World-class dining mingled with matchless service: Welcome to The Driskill Grill. Savor signature dishes, including dry-aged steak and sip a selection from our Wine Spectator-awarded list.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday • 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Providing ample opportunities for convivial conversation, The Driskill Bar offers a unique collection of quiet nooks, intimate seating areas, private groupings of period furnishings and generous spaces. Patrons enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of overstuffed leather sofas, bracing spirits, fine wines and good friendships. With lively entertainment, The Driskill Bar offers a perfect setting for festive gatherings.
Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday • 2 p.m. – Midnight
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday • 12 p.m. – Midnight
Friday & Saturday • 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday – Wednesday • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday • 4 p.m.– 7 p.m.
In the citizen-owned era, The Heritage Society founded the 1886 Lunchroom, successfully operated and staffed for over 20 years by members. Stocked with recipes from the hotel's past (including a stint by Neiman Marcus culinary director and "duchess of Texas cuisine" Helen Corbitt), and their own family histories, the ladies of the Heritage Society operated a venue that to this day is known as "Austin's socializing parlor." Paying homage to the city and Heritage Society's roles, the 1886 Cafe & Bakery opened on July 4, 2002.
Today, located at the bustling corner of Sixth and Brazos streets, the 1886 Café & Bakery remains a respected establishment and favorite Austin bakery for many. The social gathering place for locals and out-of-town guests alike look here for delicious traditional Texas comfort foods that combine time-honored Texas traditions with contemporary preparation. 1886 Bakery, with Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone at the helm, features an incredible array of scratch made pastries and Austin's finest cakes.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday • 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday • 6:30 a.m. – Midnight
Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone and his outstanding pastry team boast a long-standing reputation for creating some of Austin's most memorable custom-crafted cakes. From personalized birthday cakes to custom wedding cakes, the culinary artists at 1886 Bakery specialize in creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces that enhance any special occasion.
Discover the wide range of cakes available to you from 1886 Café & Bakery. Peruse our listing of some of the most delicious and unique celebration and wedding cakes Austin has to offer. Whether you are looking for a traditional vanilla cake, or something decadent like chocolate mousse cake, 1886 Bakery is sure to have something to suit your taste buds.
We invite you to stop by for a visit to watch our talented chefs in action through our bakery window.
6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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For receptions, social events, bridal or baby showers, birthday parties and group dinners, our legendary hotel has the perfect setting for your private dining needs. Plan an intimate dinner party in the unmistakably Texan ambiance of The Driskill Grill, or host a casual gathering with a touch of timeless charm from our 1886 Cafe & Bakery.
Born in Italy, trained in Florida and now Texan by choice, Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone takes The Driskill’s longtime tradition of producing exquisite pastries and desserts to new culinary summits. Named as “Austin’s Premier Pastry Chef” by the Austin American-Statesman in 2004, Chef Sansalone brings his award-winning credentials and talents to the hotel’s nationally recognized 1886 Café & Bakery.
Chef Tournant Colton Foster has a lifetime of experience working in the hospitality industry and spent his formative years at his mother’s side as she ran The Red Goose Saloon, in Fort Worth, Texas. Chef Foster’s passions for the culinary field developed by watching his mother interact with guests and experiencing her love of cooking firsthand, and it led him on the path to becoming a chef.
From behind the bar to owning her own restaurant, Marjorie has mastered her craft in the food and beverage industry. With years of experience, she found her passion for creating innovative dishes with seasonal Texas ingredients, to delight sophisticated palates of high-end events attendees at The Driskill.
Graduating from Le Cordon Bleu with a degree in Culinary Arts, Sous Chef Chris Ingmire started his career helping his family open Beascakes Bakery in New York, where it remains a family-owned and operated business. Refining his culinary skills, Chef worked many high profile events at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, before moving to Austin. To round out his expertise in the kitchen, he has made it a personal goal to understand the unique “ecosystem” Texas has to offer when it comes to fruits and vegetables.
With a passion for culinary that started at a young age watching her grandmother prepare large holiday meals, Alondra developed a comfort in the kitchen at The Driskill. From dishwasher to Banquet Cook, to now Sous Chef at the 1886 Café and Bakery, Alondra enjoys fusing Texas comfort food with flavors from her Mexican culture.