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306 E 53rd St Austin, TX 78751
306 East 53rd StreetUSTexasAustin78751
(512) 459-1010fndaustin.com
$$American Restaurant, New American Restaurant
American Restaurant
New American Restaurant
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Today Closed
Monday 5:30 – 9:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
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Seasonal American-European fare plus wine & craft beer in a funky, bustling setting.- Google
"The popover was dry but loved the chicken and biscuit."
"The beef tongue sliders were amazing."
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Ingvar
3 months ago
The experience was a disappointment. My wife and I were looking forward to the dinner at F&D, as we have heard nice things about this place. Here is an itemized list of our combined experience: Place: 2 out of 5... Small crowded room, limited outside sitting, limited parking Service: 3 out of 5... Bad experience with dessert to go (see below) but otherwise decent Appetizer: Popovers: 3 out of 5... Puffy bread... my wife liked it, I did not. Prices: 1 out of 5... Overpriced for the amount and quality. Poor collection of beer. Wine is expensive. Dish #1: Magret duck: 4 out of 5... My wife's choice... good quality Dish #2: Pastrami pork: 1 out of 5... My choice... Really fatty unbalanced dish with a bad aftertaste Dessert: Pavlova: 2 out of 5. We took it to go because the restaurant does not offer and tea choice. They brought it packed in a paper bag and we did not look inside, but found out that it was smashed when we got home... tasted OK... Summary: This was the first and last time we visited F&D
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Sarah Lyn Chappell
7 months ago
OMG! Best dining experience I have had in quite a long time. Their food is amazing and their Saturday morning bakery is fantastic! Be prepared to wait in line unless you get there early and camp out.
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Kiko Monster
11 months ago
the red wine selection was lacking. the service was ok, the atmosphere was also pretty lacking. The main course was not at all filling i had to purchase bread for eight dollars in order satisfy my hunger. the meal ended up costing me 55$ but i have had better meals with better wine for about 35$ overall it was the least satisfying meal i have paid over 30$ for in my six years of living in austin. the steak was alright, the service was ok. i can not understand how this restaurant has above a four star rating. perhaps the presentation of the way the food was artistically displayed could be called four star. i would suggest adding something to the steak plate like rice, a potato, or at least a small peace of bread.
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Sandi Lauv
a year ago
I've been here three times and the experiences couldn't be more different. When I came here with my husband for oysters Tuesday, the food and service was fantastic. We had such a great time, so we thought the bake sale would be amazing. We were wrong, both times we went to the bake sale the food was subpar and services couldn't rush us out the door fast enough. I understand there is a line but when you rush your customers out of the door and get our orders wrong, makes for bad experiences. I was especially disappointed when we order 4 chocolate crossants but came home with plain. We had two really sad nieces that breakfast morning. I wouldn't recommend coming here for breakfast. Come here for dinner but expect wait time 30 min to 1.5 hrs for seating.
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tyler mitchell
5 months ago
Service is friendly but they rush the courses. The staff dresses extremely casual. Decor is rather "low rent" (we sat next to an extension cord, could see them washing dishes, patio is loose rock, etc.). The food was uneventful. Overall I was embarrassed to have taken my date there.
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Amber Bedolla
7 months ago
Everything I ordered was amazing! The Speck ham & cornbread with tomato jam was delicious, the Popovers were flakey and filled with just the right kind of cheese, and the Lamb Loin paired perfectly with the brussels and pear! #cityexperts
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Courtney C
9 months ago
I went to F&D with really high expectations from what I had heard from friends and food blogs. I have to say I was not impressed with the food. The popover was dry but loved the chicken and biscuit. The reason I gave 4 stars was for the service, it was wonderful. The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and wine list.
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Ran An
8 months ago
I expected this place to be better from what I heard about it. However, the food and service didn't quite match my expectations. It's kind of a trend I've noticed for restaurants in this area. Great reputation, cute place, so-so food, bad service.

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