Hilton Austin’s newest restaurant Cannon + Belle made its debut yesterday, Tuesday, December 5 as part of the hotel’s pricey renovations. It replaced the upscale Finn & Porter, which closed in April.
Former Finn chef Peter Maffei stayed with the hotel, helming the new Texas comfort food-focused restaurant with an all-day menu. That slate includes wood-fired pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, vegetable and grain bowls, entrees like hot chicken and pickled shrimp tamales, pies, cobblers, and more. Mornings will feature open bars dedicated to carbs (breaded goods and pastries) and granola.
For drinks, there are the usual offerings: coffee, juice, wine (including taps from Duchman Winery), beer, and tapped kombucha from KTonic.
The revamp was designed by EDG Interior Architecture, which worked on Fixe. The upgraded restaurant includes an open kitchen and what it dubs as an indoor biergarten. The hotel spent $23 million on the entire renovation, including a new lobby and various meeting spaces.
The hotel’s second restaurant will be the Austin Taco Project (actual name), serving new school tacos. There is no chef attached as of yet. It’s supposed to open early next year in January or February.
Cannon + Belle is the second recent restaurant to take its title inspiration after Angelina Belle Eberly, the historic figure who helped keep Austin as the capital of Texas in in 1842 by firing a cannonball. The other one is the New American restaurant Eberly on South Lamar, which opened in October.
Cannon’s hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.