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Verbena, Austin, TX

Verbena

4.5
4.5
556 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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

9:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Moroccan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 991-3019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nic Yanes

  • 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 556 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. N

    Neffie

    Atlanta

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host Craig had excellent energy and was so very pleasant! Steak was perfectly cooked and everything was amazing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant! Our waiter, Austin, suggested the best plates, the chicken and wild salmon! They were both so amazing. He also made great suggestion with appetizers and always checked with the kitchen for any substitutes. We really loved our experience here and would definitely come back when we come back to town.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing staff! Very quick and kind
  4. LF

    LucyF

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, wonderful food, friendly staff.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Craig, MGR and Anna, server, truly made our night memorable and special! Food, service, ambiance all fabulous. I recommend the Hangar steak!!
  6. A

    Abrose1

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amber was our waitress and did an amazing job. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and made the experience memorable. No complaints. Drinks were delicious and food was just as good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  8. FT

    FleurdeTigre

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lex was a great server and went over and beyond to help w my dairy allergies.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu!
  10. c

    cherim

    Houston

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Our waiter Austin was fabulous as was all the food
  11. ER

    EloyR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for dinner on Sunday evening with a 7 PM reservation. The dinning room and the bar area were not crowded. The atmosphere was comfortable. The menu was not extensive or overwhelming. 3 of us tried the Red Bomb as a cocktail. Not impressive I could not taste the vodka. And is was little tart. The service was outstanding! Austin was our waiter. A super good, knowledgeable and fun waiter. The food was really good! We had the flatbread and Moroccan Meatballs for an appetizer. Both were really good. The 8 green salad feed two. It was fresh and crisp and perfectly dressed. Folks at the table had the Ceviche, Verbena burger and Strozzapreti (a pasta dish) for dinner. All were really good! Ask for some toasted sour dough bread to enjoy the Strozzapreti sauce. We will go back a again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Austin Kim was a great sever awesome dude! I appreciated his service & won’t forget it!
  13. D

    Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Seating in bar area does not offer
  14. JB

    JasonB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. My wife and I had the spinach dip and the pork loin. Delicious cocktails. Both were outstanding. Service was excellent, especially our warm and friendly server, Analicia. Only downsides were it was a bit loud and, due to the open kitchen, we came home smelling like BBQ smoke (probably from their bone marrow appetizer). But those issues were minor and we'll definitely dine at Verbena again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top tier, food was amazing and everyone so friendly.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun new place, especially its locations
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Oysters at Happy Hour were great. Hangar steak and pork tenderloin were delicious. Tiger shrimp pasta dish was skimpy on the shrimp, but tasty. Pretty good tiramisu and flourless chocolate torte. Also, free pool table in the back bar behind the patio outside. Overall, I'd come back again.
  18. AZ

    AaZz

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They made a great birthday card for my niece we had a lovely time :-) the tiramisu a gift from for being it was delicious for all of us appetizers rocked
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to verbena and had an amazing experience! Regina recommended the Sauvignon blanc and its my new favorite! Great service, great food, and great wine!
  20. M

    Michelle

    Austin

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We only had starters but they were really good. The wait staff was excellent. The only ding in this experience - we ordered drinks, after waiting over ten minutes and after the food had arrived, we were informed that the bartender had left. We decided to go for an iced tea instead.
  21. J

    Justin

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A good broad selection of food options covering most major eater types (Pasta, Steak, vegetarian, etc) although the vegan option was limited. Food tasted great! Salt level was a little high but worked well for the Pork tenderloin that was exceptional and i would have again. Cocktail program is strong. The Watermelon Sugar was not overly sweet and very well balanced.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I had a fabulous date night, beginning with Verbena. We had oysters on the half shell, he had the braised beef short rib with carrots. I had the Strozzapreti with shrimp and spicy Italian sausage. All of the food was so fresh and perfectly prepared. We both enjoyed a cocktail: He had the “Torchlight” with mezcal instead of tequila, and I had the “Purple Haze”—gin, lillet blanc, lemon and eau de violette. Both drinks were well balanced, unique and enjoyable. Mine was a little more floral than I prefer, but I imagine that’s hard to avoid with eau de violette. Still, it didn’t overpower the drink to the point of masking the other elements, and it was quite good. The atmosphere is great—very chic, well designed, open and airy with a gorgeous courtyard. Loved the open kitchen. The music was a bit too pop-heavy for my tastes, but that’s a minor consideration and would not keep us from returning.
  23. MV

    MVW05

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing! Everything we ordered was so good. Started with the potato crosti & charcuterie. Each of our entrees (there were 4 of us+our 1.5yo old) received rave reviews. For me personally it was the beet steak I was v excited to try. Even my carnivore partner was blown away! Drinks were as delicious as food. Austin was a TOP NOTCH server. We're so grateful we lucked out and sat with him. All of the staff we interacted with were wonderful starting at the host stand. Sometimes you get side-eyed at nicer places like this when you've got a kid in tow, but they treated us so well!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, better environment! Service was fantastic!
  25. ZJ

    ZogaJam

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was A+!! The flat breads are to die for. Other menu items less so. Will still come back!
  26. F

    Franny

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We loved the ambiance and decor of this restaurant at the Canopy Hotel. It had a wonderful shaded courtyard and the menu had many options for all dietary types. Their wine list and drink menu was interesting and reasonably priced. A huge plus in Austin is that there was valet parking, so we didn't spend a lot of time looking for a parking place. For appetizers we had the Potato Rosti and the Eight Greens Salad, which we shared. My husband had the hanger steak, although delicious was overcooked (MW as opposed to MR). I had the Lacquered Chicken with Jewelled Rice which was delicious, and our daughter had the Strozapreti which was very interesting and delicious. Our only other issue was, I think that since they are a fairly new restaurant, our server was youngish and didn't know how to properly serve the wine. But overall I'd recommend this restaurant
  27. TG

    TonyG

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The restaurant was not very busy on Sunday night. Our service should’ve been much better being there was only two tables taken.
  28. T

    Twowiseguysmom

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What started out as a disaster with the Hostess who would not give us a decent table , we had a reservation to a waitress who did not address us , turned into a wonderful meal thanks to a waiter named Austin. This young man was a go - getter, hard worker and represented the restaurant well. The food dis delicious. Had we not had Austin, I would never got back again . Given this is a Hilton property restaurant, they need to teach the hostess and waitress some basic customer service . Austin should be appreciated, applauded for a job well done!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Verbena! The cocktails were excellent, and the food was great too! We loved our waitress, Regina. She was so attentive, and she gave excellent menu recommendations. We’ll be back!
  30. KM

    KaraM

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a date or small group. Apps were excellent
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Nothing special but overall pretty average
  32. KL

    KaylaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Amazing staff,drinks & vibes. Absolutely loved the hospitality
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was lovely and our server, Amber, was so accommodating and wonderful. The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful.
  34. AG

    AGS1965

    Austin

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Some of the starters seemed to have lost their taste from my last visit.
  35. ZB

    ZoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Immediately upon entry we were greeted with the sunniest disposition from the hostess—Sofia. It really started off our experience on the right foot. She promptly took us to our table where the ambiance was amazing. Vibe was great for a Sunday night. 10/10. Music was great too and something you don’t normally notice.... love that JT.
  36. TP

    TedP

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had Sunday brunch. The room is delightful and the service was great. My companion had a cheeseburger and it was great. I had the traditional breakfast and it was average. But, overall a good experience.
  37. SS

    SinjunS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exquisite. Staff was attentive and friendly. Shout out to our waitress Regina! She was super nice, made great recommendations, and provided timely service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Will return
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    The experience was good, but the waitress was rude and mad because she messed up the order and didn't want to change it. She took my plate in anger and went ahead and changed my order, but after that, other people were serving us. She didn't even check up on us.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amber was great. Food was great. It was freezing inside.

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 4.5 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 35 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–2:30 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Moroccan, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nic Yanes

  • 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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