Foreign & Domestic

American Restaurant
306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • popovers
  • desserts
  • seafood
  • saturday bake
  • whole shebang
  • ned elliott s
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • shoestring fries
  • crispy pork
  • fried chicken
  • short ribs
  • wine
  • pork belly
  • oysters
  • cobbler
  • vegetarian food
  • fried eggs
  • good service
  • brownie sundae
  • Martin T.

    Can't get a reservation? Just show up 5:30pm when they first open.

    Martin Thomas · April 4
  • Michael W.

    Cute upscale American spot. Get your hands on the chicken biscuit if possible! Found this place on my new Supper app:

    Michael Wilkin · March 16
  • Maddie

    Totally mediocre. Small menu, small drink options, and small space combine for a thoroughly forgettable experience. Nothing is great, nothing is terrible. The popovers are massively overhyped. Skip it

    Maddie · September 24, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Brittany K.

    I ordered the Salt & Time Butcher Shop Pork Belly with Creamed Greens & Links, Blueberries, Pepper Relish. Oh. My. God! So good!!! Heaven on a plate!

    Brittany Kiniry · August 25, 2014
  • Colin

    Sitting at the bar by the kitchen offers some fantastic views of the food preparation.

    Colin · August 21, 2014
  • David C.

    Everything. And they have Session. Rotating menu keeps your on your toes in a delicious way.

    David Carr · August 15, 2014
  • Brook S.

    The entire menu changes pretty often (usually seasonally) but everything on it is always amazing. A few vegetarian options and a choice of proteins, plus a lot of gluten-free choices make this great

    Brook Shelley · August 7, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Eric Silverstein, chef of The Peached Tortilla, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Braised short rib w/ tomato jam. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Katherine M.

    Food blogger Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook said he loved the surryano ham and ramp risotto here.

    Katherine M. · July 5, 2014
  • Rosana M.

    Had the Pastrami, Lamb, bucatini, baby octopus dish dont know which one was the best without mention the chocolate cake and the tapioca panacotta ... Dinner for lífe ;) someone díd mention be4..

    Rosana Munoz · February 28, 2014
  • Rosana M.

    This food is just amazing, lived in denmark for 4 years Been at the number 1 rest in the world 3 times and u guys are not far from them... Thanks for my panacotta present just loved it ...

    Rosana Munoz · February 28, 2014
  • Zahir W.

    Great Food. Great wait-staff. However, cold, unwelcoming reception.

    Zahir Walji · February 24, 2014
  • Zahir W.

    Great menu and service. Austin at its best.

    Zahir Walji · February 24, 2014
  • Jon E.

    Get a seat at the counter and watch the artists at work!

    Jon Etkins · January 10, 2014
  • Tom M.

    Overhyped. Overpriced. It's not bad, but I really really wanted to love it. I think I'm more upset that I didn't like it than with the food. I think they got full of themselves. Or an off night.

    Tom M. · November 17, 2013
  • Jessica F.

    Dining for Life dinner

    Jessica Fradono · September 18, 2013
  • Josie M.

    Amazing menu from apps through desserts! Also, very generous complementary dishes from the chef! Great wine and beer specials too!

    Josie M · August 14, 2013
  • Valerie N.

    I loved the Country Ham w/ goat cheese app & the braised goat was awesome!!!!! The service was awesome and the patio outside was nice, but inside was TOO LOUD!! They seriously need soundproofing!

    Valerie N · August 3, 2013
  • Jessica D.

    Come earlier than 9am whenever they have their Saturday bake sales. There will be a line.

    Jessica Duong · August 3, 2013
  • theo b.

    Well worth the wait

    theo baker · July 25, 2013
  • Leah J.

    Amazing food. Def get the popovers & the whole shebang platter if you have people to split it with - its a lot of food!!

    Leah Johnson · July 24, 2013
  • Gina S.

    The popovers are Heaven.

    Gina Sigillito · June 17, 2013
  • Lauren

    Dollar oyster Tuesdays

    Lauren · May 28, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    Reasonably priced and informal but still very fine dining, indeed. Rising star Ned Elliott’s seasonal menu is spare but stunning, with each well-conceived plate coming together in delicious harmony. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · May 16, 2013
  • J.T. .

    Get here WAY early on Saturday morning!

    J.T. 👽 · May 11, 2013
  • Katie B.

    Should have been a much better experience. All of our dishes came at once and gave our meal such a rushed feeling, like the staff wanted to turn the table. We were there 45 minutes, tops. Food so-so.

    Katie Behr · May 6, 2013
  • Joshua E.

    Go for the Whole Shebang.

    Joshua Ehart · April 4, 2013
  • Zach E.

    Everything on he menu looks enticing but don't feel low brow for ordering the hamburger. You won't be sorry.

    Zach Ellis · March 29, 2013
  • Holly C.

    Wagyu Burger

    Holly Crabtree · March 26, 2013
  • Tonya M.

    Show up at 6, after the first wave has settled. You'll get a spot without standing in line.

    Tonya McKinney · March 9, 2013
  • Alex N.

    Anything with preserved lemon. Trust.

    Alex Nicholson · March 8, 2013
  • Mike H.

    The crispy pork jowls are amazing. I know... Jowls!

    Mike Hollywood · March 8, 2013
  • Mike T.

    Make sure to try as many of the dishes as possible. But the popovers were awesome

    Mike Totah · February 27, 2013
  • Lety L.

    Food is great but be prepared to shout at your date...too loud & you cannot hear yourself over everyone talking. And the dishes need to be changed, all your cutlery goes crashing to center

    Lety L · February 24, 2013
  • Alyssa G.

    The glazed short rib was amazing! And you must finish with the lemon parfait- such a great experience:)

    Alyssa Guiliani · February 24, 2013
  • Jessica F.

    Try the Glazed Shortribs - With Oats, Fermented Greens, Smoked Potatoes, Black Garlic. Amazing flavors, tender beef. Loved the black garlic

    Jessica Fradono · January 31, 2013
  • Amy C.

    Worth the wait!

    Amy Cheng · January 20, 2013
  • Jonathan W.

    Order everything.

    Jonathan Weldon · December 29, 2012
  • Jon S.

    Awesome food!! This restaurant now on my list of great places in Austin. Get the popovers for an appetizer.

    Jon Samuelson · October 17, 2012
  • Lovelle S.

    The food is definitely rich and different - something for the brave and eclectic. We had the pop overs, jowl, beef tongue, chicken skin salas, squid ink pasta and fried chicken biscuit :)

    Lovelle Suarez · October 14, 2012
  • Madison L.

    Loved the popovers, the fettuccine and the burger!

    Madison LaRoche · October 11, 2012
  • Beni C.

    Delicious. The beer cocktails, crudo, and lemon dessert were particularly amazing, super flavorful and refreshing.

    Beni Chhun · October 6, 2012
  • Richard V.

    Saturday bake is a great way to enjoy the beginning of a weekend. Everything is good but my favorite is the breakfast bread pudding.

    Richard Vu · September 1, 2012
  • Johnathan H.

    This place was awesome. The burger is a wondrous experience.

    Johnathan Haynes · August 25, 2012
  • Paulie D.

    Great Brooklyn vibe. Stick to the staples as pasta and funkier stuff ain't go. Ain't good at all. Cyclist Cocktail is awesome.

    Paulie Dery · July 20, 2012
  • Danielle R.

    Always ask for a recommendation from the staff before you order and go with it. You'll get something you wouldn't have and it'll be awesome.

    Danielle Royston · April 22, 2012
  • Vicente L.

    You can't go wrong with anything here.

    Vicente Lozano · April 15, 2012
  • Emily O.

    closed Monday; open for Sunday brunch; dinner only rest of week@foreigndomestic

    Emily O · March 9, 2012
  • Travel Channel

    This restaurant seats only 42 people, but has become a hot spot thanks to the innovative dishes made by Chef Ned Elliot. You'll find dishes such as scrambled pigs brains and venison heart tartare.

    Travel Channel · March 5, 2012

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