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Goodall's Kitchen, Austin, TX

Goodall's Kitchen

3.5
3.5
355 Reviews
$30 and under
American
  • Charming
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Great for brunch
Goodall's is a comfortable American eatery with dishes featuring farm-to-table produce & meats. The variety of snacks, shareable plates and modern takes on classic Southern dishes make it a space welcome for a quiet solo lunch or a larger gathering with friends.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–2:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 495-1800
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (512) 495-1800
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Martin Luther King and Rio Grande
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking available at the front of Hotel Ella.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Afternoon Tea Service

    US$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy delicious tea with friends and family. Every tea tower comes with an assortment of sweet and savory bites and accoutrements to pair with your tea. Afternoon Tea reservations guarantee two and a half hours of time to hour time to chat and relax with your guests.
    High Afternoon Tea Service photo
  • Wine & Cheese Day Dinner with Portree Cellars

    US$125.00 per person

    Jul 25, 2024 only
    To celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day, Goodall's Kitchen will be hosting a special Wine Pairing Dinner featuring four tantalizing courses specially crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Ashton Jones and perfectly paired with a thoughtful wine selection from Texas-based family owned winery, Portree Cellars. Located just outside of Austin, Portree Cellars has a passion for great grapes, exceptional wine and developing a welcoming community to enjoy wine with others. We're excited to embody this spirit among the historic charm of Goodall's Kitchen.
    Wine & Cheese Day Dinner with Portree Cellars photo
  • Ella's Wine Dinner- August

    US$125.00 per person

    Aug 14, 2024 only
    Join us for an unforgettable evening at Hotel Ella, where culinary craftsmanship meets the world of fine wines. Our four-course wine dinner is an event that promises to tantalize your taste buds and provide an exceptional dining experience. Set in the elegant surroundings of Hotel Ella, this event is designed to indulge your senses and elevate your appreciation for fine food and wine. Each of the four courses has been meticulously crafted by our expert chefs, who have drawn inspiration from the finest seasonal ingredients. The menu is a testament to culinary artistry, with each dish thoughtfully paired with a wine selected by our knowledgeable Chef.
    Ella's Wine Dinner- August photo

What 355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

355 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, the restaurant was out of the majority of the items on the menu, leaving us with minimal choices. However, the finesse with which Mr. Porter delivered the news made it easy to overlook the limited selection. As usual, we enjoyed a lovely conversation in the quaint atmosphere.

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  2. jgsw

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow and disorganized. One chef caused huge problems and delays.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. The recommended chicken pot pie, though flavorful, was lacking enough chicken and veggies. Jackfruit slider appetizers were outstanding. Very helpful wait staff, though they tended to disappear from time to time. Bartender was terrific - friendly and helpful.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robbie and the hotel staff were kind and courteous as I checked in for my high noon tea experience. I loved the setup and the food was delicious. The tea options were great and I enjoyed the Turkish mint tea.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I typically don’t write reviews but coming from a born and raised Austenite who was excited to try a historical hotel restaurant; I was beyond upset and disappointed. My family and I took my mother here for her Mother’s Day brunch. When I booked the reservation there was no notice or even on their website stating it was a prefix menu for that day. I booked it specially for not having a fixed menu! (We have someone in our family with dietary restrictions). When we got sat inside during this gloomy and rainy day I felt more at ease thinking we would be out of the humid weather.. wrong, they kept the front doors open for the entirety of the service. There were sooo many flies going in and out of the restaurant and it was unbelievably humid and uncomfortable. Gross. We then noticed there was a prefix menu for $75 per person for a three course meal. The “mother of the hour” could even get their own free coffee and champagne. I was a little peeved about the prefix menu because of our family, but thought we can surely move things around….wrong again. The waiter never asked if there were any dietary restrictions, allergies, etc. We were obligated to the food on the menu only. I thought “Ok- not what I expected..but the menu looks fun, and why not?! It’s Mother Day!” When I tell you this was the worst and most disgusting food I have had in the past 15 years of my life, I am being so honest. This food had been definitely sitting out in the kitchen for a while and was not fresh. The crab cakes (…if you would even call them that) tasted and smelled atrocious. For an estate, you would think they would actually use real eggs in the frittata. The amount of the food /plates they brought out to our tables without even removing the first two courses before were insane. We had no space to eat in peace and if we could, everyone we ate with in the room were batting away flys. We spent over $500 that day and I am appalled of the experience and quality I received. Do better Hotel Ella.

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  6. SweetT

    Dallas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and fresh. Excellent service. Lovely old building, charming interior. Recommend highly.

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  7. KatherineD

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was one of the worst restaurants I have been to in awhile. The service was incredibly slow, the food came out and seemed as if it had been sitting for awhile, and the overall experience was unpleasant. I will not be going back here

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Skip the Afternoon Tea. The sandwiches were not fresh. The bread was dry. Not all the teas on the menu were available. If you prefer loose teas, they were not offered. The tea takes place in the restaurant where they also offered their main menu. There was a table near us that totally ruined the vibe for us. They didn’t have the afternoon tea service. They were loud, obnoxious. The actual server was so nice and attentive but the experience was lacking.

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  9. RenzoS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation for 8 pm. Now we were 10 minutes late, which was fine they had plenty of tables open. However they didn’t sit us until 8:30 pm. Not because we were late but not one person came up to the host stand to seat us. Mind you we had a 9:45 pm movie to catch. We sat down and just put our order immediately in and told them serve it as it’s ready. We ordered fries, Brussel sprouts, yellowfin tuna, and short rib. 20 minutes go by and nothing…not even the fries. 9:10 rolls around and nothing. So we told them we have to be out of here by 9:30 pm and they just flat out said sorry we won’t have the food out in time and they will just cancel it as the cook hasn’t even started it. So 50 minutes of waiting not one morsel of Food and they screwed up our second round of drinks. We had vodka martinis first then they gave us gin for second round. The servers and front of house staff were very cordial and apologetic sincerely. It clearly falls down on management and back of house for this utter failure. Hope they do better because it’s a one of a kind unique spot in Austin ambiance wise.

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  10. GJoha

    Austin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I reserved this restaurant for big group of us. The restaurant is located in charming Ella Hotel and is inviting. We were seated in a room that was mostly empty and noise level was minimum and everyone were able to talk without having to yell. But that's where good things ended. We ordered cocktails and some of them were messed up and had to be sent back. The appetizers took a while arrive on our half of the table while other side got theirs at least 15 min before. Then we ordered another round of same cocktails and this time around they looked and tasted different than previously ordered ones. Maybe the bartender changed? The food also took a while to arrive, but that wasn't the problem. They seem to run out of things and substituted things without informing us. By this time the room got filled up and the noise level was considerably high. And finally, when they asked how we will pay the bill, we said 3 ways. So they brought 3 bills with 3 different amounts to pay instead of dividing equally. By that stage we were all so ready to leave, that we didn't fight it. Overall, the food was ok, some items like chicken potpie were good and others were fair. Needless to say, we aren't going back.

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Goodall's Kitchen is rated 3.5 stars by 355 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Goodall's Kitchen

1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Martin Luther King and Rio Grande
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–2:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking available at the front of Hotel Ella.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 495-1800
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (512) 495-1800
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