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Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701-4401
+1 512-366-5530
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“dim sum” (38 reviews)
“carnitas” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
51 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701-4401
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here without a booking on a Sunday night and got a high table in the bar area. The service from our waiter Josh was exceptional, he helped us choose from the menu and everything was spot on. Staff were attentive and well informed...More

Thank clairek410
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was afraid that this meal would be outrageously expensive and not that great. It was incredible!!!! The server helped us make sure we ordered enough and had a nice balance and all of his suggestions were spot on. The plates are small, but as...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Great location downtown. Enthusiastic wait staff who could recite several sentences about all the preparation and local ingredients in each of the dishes. Fun atmosphere with plenty of views into the busy kitchen. Beautiful, Instagram-worthy presentations. Cons: Surprisingly tiny amounts of food both for...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to try fine dining with a twist, you have to come here. Using locally sourced ingredients and making their own pastas they produce dishes that are innovative and truly amazing. Our server, Alex, was highly knowledgable about how the food was sourced...More

Thank edm1887
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Emmer & Rye without a reservation and lucky us we got two seats at the bar. Couldn’t have been happier - an endless array of amazing small plates, with flavors and tastes that all worked together. The sourdough squares, mafalda, Short rib...More

Thank LoisGriffin75
Reviewed 11 October 2018

On a recent girls trip, while touring Rainey St., we ended up at Emmer & Rye upon the recommendation of our Uber driver & so glad we did. The menu is very innovative & the food was delicious. The waitress, whose name I can't remember...More

Thank Mary07076
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel. We were advised by the server to pick 4 dishes which would be adequate for two of us. In our opinion the flavours of the food in 3 of the dishes was disappointing. The...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Wow. Great service and amazing food. The cacio & pepe is a death row meal. Listen to your server for recommendations. They know what they are talking about!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful meal of small plates. The shrimp (barely cooked) with peanuts, oriental spices and daikon was great. Best ‘cacio and Pepe’ I have ever had. Lamb with basil, peach and peppery sauce was very unusual but flavors worked perfectly together. Waitress was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Mls1951
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This Austin restaurant has everything you could want from chef Kevin Fink. Service, taste explosions, ambience and great drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-366-5530
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