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Pecan Square Cafe, Austin, TX

Pecan Square Cafe

4.8
4.8
396 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Pecan Square Café, located in the heart of Clarksville, serves simple, seasonal food inspired by our home in Austin. With a focus on market driven ingredients and an evolving roster of dishes, the menu is straightforward but elevated. The beverage program delivers dynamic variations on classic cocktails, with an approachable and sophisticated wine selection. Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner seven days a week. Service is easygoing, warm, and casually elegant.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 57 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 265-1612
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chelsea Fadda
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    West 6th Street and Blanco Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    6th/Baylor | Route 4, Route 663<br /><br />1208 6th/Harthan | Route 4
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour | Monday - Friday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Your weekdays just got a little bit better—Monday through Friday, from 3 - 5 PM, all our wine by the bottle and seasonal pizzas are half their usual price. Plus $8 spritz and Negronis.

    Happy Hour | Monday - Friday photo

What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

  • Austin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Austin

    Contemporary American

396 Reviews
  1. NickV

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pecan Square Cafe is one of our favorite dining spots in downtown Austin. It has a neighborhood feel and everything about it is perfect! We usually choose to sit on the patio, but inside is inviting as well! They make the most perfect cosmo and the food is consistently delicious! The service, from when you are greeted by Nick, the manager to Ryan, the waiter and everyone in between is outstanding! Pecan Square never disappoints!

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  2. MadMargaret

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cafe is beautiful. We had a delicious brunch and the service was fantastic.

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  3. LiliaS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambiance, it’s great for a date night with a loved one. The food was great as well, we had pasta (lamb one), fish of the day (highly recommend!) and two desserts. I also like that they change the menu often, I’ll def be coming back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome! Nick, the host, was super knowledgeable and gave amazing recommendations.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and seasonal food. Bar staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Would absolutely go back. Perfect for a date night or dinner with friends decor is chic and ambiance is welcoming and cozy.

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  6. TeriE

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, exceptional food, lovely outside courtyard seating.

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  7. WendyM

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! We had the carpaccio, scallion pizza, schnitzel and pork chop. Everything was divine. Our server was great. Will definitely go again.

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  8. Patrickm

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice place. But food took quite a long time to arrive. Burger was undercooked but didn't want to wait to have it recooked And the music was very loud. Our server was great

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  9. AlexisG

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pecan Square is such a lovely corner of Austin! As soon as you come around the corner to enter, you start smelling the fire burning inside, cooking up delicious pizzas and artisan bread. The simply at elegantly designed dining area is bright and fresh, but also has a cozy vibe with authentic wood paneling throughout the restaurant. Our servers were excellent, and we did not feel rushed, even as the restaurant filled up during the lunch hour. It was difficult to decide what to choose from their menu, but we landed on olives and brussels sprouts along with the burger, which was flavorfully crafted with the most delicious burrata cheese. Everything was excellent and unique! I will return next time I’m in Austin.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is always changing slightly to fit seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients and it is consistently so so good. The dishes aren’t overly complicated, flavors and quality of ingredients speak for themselves in the best way possible. I’ve never had a bad item and the cocktails and service are on point too.

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  11. Birdman

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    They gave our table away, didn’t get seated until 8:30, an hour after our reservation. We ordered a $125 bottle of wine and were sold out so they brought us a “comparable” bottle but brought us a $195 bottle. We asked for our food to be boxed and they never brought it

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  12. willsbelly

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great Ambience. Very loud which is an issue more places these days but we will definitely be back.

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  13. MichaR

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their soft scrambled eggs with homemade sausage is one of my faves! The outdoor area was lovely as was the music making it a beautiful brunch experience!

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  14. JenniferC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting was lovely and the food delicious. We were very impressed.

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  15. GloriaS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous staff, charming aesthetic, beet salad and cauliflower pizza superb! Will return!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place - very cozy - really need to get back to try other items. Not pleased with the beet salad that contained simply cut up orange slices -not skinned and with seeds, over the beets. While flavorful had to remove the seeds with every mouthful. My pasta was ok and skimpy. Fritters terrific and others enjoyed the hamburger/fries and fish special. I probably need to go back one more time to check other items. Service and atmosphere are great!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous lunch beautiful atmosphere. Lovely restaurant.

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  18. Marta

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, good atmosphere and great service— this is a must visit in Austin! I will certainly come back.

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  19. Wensley

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In the plus column for Pecan Square Cafe, we love the location and candlelight atmosphere (despite the fact that volume is way too loud and menu print is too small). Food is good and reasonable priced for fine dining. However, I asked for no salt on my dish and it came out so salty that it was inedible, even to my spouse, who often adds salt to his food. I wish chefs everywhere would understand the concept that you can add salt, but not take it away. Our server was outstanding--friendly, witty and very apologetic for the salt fiasco. She made the difference in us having a nice dinner vs. bad experience.

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  20. JonathanH

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Of so many great restaurants in Austin, Pecan Square Cafe continues to be our favorite. The food is excellent. The wine list fantastic with phenomenal selections by the glass. And the staff are simply the best!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a vibe! The food and the drinks were 10/10. Definitely coming back.

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  22. AmyE

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing NYE dinner and drinks! PSC is my happy place xoxo

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional as usual , so beautiful there . The Chef’s use of local and seasonal ingredients is brilliant

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful start to finish. The food is fabulous and the service is always outstanding.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was terrible and overpriced . Couldn’t believe how dry everything was.

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  26. Nickname

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pecan Square Cafe is so consistently spot on. Food is exceptional. Last evening we had the crab salad (always phenomenal), an amazing agnolotti, and the daily fish. Each dish was perfect. Service was exceptional as usual. Cocktails were great. Space is really nice. I’m always stunned that it’s generally fairly easy to get a reservation here. They should be swamped every single day. We go out to eat A LOT… 3-4 times a week. Pecan Square Cafe is very easily in our top three favorites in Austin.

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  27. Quant

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality of food was very disappointing. Pecan Square claims to be modeled on Chez Panisse Cafe but it doesn't come close.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a must try in Austin! Great food, drinks and service! I look forward to sharing a more detailed review on my food page!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally my favorite restaurant in Austin. I take my family here every time they’re in town. The som - Izzy gave us a delicious bottle of wine with our meal and we had such a good time. I couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough.

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  30. JonathanK

    Austin

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good cocktails. Server and kitchen seemed to struggle to produce a dairy free option. Uninspired lettuces and pasta dishes and very modest portions. They failed to bring one of our appetizers. Good ambience. Seemed too expensive for what we got. I’ve been to their happy hour before which was fine.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. AnaC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had high expectations, but the food was so-so and the service was lacking. My main course — the beef feta pasta — was very small and my husband’s schnitzel was comically large (though very good). It just felt like they came from two different kitchens. Overall an unsatisfying experience, I’m sad to say.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. jenniferg

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit, and we were so pleased with our experience. The food was DELICIOUS, and the waitstaff and management attentive. We wanted for nothing. I was impressed with the wine offerings, and the menu offered a good variety, with something interesting for all palates. 10 out of 10!

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  33. ChrisB

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place knocks it out of the park. Amazing atmosphere and good. Such a great menu that changes every single month. Creative and delicious. The recent addition of the brined pork chop was incredible. Bravo to the team!

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  34. JennaM

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm honestly in love with Pecan Square Cafe. My husband and I took our kids (ages 4, 8, & 11) to their first 'nice dinner' and our waiter was a gem of a human. My daughter made a not on the menu request, and he assured us that there was a 'secret menu' and he could in fact get 'unbuttered noodles' for my daughter's entree. He was so kind and loving toward my kids, and made their first fine dining experience truly magical. The service is above and beyond like none I've experienced anywhere else. The food is truly amazing. We tried multiple pastas, the burger and a pizza and loved every bit of it. My son who has food sensory issues even tried new foods (and loved them)! Overall I highly recommend, and I can't imagine having a better experience than I did at Pecan Square Cafe.

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  35. PaulaP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    the non-alcoholic drinks are pricey and very poorly done food is average service was good ambiance is good

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  36. ElaineJ

    Austin

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! One of our favorite restaurants in Austin! A+

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  37. Teagan

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! they change their menu out seasonally, the service is amazing, and the vibe is always perfect. Will continue to stan PSC.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful space and overall wonderful experience! Thanks for a great night.

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  39. steen

    Austin

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this lovely tucked away restaurant. From the service to the wine list to the food, it hits all the right notes. Plus the ambiance is cozy yet elegant.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was ny mother’s bday and I made a point to let the place know in advance and no one even offered a nice gesture. Not a great experience.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pecan Square Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 396 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 57 times today
Google Map for Pecan Square Cafe

1200 W 6th St #B, Austin, TX 78703-5209

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    West 6th Street and Blanco Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    6th/Baylor | Route 4, Route 6631208 6th/Harthan | Route 4
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chelsea Fadda
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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