Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, Texas 78735

Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar

Blind Salamander
Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, Texas 78735
Hours of Operation

Sun | 5 PM - 9 PM
Mon & Tues | Closed
Wed - Thurs | 5 PM - 9 PM 
Fri - Sat | 5 PM - 10 PM

Menus View Menu

Surrounded by panoramic views of the Austin Hill Country, Blind Salamander’s upscale offerings created by Chef Francisco Baca include fresh seafood dishes and fresh seasonal dishes. Explore an inventive garden-inspired cocktail menu featuring flavors from comforting to adventurous. Validated valet parking available for local dinner guests. 

Meet the Chef: Chef Francisco Baca

Chef Francisco Baca, a culinary veteran with a remarkable 15-year career, has left an indelible mark on Austin and San Francisco's food scenes. Raised in El Paso, Texas, his culinary journey began with the rich flavors of his grandma and mom's cooking. After formal training in hospitality management and culinary arts in New York, Francisco honed his skills under the guidance of renowned chefs in San Francisco.

In 2012, he earned acclaim with the Mole to Die For Award, a prelude to his later successes. Notably, in 2023, Chef Baca secured victory at Heritage Fire Austin, representing Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar with a winning creation – Smoked Lamb Leg with avocado, naan bread, cucumber relish, and chile Morita salsa. The dish showcased his innovative approach to live-fire cooking and earned the title of the day's favorite among more than 800 guests.

Now at the helm of Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Chef Francisco Baca continues to lead the industry. Seamlessly blending cultures through fresh ingredients, innovative dishes, and a touch of his grandma's and mom's home cooking, he consistently delights the culinary world and leaves an unforgettable impression on every palate. Chef Baca's culinary journey is a captivating combination of tradition, skill, and a passion for creating extraordinary dining experiences.

Guests Favorites

at Omni Barton Creek

View of the golf course.

Explore Hill Country

Explore events and happenings at the resort or in the Hill Country area.

Arial view of the pool complex.

Resort Pools

Catch some rays or make a splash in one of our two resort swimming pools.