Restaurant Jezebel

★★★★☆
  • 914 Congress Avenue

    Austin, TX 78701

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  • 512-499-3999

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My husband took to Jezebel to celebrate my birthday, I almost canceled but we ended up going anyways and I was thrilled. The service was great and the food was exquisite. They are very accommodating regarding menu modifications and

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★★★★★

My husband took to Jezebel to celebrate my birthday, I almost canceled but we ended up going anyways and I was thrilled. The service was great and the food was exquisite. They are very accommodating regarding menu modifications and

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I so wanted to like this place as I had read so many raves about it. No doubt they have a very romantic candlelit setting with great music and the service was the best I have had in Austin. The food - just not good at any level. We started with the beef tartar and calamari. The beef tasted like raw ground round with wasabi - terrible texture. The calamari was rubbery and bland. The salad was good - had a nice dressing and tasty berries on a bed of greens. I had the risotto which was incredibly salty and my husband had the lamb shank - uneventful at best. Like I said, we really wanted to like this place because of the wonderful staff and atmosphere but it just didn't make the grade:(

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★★☆☆☆

I so wanted to like this place as I had read so many raves about it. No doubt they have a very romantic candlelit setting with great music and the service was the best I have had in Austin. The food - just not good at any level. We started with the beef tartar and calamari. The beef tasted like raw ground round with wasabi - terrible texture. The calamari was rubbery and bland. The salad was good - had a nice dressing and tasty berries on a bed of greens. I had the risotto which was incredibly salty and my husband had the lamb shank - uneventful at best. Like I said, we really wanted to like this place because of the wonderful staff and atmosphere but it just didn't make the grade:(

Pros: very romantic - best service in austin-great wine

Cons: food was bland and boring

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Everything about our meal was wonderful and interesting.
It started with olives that had been prepared and served slightly warm making them soft and flavorful.
The calamari was sauteed with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers; perfect.
I had the braised lamb shank and my wife had sea bass. The lamb was perfect and the sea bass was the best ever
We are from Boston and would consider returning to Austin just for another meal at Jezebel.

2
★★★★★

Everything about our meal was wonderful and interesting.
It started with olives that had been prepared and served slightly warm making them soft and flavorful.
The calamari was sauteed with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers; perfect.
I had the braised lamb shank and my wife had sea bass. The lamb was perfect and the sea bass was the best ever
We are from Boston and would consider returning to Austin just for another meal at Jezebel.

Pros: Best food in town

Cons: none

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I can't say enough about this restaurant...it has everything that someone who loves food and to eat out would want. Let's start with the decor and ambiance...very modern and classy. I think one of the other reviewers explained it perfectly - like eating at a museum. The art work and the music give the environment a relaxed, initimate feeling that is hard to beat. The service was professional, efficient and knowledgeable. The waitstaff were very attentive but without being overbearing. Last but certainly not least, the food was spectacular. I started with the steak tartar appetizer, had the filet mignon and finished off this heavenly meal with french toast for dessert. I couldn't have asked for a better meal in terms of quality and freshness of the ingredients. Everything was cooked to perfection and served very quickly given how busy the restaurant was that night. I can't recommend this place enough. I would come back (and I will) in a heartbeat. The food, service and quality is worth the price...you definitely get what you pay for.

2
★★★★★

I can't say enough about this restaurant...it has everything that someone who loves food and to eat out would want. Let's start with the decor and ambiance...very modern and classy. I think one of the other reviewers explained it perfectly - like eating at a museum. The art work and the music give the environment a relaxed, initimate feeling that is hard to beat. The service was professional, efficient and knowledgeable. The waitstaff were very attentive but without being overbearing. Last but certainly not least, the food was spectacular. I started with the steak tartar appetizer, had the filet mignon and finished off this heavenly meal with french toast for dessert. I couldn't have asked for a better meal in terms of quality and freshness of the ingredients. Everything was cooked to perfection and served very quickly given how busy the restaurant was that night. I can't recommend this place enough. I would come back (and I will) in a heartbeat. The food, service and quality is worth the price...you definitely get what you pay for.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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we really enjoyed our new years eve dinner. What a great start to 2009. Great food & wine list. Glad we found this gem. The food quality & quantity were fantastic. The lobster was great. Totally cool presentation and the filet mignon was fork tender. we will be regulars here.

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★★★★★

we really enjoyed our new years eve dinner. What a great start to 2009. Great food & wine list. Glad we found this gem. The food quality & quantity were fantastic. The lobster was great. Totally cool presentation and the filet mignon was fork tender. we will be regulars here.

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My companion and I recently dined at Restaurant Jezebel and it was frankly over priced. The cook covers everything with a nasty sweet sauce, which must be to hide his lack of cooking skill! Bill and I are skilled decorators and consider the interior to be "Iraq Modern" and has that bombed out look. There are "garage sale" nudes every where that must have been painted by the cook. The kitchen is open and sometimes the exhaust fan doesn't work and you get to smell everything that is being cooked! I don't know why the cook thinks we want to watch him cook and pour that nasty sauce on everything! If the cook would quit fighting with the employees and concentrate on cooking maybe it would be better. We spent $275 on a meal and wine that was worth about $65.00 including wine!

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★☆☆☆☆

My companion and I recently dined at Restaurant Jezebel and it was frankly over priced. The cook covers everything with a nasty sweet sauce, which must be to hide his lack of cooking skill! Bill and I are skilled decorators and consider the interior to be "Iraq Modern" and has that bombed out look. There are "garage sale" nudes every where that must have been painted by the cook. The kitchen is open and sometimes the exhaust fan doesn't work and you get to smell everything that is being cooked! I don't know why the cook thinks we want to watch him cook and pour that nasty sauce on everything! If the cook would quit fighting with the employees and concentrate on cooking maybe it would be better. We spent $275 on a meal and wine that was worth about $65.00 including wine!

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We recently ate at this restaurant and found the food to be good but definitely not excellent like had been advertised. The cook is apparently still learning and on many dishes puts a sweet sauce on that ruins the taste. The night we were there they reversed our order with another table and it was very hard to get it corrected. I said something to the cook, who I know, and he said "sometimes that happens". No apology, no nothing. That was very disappointing, because a first class restaurant would have immediately apologized and probably sent over a desert or glass of wine, but we got "sometimes that happens" and the bill was never corrected. Jezebel is getting the reputation of an over priced place that only lobbyist go to! And that is not a compliment. For less money I would go to Jeffery's where a new chef is getting rave reviews.

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★☆☆☆☆

We recently ate at this restaurant and found the food to be good but definitely not excellent like had been advertised. The cook is apparently still learning and on many dishes puts a sweet sauce on that ruins the taste. The night we were there they reversed our order with another table and it was very hard to get it corrected. I said something to the cook, who I know, and he said "sometimes that happens". No apology, no nothing. That was very disappointing, because a first class restaurant would have immediately apologized and probably sent over a desert or glass of wine, but we got "sometimes that happens" and the bill was never corrected. Jezebel is getting the reputation of an over priced place that only lobbyist go to! And that is not a compliment. For less money I would go to Jeffery's where a new chef is getting rave reviews.

Pros: Plenty of nudes on the wall in a bombed out building!

Cons: Overpriced with sweet sauce on everything and a rude cook! Looks like Iraq!

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The Appetizers were awesome, the main courses were good just not $35 good. A wonderful experience just overpriced in my opinion.

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★★★★☆

The Appetizers were awesome, the main courses were good just not $35 good. A wonderful experience just overpriced in my opinion.

Pros: Great apps

Cons: none

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Wow! My husband and I love food and we've been trying to find some new and interesting places in Austin. We definately found it with Jezebel. The service was excellent. The waitress suggested a really great wine for our food (she also brought three other bottles to the table for consideration). The food was fabulous. The dessert was spectacular. We had the french toast and could not have asked for a more perfect ending to the meal. The attention to detail, service and quality of food will have us visiting Jezebel again.

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★★★★★

Wow! My husband and I love food and we've been trying to find some new and interesting places in Austin. We definately found it with Jezebel. The service was excellent. The waitress suggested a really great wine for our food (she also brought three other bottles to the table for consideration). The food was fabulous. The dessert was spectacular. We had the french toast and could not have asked for a more perfect ending to the meal. The attention to detail, service and quality of food will have us visiting Jezebel again.

Pros: Great food and unbelievable service

Cons: Small seating area (can be loud when packed)

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Restaurant Jezebel cannot be passed up! I have never written a review before, but realized that something needs to be said after eating here. The service was perfect, and the food was phenomenal. If you want a quick bite, then this is not the place to go. My family and I eat out very often, and we have come to realize that there is nothing worse than being rushed by a waiter. It is European style service, so they do not bring you your bill until you request it. We spent three wonderful hours here, laughing, and sampling everything in our reach. Our waiter was very friendly, and gave us great wine recommendations. Parind Vora is a master at his work. Each plate was beautifully presented, and tasted divine. The cuisine is quite French, so a person who does not have the palette for fine, exotic, rich, food needs so be prepared. French cuisine is a favorite of mine, and Jezebel happens to be one of the most authentic restaurants a person can go to. This eatery is a new favorite, and needs more notoriety. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

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★★★★★

Restaurant Jezebel cannot be passed up! I have never written a review before, but realized that something needs to be said after eating here. The service was perfect, and the food was phenomenal. If you want a quick bite, then this is not the place to go. My family and I eat out very often, and we have come to realize that there is nothing worse than being rushed by a waiter. It is European style service, so they do not bring you your bill until you request it. We spent three wonderful hours here, laughing, and sampling everything in our reach. Our waiter was very friendly, and gave us great wine recommendations. Parind Vora is a master at his work. Each plate was beautifully presented, and tasted divine. The cuisine is quite French, so a person who does not have the palette for fine, exotic, rich, food needs so be prepared. French cuisine is a favorite of mine, and Jezebel happens to be one of the most authentic restaurants a person can go to. This eatery is a new favorite, and needs more notoriety. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

Pros: Service, Ambience

Cons: NONE

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We passed by, liked the menu so we walked in. It was unbelievable. we had a 7 course menu. we were not prepared for course after course or incredible combinations and variety of foods and flavors. they even gave us a cheese course after we had our seven course because we wanted some cheese. It is by any standard, anywhere one of the best meals to be had in Austin. we let them choose the wine. If I could eat there every day I be they would not make us the same thing twice. My boyfriend is from Italy and not easily impressed. we will be back

2
★★★★★

We passed by, liked the menu so we walked in. It was unbelievable. we had a 7 course menu. we were not prepared for course after course or incredible combinations and variety of foods and flavors. they even gave us a cheese course after we had our seven course because we wanted some cheese. It is by any standard, anywhere one of the best meals to be had in Austin. we let them choose the wine. If I could eat there every day I be they would not make us the same thing twice. My boyfriend is from Italy and not easily impressed. we will be back

Pros: great food, service and art

Cons: too many choices on the menu and wine list

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The service started out fine but went downhill during the 45 minute wait between our appetizer and main courses. There was no explanation or acknowledgment of the long wait and very little attention during that time. It wasn't until after our meal was served that our server mentioned that the kitchen had gotten backed up. While understandable, at least recognize the annoyance during the long wait and offer more bread if not extra sympathy. The food itself was excellent and we were excited about dessert and coffee but decided not to order it after it took 15 minutes to get the dessert menus from the time we asked for them. I like the concept of a "European" style dining experience where you are afforded the opportunity to linger over your meal, but I need some American style prompt service, too.

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★★☆☆☆

The service started out fine but went downhill during the 45 minute wait between our appetizer and main courses. There was no explanation or acknowledgment of the long wait and very little attention during that time. It wasn't until after our meal was served that our server mentioned that the kitchen had gotten backed up. While understandable, at least recognize the annoyance during the long wait and offer more bread if not extra sympathy. The food itself was excellent and we were excited about dessert and coffee but decided not to order it after it took 15 minutes to get the dessert menus from the time we asked for them. I like the concept of a "European" style dining experience where you are afforded the opportunity to linger over your meal, but I need some American style prompt service, too.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Bad service

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This was probably the best meal we have ever had. My wife & I have eaten through out the US and a lot in Europe. I am pretty taken aback that there is a restaurant this good in Austin. From the moment we stepped in to the choclate truffles at the end of our meal. Everything, and I do mean everything was amazing. Our service was great. Polite and it seemed that they actually wanted to know our preferences first before suggesting anything. They were out of our first choice of wine (it happens to us everywhere!) but once we settled on a choice the entire experience was stellar! Will be back. Often and soon.

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★★★★★

This was probably the best meal we have ever had. My wife & I have eaten through out the US and a lot in Europe. I am pretty taken aback that there is a restaurant this good in Austin. From the moment we stepped in to the choclate truffles at the end of our meal. Everything, and I do mean everything was amazing. Our service was great. Polite and it seemed that they actually wanted to know our preferences first before suggesting anything. They were out of our first choice of wine (it happens to us everywhere!) but once we settled on a choice the entire experience was stellar! Will be back. Often and soon.

Pros: total experience

Cons: valet would have helped

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I went there with a group of friends for my birhtday and we were all very disappointed. The dining area is small. The wait staff was very slow. We waited over 30 minutes to have our waters filled. Our food was either too salty or too bland. We got a special dessert made for the party and it looked like a pile of mud slabbed on a plate. My friends and I will not be returning to this place at all.

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★★☆☆☆

I went there with a group of friends for my birhtday and we were all very disappointed. The dining area is small. The wait staff was very slow. We waited over 30 minutes to have our waters filled. Our food was either too salty or too bland. We got a special dessert made for the party and it looked like a pile of mud slabbed on a plate. My friends and I will not be returning to this place at all.

Pros: Parking in the lot across the street

Cons: Service, food, and space

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finally, a fine dining restaurant where the food tastes like something. My wife and I ate there Fri. and I am impressed. Everything was very good. Had a real good "feel" inside. Good Service (non-disruptive, invisible,polished).
Food was fantastic. Big flavors. My wife said "It was like being in a movie". We did feel very VIP. The wine took a few min. The chef came out to help find it in the cabinet. other than that a "10" . I am really amazed that food this good is to be had in Austin.
I would recommend it highly.

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★★★★★

finally, a fine dining restaurant where the food tastes like something. My wife and I ate there Fri. and I am impressed. Everything was very good. Had a real good "feel" inside. Good Service (non-disruptive, invisible,polished).
Food was fantastic. Big flavors. My wife said "It was like being in a movie". We did feel very VIP. The wine took a few min. The chef came out to help find it in the cabinet. other than that a "10" . I am really amazed that food this good is to be had in Austin.
I would recommend it highly.

Pros: great food, surroundings,sevice

Cons: nothing that really mattered, maybe a better system for getting the wine

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I celebrated my 30th birthday there. Not only did they wish me a happy birthday everytime I called to change the reservations, but I percieved no qualms about them doing so. My foie gras was amazing and my Osso Bucco was the best i ever had. It is a pricey restaurant, but if you have the money it will be well spent.

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★★★★☆

I celebrated my 30th birthday there. Not only did they wish me a happy birthday everytime I called to change the reservations, but I percieved no qualms about them doing so. My foie gras was amazing and my Osso Bucco was the best i ever had. It is a pricey restaurant, but if you have the money it will be well spent.

Pros: Deliciousness

Cons: Expensiveness

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Home made salmon gravlox with passion fruit aioli
( I tasted more mayonaiise than passion fruit)
Truffled Cinderella pumpkin bisque with Chipotle oil and sweet Basil
( This soup was so overwhelming I couldn't even finish it)

Intermezzo: sorbet
( Sorbet with acai was like coffee grounds with no flavor) Everyone had this except one person in our party.

Main Course: please choose one

Whole 1 ? pound Maine Lobster (shelled completely)

sauteed and served with a Meyer lemon ? Spanish caviar beurre blanc
(The caviar was so scant, it didn't even count) Half of the lobster was over cooked.

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Roasted prime grade filet mignon, with smoked blue cheese &
Tomatillo ? lavender demi - glaze

( There was no hint of smoked blue cheese or tomatillo with this dish and the dressing on the greens was a complete miss. Did the chef throw a bunch of flash cards in a hat and randomly pull out flavor pairings? Lavender demi glaze with smokey blue and tomatillo?? I didn't taste any of that..

Dessert: white chocolate and rose petal mousse

with pink guava and black pepper creme anglaise
( all the guest had this dessert except one.The waitstaff didn't even bother to ask if he wanted it or not.)

Mignardises

Twice, we were shorted one of the offerings. We were seated at the 6:00 round and by no means should have been given anything different from the menu. No one informed us of the changes. The two children in our party had no other choices but steak and lobster for 85 dollars a pop . I would not recommend this place to anyone. Not even a Los Angeles transplant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Home made salmon gravlox with passion fruit aioli
( I tasted more mayonaiise than passion fruit)
Truffled Cinderella pumpkin bisque with Chipotle oil and sweet Basil
( This soup was so overwhelming I couldn't even finish it)

Intermezzo: sorbet
( Sorbet with acai was like coffee grounds with no flavor) Everyone had this except one person in our party.

Main Course: please choose one

Whole 1 ? pound Maine Lobster (shelled completely)

sauteed and served with a Meyer lemon ? Spanish caviar beurre blanc
(The caviar was so scant, it didn't even count) Half of the lobster was over cooked.

or

Roasted prime grade filet mignon, with smoked blue cheese &
Tomatillo ? lavender demi - glaze

( There was no hint of smoked blue cheese or tomatillo with this dish and the dressing on the greens was a complete miss. Did the chef throw a bunch of flash cards in a hat and randomly pull out flavor pairings? Lavender demi glaze with smokey blue and tomatillo?? I didn't taste any of that..

Dessert: white chocolate and rose petal mousse

with pink guava and black pepper creme anglaise
( all the guest had this dessert except one.The waitstaff didn't even bother to ask if he wanted it or not.)

Mignardises

Twice, we were shorted one of the offerings. We were seated at the 6:00 round and by no means should have been given anything different from the menu. No one informed us of the changes. The two children in our party had no other choices but steak and lobster for 85 dollars a pop . I would not recommend this place to anyone. Not even a Los Angeles transplant.

Pros: Bringing your own wine is allowed with a corkage fee.

Cons: the food.

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I have never written a review before, but I have never had this bad of a meal and service before!

This was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant in Austin. After we were seated, it took 15 minutes to be greeted by a waitress. Then, she proceeded to take our food order before offering us a drink... Once we ordered a bottle of wine it took another 15 minutes (and us to ask for it again) for it to be delivered to our table.

We were dining at Jezebel for a friend's birthday so it was a special dinner. My meal was awful to say the least. How can you mess up crab cakes??? I ordered the crab cakes for my meal. The FIRST set of crab cakes came out beautiful until I took my second bite. The first bite was nice and warm. The second bite (towards the middle of the crab cake) was COLD!!! I mean just came out of the fridge cold! So, I sent them back. They were nice and brought out a fresh order of crab cakes. Giving them the benefit of the doubt I tried again. They appeared to be very hot and looked yummy, but once again they were ICE COLD on the inside. Not once, but TWICE!!! Needless to say, I sent them back... AGAIN! A new waiter came over after I sent them back and asked if I wanted anything else on the menu. By this time, the other members in our party were about done and my meal was ruined entirely, so I told him not to worry about it.

There are 100 other restaurants in Austin that are a million times better for your money!

I feel I must add that although the service on the part of the waitress' was awful, the manager (who started less than 2 weeks ago) tried to redeem his restaurant by taking my meal off of the bill along with the bottle of wine that we waited forever for. Very nice on his part; although I would have NEVER paid for my meal anyway.

I am glad to see that other people had a nice dining experience, but this is one I will never suggest anyone try.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never written a review before, but I have never had this bad of a meal and service before!

This was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant in Austin. After we were seated, it took 15 minutes to be greeted by a waitress. Then, she proceeded to take our food order before offering us a drink... Once we ordered a bottle of wine it took another 15 minutes (and us to ask for it again) for it to be delivered to our table.

We were dining at Jezebel for a friend's birthday so it was a special dinner. My meal was awful to say the least. How can you mess up crab cakes??? I ordered the crab cakes for my meal. The FIRST set of crab cakes came out beautiful until I took my second bite. The first bite was nice and warm. The second bite (towards the middle of the crab cake) was COLD!!! I mean just came out of the fridge cold! So, I sent them back. They were nice and brought out a fresh order of crab cakes. Giving them the benefit of the doubt I tried again. They appeared to be very hot and looked yummy, but once again they were ICE COLD on the inside. Not once, but TWICE!!! Needless to say, I sent them back... AGAIN! A new waiter came over after I sent them back and asked if I wanted anything else on the menu. By this time, the other members in our party were about done and my meal was ruined entirely, so I told him not to worry about it.

There are 100 other restaurants in Austin that are a million times better for your money!

I feel I must add that although the service on the part of the waitress' was awful, the manager (who started less than 2 weeks ago) tried to redeem his restaurant by taking my meal off of the bill along with the bottle of wine that we waited forever for. Very nice on his part; although I would have NEVER paid for my meal anyway.

I am glad to see that other people had a nice dining experience, but this is one I will never suggest anyone try.

Cons: everything about our meal from the service to the actual meal

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My wife and I rarely get out together without kids. When we do, we prefer to go to upscale restaurants to treat ourselves and be pampered. We own an online gourmet food store: Gourmet Grocery Online, so we like to checkout exquisite gourmet dining establishments in town.

We finally had a "date night", and I thought after seeing Jezebel's website and how they tout of great things, naturally we were excited. We went on a Friday night (8/31/07). I should have known that after waiting 15 mins before we had any contact from a waiter that the evening was headed south. The restaurant was not full. We saw our waiter carry on casual conversation with another waiter for at least 10 mins before he approached our table to take a drink order. The service was slow an inadequate for an "upscale" establishment. Our table was wobbly and needed a few sugar packets under a table leg to keep it level.

All of the food was decent. We started off with foie gras. We also ordered the Chateaubriand and lamb shank. We skipped dessert because we were so disgusted with the service. We were also disappointed with the wine selection. Yes they have a large wine list, but I personally like to try different wines during my meal. Jezebel only offers 4 or 5 wines by the glass. Plan on spending over $100.00 for a decent wine.

This is a want-to-be five-star establishment. Ranks more like a two-star. We have had better service and food at Trulucks, Reeds, Sullivan?s, etc.

The kicker is the bathroom! Floor to ceiling Astro Turf!! So tacky! Bring your putter.

All in all, not worth the money we spent.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I rarely get out together without kids. When we do, we prefer to go to upscale restaurants to treat ourselves and be pampered. We own an online gourmet food store: Gourmet Grocery Online, so we like to checkout exquisite gourmet dining establishments in town.

We finally had a "date night", and I thought after seeing Jezebel's website and how they tout of great things, naturally we were excited. We went on a Friday night (8/31/07). I should have known that after waiting 15 mins before we had any contact from a waiter that the evening was headed south. The restaurant was not full. We saw our waiter carry on casual conversation with another waiter for at least 10 mins before he approached our table to take a drink order. The service was slow an inadequate for an "upscale" establishment. Our table was wobbly and needed a few sugar packets under a table leg to keep it level.

All of the food was decent. We started off with foie gras. We also ordered the Chateaubriand and lamb shank. We skipped dessert because we were so disgusted with the service. We were also disappointed with the wine selection. Yes they have a large wine list, but I personally like to try different wines during my meal. Jezebel only offers 4 or 5 wines by the glass. Plan on spending over $100.00 for a decent wine.

This is a want-to-be five-star establishment. Ranks more like a two-star. We have had better service and food at Trulucks, Reeds, Sullivan?s, etc.

The kicker is the bathroom! Floor to ceiling Astro Turf!! So tacky! Bring your putter.

All in all, not worth the money we spent.

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Horrible service

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You know this was really great. We havent had this good a experience (food and service) in a very long time. we just moved back to Austin and I am surprised by all the new places. But our dinner tonight was amazing, we had a melt in your mouth filet mignon, sweetbreads (really tender and creamy); interesting combinations- the sweetbreads were served with tuna; dont know how but it worked. After living in Europe I really felt comfortable with the service (we were never rushed). They did not even bring the bill till we asked. That only happens in Europe! The portions were big and so were the flavors. Winelist was amazing. We wanted to try a wine they do not normally sell by the glass. They opened it for us. no problem. I am pretty impressed. will report back after trying again but so far so great

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★★★★★

You know this was really great. We havent had this good a experience (food and service) in a very long time. we just moved back to Austin and I am surprised by all the new places. But our dinner tonight was amazing, we had a melt in your mouth filet mignon, sweetbreads (really tender and creamy); interesting combinations- the sweetbreads were served with tuna; dont know how but it worked. After living in Europe I really felt comfortable with the service (we were never rushed). They did not even bring the bill till we asked. That only happens in Europe! The portions were big and so were the flavors. Winelist was amazing. We wanted to try a wine they do not normally sell by the glass. They opened it for us. no problem. I am pretty impressed. will report back after trying again but so far so great

Pros: really great experience

Cons: nothing really on this night

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The atmosphere is nice as is the service. The steak was ok, but the lamb and lobster were excellent. Desserts get the biggest thumbs up here

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★★★★☆

The atmosphere is nice as is the service. The steak was ok, but the lamb and lobster were excellent. Desserts get the biggest thumbs up here

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Restaurant Jezebel is a rare find in Austin. I have never found the combination of outstanding food, top quality service and a hospitable environment in one restaurant. I had heard about Restaurant Jezebel all the way in Colorado. My friends who have been kept telling me how great it was. So, I decided to stop in Austin on my way back from a vacation in Europe. I can say that the restaurant lives up to all the glowing reviews and in my opinion, exceeds them.

I started off with the lobster bisque with foie gras and sea urchin as appetizers. I then went on to have the suckling pig and sea bass with shrimp as my main course. Words cannot describe how amazing the food was. Chef Vora's style, presentation and taste left me speechless. I just returned from a month long vacation in Europe and I never had a meal there that could hold a candle to what I experienced at Restaurant Jezebel. This place is a real find for anyone who enjoys great food and attention to detail. It seems that every last detail was thought out and anticipated to what would serve the customer best. I cannot say enough about this restaurant.

I can only hope that Chef Vora will one day decide to leave Austin and come to Boulder, Colorado...if he does, I will be first in line for a reservation. All I can say is, I hope the people of Austin know how lucky they are to have such an unique and innovative restaurant in their city.

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★★★★★

Restaurant Jezebel is a rare find in Austin. I have never found the combination of outstanding food, top quality service and a hospitable environment in one restaurant. I had heard about Restaurant Jezebel all the way in Colorado. My friends who have been kept telling me how great it was. So, I decided to stop in Austin on my way back from a vacation in Europe. I can say that the restaurant lives up to all the glowing reviews and in my opinion, exceeds them.

I started off with the lobster bisque with foie gras and sea urchin as appetizers. I then went on to have the suckling pig and sea bass with shrimp as my main course. Words cannot describe how amazing the food was. Chef Vora's style, presentation and taste left me speechless. I just returned from a month long vacation in Europe and I never had a meal there that could hold a candle to what I experienced at Restaurant Jezebel. This place is a real find for anyone who enjoys great food and attention to detail. It seems that every last detail was thought out and anticipated to what would serve the customer best. I cannot say enough about this restaurant.

I can only hope that Chef Vora will one day decide to leave Austin and come to Boulder, Colorado...if he does, I will be first in line for a reservation. All I can say is, I hope the people of Austin know how lucky they are to have such an unique and innovative restaurant in their city.

Pros: Food, Service, Attention to detail, Quality

Cons: I can't think of any

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Last night at Jezebel I had a lackluster experience. The service was REALLY slow although they smiled (apologetically) whenever we managed to flag them down (who presents wine then leaves the cork in the bottle for 10 minutes--we had to ask for it to be opened!?!). The food was underwhelming to say the least--the gnocchi was similar to soggy polenta and served cold while the steak was not seasoned. That being said, the chicken was good but not good enough for the caliber of restaurant Jezebel is reputed to be. It is not romantic nor it is ideal for special occasions unless you don't want to talk with the others in your party (I am hoarse from shouting to be heard the entire two-plus hours we were there). Aside from the chicken the wine was nice though they did not have the second bottle we ordered so they suggested something in the "same" price range as a substitute ("same" being within $25). We intended to get dessert and coffee but decided to move on since the restaurant was so hot (there is an open kitchen right across from the astroturfed bathrooms). And the service was slow. And the food was below par. And the acoustics were poor. We still had a fun evening but that was due to the company in our party, not Jezebel herself . The experience left us with something to laugh about (life is too short to get upset about a disappointing meal). With so many other restaurants to choose from in Austin we will not be returning to Jezebel. I would like to point out that we choose Jezebel due to the reviews on Citysearch so I wanted to leave an honest review about our experience so no one else goes in expecting an amazing dining experience...

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★☆☆☆☆

Last night at Jezebel I had a lackluster experience. The service was REALLY slow although they smiled (apologetically) whenever we managed to flag them down (who presents wine then leaves the cork in the bottle for 10 minutes--we had to ask for it to be opened!?!). The food was underwhelming to say the least--the gnocchi was similar to soggy polenta and served cold while the steak was not seasoned. That being said, the chicken was good but not good enough for the caliber of restaurant Jezebel is reputed to be. It is not romantic nor it is ideal for special occasions unless you don't want to talk with the others in your party (I am hoarse from shouting to be heard the entire two-plus hours we were there). Aside from the chicken the wine was nice though they did not have the second bottle we ordered so they suggested something in the "same" price range as a substitute ("same" being within $25). We intended to get dessert and coffee but decided to move on since the restaurant was so hot (there is an open kitchen right across from the astroturfed bathrooms). And the service was slow. And the food was below par. And the acoustics were poor. We still had a fun evening but that was due to the company in our party, not Jezebel herself . The experience left us with something to laugh about (life is too short to get upset about a disappointing meal). With so many other restaurants to choose from in Austin we will not be returning to Jezebel. I would like to point out that we choose Jezebel due to the reviews on Citysearch so I wanted to leave an honest review about our experience so no one else goes in expecting an amazing dining experience...

Pros: Location

Cons: Ambiance, food, service

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My husband and I recently dined at Restaurant Jezebel and it was absolutely not worth the 250 dollar tab we were presented. The service was sub-par and the food was covered in a disgusting sweet sauce. There is some sort of controversy surrounding their sale of foie gras and several times the chef/owner WALKED OUTSIDE to yell and argue with the 5 protesters. He seemed much more concerned with a few college aged kids standing outside of his restaurant than the quality of his food. At one point the police were called and walked into the restaurant to speak with one of the waiters which was a very uncomfortable experience at a "fine dining" restaurant. We will absolutely NEVER dine there again and want to warn others to avoid this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I recently dined at Restaurant Jezebel and it was absolutely not worth the 250 dollar tab we were presented. The service was sub-par and the food was covered in a disgusting sweet sauce. There is some sort of controversy surrounding their sale of foie gras and several times the chef/owner WALKED OUTSIDE to yell and argue with the 5 protesters. He seemed much more concerned with a few college aged kids standing outside of his restaurant than the quality of his food. At one point the police were called and walked into the restaurant to speak with one of the waiters which was a very uncomfortable experience at a "fine dining" restaurant. We will absolutely NEVER dine there again and want to warn others to avoid this place.

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We ate here on June 19th to celebrate our anniversary, and enjoyed our visit a great deal. The food was fantastic, as was the presentation during the entire meal. Our waitress was attentive without being clingy, and the prices were reasonable for fine dining in Austin. The only small negative I could throw out would be the somewhat risque' choices for the paintings, but, hey, Keep Austin Weird, right?

We'll be back!

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★★★★★

We ate here on June 19th to celebrate our anniversary, and enjoyed our visit a great deal. The food was fantastic, as was the presentation during the entire meal. Our waitress was attentive without being clingy, and the prices were reasonable for fine dining in Austin. The only small negative I could throw out would be the somewhat risque' choices for the paintings, but, hey, Keep Austin Weird, right?

We'll be back!

Pros: Food, service, value

Cons: "Nekkid lady" paintings, depending upon your sensitivity to such things

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Let me tell ya, I have been in Austin now for 10 months and have been looking for a resturant that impressed me. Untill now it just has not happened. My family owns a 4 star in Sothern California and yes may be a little partial but also very critical of other resturants.

This by far was a great ambiance, food and, service. There is always something to critique and the little there was to critique was not bothersome at all more of a recomendation. It is all al lacarte and that was a little odd seeing there is usualy something that comes with any meal. The spread of silverware indicated a 7 cource meal but in fact you have to order all seperately. Dont get me wrong it is always nice to peice your order together just different I guess.

The food was spactacular and not your usual run of the mill preperation it is their own style and flavor. I had the main lobster, Calamari (tastey) and the palm heart salad. All even better than expected!!!

I have eaten at every high dollar resturant in Los Angeles, this would not only hang but flourish downtown.

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★★★★★

Let me tell ya, I have been in Austin now for 10 months and have been looking for a resturant that impressed me. Untill now it just has not happened. My family owns a 4 star in Sothern California and yes may be a little partial but also very critical of other resturants.

This by far was a great ambiance, food and, service. There is always something to critique and the little there was to critique was not bothersome at all more of a recomendation. It is all al lacarte and that was a little odd seeing there is usualy something that comes with any meal. The spread of silverware indicated a 7 cource meal but in fact you have to order all seperately. Dont get me wrong it is always nice to peice your order together just different I guess.

The food was spactacular and not your usual run of the mill preperation it is their own style and flavor. I had the main lobster, Calamari (tastey) and the palm heart salad. All even better than expected!!!

I have eaten at every high dollar resturant in Los Angeles, this would not only hang but flourish downtown.

Pros: Ambience, great food and huge wine list.

Cons: Curb appeal dose not do it justice, Television showing Chef cooking has got to go.

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I was searching for a place to celebrate a late V-Day with my boyfriend last night, and I came across this place on citysearch. The ambiance in this place was wonderful! Great Art, awesome music, perfect candlelight. It almost reminded me of being back in Europe. The food was simply delightful. From Olives & Bread and Appetizers to Desserts, we were both very impressed. The service was just right. The staff was friendly & available, and didn't interrupt us in the middle of conversations to over-check on us. We didn't feel like we were rushed out of the place so they could free up a spot - like most American restaurants (yes, even some fine dining establishments do this). We had so much food! So we felt the prices were quite appropriate. There was so much to choose from on the menu and almost everything sounded so good! It was a perfect dining experience and I can't wait to do it again!

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★★★★★

I was searching for a place to celebrate a late V-Day with my boyfriend last night, and I came across this place on citysearch. The ambiance in this place was wonderful! Great Art, awesome music, perfect candlelight. It almost reminded me of being back in Europe. The food was simply delightful. From Olives & Bread and Appetizers to Desserts, we were both very impressed. The service was just right. The staff was friendly & available, and didn't interrupt us in the middle of conversations to over-check on us. We didn't feel like we were rushed out of the place so they could free up a spot - like most American restaurants (yes, even some fine dining establishments do this). We had so much food! So we felt the prices were quite appropriate. There was so much to choose from on the menu and almost everything sounded so good! It was a perfect dining experience and I can't wait to do it again!

Pros: Food is great, music wasn't boring/usual

Cons: It got a little loud when it was crowded, but it was the diners, not the restaurant or staff

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This was my 4th time enjoying a wonderful dinner at Restaurant Jezebel. Only this time I noticed something pleasently different.....NO SMOKE!!! My only complaint about Jezebel in the past was that as soon as it began to get busy, the room became increasingly smokey - Not this time! I had the slow cooked lamb shank (for the second time), and it was as good as I had remembered. The service was top notch as always, and in my humble opinion, this should be voted best new restaurant in Austin.

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★★★★★

This was my 4th time enjoying a wonderful dinner at Restaurant Jezebel. Only this time I noticed something pleasently different.....NO SMOKE!!! My only complaint about Jezebel in the past was that as soon as it began to get busy, the room became increasingly smokey - Not this time! I had the slow cooked lamb shank (for the second time), and it was as good as I had remembered. The service was top notch as always, and in my humble opinion, this should be voted best new restaurant in Austin.

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Just got back from our valentines dinner here. It was great. atmosphere was awsome food was good. service was exellent. Arrived and was promptly seated to a candle light table. Took them a second to get us our waters at first but after that everything went smooth.. from the appetiser ( scallops) to our dinners ( lamb chop and sea bass) to dessert ( chocolate something i forget lol) everything was great. food presentation was great. I would recommend this place to anyone on a date.. its a good place to go. Only one bad thing i saw is the kitchen is open to the resturant so you can smell the food as soon as you walk in. i was afraid i would smell like food when i walked out.. but i didnt. so it was cool

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★★★☆☆

Just got back from our valentines dinner here. It was great. atmosphere was awsome food was good. service was exellent. Arrived and was promptly seated to a candle light table. Took them a second to get us our waters at first but after that everything went smooth.. from the appetiser ( scallops) to our dinners ( lamb chop and sea bass) to dessert ( chocolate something i forget lol) everything was great. food presentation was great. I would recommend this place to anyone on a date.. its a good place to go. Only one bad thing i saw is the kitchen is open to the resturant so you can smell the food as soon as you walk in. i was afraid i would smell like food when i walked out.. but i didnt. so it was cool

Pros: Great Service and Ambience and Date spot

Cons: Need to get better kitchen vent.

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Four of us tried out Jezebel for dinner last weekend and really enjoyed it. The food was fantastic! We tried the fois gras w/ thai sauce (my boyfriend favorably compared it to a truly over-the-top fois gras dish he had at Bocuse) and scallops as appetizers -- seriously good. But they missed a tendon on a scallop, which wasn't so nice.

The entrees were fabulous. I took the server's recommendation and went w/ the delicious pork chop, and thanks to friendly co-eaters also got to try the veal chop (topped w/ fois gras), the marlin special, and the lamb shank. Everything was perfect. We chose a tasty Pinot Noir and were all very happy with our meals. Sadly, the server forgot to bring back my leftovers at the end of the meal... I'm still rather wishing I had the rest of that enormous pork chop to nibble on.

We liked the desserts, too. I don't typically allow bananas near me, but the Bananas Foster might make a believer out of me. Thumbs up for the creme brulee and chocolate mousse, too.

So all in all, a wonderful evening marred only slightly by a server that a) didn't know white wine and b) didn't realize how much I needed my leftovers, and a whole lotta smoke in the room from the open kitchen. I think we'll wait a few months in hopes that the ventilation problem is being fixed, but we'll definitely be back. And this time I'm going to guard my leftovers with my life. ;-)

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★★★☆☆

Four of us tried out Jezebel for dinner last weekend and really enjoyed it. The food was fantastic! We tried the fois gras w/ thai sauce (my boyfriend favorably compared it to a truly over-the-top fois gras dish he had at Bocuse) and scallops as appetizers -- seriously good. But they missed a tendon on a scallop, which wasn't so nice.

The entrees were fabulous. I took the server's recommendation and went w/ the delicious pork chop, and thanks to friendly co-eaters also got to try the veal chop (topped w/ fois gras), the marlin special, and the lamb shank. Everything was perfect. We chose a tasty Pinot Noir and were all very happy with our meals. Sadly, the server forgot to bring back my leftovers at the end of the meal... I'm still rather wishing I had the rest of that enormous pork chop to nibble on.

We liked the desserts, too. I don't typically allow bananas near me, but the Bananas Foster might make a believer out of me. Thumbs up for the creme brulee and chocolate mousse, too.

So all in all, a wonderful evening marred only slightly by a server that a) didn't know white wine and b) didn't realize how much I needed my leftovers, and a whole lotta smoke in the room from the open kitchen. I think we'll wait a few months in hopes that the ventilation problem is being fixed, but we'll definitely be back. And this time I'm going to guard my leftovers with my life. ;-)

Pros: delicious and interesting food, friendly service

Cons: poor kitchen ventilation

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After reading other reviews I felt that the true excellence of this restaurant was overlooked. Every restaurant has a few bumpy nights for different circumstances. Having said that, I want to say this is truly one of my favorites. The food is amazing, i especially like seeing sashimi and foie gras on the menu (foie gras even for dessert!). I had the luxury of dining with a group and getting to taste a few different dishes. The lamb shank is juicy and tender, the salmon with chocolate is a surprisingly amazing combination, and the portobello mushroom entree is very rich and satisfying. I am also happy to report that they now have a wine list! There is a great range of selections, price points, and styles. Very impressive. Beyond the food, the atmosphere is elegant but fun. Waitstaff was knowledgable, friendly, and eager to make us comfortable. The great thing about this place is attention to detail. the staff wears plastic gloves to replace silverware, purse holders are handed out to women, and truffles are given with the check. i really enjoyed the experience because the food was out of this world, the surroundings were stylish, and none of my needs were overlooked

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★★★★★

After reading other reviews I felt that the true excellence of this restaurant was overlooked. Every restaurant has a few bumpy nights for different circumstances. Having said that, I want to say this is truly one of my favorites. The food is amazing, i especially like seeing sashimi and foie gras on the menu (foie gras even for dessert!). I had the luxury of dining with a group and getting to taste a few different dishes. The lamb shank is juicy and tender, the salmon with chocolate is a surprisingly amazing combination, and the portobello mushroom entree is very rich and satisfying. I am also happy to report that they now have a wine list! There is a great range of selections, price points, and styles. Very impressive. Beyond the food, the atmosphere is elegant but fun. Waitstaff was knowledgable, friendly, and eager to make us comfortable. The great thing about this place is attention to detail. the staff wears plastic gloves to replace silverware, purse holders are handed out to women, and truffles are given with the check. i really enjoyed the experience because the food was out of this world, the surroundings were stylish, and none of my needs were overlooked

Pros: menu, wine list, an overall experience

Cons: parking

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We went on the same night as Ann P (review below). I'm nearly positive we were two tables over. Yes, smoke and service were an issue that night. Turns out the smoke was due to a fan malfunction and service was due to new staff. How do I know this? The owner called us the next day (number was on our reservation), apologized for problems and credited us back for our dinner. I thought both the call and credit were nice gestures. He obviously cares.

Speaking with him (twice now), I do not get the idea that he's egotistical, as one review suggested. I think the kitchen cams are probably driven more by a desire to do something different, not to show-off. That said, I'd lose them. Not only are they bright, they're unviewable from many parts of the room (detail is too small).

We did not end-up having much, for a variety of reasons, but what we had was good (lamb shank and hearts of palm salad). My only criticism would be that the arugula on the salad came completely undressed (the rest was dressed)...The goat cheese truffle on the salad was tiny (marble sized), but really good and really truffle-y. Generally, the appetizers are big and the entree's we saw were good sized.

The wine list was very broad and reasonably priced with many interesting wines I had not had before. You can order anything under $40 a bottle, by the glass. We did and tried four different wines. All were very good.

We're going back on what is hopefully a 'normal' night and will review again. I'm giving it an average for now as there were several ups and downs besides the issues of the night, but it seems promising.

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★★★☆☆

We went on the same night as Ann P (review below). I'm nearly positive we were two tables over. Yes, smoke and service were an issue that night. Turns out the smoke was due to a fan malfunction and service was due to new staff. How do I know this? The owner called us the next day (number was on our reservation), apologized for problems and credited us back for our dinner. I thought both the call and credit were nice gestures. He obviously cares.

Speaking with him (twice now), I do not get the idea that he's egotistical, as one review suggested. I think the kitchen cams are probably driven more by a desire to do something different, not to show-off. That said, I'd lose them. Not only are they bright, they're unviewable from many parts of the room (detail is too small).

We did not end-up having much, for a variety of reasons, but what we had was good (lamb shank and hearts of palm salad). My only criticism would be that the arugula on the salad came completely undressed (the rest was dressed)...The goat cheese truffle on the salad was tiny (marble sized), but really good and really truffle-y. Generally, the appetizers are big and the entree's we saw were good sized.

The wine list was very broad and reasonably priced with many interesting wines I had not had before. You can order anything under $40 a bottle, by the glass. We did and tried four different wines. All were very good.

We're going back on what is hopefully a 'normal' night and will review again. I'm giving it an average for now as there were several ups and downs besides the issues of the night, but it seems promising.

Pros: Wine List, Appetizer Size

Cons: Service, Music Volume (sometimes...), 'Chef Cams'

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A find for those in the know! Restaurant Jezebel is clearly an amazing restaurant because it addresses and then supersedes the reasons why people dine at restaurants in the first place. What I enjoyed the most about our dinning experience was that the chef was not trying to impress me with his culinary talent which of course is quite impressive - you'll see when you taste the cuisine, but rather he was creating an experience for my wife and I that we haven't had at other restaurants. We are both travel critiques and have lived in Europe and Asia (Japan/Thailand) and have dined at numerous Michelin star rated restaurants. However, the focus at such places was always on them rather than on us. Contrast that with the experience you get at Jezebel and you?ll see what I mean. The chef himself is an affable gentleman in the traditional sense and genuinely seems to care about his dining guests. Despite how busy the restaurant was he made time to check on various patrons throughout the night to see how he could make their night even more enjoyable. My wife and I had an excellent evening ? and over the course of several repeat visits when we?ve been in Austin, Restaurant Jezebel has become one of our all time favourite restaurants.

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★★★★★

A find for those in the know! Restaurant Jezebel is clearly an amazing restaurant because it addresses and then supersedes the reasons why people dine at restaurants in the first place. What I enjoyed the most about our dinning experience was that the chef was not trying to impress me with his culinary talent which of course is quite impressive - you'll see when you taste the cuisine, but rather he was creating an experience for my wife and I that we haven't had at other restaurants. We are both travel critiques and have lived in Europe and Asia (Japan/Thailand) and have dined at numerous Michelin star rated restaurants. However, the focus at such places was always on them rather than on us. Contrast that with the experience you get at Jezebel and you?ll see what I mean. The chef himself is an affable gentleman in the traditional sense and genuinely seems to care about his dining guests. Despite how busy the restaurant was he made time to check on various patrons throughout the night to see how he could make their night even more enjoyable. My wife and I had an excellent evening ? and over the course of several repeat visits when we?ve been in Austin, Restaurant Jezebel has become one of our all time favourite restaurants.

Pros: Excellent Ambiance

Cons: None

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After reading the reviews, I was excited to try the place. After being seated, we waited around for 10 minutes for a server to come by. My husband had to get up and ask a server if we could order. We were then suprised that they didn't have any beer. I was already going to have wine, but my husband enjoys a beer.

The appetizers came and they were fine. I portion of foie gras on crostini was larger than I expected. The crab cake was ok (not anything great) and I felt the sauce overpowered it a bit. We ran out of water and after servers walked by our table several times, we finally had to ask for it.

Then they turned on very loud music. It is already loud in the restaurant due to the concrete walls and it just got louder with the music. I felt like I was at a Chili's. The table beside us was very disturbed by the noise and they complained and left quickly. Then the smoke started to fill the restaurant. Imagine searing food in a small kitchen without ventilation and that is how it felt. My eyes started to tear up and my husband started coughing. We then asked for them to hold our entrees because we could not enjoy it in that atmosphere. It was unfortunate because the food did look good. Our waiter then came by and took our glasses mumbling thanks for coming out (at least I thought that was all he said). We sat around for another 10 minutes waiting for the bill before he finally came back and asked if we needed anything else. I said we wanted our bill and he said that he already told us there was no bill for us. I appreciate the concession but I felt it could have been communicated better.

Overall, did not feel like I should be paying +$30 an entree. The ambiance was terrible. Servers were highly disappointing. I left smelling like food and smoke. The only reason I am not rating this as 'Not Recommended" is because the food looked like it might have been good.

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★★☆☆☆

After reading the reviews, I was excited to try the place. After being seated, we waited around for 10 minutes for a server to come by. My husband had to get up and ask a server if we could order. We were then suprised that they didn't have any beer. I was already going to have wine, but my husband enjoys a beer.

The appetizers came and they were fine. I portion of foie gras on crostini was larger than I expected. The crab cake was ok (not anything great) and I felt the sauce overpowered it a bit. We ran out of water and after servers walked by our table several times, we finally had to ask for it.

Then they turned on very loud music. It is already loud in the restaurant due to the concrete walls and it just got louder with the music. I felt like I was at a Chili's. The table beside us was very disturbed by the noise and they complained and left quickly. Then the smoke started to fill the restaurant. Imagine searing food in a small kitchen without ventilation and that is how it felt. My eyes started to tear up and my husband started coughing. We then asked for them to hold our entrees because we could not enjoy it in that atmosphere. It was unfortunate because the food did look good. Our waiter then came by and took our glasses mumbling thanks for coming out (at least I thought that was all he said). We sat around for another 10 minutes waiting for the bill before he finally came back and asked if we needed anything else. I said we wanted our bill and he said that he already told us there was no bill for us. I appreciate the concession but I felt it could have been communicated better.

Overall, did not feel like I should be paying +$30 an entree. The ambiance was terrible. Servers were highly disappointing. I left smelling like food and smoke. The only reason I am not rating this as 'Not Recommended" is because the food looked like it might have been good.

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I was recently in Austin on business and my clients recommended Restaurant Jezebel for dinner. It was an excellent choice. The food was first rate and the service was efficient yet personable. I have been singing the restaurant's praises back home in Los Angeles. Next time I am in Austin, I will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

I was recently in Austin on business and my clients recommended Restaurant Jezebel for dinner. It was an excellent choice. The food was first rate and the service was efficient yet personable. I have been singing the restaurant's praises back home in Los Angeles. Next time I am in Austin, I will definitely be back.

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Okay, I get it. Great Chef comes to great City and tries to wow everyone with Indian Fusion inspired cuisine. The food is good, if you know how to decipher the menu. Head away from unfamiliar stuff. Stick with the Pork chop. Be careful that you don't ask the waitstaff too many questions, they give you that deer in the head lights look and then make up an answer. The food is cooked perfectly, in terms of technique. The only problem is the choice and usage of spices. Also, forget dessert. These desserts are so ego driven that I expected them to be explained by soemone with an unfamiliar accent and then thrown at me, rather enjoyed. Further, if I wanted an amuse bouche sized portion of dessert...I would go to Charlie Trotter's, the king of ego. My only stance, eat here once, then post your own review. They need more feedback from the locals. I think once the staff learns what the Chef intends, the food will come to its full potential. Be sure to tell the staff what you don't like. Oh, bring your own wine. Pinot goes well with what is on the menu...

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★★★☆☆

Okay, I get it. Great Chef comes to great City and tries to wow everyone with Indian Fusion inspired cuisine. The food is good, if you know how to decipher the menu. Head away from unfamiliar stuff. Stick with the Pork chop. Be careful that you don't ask the waitstaff too many questions, they give you that deer in the head lights look and then make up an answer. The food is cooked perfectly, in terms of technique. The only problem is the choice and usage of spices. Also, forget dessert. These desserts are so ego driven that I expected them to be explained by soemone with an unfamiliar accent and then thrown at me, rather enjoyed. Further, if I wanted an amuse bouche sized portion of dessert...I would go to Charlie Trotter's, the king of ego. My only stance, eat here once, then post your own review. They need more feedback from the locals. I think once the staff learns what the Chef intends, the food will come to its full potential. Be sure to tell the staff what you don't like. Oh, bring your own wine. Pinot goes well with what is on the menu...

Pros: different

Cons: parking, value

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Restaurant Jezebel is simply spectacular at every level. From the ambiance to the cuisine, they are truly a great new addition to Austin. The staff is exceptionally friendly. I have to imagine they are very dedicated to the restaurant as I believe many if not all relocated with the restaurant when it moved from New Mexico to Austin. Our dinner was Friday night, the dining room does not have many tables so this place will be a tough one to get into once the word is out, but the room was only about half full on this night. The staff takes care of everything for you, all the way down to a purse holder for the ladies. Many things make Jez unique, from the artwork on the walls to the sculptures on the tables. Televisions on the wall showing the kitchen at work add a unique twist. Reading the other reviews about Jez perked our interests and they were well rewarded with a dinner that will not soon be forgotten. Can not stress how nice it is to enjoy dinner at a restaurant that caters to you at every possible opportunity and that allows you to soak it all in and relish every step of the dining experience. No rush no hurries. The sea bass off the regular menu was outstanding, as well as the crab cake appetizer. The restaurant does not have a liquor license yet, so bring your own bottle of choice, and as the staff pointed out, they do not have a corkage fee. That should be resolved by the end of September, but I would inquire when you call to make a reservation, and I do recommend a reservation. Austin has been blessed with another truly great restaurant.

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★★★★★

Restaurant Jezebel is simply spectacular at every level. From the ambiance to the cuisine, they are truly a great new addition to Austin. The staff is exceptionally friendly. I have to imagine they are very dedicated to the restaurant as I believe many if not all relocated with the restaurant when it moved from New Mexico to Austin. Our dinner was Friday night, the dining room does not have many tables so this place will be a tough one to get into once the word is out, but the room was only about half full on this night. The staff takes care of everything for you, all the way down to a purse holder for the ladies. Many things make Jez unique, from the artwork on the walls to the sculptures on the tables. Televisions on the wall showing the kitchen at work add a unique twist. Reading the other reviews about Jez perked our interests and they were well rewarded with a dinner that will not soon be forgotten. Can not stress how nice it is to enjoy dinner at a restaurant that caters to you at every possible opportunity and that allows you to soak it all in and relish every step of the dining experience. No rush no hurries. The sea bass off the regular menu was outstanding, as well as the crab cake appetizer. The restaurant does not have a liquor license yet, so bring your own bottle of choice, and as the staff pointed out, they do not have a corkage fee. That should be resolved by the end of September, but I would inquire when you call to make a reservation, and I do recommend a reservation. Austin has been blessed with another truly great restaurant.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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We went there last night for a birthday celebration. The atmosphere is great. Love the paintings and the music. The candlelight and table settings are perfect. The service was perfect and the food delicious. We started with sauteed calamari.....fabulous, so tasty. They brought wam calmata olives and calmata olive bread tht was wonderful. We had a hearts of palm salad next and then the main entrees. I had the ahi tuna which was cooked perfectly and my date had the salmon. He loved the seared outside and melt in your mouth inside. We topped this off with french press coffee and key lime pie with mango, yummm. We spoke with the chef and complimented him on the great meal. I love the small atmosphere of this place and will definately return. We brought a bottle of wine with us and enjoyed it with our meal since they don't have their liquor license yet. Not a draw back at all.

2
★★★★★

We went there last night for a birthday celebration. The atmosphere is great. Love the paintings and the music. The candlelight and table settings are perfect. The service was perfect and the food delicious. We started with sauteed calamari.....fabulous, so tasty. They brought wam calmata olives and calmata olive bread tht was wonderful. We had a hearts of palm salad next and then the main entrees. I had the ahi tuna which was cooked perfectly and my date had the salmon. He loved the seared outside and melt in your mouth inside. We topped this off with french press coffee and key lime pie with mango, yummm. We spoke with the chef and complimented him on the great meal. I love the small atmosphere of this place and will definately return. We brought a bottle of wine with us and enjoyed it with our meal since they don't have their liquor license yet. Not a draw back at all.

Pros: plenty of staff, service perfect, ambience for nice

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Excellent, exquisite and international food.
Don't be in a hurry. Simply enjoy the meal and the service.
Parind is a wonderful chef - creative, meticulous. Excellent place to enjoy a calm, romantic and sofisticated meal.
You don't feel pressured and nobody will bring you the bill until you ask for it.
One of the very few places in town with fine cuisine which stays open until pretty late, including on weekdays. A truly, gourmet experience. A delight for true connaisseurs and epicureans!

2
★★★★★

Excellent, exquisite and international food.
Don't be in a hurry. Simply enjoy the meal and the service.
Parind is a wonderful chef - creative, meticulous. Excellent place to enjoy a calm, romantic and sofisticated meal.
You don't feel pressured and nobody will bring you the bill until you ask for it.
One of the very few places in town with fine cuisine which stays open until pretty late, including on weekdays. A truly, gourmet experience. A delight for true connaisseurs and epicureans!

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I live in Ruidoso and Restaurant Jezebel moved from there (now there is no good food there).

It is even better here...The ambiance is great, the service stellar and Parind still cooks great. My boyfriend and I had another great meal at "jezebel"
Just wish we had them to ourselves back in Ruidoso

2
★★★★★

I live in Ruidoso and Restaurant Jezebel moved from there (now there is no good food there).

It is even better here...The ambiance is great, the service stellar and Parind still cooks great. My boyfriend and I had another great meal at "jezebel"
Just wish we had them to ourselves back in Ruidoso

Pros: everything

Cons: not in Ruidoso anymore

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ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this place and let me tell you. 100% true. The owner is the chef who cares about the details and it shows from our amuse of great warm, marinated olives to our final chocolate truffles at the end to the nice touches like purse holders and extra reading glasses. Overall I felt we got a lot more than we paid for. We had Tuna, and the Lobster. The food was fantastic, with interesting flavor combinations and amazing intensity. The lobster was 1 1/2 pound Maine lobster, fedexed overnight and served totally out of it's shell with a lemon caper sauce. he ate it with a knife and fork! All the portions were HUGE and included the sides (read no $6.00 creamed spinach). Also, They use real china and crystal. My ahi was fantastic, it was served with a gastrique (a sauce thicked with sugar; I asked as I did not know; it annoys me when people dont know something and order it then complain about it afterwords...like the other reviewer). it had the perfect amount of sweetness balanced by soy and rice wine vinegar. All of us in our party ordered apps, entrees and dessert and we were served our food on a different pattern of china. I havent seen this since Charlie Trotters and the food their was not nearly this good. The wine glasses are great, big crystal glasses, also they are BYOB now but DO NOT CHARGE A corkage! The service was professional and not snooty at all (one of my pet peeves).Very European. The atmosphere is unbelievabley beautiful. It felt like you are in a great superlative restaurant in Europe that only the locals know about. They have flat TV's showing kitchen-cam, way cool. There is no sound so it was not at all disruptive to our dining experience. The music is great Brazilian and European Jazz. And the art, My God! Huge and very tasteful and elegant nudes, all original and lots of them...must have been 30 or so; it was like eating in an art gallery. Worth every damn penny and then some.

2
★★★★★

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this place and let me tell you. 100% true. The owner is the chef who cares about the details and it shows from our amuse of great warm, marinated olives to our final chocolate truffles at the end to the nice touches like purse holders and extra reading glasses. Overall I felt we got a lot more than we paid for. We had Tuna, and the Lobster. The food was fantastic, with interesting flavor combinations and amazing intensity. The lobster was 1 1/2 pound Maine lobster, fedexed overnight and served totally out of it's shell with a lemon caper sauce. he ate it with a knife and fork! All the portions were HUGE and included the sides (read no $6.00 creamed spinach). Also, They use real china and crystal. My ahi was fantastic, it was served with a gastrique (a sauce thicked with sugar; I asked as I did not know; it annoys me when people dont know something and order it then complain about it afterwords...like the other reviewer). it had the perfect amount of sweetness balanced by soy and rice wine vinegar. All of us in our party ordered apps, entrees and dessert and we were served our food on a different pattern of china. I havent seen this since Charlie Trotters and the food their was not nearly this good. The wine glasses are great, big crystal glasses, also they are BYOB now but DO NOT CHARGE A corkage! The service was professional and not snooty at all (one of my pet peeves).Very European. The atmosphere is unbelievabley beautiful. It felt like you are in a great superlative restaurant in Europe that only the locals know about. They have flat TV's showing kitchen-cam, way cool. There is no sound so it was not at all disruptive to our dining experience. The music is great Brazilian and European Jazz. And the art, My God! Huge and very tasteful and elegant nudes, all original and lots of them...must have been 30 or so; it was like eating in an art gallery. Worth every damn penny and then some.

Pros: great food, atomsphere, service

Cons: only open for dinner

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THE FOOD
The halibut was of very high quality. Perfectly cooked throughout, and flaked away in firm, delicious pieces. The bed of mashed taters under the halibut was delicious, soaking in the juices from the fish above. The stuffed squid was of ideal texture - a challenge for anyone who has experience cooking this animal. The greens were fresh and crisp. The lamb shank, I would have to say, is their flag-ship dish. Delicous, and worthy of the time it takes to cook it. The owner clearly gets his fish from dependable, reputable vendors. Very very good quality lapsang-encrusted ahi, that was delicious, save for the saccarine honey glaze that was puddled atop it.

The spices, sadly, were raw, rather than roasted, so there were fribrous, woody bits sprinkled throughout the salads and entrées. Understanding that roasting spices can take a bit of time, I would recommend that the chef of Jezebel mandate a daily dry-chonk (spice-roast) en masse, since the prices on the menu would lead the patron to believe that the dishes are painstakingly prepared with an eye for both detail and quality.

The chef apparently has a fixation on cloying, fruity sauces and glazes - whether it's tamarind, strawberry, mango, or grenadine - and proceeds to cover virtually everything with them. After having a stuffed squid salad that was overlain with a zebra-striping of red and orange fruity drizzles, I was dismayed to find that my halibut was covered in the very same glaze. Allow the food to speak for itself, and you will find that it doesn't need these sickly-sweet sauces to enhance flavor or stimulate tastebuds. Leave the cloying sauces for Amy's Ice Cream.

1
★★☆☆☆

THE FOOD
The halibut was of very high quality. Perfectly cooked throughout, and flaked away in firm, delicious pieces. The bed of mashed taters under the halibut was delicious, soaking in the juices from the fish above. The stuffed squid was of ideal texture - a challenge for anyone who has experience cooking this animal. The greens were fresh and crisp. The lamb shank, I would have to say, is their flag-ship dish. Delicous, and worthy of the time it takes to cook it. The owner clearly gets his fish from dependable, reputable vendors. Very very good quality lapsang-encrusted ahi, that was delicious, save for the saccarine honey glaze that was puddled atop it.

The spices, sadly, were raw, rather than roasted, so there were fribrous, woody bits sprinkled throughout the salads and entrées. Understanding that roasting spices can take a bit of time, I would recommend that the chef of Jezebel mandate a daily dry-chonk (spice-roast) en masse, since the prices on the menu would lead the patron to believe that the dishes are painstakingly prepared with an eye for both detail and quality.

The chef apparently has a fixation on cloying, fruity sauces and glazes - whether it's tamarind, strawberry, mango, or grenadine - and proceeds to cover virtually everything with them. After having a stuffed squid salad that was overlain with a zebra-striping of red and orange fruity drizzles, I was dismayed to find that my halibut was covered in the very same glaze. Allow the food to speak for itself, and you will find that it doesn't need these sickly-sweet sauces to enhance flavor or stimulate tastebuds. Leave the cloying sauces for Amy's Ice Cream.

Pros: Quality ingredients, brazilian music

Cons: Hasty preparation, bad atmosphere, televisions

 

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