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1417 French Bistro, Austin, TX

1417 French Bistro

4.6
4.6
434 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
1417 French Bistro is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant that embraces the culture of dining at a true French bistro.

Executive Chef Kyle Mulligan is classically trained in French cuisine, creating classic dishes like french onion soup, escargot vol au vent, poisson meuniére and steak au poivre.

Pastry guru Amy Moore and bread whisperer Maggie Fluger have created a mouth watering dessert and bread program. Neighborhood favorites include the pistachio bombe, mousse au chocolate, brioche roll, and a whole wheat fougasse.

1417 has been featured in Texas Monthly’s Dining Guide and as a top Austin restaurant in Tribeza, Austin American-Statesman, Local Palate, and Uproxx.

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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 551-2430

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Kyle Mulligan

  • Private party facilities

    1417 French Bistro is a warm neighborhood restaurant that embraces the culture of dining at a true French bistro. Executive Chef Kyle Mulligan is classically trained in French cuisine, creating classic dishes like french onion soup, escargot vol au vent, poisson meunière and steak frites.

  • Private party contact

    Trae Tucker: (833) 929-3744

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    South 1st & Elizabeth

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Winesday + $2 Oysters = ❤️

    Multiple dates available
    "Winesday" at 1417 French Bistro just got a whole lot cooler ​​​​​​​​🥂 ​​​​​​​​ In addition to half off select bottles of sparkling wine...we will now be shucking oysters for $2 each 🦪​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Oysters and wine - my goodness this pairing sure does shine ☀️​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ This offer will be available ALL NIGHT LONG every Wednesday 😜​​​​​​​​
  • 🤗 Happy Hour 🌈

    Multiple dates available
    ✨ best happy hour in austin ✨ ☞ $8 sidecar + hemingway daiquiri + cucumber gimlet 🍸 ☞ half off apéritifs 🐌 escargot vol au vent 🥬 salad verte 🧀 charcuterie & cheese 🥒 crudité 💜 and more
  • Steak Frites Night 🖤🔥

    US$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    ✨ best monday night steak deal✨ ☞ $25 steak frites 😋 ☞ every monday 🐒 ☞ ALL NIGHT LONG 🌚

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What 434 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. KB

    KatyB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was wonderful. The hostess, the server, the runner, the person filling up our water and taking dirty dishes before we even realized they were there! The food was phenomenal and the drinks perfect. I’m so excited that we found this place!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from the food to the service
  3. DK

    DanielK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and location. We had a great date night!
  4. P

    Piercer12

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We like this little French Bistro for brunch. East Coast oysters are great and really enjoyed the French Omelet.
  5. D

    Dave

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good, but could have been slightly better. We had the bone marrow for an appetizer. It came with toast. There was hardly any bone marrow to spread on the toast. I expected more. I had the steak frites and it was delicious. That said, it felt overpriced for the presentation. My wife and I shared the pot de creme for dessert and it was also excellent. The waiter was great and the service overall solid. The ambiance was quite nice as well and was not too loud or too quiet. It was our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and the dessert was free on the bill. Overall, great food and service, but it felt like it stumbled in value.
  6. g

    garngarn

    Austin

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We like going to this place - food is great. Only thing keeping from 5-star rating is selection (rather limited menu). Service is terrific as well.
  7. CL

    CarinL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I've had in a LONG time, and I've been to those fancy steak houses down town where I've paid twice as much. Fabulous ambiance. Our server Kristal was fantastic. We will definitely be back!
  8. ML

    MarcoL

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great portion sizes, food is fresh and very good, moderate wine selection (red wine Bordeaux options available), fantastic deserts. We had the bone marrow, onion soup as appetizers they were goth great. We had the steak frites and the poisson both with a side of mac and cheese both were fantastic. To end the night we had 2 deserts the mouse and pistachio bomb, I believe that the deserts stole the night! Overall good food but a bit over priced (maybe because of inflation? I dont know anymore) Expect to spend around $200 (tip included) for a dinner for two.
  9. d

    dharbaugh

    Seattle

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Steak frites was ordered medium rare but arrived medium well. Bone marrow was excellent. Oysters from the northeast were average.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The $25 steak frites deal had us booking our next reservation while we were still at the restaurant
  11. DS

    DSergi

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant was a delightful surprise. The Steak Tartare was almost perfect. The capers were a bit large, but the texture of the meat was perfect. I loved it. The blue cheese beignets were soft and yet slightly crisp with a very tasty blue cheese and pear base. The true star of the night was the steak and fries. The steak was flavorful, tender, and just about perfect. The fries were crisp and served with mayonnaise that was not overwhelming.
  12. SB

    SeveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    1417 was an absolute delight! Quite possibly the Justine's of S Austin :-).
  13. AG

    AshtonG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Duck in the duck confit Benedict tasted old and bland.
  14. R

    Riccardo

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Repeat guest - solid, simple food. Looking forward to the new specials when they come out later in the month!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was lively & lovely. A tad dark to read my menu though. Also, real candles would be nice in votives. Otherwise, wonderful meal, good service. Would visit again.
  16. C

    Criz

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Wonderful bar with fantastic ambiance. We ordered the charcuterie plate and I was expecting something far more elaborate. There were two small Pierce’s of meat and several pieces of cheese along with some pickled fruit and old strawberries and walnuts. We were hungry and it was enough for two people but was not unique or impressive in any way and at $40 bucks I felt a bit ripped off. Two small pieces of bread and a few crackers as well. A small dish of really nice pate. Still, for the price it was not a great deal. I wouldn’t order it again. The crudités was sub par. Over the food was not good but the ambiance of this place is what makes it. Drinks would be good but food is below average and way overpriced.
  17. A

    Abs222

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good drinks and fine selection on wine. Food was hit and miss. The halibut was flavorful, but the bouillabaisse was not. Very flat in comparison. Overall, good service and fine dinner. Nothing outstanding. A plus, there is parking in restaurant!
  18. AV

    AlexaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fun, and charming! This restaurant is a hidden gem.
  19. RC

    RobertC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was shocked how good the burger was, everything we tried was great but the best bite I had was the burger.

    1417 French BistroResponded on November 11, 2022RobertC, Thank you for coming in and giving us a try, we really enjoyed having you in! We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon :) Cheers, 1417 French Bistro

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Excellent drinks at the bar before dinner. Our server was great and everything came out on time and as expected. Server was very attentive and friendly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday here w/ a party of 10. We had a terrific experience. Service was awesome, food was delicious!

    1417 French BistroResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! We can't wait to celebrate your next special occasion :) Cheers, 1417 French Bistro

  22. BT

    BrianT

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Split escargot, savory beignets and I had the French onion soup - all were delicious. The entrees were steak frites, halibut and the mussels and everyone enjoyed their meal. Highly recommend.
  23. J

    Justin

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was good, but service was mediocre-poor. The server had little knowledge about the menu, didn't bring our drinks until after the appetizer was delivered, and didn't check on us until the end of the meal.
  24. SA

    SAND

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The lights were a bit too high and the music too low, which didn't create the best atmosphere. the spot lights needed to be turned down. Steak was medium when ordered medium rare - we didn't send back though- fries were good. Mussels were god - beignets were sweet and we were not expecting that since it was the appetizer menu but they were really good - great texture. drinks were lovely service was nice. We will go back but it wasn't amazing - just kinda average like most food in Austin.
  25. L

    Lmarv

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience, the ambiance and service were to die for and the food was no after thought. The entire experience was top notch.
  26. a

    austinfoodie

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really beautiful little spot in Austin. Thoughtful touches to our meal made the experience so special. Must try the ouefs caviar (deviled eggs) and the escargot. Funky wines kick the party up a notch. And the art - left me speechless. This is definitely a new favorite.
  27. m

    madisonm

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, the atmosphere is lovely, and all the staff are so helpful and kind. Love this spot!
  28. D

    David

    Austin

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Terribly disappointing. Very expensive for the quality and portion size. The French onion soup flavor was fine however certainly not a bowl or a cup. Perhaps it’s better for cocktails and conversation. Certainly will not go back to eat.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks! Plus the reverse happy hour was a bonus!
  30. EM

    EricM

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They have a new chef- not as good as the old one
  31. AE

    AlexandriaE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambiance! Very positive experience. Highly recommended.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. We had the halibut. One of the best meals of out trip.
  33. l

    landon

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    so nice and so fwench! really enjoyed our time. our waiter was very kind and the ambiance was very snuggly. very pleasant time overall. the rain added to the experience and elevated our dining to another level. the food was fantastic. will be returning to sit at the bar and enjoy the beignets again with a glass of scotch. cheers mates!
  34. CS

    CharlesS

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, loved it.
  35. SC

    StephanieC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was amazing! We got the bone marrow, bouillabaisse, mac and cheese, fries, and margarita 💛
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service! Will absolutely be back
  37. CM

    CatherineM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I really enjoy ambiance and everything I have ordered here, both cocktails and food, has been enjoyable. My only criticism is that the menu is a bit limited.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service wasn’t great, nice individual but inattentive and not organized. Waited too long.
  39. A

    Alexis

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional atmosphere. The food is classic French and amazing. The portions are not oversized which I enjoyed.
  40. SR

    SarahR

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caviar and moules frites! Wait staff is so pleasant. Always enjoy this place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

1417 French Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 1417 French Bistro

1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3040

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    South 1st & Elizabeth

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Kyle Mulligan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 551-2430

  • Private party facilities

    1417 French Bistro is a warm neighborhood restaurant that embraces the culture of dining at a true French bistro. Executive Chef Kyle Mulligan is classically trained in French cuisine, creating classic dishes like french onion soup, escargot vol au vent, poisson meunière and steak frites.

  • Private party contact

    Trae Tucker: (833) 929-3744

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