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 creating the daily menu, and is dedicated to serving innovative dishes using 100% local ingredients and supporting local farmers. The Duck bills itself as having "intensely local, seasonal fare" and the menu certainly lives up to the hype. Many of the main courses have unique takes on classic veggies front and center. These dishes include charred broccoli with scrambled egg and sorrel and carrots roasted in hay, but if you're of the more carnivorous persuasion there's goat rolled in pasta with mole sauce, grilled quail, and a myriad of other meats to choose from. If you're in Texas and looking for something a little different, but prepared to an NYC professional standard, look no further than the Odd Duck.
1201 S Lamar Boulevard Austin
Austin, TX 78704
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Best Restaurants: "There are communal tables for those not looking for reservations and who just want to hang out. But take note that you're not going to have a say in who you sit next to."
Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: After humble beginnings in a food truck, the bricks-and-mortar restaurant of brothers Bryce and Dylan Gilmore quickly became one of Austin's darlings.