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Russell's Bistro

) #390 of 3,126 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American
1601 W 38th St Ste 1, Austin, TX 78731-6207
+1 512-467-7877
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“lox” (3 reviews)
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1601 W 38th St Ste 1, Austin, TX 78731-6207
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We didn't know anything about this place, but the place that had been recommended had an hour + wait and we were hungry.... so we drove around and happened upon Russell's Bistro. We loved our meal and plan to come here every time we visit...More

Thank TexasBlonde7
Reviewed 15 March 2017

While the breakfast choices are limited, they are excellent choices. Exchanging an English muffin for a croissant is a nice touch. They have great pastries, too. Love the cinnamon rolls. The address is confusing, because the restaurant is actually located on Kirby Lane which has...More

Thank BobtheBuilder39
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in Austin and looking for great food and great sevice then you will love this gem. I had the Creme Brule French toast and WOW! Packed with flavor and served with a strawberry butter puree on the side, it is pure bliss!...More

Thank Juliana M
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A lost gem. The menu is fabulous. Asparagus Benedict, Grapefruit Mimosa, Lox Omlette. Quaint seating on outside payio, and we snuck into the bar to sit to avoid a wait. Friendly people, and it has the ferl of Old Town Austin--as in vintage. We'll be...More

Thank EricPBliss
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice place for lunch or dinner. Quick soup and sandwich or dinner with salad and dessert -- Russell's Bistro is the place to go.

Thank chemtex
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Relaxed neighborhood bistro, good food, a place to see your neighbors. Great for a business meeting.

Thank Wheelchairtravel99
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints me. I've been here many times for lunch, several times for dinner and now for brunch. The food is tasty new takes on familiar favorites. (For brunch I had sweet potato hash topped with an egg.) Service is always pleasant but...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I had the shrimp & chicken scampi with mushroom risotto and roasted cauliflower. Every bite was a delight. I had a very hard time deciding what to eat, everything on the menu sounded so good. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, the food arrived hot...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after conducting sales calls on Camp Mabry. Location not far at all. We did the HALF sandwich and small salad... We dos the Greek and the Roasted Turkey sandwich AND for dessert we split the flourless mocha cake....and grabbed a cappuccino- so delish...More

Thank BondJANEBond
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Been here twice for dinner before going to shows at Bass. Both times we've been amazed by the quality and flavor of the food. The service is excellent. Friendly and knowledgable staff. We couldn't decide on our aides so we agreed to share. Our sides...More

Thank lindargtravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 W 38th St Ste 1, Austin, TX 78731-6207
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-467-7877
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