The Diner Bar is a full-service restaurant and bar with a lively, convivial spirit adjacent to the Thompson Austin’s lobby. Under the guidance of Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano, the menu features a range of seasonal Southern dishes layered with local Texan inspiration, such as Chicken Fried Quail with regionally ground grits and Clams and Chorizo with garlic trencher. Our bar also features an extensive oyster program.
Mid-century modern furniture reflects Bailey & Morisano’s first project together, the James Beard Award winning The Grey restaurant in Savannah, with faded leather booths lining the front windows while a horseshoe bar serves as a focal point at the center of the restaurant. There, our guests indulge in an assortment of oysters alongside vodka and cocktails while selecting bar snacks such as Fried Ugali with salsa macha and Savannah Red Rice balls.
Diner Bar Austin proudly advocates for fair wages, provides a meaningful benefits package for full-time employees as well as educational resources to help our team continuously grow.
Mashama Bailey is the 2022 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef and co-founder of Grey Spaces, the hospitality group behind restaurants such as the critically acclaimed The Grey restaurant and its all-day counterpart The Grey Market in Savannah.
In 2022, she and Grey Spaces co-founder/business partner Johno Morisano opened two new restaurants, the Diner Bar and The Grey Market Austin, that showcase the Grey Spaces’ distinct take on Port City Southern fare in the new Thompson Austin.
Johno Morisano is the co-founder and managing partner of Grey Spaces, the hospitality group behind restaurants such as the critically acclaimed The Grey and its all-day counterpart The Grey Market in Savannah.
At Grey Spaces, Johno oversees guest experience, business growth and strategy while Mashama, the executive chef and co-founder, oversees all culinary creation and operations.
$2 Oysters, $10 local Gin or Vodka Martini,
Monday – Friday: 4:00 – 6:00
Bar: 4:00 – 10:00
Dinner: 5:00 – 10:00
All-Nite Happy Hour Sunday & Monday
Late-Nite Happy Hour Tuesday & Wednesday: 8pm – Close
Diner Bar Austin
500 San Jacinto Blvd & E 5th St.
Austin, TX 78701, USA
Street parking is available
Valet Parking – $15