Finn & Porter

★★★★☆
The Best in Fine Dining - Steaks, Seafood, Sushi
  • 500 E 4th St

    Austin, TX 78701

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  • 512-493-4900

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Nice, high end establishment. Food and service pretty good, as expected for the price range. Worth a visit.

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★★★★☆

Nice, high end establishment. Food and service pretty good, as expected for the price range. Worth a visit.

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Best in dining and steaks in my opinon !!

2
★★★★☆

Best in dining and steaks in my opinon !!

Pros: Great Service

Cons: None

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nice

2
★★★★☆

nice

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The wait staff was totally incompetent and several errors were made on our order. Our waiter could not make a recommendation to save his life. The food itself was way over priced and mediocre at best. We ordered several rolls and one of the "chef specials". My wife made the comment that it was the worst sushi she had ever eaten and that the pre-packaged stuff at the HEB grocery store was better. I have to agree with her assessment. We would not recommend this place to anybody!!

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★☆☆☆☆

The wait staff was totally incompetent and several errors were made on our order. Our waiter could not make a recommendation to save his life. The food itself was way over priced and mediocre at best. We ordered several rolls and one of the "chef specials". My wife made the comment that it was the worst sushi she had ever eaten and that the pre-packaged stuff at the HEB grocery store was better. I have to agree with her assessment. We would not recommend this place to anybody!!

Pros: Seating Area was well decorated

Cons: Slow service, mediocre food, indifferent staff

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The sushi was the best I've had in Austin so far. I loved the "Finn". It was fresh and uniquely prepared. Daily specials are offered and several at the table raved about the filet stuffed with crab meat. Great spot for a special evening or for a business dinner--I might have to just grab sushi at the sushi bar on my next visit.

2
★★★★★

The sushi was the best I've had in Austin so far. I loved the "Finn". It was fresh and uniquely prepared. Daily specials are offered and several at the table raved about the filet stuffed with crab meat. Great spot for a special evening or for a business dinner--I might have to just grab sushi at the sushi bar on my next visit.

Pros: Great Food, Good Service, Nice Atmosphere

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We went on a night that was quite busy and our meal took a while to arrive. Our waitress was very helpful and even brought us something extra for our troubles. We will visit again.

2
★★★★★

We went on a night that was quite busy and our meal took a while to arrive. Our waitress was very helpful and even brought us something extra for our troubles. We will visit again.

Pros: Delicious food, great service

Cons: kitchen was a little slow

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Great service staff. We had dinner in one of the new private dining rooms (table of ten, highly suggest securing the "small PDR" for a group this size, our waiter Doug was fantastic. Both the General Manager Jason and the Chef Ryan visited our table. We opted for the sushi platter as a starter and then I chose the roasted duck breat as my entree. While the food was exceptional, I found the wine list diverse with many great wines by the glass. My wife and I chose an Albarino at the staff's suggestion and it was absolutely delightful. (without breaking the bank). Highly recommend and we'll be back!

2
★★★★★

Great service staff. We had dinner in one of the new private dining rooms (table of ten, highly suggest securing the "small PDR" for a group this size, our waiter Doug was fantastic. Both the General Manager Jason and the Chef Ryan visited our table. We opted for the sushi platter as a starter and then I chose the roasted duck breat as my entree. While the food was exceptional, I found the wine list diverse with many great wines by the glass. My wife and I chose an Albarino at the staff's suggestion and it was absolutely delightful. (without breaking the bank). Highly recommend and we'll be back!

Pros: Great food with approachable wine list

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This restaurant is always a great experience! They have wonderful Salmon, & the sushi is excellent! The 1/2 price sushi happy hour is worth a visit! The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy. This is my first choice for a nice dinner with friends or my husband in downtown Austin!

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is always a great experience! They have wonderful Salmon, & the sushi is excellent! The 1/2 price sushi happy hour is worth a visit! The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy. This is my first choice for a nice dinner with friends or my husband in downtown Austin!

Pros: Great Sushi!!!!!

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We went in with a group of 12 total for a nice dinner. We were seated in the semi private dining room and taken care of very well. Our servers were polite, attentive, & truly concerned about our comfort. Our group sampled everything from the calamari, to sushi, to the Trio-of steak, lobster & a crab cake! It was AMAZING. My hawaiin mahi mahi was fresh and perfectly prepared. Everything was exactly as I would expect from a fine dining establishment. I look forward to my next meal at Finn & Porter. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful evening.

2
★★★★★

We went in with a group of 12 total for a nice dinner. We were seated in the semi private dining room and taken care of very well. Our servers were polite, attentive, & truly concerned about our comfort. Our group sampled everything from the calamari, to sushi, to the Trio-of steak, lobster & a crab cake! It was AMAZING. My hawaiin mahi mahi was fresh and perfectly prepared. Everything was exactly as I would expect from a fine dining establishment. I look forward to my next meal at Finn & Porter. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful evening.

Pros: beautiful semi-private dining room, amazing staff!

Cons: None...

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Had a great dinner at Finn & Porter the other night. We had a party of 8 and they were able to put us in a private dining area which was really nice. The waitstaff was very accomodating and the service was top notch. They had some sushi happy hour specials so the prices weren't bad at all. We got some calamari - big portion - for $5. This is a great restaurant for a group of people and the atmosphere is very nice. You forget that it's inside the Hilton.

2
★★★★★

Had a great dinner at Finn & Porter the other night. We had a party of 8 and they were able to put us in a private dining area which was really nice. The waitstaff was very accomodating and the service was top notch. They had some sushi happy hour specials so the prices weren't bad at all. We got some calamari - big portion - for $5. This is a great restaurant for a group of people and the atmosphere is very nice. You forget that it's inside the Hilton.

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Wow!! What a mistake! My husband and I came here based on the decent reviews and couldn't have been more dissapointed. The waitstaff was unknowledgable, sloppy, and slow. The waiter knew nothing about wine and brought our drinks out 15 minutes after our dinner. My husband's dish was cold and had old mussells in it and mine had to be sent back because it was so off!! All in all a really bad experience for a fine dining establishment. There are so many other fantastic places in Austin. Don't waste your time or the hefty valet parking fee!!! :o(

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow!! What a mistake! My husband and I came here based on the decent reviews and couldn't have been more dissapointed. The waitstaff was unknowledgable, sloppy, and slow. The waiter knew nothing about wine and brought our drinks out 15 minutes after our dinner. My husband's dish was cold and had old mussells in it and mine had to be sent back because it was so off!! All in all a really bad experience for a fine dining establishment. There are so many other fantastic places in Austin. Don't waste your time or the hefty valet parking fee!!! :o(

Pros: none

Cons: cheesy atmosphere, sloppy waiters, bad food

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I took my wife and daughter there for my daughter's birthday. We were seated around six, and the light shining through the windows was so bright that it blinded us. We had to move to another table. The sushi rolls were good, but the steak was overcooked and tough. Our waiter was a nice enough guy, but he was sloppily dressed and slow. The noise from the bar upstairs was very loud, too. Not worth 200$. Next time, I'll go to ALC.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my wife and daughter there for my daughter's birthday. We were seated around six, and the light shining through the windows was so bright that it blinded us. We had to move to another table. The sushi rolls were good, but the steak was overcooked and tough. Our waiter was a nice enough guy, but he was sloppily dressed and slow. The noise from the bar upstairs was very loud, too. Not worth 200$. Next time, I'll go to ALC.

Pros: Sushi rolls

Cons: steak overcooked

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We had a wonderful dinner here on a Monday night. We were actually staying at the hotel and I went on line to find a recommendation for a good steak in Austin..I was surprised to find Finn and Porter and all the wonderful reviews given here. It was a wonderful experience. Recently renovated and beautiful it has wonderful ambiance. Jason the manager made sure we had the most wonderful dining experience. Our server was equally greatl and the food was out of this world. My daughter and husband had the bone-in rib eye and said it was fabulous. I had the Finn and Porter trio and every bite was delicious. The crab cake was the best I have ever had! This is a wonderful place for a group or a romantic dinner. You will not be treated better anywhere else!

2
★★★★★

We had a wonderful dinner here on a Monday night. We were actually staying at the hotel and I went on line to find a recommendation for a good steak in Austin..I was surprised to find Finn and Porter and all the wonderful reviews given here. It was a wonderful experience. Recently renovated and beautiful it has wonderful ambiance. Jason the manager made sure we had the most wonderful dining experience. Our server was equally greatl and the food was out of this world. My daughter and husband had the bone-in rib eye and said it was fabulous. I had the Finn and Porter trio and every bite was delicious. The crab cake was the best I have ever had! This is a wonderful place for a group or a romantic dinner. You will not be treated better anywhere else!

Pros: Food and service

Cons: none

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My boyfriend and I booked a room here for a weekend on priceline and got a great price! The bedding was ridiculously comfortable and there was a great flat screen tv and ipod player/alarm clock. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful as we were in town for a wedding and needed our clothes to be pressed. the only con was that we thought we were going to be able to walk to 6th street but didn't want to walk that far (it's really not that far but there's a bridge) however, the cab ride wasn't expensive at all. The pool was really nice as well, i believe it was a saltwater pool and is literally next to the river. I will definitely stay here the next time im in town.

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I booked a room here for a weekend on priceline and got a great price! The bedding was ridiculously comfortable and there was a great flat screen tv and ipod player/alarm clock. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful as we were in town for a wedding and needed our clothes to be pressed. the only con was that we thought we were going to be able to walk to 6th street but didn't want to walk that far (it's really not that far but there's a bridge) however, the cab ride wasn't expensive at all. The pool was really nice as well, i believe it was a saltwater pool and is literally next to the river. I will definitely stay here the next time im in town.

Pros: comfort, great staff, pool

Cons: wakling distance from downtown

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For my Dad's retirement party dinner we wanted a restaurant that would provide not only a wonderful ambience, but outstanding food and service as well. Finn & Porters was the perfect choice! The manager (John) was helpful, knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. The food was fantastic. The crab cakes, sushi, and oysters were perfect. My halibut had an unepxected zing and flavor. Our steaks, and stuffed chicken were amazing. The wine options were outstanding. Every detail was taken into consideration by the staff and kitchen - and every course was worth the wait. The restaurant can be a little noisy thanks to the acoustics, but its well worth it. The menu is reasonably priced, the food and wine pairings are wonderful, and the staff is attentive and helpful. This is definitely a place worth putting on your favorites or must visit list!

2
★★★★★

For my Dad's retirement party dinner we wanted a restaurant that would provide not only a wonderful ambience, but outstanding food and service as well. Finn & Porters was the perfect choice! The manager (John) was helpful, knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. The food was fantastic. The crab cakes, sushi, and oysters were perfect. My halibut had an unepxected zing and flavor. Our steaks, and stuffed chicken were amazing. The wine options were outstanding. Every detail was taken into consideration by the staff and kitchen - and every course was worth the wait. The restaurant can be a little noisy thanks to the acoustics, but its well worth it. The menu is reasonably priced, the food and wine pairings are wonderful, and the staff is attentive and helpful. This is definitely a place worth putting on your favorites or must visit list!

Pros: Food, Wine, Ambience, Service

Cons: Parking, Construction on nearby streets

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We've been hitting different Austin restaurants for some time now, but we had never heard of Finn & Porter before. We were hearing some wonderful things, so we decided to give it a try. What an incredible experience. We weren't sure what to expect with it being a hotel restaurant, but when we arrived, it felt like anything but. All the food we had (sushi better than Uchi!) Griddle Corn Cakes with Lobster, Scallops with some kind of Cauliflower Puree, Seabass with Creamed Corn and Port Cherries and the Steak? . . . The best I've ever had! The food all had memorable flavors and balance. We had to try the Chocolate Truffle Donuts for dessert, what an ending! Our server, Jacob seemed to know exactly what we needed before we could even give him a hint. John the manager helped us explore some new wine flavors and really made us feel welcome. He was everywhere in the dining room. The most impressive thing about our dinner here was that we truly felt that everyone we interacted with was GENUINE about seeing us and other guests enjoying their dinner. The prices were rather reasonable for the menu and wines, but the experience you got for your money is what stood out. I don't know how we hadn't heard about this sooner. We'll definitely be back!!

2
★★★★★

We've been hitting different Austin restaurants for some time now, but we had never heard of Finn & Porter before. We were hearing some wonderful things, so we decided to give it a try. What an incredible experience. We weren't sure what to expect with it being a hotel restaurant, but when we arrived, it felt like anything but. All the food we had (sushi better than Uchi!) Griddle Corn Cakes with Lobster, Scallops with some kind of Cauliflower Puree, Seabass with Creamed Corn and Port Cherries and the Steak? . . . The best I've ever had! The food all had memorable flavors and balance. We had to try the Chocolate Truffle Donuts for dessert, what an ending! Our server, Jacob seemed to know exactly what we needed before we could even give him a hint. John the manager helped us explore some new wine flavors and really made us feel welcome. He was everywhere in the dining room. The most impressive thing about our dinner here was that we truly felt that everyone we interacted with was GENUINE about seeing us and other guests enjoying their dinner. The prices were rather reasonable for the menu and wines, but the experience you got for your money is what stood out. I don't know how we hadn't heard about this sooner. We'll definitely be back!!

Pros: Complete dining experience, quality of food, genuine staff

Cons: make sure you validate parking

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I do not really recommend this restaurant for someone who is looking for a mouth-watering, once-in-a-lifetime-to-taste, delicious meal. The fish is very bland. And the steaks, or the one I ordered, are/ was very overcooked. The soup is delicious, though. It is full of flavor. The calamari is exquisite. Probably the only thing I enjoyed the most. But, it has a very high class atmosphere. I wouldn't really go there again. It is more like a go-once-never-again.

1
★★★☆☆

I do not really recommend this restaurant for someone who is looking for a mouth-watering, once-in-a-lifetime-to-taste, delicious meal. The fish is very bland. And the steaks, or the one I ordered, are/ was very overcooked. The soup is delicious, though. It is full of flavor. The calamari is exquisite. Probably the only thing I enjoyed the most. But, it has a very high class atmosphere. I wouldn't really go there again. It is more like a go-once-never-again.

Pros: Atmosphere, service, calamari, soup

Cons: steaks, seafood

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My financee and I visited Austin (her hometown) from Atlanta (my hometown) this weekend. We were recently engaged, and I wanted to take her somewhere nice in Austin to celebrate, and I found Finn & Porter on Citysearch. The restaurant has a great look and feel, and the server was very cordial. Our food, however, wasn't very good, which is why I considered writing a bad review. HOWEVER, the reason the restaurant redeemed itself is because of the excellent customer service we received. After we complained that the steaks were too salty (they were mistakenly double seasoned, the manager later told us), the server and manager both apologized and took the steaks off of our tab. We also received complimentary champagne and dessert so in essence, we got a lot for a little. I won't remember the restaurant for its salty steaks but instead will remember it for the top rate customer service we received. I know that the salty steak experience was an isolated incident, and the next time I go to Austin, I'd still consider going back.

2
★★★★☆

My financee and I visited Austin (her hometown) from Atlanta (my hometown) this weekend. We were recently engaged, and I wanted to take her somewhere nice in Austin to celebrate, and I found Finn & Porter on Citysearch. The restaurant has a great look and feel, and the server was very cordial. Our food, however, wasn't very good, which is why I considered writing a bad review. HOWEVER, the reason the restaurant redeemed itself is because of the excellent customer service we received. After we complained that the steaks were too salty (they were mistakenly double seasoned, the manager later told us), the server and manager both apologized and took the steaks off of our tab. We also received complimentary champagne and dessert so in essence, we got a lot for a little. I won't remember the restaurant for its salty steaks but instead will remember it for the top rate customer service we received. I know that the salty steak experience was an isolated incident, and the next time I go to Austin, I'd still consider going back.

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My boyfriend and I had dinner at Finn & Porter this past weekend. We had the Pan Seared Foie Gras (slightly overcooked in a couple of the areas) and the Ceasar Salad (a little on the salty side) for starters. He ordered the Tasmanian King Salmon (excellent dish!!) and I ordered the Filet of Ribeye (I don't like mashed potatoes, but their mashed potatoes are the best ever!). We also ended the evening with the Sorbet for dessert (The grapefruit and Guava flavor were tasty!! The Ginger-Lime had too much ginger for my tastebuds). The presentation of each dish was absolutely beautiful and we even had a couple of free samples. Not everything was perfect for the price, but we were overall content with the food. The service was good, but it could've been a bit better. For example, if some of the desserts take longer to create, then they should've mentioned that as we were halfway through our main course instead of mentioning it after our plates were cleared. Also, we made reservations, but the Hostess did not see that reservation. Luckily, it was not that busy and we were able to get a table. I hope they see this review and make small changes to perfect the place for the price! I still would recommend this place. =)

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Finn & Porter this past weekend. We had the Pan Seared Foie Gras (slightly overcooked in a couple of the areas) and the Ceasar Salad (a little on the salty side) for starters. He ordered the Tasmanian King Salmon (excellent dish!!) and I ordered the Filet of Ribeye (I don't like mashed potatoes, but their mashed potatoes are the best ever!). We also ended the evening with the Sorbet for dessert (The grapefruit and Guava flavor were tasty!! The Ginger-Lime had too much ginger for my tastebuds). The presentation of each dish was absolutely beautiful and we even had a couple of free samples. Not everything was perfect for the price, but we were overall content with the food. The service was good, but it could've been a bit better. For example, if some of the desserts take longer to create, then they should've mentioned that as we were halfway through our main course instead of mentioning it after our plates were cleared. Also, we made reservations, but the Hostess did not see that reservation. Luckily, it was not that busy and we were able to get a table. I hope they see this review and make small changes to perfect the place for the price! I still would recommend this place. =)

Cons: Service could be improved to perfection for the price

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This is my first review and I'd like to first mention that the dollar range given is off by about $10 it is more in the $$$$ range. I mean who goes out for a fancy meal and doesn't enjoy something extra like wine, an appetizer, dessert or something.
The portions look small but are very filling. I wasn't thrilled with the selection because I'm not a seafood eater. Only about 4 choices were available without seafood. I was romantic and the personalized menus were a nice touch but it was more than I bargained for in terms of price. I had worked hard to find the perfect spot for our anniversary evening. I was going for elegant but not break the bank and was sad when I missed out on all the fun extras because of mismarked price.

2
★★★★☆

This is my first review and I'd like to first mention that the dollar range given is off by about $10 it is more in the $$$$ range. I mean who goes out for a fancy meal and doesn't enjoy something extra like wine, an appetizer, dessert or something.
The portions look small but are very filling. I wasn't thrilled with the selection because I'm not a seafood eater. Only about 4 choices were available without seafood. I was romantic and the personalized menus were a nice touch but it was more than I bargained for in terms of price. I had worked hard to find the perfect spot for our anniversary evening. I was going for elegant but not break the bank and was sad when I missed out on all the fun extras because of mismarked price.

Pros: ambience, service

Cons: price, cold

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We went on a whim (decided at 7:30) on a Saturday nite - called up, got a reservation at 9pm. Got to the bar about 8:15 and first off were blown away by the decor. It was much nicer than we were expecting. The bartender (Heath) was very friendly, accomodating and provided great service. My girlfriend and I both commented that we'd love to return some night and just chill at the bar - or even eat at the bar, as another couple were doing.

Anyway, we were walked downstairs past the Sushi Bar (which we should try I guess according to the other reviews here) and sat at a nice table. Our nite was perfect, quite honestly. The service was fantastic from the moment we entered the place. She got the cup of Lobster Bisque (HUGE, was like a bowl and delicious) i the lobster steamed dumplings (also delicious and meticulously prepared and presented) The filets (I also had the lobster) were among the best we've ever had anywhere. FANTASTIC.

Robert, the General Manager, came and chatted with us and was delightful, even picked up our dessert (creme brulee trio). All in all an incredible night out - especially for a whim!

In summary, we were completely impressed with the taste, preparation,and display of the food! The service was fantastic as well. Neither of us were prepared to enjoy our evening
that much! Perhaps we had preconceived notions about a restaurant in a hotel or just hadn't heard enough about Finn & Porter, but rest assured, we are spreading the word amongst our people and will most definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

We went on a whim (decided at 7:30) on a Saturday nite - called up, got a reservation at 9pm. Got to the bar about 8:15 and first off were blown away by the decor. It was much nicer than we were expecting. The bartender (Heath) was very friendly, accomodating and provided great service. My girlfriend and I both commented that we'd love to return some night and just chill at the bar - or even eat at the bar, as another couple were doing.

Anyway, we were walked downstairs past the Sushi Bar (which we should try I guess according to the other reviews here) and sat at a nice table. Our nite was perfect, quite honestly. The service was fantastic from the moment we entered the place. She got the cup of Lobster Bisque (HUGE, was like a bowl and delicious) i the lobster steamed dumplings (also delicious and meticulously prepared and presented) The filets (I also had the lobster) were among the best we've ever had anywhere. FANTASTIC.

Robert, the General Manager, came and chatted with us and was delightful, even picked up our dessert (creme brulee trio). All in all an incredible night out - especially for a whim!

In summary, we were completely impressed with the taste, preparation,and display of the food! The service was fantastic as well. Neither of us were prepared to enjoy our evening
that much! Perhaps we had preconceived notions about a restaurant in a hotel or just hadn't heard enough about Finn & Porter, but rest assured, we are spreading the word amongst our people and will most definitely be back.

Pros: THE FOOD, friendly and ATTENTIVE service, atmosphere - and did we mention the FOOD?

Cons: Only thing I can think of is that this is an upscale resaurant, therefore somewhat expensive, but you can't expect to eat a fine meal for less - and for what we got

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I am thoroughly disappointed by Finn & Porter. After hearing great reviews about this restaurant, and it was rated as the top 10 dining spot in Austin, I am very disappointed with my dinner. Avoid the appetizer menu: the tuna tartar is bland, and the oyster with Bernaise sauce tasted awful. They have a decent main course selection, but stay away from the dessert menu altogether. The doughnut with chocolate truffle is awful!

Service was alright, although I did observe the wait staff making many mistakes.

1
★★★☆☆

I am thoroughly disappointed by Finn & Porter. After hearing great reviews about this restaurant, and it was rated as the top 10 dining spot in Austin, I am very disappointed with my dinner. Avoid the appetizer menu: the tuna tartar is bland, and the oyster with Bernaise sauce tasted awful. They have a decent main course selection, but stay away from the dessert menu altogether. The doughnut with chocolate truffle is awful!

Service was alright, although I did observe the wait staff making many mistakes.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Cold food, overrated

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I was kind of disappointed with Finn & Porter after I read the great reviews and the 9.8 rating they received. The service was a little slow and the food took quite a while to come out. The lobster bisque was so salty that it had to be sent back. The food finally came and my steak was cold. I was expecting a little more for the price.

1
★★★☆☆

I was kind of disappointed with Finn & Porter after I read the great reviews and the 9.8 rating they received. The service was a little slow and the food took quite a while to come out. The lobster bisque was so salty that it had to be sent back. The food finally came and my steak was cold. I was expecting a little more for the price.

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My husband and another couple decided to dine at Finn & Porter after seeing that they allowed for Corkage Fees according to Wine Spectator magazine. Unfortunately, upon arriving, we were informed that they did not honor corkage fees. We decided not to let that ruin our evening, and proceeded to order a bottle of champagne to start. Our waitress, who did not even come to our table until 15 minutes after we sat, spilled at least 1/2 a glass when opening the bottle. Our reservations were at 8:30, we left the restaurant at 12:30-- our service was absolutely ridiculously sub-par. Our food was great though... we ordered several rolls of sushi for an appetizer, all were very delicious! The presentation of the food is very appealing-- very creative. Anyhow, we loved our food, so we'll probably be back-- just certainly not in the same waitress' section!!!

2
★★★★☆

My husband and another couple decided to dine at Finn & Porter after seeing that they allowed for Corkage Fees according to Wine Spectator magazine. Unfortunately, upon arriving, we were informed that they did not honor corkage fees. We decided not to let that ruin our evening, and proceeded to order a bottle of champagne to start. Our waitress, who did not even come to our table until 15 minutes after we sat, spilled at least 1/2 a glass when opening the bottle. Our reservations were at 8:30, we left the restaurant at 12:30-- our service was absolutely ridiculously sub-par. Our food was great though... we ordered several rolls of sushi for an appetizer, all were very delicious! The presentation of the food is very appealing-- very creative. Anyhow, we loved our food, so we'll probably be back-- just certainly not in the same waitress' section!!!

Pros: Food, Wine List, Sushi

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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I had a great time. The fitness center was better than Golds. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. And the location was excellent for downtown.
The one complaint for me was the food in the hotel was over priced, but most hotels are. And getting a good breakfast was impossible. IHOP is around the corner if you get desperate.
There are not only all the live music venues just a block up but also some excellent restaurants. Just across the street is a great Italian restaurant recommended by one of the staff.
You will need a car for the Suburbs, but please take advantage of the Armadillos for getting around downtown.

2
★★★★★

I had a great time. The fitness center was better than Golds. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. And the location was excellent for downtown.
The one complaint for me was the food in the hotel was over priced, but most hotels are. And getting a good breakfast was impossible. IHOP is around the corner if you get desperate.
There are not only all the live music venues just a block up but also some excellent restaurants. Just across the street is a great Italian restaurant recommended by one of the staff.
You will need a car for the Suburbs, but please take advantage of the Armadillos for getting around downtown.

Pros: Good Staff, Loved the Room

Cons: Food, Plain Bathroom

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My husband and I had a great experience at Finn & Porter from start to finish. We were seated immediately (having made our reservation just a few hours earlier), given an appropriate amount of time to look over the menu to decide on appetizers and salads, asked about drink orders, etc. Wait staff were all super friendly. We also had a good deal of interaction with the manager who just kept coming by to check on all the tables. He helped with wine and dessert selections. I had the escolar (may have been a special that night) and my husband had the porterhouse. Both were delicious! Highly recommend Finn & Porter to all traveling to Austin and looking for a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I had a great experience at Finn & Porter from start to finish. We were seated immediately (having made our reservation just a few hours earlier), given an appropriate amount of time to look over the menu to decide on appetizers and salads, asked about drink orders, etc. Wait staff were all super friendly. We also had a good deal of interaction with the manager who just kept coming by to check on all the tables. He helped with wine and dessert selections. I had the escolar (may have been a special that night) and my husband had the porterhouse. Both were delicious! Highly recommend Finn & Porter to all traveling to Austin and looking for a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings.

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

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Finn & Porter was the best steakhouse that I have visited by far. I have experienced quality steaks from other great steakhouses (ex. Ruth's Chris), but none exceeded this. My wife ordered the 8 oz. ribeye filet (a.k.a. Oscar), but as great as it was, the 20 oz. Porterhouse was far better. Excellent atomosphere with modern decor. The food was as appealling to the eye as to the pallet. One should expect to pay $30+ per person, even though this website lists it as $$ ($20-30). 80% of all entrees exceed $30. Even with the higher price, Finn & Porter is an outstanding dining experience.

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★★★★★

Finn & Porter was the best steakhouse that I have visited by far. I have experienced quality steaks from other great steakhouses (ex. Ruth's Chris), but none exceeded this. My wife ordered the 8 oz. ribeye filet (a.k.a. Oscar), but as great as it was, the 20 oz. Porterhouse was far better. Excellent atomosphere with modern decor. The food was as appealling to the eye as to the pallet. One should expect to pay $30+ per person, even though this website lists it as $$ ($20-30). 80% of all entrees exceed $30. Even with the higher price, Finn & Porter is an outstanding dining experience.

Pros: Unbelievable Steaks, Romantic Ambiance, Excellent Service

Cons: Price is upscale

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Stayed here over a busy weekend in Austin. Everything was first class, the front desk, concierge, the bartender,...

The restaurant in the hotel is superb. Definitely staying there everytime I go to Austin.

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★★★★★

Stayed here over a busy weekend in Austin. Everything was first class, the front desk, concierge, the bartender,...

The restaurant in the hotel is superb. Definitely staying there everytime I go to Austin.

Pros: Excellent Employees, Nice Rooms, Great bar

Cons: Parking is Expensive

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This place is awesome. I have been there 3 times and each time it has been fabulous. The Porterhouse steak is tender and very flavorful. Perfectly cooked and warm. Someone obviously knows how let a steak rest before putting it on the plate so that it retains it's juices when you cut into it. The sushi is fresh and very well prepared. The best in Austin. My wife had the Hawaiian Sea bass and it was absolutely beautiful and the lobster dumplings are truly awesome. This is my new favorite spot.

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★★★★★

This place is awesome. I have been there 3 times and each time it has been fabulous. The Porterhouse steak is tender and very flavorful. Perfectly cooked and warm. Someone obviously knows how let a steak rest before putting it on the plate so that it retains it's juices when you cut into it. The sushi is fresh and very well prepared. The best in Austin. My wife had the Hawaiian Sea bass and it was absolutely beautiful and the lobster dumplings are truly awesome. This is my new favorite spot.

Pros: outstanding food, great service, great wine list

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OMG!!! Is what I can say! My husband and I were amazed! We loved it! I had the filet steak "oscar" and it was the BOMB. It has smashed potatoes and some yummy yummy veggies. (especially the asparagus which are usually nasty to me... but NOT at Finn and Porters.) My hubby had the TRIO which had the most delicious SEA BASS along with spinach. YUM. Our waiter (i wish I remembered his name) was soooo helpful and informative. He took the time to help us in our menu decisions. Overall, it was a PERFECT, ROMANTIC, evening spent in a classy beautiful restaurant.

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★★★★★

OMG!!! Is what I can say! My husband and I were amazed! We loved it! I had the filet steak "oscar" and it was the BOMB. It has smashed potatoes and some yummy yummy veggies. (especially the asparagus which are usually nasty to me... but NOT at Finn and Porters.) My hubby had the TRIO which had the most delicious SEA BASS along with spinach. YUM. Our waiter (i wish I remembered his name) was soooo helpful and informative. He took the time to help us in our menu decisions. Overall, it was a PERFECT, ROMANTIC, evening spent in a classy beautiful restaurant.

Pros: delicious food, beautiful atmosphere

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I found the sushi bar exquisite with talented sushi chefs. I didn't know what to eat, so i went chef choice style. He made a blacken seared pepper tuna with a cilantro jalepano citrus type of sauce, was divine, tasted like a sushi steak. Service was a tad slow, was a bit uninformative about sake, the restraurant was really nice, but a bit noisy and heard to hear from the echos and laughter from the upstairs bar. Otherwise, the small sushi bar was great for a solo treat.

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★★★★★

I found the sushi bar exquisite with talented sushi chefs. I didn't know what to eat, so i went chef choice style. He made a blacken seared pepper tuna with a cilantro jalepano citrus type of sauce, was divine, tasted like a sushi steak. Service was a tad slow, was a bit uninformative about sake, the restraurant was really nice, but a bit noisy and heard to hear from the echos and laughter from the upstairs bar. Otherwise, the small sushi bar was great for a solo treat.

Pros: sushi, freshness

Cons: , inexperienced waiter

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My assistant booked a business dinner/meeting here for our out of town partners. The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. In fact, our out of towners definitely recommend we come back for our next dinner meeting.

Excellent.

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★★★★★

My assistant booked a business dinner/meeting here for our out of town partners. The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. In fact, our out of towners definitely recommend we come back for our next dinner meeting.

Excellent.

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

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I was just in Austin on business and had the chance to dine at Finn & Porters. Reading some of the local reviews, I was skeptical. However, the restaurant is beautiful and the service staff was friendly and professional. The food is artfully presented and tastes as good as it looks!! I will go again on my next trip to Austin~

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★★★★★

I was just in Austin on business and had the chance to dine at Finn & Porters. Reading some of the local reviews, I was skeptical. However, the restaurant is beautiful and the service staff was friendly and professional. The food is artfully presented and tastes as good as it looks!! I will go again on my next trip to Austin~

Pros: food, location, service

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I dined here with my fiance and 2 friends on Saturday night. We found the service to be attentive, but not totally polished. 2 of us had the Filet Oscar, which we agreed was very good, cooked nicely and tasty. My fiance had the fish special of the day, also cooked to perfection and a good blend of favors. One friend had a chicken dish which was not as impressive; stick to steak & seafood if you go here. The spinach salad was a good starter, and big enough to share. I recommend it for the food, and if they keep working on getting the kinks out of the service, this will be a wonderful place to eat!

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★★★★☆

I dined here with my fiance and 2 friends on Saturday night. We found the service to be attentive, but not totally polished. 2 of us had the Filet Oscar, which we agreed was very good, cooked nicely and tasty. My fiance had the fish special of the day, also cooked to perfection and a good blend of favors. One friend had a chicken dish which was not as impressive; stick to steak & seafood if you go here. The spinach salad was a good starter, and big enough to share. I recommend it for the food, and if they keep working on getting the kinks out of the service, this will be a wonderful place to eat!

Pros: steak,seafood,salad

Cons: , other food OK

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The USDA Prime steaks have solidified Finn & Porter's reputation as a carnivorous favorite, thanks to 28 days of aging and the kitchen's expert grilling techniques. Still in the red meat department, the rosemary and garlic marinated lamb…

 

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