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LENOIR Restaurant
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1807 S 1st St Austin, TX 78704
1807 South 1st StreetUSTexasAustin78704
(512) 215-9778lenoirrestaurant.com
French Restaurant, New American Restaurant
French Restaurant
New American Restaurant
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Eclectic Restaurant
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Today 5–10:30PM
Wednesday 5–10:30PMThursday 5–10:30PMFriday 5–10:30PMSaturday 5–10:30PMSunday 5–9PMMonday ClosedTuesday 5–10:30PM
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Small, family-owned restaurant serving Hot Weather Food in an intimate setting. Three-course prix-fixe menu, carefully-selected wines and beer by bottle and glass.


Historically, when you look at cultures that live in hot parts of the world, food is acidic, citrusy, brothy and spicy because that’s what works with the climate. So we emulate that and keep it light: very little butter, cream and gluten. It’s food that works with the climate. It’s good for your body. It’s good for the heat. It’s Hot Weather Food.
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Romantic, vintage-chic outpost featuring creative cuisine with Mediterranean & Indian accents.- Google
"We ordered baked oysters, rabbit "wings", pickled beet eggs, and naan."
"It was a little warm due to the close proximity to the kitchen."
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Kristoph Gusto
a week ago
Not sure what they are going for? The price and statements about small and intimate would make me believe it is romaic and up scale restaurant. I booked a reservation for our anniversary, specifically telling them it is our anniversary. We get there it is basically a nicely decorated trailer house. We go inside and they place us at the bar seating. There is basically a bar, long middle community table and 4 other tables. I am sorry I am paying $200+ for bar seating next to 2 other people? The food was slightly better than average, but so many better options in Austin. When I go out I want amazing food and just as amazing ambience.. Not a trailer house seat at the bar.
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Bryan Heckler
5 months ago
Awesome decor and food without all the smug-ness of some other east-side eateries. Certainly recommend this place to friends and family, you won't be disappointed if you're looking for a great farm-to-table dining experience.
Hunter Price
10 months ago
Went here on a Sunday night for dinner and wasn't too impressed. I would describe the dishes I had as not terribly flavorful - the drum (just "fish" on the menu) was bland, the ravioli undercooked, and the lamb was dry. The desserts did stand out - they were the only dishes I enjoyed - but they would have been better if they'd used fruit instead of pickled beets. The "house made bread and spread" might have been the highlight of the food. We were served a piece of homemade na'an with a carrot and ginger chutney that was nice. It would have been a lot nicer if it was included with the $40 prixe fixe and not an extra $5. The wait staff was pleasant and generally prompt, which I appreciated. They also had a decent wine list - including a good selection of wines by the glass - which I appreciated. Finally, they've really crowded the place. My girlfriend and I sat right next to the entrance - almost close enough to open the door from my seat - and the place was so noisy that we had to raise our voices to hear each other across the table. I'd give Lenoir 2.5 stars, and I probably won't be going back. The competition in Austin isn't great, but I think you can find a better meal, and certainly a more pleasant experience, if you try.
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Alex Choice
a year ago
Great food and intimate place to take a date to experience South Austin unique flare. If you want something different and cute, Lenoir is your place. The food and service are excellent, eat at bar if don't have reservations. A must on any foodies list.
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Siri Sjoboen
6 months ago
Really liked the concept here! It's a 3-course meal, but you can pick your 3 courses from any section of the menu-- you can get 3 desserts if you want. The place itself is super cute, very small, but charming. The food was really cool, I loved how they incorporated indian flavors into unexpected places in the dishes. Also pretty delicious! My only complaint was that it was a little cramped, and with a glass of wine, it was a little warm. But I really liked the food and the service was very helpful! Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and took his time with us while we asked questions. He was also knowledgable about the wine menu, which was nice. Can't wait to go back-- the menu is constantly changing and I'd love to try more from these talented chefs!
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Maria Rivera
9 months ago
Came on a slow day so we didn't need a reservation but I would recommend you definitely make one if you're visiting on a weekend. We ordered off the bar menu instead of the fixed price menu which I was later informed you're not allowed to do if you're eating inside, but our waitress let it slide (but made a point to mention it so I wouldn't recommend this either). The place itself is tiny! Because it wasn't packed, it was okay but I think I would have a hard time enjoying myself if every seat was filled. We ordered baked oysters, rabbit "wings", pickled beet eggs, and naan. The rabbit wings were amazing! Please try them. The naan was also delicious. The baked oysters were okay and I'd pass on the pickled eggs. Service was great, she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable despite our ordering goof. Will def go back to try the fixed priced menu!
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Law Office of David D. White, PLLC
a year ago
Fantastic place for upscale dining in South Austin. The attention to detail that was put into every aspect of the decor is obvious - it alone is sure to impress. They have definitely achieved the whimsical/intimate vibe they are going for. Food is great. The venue itself (indoor seating) is small so you will definitely need a reservation.
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Margot Salsman
a year ago
This is one of Austin's more trendy restaurants. I imagine that francophone-loving hipsters probably fall over themselves to eat here. The menu changes weekly so I know all of their ingredients are fresh / local / in season. However, at $40 a person, I was really expecting more. The inside seating is very limited and feels a bit crammed, and the outdoor seating was closed when I visited. The service, however, was spectacular. Clinton (I think was his name?) and another waitress did all they could to ensure our party had the best possible experience.
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