beer selection. Steak was not cooked to desired temp - waitress pre-empted with it being sous vide and then finished on grill (which is standard). Great service, decent ambiance - not all that memorable for a follow up but may revisit. Wine selection is extensive and diverse - may appeal more to an audience with that in mind.
  31. DS

    DaveS

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wine bars with extensive wine selection should have a readable paper menu!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, intimate, funky, wine bar located on South Lamar. Beautiful menu, robust drink menu, fantastic and knowledgeable service. Will be back soon.
  33. FG

    FuuGata

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I recommend Aviary to anyone who considers themselves a foodie... The food is great and the wine collection is phenomenal... The service was exceptional. If I owned a restaurant, I would send my wait staff to experience their personal touch... My recommendation would be to dine inside, the patio ambiance is not great but that would be expected as the patio sits right on South Lamar.... The interior of the restaurant is comfortable, clean and appealing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Soleil was so exuberant and thoughtful about her wine recommendations. It’s such a fun little spot.
  35. m

    mike

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Tried 3 dishes. The fried chicken was the best but pretty expensive for size.
  36. WW

    WendyW

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Aviary.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I like the space and our server was perfectly attentive. The music was too loud for a conversation. The food was fine but nothing to come back for.
  38. MB

    MrBrickell

    Austin

    115 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    A nice place with potential maybe? The host yesterday was extremely rude not sure why would he be assigned to welcome guest since it’s the first impression guests would have. Not even a hello, welcome, what’s your name? Prosecco was nice, but food was below average, jamón serrano is not prosciutto, the cheese platter was not good, not a good selection of cheese. The waiter at the bar was nice.
  39. TB

    TammyB

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Short menu small plate style. Good food and reasonable prices. Be aware that outside seating is right on Lamar which is loud already. Our table was in the middle just next to the talking cross walk signal. I’d recommend specifying a table on either end of the patio to avoid that. The wine list was great!
  40. l

    laurenw

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Came here for dinner 6/3 and wouldn’t come here again. Ambiance wasn’t great. Burrata was bland. Host was rude and not friendly whatsoever. Had an attitude. We asked for ice water since it was nearly 100 degrees. Not the room temp bottle they gave us. He just shook his head and ignored. And our wine was not cold enough. But our Waitress was good.

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 4.7 stars by 188 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm 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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