The Carillon

New American, American
$ $ $
1900 University Ave (Martin Luther King Blvd.)
Austin, TX 78705
7:00am - 10:00am
11:30am - 1:30pm
5:30am - 10:00pm
5:30am - 10:00pm
5:30am - 10:00pm
5:30am - 10:00pm
5:30am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 11:00am



  • Chef Josh Watkins has transformed The Carillon into one of the top restaurants in town. No small feat considering its location, and the crispy pork belly is a can't-miss dish.
  • Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the omelets!
  • This cavernous campus-area space is a little fancy-pants for the average student, but quite reasonable for high-class delicious fare of this caliber and innovation.
  • The sea scallops and beef tenderloin are inredible!
  • Great for special occasions with friends as you explore the exceptional flavor combinations of the tasting menu together. Chef Josh Watkins is an artist...turning Texas ingredients into haute cuisine.
  • Of course the pork belly. But the veal cheek is AMAZING. The drinks are great. The staff is incredible. And the chocolate martinis make the best dessert.
  • Booze, food and the service. All excellent. Recommend the cocktails
  • The food & service both excellent. Not huge servings, all extremely good & unique. We had fried quail, lamb chops, cheese & charcuterie combo starter (superb). Our fav was fried peach tart dessert.
  • Loved the romaine salad; smoked duck & charred romaine made a great pair. Complex & balanced! Yellow tomato gazpacho needs to be on the menu!
  • Braised short ribs were delicious and so was the kale salad
  • Excellent food, well used gastronomy. Good options for pairings or a la cart. They validate parking.
  • Good for special occasions requiring intimate, but open setting. The service is top-notch (you get a small cadre of wait staff assigned to your table). A bit on the pretentious side, overall.
  • Any plate you get, amazing
  • Check out the updated and flexible menu - small and large plates. Our group loved the mero, the rack of lamb, and the pork belly. All were beautifully presented and delicious. (Apr 2014)
  • There's only a few meals that are worth crying over and the one I had at The Carillon was worth every tear. Try the scallops, the crispy pork belly, braised short ribs and dark chocolate terrine.
  • Chef Josh Watkins's delightfully impressive gluten-free menu options help make this the best fine dining establishment in town.
  • The best gluten-free fine dining establishment in Austin, hands down.
  • The best gourmet burgers in Austin. Try their burgers with any of these toppings and you will think you went to heaven: foie gras, or pork belly with the truffle oil aioli spread.
  • Tip on Foie Gras Burger: "I didnt know that Austin is one hell of a kitchen!".
  • The White Tuna Mundo is delicious!

Nearby places

1900 University Ave (AT&T Conference Center)
2350 Robert Dedman Dr (E 23rd St)
1703 Guadalupe St (17th St)