Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Lenoir

1807 S. First St. (Annie St.) Send to Phone
512-215-9778
Quintessential modern Austin: fine dining in a laid back setting with a sustainable philosophy.


Cuisine

Open
Dinner Wed.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key



Lenoir, Austin, TX


Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.


Lenoir Restaurant Review

: The charm of this quaint little space begins with reclaimed furnishings that are best summed up as French-farmhouse-chic. Intimacy is par for the course with only 30-some seats, though a pleasant wine garden serving small plates relieves some of the pressure to make room for the next eager guests. It's not often that a noted fine dining restaurant offers great value, but the $48 three-course prix-fixe menu at Lenoir achieves that rarity. There are always twelve options --- three selections in each of four categories of Field, Land, Sea and Dream --- but the reliance on locally sourced ingredients dictates always-changing options. On one visit, the tandoori Texas quail in blackberry soy and corn purée, plus the striped bass ceviche with avocado purée and crispy shallots were standout selections, though other encounters have us pining for the milk-braised rabbit or the fried soft-shell crawfish. Whatever you choose, the expertly curated wine list, heavy on European châteaus, offers excellent pairing opportunities. When it comes to the Dream category, aka desserts, the ginger-and-fig sponge cake with chocolate mousse or the peach and almond tart with garam masala chèvre are fitting finales.





10-Year Tawny Port, Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira
WINE OF THE WEEK | GAYOT.com

In GAYOT's latest Wine of the Week learn about the origin of Port wine, its grape varietals, its various types and then read the review of a 10-Year Port.





WINE OF THE WEEK | GAYOT.com

GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.

DINING IN PROVENCE

The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.