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The Emerald Restaurant

13614 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3107
+1 512-963-4272
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good13%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
2 weeks ago
“Great food with an Irish flavor”
6 Jan 2018
“Authentic Ireland Dining with Charming Atmosphere ”
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Irish, International, European
13614 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78738-3107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the restaurant you go with a few friends and spend a couple of hours enjoying company and good food. The food is excellent, from the menu one would not think a vegetarian would find a meal they would enjoy, but just call ahead...More

Thank Tis_Brian
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Charming, Delicious, Romantic, and, yes, expensive. Come hungry and plan on staying 2-3 hours. This is NOT a fast food restaurant or a chain. We loved our dinner and the ambiance. The Restaraunt is 30 years old and was started by retired parents from Ireland....More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you are in a rush do not come here. The food here is absolutely awesome. I came here with my dad and my wife last year. We ordered the special of the day, lobster, steak and with Irish soup, salad and the desert. We...More

Thank Zack K
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank WriteMike
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
Reviewed 21 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
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...More

4  Thank Milksteak J
Reviewed 27 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...More

1  Thank OrrisonFamily
Reviewed 3 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...More

2  Thank Mis_Adventurous
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...More

1  Thank Njoytravl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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