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Driskill Grill

604 Brazos St. (E. Sixth St.) Send to Phone
512-391-7162 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Elegant, historically grand aura with artful regional cuisine.
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Driskill Grill Restaurant Review

: The combination of romantic lighting, formal table settings, fresh flowers and professional service makes us feel like we've stepped back in time at this elegant restaurant. We enjoy the contemporary creations by chef Jonathan Gelman, whose menu reaches as far as the Mediterranean and as near as Texas. We recommend the starter that combines Prime beef tartare with American sturgeon caviar, truffled aïoli, a quail egg and strawberry-balsamic jam. Keep the richness rolling with gingerbread-pecan crusted pork belly drizzled with bacon-cornbread purée, or go slightly more sensible with fennel roasted salmon --- medium rare --- adorned with roasted chanterelles and roasted shallot butter. Keep in mind, though, that the selections and preparations change frequently according to what’s fresh and the chef’s inspirations. Also of note: Guests can order à la carte or coast along with a three-, five- or seven-course tasting menu. Accepting the staff's suggested wine pairings is the best bet for navigating the globetrotting wine book. And there's every reason to indulge in dessert, including the Gaviota strawberry tart, artisanal cheese assemblage or, for something more sumptuous, the Guanaja hazelnut crunch bar served with a malted milkshake and candied hazelnuts.

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