With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine dining at The Carillon. This Groupon is valid for dinner only and is not valid for alcohol.
Nestled on the southernmost fringe of the University of Texas campus, The Carillon melds tried-and-true favorites with taste-bud-bending molecular gastronomy amid an upscale décor of rustic furnishings and towering arch-buttressed ceilings. Diners will be able to enjoy welcoming Texas hospitality without pretending to be the owner’s long-lost cousins while sampling the delectable culinary creations of executive chef Josh Watkins, who has appeared on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Savor a variety of dinner options that include crisp pork belly with a diablo glaze, Asian pear salad, and fried mint ($10); braised beef short ribs with an apricot glaze, asparagus, and celery-root puree ($26); and the brioche-crusted rack of lamb with English pear risotto, whole grain mustard, and tomato confit ($32). While they focus on out-staring their dining companions, patrons will enjoy top-notch service from a friendly and experienced wait staff who can simultaneously refill drinks while reciting the alphabet backwards.
Enjoying a fine dining experience doesn’t have to entail using a Jackson Pollock painting as a tablecloth. The Carillon’s classy confines provide a memorable munching experience while the refined menu will have tone-deaf taste buds serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics.
The Carillon received an excellent four-star rating in its review from Mike Sutter of the American-Statesman. OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.6 stars. Fourteen Yelpers give a 4.5-star average.
- Whatever you have to go through to be there, the Carillon will pay off with brilliant food from a chef of the first class. – Mike Sutter, American-Statesman
- Superb waitservice with excellent knowledge of the menu and excellent suggestion of wine pairing. Food was beautifully plated and prepared. Fine dining at its finest. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 06/16/2010
- I am not sure I can rave enough about this resturant. 5 stars all around. Everything we ordered was cooked perfect with flavors that are out of this world. – D S., Yelp