Italic is an Italian restaurant offering an approachable, seasonally-changing menu. The menu features an Antipasti selection includes "arugula salad", "beef tenderloin tartar", "sauteed greens", and more. They also offer a variety of pizza and pasta such as "margherita" and "penne rigate bolognese". The majority of the items on the menu can also be made without gluten upon request. An extensive list of wines by the glass, signature cocktails, and draft beers are also available. Enjoy $10 pies and $5 wine, cocktails, and beers on "happy hour", which takes place on weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Situated in the heart of Downtown Austin, La Traviata is a chef-owned, farm-to-table restaurant that has been a favorite dining destination for "authentic" Italian cuisine for nearly two decades. It focuses on serving seasonally fresh fare in an "elegant" and "intimate" atmosphere of its "spacious" dining area. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu highlights locally sourced meat and produce, featuring appetizers like "cheese plate", greens like "caesar salad", seafood like "seared wild Atlantic salmon salad", and entrees like "penne pasta with Italian sausage". It also offers daily specials during lunch Monday through Friday if you're craving something "extraordinary". Whether it's a date night, business lunch, family gathering, La Traviata is a "staple" for Italian cuisine cooked and prepared with love and honesty.
Swift's Attic is behind the impressive transformation of the once old, yet venerable, building that is now a “gorgeous hideaway” downtown restaurant serving “small plates with big flavors”. The interior of Swift’s Attic is furnished with antique doorknobs and glass transformer caps that tell the story of the building’s history, which dates back to the early 1900s as the home of Swift Premium Food Co. Swift’s Attic is home to the famous "Big Ass Burger", a massive burger consisting of a beef patty topped with Taylor ham, smoked turkey, and cheddar cheese on sourdough toast, served with fries on the side. Served during BAB Burger Nights (Monday nights), BABs are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure you go early to secure a spot! Big Ass Burgers are not to be missed.
Peche, Austin's first absinthe bar, showcases French-inspired cuisine, approachable cocktail program, and a curated wine list. They boast an extensive menu, with "niman ranch ribeye steak", "crusty bread with escargot dip", and "braised short ribs" being the star of the night. The cocktail program features handcrafted drinks based from gin, vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey and more. But if there's something you wouldn't want to miss, it would be the "absinthe cocktails", the restaurant's specialty. Happy hour runs from 4pm - 7pm on Thursday-Friday, and all night on Sundays and Mondays. Peche houses some of the most "incredible cocktails" you will taste in Texas, it's no surprise that its name refers to "sinful cocktails and cuisine".
Situated at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and Fifth Street, Stella San Jac is a farm-to-table restaurant featuring "upscale", American-Southern cuisine in a "casual" environment. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, the menu features morning fare like "pecan praline french toast", lighter options like "grapefruit curd parfait", appetizers like "deviled eggs", salads like "kale & brussels", sandwiches like "gulf shrimp and lump crab roll", entrees like "pan-seared chicken", and desserts like "chocolate s'more cake". The beverage program, on the other hand, features a few varieties of beers and an extensive selection of wines.
Parkside features traditional American cuisine made with the finest locally-sourced and sustainably grown products. The restaurant has instantly gained massive following primarily for its extensive raw bar and highest quality selection of oysters from all over the country. For starters, the "marrow bone" and"crab fritters" are the best-sellers! The most popular dishes on their entrees include "44 farms ny strip" and "roasted beet salad". On top of that, Parkside boasts a massive selection of cocktails, beers, wines, and desserts. They serve dinner daily, and happy hour runs from 5 to 6 p.m. when the bar menu such as oysters, french fries, beers, and cocktails are being offered at half-price!In the mood for grass-fed burgers? Check out Parkside, they have been featured as one of the 7 Restaurants for The Best Grass-Fed Burgers in Austin.
Enjoy a "wonderful dinner here" because you will learn to "love this restaurant". Vince Young Steakhouse has "extremely delicious steak!" Try their "prime rib eye bone" which is "very succulent" as well as the "roasted bone marrow". It is recommended that "you get a reservation with enough time to find parking and this is not a place for on a budget dinner". Their "dining room vibe is very nice". Their "steaks" are "melt-in-your-mouth good and the sides" are "phenomenal" too. You will "love that the sides are shareable". And, "the lump crab Oscar topping" is really "WOW". It is "spectacular" and "amazingly delish". It is "absolutely the best ever Oscar topping". "Not only" is "the Crab Oscar topping spectacular, the tenderloin" is "as good as, if not better than, any" you will ever enjoy. It is "absolute perfection". It is "not just in terms of "your "ordered rare-side-of-medium-rare doneness, but as well in terms of the wonderfully seasoned and grilled flavor". "A great experience" because it is "steak Nirvana".
Trace uses fresh ingredients from the region's surrounding farms to make flavorful dishes including an appetizer "crab and avocado toast", "shrimp and grits", "duck chilaquiles" and more. Trace is situated at W Austin is a modern, sophisticated farm-to-table restaurant serving the finest flavors of Central Texas. You can also check out the three-course lunch if you can't decide what to eat and if you're open to new distinct flavors. The menu of the three-course lunch varies every week depending on ingredients that are fresh and in season. If a combination of music and wine sounds appealing to you, visit Trace during Rosé Wednesdays Happy Hour to enjoy live music and rosé sangria at a happy hour price.
Henbit strives to change the way people eat by showcasing locally-sourced ingredients so you can feel good about where your food came from by offering a "feel good food" menu that features healthy food options that are "tasty", approachable, and convenient. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week, the menu features breakfast food like "cottage cheese & toast", greens like "kale & avocado salad", handhelds like "green goddess chicken sandwich", and entrees like "chimichurri shrimp". Henbit's dedication to healthy food options extends to its beverage menu, which features an extensive selection of matcha creations, coffee, tea, and organic cold-pressed juices.Henbit continued to deliver farm-to-table goodness even in the middle of the pandemic! They’ve been featured as one of 15 farm-to-table delivery options in Austin During Quarantine.
La Condesa features a menu that reflects a combination of authentic Texan and Mexican cuisine. This restaurant works closely with local farmers, ranchers, and regional producers to provide "amazing", locally-sourced dishes. The menu includes small plates such as "chips & guacamole", entrees like "tamal", a variety of tacos & tortillas, and desserts like "dulce de leche". They also serve a wide selection of tequila, mezcal, beer, wine, and cocktails. On top of that, they also serve flights for guests who wish to get a little bit of everything. Enjoy half-off all alcoholic beverages and discounted shareable snacks on happy hour, which takes place 5 PM until 7 PM on weekdays.
Wu Chow is a go-to if you're craving for some Asian flavors. This Asian restaurant is dedicated to bringing authentic, modern Chinese food right to the heart of downtown Austin. It offers dishes made from locally sourced herbs and ingredients representing all eight styles of Chinese cuisine. The Asian restaurant offers "top-notch Chinese food" such as "dim sums that are to die for", "tangerine peel beef", and "fried green beans". Ultimately, this is "the place where great Asian cuisine meets organic and healthy food" where you will surely have "excellent food in great surroundings" and an overall "amazing experience".Wu Chow continued to deliver farm-to-table goodness even in the middle of the pandemic! They’ve been featured as one of 15 farm-to-table delivery options in Austin During Quarantine.
Cannon + Belle features a menu that both preserves and subverts Texas' culinary culture and consists of "comfort food" that selectively and artistically breaks the rules. With organic, hearty bowls such as "yogurt bowl" and all-time favorites "bone-in ribeye", one thing's for sure: Cannon + Belle doesn't identify as predictable. Serving three meals, this restaurant presents an extensive menu that you'll never run out of options. They feature breakfast fare like "brioche french toast", lunch specials like "chicken & waffles", wholesome greens like "caesar", hearty soups like "smoked corn & tomato chowder", handcrafted pizzas like "BBQ short rib pizza", and flavorful entrees like "shrimp & grits".
"At this small, bright breakfast/brunch place, farm-to-table comfort food gets a creative twist without becoming pretentious". "Everything is so unique at Forthright and has an upscale feel - but it's priced just right". It is a "nice spot with excellent food, coffee, and drinks". Also, "super convenient to pop in for your caffeine fix on the way into the office, a cozy brunch date, or fly solo and grab some food and drinks at the bar". And, "all of the brunch food options are solid, and the menu is diverse enough to have options for everyone". Plus, "they're also great at making substitutions to satisfy dietary preferences and restrictions". "Tiny but mighty" place and yet, "it's a nice go-to if you're looking for something a little more upscale in the downtown area".
Lamberts is a "cozy little restaurant so make sure to call ahead for a reservation". "Parties larger than 8 make sure to call way in advance, because of their size they need to be able to accommodate". It is a "fun downtown spot that offers upscale bbq food". "The waiters and waitresses" are "prompt" and "friendly". They have "a variety of food at this downtown joint". "The crispy boar ribs" are "presented beautifully and" are "crispy and fall-off-the-bone delicious". "The shrimp (Ceviche)" is "actually surprisingly delicious". "These dishes including the appetizers are" already "fairly big so eating an appetizer as your main entree will be very filling". You will also "loved the cocktails especially the one with ginger beer in it". "Lamberts is definitely a great place to check out, especially with a killer happy hour food menu and live music!" Plus, "its downtown location makes it easy to find and get to".
Lamberts can satisfy all of your Smoked BBQ Cravings. Read more about them in Kim's 7 Restaurants for Farm-Fresh Smoked BBQ in Texas.
Fixe celebrates Chef James Robert's Southern heritage, showcasing all-time favorite Southern classics infused with "surprising" flavors. This restaurant boasts a spacious, "elegant" dining area, "intimate" private dining rooms, a chef's table, and an open kitchen that allows guests to witness all the action going around in the kitchen. The menu features brunch food like "brioche french toast", appetizers like "fixe biscuits", salads like "gulf seafood chopped salad", sandwiches like "braised pork shoulder sandwich", entrees like "fried chicken", sides like "pimento mac & cheese", and desserts like "strawberry cobbler". Enjoy a selection of $7 cocktails, $8 snacks, $11 plates, and $9 reserve wines by the glass on happy hour, which runs daily at the bar, in the lounge, and on the patio.
Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill gives its customers a sense of history, being situated at one of the oldest commercial buildings in Austin. “Comfortable and familiar, relaxed and easygoing,” dining at Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill is like coming home and being greeted by family while being served an “innovative take on classic American comfort food!” The menu features a wide variety of delicious dishes: from appetizing starters and sides, to refreshing and savory salads, filling burgers and sandwiches, tasty platters, and the yummy desserts! And of course, the star of the happy hour, or any time of the day, the assorted cocktails, brews and drinks! Each visit to this restaurant is also a way to support local businesses, with Moonshine using fresh and natural ingredients from local farmers and ranchers.
At ATX Cocina, you will get to enjoy traditional Mexican dishes elevated with "modern" approaches and techniques. The menu showcases freshest, locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients available, featuring appetizing starters like "guacamole", organic greens like "mixed lettuce caesar", and succulent entrees like "barbacoa beef short rib". This restaurant's dedication to using only the freshest, natural ingredients not only applies to the food it serves but extends to the bar as well, highlighting "organic" agaves, hand-shaken margaritas, curated tequilas and mezcals sourced directly from Mexico, and a diverse selection of wine and beer.
Flower Child makes every last bite from scratch by using fresh ingredients that are sourced nearby. With a simple mission to spread "positively delicious" vibes and healthy food in Austin, it promises to take you to a "happy place" through its healthy food. And whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-sensitive, or you're just simply hungry, there's always a meal for you. A great selection of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, organic, and offerings for folks who love meat make up the menu, featuring small plates like "tomato toast", salads like "organic kale", entrees like "gluten-free mac and cheese", and bowls like "spicy coconut curry". Non-alcoholic drinks such as lemonade, tea, and coffee round up the menu, in addition to a selection of Texas beer and wines.
Irene's is a restaurant known for having a great brunch on Sundays. Even with a large menu, the selection doesn't feel bloated and every item can be considered a special. They also serve biscuits and booze on the weekends. Their biscuits have been described as "Amazing" with a size that won't disappoint. Don't forget to ask to get a side of gravy with your breakfast sandwich. Another item they're known for is their French Toast. Nothing fancy, but made with lots of love.
Situated in the Austin Public Library, Cookbook Bar & Cafe is a counter-service eatery serving seasonal dishes in a library-themed atmosphere. It offers a chef-driven menu that highlights farm-to-table ingredients, featuring breakfast food like "ham & cheese omelette", lighter fare like "granola parfait", snacks like "mac and cheese", greens like "classic caesar salad", soups like "vegetarian chili", sandwiches like "patty melt", and entrees like "chicken pot pie". For beverages, it serves craft beers, wines, and literary-themed cocktails. At Cookbook Bar & Cafe, you will get to enjoy "delicious" meals paired with "refreshing" drinks while appreciating culinary-themed publications at the library.