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Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

4.5
4.5
1744 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Escape to the coastal and tropical flavors of Cafe Blue. Our Oyster Bar features a variety of freshly shucked Oysters on the Half Shell, as well as Shrimp Cocktail, and Island Ceviche. Popular seafood selections include Cedar Plank Salmon, Crab Stuffed Flounder and Kick Ass Sea Bass. Our steaks are dry-aged in-house for 14 days, and all desserts are scratch-made. To complement our menu, we feature an extensive, award-winning wine list, with over 40 varieties available by the glass. Our bar offers a number of Caribbean-inspired cocktails such as the Painkiller and the Dark & Stormy, as well as popular martinis and fresh lime juice margaritas.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 366-5230
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Benjamin Nathan
  • Private party facilities
    We have 1 private dining room available. The St. John Room is a larger space that will seat 40 diners comfortably, or can be combined with an adjoining semi-private area for larger dinners or cocktail receptions. St. John Room is equipped with a flat screen TV for presentations or slide shows.
  • Private party contact
    Jason Landtroop: (512) 366-5230
  • Neighbourhood
    Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
  • Cross Street
    71/620
  • Parking Details
    -Public parking throughout the Hill Country Galleria
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,744 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,744 Reviews
  1. EllenW

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow, food arrived before silverware. Shrimp were rubbery and overcooked. Scallops were burnt. The restaurant was not very busy for such bad service . We have dined here numerous times with a good experience. Perhaps this was a bad night.

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  2. TLWJEJ

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The crab cakes are delicious, but the ribs came out burnt and my french fries were greasy. The breast was warm and yummy.

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  3. MIke1

    Austin

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a nice atmosphere. Reasonable prices and great service. If you like good seafood this is a place to go.

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  4. KathyW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very upset & disappointing that 1/2 price wine at lunch was discontinued. Plus the wine list was less availability than normal . So, we won’t be back after years of monthly lunches there.

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  5. TimM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, food has always been great. Blackened Salmon is always a fav…

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place. Service was a little slow at times but seems to be the norm anymore. Waitress seems to be covering a big area. Food was excellent!

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  7. Dmoore

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had 8:15pm reservations. We arrived 10 minutes early to learn they most likely overbooked. The manager was hustling to get people seated. I remember around 8:30 they began seating 7:45 reservations. We finally got seated at 9pm. Another 10 min before anyone approached our table. Lots of people with reservations left before being seated. Maybe we should have followed their lead. We ordered dinner, no appetizers as it was getting late. Both of us ordered wedge salads which we received with our drinks in less than 10 minutes. So things were looking better for the moment. My wife ordered grilled Ahi and I ordered a Ribeye. The place was emptying out, manager no where to be seen, they started sweeping the floors right around us at the empty tables and seemed more interested in getting ready to go home than paying attention to their customers. Our plates arrived at 10pm. Her fish was prepared nice. The ribeye was ok, but thin and I doubt truly prime cut. We dined at the original Cafe Blue out past Volente years ago which was great. Can’t put this place in that category. I doubt we will come back. This place needs some serious training by real restaurant professionals.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an 8 o’clock reservation but didn’t get seated until about 8:45. Mind you it was Valentine’s Day so I’m sure it’s not always like that. Food, atmosphere, and service were fantastic!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to wait more than 20 minutes past our reservation time outside in the cold even though we were on time because they didn’t have a table ready and way overbooked so it was basically first come first serve

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  10. CarletteT

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining with Cafe Blue in the Galleria location. Our servers are always professional and noteworthy regarding their menu options. It’s typically never overly crowded and we love the convenience of not having to drive downtown to find a parking spot.

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  11. FredP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentines Day dinner with 6:45 reservations, was concerned when we got there and line was 20 something deep with reservations… however they did a good job of getting us in. Service was great, food was the usual very good, both quality and selection. Made a great experience with what initially looked to be an issue.

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  12. JamesP

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Café Blue is one of our favorite restaurants, they always do a great job!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! I had the New York strip and my wife had the Tuna Steak both were the best we’ve had.

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  14. DinerGuy59

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderfully delicious time at Cafe Blue for Valentine Day. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Although we had reservations, we still experienced about a 30 minute delay in seating due to the heavy bookings for that night and delays by earlier diners exiting the restaurant. Overall a great night and will definitely be returning soon.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fantastic tasting especially the appetizer (Asian style mussels)but the portions were very small and I left still hungry. The service was terrible, the staff was literally running around. It appeared that there were plenty of servers and cleaners but none had ever experienced a busy night. I asked for a refill of my water three times to 3 different people and after finishing my meal I went and filled it myself. Our waiter only came to our table two times and that was to take our order which we had enough time to decide what to eat by the time he arrived and then again when the manager brought us the check and I was paying. He did acknowledge me needing a drink but decided to continue taking orders from new customers. The manager did offer a free dessert which we did not accept I was not trying to get free food but wanted him to address the issue, he just blamed it on being a busy night. Not sure if we will return or not.

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  16. ChristiP

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    You think you make a reservation so you don’t have to wait. Not here. Showed up 5 minutes early and they said we were 5th in line to be seated. What in the world is that!!? 👀

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The Fish Tacos were disappointing. Fish was not completely cooked through, French fries were soggy and not crispy. The management should really spend more time inspecting the food and the kitchen rather than who's at the hostess station. Our server was more interested in his larger table next to us then our table for two on Valentine's Day. Will not be back!

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  18. stephenm

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Challenges: Service has been erratic last 3 visits. Last night, poor. May have been understaffed. Did not get water refilled, had to ask multiple times for complimentary bread. Upside: The fish Sea Bass special was very good, although the proportion was small General Comment: The prices of their wine selections is good, however, pricey

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  19. steves

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow kitchen, service and bar. Apathetic hostess and inconsistent food.

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  20. Michele

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and wine. The oysters were delicious! Busy Saturday night but the host and server were pleasant and very attentive! Will definitely be back!!

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  21. Kwatx

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great seafood dinner to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. Quick, friendly service. Food was delicious. We'll definitely be going back. - Coconut shrimp - Crab stuffed shrimp - Ocean Drum special - Simple Salmon - Molten chocolate dessert

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    No music made the place echo! Food and service were good.

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  23. DebbieP

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a Girls Birthday dinner and HH in the private dining room. Sara, our waitperson was excellent and food was delicious! A great time had by all!

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  24. CharlotteW

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food took a long time and was barely warm when it came out. My husband's steak was way overpriced.

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  25. LenaeS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only reason there’s not 5 stars is the hostesses. They are not trained well and come off as rude. They said we had to wait 15 minutes despite the reservation because they were short in waiters. But alas once seated, our waiter was great. So the hostess set the wrong tone.

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  26. JennyC

    Little Rock

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great waitress. Excellent choices of entrees! Highly recommend!

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  27. DiamondBeachBum

    Central Texas

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined many times at Cafe Blue but last night I was terribly disappointed. Both my friend and I had dinners that were substandard. We told our server that the tuna was chewy and the potatoes were cold. She said, “I’m sorry”, and removed the dish. I ordered the trout and asked for crab sauce on top, it was sparse and tasteless. Our waitress offered no explanation and just left. I left no tip and will probably not be back.

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  28. Awesome

    Austin

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great NYE dinner at Cafe Blue Galleria. Had to pivot with some last minute plans and was able to get reservations at the last minute. (Thank you Open Table). Great shrimp entrees and delicious fresh crab cakes. Great cocktails as well but I’m missing the blue cheese olives they used to have! 🫒

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  29. LindaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding menu and wine list, and the service is impeccable!

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  30. CharlotteB

    Houston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and even better cocktails. Service was great!

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  31. Disappointed

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A good place for casual dining. Fish was good and did not seem frozen before cooking and seving. Booths are tight. Suggest asking for a table.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered a ribeye for $44, it was a horrible piece of meat. Very thin, cheap, and ordered medium rare and came out well done. Disappointing.

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  33. Buzz

    Central Texas

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was outstanding- my only complaint about this restaurant, & I go often both daytime & evenings, is the noise level! Not easy to have a conversation!!

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  34. AmillerTX

    Dallas

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service provided by this place is always incredible.

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  35. BrendaH

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Our 2 steaks were just ok. Flavor of the was ok… but the sauce that came with it helped. Calamari was ok, a bit chewy. Clam chowder was great. The crab Mac and cheese was a disappointing, swimming in butter and no cheese? Adding spinach to this dish is no good my guest hardly ate it and did not want to bring the rest home.

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  36. tango19b

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good mix of seafood dishes. Wide variety in drink menu.

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  37. KarlaM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time on Cafe Blue and we enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Will go back for sure!

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  38. mattl

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff was nice, but bade several errors with our food and drink orders. None of us ever received a water refill. Their prices aren’t indicative of the quality of the food. Place seems a little bar like

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  39. MarkS

    Austin

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the Bar & really enjoyed conversation with our server. We ate two appetizer’s, which was more than enough food, as each were generous portions!

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  40. BDavis

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our Christmas dinner place, and it couldn't have been better. Terrific service, always great meal portions. Half price wine on Wednesday was a great surprise, too.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria using the Order Online button. Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 366-5230.

Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria is rated 4.5 stars by 1744 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

12800 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. G115, Bee Cave, TX 78738

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    71/620
  • Neighbourhood
    Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    -Public parking throughout the Hill Country Galleria
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Benjamin Nathan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 366-5230
  • Private party facilities
    We have 1 private dining room available. The St. John Room is a larger space that will seat 40 diners comfortably, or can be combined with an adjoining semi-private area for larger dinners or cocktail receptions. St. John Room is equipped with a flat screen TV for presentations or slide shows.
  • Private party contact
    Jason Landtroop: (512) 366-5230
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