Best Austin, TX Restaurants

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    As the first gastropub in Austin, this sophisticated spot is devoted to sustainable cooking in a playful, ever-evolving manner. Vegetarians will be happy as...

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    Goodall's Kitchen

    Goodall's Kitchen features classic American bistro fare and handcrafted cocktails that can be enjoyed in the restaurant's relaxed bistro-style atmosphere or...

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    Fonda San Miguel

    Located in a quiet neighborhood in north-central Austin, Fonda San Miguel offers an interior and food that are nothing short of extraordinary. The decor...

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    The unveiling of Top Chef winner Paul Qui's flagship restaurant was the most highly anticipated opening of 2013. Having already garnered local accolades at...

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    Stella San Jac

    Stella San Jac, an Austin-American inspired restaurant located on the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and Fifth Street, serves an eclectic Southern menu...

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    Buenos Aires Cafe

    The mother/daughter team of Chef Reina Morris and Paola Guerrero Smith opened Buenos Aires in 2005 with the goal of bringing a piece of their homeland,...

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    Located on the very happening East Side, where new restaurants are constantly opening, Launderette was an instant favorite. Chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura...

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    Odd Duck

    Lead chef Bryce Gilmore is at the helm of this well known Austin eatery and has taken the Odd Duck to undreamt of heights. Gilmore is still responsible for...

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    Vox Table

    VOX Table is a New-American style restaurant located in the Lamar Union community complex in South Austin serving chef-crafted small plates that highlight...

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About Austin, TX Restaurants

In the last decade, the Austin restaurant scene has transformed from cooking up great Tex-Mex to major player in the international culinary scene. Some big names have moved in and opened up successful restaurants, but still maintaining Austin’s unique flavor. The city has proved to be an excellent canvas for a young chef and some of the most creative chefs in the country can be found working in unassuming converted bungalows and downtown warehouses.

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