Austin Restaurants

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  • 1. Clark's Oyster Bar

    $$ | Clarksville | Seafood

    The fifth of local restaurateur Larry McGuire's white-hot portfolio, which includes Jeffrey’s, Lamberts, and Elizabeth Street Café, Clark’s...Read More

  • 2. Contigo

    $$ | East Austin | American

    The predominantly outdoor layout of Texas ranch-inspired Contigo consistently draws a steady evening crowd—even when summer temps are well over...Read More

  • 3. Enoteca Vespaio

    $$ | South Congress District | Italian

    It’s been a while since Vespaio's casual kid sister harnessed the lion's share of popularity on South Congress. Known for its tantalizing deli...Read More

  • 4. Lamberts

    $$ | Barbecue

    Smack in the middle of Second Street, Lamberts draws a broad range of downtown business crowds, local foodies, and tourists, for its stylish...Read More

  • 5. Bess Bistro

    $$ | American

    In the restored cellar of a 1918 brick building on the more sedate end of 6th is this casually chic boîte owned by actress Sandra Bullock (but...Read More

  • 6. Chavez

    $$ | American

    Downtown’s Radisson hotel finally ousted an outdated TGI Fridays location on their ground floor and made way for yet another hit from chef and...Read More

  • 7. Curra's Grill

    $$ | South Austin | Mexican

    If you're looking for authentic Mexican food at an affordable price (read: cheaper than Fonda San Miguel), then head to Curra's. Both locations...Read More

  • 8. Elizabeth Street Café

    $$ | South Austin | Vietnamese

    This clever nouveau Vietnamese-French concept from chef-restaurateur Larry McGuire—of Lamberts and Clark's fame—sits on the corner of South...Read More

  • 9. Fonda San Miguel

    $$ | North Austin | Mexican

    This beloved villa-style North Loop spot combines sophisticated ambience with a solid menu of authentic Mexican classics. Start with the ceviche...Read More

  • 10. Frank

    $ | Hot Dog

    Discerning hipsters, corporate lunch crowds, and late-night barflies frequent this Warehouse District favorite specializing in artisanal hot...Read More

  • 11. Freedmen's

    $$ | University of Texas Area | Barbecue

    West Campus isn’t exactly known for its cuisine, but this new smokehouse lounge is a breath of fresh air, offering craft cocktails, delicious...Read More

  • 12. Goodall's Kitchen and Bar

    $$ | University of Texas Area | American

    Reopened after an extensive, well-executed redesign—the former Mansion at Judges’ Hill boutique hotel changed ownership and became the Hotel...Read More

  • 13. Gourdough's Public House

    $$ | South Austin | American

    Austin’s favorite over-the-top donut destination recently expanded on its food truck fame with this new bricks-and-mortar café, where diners...Read More

  • 14. Hyde Park Bar and Grill

    $$ | Hyde Park | American

    With its simple, eclectic menu focusing on comfort foods and more than ample portions, it's no wonder that this welcoming neighborhood hangout...Read More

  • 15. Jasper's

    $$ | American

    Business travelers and upscale tourists alike are drawn to this handsome, 9,000-square-foot eatery, in the midst of The Domain shopping district...Read More

  • 16. Josephine House

    $$$ | Clarksville | American

    The adorable little sister of Jeffrey’s occupies a beautifully restored, light-filled bungalow next door to the Clarksville fine dining institution...Read More

  • 17. La Condesa

    $$ | Mexican

    The notoriety of this sleek Second Street eatery has only increased as of late, with founding chef Rene Ortiz, and pastry chef, Laura Sawicki...Read More

  • 18. Odd Duck

    $$$ | South Austin | American

    This food truck turned brick and mortar was an early trailblazer of the city’s farm to table movement, thanks to chef Bryce Gilmore’s inventive...Read More

  • 19. Olivia

    $$$ | South Austin | American

    The menu recently transitioned away from its “hyper-playful” Italian-inspired cuisine and back to its original style of rustic, farm-to-table...Read More

  • 20. Perla's

    $$$ | South Congress District | Seafood

    Seafood, service and panache are pretty as a pearl at this homage to yacht clubs on the Northeast Coast. One of Austin’s original high-end patio...Read More

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