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Arro Austin
French Restaurant$$$
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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601 W 6th St Austin, TX 78701
601 West 6th StreetUSTexasAustin78701
(512) 992-2776arroaustin.com
$$$French Restaurant, BarToday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Modern takes on familiar French bites in a large-scale space boasting natural light & a vintage bar.- Google
"For what it's worth, the chocolate chip cookie was my favorite."
"We order the herb salad to split."
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Colin Sullender
3 months ago
I came to Arro for my birthday dinner and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was top-notch on both table service and knowledge of the restaurant's menu. I don't know how he maintained such an effective presence at our table without hovering, but somehow he did it. The assortment of bread from Easy Tiger was an excellent start to dinner. While it supposedly costs money for extra bread, no such charge was added when we were given a second helping. That apricot butter spread was quite delicious. We ordered the Frog Legs as an appetizer, which was unfortunately somewhat underwhelming. There obviously isn't much meat on a frog leg and the dish only included a pair. So while tasty, it didn't seem to warrant the cost. I had the Beef Bourguignon as my entreé and think it's safe to say that I've never had such a large dish from a restaurant as nice as Arro. The sirloin steak was cooked to absolute perfection. The marble potatoes were delicious and proved to be quite an obstacle to overcome. If you don't want to be completely stuffed then don't get this dish (challenge accepted!). Obviously since I was already stuffed, we ordered dessert anyways. If you order the Cookie Plate, then I recommend splitting it with your fellow diners since there's quite a lot of cookie to be eaten! For what it's worth, the chocolate chip cookie was my favorite. My only complaint about my birthday dinner at Arro was our seating location. We were placed at the very corner of the restaurant bordered by W. 6th St. and Neuces St. on either side. All the noise of the restaurant seems to focus down to this architectural vertex, which made conversation a little difficult.
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Ally Warren
8 months ago
Arro is French restaurant in the building that used to be Haddington's. The interior is laid out so much better, it's really a nice space. I went for happy hour (50% off wine by the glass and bread items, $5 drafts) and ordered the Chef's Board, which was surprisingly a lot of food! It changes a little day to day, but everything we had was so yummy, especially the pistachio butter. This place is one of the many in Austin that changes its menu with the seasons or according to the desires of the chef, so the menu found online is merely a template to give you an idea of the kinds of things they serve. Never a dull moment! Other things I tried: - The escargot wasn't served as it traditionally is in those special little plates with the divots for the shells, but instead they were already removed and on a plate with garnish and bread. They were just ok to me, maybe because I enjoy shoving my bread into the crater to soak up the leftover buttery goodness and that wasn't an option here. - The fried pig ears were interesting, kind of like a fancier, denser pork rind. After a couple, however, their saltiness sank in and it was a bit drying, making them difficult to finish. - The frog legs were frog legs…I don't know why I'm always so drawn to order them when I see them on a menu because they're actually somewhat annoying to eat with their little bones and scarce amounts of meat. Kind of like quail. Overall, I was pleased with my first experience here and definitely plan to return to try what they have in store for another day!
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Jamie Streusand
8 months ago
Arro is a hip, romantic, French restaurant that is great for a date night or a night out with friends before heading to West 6th. They have good service and pretty good food. The $25 fixe prix menu is a great deal. Favorites include the soups and the cookie plate.
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Shannon MF
a year ago
I had heard so much about Arro that I was so happy to finally go. The restaurant has rustic modern decor. It's simple and elegant. I had originally thought the menu would be small with only a handful of items to choose from but there was a nice variety. We ordered the steak tartar to start. It was fresh and satisfying. We order the herb salad to split. The blend of herbs was delightful but the nuts that and the size of everything made it hard to pick up with a fork. For the main course, I ordered the lamb shank and Frankie ordered the duck. The lamb shank was huge. We could have easily shared it. The flavors were rich and succulent. The duck was a smaller, lighter dish but also have wonderful flavors. This is definitely up there on my list.
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Christina Ly
7 months ago
Had to update my review of this place, because I was disappointed the last time I went. The only things that were excellent were the wines and the service. The food, however, was mostly not good. Got the charcuterie board, their duck confit, and green beans. The charcuterie board was only okay with room temperature (almost stale-tasting) bread, a really strong pungent cheese that didn't go with the rest of the board, pretty tasty jam, mustard, and butter (that I didn't want to eat with the not-so-good bread), and a delicious rillette. The duck confit was dry, which should never happen --duck is one of the fattiest meats out there, how can it be DRY after it's been cooked in its own fat? It was served with some sort of super sour pickled vegetable and overall was not a good dish. The green beans were strangely and surprisingly cold too, which was disappointing. We couldn't even finish eating the meal. I don't know, maybe they were having an off night, but I know that I unfortunately will not eat there again. Just FYI, this was my review the last time I went in December 2013, when I gave them 4 stars: I've only had a glass of wine, a cocktail, and their charcuterie board here, but I am definitely looking forward to dinner there soon. They unfortunately didn't seat us in the main dining room so we didn't get to experience the lovely space. But other than that, their house made pate, roulade, and mustards were impressive. Service was spot-on.
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Jason Poteet
9 months ago
Arro is in a great location and the food is pretty good. It's not awesome, but I've never been let down. It is a great place to hang out with friends though, and (IMHO) probably the best place on West 6th for food and drinks. Although 219 and Ranch 616 are both pretty good too. Megan the girl behind the bar is awesome. So is the blonde one that I cant' remember her name :( Both are super friendly and awesome with drink suggestions!
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Lance M
9 months ago
Arro takes the arrogance out of fine dining, while maintaining a top-tier atmosphere; the perfect place to take a date for dinner and drinks. From the beautifully prepared locally sourced meat, to their in-house Sommelier's hand selected diverse wine menu, every detail of Arro Austin is expertly crafted.
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Christy Horton
10 months ago
The food is fantastic, phenomenal wine selection. Kind of a weird thing to recommend but the bread service is worth the extra money. Bread comes from sister bakery Easy Tiger and the flavored butters will rock your mouth. And save room for dessert. This is one of the top 5 in Austin.