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Jan 3, 2009 12:09 PM

Anyone tried Fion Wine Pub and Bistro in Steiner?

Hoping for some feedback- thanks!

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  1. The last poster on the "Worst Fish & Chips" thread mentioned Fion and I found a video which has me interested. I don't live in Steiner but I work there a lot (Realtor) and my doctor's office is in the same center.

    I like their policy about wine by the glass and I think that there beer selection and bistro / bar menus look very appealing.

    I would like to hear more about this place, too.

    1. The wife and I recently tried Fion. It was rainy and we were in the mood for some pub food so we decided to give it a shot. We got there about 5pm and were seated in the restaurant side. The place is divided into 2 halves. The one side is basically the store with all the shelves of wine and coolers of beer. There are also some tables and booths on that store side. The other side has 2 rows of tables and the kitchen in the back. At the time, we were the only 2 people on the restaurant side so it was nice and quiet.

      The waiter came by and described the specials and gave the details on how it works with the beer and wine. We wanted beer so I didn't really pay attention to the wines. Although, the wines are all retailed priced and not the typical restaurant mark up(according the waiter but I didn't actually check any prices for reference). The draft beer selection was good and had several local brews including some from Live Oak and Real Ale. We decided to go check out the beer cave(walk in cooler) and grab something. We ended picking a Tripel and a Wit from St. Bernardus.

      For dinner, I ordered the fish and chips and the wife ordered the burger(cooked medium). Note that the fish and chips are on the appetizer menu, but they serving was 2 good sized pieces of cod and a lot of fries so it was enough to make a meal. The burger arrived cooked medium as requested and from the small bite I had, was very good. The wife said it was one of the better burgers she has had in a while. The fish and chips were also very good. I'd put the fish in the top tier in Austin although I realize that's not saying much.

      All in all, it was a nice experience. We definitely plan on going back to check out some of the other menu items.

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      1. re: ssouth

        Ate there last night with my family and I must say i was impressed,they have over 500 beers and 400 wines to choose from.My wife and son had the ribeye special and loved it and i hate spaghetti with homeade meatballs and sausage and it was yummy and a ample portion.beers were $1 off from 4-7 and they also have wine flight specials and happy hour appetizers such as mussels.I will go back again soon.prices are not cheap but the food was worth it and you can eat on the bistro or pub side.sundays and tues they have cheap dinner specials.

      2. Live right down the street from Fion. Love the wine bar. the beer selection is nearly unparalelled in Austin, especially for hard-to-fin belgian specialty beers. Wine selection isfine, not the best. they could do a better job "flighting" the wines, but all-in-all it is enjoyable. Food at the bistro is good, not great, and service is hit or miss. Never been bad enough to keep me from coming back. I know the owners and staff their from my time in the wine bar, and they are good folks trying to do right by their customers.

        If you are nearby it is worth a visit!