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Russell's Bistro

1601 W 38th St Ste 1, Austin, TX 78731-6207
+1 512-467-7877
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“french toast” (5 reviews)
“lox” (3 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1601 W 38th St Ste 1, Austin, TX 78731-6207
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for Mother’s Day brunch ALONE ( our five kids were at the sitters from the night before 😂). We got seated right away( it was 10am) Which was such a pleasant surprise considering the day. The mimosa carafe was 18$...More

Thank eternalsunshine07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so nice to use sweet potatoes, kale, bacon and eggs with a cilantro pesto. I could have done without the mushrooms though.

Thank Ann_Robison
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

I love the good food here. They have grear desserts. I winder of they have breakfast all day., I got s diet come and the service took libger than usual. . I do like the soups here though. So they have WiFi?

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Casual cafe with a good wine list, perfect for meeting friends for a glass and snacks. Staff went beyond the call of duty to prepare appetizers for our group when the chef didn't arrive on time (in the early afternoon). Indoor tables are inviting but...More

Thank Missy_Robbins
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Went with two friends. We got different things, and we tasted each others'. Everything was excellent. Served hot and quickly by friendly staff. No complaints from any of us.

Thank Doron B
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Best french toast ever - small pieces of bread(5) with yummy vanilla cinnamon. I don't know how they make it but it's delicious. Great latte, too, and fast service from wait staff. Love this for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Cat V
Reviewed May 16, 2017

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...More

Thank TexasBlonde7
Reviewed March 15, 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...More

Thank BobtheBuilder39
Reviewed December 3, 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!...More

Thank Juliana M
Reviewed October 29, 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...More

Thank EricPBliss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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