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Rules & Regs, Austin, TX

Rules & Regs

4.1
4.1
150 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Break the rules and bend the regulations at Rules & Regs, the best place in Austin to create your own escapade and enjoy libations day or night. Open to the public to enjoy the incredible views from the 7th floor rooftop terrace.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–1:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 524-4700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andre Natera

  • Private party facilities

    For inquires please contact Aus.Dining@fairmont.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Cesar Chavez

  • Parking details

    Complimentary 3 - Hour Self Parking with Restaurant Validation$5 Valet Parking with Restaurant Validation

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Austin Pride Recovery Drag Bingo Brunch

    Aug 21, 2022 only
    Join us post-parade at our Official Austin Pride Recovery Drag Bingo Brunch! Enjoy Rules & Regs brunch favorites and drink specials. Enjoy playful PRIDE swag and sensational prizes, plus preformances by your favorite Extragram queens!
  • Halloween Drag Bingo Brunch

    Oct 30, 2022 only
    What's better than Halloween, Bingo and Drag Queens? Halloween Drag Brunch Bingo at Rules & Regs! Celebrate this year overlooking Austin's Gorgeous skyline on Sunday , October 30th from 1:00 - 3:00pm. There will be prizes for Bingo along with Best Costume, so be sure to get your Halloween glam on! This event will be hosted by Extragrams favorites.

What 150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Kid Friendly

  • Austin

    Kid Friendly

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  1. KD

    KristiDQ

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outside seating. Even though we had reservations for an outdoor table, the patrons wouldn’t leave their table so we had to wait until others left. It’s actually an indicator that it’s a great spot!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service, cold food, this was our 6th visit and the worst experience. Don't waste your money.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The over all look was nice. We set at a private table over looking the pool. All the staff was very friendly! Our server was not as attentive as we would have hoped. The food was poor and mostly cold. A little pricey in my opinion because it wasn’t good. The drinks were good and strong so that made up for some. But I wouldn’t come back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Great views great drinks
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Service was poor server left without getting the last round of drinks ! the view was amazing but for the price the service just wasn’t up to par ! Never asked us about food and when we asked they said the kitchen was closed from 3-5 we have been waiting there for an hour and 15 minutes without anyone asking us if we wanted to order food . All in all it has potential but they really have some issues with the service disappointed for my girlfriend’s as it was here first time to legally drink and wanted to show here something awesome just disappointing will not be going back till I see good reviews
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food3service2ambience5
    Absolutely amazing hidden gem in austin with the most spectacular view! Love coming here with any guest I have visiting or for any special occasion. Their drinks are phenom 🤍
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Do not recommend! First, we made reservations and when we arrived they told us they didn’t have any reservations under our name. They seated us anyway (but, this has come back to be a problem because now the restaurant is trying to charge us a no-show fee even though we were definitely there, and on time). Service was very, very poor. It was difficult to get our orders placed, and even more difficult to get a water refill. Food was fine, but overpriced for what it was. Waiter brought out the wrong order for one of our party and tried to play it off like it was ok (for the record, the order was an avocado tostada and the waiter brought out a large cinnamon roll). It just was super overpriced for the experience we had, and I’m confused as to why it was so highly rated and recommended.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Good experience overall, felt that there was some confusion
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Great place to enjoy a drink. Service was not great at all, that’s the reason of my low rating
  10. CD

    CherylD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We RSVPed at 515 but it did not look like we needed one at all. Our server July was very accommodating. He was spot on describing the food and we took his recommendation about the sopas - his favorite dish, and now our favorite dish, too. He brought us a cake complimentary for a birthday. Nice view sheltered by the wind that evening. Would go back to try brunch soon.
  11. JD

    JessicaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was sooooo good! I would definitley go back and eat there again! Great place to take a family and have a fun pool day too if you are staying at the hotel. But even if you aren't staying there, its a great place for a bite to eat. They have small plates so sharing is fun!
  12. VC

    VenCapGuy

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    For a mothers day brunch we were all disappointed. No extra effort was made for mothers day. We had read that it was a top 10 brunch restaurant in Austin so we tried it out. In my opinion it should not have made the list. The brunch menu is limited and for a bar known for cocktails it had a very small selection. The restaurant opened late. The music was really loud and they finally turned it down after others complained. Food was a bit cool. The waiter told me he did not speak english and then began to speak english. Totally weird and disappointing experience. The positive point was that the restaurant had a nice skyline view. This should be no reflection of the hotel itself as we were impressed with the interior design of the hotel the restaurant was located in. If you are an Austin local i would not put this on your list of restaurants to try out. Leave this restaurant for the tourist that stay at the hotel.
  13. PM

    PamelaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Not a place for dinner, they have bites. Good drinks and club/bar/lounge feel.
  14. MA

    MelanyA

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was delicious, views were great. I recommend this restaurant if you’re interested in enjoying some cocktails with appetizers coupled with great conversation. Be warned, the portion sizes are small, similar to tapas. Overall, we enjoyed our experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Menu was too limited.
  16. MM

    MelikaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not the best Bloody Mary but the food and service and the vibe was awesome.our server seldom did a great job
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Had a reservation here for 8 PM but we did not get seated until 830. We did have a large group and they only had one waiter waiting on us so I felt bad for him. It took at least 15 minutes for him to come and take our first drink orders, and then he only visited the table when he either had to drop off drinks or food. He never really checked on us. The place is really beautiful and has a great view. I love the ambience. The food was just blah. Very bland.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The service was horrible. We made reservations a week or more in advanced and had to wait 40 minutes before being sat at a table. That’s okay, no biggie, it’s Friday in Austin- expected. We were sat and it took around 15 minutes for our server to even “greet” us. He didn’t say anything, just brought waters then disappeared again. Eventually he came to get our drink orders which took a while (expected) but didn’t even offer to take our food orders at the same time. I was a bartender for 8 years and understand being busy, but you cannot just be completely absent and act annoyed when your table asks to order food. Our drinks and waters stayed pretty empty. It was rough and we ended up being there for around 3 hours because he was so uninterested and didn’t want to wait our table. We didnt want to be there that long, at all. We only got two rounds of drinks and only 7 of us ordered any food. We did have a large party, but made that clear up front that we had 13 people coming, so if he needed help… they had ample opportunity to arrange that or to tell us that they cannot adequately accommodate a larger party.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    They didn’t have the table ready. We waited for 1 hour and left without eating
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Almost ruined my sisters birthday, with horrible service while we sat and watched him help everyone except us for 20 mins. Then when I walked up to ask him how much longer would it be he walked off like I didn’t say anything. The food was great, but it was disappointing to be treated that way. No rude words were exchanged or attitude, just “can I have my check please.”
  21. EW

    EmmaW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food and atmosphere was great with fantastic views of the Austin skyline but the service was very slow
  22. w

    whatahamiam

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I reserved outdoor spot. I didn’t get it. The service was awful. Our waiter didn’t speak good English. Nor was he familiar with the menu. The food used to be better and larger portions. Not anymore. Very disappointed. I won’t be taking people here anymore from out of town.
  23. NH

    NHtravler

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large group of 14. Our server was outstanding. Food was good. We had a wonderful time
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Easter brunch with our adult children. Basically tapas, don’t come hungry! Chips were stale. Drinks were good. Table for 6 was basically 3 tiny round bar tables pushed together at a couch and called a “table.” Waiter was pretty clueless.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful spot!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spurs watch event was so nice, lot’s of good energy. Thankful for letting us reserve a table and receive good service on such a busy day! We will be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selim was our wonderful server for brunch on Sunday after the Cap10k. Rules & Regs is such a fun spot on the pool deck level of the Fairmont. Lovely, island vibe with comfy chairs and delicious food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Staff was rude and literally wouldn’t bring orders but the place is so beautiful you barely care
  29. ML

    MiriamL

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I wouldn’t go again. Menu is limited for Sunday brunch.
  30. Y

    Yers

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    mid restaurant. service was mid, food is mid & overpriced. it was 1 of 6 austin restaurants i visited my birthday weekend and it was easily last place. only good thing was the aesthetically pleasing environment. still just mid though
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    On Sunday you have a DJ. It’s quiet enough outdoors to talk but you can still listen to the music.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We left after 15 minutes because nobody came up to our table.
  33. TP

    TreyP

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very great view and the ability to smoke cigars at this facility was a bonus
  34. PP

    PaulaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the Austin skyline and comfortable patio seating. Sleek and clean! Good nightcap spot.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food3service1ambience5
    terrible slow service
  36. c

    carolynnt

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    View is great , service was very good but wasn’t impressed with the food choices
  37. RV

    RebeccaV

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Understaffed but they did their best and our waiter was pleasant. Food was delivered a bit cold (understaffed) but it was tasty, especially the tacos.
  38. o

    olivias

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    Drag bingo was great. The cost for the food and what we received was awful. The chips and queso tastes like plastics had been burned into them. It was apparent staff shortages as it took longer for drinks and ordering but the staff was very nice. Not sure o would come again or if I did just for a drink.
  39. K

    Kara

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Drag Brunch Bingo was a blast!!!!! Our server seemed new but very nice. Prices were mostly reasonable for a hotel and the view of the pool was delicious!
  40. BB

    BlakeB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was very nice despite other patrons beungn very rude.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rules & Regs is rated 4.1 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rules & Regs

101 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cesar Chavez

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–1:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary 3 - Hour Self Parking with Restaurant Validation$5 Valet Parking with Restaurant Validation

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andre Natera

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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