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Russell's Bistro

#347 of 3,066 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1601 W 38th St Ste 1, Austin, TX 78731-6207
+1 512-467-7877
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:30
Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't know anything about this place, but the place that had been recommended had an hour + wait and we were hungry.... so we drove around and happened upon Russell's Bistro. We loved our meal and plan to come here every time we visit Austin from now on. Healthy and very delicious, fresh food, very good coffee, very reasonable... More 

Thank TexasBlonde7
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
254 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

While the breakfast choices are limited, they are excellent choices. Exchanging an English muffin for a croissant is a nice touch. They have great pastries, too. Love the cinnamon rolls. The address is confusing, because the restaurant is actually located on Kirby Lane which has horrible parking, but space is available for Russell's in the shopping center.

Thank BobtheBuilder39
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in Austin and looking for great food and great sevice then you will love this gem. I had the Creme Brule French toast and WOW! Packed with flavor and served with a strawberry butter puree on the side, it is pure bliss! They also had a special which was a sweet potato hash and that also was... More 

Thank Juliana M
Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A lost gem. The menu is fabulous. Asparagus Benedict, Grapefruit Mimosa, Lox Omlette. Quaint seating on outside payio, and we snuck into the bar to sit to avoid a wait. Friendly people, and it has the ferl of Old Town Austin--as in vintage. We'll be back again.

Thank EricPBliss
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice place for lunch or dinner. Quick soup and sandwich or dinner with salad and dessert -- Russell's Bistro is the place to go.

Thank chemtex
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Relaxed neighborhood bistro, good food, a place to see your neighbors. Great for a business meeting.

Thank Wheelchairtravel99
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints me. I've been here many times for lunch, several times for dinner and now for brunch. The food is tasty new takes on familiar favorites. (For brunch I had sweet potato hash topped with an egg.) Service is always pleasant but unobtrusive. On Monday nights they have 50% off bottles of wine.

Thank Terri S
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I had the shrimp & chicken scampi with mushroom risotto and roasted cauliflower. Every bite was a delight. I had a very hard time deciding what to eat, everything on the menu sounded so good. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, the food arrived hot and perfectly done, and she was attentive without going too far. I highly recommend this... More 

Thank Lisa T
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after conducting sales calls on Camp Mabry. Location not far at all. We did the HALF sandwich and small salad... We dos the Greek and the Roasted Turkey sandwich AND for dessert we split the flourless mocha cake....and grabbed a cappuccino- so delish and this little cute brick cozy restaurant is yet another keeper.

Thank BondJANEBond
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Been here twice for dinner before going to shows at Bass. Both times we've been amazed by the quality and flavor of the food. The service is excellent. Friendly and knowledgable staff. We couldn't decide on our aides so we agreed to share. Our sides were brought out in individual bowls for us to make it easier to split. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 W 38th St Ste 1, Austin, TX 78731-6207
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-467-7877

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