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Congress Restaurant

#855 of 3,132 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 22 June 2014

Don't even get started that this is fine dining so don't compare it to......... I have had my share of fine dining and congress was sub par. I was in a group of 4, thus ordering 4 three course menus aka, everything on the menu....More

2  Thank Roy V
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere, the service was phenomenal. However, we walked away still hungry after eating every bit of a 5 course meal. I am 145 lbs, wife is 130 lbs...I am not an over eater. Also, everything was very...More

Thank Justmac32
Reviewed 8 May 2014

The congress is a great place with a restaurant, bar and outside caffe called 2nd Kitchen. I enjoyed a lovely Carrot Gaspacho and Kale, Quinoa and Shrimp salad with a (ok, two) lovely glass of Rosè Cremant d'Alsace. It was a delightful sunny day so...More

Thank Jog1981
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The chef is one of the finest, anywhere, period. He keeps his menu fresh, his imagination sharp and knows how to balance flavors perfectly. Trust him. Chef Bull has managed to choose a staff that is as notable as himself.....and the atmosphere is terrific. I...More

Thank Sleopard41
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Chef David Bull brings it! What a well oiled machine he has at Congress. With it's great location In the heart of tres cool Austin, you are greeted from the friendly hostess as she leads you to the table. The room is not large and...More

Thank Sophieandmitch
Reviewed 5 January 2014

First of all, our waitstaff was perfect. We wanted a crisp glass of prosecco which wasn't too dry...this wasn't an option on the regular menu, but we were offered a great glass of Bocelli from next door. The servings were a perfect size and allowed...More

Thank Mis_Adventurous
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This was a gourmet four course meal. Our waiter was from Australia and he was very good. I had goat tenderloin and key lime pie. It was a wonderful finish from a West Texas visit.

Thank chuck_and_trudy
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Had the eggs and steak with a beer. Excellent location and service. The beer was not bad either. Parking was a little bit of a hassle but you would expect that from a downtown location.

Thank Phoenix3816
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Not noisy or crowded. Went for a special birthday dinner. The food and service were excellent and they had a special plate with a dessert on it.

Thank JEHtexas
Reviewed 12 August 2013

My wife and I attended a dinner here for our anniversary. This is a fine dining restaurant, so considerations must be made for an adventurous selection of ingredients and the overall experience. The first thing I observed is the dining room is personal; small but...More

Thank Athelred D
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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 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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