Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Austin Restaurants


  • 401 W. 2nd St. Map It
  • Downtown and Capitol Area
  • Barbecue
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/08/2014

Fodor's Review

On an up-and-coming block near City Hall, Lamberts draws businessmen, Web types, trenchermen, and foodies for its "fancy barbecue," aka stylish twists on Texas classics. You know this isn't your father's barbecue joint when you hear Belle & Sebastian on the speakers instead of LeAnn Rimes or Merle Haggard. Chimay beer is available on draft, and the Frito pie costs $10 and contains goat cheese. Appetizers range from Asian-style crispy wild-boar ribs to broiled

Gulf oysters with apple-smoked bacon. Desserts, like lemon chess pie with blueberry sauce, are tangy-sweet and satisfying. They even make a decent cappuccino. Service is competent and cheerful. The restaurant is housed in a historic two-story 1873 brick building; the front room has whitewashed brick, green leatherette '60s banquettes, and a bar serving top single-malt Scotches. The second floor has a bar with a few tables and a stage where bands play the nights away.

Read More

Restaurant Information


401 W. 2nd St., Austin, Texas, 78701, United States

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 10/08/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?