The Diner Bar is a casual fine dining restaurant and elegantly at-ease bar located adjacent to the Thompson Austin Hotel’s lobby. We offer breakfast during the week, happy hour and dinner every night, and brunch on the weekends. We invite you to eat and drink with us.
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.
Born in Canada, Kristine came to Austin, Texas, via the Cayman Islands, in 1997.
She was co-executive chef at the modern Tex-Mex restaurant El Chile, one of Texas Monthly’s Best New Restaurants when it opened in 2004.
A devoted traveler, Kristine has cooked at Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, and studied or cooked professionally in Mexico, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
$2 Oysters, $10 local Gin or Vodka Martini,
A beer and “The Best Burger You’ve Ever Had” for $16.
Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 11:00
Monday – Friday: 4:00 – 6:00
Bar: 4:00 – 10:00
Dinner: 5:00 – 10:00
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 2:00
All-Nite Happy Hour Sunday & Monday
Diner Bar Austin
500 San Jacinto Blvd & E 5th St.
Austin, TX 78701, USA
Street parking is available
Valet Parking – $10