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The Emerald Restaurant

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13614 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3107 (Ranch Rd. 620)
+1 512-963-4272
17:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife and I ordered the potato soup, the onion soup flambé and Irish Stew for the main meal. The soups were nearly flavorless. Disappointing. The stew had a bit of flavor, but lacked the hearty Irish zing we were expecting. Long on meat, but short on flavor. For dessert, we enjoyed an Irish Cream Cheesecake and Whisky Cake. Both... More 

Thank WriteMike
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A vintage and time worn cottage with atmosphere. Perfect for couples and very quiet allowing conversation. Food is average and service is attentive and tilted towards formal.

Thank Fred F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

With funny waiters and great food, this place is worth the wait. This is a fancy irish restaurant with greatest irish food. Would come to again and again.

Thank Cerberous G
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I'll have to post it here. And everywhere else. Let them keep up with me. This is a word for word of what I have on Yelp. Don't try to silence me, I'll only review harder. I hate to have to write this review, as the server and everyone there was extremely nice. But....it has to be said. For the... More 

Thank Milksteak J
Bertram, Tx
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here the food was amazing, and the service was great. Do not come to this restaurant if you're trying to grab a quick bite before going to do other things. This was our date night, and coming to eat here allowed us to spend lots of time talking with each other as we had the... More 

Thank OrrisonFamily
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469 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

In reading the other reviews, I would like to point out that this is exactly the kind of dining experience one would have in Europe. The service isn't considered slow, it's considered a perfect evening out when someone isn't standing over you waiting to "turn the table" and sell you the "special" which is food which is about to spoil.... More 

Thank Mis_Adventurous
Austin, Texas
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320 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Our son gave us a Groupon for the "Chateaubriand & Lobster dinner" at this restaurant, and we had to really thank him for a wonderful evening! Inside the quaint cottage, we were transported to Ireland by the decor and the servers (in coordinated attire). The food - soup, salad, main entree, and dessert - was absolutely delicious, all of it!... More 

Thank Njoytravl
Wimberley, Texas
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239 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had been wanting to try this place for a long time. It looked very enchanting, but the cost was prohibitive until we found a good deal on Groupon. We had the Chateu Briand dinner. They regularly want $175.00 for this meal. Definitely not worth it. It really wasn't worth the Groupon price we paid. The started us off with... More 

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary at Emerald's. We have lived here 12 years and this was our first visit. The old house, which is now a restaurant is like a walk in European time. We started with a nice cab and had escargot for appetizer. The escargot was excellent. For our entrée's, I had the lobster baked in a breaded crust. One... More 

Thank SBByler
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This was a very authentic Irish experience. The food was absolutely beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. The food takes a very long time to prepare (when you see the beautiful presentation you will know why) so if you go, prepared to be there a long time.

1 Thank Tricia U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 80
Irish, International, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13614 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3107
    (Ranch Rd. 620)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-963-4272
The Emerald Restaurant specializes in signature items such as Black Angus Chateaubriand, New Zealand rack of lamb, and lobster tails- all flambeed and carved table side. Irish bone china, crystal, lace and candlelight ambience make for an intimate dining experience accompanied by the hospitality of the Kinsella family. You will definitely feel like royalty as you dine in this re-creation of an authentic Irish cottage.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?