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Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with locations in Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and Bal Harbour, FL. Aba, meaning father in Hebrew, incorporates Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter style of cooking with influences from the Mediterranean, including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. The bar program showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.

Smoky Garlic Hummus


Signature dishes include Crispy Short Rib Hummus, Muhammara, Jerusalem Bagel with Smoked Salmon Spread, Slow-Braised Leg of Lamb Wrapped in Eggplant, and Shawarma-Spiced Skirt Steak. The bar program showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.

Group Dining Table at Aba Austin

Celebrate With Us

Celebrate your next special event, get together or meeting with us! We offer several large group dining spaces including a semi-private Mezzanine level, Paseo Bar, full outdoor patio, as well as our group seatings on the paseo. For those hosting an event off-site, enjoy Aba Catering available for pick-up or delivery.

Aba Austin Interior Dining Room


Inspired by summer in the Mediterranean, the restaurant space was designed by Lettuce Entertain You's internal design team, led by Director of Interior Design Avril Zayas in collaboration with Executive Partner and Divisional President Marc Jacobs.

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