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Verbena, Austin, TX

Verbena

4.2
4.2
463 reviews
$30 and under
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Verbena is a restaurant and bar located in the heart of W 6th Street occupying the street side ground level of the Canopy by Hilton hotel. The venue is comprised of a 36 seat bar and lounge, a 60 seat dining room with open kitchen, and wood-burning hearth, both which open to a lush open air courtyard. Brought to you by Chef Nic Yanes, owner and executive chef of Juniper and Uncle Nicky’s, Verbena delivers a menu reminiscent of old-world farm to table fare that is artfully composed in a modern presentation to delight our guests. Whether plant or protein, our menu celebrates these ingredients with perfectly balanced seasoning and light sauces to enhance natural flavors. What grows together goes together, explains Chef Nic. Come grab a coffee and freshly baked pastry on your way to work, or spend a Sunday morning over a bountiful brunch. Meet a friend for a vibrant patio lunch or gather with co-workers for drinks and dinner. You’re always welcome here.

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Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 991-3019

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Nic Yanes

Popular dishes

Menu

STARTERS

  • Daily OystersUS$3.75

    mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon

    • Striped Bass CrudoUS$14.00

      satuma orange vinaigrette, serrano chili, daikon

      • BurrataUS$12.00

        muhammara, pomegranate, toasted pine nuts, Italian basil, Easy Tiger grilled sourdough

        • Moroccan MeatballsUS$14.00

          red chermoula, fresh baked pita

          • Potato RostiUS$17.00

            lump crab, lime, charred corn, cilantro

            • Verbena Charcuterie BoardUS$22.00

              a daily selection of cured meats & cheeses, pickled vegetables, dijon, grilled bread

              • Three Cheese FlatbreadUS$10.00

                smoked provolone, fontina, parmesan, olive oil, garlic

                • Avocado FlatbreadUS$12.00

                  feta, sunflower seeds, arugula, honey, vinegar

                  • Briased Pork Shoulder FlatbreadUS$13.00

                    broccoli rabe, ricotta salata, marinated peppers, chili honey

                    SALADS & SOUPS

                    • Chickpea & Tuscan Kale SoupUS$8.00

                      roasted roma tomatoes, parmesan, olive oil

                      • Roasted Butternut Squash & Barley SaladUS$12.00

                        green grapes, six-minute egg, toasted walnuts, sumac vinaigrette

                        • Grows Together Goes TogetherUS$14.00

                          roasted beets, blue cheese yogurt, candied pecans, Brussels sprouts, sherry-maple vinaigrette

                          • Eight Lettuce Tossed SaladUS$12.00

                            local greens, roasted lemon vinaigrette, cucumber, radish, toasted seeds

                            SANDWICHES

                            • Braised Short Rib PitaUS$16.00

                              labneh, romaine lettuce, zatar, pickled bell peppers

                              • Grilled Chicken SandwichUS$15.00

                                green hug, feta, arugula, roma tomato, brioche bun

                                • Verbena BurgerUS$19.00

                                  two 4-ounce wagyu patties, American cheese, shredded lettuce, dijonaise, white onion, pickles, fries

                                  PLATES

                                  • Harissa Lacquered ChickenUS$21.00

                                    aromatic rice pilaf, cippolini onion, green olive, dried apricot

                                    • Roasted Wild Isles SalmonUS$28.00

                                      brown butter couscous, pistachio, preserved lemon, pea tendrils

                                      • StrozzapretiUS$23.00

                                        rock shrimp, 'nduja & Italian sausage rags, oven roasted tomato

                                        • Grilled 44 Farms Hanger SteakUS$29.00

                                          crispy French fries, salsa verde

                                          Last updated: 12 May 2022

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                                          What 463 people are saying

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                                          4.2
                                          4.2 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.3Food
                                          • 3.9Service
                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                          • 3.9Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. AM

                                            ArthurM

                                            San Diego

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great patio for intimate dining experience. Our waiter, Austin, was very attentive and thorough - friendly as well. Moraccan meat balls were a new, delicious experience. Salmon was prepared with crispy skin while maintaining almost sashimi texture, exactly as we requested. Craig, the manager, also checked us to see if all was ok. We're going back tomorrow evening.

                                          2. m

                                            michellee

                                            Philadelphia

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Love Austin from Austin. Best server!’

                                          3. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall2food5service1ambience5

                                            My friend and I came from out of town and were super excited to try Verbena! Unfortunately, due to the lack of service our time there was disappointing. Our waitress Anna, probably came to our table three times. Never asking us if we needed anything, if our food was okay, nothing. We watched her just stand in the corner talking to other staff pretty much the whole time. The restaurant was not busy, and when you’re spending over 100 dollars you think there would be some care in service. But there was not. I will say the restaurant is beautiful, the cheese board was one of the best I’ve had, and the manager was very nice. Ps. Don’t get a vodka martini there… unless you want 80 percent olive juice.

                                          4. AD

                                            AllysonD

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My birthday dinner at Verbena was great on Saturday night! Our waiter Austin was so awesome, 1000/10 service from him & the food was delicious!!

                                          5. MA

                                            MariA

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Verbana exceeded my expectation. From the moment we arrived, the abience, service and drinks were on point. We sat inside, but the patio was beautiful, as well. I went with a party of 4, and after reviewing the menu, we decided to order the food tapas style without regret. This gave us all a chance to try a little bit of everything from each section of the menu. We ordered 5 starters, a salad, and split the huge Bone in Rib Eye which comes with a generous serving of Truffle Mac & Cheese. We practically rolled out of the restaurant. There was no room in our stomachs for dessert, although I did see a few dessert plates go by that looked AMAZING. When it came time to pay the bill, I was shocked at how reasonable the price was. We definitely, all, be coming back again soon.

                                          6. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Austin

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food, service and atmosphere!

                                          7. d

                                            doat

                                            Austin

                                            17 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the outdoor ambiance. Service was very good, all in all a very pleasant dining experience!

                                          8. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall4food5service2ambience5

                                            Our server disappeared mid shift and didn’t come back lol other than that the restaurant was very nice

                                          9. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Phoenix

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Thoroughly enjoy our meals. Appreciative they were able to accommodate a clear

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall3food1service5ambience5

                                            I really wanted to like this place - the ambiance was great (I sat outdoors). The waitstaff was super friendly. But the food was just so…plain! I had the zucchini fritters and there was an odd after-taste. The salmon, which was supposed to be “brown butter” salmon, was very plain. The people were wonderful though which is why I have mixed feelings about the place.

                                          11. GJ

                                            GrandmaJL

                                            Austin

                                            57 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            57 reviews

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            Verbena is a good restaurant that we are adding to our go to list. This was actually our second time here for dinner. The menu is simple with good ingredients and a few nice surprises, like the potatoes, squared off easy sliced tasty. Last night we shared the Burrata appetizer which stands out from other places due to the addition of fresh pomegranate seeds. We each had the pomegranate vodka drink - very light summer taste, very nice cocktail. We each had the hanger steak entree served with the above- mentioned potato. The portion size is good, not overly large. The staff is welcoming and accommodating, as my partner has several food sensitivities. A good value at a pretty restaurant. The patio is very pretty.

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            London

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on 11 May 2022

                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                            The menu is a random disaster of unrelated food. Our meal came out cold, the crudo was fishy, the flank steak was cold and the fries were just awful.

                                          13. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Austin

                                            53 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            53 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Spinach and cheese dip and oysters were fantastic. Salmon, pork loin and burger were all good. Only issue is that our salad arrived AFTER our meal was finished. Took a long time to get drinks from the bar as well. I think staffing was an issue (as it is everywhere!). But we would still go back.

                                          14. AB

                                            AnnieB

                                            Austin

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall1food2service5ambience2

                                            Our server was exceptional and the burger is great, but the rest was quite bad. Several things we wished to order were unavailable, for a 6:00 reservation. The food took almost 90 min to arrive - in a restaurant that only had about 20 tables- and when it came one of the entrees that was supposed to have grilled shrimp came with shrimp that was refrigerator temp with several raw pieces. The food was rightly comped but what a sad Mother’s Day dinner.

                                          15. RS

                                            RickS

                                            Nashville

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall1food2service1ambience3

                                            Our first visit here. The courtyard was nice. The waiter was trying. He was overwhelmed as they appeared understaffed. However, overall very poor experience. They didn't have the steaks we wanted but didn't tell us for longer than was appropriate. So I got a burger... The food was okay, not worth the nearly $200 bill. Worst part is that it took over an hour to get our food out. The waiter came out and told us that the kitchen had broken and the manager was worried. However, no manager came out to talk. Nothing was offered. At the end of the night, we got a "Thank you for your patience" and a bill, that with tip, came in at over $225 for four people. So unfortunate. If the manager had come out and given us an apology or they had offered to nock something off the bill, we would probably had a totally different take away. I had high hopes.

                                          16. JC

                                            JoannaC

                                            Austin

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Mother’s Day brunch

                                          17. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Top notch food and service

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Austin

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                            Completely ignored by wait staff for over 10 minutes after they sat us down. There was literally no one and when we saw someone they just ignored us and walked by to serve other tables.

                                          19. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Austin

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                            Seemed understaffed. We had to wait excessively for everything. Food was good but generally overpriced.

                                          20. AJ

                                            AustinJS

                                            Austin

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Love Verbena. Terrific ambiance, service this second time was top notch. The patio dining is a great alcove amidst w 6th. Good mix of healthy options and comfort food. Nested in Canopy hotel.

                                          21. y

                                            yummytummy

                                            Austin

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                            terrible service and terrible attitude. awful food. 2nd chance. never returning. its basically just a hotel restaurant

                                          22. M

                                            Marpole

                                            Austin

                                            14 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service2ambience5

                                            The food and atmosphere were excellent. The drinks were off the charts. The service needs work. If the manager hadn't helped our table we would have left very unhappy. I will give them another shot because the food and drinks.

                                          23. LD

                                            LisaD

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 6 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We enjoyed dining at Verbena. The staff is courteous and professional. We loved the food. It was high noise level, but that could've been more from the location and it being Cinco de Mayo. We'd definitely go back.

                                          24. a

                                            arodnick

                                            Austin

                                            45 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            45 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                            Verbena is a reliable go-to restaurant with limited choices for food and wine, but what they do have is well chosen and reasonably priced. Waitstaff are pleasant and friendly. A nice pleasant place in a convenient location. Try their rosti appetizer!

                                          25. JS

                                            JSASY

                                            Orange County

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 2 May 2022

                                            overall2food1service5ambience3

                                            Cheese plate may have been from HEB...hate to waste a meal and overpriced.

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                                            overall1food2service1ambience3

                                            Really bad service. On top of that, found a shard of glass in my cocktail. Management was very apologetic and I appreciate that, but I had a very bad experience.

                                          27. SS

                                            SamS

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything we had was excellent and the service was exceptional. Will definitely go back!

                                          28. KM

                                            KatherineM

                                            Dallas

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                            overall4food5service1ambience4

                                            The food was great but service left a lot to be desired. Took a long time to get greeted by our server & the food took 45 mins to come out after we ordered. Plates were not cleared after our meal do we sat w dirty plates on the table until we left.

                                          29. NC

                                            NicoleC

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                            overall2food3service2ambience4

                                            We waited an hour and a half for our food, I had a salad and a side of rice and my date had salmon. Food was okay but not worth the wait. They offered us a free dessert for the inconvenience. I won’t be back.

                                          30. w

                                            wino4ever

                                            Austin

                                            67 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            67 reviews

                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Hadn't been to Verbena in a while but is still a great space (patio seating is incredible) with a great vibe and outstanding people watching. Burger was delicious as was blue cheese/ beet salad. Wine list is lacking but the Mezcal cocktail is muy bueno indeed. Our server was attentive and friendly. Need to visit more often.

                                          31. MG

                                            MarielaG

                                            Mexico City

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 29 April 2022

                                            overall3food3service4ambience5

                                            Expensive for what we ate! Nice place but pretentious

                                          32. KD

                                            KDJL

                                            Minneapolis

                                            5 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on 25 April 2022

                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                            During a recent stay at the adjoining hotel, I ate multiple meals at Verbena. The pros: tasty food (short rib hash, pancakes and cheese flatbread were yummy examples) and reasonable prices. Cons: One of our servers was indifferent at best, which was particularly annoying when we waited over an hour for a meal (though on another occasion she was slightly better as was service timing); additionally, their hours don't fit a hotel restaurant (e.g., opening at 7 a.m. on weekdays).

                                          33. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Austin

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 24 April 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                            Staff was very nice. Felt like the restaurant may have been under staffed. We had reservations at 11:15 on Sunday. When we got seated it took 20mins to get our drink order placed, didn’t even get water while we waited. When we finally placed our orders it was as another hour before we got our food. 2 if the meals were not correct and some plates were cold food. While the restaurant is gorgeous, the service was disappointing. Food was, decent.

                                          34. DD

                                            DanielleD

                                            San Diego

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                            Good food but very very slow service

                                          35. SA

                                            StephaneA

                                            Chicago

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 22 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of my favorites restaurant in Austin.

                                          36. B

                                            budB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 18 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Offers very nice patio dining and cozy indoor as well.

                                          37. J

                                            Jellyrollblues

                                            Phoenix

                                            39 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            39 reviews

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            We popped in for a quick glass of champagne and some oysters on Easter Sunday. The atmosphere and service were great and so was the food. In addition to oyster we tried several other starters and we enjoyed every bite.

                                          38. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Austin

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The lemon ricotta pancakes are TO DIE FOR. My fave thing on the menu. Even my husband said he should have ordered them after he tasted mine.

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Dallas

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience2

                                            Our reservation was at 7:30, we ordered quickly as we felt they were already slow with getting our drinks. It took a very long time getting our appetizer. By 9:00 we noticed everyone around us- guests that arrived a long time afterwards - had their food but we were still missing our main course. Our waitress kept telling us it would only be about 5 more minutes for about 45 minutes. We had an event to go to so we needed to leave. The staff was hard to track down, finally got someone to come back to us and we left without eating our full dinner. Very disappointed. That’s the 3rd time I have been there and each time the service is worse, won’t be going back.

                                          40. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Houston

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 16 April 2022

                                            overall2food5service2ambience3

                                            Food was great when it finally came, but took two hours to get salads, and we weren’t really checked on or updated on the situation throughout. At the two hour mark, we told our waitress if they hadn’t already made them, just to forget it, because we were now late for our concert. After asking “what table are you at?”, she promised they were coming, so we waited a little longer. No one came by and said anything after, or comp-ed an appetizer, nothing- just have fun at your concert. Seems like a lot of disorganization in the kitchen.

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Screening

                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                          FAQs

                                          Verbena is rated 4.2 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

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                                          Booked 55 times today
                                          Google Map for Verbena

                                          612 W 6th Street Austin, TX 78701

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross Street

                                            Nueces Street

                                          • Area

                                            Downtown

                                          • Hours of Operation

                                            Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Unspecified

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress Code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking Details

                                            Valet

                                          • Payment Options

                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive Chef

                                            Nic Yanes

                                          • Additional

                                            Patio/Outdoor Dining

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