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Mettle

Mettle

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Austin
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleSeptember 4, 2013
    Queen of Rainey St. Bridget Dunlap stakes a claim on the Eastside with this über-hip bistro. Brunch's fried chicken with maple ice cream is a surefire win; cut the sweet with a New York sour. Read more
  • Rob Z.heart icon on user image
    Rob ZaleskiFebruary 28, 2015
    Nice atmosphere for the same owners at Container Bar on Rainey. The Bloody Mary is legit, and the pork belly and kimchi sandwich will make you sing.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SpearsAugust 9, 2014
    I enjoy live music. But in a small restaurant with "mettle" walls (or some material equally sound-absorbent), it becomes a 2 hour meal of "huh?" & "what?". Come with folks you don't want to chat with.
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    Emily CharltonSeptember 14, 2014
    Their beef tongue tacos are great! Everything on the plate is made from scratch. The drinks are also very good. One of my favorite places to grab a bite.
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    Brook ShelleyAugust 10, 2014
    Kind of a sleeper hit- it's out of the way, but I've had a few really stellar meals here. Loved the tongue tacos, and my friends were quite pleased with the chicken.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EdwardsJuly 16, 2013
    Slightly pretentious east side restaurant. The Beet dish was tasty if you like beets and is garnished with white chocolate. The grilled cheese has caramel in it. Who doesn't like a sweet/savory combo?
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmiraultJune 9, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the burger or flatiron steak. Cocktails are on point, great wine list and some great local beers on tap too.
  • Darlene F.
    Darlene FiskeAugust 9, 2013
    French dip was outstanding as was the grilled cheese. In fact, everything that walked past our table looked delish!
  • Robert A.
    Robert AlanísJune 29, 2013
    The service here is amazing. Our waitress was very friendly and gave great recommendations. The food is very inventive and tasty. I will definitely come back again.
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    April ThompsonDecember 20, 2014
    Pretty Pear cocktail is amazingly refreshing. Cerbois amagnac, lemon, and pear purée and sparkling wine.
  • Craig B.
    Craig BallJuly 13, 2013
    Hilariously pretentious! Chef this. Chef that. Chef has giant birch-flavored (locally-sourced) stick up his ass. Comfort classics forgettably re-imagined. Desserts more like science projects. Pass.
  • Laura F.
    Laura FrankMarch 29, 2014
    The entire experience is beautiful. Space, service, ambiance...and the scallop crudo = best thing I've eaten 2014.
  • Emily C.heart icon on user image
    Emily CharltonSeptember 5, 2014
    The cow tongue tacos are delicious. Definitely a great date place or for a group of friends.
  • Meredith C.heart icon on user image
    Meredith CarpenterJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best things r : the bread, awesome butter, service, atmosphere, the burger and the drinks :)
  • Shadd S.
    Shadd ScottJuly 4, 2013
    It was great! Hip setting. Lotsa room in and out. Friendly staff. Solid, artsy comfort grub.
  • April S.
    April SuttonAugust 9, 2014
    The rhubarb julep and the side dish of beets with white chocolate (?!) are exquisite.
  • Brian
    BrianSeptember 19, 2014
    Try the beets so beautiful and flavorful.
  • Betty C.
    Betty Cravens-CruzSeptember 27, 2013
    The deck is lovely. Great wines. Had a pork chop, Nomnom. Violet ice cream w/ toffee. Ms. B. Is a genius.
  • Kyle B.heart icon on user image
    Kyle BunchJune 22, 2013
    The beef tongue tacos are one of the best things in town. Seriously.
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    Kyle BunchFebruary 23, 2014
    Beef tongue tacos and some good cocktails are the main attraction.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TannerJune 9, 2013
    Fried Chicken. It's got pickled veggies. Tasty!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StuchberyMay 25, 2014
    Bar tender was on point, but other than that... Meh. Food was over priced, small portions, and frankly not very good. It is quite a bit pretentious and not for good reason.
  • Raphael
    RaphaelJuly 28, 2013
    The beef tongue tacos are killer. Get them.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FalcioniMarch 8, 2014
    Cheeseburger is money! Sub cauliflower instead of fries.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BOctober 15, 2013
    Slowest service I have ever had at a restaurant. We were there 4 almost 2 hrs. & the beef tongue tacos I ordered came out cold even after that. I'll go back, maybe the waitress was having a bad day...
  • Debra W.
    Debra WatkinsNovember 24, 2013
    Make a reservation unless you want to eat with the fun bartenders
  • Brian
    BrianSeptember 19, 2014
    Beautiful tomato salad.
  • David M.
    David MastronardiJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved the miso aioli
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarrisNovember 14, 2013
    Wednesday is %25 off bottles of wine!
  • DJ M.
    DJ MelonsonJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't think they understand the concept of a reservation. Made one and they simply said sorry we don't have a table for you. I was not even offered a complimentary drink.
  • David M.
    David MastronardiJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great burger on house made brioche.
  • Jaden F.
    Jaden FelixJuly 24, 2013
    They don't split checks, so be ready to use your math skills.
  • Drew S.
    Drew StanleyJuly 21, 2013
    Y'all need bike racks, otherwise <3.
  • Rebecca Y.
    Rebecca YannoneJune 7, 2013
    Save your money. Bad cocktails very unimpressive menu.
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FieldsSeptember 15, 2013
    Ehh, expensive and not super impressed with the food. Probably wouldn't try this again.
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