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Blue Dahlia Bistro

#76 of 3,050 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Austin
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1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1908
+1 512-542-9542
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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1,554 reviews
729 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 930 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Blue Dahlia is located on a short but funky section of East 11th (just east of the Sheraton and the Interstate) that contains several interesting restaurants and food trucks. We stopped by for late afternoon happy hour and thoroughly enjoyed our discounted beer and snack plates. The hummus and tabouli platter was more than enough for the three of us... More 

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Thank John B
San Antonio, Texas
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love French food and the Blue Dahlia did not disappoint, everything was delicious. I dined in the outside area in back with 10 tables, an overhead trellis and a water feature surrounded by dusty plants and dead looking bamboo, charmingly shabby chic but was improved by white fairy lights later in the evening. The waitress kindly let me try... More 

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Thank Carole F
Midwest
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for brunch on a Friday morning straight from the airport. Parking is on neighboring streets but we found a place fairly easily. The bistro has outdoor dining on a front patio as well as in a garden area in the back. We ordered the frittata of the day which was "eggcellent" and came with fresh greens and... More 

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Thank Lovtorun
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived the sign said "seat yourself" so we tried to seat ourselves in one of the only open tables but we were shooed away by a staff member who said it was reserved. After some confusion we were taken to a communal table where we had to sit on small hard wooden stools with no backs. Lunch should... More 

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1 Thank tigerpawtx t
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my sisters to this quaint east Austin restaurant. Both the food and service were great. Sat outside to enjoy the nice weather. I had the chicken salad sandwich and it was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Margaret H
Austin, Texas
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking forward to finally dining at Blue Dahlia. Plenty of dining options outside including our front or in secluded garden out back. Presentation is great where meals are served on pieces of slate. Gluten free bread was offered which made me decide to get the turkey and cranberry tartine, where the other person I dined with ordered the tuna tartine... More 

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1 Thank Kyllito
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this little gem in Austin. Great food, great wines, and spectacular ambience. Nestled in a quiet corner, with indoor and outdoor seating, this place is amazing for a great night out either with friends, family or as a date. Regular and communal tables available. All day breakfast options!

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Thank madhuprasha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. Where else can you get gluten free crab cakes? I love the local gluten free breads, the fresh salads, the crème brulee, the service, all of was excellent. And they have the best Chai Latte outside my own herbal kitchen! Always happy when I'm in Austin & can dine here.

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Thank Beth E
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have visited this restaurant many times and have never been dissapointed. The selections are varied and include a variety of open faced sandwiches (tartines), warm entrees, soups, salads, omlettes, and great desserts. The staff has always been friendly, the presentation is lovely, and if you go all the way through the restaurant to the back, there is garden/outdoor seating.... More 

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Thank THvacation
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nice setting and seating. Very good waiter who was happy and helpful, provided good timely service and suggestions. Food was tasty and good value. Coffee needs a lot of improvement

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1908
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > East Austin
  • Neighbourhood: East Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-542-9542

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?