Austin Restaurants

Though Mexican, Tex-Mex, and barbecue are the default cuisines, everything from Brazilian to Pacific Rim fusion has made headway here, and there are strong vegetarian and natural-food followers.

To find the best barbecue, local consensus tends to be that you've got to head out of town to Lockhart, Luling, or Llano, in the Hill Country. Nevertheless, there are several fine options within the city limits, the bulk of them simple places.

In some venues the music and food share nearly equal billing, like Threadgill's, whose massive chicken-fried steak is as much of a draw as the well-known blues and rock acts on stage. Stubb's Bar-B-Q hosts a popular gospel brunch on Sundays.

Austin is a casual city, and the dress code is almost always "come as you are"; a few restaurants require a jacket for men. Tips are generally 20%. Smoking is prohibited inside restaurants and bars, though some allow smoking on their outdoor patios.

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  • 1. Barley Swine

    $$$$ | South Austin | American

    The 36-seat eatery recently abandoned their no-reservation policy, which can now be made a month in advance, but there is a new 8-seat communal...Read More

  • 2. Congress

    $$$ | American

    An evening here is no regular weekday affair. As Chef/partner David Bull intended with this crisply elegant fine dining concept, this restaurant...Read More

  • 3. Driskill Grill

    $$$ | Sixth Street District | American

    Dominated by shiny, dark paneling and etched glass, this would-be cattle baron's club inside the Driskill Hotel recalls the palatial restaurants...Read More

  • 4. Lenoir

    $$$ | South Austin | American

    Bouldin Creek’s best date night destination might have limited dining space, with only 34 seats, but the seasonal prix fixe selections and shabby...Read More

  • 5. Chez Nous

    $$ | French

    Austin's first French bistro, owned by Paris natives, manages to maintain its quiet and cozy atmosphere despite its location mere feet from...Read More

  • 6. Dai Due

    $$$ | East Austin | American

    This Manor Road newcomer hangs their hat on seasonal local cuisine, with an emphasis on farmers’ markets, Texas beer and wines—even ingredients...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Olive & June

    $$$ | North Austin | Italian

    Whether you're grabbing a cocktail at the bar, sharing a few appetizers with friends on the treehouse-like outdoor patio, or settling in to...Read More

  • 9. Qui

    $$$$ | East Austin | American

    Austin’s favorite culinary conqueror Paul Qui opened his eponymous Qui to an already adoring public last year and the modern fusion eastside...Read More

  • 10. Uchiko

    $$ | North Austin | Japanese

    Austin’s Uchiko might have started out as the "little brother” of Chef Tyson Cole’s now famed Uchi restaurant, but four years later the contemporary...Read More

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