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Blue Dahlia Bistro

#80 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Austin
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1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1908
+1 512-542-9542
Today
09:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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aimeeseminole
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you are tired of waiting in the never ending line at Franklin's, walk up the hill 0.2 mi. to the Blue Dahlia Bistro. I went there on a Tuesday for Brunch after learning of the 3 hour wait at Franklin's. I'm so glad I went! Cute local spot with excellent service. We had at least 6 different people waiting... More 

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Thank aimeeseminole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Two International Students from the Czech Republic and I visited this lovely Bistro tonight. It was absolutely refreshing!!! Our waiter was from Spain and very friendly. The serving size was great and the food was fabulous!!! We highly recommend this little piece of heaven!! You will not be disappointed. I had the chicken salad, a guest had the goat cheese... More 

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Thank Jodi H
Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty, locally sourced, fresh food. Excellent service and atmosphere! The bread is to die for!!!

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Thank Dee B
Toronto, Canada
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1,560 reviews
731 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 950 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Dahlia is located on a short but funky section of East 11th (just east of the Sheraton and the Interstate) that contains several interesting restaurants and food trucks. We stopped by for late afternoon happy hour and thoroughly enjoyed our discounted beer and snack plates. The hummus and tabouli platter was more than enough for the three of us... More 

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Thank John B
San Antonio, Texas
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love French food and the Blue Dahlia did not disappoint, everything was delicious. I dined in the outside area in back with 10 tables, an overhead trellis and a water feature surrounded by dusty plants and dead looking bamboo, charmingly shabby chic but was improved by white fairy lights later in the evening. The waitress kindly let me try... More 

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Thank Carole F
Midwest
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210 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We came here for brunch on a Friday morning straight from the airport. Parking is on neighboring streets but we found a place fairly easily. The bistro has outdoor dining on a front patio as well as in a garden area in the back. We ordered the frittata of the day which was "eggcellent" and came with fresh greens and... More 

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Thank Lovtorun
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

When we arrived the sign said "seat yourself" so we tried to seat ourselves in one of the only open tables but we were shooed away by a staff member who said it was reserved. After some confusion we were taken to a communal table where we had to sit on small hard wooden stools with no backs. Lunch should... More 

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1 Thank tigerpawtx t
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Took my sisters to this quaint east Austin restaurant. Both the food and service were great. Sat outside to enjoy the nice weather. I had the chicken salad sandwich and it was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Margaret H
Austin, Texas
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131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Looking forward to finally dining at Blue Dahlia. Plenty of dining options outside including our front or in secluded garden out back. Presentation is great where meals are served on pieces of slate. Gluten free bread was offered which made me decide to get the turkey and cranberry tartine, where the other person I dined with ordered the tuna tartine... More 

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1 Thank Kyllito
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Love love love this little gem in Austin. Great food, great wines, and spectacular ambience. Nestled in a quiet corner, with indoor and outdoor seating, this place is amazing for a great night out either with friends, family or as a date. Regular and communal tables available. All day breakfast options!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1908
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > East Austin
  • Neighbourhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-542-9542

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?