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J Carver's, Austin, TX

J Carver's

4.9
4.9
1276 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse


J Carver's Oyster Bar & Chophouse features market fresh oysters & premium wood grilled steaks. Nestled in West 6th District of Downtown Austin, John Carver, Owner and Chef delivers an elevated classic fine dining experience featuring a gorgeous raw & oyster bar and intimate dining experience.

In order to honor all reservations booked, we ask that all bookings adhere to our suggested dining time frame. Please contact our reservationist if you have additional questions. Our time frames are as follows
2 people - 2 hours
3 people - 2 hr 15 minutes
4-5 people - 2 hr 30 minutes
6-7 people - 2hr 45 minutes
8+ people - 3 hours

Please reach out to our reservationist for private dining.
We offer Valet at $12 daily

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 782-0650
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    John Carver
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining at J Carver's offers an intimate dining setting elevated by an ultimate luxury experience. Perfect for family gatherings, business dinners, or any special occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Keri Black: (512) 782-0650
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Rio Grande and 6th street
  • Parking Details
    We offer Valet parking in a garage for our guests $10. Valet is stationed right in front of the restaurant for your convenience.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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1,276 Reviews
  1. CathyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Literally the best steak I've ever had. We went here for my husband's birthday and loved everything from the food to the service and their drink menu was impressive. Lots of rare whiskeys. Only little annoying thing was that we had to wait maybe like 15-20 minutes which really isn't bad but just weird since we had a reservation. But they have a waiting area and champagne was served so all good! Will go back for sure.

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  2. MCPA

    Miami - Dade

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night we had a superb experience. The service was fantastic, the ambiance is pretty and the food was nothing short of extraordinary.We live in Miami and have great restaurants.But we were really impressed. The Caesar salad was delicious. I shared a 20 oz. NY strip with my son. It was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband had the tuna entree and it was one of the best we have ever had. A perfectly pink middle and seared outside.we ordered the mushrooms which are a must do. And we got the broccolini which was done just right. Everything was top notch. Our waiter couldn't have been more attentive. Can't wait to go back to Austin and return for another fabulous meal. Thank you!!

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  3. LoveSteak

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nick our servicer and Katie at the front desk were great. All of the food was excellent!!

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  4. EricK

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service. The garlic bread is amazing!

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  5. Rstringer

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was outstanding with Nick and Alex taking care of us… ambiance is dark but lively!!!

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  6. ErinD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    It was pretty good - we sent the fried rice back, it was too salty. I think there is an overkill on the graded cheese in general....for the bone marrow for instance...No need for cheese on a dish so full of fatty flavor.

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  7. AshleyW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful anniversary dinner! They went above and beyond for us with all the special touches. They made us feel very special. The food was phenomenal from beginning to end. 10/10 recommend!

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  8. CaitlinB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bar seating in town and the staff is fabulous!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time at J Carvers celebrating my birthday! James was our server and he was incredible, he gave us the best recommendations like the jasmine rice with crab and made sure we had an incredible time. Would recommend this place to anyone I know visiting Austin!

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  10. RandolphG

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday celebration and was the perfect forum, with a balance of intimacy and environment.

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  11. SPEAKT

    Austin

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS PLACE. It’s a must that you eat here, if only once. Every plate we ordered was AMAZING. Amazing flavors, texture, all of it. The drinks were great! The wine is delicious. If I’m forced to provide you with a con, I could have done without the Bernadine sauce across my steak, but aside from that, this place is a 10.

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  12. MatthewM

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a friend’s recommendation and was not disappointed , great food great drinks , there could be a little more light , hard for me to see words on menu , but besides that little thing it was great .

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  13. JessicaH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fabulous experience. Charles was on point and treated us as we were part of the J. Carver family. All staff at the best.

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  14. carolfish

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance and service. Each dish was better than the next!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Everything is good! It’s our go to!

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  16. LuisH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is always great to dine at J Carver's. The food and service are exceptional.

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  17. MaryR

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding even better than expected. We had crab cake, Hamachi crudo, tomato salad, glazed carrots & 10oz. filet. Service was spot on without being too intrusive. We will definitely return and maybe try sitting at the bar next time. Highly recommend.

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  18. MelissaM

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tate at the bar was outstanding. Phenomenal drinks and food.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious. Very intimate, and sexy ambience. Service was also incredible.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu with top notch service! Our Server Brittany was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    J Carver’s is a 1st class experience! The food and service is on point. The side dish of blue crab fried rice is out of this world! Have never tried fried rice this good, anywhere. So good it could be a entree on it’s own.

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  22. PBlom

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere - overall a wonderful experience!

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  23. ThomasS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the 10 oz. filet (medium) and it was one of the most tender steaks I’ve had. The roasted beets cooked with orange and pecans were also great. I will definitely eat at J Carver’s again!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a decadent dining experience. Great food, great service, great energy!

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  25. JJP2

    Miami - Dade

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Front desk poorly staffed. Had reservations for bar seating Arrived 10 min early and had to wait 30 min while there were several bar seats open? Food was great.

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  26. MichaelTex

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great date-night spot (limited interior lighting, w/solid feel and vibe) with excellent steaks, crudo and salads. The crab fried rice, gnocchi, mushrooms and asparagus were all excellent. Been to 1000+ of these places and the steaks are on the very high-end of the price spectrum with bone-in starting at $88.

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  27. AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from the food to the service and especially the attention they showed for a birthday celebration.

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  28. AshleighL

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - the service was top notch, and the food was superb. 100% recommend.

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  29. Sedrate

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Austin with a menu far more imaginative than your typical steakhouse!

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  30. LaurenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was outstanding! The crab cake was the best I’ve ever had. Absolutely recommend them. My husbands steak was cooked to perfection and the baked potato gnocchi was incredible. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough from the food, service and atmosphere all 10/10.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and shareable. Service was quick. The staff are friendly.

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  32. ShawnT

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our experience here. The side dishes , service & steaks were great !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10 every time and the best espresso martinis in town!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend has always wanted to eat here, and it blew away all of our expectations! The service, food and experience were all outstanding. We ordered the bread service, 16oz filet for 2 with the Gnocchi and Corn as sides. They treated us to a Banana bread pudding for dessert, and it was to die for! We definitely will be dining here again on our next trip to Austin!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jennifer and Brenden were both fantastic! Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good , service and ambiance are incredible every time !!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic everything!! Amazing food to go with the bar seating…

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  38. WenSal

    Austin

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JCarvers is one of the best restaurants in Austin, hands down. It's nice to find some Red Ash items on the menu too!

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  39. ItalianApproves

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday for Jake harbors for a nice business dinner and it was a great experience. I’m looking forward to heading back with my family for a special occasion. Great place. John

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Sweet flowers and card on table.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

J Carver's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 782-0650.

J Carver's is rated 4.9 stars by 1276 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 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for J Carver's

509 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rio Grande and 6th street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    We offer Valet parking in a garage for our guests $10. Valet is stationed right in front of the restaurant for your convenience.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John Carver
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 782-0650
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining at J Carver's offers an intimate dining setting elevated by an ultimate luxury experience. Perfect for family gatherings, business dinners, or any special occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Keri Black: (512) 782-0650
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