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The Well, Austin, TX

The Well

4.5
4.5
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in Austin's iconic 2ND Street District at 440 W. 2nd St., The Well’s dining room will introduce a new dinner menu complete with healthy, plant-forward and flavor-focused signature dishes and shared bites for all palates and dietary needs. Austin residents will be able to indulge in showstopping dishes including a thoughtful take on a simple pleasure, Bread + Butter, served with gluten-free country-style rolls, vegan house truffle butter and Maldon salt.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (737) 742-1129

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Let us bring The Well experience to you. From cocktail parties to corporate dinners, let us provide customized catering options for your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    The Well offers a unique and flexible venue for your next event. Whether you’re hosting a networking or press event, a fundraiser, or a personal milestone celebration, we are honored to bring your event to life with top notch food, drink, service, and support.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Austin

    Healthy

  • Austin

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. E

    timE

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you haven't been, I highly recommend dining at The Well. They serve a GF menu, have a great wine selection and serve a delicious, well-curated dining experience. We took my mother to The Well for her birthday lunch and had the best time. The food was delicious and bountiful, the staff was friendly and knew their stuff, and the open space is an eye pleasing work of art. We were seated in a cozy booth that felt very exclusive and private. But looking around it's obvious that every table in the restaurant is it's own dining oasis. Our waitress took great pride in how she served us and gave extra attention to our birthday girl. We couldn't say enough good things, or have asked for anything more. Definitely planning to return for a dinner date soon.
  2. VG

    ValueGirl

    Austin

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 5th lunch with friends at The Well since May. Cozy ambiance, friendly servers and delicious healthy and creative dishes to select from. I’ll Be Back!
  3. S

    Sunday24

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful except the bread, it was ok!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, healthy food and awesome ambiance. Highly recommend
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a family brunch and every single thing we ordered was absolutely delicious & the service was wonderful! We will be back for sure!
  6. S

    Silvija21000

    Austin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Good was great. Service was on a slow side although the restaurant was almost empty. Perhaps since it was 6 of us, and the top automatically included, staff didn’t pay special attention.
  7. TM

    TimM

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem!!!! When you walk in, you'll be pleasantly surprised. It's a beautifully decorated restaurant. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Once we sat down it did take 10-15 minutes for our actual server to take our drink orders but after that everything was perfect. The food was ah-mazing. I can't wait to go back to try more dishes.
  8. RM

    RogerM

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selections for vegetarians. The wait staff was very attentive. Looking forward to returning.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could eat every meal at The Well, I would. Literally find any excuse to come here. The smoothies are heavenly, the grab and go section is my go to, and the dining room offer the most delicious full meals. I love the cassava flour mushroom tacos!! But everything on the menu is truly delicious and such high quality. Make sure to visit if you have the opportunity!
  10. A

    Archer

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Nothing special. They try too hard to offer healthy cuisine which tastes blah!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great breakfast place, great ambiance. Highly recommend and dog friendly
  12. V

    Vegfoodie

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vegetarian and vegan options but also good for my friends who eat animals. The waitress was so kind and knowledgeable and wow the food good and a wine list without sulfite S!!
  13. AM

    AmyM

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I really like the concept here! GF and dairy free makes ordening so easy. The bread, purple potatoes were my favorites and the vegan caesar was great. Ambience and bar area are so cool!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls brunch! Had the best service ever! Waitress was really on it!
  15. MR

    MelissaR

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was warm and inviting and the food was delicious so and fresh. We will definitely be back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The $20 margarita is absurdity and food is pretty pricey but it was good
  17. MK

    MeaganK

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing!! I recently found out that I have a few food allergies that really limit my options when eating out. The menu here is 100% accommodating of that AND our waiter asked if anyone had any allergies before we ordered, which was so helpful. The cocktails were perfect and the food was phenomenal. I was shocked when we got our bill because due to the value of the food we ordered, I expected it to be more expensive, but it wasn't! We'll definitely be back!
  18. J

    Joshua

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We had a chicken dish and a salmon dish. The salmon was delicious but the chicken was dry and had a gravy that was reminiscent of thanksgiving. Our service was horrendous. It took us 15 minutes to be able to place a drink order. Around 20 minutes after getting our food we hadn’t seen our server and went to the bar to pay out as we had a concert at ACL to go watch. No one ever came to check on the food. Our server was very polite and nice. The restaurant has a good feel and it was super crowded nor was it dead. Just the right amount of stuff happening.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We had a reservation but took about 5 minutes for the hostess to greet us due to business. We came around 1:00 for brunch and they had already run out of all their bread and couldn't make any avocado toast. They also were out of most of their wellness shots. While I did not like my food, the person I ate with had a good salad. The brunch menu is limiting but lunch and dinner food seems to have more options. The atmosphere is very nice but unfortunately I just did not have a good experience and the service was pretty slow. The food here is very healthy and if you are looking for very clean eating it would be a good spot!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall we had a very nice experience! The food is very clean eating, so you feel good about everything you order being healthy. Me and my date enjoy doing lots of shareable food options to be able to try more of the menus. The salmon tartare was fabulous and highly recommend the mushroom mole. Lots of flavor in both so those. My date also does not drink, so we loved that their menu could provide a cocktail beverage for me and a non-alcoholic beverage for him. We could share the same cocktail experience with both of our lifestyles. So we really appreciated that! We will be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely delicious and healthy!!! No bad oils or allergens. Loved the atmosphere and the whole experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Found place on yelp and gave it a shot. Seated immediately shortly after noon on Saturday. Service was a little slow. I had the beet salad with chicken and it was delicious. Husband had the Chilaquiles and wasn’t a fan. Menu was diverse and I would go back to try other things. Drinks were a little overpriced but not awful.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place started out a bit inconsistent BUT IS NOW A SOLID GEM. Service, food, decor are now reliably wonderful. Highly recommend.
  24. EG

    EnriqueG

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelent service, great drinks and really liked the guilt free eating. Was all a bit lacking salt. Final Bill nicely below expectitaion. Will definitely return.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The Well was just ok. We had been looking forward to dining here since they seemed to cater to people with dietary restrictions. Maybe it was just our waitress…but we weren’t impressed. My daughter ordered the salmon and specifically asked for it with only olive oil, salt and pepper. It came out with chives all over it. They took it back to the kitchen and obviously just scrapped off the chives and then redelivered it to her. It wasn’t even busy at the time we were there. I wouldn’t go back. The atmosphere was beautiful but their staff needs to pay attention to details a little more closely.
  26. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was tasteless. My Tri-tip was bland, tough and overcooked. Waitress was rather scattered. Never brought the ice tea I ordered. My Caesar salad had virtually no dressing I had to request more. At the end of dinner she asked if we wanted a copy of our receipt. We said yes but she forgot to bring it. A very negative experience in all.
  27. J

    Jessica

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Terrible Service. We practically had to beg for clean utensils. Coffee that was supposed to eb hot took an extremely long time to arrive and was cold when served. Not all items ordered were ever brought. Attention from server was lacking. Regular day lunch took an hour and 50 minutes.
  28. JW

    JennaW

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO GOOD. Whole menu is gluten free. Everything we tried was really tasty! Beautiful decor too :) Will be back
  29. f

    fancypants

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at the Well and it exceeded expectations. Decor & design is so cute & Instagramable, good was delicious & healthy, staff was unbelievably nice. Highly recommend
  30. MH

    MariamH

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    have been a few time and always so fresh and wonderful! HIGHLY recommend for brunch
  31. D

    Daph

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent with a healthier flare
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Healthy and delicious. Cool vibe all around!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere here is outstanding! We really enjoyed the unique cocktails and the food had a healthy, home cooked feel. Would definitely recommend!
  34. EF

    EmilyF

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the Well. Healthy food that tastes incredible. The cocktails were spectacular. We sampled several of them and they were all great. For food, we had the steak tacos and the roasted chicken, as well as the ceviche and the bread and butter. All were great! The “butter” could be better but it’s tasty nonetheless. Best gluten free bread I’ve had yet. All tasted fantastic and our service was great.
  35. SL

    SteveL

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great date night at The Well! The space is beautifully designed and our server was excellent. The food was also quite good, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal, and mostly healthy options. The flavors were somewhat muted, in general, but the freshness and quality of the ingredients still shone through. A great downtown option for a good meal, at a reasonable price.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Love the vibe and atmosphere! Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences in a while. Inventive cocktails, great healthy food and nice ambiance.
  38. LB

    LaurenB

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    This is typically my favorite restaurant but I had a really weird experience. We arrived and the hostess told us that someone else was sitting in our table and that we would have to be out in an hour. The place was pretty empty, it was 5:30 PM. That set the tone for a weird uncomfortable experience since she needed us to verbally agree that we would leave quickly . As we were eating the tables around us were not getting filled either but we felt weird since she had told us that we needed to leave and eat quickly. She also mentioned that she’s in the hospitality business randomly which was also very weird especially since you wouldn’t pressure customers to wanting to leave quickly. The service wasn’t fast to match the hour that we had to eat and the restaurant was still fairly empty the entire time. Overall just a very weird experience, seems like they need to better train their hostesses and what to say to customers and what not.
  39. TD

    TrinhD

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The well breakfast menu looked better than the lunch menu.

    The WellResponded on March 24, 2022Hi! Thanks so much for leaving a review- we appreciate your feedback. We'd love to have you join us for breakfast. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 737-742-1129 for a reservation or come in any time between 8 am and 11 am.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Location, Loved the Atmosphere and Decor, the food was great as well as the Service! Will definitely be back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Well using the Order Online button. The Well also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (737) 742-1129.

The Well is rated 4.5 stars by 56 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

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Well

440 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701-3898

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (737) 742-1129

  • Catering

    Let us bring The Well experience to you. From cocktail parties to corporate dinners, let us provide customized catering options for your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    The Well offers a unique and flexible venue for your next event. Whether you’re hosting a networking or press event, a fundraiser, or a personal milestone celebration, we are honored to bring your event to life with top notch food, drink, service, and support.

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