We are thrilled to bring you our old-world inspired farm to table approach to casual dining.
Verbena is a restaurant and bar located in the heart of W 6th Street occupying the street side ground level of the Canopy by Hilton hotel. The venue is comprised of a 36 seat bar and lounge, a 60 seat dining room with open kitchen and wood burning hearth, both which open to a lush open air courtyard. Brought to you by Chef Nic Yanes, owner and executive chef of Juniper and Uncle Nicky’s, Verbena delivers a menu reminiscent of old-world farm to table fare that is artfully composed in a modern presentation to delight our guests. Whether plant or protein, our menu celebrates these ingredients with perfectly balanced seasoning and light sauces to enhance natural flavors. What grows together goes together, explains Chef Nic. Come grab a coffee and freshly baked pastry on your way to work, or spend a Sunday morning over a bountiful brunch. Meet a friend for a vibrant patio lunch or gather with co-workers for drinks and dinner. You’re always welcome here.
Executive Chef / Partner
Native Texan, chef Nicholas Yanes earned his Associates of Culinary Arts degree at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR. His resume includes positions as creative director, chef de cuisine and consulting chef at various restaurants and country clubs including Nana, Dallas Fish Market, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Coyote Ridge Country Club in Dallas, the Uchi restaurants and St. Philip Pizza Parlor in Austin. Yanes opened Juniper in East Austin in 2015, which gained attention and support as a rising star in the local community, boasting accolades like “2016 Best New Restaurants” in Austin Monthly, a top 25 placement in Austin American-Statesman’s annual Best Restaurants dining guide, and more. In 2019, Yanes opened Uncle Nicky's, a casual Northern Italian cafe located in Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood. Yanes partnered with Brandon Hunt and Zane Hunt, brothers behind Via 313 and Nickel City, and Nickel City partner Travis Tober for the concept. Nic is bringing his passion and experience to develop the culinary vision for Verbena.
Chef de Cuisine
Matt joins the Verbena team after over 10 years in New York City working under some of the most accolated restaurants, chefs and groups in the industry, including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Major Food Group. He has accolades that include achieving 2 Michelin stars at Adour and 3 at Pe Se, both in New York City. His depth of experience with restaurant openings and leading culinary teams, as well as his refined culinary craft, are what make him an invaluable addition to the Verbena team. Matt looks forward to bringing his experience to life in his new home of Austin, TX.