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Foreign & Domestic

#352 of 3,058 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Hyde Park
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306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX
+1 512-459-1010
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Katy, Texas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight was the first evening of their spring menu. I had the risotto, very yummy!!! I would definitely come back.

Thank P_B1of6
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you're tired of going to restaurants whose menus sound amazing but whose food tastes bland, then try Foreign and Domestic! Note: a reservation is HIGHLY recommended as seating is very limited. The Good: The food is superb. You actually enjoy the quality of the food and its preparation. We had a large party so we had a chance to... More 

Thank Melissa U
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83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My husband and I came here to celebrate an anniversary. We had such a lovely experience. The food was delicious and the portions were a good size. I'm not sure what people are complaining about... they aren't supersized (which is not a bad thing!) but we were definitely full. The restaurant is small and cozy and the staff were so... More 

Thank JenTexas
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place is not in a typical restaurant area, and looks unassuming from the outside. OK to be honest is looks like a Diner from the outside. Which is probably why it was featured on Dinner, Drive ins and Dives :-) They have only a few tables so reservation is required. The food was very good. Note the plates are... More 

Thank Jesper J
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The food was delightfully fresh and interesting - not huge portions, but very high quality. If you're hungry, recommend ordering some sides (the gingered bok choy was very good). Also worth having dessert - and if your server recommends that you could share the chocolate-caramel-crisp dessert, they're probably right (unless you have a serious capacity for rich and sweet.) Also... More 

Thank clamberton
New York, New York, United States
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It was a stormy night and Foreign & Domestic was welcoming and warm. I really enjoyed my meal and my server was terrific. I had steak which was prepared perfectly and the frites which had a delicious garlic aioli that I couldn't get enough of.

Thank Leslie C
Lubbock, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner here earlier this month. We had Pork Belly, Scallops, Squid ink Spaghetti and Quail. They were all delicious. Price was high but it was worth.

Thank lbb2014
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I visiting Austin had heard of Foreign and Domestic on Food Network. It didn't disappoint! I was a little nervous about the neighborhood, but we had no issues. The food was fantastic! We tried the oysters, ceviche, and scallops as recommended by our waiter! Amazing choice! We loved it all! I wouldn't hesitate to visit again and... More 

Thank Mel2529
Texas City, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had dinner for three. Excellent wine, Excellent service. We had 3 appetizers and 3 entrees. I had the quail, my son had the pork belly and we also ordered the squid spaghetti. Plus we had both desserts. Great food!!

Thank Diann M
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Brent, our waiter and Steve the Chef are exemplary! Our dining experience was amazing. Steve's crazy combinations of flavors that Brent knowledgeably paired with excellent wine choices were memorable and worthy of praise. We highly recommend this off-the-beat, neighborhood gem. They use lots of locally sourced ingredients in their entrées and their east coast oysters are fresh and reasonably priced.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 512-459-1010

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?