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Blue Dahlia Bistro
French Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
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1115 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702
1115 East 11th StreetUSTexasAustin78702
(512) 542-9542bluedahliabistro.com
$$French Restaurant, Bistro
French Restaurant
Bistro
Vegetarian Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Organic Restaurant
Bar
Today 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
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We serve fresh, beautifully simple food using 
local and organic ingredients when available.

Enjoy a leisurely meal at a private or communal table.  
Relax and feel like you are in the European countryside. 
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Light bites, tartines & big plates served in a casual interior or on the gardenlike back patio.- Google
"Since it's French food here, I love to try their Blue Dahlia brie tartine."
"TIME. -great prices, great Happy Hour -beautiful back patio with ambiance."
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Dennis Cao
2 months ago
Blue Dahlia gives you a great window into everyday French food that isn't all about fancy sauces or eloquent cooking techniques. They value simple, quality food with fresh ingredients and styled like a small country side bistro. All of their tartines are all essentially open faced sandwiches and placed on a very heavy rock slab so everything here is very earthy. Since it's French food here, I love to try their Blue Dahlia brie tartine. It also doesn't hurt that I love jam and they serve their own homemade jam on it. Their homemade granola here is also some of the best I've had. It's so good in fact that it inspired me to make some at home myself. Of course it's never quite as good as theirs, but I think I did alright as a beginner. Their granola here is not some dry or bland supermarket brand, but some of the most buttery and wonderfully toasted granola you can get. Also, if you happen to arrive when they still have some of their almond croissants available, do yourselves a favor and grab one or two of them. That is of course, unless I'm there, then you better not order the last one! It is a French bakery after all, it'll be a crime not to try some of their baked goods.
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Jessica Browning
2 months ago
The aesthetics here are fantastic. It reminds me so much of little bistros in Paris. The food here is excellent and the quality is worth the price. Definitely a great place for brunch with the parents or dinner with a date.
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Shalini Sarkar
9 months ago
This place is a great lunch spot with friends, a date, or family! It is a bistro with lots of sandwiches and salads on the menu. I am not a fan of bistro food but this place was pleasantly surprising. Their open face sandwiches are very filling and delicious. All the ingredients are very fresh, tasty and perfect for lunch. They also have very good drinks (non alcoholic)! Their desserts are to die for. Their pie comes in a huge mug with ice cream and is perfect for anytime of year. I can't wait to go back and try other stuff on their menu!
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Andrea Mitra
a year ago
French style deli. Really delicious cold tomato soup. This is the best for a hot summer day! It is a bowl of goodness. They also have a killer cheese plate and amazing salads and sandwiches! Pretty artsy and relaxed ambiance. I loved it here.
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Ashley Marco
2 months ago
After nearly 2 years of hoarding a gift card to Blue Dahlia, myself, my husband and my infant decided to go for brunch on Mother's Day. The curiosity could not have been more heightened. We were near giddy as we drove from South Austin to the Eastside for this well known gem. Which is why it pains me terribly to say that we were less than whelmed. We were what you would call underwhelmed. By all of it. The hostess, the waitress, the poor service, the flies, and unfortunately, the food. Let me start from the beginning. We put our name down and it was only a 15 min wait - on Mother's Day! We were so excited. When our name was called a confused hostess found us and said "Oh....you're three," looking at my 7 month old son. To which I replied, "No, we have two. And a baby." She looked suddenly really upset. Started shaking her head and said "this table can't fit a highchair... I just....I don't....". I said "Don't worry, he's too small for a highchair. We don't need one" to which she looked at me with utter disgust and said "so you're just going to HOLD him??" Why no, that wasn't the plan at all. We were hoping that you would sit by our table and spoon feed us while my child clings to you for dear life, pulling out your hair and teething on your face. Yeah.... we planned to hold him. We sat down at a small, rickety table outside and were greeted minutes later by our waitress (who may have been new). She couldn't make drink recommendations because she was only 18 (....). I ordered a Bellini but got a mimosa. Strike 1. Then it took forever to get the actual drink that I did order. We ordered the bread plate w/spreads and as we communicated we were "really hungry so hoped it would come quickly" to which she replied that don't worry, it would. Well it didn't. And when it showed up, it had (I kid you not) ONE tiny square of butter. For 5 pieces of bread. No spreads. No jams, no jellies. When we asked if something else came with it she sent the spreads over with a busboy who promptly dropped them off without explaining what was what. Strike 2. When the food finally came we spent more time fighting off the flies than enjoying our meals. And honestly, I get it. We're outside, flies and other bugs might show up. But put something out to at least TRY to keep the flies away! By the end, I had one in my drink, stuck to my crepes and my husband almost ate one. The food itself wasn't anything to write home about. Maybe we got the wrong things? We didn't get any recommendations so I wouldn't know what's good anyways. Every place has it's off day and holidays are always difficult. But unfortunately it was really difficult, and for this first timer, on MY special holiday. So no, we won't be going back. I might, however, call the hostess to babysit.
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Megan Behrens
9 months ago
I came here for brunch with my girl friends and really enjoyed the place. I've heard great things about Blue Dahlia Bistro, especially about the happy hour and the patio. Blue Dahlia was a cute little bistro for us to nibble on delicious breads and bites and catch up over coffee. I would agree with the other reviews that the prices were a little steep, but my breakfast dish was quite reasonable. I ordered the sausage and mozzarella fritta, which and came with pesto, fresh bread, and a petite salad for $10. It's a cute little spot in east Austin and definitely worth a try. It's on my list to come back for the happy hour.
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Elise B
9 months ago
Cute little spot on the east side. The prices didn't match the quality of food in my opinion. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing but it was basically chicken salad on a price of toast. Nothing too fancy for the price and quality. The regular salad was a good portion and it was fresh. I'll be returning soon.
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Joshua Hendrickson
5 months ago
Excellent spot for a Happy Hour. The cheese plates, salmon tartines, and egg salad tartines are a must get.

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