Dining

The Driskill offers plenty of opportunity to sample some of the finest food and drink in Austin's downtown. The hotel’s award-winning team of chefs dreamed up three unique restaurants and lounges, from a sophisticated eatery to a bakery with grab-and-go fare. Indulge your taste buds at 1886 Café & Bakery, serving modern American fare, or experience the Texas meal of a lifetime at the Driskill Grill, heralded with countless accolades. The Driskill Bar offers a Southwestern ambience and becomes the perfect place for a Manhattan. Or order from the comfort of your own room from the 24-hour room service menu. Whichever experience you choose, revel in the historic ambience and enjoy world-class cuisine at The Driskill.

1886 Café & Bakery
Step into this quaint Victorian-style café, and within moments you’ll feel right at home on Austin’s 6th Street. Beautiful stained-glass doors, a charming window into the bake shop, and an emerald wall add one-of-a-kind touches to this old-fashioned eatery at The Driskill. The menu is full of down-home Texas comfort foods, time-honored recipes, such as Helen Corbitt’s Cheese Soup, and fresh baked pastries and cakes. Try our 1886 Café & Bakery for all day breakfast and lunch, and dine on dishes such as the Texas-Shaped Pecan Waffle, Brazos Huevos Rancheros, our famous Hangover Burger, or Austin Hot Fried Chicken.
Hours

Sunday–Saturday: 6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Coffee Bar & Grab-and-Go Items available until 4pm Daily

The Driskill Grill
Heralded as one of Austin’s top restaurants, The Driskill Grill has hosted an unforgettable dining experience amid elegant settings since 1929. Offering impeccable service, The Driskill's signature restaurant has hosted Lyndon B. Johnson and the future first lady on their first date, and has seated countless notable guests. Each inventive dish is a blend of rustic and refined, and prizes the freshest of Texas ingredients. Serving innovative appetizers, Austin’s best steaks dry-aged in-house, and flavorful sides with creative preparation, The Driskill Grill offers a dining experience that you won’t soon forget.
Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

The Driskill Bar
From the cowhide rugs to the revolver light fixtures, this bar is Texan through and through, earning it the title of Best Bar in Texas by Southern Living Magazine. Settle into a leather sofa surrounded by authentic artwork, featuring scenery of the Texas Hill Country or reminiscent of life as a cattle baron. Sip on bourbon or a local beer, or choose from a list of creative craft cocktails, including the Batini, Official Drink of Austin. Enjoy live music nightly from local Texas artists, and a special Sunday Blues Happy Hour with fellow Austin icon, Antone’s, Austin's Home of the Blues.
Hours

Bar:
Monday & Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.–Midnight
Wed, Thurs, & Sunday: Noon–Midnight
Friday & Saturday: Noon–2:00 a.m.

Daily Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

The Craft Series @ 1886
Join us at 1886 Café and Bakery for our Craft Series @ 1886—a curated monthly event featuring a four-course meal paired with four unique brews, each time showcasing a new local Austin craft brewery. This interactive dining experience takes place on the second Monday of each month.
Afternoon Tea

Served in the opulent, columned lobby, afternoon teas are one of The Driskill’s longest standing traditions. Whether celebrating a holiday such as Mother’s Day or gathering with loved ones, our celebrated afternoon teas offer a chance to savor finger sandwiches and leisurely sip teas in a timeless setting. Delight in three courses of classic French pastries and petite fours, paired with endless premium loose leaf teas and sparkling wine. 

Afternoon Tea Details 
3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. seating times in The Driskill Lobby
3 Courses + Endless Local Austin Zhi Tea & Sparkling Wine
$59/adults & $39/children (10 & under) + tax & 24% service charge

2019 Afternoon Tea Dates

  • Sept 7, 8 
  • Sept 22 - Premium Tea with Veuve Clicquot
  • Nov 9, 10
  • *Dec 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
  • Dec 20 - Premium Driskill Anniversary Tea
  • *Dec 21, 22

*Holiday Teas - $68/adults & $48/children + tax & 24% service charge. **Premium Tea prices vary.

Private Dining

Plan an elegant dinner party for a wedding rehearsal or intimate gathering for a graduation celebration in The Driskill’s timeless dining and event space. Choose from the unmistakably Texan ambiance of The Driskill Grill, or host a casual gathering with a touch of timeless charm in our 1886 Café & Bakery. 

Call our Events Team or visit our Private Dining Website today to begin planning your special occasion.