Is the restaurant open to the public or to Cotton Gin Village guests only?
We welcome both lodging guests and the general public. (However, if you're not staying with us, you’re missing out on an extraordinary experience!)
Do you serve lunch?
Our focus is on providing the Texas Hill Country’s finest dining experience in the evenings. Please click here for our hours of operation.
Do you accept / do I need reservations?
We’re one of the few Fredericksburg restaurants that accepts reservations, which are highly encouraged. While we readily welcome walk-in guests, too, as one of the Hill Country’s most popular restaurants, we often have a waiting list.
May I make reservations for the patio?
Our lovely patio setting is available for first-come, first-served seating for parties of four or less. Due to changes in weather, we are unable to schedule reservations for outdoor dining.
I will be running late for my reservation. How long will you hold my table?
We will extend a courtesy hold of 15 minutes for late-arriving guests. After that time, the table will be released to any waiting guests.
Why is my credit card information necessary when making a dining reservation?
We accept reservations as a courtesy for our guests. We ask that you either honor your reservation or cancel it expeditiously so that we may offer the table to other guests. Should a guest fail to cancel a reservation in advance, there is a $25 charge per guest.
Do you accept walk-in guests?
On most occasions yes, but not always. For guaranteed seating, please schedule a reservation.
Do you offer cocktails as well as beer and wine?
Yes! We offer a full range of beer, wine, and liquor to choose from after you are seated in the restaurant.
May we arrive early and have a few drinks in the bar?
Unfortunately, we don’t have a “seated” bar area. If you choose to arrive prior to your reservation, beer and wine are available for purchase in our lobby. However, our full beer, wine, and cocktail menu is only available for guests seated for dinner.
Can we just pop in for cocktails instead of having a meal?
Our emphasis is on a full-service dining experience and we don’t maintain a bar setting for ordering drinks alone.
May we bring our own wine to dinner and, if so, do you offer a corkage fee or service?
Because we offer one of the most extensive lists of Texas wines in the state, we’re confident we can help you select just the right bottle to complement your meal. However, our TABC mixed-beverage permit prohibits us from offering a corkage service.
Why do other restaurants allow me to bring in my own wine?
Because they do not have a TABC mixed-beverage permit.
Do you have a dress code?
While we think you can never go wrong with Hill Country chic, if you’re not from these parts, “smart casual” is always a safe bet.
May I bring my dog to dinner?
We understand they’re cute and cuddly, and we like to cuddle ours, too. But to preserve the Cabernet Grill’s romantic atmosphere, Fido will need to dine alone for the evening.
Do you offer dining for groups?
We can usually accommodate groups on weekdays with advance notice, but we don’t accept parties larger than six on weekends regardless of whether they are seated at one table or split between two or more. We work hard to maintain a relaxing, intimate atmosphere and large groups alter the ambience. For more information on this policy, please click here.
Do you host weddings / rehearsal dinners?
No, we don’t. We suggest you contact the Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 830-997-6523 for a list of appropriate venues.