WELCOME TO
DINER BAR AUSTIN

 Diner Bar is founded by the highly acclaimed team from The Grey in Savannah, Georgia. With two-time James Beard winning chef, Mashama Bailey, and her biz partner Johno Morisano at the helm, no detail is too small or overlooked in our space. 

Join us for a perfect martini, served old school with a side car, and indulgences like oysters & caviar at the bar while chilling to a home spun playlist. After that, move on to a menu of some things familiar, some new to you, but all made with local fare and love. And, wash it all down with an eclectic and thoughtful wine list that focuses on expressions of grapes from areas both traditional and, well, not so much.

meet our team

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​

EXECUTIVE CHEF AND PARTNER​

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.

JOHN O. MORISANO​

MANAGING PARTNER​

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.

Kristine KITTRELL

CHEF DE CUISINE​

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. 

JOIN our team

If you enjoy working with like-minded people who thrive in a team-first culture and are passionate about food, wine and service, we want to meet you!

Ideal candidates are team players by nature, delight in exceeding guest expectations and have a dynamic sense of humor, all of which we consider as important as work ethic and technical proficiency.

Email us at: jointheteam@thegreymkt-austin.com