Verbena

4.2
309 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 309 people are saying
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vipHrosenberg12
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The service was really great, but really the food just didn’t taste fresh to us and the price was so high considering we didn’t enjoy anything that was brought out. Super unfortunate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here. Always terrific food and wonderful staff

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vipraquelb
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was just not good. The crudo and the beef tartare were especially salty and the rest of the meal - braised pork shoulder flatbread and shrimp cocktail - was so mediocre that we skipped ordering an entire full meal. We decided to leave hungry than experience more overpriced food.

The strawberry berry and the Cabernet Sauvignon were pretty good.

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vipcherim
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Verbena!! The atmosphere is very chic and wonderfully airy, but still intimate. Our service was excellent and very welcoming. But the food was the best part. Every dish was a flavor treat. It is rare to find a restaurant that can hit a home run on all accounts, but Verbena did it for us.

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vipChristianH
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was an absolute gem which is honestly what saved our experience - the food was okay. The appetizers were great, the entrees so so. The cocktails we ordered off be menu unfortunately were not great so we sent them back to get regular margs which ended up being equally not drinkable. That definitely was a major part of the low star review, but the ambience outside was really lovely. Would definitely go back for apps/drinks IF they could figure out the cocktails.

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RoccoS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely courtyard dining (in addition to inside).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally tried the octopus (they're always out) & I definitely think it lived up to the hype! Our server (Craig, I think?) was awesome too. Drinks were strong. No complaints, just an overall pleasant experience really.

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vipGBTx
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything looks great on the menu and it is hard to decide on what to order. Love the fresh oysters and the shrimp cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

This place had nice ambiance and good service, but the food was really bad and very expensive for what it was. The flavors are just off and at best mediocre. We spent over $100 for a meal for 2 and wished we had just gone to a local burger joint instead. I do not reccommend.

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JenniferW
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great ambiance and the food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and excellent service. It was a Monday night so may be louder when more crowded.

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rahulg
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to get food and very cool vibe. Service was quick and food choices are just right . Sitting in the courtyard is super comfy .

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MeredithK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Although it was not particularly busy, our food took 45 min. Out of the 4 of us, one of the meals was not very good (the pork). Overall it felt "meh".

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for a quick bite to eat, romantic date, or just good wine and good friends. They were short staffed but the staff working was very kind and accommodating.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It was hotel food. When you put your name on an item like the verbena breakfast and make it sound amazing, something should be great about it. Presentation awkwardly on 2 plates, Ricotta tiny little condiment holder, the seasonal fruit was less than half an apple sliced. How is this a shareable plate. How have you never had a whip ricotta dish anywhere else. Always phenomenal. Soft scrambled eggs were just scrambled eggs. The potatoes were good. Very underwhelmed. Everyone there was very nice and excellent customer service.

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RositaA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious although two of the party had to change order due to shortages in the kitchen. These shortages (no artic char or chicken) were also there for lunch the next day (yes I was there twice in one week). Not cool and shows poor planning and estimating.

The service was slow.We had to call the server at least three times and our glasses were empty for a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was slow and less professional than expected for the price point. Food looks good in the photos, but lacked what was expected for the price point (dry chicken, lady fingers dry in tiramisu, water spots in wine glass, empty water glasses, etc.

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vipNoraE
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I feel like it used to be better. Just lackluster the past time I went. The charcuterie boars cheese was a joke.

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viparodnick
Austin
40 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and service attentive. However, the hot tea we ordered was lukewarm, and food was barely warm. When we sent the tea back, they reheated the tea and switched cups, a no no during Covid. I dock them a star for this.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, amazing food, amazing service, all around….amazing! The grilled swordfish kebabs and watermelon sugar drinks are a must try!

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tonii
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I loved the atmosphere, soft music, low noise level and setting. But the service was poor, e.g., I had to wave someone down to take away used dishes. The food and cocktails were mediocre at best. Limited menu.

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LindaL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I did not join the event. One of the executives who did responded, "I would not put it real high on list for repeats. It was a good meal but in my opinion the menu read better than it was executed."

I still plan to visit Verbena with friends in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was fine, I wouldn't go back. The service was horrible. I had to get up and ask for water and my check. The restaurant was dead. Not sure what the problem was.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The restaurant is advertised as Mediterranean, but the menu is very basic. We collectively agreed that the food was underwhelming for the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! This was my second time, I loved it just as much as the first time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was really good however the A/C was so cold it was unbearable to be there for much longer. Also the lights could be dimmed down a little bit to make it more appealing for nighttime dinner.

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vipDennisS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I met my daughter at Verbena for dinner. Cocktails were good, avocado flatbread appetizer was also good. Service started out good but after the restaurant filled up a bit, service waned.

We ordered the swordfish kabobs and the chicken dish. I could’ve easily made those dishes on my own. There was nothing special, new or interesting about the entrees. The portions seemed small for the price.

The restaurant was pretty. I think I’ll stick to happy hour only in the future.

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vipSteveH
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We like Verbena. It’s close and the food/service is good. This last time, however, the service was sub-par. The staff was friendly enough but didn’t have their A game. The food was good as usual. I chalk it up to one off-day. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Terrible service- so understaffed and we waited an hour for food. I feel bad for anyone who works at this restaurant. Do better, management.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The patio was gorgeous and quiet. The indoor décor was beautiful and classy. The server forgot about us, it seemed. The food doesn't look like the photos but tastes okay.

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vipkevinn
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacon!
Bacon!
Bacon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve eaten hear a few times and experiences haven’t gotten better. Atmosphere is cool. Restaurant is always about 66-68 degrees (literally - it is always freezing). Sometimes they accidentally stiff you - example shrimp is supposed to be 6 jumbo shrimp. 2/3 times they have been small grocery store size - not deveined - and most recently was given 5 instead of 6.

Some staff members are very rude and express often feeling overworked, while others are very nice and on it.

Drinks are just okay. No super special menus items aside from their potato dish which is really cool and different. It’s delicious and looks like steak.

Overall, not missing out of you decide not to go. Not very special. Great location.

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Paige
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch and will definitely be back! Everything was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was great. Our server was wonderful. Good was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food, but a bit pricey. The atmosphere was great, however, it was easily the worst service I’ve had at a restaurant in Austin, which was quite disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Appetizers came out at the same time as the entrees. Food was cold and I guess they decided it was time for us to leave since they brought the check before we were done eating.

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staceym
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Service was poor and there were only 3 tables in the dining room. Attentiveness was minimal.

Food was fresh and tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food and ambiance but the service was poor. It took 30 min. to get a coffee and they never came back to give us a refill. It has potential though.

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Verbena is rated 4.2 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.