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Tillie’s in the news

Tillie’s is always making headlines for its upscale dining experience. Click the links below to see what others are saying about Tillie’s.


Dining Out with Rob Balon

Tillie’s Serves Sunday Brunch Amidst Painstakingly Imported Artifacts

Tillie’s owner Whit Hanks has traveled the world collecting religious relics and beautiful statues. How appropriate that they frame the wonderful dishes at Tillie’s that constitute one of the Hill Country’s best brunches.


Architectural Digest

3 Perfect Austin Itineraries for Design Lovers

Long famed for its cowboy boots, barbecue, and food trucks, the Texas metropolis offers myriad surprises, from vast contemporary art to outdoor wonders.

Hungry? Tillie’s offers shareable lunch plates (e.g., corn butter biscuits, salt-and-pepper quail), and for proper sips…


Eater Austin

16 Restaurants to Splurge on an Upscale Dinner in Austin

Out in Drippings Springs is the fine dining restaurant on the grounds of luxury resort Camp Lucy, where New American fare drawing from pan-Asian influences, like peach and soy-glazed pork belly, Thai roasted chicken, and salt and pepper quail. It’s all found in the exquisite space, which consists of essentially an imported historic Vietnamese town hall and other Vietnamese detailing.

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Austin Moms Blog

Spring Date Night Ideas for 2019

A stunning 200-year-old town hall from Vietnam was imported and rebuilt at luxury resort Camp Lucy and opened as a restaurant named for the owner’s grandmother, Attilia “Tillie” Hancock. The chef, Brandon Martin, was sous chef at Odd Duck – and the New American cuisine here is both inventive and tasty.  The building and its décor however steal the show: you’ll feel as if you dove head first into a spread in Travel and Leisure — the perfect date night location!


Austin American-Statesman

One of the prettiest Texas drives to dinner you’ll find

Creative cuisine. Stunning design. A unique experience. Dinner at Tillie’s features several hallmarks you expect from standout restaurants in the area. It also offers something unexpected: a winding drive through a pastoral setting that crosses multiple one-lane bridges.

Creek Road twists through verdant pastures and gentle rises slashed by the ambling Onion Creek, oblivious cows grazing as the sound of braying donkeys echoes in the unseen distance. The jaunt to Dripping Springs feels more like an exciting retreat to a friend’s ranch or a family camping trip than your typical drive to dinner. Just about the time you think you may be lost…


PBS Newshour

Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin on doing something ‘magical’ with her life

Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Patty Griffin sat down with Jeffrey Brown of the PBS Newshour in the lobby of Tillie’s for an interview and artist profile during the Revival music festival. This 5-minute interview includes footage from Camp Lucy and the music festival.


Style Beyond age blog

A Gem in the Hill Country: Our Staycation at Camp Lucy

A lesson in staying in the moment.

A few weeks ago, we were at dinner with friends, and the conversation turned to must-see places and experiences in Austin. My friends regaled me of an outstanding restaurant outside of town called Tillie‘s. I open the website to find the most gorgeous architecture and tile work at a restaurant of an event space called Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas. Beauty was all around so I thought that it would be a great place…


Eater Austin

14 Austin Restaurant Bathrooms That You’ll Want to Instagram

Bathroom selfies can be a serious matter for some, and tons of Austin bars and restaurants are feeding into the insanity. With creative wallpaper, art, and even furniture, dedicated selfie-seekers are spending inordinate amounts of time near the loo.

Here are the spots where people are bathroom ‘gramming most frequently. Luckily for all of us in Austin, most people are leaving the toilet out of it.


Texas Monthly

Tillie’s Dining Guide Review

The minute the host leads you through the antique turquoise-painted doors into the main dining room of this new Dripping Springs restaurant, you’re immediately transported to a different time and place. Perhaps it’s the intricately carved beams and woodwork of the building, transported from Vietnam by owner Whit Hanks, an Austin antiques dealer. Or the many Catholic saints displayed in…


Texas Monthly

Where to Find the State’s Top Wine Lists

A restaurant wine list can be intimidating. Considering that the choice you make will affect your dining experience as well as your wallet, the pressure is real, particularly if a lot of the offerings are unfamiliar to you. Some of the state’s best restaurants try to ease that pressure with an expert service staff to help guide you. They also offer a trustworthy and approachable wine list. It doesn’t need to be long…


eater austin

Austin’s Biggest Dining Surprises of 2018

As is the tradition as we near the end of 2018, Eater asked a trusted group of friends, industry types, and local bloggers for their takes on the past culinary year in Austin. The annual survey spans eight questions, from dining surprises to best food neighborhoods and disappointing meals. All answers will be revealed as the week rolls on — cut, pasted, (mostly) unedited, and in no particular order…


eater austin

Austin’s Top Restaurant Newcomers of 2018

Rachel Holtin, blogger, AustinFoodstagram - Suerte, hands down. I would have never pictured Sam Hellman-Mass doing Mexican food, but I suppose his wife’s heritage has impacted him in a new way. This is some of the most authentic interior Mexican food around. Brewer’s Table and Tillie’s also stand out as welcomed newcomers.


Austin American-Statesman

Best Dishes at New Austin Restaurants in 2018

Did I make it to every single restaurant to open this year in Austin? Nope. Did I eat every dish on the menu at every new place I did visit? Not quite. But it’s still important to write a list like this. It contextualizes the Austin dining scene by spotlighting the year’s biggest openings, and it offers a checklist for dishes to try while giving a snapshot of individual restaurants and the year in dining. The dishes are alphabetized by restaurant name…

This Doesn’t Suck Blog

Say Hello to Fine Dining at Tillie’s

The new fine dining restaurant Tillie’s recently invited me to a sneak peek of their restaurant and menu and I can confidently say it’s going to be worth the trip when they open October 1st.

There’s so much to talk about that I struggle knowing where to start. I’ll break it down into a two categories. Let’s start with the venue itself and then dive into the food…