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Congress Restaurant

#354 of 3,139 Restaurants in Austin
201 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4021
+1 512-827-2760
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
7 Apr 2017
“Not What It Used To Be.. Because It's Not”
18 Feb 2016
“Another Outstanding Dining Experience”
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American, Contemporary
201 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4021
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We first visited Congress for Valentines Day 5 years ago, shortly after it opened I believe. It was a quiet, up-market place with soft furnishings and a romantic feel. We visited again a few weeks ago with a 2 other couples expecting the some experience,...More

Thank MikePrz78
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Had the Duck Breast- what a delight! The restaurant offers a first class dining experience with very attentive staff. Good for casual dining an business alike.

Thank roderpa
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Needed some place close and quick. Stopped here. Overpriced and sloppy dressed servers. Is this place a fine restaurant or a beer joint? Hamburgers ok. I'll pass next time.

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This was the second time we visited this restaurant, both times we had reservations. The first time we were put-off by the arrogance of the host and the negative atmosphere she created. Maybe this was a one-off we thought and tried going to the restaurant...More

1  Thank luxurytraveljunkies
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The chef is a genius. It was one of those meals where the flavors would unfold almost sequentially with every taste of each course. The chef put together flavors that were unique and delicious. The only slight negatives that we experienced were that our waiter...More

Thank Kayakerjim
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We were seeking a foodie place for our last night in Austin; dont confuse this with the lively, packed "Bar Congress" next to it.... This is supposed to be the fine dining room aligned with the popular mid range Bar Congress. While the food was...More

1  Thank 877AlanC877
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Every thing was amazing😍 so good... But..... They gave us CINNAMON STEAKS....... The steaks were horrible. And the restaurant was so so so so quiet. It felt awkward to talk.😶 to be honest I was expecting more😔

Thank sydney_vacation
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We took our family of four to celebrate a special occasion. My husband and I had been before and knew what to expect. You go to a place like this knowing you are going to pay a lot but you are going to have a...More

1  Thank AustinTexasFamily
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Congress is definitely an upscale restaurant with a menu to match. Perhaps I'm not as sophisticated as I should be but it was just ok to me. The dishes were good but portions were generally small so we left feeling hungry. Service could have been...More

1  Thank Woodstock1968
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Because David Bull changes his offerings fairly often, it's hard to be definitive on one visit. We had the tasting menu on Saturday 12 Sept. Of the 7 courses + amuse bouche, only 2 REALLY stood out, the lobster bisque and the rib cap. Same...More

1  Thank Max H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4021
    (Second Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-827-2760
  • E-mail
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