Welcome to L'Estelle - our walk-up kitchen and yard in the heart of Austin's Rainey District.
The backhouse was formerly our home built over 20 years ago, and now an architect's studio. We open up on exclusive nights and weekends to the public for that "at home" feel.
Our inspiration comes from our mom, Estele Rainey, the best cook in the family.
We combined our two favorite traditions of food - French & Southern inspired homestyle comfort classics - with the intention to hit that sweet spot for anyone jonesing for a perfect grilled cheese, fancy burger, or plate of seasoned pomme frites. When in season, we offer greens and root vegetables procured from our family garden in Wimberley and use herbs plucked from our rooftop garden.
Enjoy wine, beer, & prosecco on tap in our yard bar, The Drafting Room.
Seating, Reservations, & Private Events
We offer first-come, first-serve seating in our intimate yard. Please see our Private Bookings page to fill out an event inquiry or Reservation page. (Reservations available for parties of 8-14. For groups 15+, fill out a "Private Bookings" form.)
"First we eat, and then we do everything else." - Madame Escoffier