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1417 French Bistro, Austin, TX

1417 French Bistro

4.6
4.6
292 Reviews
$50 and over
French

Al fresco dining is an essential Austin undertaking... our neighborhood eatery offers exemplary patio space for dining on fresh seafood catches and unexpected delicacies like blue cheese beignets, duck confit crepes, and top-notch caviar.

1417 is Austin's finest French bistro haven - offering a relaxed atmosphere, stellar service, exceptional food, wine, cocktails, and a certain joie de vivre.

From weekend coffee and croissants to weekday cocktails and crudo, 1417 soothes every mood throughout the day.

Outdoor and indoor dining available!

Included in Texas Monthly's 2021 October Dining Guide and Local Palate's 2021 Fall Travel Issue.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 551-2430

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Mulligan

  • Private party facilities

    Al fresco dining is an essential Austin undertaking... our neighborhood French bistro offers exemplary indoor and patio dining allowing guests to enjoy fresh seafood catches and unexpected delicacies like blue cheese beignets, duck confit crepes, and top-notch caviar.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Welsh: (833) 929-3744

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    South 1st & Elizabeth

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We are thrilled to offer our guests a culinary experience with a coursed tasting menu curated by executive chef Kyle Mulligan! This menu allows each guest an opportunity to enjoy all of 1417's unforgettable flavors ✨
  • Happy Hour - Outdoor Patio & Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Bonjour! Oui Oui! Au Revoir! $8 Select Cocktails $2 Off Apps - blue cheese beignets - steak tartare - salad vert - duck confit crepes - roasted marrow bones - oufs caviar - escargot vol au vent - crudite - charcuterie

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What 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. C

    Craig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. Highly recommend for all
  2. JD

    JDPZombie

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lance was amazing. The food was incredible. We loved everything about it.
  3. LZ

    LauraZ

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant. Quiet.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here for date night more times than I can count and it never fails to be the best dining experience! They recently rebranded and somehow have managed to become even more mind numbingly delicious than before. Definitely go and no matter what order the beignets and French onion soup. Ask for Brooke, she’s the best!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We went for brunch, the staff was outstanding, very kind, and attentive- unfortunately the food wasn’t that great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening celebrating graduation. The menu was gorgeous and diverse. I had the oysters to start that were fresh and so good! For dinner the gnocchi is a MUST try! My boyfriend had the jambon sandwich that came with a killer aioli. Everything was fabulous. The rest of the table had French onion soup and we ordered cauliflower au gratin as well. So. Good. Desserts were unique and delicious. Our server was outstanding and the wine selection was lovely! Thank you for a beautiful night!
  7. BP

    BrettP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife here for her birthday and we both did the chefs tasting menu. It was absolutely amazing and we will be going back again to try the other entrees. In addition to the amazing food The cocktails were out of this world! 10/10 will go again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday weekend at 1417atx. Dining was indeed an experience with service and plated courses arriving both timely and with explosive flavors. Despite the busy evening of happy customers, Joel, chef’s kitchen and bar remained in tempo, delivery a memorable dinner. Wine pairing was a good match to the chef’s choice experience. A la carte bone marrow appetizer, steak au poivre and salade verte we’re flavorful and correctly portioned. Pistachio bombe and drip coffee finished off a happy birthday weekend. High recommend for early dinner or a full evening of dining.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing visit to 1417! One of my favorite restaurants right now. Amazing service. We were celebrating my moms birthday and they brought out cinnamon roll pastries on the house! Can’t wait to go back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good restaurant
  11. OA

    OmarA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great experience but it took 2.5hrs for the tasting menu. Totally ridiculous.
  12. CW

    CWilliams

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend 1417 French Bistro. Chefs menu was fantastic!
  13. D

    Didihuang

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The brunch food is just fine. Average good, taste ordinary and pricy. Only highlight is the dessert feta cheese cake, savory and sweetness mix and match, interesting flavor.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal. Food was great and service was better!
  15. KD

    KandDW

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. The cocktails were great and the service was attentive. We will definitely go back. The new chef is clearly creating amazing flavors. Can’t wait for the new menu’
  16. SA

    SouthAustinpoolboy

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely come here for the culinary experience. We did the chef's tasting menu, and our server would ask what we liked best, and they were all soo good, we had trouble picking just one. Bacon wrapped quail in goat cheese was right up there. Servers would swoop in and keep the dishes coming. Converting the old Sway thai modern to french bistro is a little awkward in places, but they are trying, doesn't detract from the smashing food, which is the star.
  17. W

    Whitt

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great spot for a date night. Ambience is lovely and the service was phenomenal. We did the tasting menu and really enjoyed most of the dishes, with a few near misses. My favorite was the scallop/cauliflower dish. The cocktails and wine list were spot on. I would love to go again and personally select some dishes. Overall, great experience and would recommend.
  18. PM

    PaulM

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It didn’t feel complete. The entree was incomplete, no veggies/ sides, no bread or offered. Service was nice, yet all told it felt really pricey for what we received — and as I compare against other « fine »dining in the city. Thanks
  19. c

    charles

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the chef's tasting menu and wine pairings. Expensive but excellent.
  20. RC

    RickC

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent time! Every food item we ordered was outstanding, as well was the service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chefs menu tasting and wine pairing was phenomenal
  22. M

    Maryo

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Had a great vibe but the portions were SO tiny it was insulation. Food was good. Not great for the money
  23. R

    Richard

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Surprisingly great brunch, excellent fresh pastries, and terrific service by Trey. Will go again!
  24. B

    Burntorange

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Katie, our server. Background music was very good, food excellent and enjoyable ambiance. Will return again
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute place, good quality food but definitely smaller portions even for tapas style. Super good though! Nice service
  26. F

    Frank

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ceviche had almost no fish - more of a radish, onion, jalapeno salad. Steak was okay, but not great and the catch of the day was okay as well. Very small portion. I don't know how much the meal for two was since I signed a small pad and the waiter disappeared; never bringing the receipt.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Solidly solid
  28. AM

    AnneMarieG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food. Portions are small and pricey, but for a special night out, it’s worth it!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Congratulations to the chefs behind the scenes for their hard work and attention to detail. I had the tasting menu and everything from the sauces, presentation and flavors were well balanced and magnificent. I choose the wine pairings for an extra $45 and had 4 flights. My feedback would be that the number of courses would match the wine pairings in smaller oz, but it was still curated. That you for the experience and keep doing what your doing.
  30. c

    cgrat1

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef’s tasting menu was delicious and a fun change of pace from a regular dinner. It was so fun to try so many different foods!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and our service was outstanding! The atmosphere at 1417 was second to none. We really enjoyed our time there!!
  32. KR

    KimR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best vegetarian meal I've had in the ten years I've lived in Austin Service was wonderful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredible, service was impeccable, and the wine list is fully on point. Gorgeous chill atmosphere with great lighting. The beef tartare was unbelievably good, as was the daily catch and the dessert
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Cocktails on happy hour are delicious and reasonably priced. Lovely ambience very quiet and cute.
  35. AF

    AustinFood

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I was really underwhelmed. The drinks were great, the food fine (we got the chef's tasting menu), and the service not that hot. It was a Sunday evening and relatively early, so maybe they didn't have their A Team on. We won't be going back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food absolutely loved getting to enjoy the chefs tasting menu. Cocktails were beyond good, with my date being a professional bartender and I, a professional chef, I can proudly say top marks in every aspect!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Booked the reservation after reading reviews on the "French" bistro. There were hardly any distinctive/staple French traits at the place. Where in the world would you have ceviche or blue crab lettuce cups at a French restaurant? Anyways, ceviche was simply uneventful. I had the filet mignon w/frites...initially I thought on sending it back since it looked RAW! MY BAD AND MISTAKE...it.was simply amazing to eat. The chimichurri that came with the steak was second to none, probs the best in Austin. My wife had the mussels and they were fine. Dessert was very good, key lime pie ice cream sandwich. Katie was our server and she made sure every one or our needs were covered, shout out to her! I would expect to see escargots and onion soup at any time of the year in a French bistro...1417 isn't French enough.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is really an, as of yet, undiscovered gem. Wonderful food and great service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

1417 French Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 292 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 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 1417 French Bistro

1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3040

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South 1st & Elizabeth

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Mulligan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 551-2430

  • Private party facilities

    Al fresco dining is an essential Austin undertaking... our neighborhood French bistro offers exemplary indoor and patio dining allowing guests to enjoy fresh seafood catches and unexpected delicacies like blue cheese beignets, duck confit crepes, and top-notch caviar.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Welsh: (833) 929-3744

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