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The Carillon
American Restaurant$$$
Today 7:00 – 11:00 am
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1900 University Ave Austin, TX 78705
1900 University AvenueUSTexasAustin78705
$$$American Restaurant, Bar
American Restaurant
Bar
Fine Dining Restaurant
Today 7:00 – 11:00 am
Monday 6:30 – 10:00 amTuesday 6:30 – 10:00 am, 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 6:30 – 10:00 am, 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 6:30 – 10:00 am, 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 6:30 – 10:00 am, 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 7:00 – 11:00 am, 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday 7:00 – 11:00 am
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Rated four stars by the Austin American-Statesman and included repeatedly on Austin food critics’ best lists, The Carillon provides a sophisticated, intimate and relaxing fine dining experience for all occasions. Our award-winning culinary team, led by Executive Chef Josh Watkins, masterfully creates dishes with local, fresh, and seasonal produce and organic, grass-fed or free-range proteins. The Carillon offers ‘a la Carte,’ prix fixe and chef tasting menus, which can be skillfully paired with award-winning wines.
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High-end restaurant within the AT&T Center serving American fare, also with a lounge menu.- Google
"The pork belly, mixed greens salad and beef tenderloin are to die for."
"An absolutely fabulous dining experience for couples, new and old!"
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Alex Choice
7 months ago
Great place for a special occasion, the food is amazing. The ambience is a little sterile, however the food delivers you to a different place. The service is the best in the city providing 5 star treatment. The drinks are creative and delicious with a twist. They have specials all the time, so try it you won't be disappointed.
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Leila Rahil
a year ago
This restaurant is just WOW! It is a little hard to find as it is hidden in the AT&T conference center on the UT campus, but totally worth scavenging for since it is a great spot to go on a splurgy date night! You can park at the garage across the way, which isn't a bad jaunt. So once you go into the place it feels like one of those amazing little Parisian restaurants from the underground city...the arches as you walk in with different quotes is great and it just has a very rustic meets nouveau ambiance and atmosphere from the decor to the vibe. It is a 5-star experience all around from the reservation to being seated to the superb menu and wine selections to being attended by the excellent and knowledgeable waitstaff! We started off our "soiree de romance" by ordering some champagne with the ahi poke (which was an excellent pairing), but were surprised first by an excellent sweet potato amuse bouche sent by the chef with his compliments that actually made our mouths happy! We then had the lamb and braised short ribs (which we shared) and paired with a fantastic Chateauneuf du Pape! Our waiter, who was just the best, came out with another Cotes du Rhone and poured a comped glass between us since we were some of the last people in the restaurant and he thought we would enjoy it! We finished our meal with the exquisite fita cheesecake for dessert which we paired with some great espresso. An absolutely fabulous dining experience for couples, new and old! We will definitely be back once we save up again for a special occasion since a meal here will put a nice dent in the bank account, but every savory morsel is worth every penny! #12DaysofChristmasATX
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Sounthaly Outhavong
2 years ago
The first time I went here, I thought it was a teaching restaurant. But no, they give great service just because they actually care. From start to finish, the experience is really good, and Josh Watkins is an amazing chef! They have a great 3 course, fixed price menu that seems to change once in a while. If you want to try them out, go for this. It's a great deal and a great way to sample his genius!
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Veronica Pecero
3 years ago
This place is great! Grant it, the only time I go here is whenever my work offers free lunch to our program participants. The food is really delicious and it always changes. There are usually two different types of entree, 3 or 4 sides and 3 or 4 desserts. They also have a salad bar and a soup station. It is buffet style but much much nicer than your local Golden Corral. Again, the reason I probably love it so much is because the few times I've gone it has been free. If I had to pay the $20 price I probably wouldn't love it so much ;P
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Lesa Rossick
a year ago
Exquisite food and attentive staff in a classy environment are 3 descriptions for The Carillon. On their website, they state their restaurant is a “New American Grill with a sophisticated twist” which is an excellent way to explain Chef Watkin’s masterpieces for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Try the 3 or 6 course tasting; otherwise, the Bacon & Eggs, Seared Scallops or Short Ribs are excellent choices. TIP: Reservations available through Open Table. Free parking with validated ticketed in parking garage, located southside of 20th & Whitis.
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Brian Schmidt
a year ago
This is one of the most amazing dining experiences I've had. The food is exquisite -- the kind that's prepared to such a level of perfection, you'd lick the plate if you didn't think people would stare. It's expensive, to be sure, but you won't ever leave feeling like you paid too much for what you just enjoyed. They also took great care of one of my dining companion's gluten restrictions and made sure she had a meal should could enjoy in its entirety without concern or by leaving certain dishes on the plate. Just wonderful!
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Jennie Y. Chen
a year ago
Two words: Pork Belly. And get the desserts. Life is too short.
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Christy Horton
2 years ago
One of the best kept secrets in Austin. Josh Watkins is a culinary master and his team give top notch service. Love dinner here as much as the events they host as well. Budget secrets- there is currently a 3 course fixe prix option for $29 that is a screaming bargain and the restaurant validates, so no parking issues in the middle of campus. The crispy pork belly with a spicy diablo glaze offset by the cool crisp Asian pear julienne is always delicious. And the olive oil poached tenderloin produces a perfectly cooked piece of fork tender beef. Save room for Plinio Sandalio's desserts, you will be pleased and surprised by his playful take on non traditional flavors.
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Missed the #GoodDayAustin segment with Chef Wilson? Check out the video here to learn how to make an impressive blue prawns dish:

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Christopher Wilson from The Carillon shares the recipe for one of its courses it's featuring at the restaurant is featuring on Valentine's Day.
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We're excited to officially introduce you all to the new, stellar members of our #culinary team! Please give a warm welcome to Executive Chef Azhar Mohammad, Director of Outlets Nathan Prater and Executive Pastry Chef Robyn Mayo. #chefs #sommelier  
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Love is in the air! Come celebrate with us at The Carillon. Our delectable 5-course menu will impress you.

Join us on Friday, February 13 or Saturday, February 14. Our regular menu will not be available on these days.

Call now to make reservations: 512-404-3655

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Beef Tartare
Crispy Oyster, Yucca, Aji Amarillo

Grilled Romaine
Blackberry, Beet, Bacon Powder, Celery Seed Crouton
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Blue Prawn
Sunchoke, Fennel, Grape, Almond

Olive Oil Poached Beef Tenderloin
Cauliflower, Trumpet Mushroom, Black Garlic

Chocolate in Black and White
Rhubarb, Blood Orange, Pistachio Butter, Pomegranate Molasses

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$80++ per person for 5-course dinner
$65++ per person for wine pairings with each course

Call now to make reservations: 512-404-3655
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Could #Austin's #restaurant industry change the world? Yes! Here's how local chefs suggested that would happen. What do you think? #foodie #foodiefriday
To mark the relaunch of Eater today, the Features team compiled a collection of seventy-two of the best ideas for how people around the world are or how they plan to or how they want to change the world through food. A lot of the ideas are incredibly earnest. Some are ambitious beyond reason.
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Austin Food Blogger Alliance's The Big Chill is coming up at the end of this month. Don't miss it! Get your tickets here:
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We’re very excited to be nominated for a couple of +CultureMap Austin Tastemaker Awards! Hope to see you there!
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Bacon and Eggs, Miso Marinated Mero, Corn Fritters with Salted Butter Ice Cream... Forks Up gives you the delicious details about their dinner experience. #Austin  #foodie
The discreet location of The Carillon Restaurant , on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin in the AT&T Executive and Education Conference Center, may be one reason why some may have...
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Our Chef Chris Wilson was on Good Day Austin last weekend, talking about sunchokes and sharing a recipe from our Valentine's Day menu. #GoodDayAustin #austin
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Enter to win Austin Food and Wine Festival's ALL IN package that includes passes, airfare and hotel stay: #austinfoodwine   #austinfoodie  #austintx
Ready to go All-In at the Austin Food + Wine Festival? We're giving one lucky winner + their guests a luxurious weekend with 4 All-In Passes plus travel, perks, and pampering.
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A fun read for you: famous #chefs reveal the life-changing moments that got them cooking. #restaurants #foodies  
We all have an "aha" moment. Most don't involve decapitation...
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We're proud to support our #local farms whenever possible! Have you tried these #Austin #restaurants that source local produce and meats?
May is the height of the Central Texas spring growing season, which means it's a great time to enjoy Austin restaurants committed to sourcing locally. "Local" has become something...
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Join us at Austin Food and Wine Alliance's Live Fire! event! Get your tickets today.
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