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The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

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Popular restaurants in Austin

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Uchiko
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Sushi | Central Austin
True Food Kitchen - Austin
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American | Downtown
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Austin

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Austin

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Austin

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Austin

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Austin

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III Forks - AustinIII Forks - Austin
2355 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Austin

We celebrated a birthday there and it was perfect for that! Everything about the restaurant made it feel like a special occasion. The food was outstanding and the service was perfect. More

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The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen DowntownThe Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown
341 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown, Austin

We are regulars and always have a pleasant experience at the Grove on 6th. Loved our waiter and were easily able to cash in our Open Table $25 reward card! More

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Arlo GreyArlo Grey
359 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin

Unique drink and food menu leads to a very goof experience. The service was excellent and both the bartender and waitress guided us through the menus to a very good experience. It is expensive, but was a very good value given the overall quality. More

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GarrisonGarrison
158 reviews
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Grill | Downtown, Austin

Our server couldn’t have been better in his explanations, attentiveness, and customer-centric attitude. The food was so creatively prepared, and although a bit expensive, it was unique and worth it. I liked that the tables were spaced so far apart, as it seems unusual these days not to be seated closely beside other tables. Between three of us, we shared the gado gado, grilled avocado, carrots, tater tots, winter squash (the only item not eaten completely), branzino, and bucatini. My favorite was the gado gado, avocado, and bucatini. Oh, the bucatini! More

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Trace - W - AustinTrace - W - Austin
976 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin

As always, they do an incredible food and service. Thanks team Trace! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Austin

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La VolpeLa Volpe
73 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Austin

Actually walked here after I proposed. It was crazy SXSW outside and quite and private inside. The waitstaff was wonderful. They couldn’t open a special bottle of wine that I brought because of their alcohol license. Overall a nice private dinner with my special lady. More

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Z'Tejas Austin 6th StZ'Tejas Austin 6th St
468 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Austin

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We are on one of the decks. It was a lovely meal with friends. More

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NightcapNightcap
167 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin

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Nightcap is a great place for drinks and dinner with friends or just that someone special. More

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Barlata Tapas BarBarlata Tapas Bar
900 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Austin

Great service and amazing food - don't pass up the ribs! Had an out of town business guest and he was very impressed with the food. Again, Austin local dining provides a memorable experience. More

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L'Oca d'OroL'Oca d'Oro
570 reviews
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Italian | North Central, Austin

This place is amazing! I food is so good, everything is to die for! The location is great - easy to get to. The happy hour side can get a little noisy but it's not that bad. The waitstaff is the best, especially Rachelle! Go there - you won't regret it! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Austin's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Clark's Oyster Bar1. Clark's Oyster Bar
705 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin

As always the highest standard. We travel the world and this is as good as it gets in its genre. More

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Uchiko2. Uchiko
3307 reviews
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Sushi | Central Austin, Austin

Absolutely incredible. The meal was perfectly paced and the service was impeccable. Try the fried chicken app! It is to die for! More

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Eddie V's - 5th Street3. Eddie V's - 5th Street
3890 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin

Wonderful dinner. Staff was very knowledgeable and attentive More

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Cafe Josie4. Cafe Josie
905 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin

Innovative menu that is well-executed. Terrific service, too. More

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Eddie V's - Arboretum5. Eddie V's - Arboretum
2792 reviews
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Seafood | Arboretum, Austin

Waiter was amazing and did a really nice job of making me and my date feel comfortable More

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Austin restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant and BarHabesha Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar
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Ethiopian | North Central, Austin

In the perfect, most beautiful setting, can exist only the most amazing restaurant. Whether you’re planning an intimate meal, a dinner party or a business event, Habesha has the space to cater to your needs in a peaceful, relaxed, yet elegant environment. Habesha is a family business established in 2013. Habesha is situated in IH 35, Austin, TX and is owned and managed by husband, Yidnekachew Fantu and wife, head chef Selam Abebe. Habesha is a term Ethiopians and Eritreans use to refer to themselves. Habesha is a term of pride and used to eliminate the distinction between different tribes and celebrate unity as people of the same region. Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally served on a large, thin, sourdough pancake called injera. Injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, made from teff. The traditional way of eating is with fingers, from a large plate with the injera placed on the plate and the variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it.More

P6P6
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin

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P6 is on the rooftop of the LINE Austin overlooking Town Lake, the Austin skyline and Congress Avenue. The sixth-floor lounge feels like a watercolor sprung to life while serving up Mediterranean-inspired share plates and cocktails.

Reservations are available for tables along the perimeter of the terrace. Also, there's plenty of lounge seating and gathering places around the terrace and bar areas.More

True Food Kitchen - Austin - The DomainTrue Food Kitchen - Austin - The Domain
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Contemporary American | North Central, Austin

Online ordering now available at truefoodkitchen.com

True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. More

Discover Austin

Austin’s booming dining scene is one of the many reasons the vibrant capital of Texas tops just about every “best of” list that comes out. Over the last decade, Austin has made waves in industries from music and tech to filmmaking and—you guessed it—food. Speaking of food, forget any notions about Austin’s culinary scene being solely Tex-Mex, barbecue, and breakfast tacos. While all those things are still here (and delicious as ever), the food scene is brimming with energy, creativity, and new concepts. A new wave of coffee roasteries, sushi fusion restaurants, stylish eateries and juiceries have opened their doors, adding dynamism to a city on the rise.

Discover Austin

Austin’s booming dining scene is one of the many reasons the vibrant capital of Texas tops just about every “best of” list that comes out. Over the last decade, Austin has made waves in industries from music and tech to filmmaking and—you guessed it—food. Speaking of food, forget any notions about Austin’s culinary scene being solely Tex-Mex, barbecue, and breakfast tacos. While all those things are still here (and delicious as ever), the food scene is brimming with energy, creativity, and new concepts. A new wave of coffee roasteries, sushi fusion restaurants, stylish eateries and juiceries have opened their doors, adding dynamism to a city on the rise.