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Verbena, Austin, TX

Verbena

4.6
4.6
599 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Verbena is a restaurant and bar located in the heart of W 6th Street occupying the street side ground level of the Canopy by Hilton hotel. The venue is comprised of a 36 seat bar and lounge, a 60 seat dining room with open kitchen, and wood-burning hearth, both which open to a lush open air courtyard. Brought to you by Chef Nic Yanes, owner and executive chef of Juniper and Uncle Nicky’s, Verbena delivers a menu reminiscent of old-world farm to table fare that is artfully composed in a modern presentation to delight our guests. Whether plant or protein, our menu celebrates these ingredients with perfectly balanced seasoning and light sauces to enhance natural flavors. What grows together goes together, explains Chef Nic. Come grab a coffee and freshly baked pastry on your way to work, or spend a Sunday morning over a bountiful brunch. Meet a friend for a vibrant patio lunch or gather with co-workers for drinks and dinner. You’re always welcome here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 991-3019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Gama

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Nueces Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

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

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What 599 people are saying

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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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. d

    diningout

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Verbena is an unexpectedly delicious find for a hotel restaurant. The crab rosti ap-petizer was truly delicious. Our only concern is that the room has no sound buffering, making virtually impossible for our table to have any conversation during the meal.
  2. RC

    RickiColliflower

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was fanatsic they were also very accommodating regarding very dangerous food allergies. Regarding service it was fantastic although there was a side of bread that took a really long to get. (We had finished the dish it was intended for by the time it came out) everything else however was perfect.
  3. KG

    KayG

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Verbena was a relaxing, wonderful experience. The food was delicious
  4. AB

    AnnB

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautifully decorated inside. Great ambience! Gorgeous patio that will be great when the temps drop this fall. Our food was really good. We came for Sunday brunch and enjoyed a variety of offerings. Service was a tiny bit slow, but our waitress was very kind. Staffing is a challenge for everyone these days. Overall, great place and we will be back!
  5. B

    Bryce

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good, but the service was not. We had only just been given our appetizers when the main meal came out. So one or the other got cold before eaten. And we had to ask a bunch of times to get our waitress, she was not attentative. Took too long to get another drink and get the bill to pay.
  6. JK

    JennK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dinner on the patio was wonderful. Food was delicious although the portions were smaller than expected for the price.
  7. GB

    GBGG

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Despite my martini being the worst I’ve ever had the food service and ambiance (loved eating in the patio) were all good. Work on the martini being cold and not tasting like vermouth please.
  8. K

    Kimberly512

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space, wonderful food, great service! Can't wait to go back to sit outside in the courtyard.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service was provided during our meal. The food was well prepared and delicious.
  10. P

    Patrick

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall fantastic experience. Maria was amazing. The bone marrow and short ribs are definitely must haves!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Verbena on a Saturday night was a fun scene! Lively and nice patio area. I like the lights in the trees. My only distaste was that they serve their cocktails in plastic cups, not a classy look for especially the vibe they are trying to give off. Food was tasty but seemed rushed and not excellent. The website definitely gave off the perception that they are excellent but was not very impressed. However, my waitress Lex was great & very accommodating to the long wait and took off my first cocktail.
  12. ET

    EllenT

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine and cocktails! Highly recommend.
  13. f

    fitfoodie18

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Austin K. truly made the experience incredible. I’d venture as far to say one of the best service I’ve had at a restaurant because of him. 10/10 will be back and requesting him and sending all my friends to Verbena to see him
  14. CC

    CarolynC

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Totally forgot our salads, huge delays in serving, impolite staff, too noisy
  15. B

    Bradley

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great spot for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Inside or outside. Easy parking or ability to walk from most anywhere on west side of downtown Austin.
  16. P

    Prudence

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am 58 years old, so I have seen a thing or two. If you are looking for a nice contemporary spot to take someone who you really appreciate having in your life, I highly recommend showing them your appreciation by taking them to Verbena. I just can't say enough about their outdoor sitting area, which is a secluded center piece of the restaurant - ENJOY!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amber was great!
  18. C

    Charlotte

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice ambience, easy valet, great service, wonderful food. We ate on the patio and enjoyed the entire visit.
  19. s

    someone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great choice for our anniversary dinner. Lovely table under a tree in the shaded courtyard, friendly waitstaff, and excellent food. We shared zucchini fritters (a bit undercooked, but otherwise tasty) and creamy burrata (listed under salads, but more like an appetizer to share), then had salmon and chicken, both excellent. Finished with chocolate torte (tiny but dense and delicious) and a scoop of berry sorbet -- a good pair of desserts to share. Pricey but would definitely choose again for a special occasion.
  20. FB

    FormerBostonian

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our experience this time was not as special as the first time we ate at Verbena. Later, I learned that the kitchen had changed hands. The food we had was good, but not special. We had ceviche, which we liked, a good but unsurprising green salad, delicious pork loin served over tasteless polenta, and an ok chicken dish. We ventured for the tiramisu for dessert, which was a bland mistake. The best reason to go to this place is for the people watching, but it wasn't all that crowded tonight, so we didn't even get much of that.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maria was fantastic!!
  22. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great wines, great ambience, just when we thought you can’t get good service anywhere casual in town, our server was so very attentive even when she was guaranteed her 20% gratity due to the party size. We have nothing bad to say about this experience last Friday evening!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Short ribs were so good! Staff was very friendly and welcoming!
  24. E

    Emmanuel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all, Austin gave us absolutely incredible service on our date night. He was very knowledgeable on the entire menu and gave great recommendations as it was our first time here. Food was great, drinks were great, service was great, ambience was great. I can’t recommend this place enough:
  25. LK

    LynneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant with great service and attractive setting. The food was delicious.
  26. m

    mm29

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I was overly impressed by our main dishes at Verbena. We had the salmon with brown butter couscous and the short rib and both were amazing! Our son, who just turned 18, stated the short rib was "insane" and he was on point. Portions were on the larger side so we were able to take home leftovers to enjoy later. I was not expecting this from a restaurant that was attached to a hotel. Cons - the charcuterie board was underwhelming, although the large portions of cheese and grilled bread were a nice addition. It just needed a bit better presentation, I think. The zucchini fritters and tzatziki were under salted, but we're fresh and fun. The service could be much improved. Our server was inattentive throughout the meal and I had to ask for a second cocktail way after our first drinks were empty. The restaurant had only one or two other tables since we were on the early side of dinner, so we felt neglected given the slow pace around us. But I wouldn't let that discourage you from trying Verbena. It's a delightful gem in the middle of a bar-filled part of 6th Street.
  27. KB

    KayuseB

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Austin, was awesome and attentive. The food was delicious.
  28. BB

    BethB

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We had Moroccan meatballs, ceviche and potato rosti for apps. The burrata for salad and hamburgers with bacon and avocado. All very yummy.
  29. D

    Dhinaustin

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great service and a beautiful restaurant. The Potato Rosti was amazing as a starter. I had the Pork Loin with smoked cheddar polenta…very good! Highly recommend this west sixth gem!
  30. CC

    ChefCodeh

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal in this honestly beautiful restaurant. They have a pretty great wine selection, even if the stags leap chard was out. Maria provided excellent service and knew the answers to any questions I had about the menu without having to leave the table to ask. In addition we noticed a team of staff going above and beyond to help a guest try and locate a lost earring. I would highly recommend this spot for a date night or a group get together.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was phenomenal. If you’re willing to pay a little extra for your meal, this is the place to go. The food is a fusion between American and Moroccan. Cocktails are also very interesting and different from your traditional cocktails
  32. R

    Rose

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Just be warned if you’re splitting checks be prepared to do it yourself especially if you are large party. Total Confusion! Other than that food was extremely good so were the drinks. Service outstanding till we had to split the bill ourselves. Overall great time!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this spot was perfect, food, service and ambiance.
  34. l

    laurat

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Austin. our waiter, was so kind. Every dish we had from appetizers to the delicious tiramisu was amazing!! And the drinks were great!! Highly recommend.
  35. MS

    MaryS

    Austin

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The steak was tough even when requested rare to medium rare and very smokey which is not my preference. The burrata had a red sauce with it didn't really go together. The one thing we ate that was great was the potato rosti.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great food and easy to get to.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Espectacular toda la comida
  38. RS

    RudyS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible evening! I was there to celebrate my birthday and our waiter, Austin Kim, delivered OUTSTANDING service! He was extremely attentive and engaging; always provided outstanding recommendations and did so with a big smile. What a fantastic evening, I will definitely be back!
  39. WJ

    WardrobeJazz

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    sBeautiful restaurant! I loved the open kitchen close to the dining area. It was like dining in someone's fabulous home. Service was friendly and good. I can't wait to take some friends with me next time!
  40. JC

    JerseyCity

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our new go to! The dining room is so pretty, comfortable and intimate in a friendly way. The outdoor area is a bit more casual and has a nice water feature. The food is delicious and the service was very attentive. We get the potato rosti every time. It’s amazing. Great oysters, great chicken and short rib entrees. The Beet entree left a bit to be desired. We were celebrating a birthday and they gave us signed menus. Free glass of bubbles and a dessert. We’ll be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Verbena is rated 4.6 stars by 599 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 58 times today
Google Map for Verbena

612 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nueces Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Gama

  • Additional

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

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