The Driskill Hotel


604 Brazos
Austin, 78701
A very proper and delicious tea is served here with all the trimmings. Three dainty courses of sandwiches, pastries, and petit fours are served with two teas and style.

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Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner at The Driskill

The mezzanine tradition continues with “Feast of Flavors” featuring classic breakfast options; soups and salads; seafood dishes, such as snow crab claw clusters and hand-shucked oysters with jalapeño mignonette; locally-made charcuterie with a variety of cheeses, and accompanying jams and chutneys; off the chef’s butcher block comes slow-cooked turkey and artisanal ham with a sweet coffee glaze; a cranberry bar; pasta dishes, including a pumpkin ravioli; traditional favorites, such as sweet potatoes with marshmallow gratin and an artisanal green bean casserole. For dessert, seasonal house-made pastry selections from Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone pairs well with your complimentary glass of Moët et Chandon “Imperial” Champagne. 10am-3pm.

The second feast is a a five-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner in The Driskill Grill. The menu features a sophisticated take on classic Thanksgiving dishes, like free-range Heritage Turkey with whipped purple potatoes and Heirloom Sweet Potato Gnocchi with toasted sage butter. Family-style sides, such as traditional Sourdough Sage Stuffing, cranberry compote, and Chipotle Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Brûlée. 1pm-5pm. Thu., Nov. 27. Brunch: $72 per person, $36 for children 6-12, free for children under 6; Dinner: $86 per person, $42 for children 6-12.


  • 2014: Readers Best Building Under 10 Stories (Driskill Hotel)
  • 2014: Readers Best Restroom (Driskill Hotel)
  • 2013: Readers Best Building (Under 10 Stories) (The Driskill)
  • 2010: Readers Best Bathroom (Driskill Hotel)
  • 2008: Readers Best Interior (Driskill Hotel)
  • 2008: Readers Best Bathroom (Driskill Hotel)
  • 2007: Readers Best Lobby/Waiting Room
  • 2006: Critics Best Place From Which to Wave to the Masses (Balcony of the Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson Presidential Suite, Driskill Hotel)
  • 2006: Readers Best Lobby/Waiting Room (The Driskill)
  • 2006: Readers Best Bathroom (The Driskill)
  • 2005: Readers Best Lobby/Waiting Room (Driskill Hotel)
  • 2004: Readers Best Waiting Room/Lobby (Driskill Hotel)
  • 2004: Readers Best Bathroom (TIE: Driskill Hotel, Headliner's Club)
  • 2003: Readers Best Hotel
  • 2002: Readers Best Restoration Project in the Past Five Years
  • 2001: Readers Best Hotel and Best Restoration Project in Past Five Years
  • 2000: Readers Best Hotel
  • 1999: Readers Best Hotel/Motel
  • 1999: Readers Best Restoration Project
  • 1998: Readers Best Hotel/Motel
  • 1998: Critics Best Airline Service
  • 1997: Readers Best Hotel/Motel
  • 1996: Readers Best Hotel/Motel
  • 1995: Readers Best Hotel/Motel
  • 1995: Readers Best Piano Bar
  • 1994: Readers Best Piano Bar
  • 1993: Readers Best Piano Bar
  • 1992: Critics Most Romantic Way To Spend Money