The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

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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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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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Austin

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

Austin’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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74 Austin Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

We took a look at our data to select the restaurants that are perfect for your Valentine's Day celebrations this year.
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III Forks - AustinIII Forks - Austin
2270 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Austin

It was wonderful and will definitely go again. I have already recommended to many of my friends. More

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GarrisonGarrison
113 reviews
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Grill | Downtown, Austin

Went for our anniversary service was outstanding and food exceeded expectations. Upon arrival they provided us for our anniversary each with a glass of very good champagne. It was a great evening. More

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

This is one of our frequent visit places to get quality food and good service. We have never been disappointed with either. More

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Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - AustinDoc B's Restaurant + Bar - Austin
109 reviews
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American | North Central, Austin

Great menu! Delectable food! Creative combinations and superb service! More

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

Family brunch including a 3 year old. The Trace was perfect. Our server was friendly and helpful, delivering colors and a plastic cup right away. We had a wonderful time. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Austin

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

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WOW! I was blown away by everything at Z Tenas. The food was exquisitely prepared. My wife ordered the mushroom enchilada with crab and spinach added. I ordered the 5 cheese (including bleu -- my favorite!) chicken mac and cheese -- very tasty. Our server was extraordinarily attentive as was the GM. If you're a margarita fan, they have an extensive menu to tempt you. Oh -- and the ancho chili chocolate pie is absolutely to die for! If you're coming to Austin, you will be well served to make sure you include Z Tejas in your dining plans (they also have free parking accessed via a driveway between their two buildings). More

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NightcapNightcap
155 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin

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A hidden gem on 6th. Great atmosphere in a cozy old restored house. It’s nice and quiet where you can have a conversation. Food and service is among best in Austin. More

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

Amazing food. Amazing beverages. The house-made amaros are FABULOUS. I wish it were a tad quieter. Our waitress was outstanding. She really knew the wine-list inside and out. I highly recommend. More

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Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge - DomainCopper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge - Domain
101 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Northwest, Austin

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Monday night dates are the best! Happy hour extended all evening including starters and shared plates. Service was good, food tasted great. Cake Balls are wonderful but definitely overpriced because of the fancy tin they come in. I could do without the tin that I threw away and take the cake in a box instead to save on price. Otherwise, great experience. More

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Wild Kitchen and BarWild Kitchen and Bar
83 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis, Austin

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Came for after church services brunch. Bluegrass band performing which made it bit noisy but not a problem. Enjoyed our chicken fried steak & eggs and the duck confit over venison gravy biscuits. A neighborhood gem! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Austin's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Uchiko1. Uchiko
3203 reviews
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Sushi | Central Austin, Austin

Amazing, wonderful meal and experience. No rush and loved how they bring a little at a time throughout the evening. More

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Clark's Oyster Bar2. Clark's Oyster Bar
675 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin

We were running late and called ahead and our table was still there waiting. Worth the drive and worth the price. The seafood was very fresh and best seafood I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend. More

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Eddie V's - Arboretum3. Eddie V's - Arboretum
2714 reviews
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Seafood | Arboretum, Austin

Great meal as always with impeccable service. We will be back. More

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

Wow, just wow. I have been for both Sunday brunch and dinner. The staff is so polite, the food is absolutely stellar. I'm in love More

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Espetos Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse5. Espetos Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse
44 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis, Austin

The service is over-the-top phenomenal. Salad bar had a very good spread of selections. The food was very tasty and had a good selection of meat. And the price was decent as well. Will definitely return More

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New to OpenTable

Austin restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Austin Java- ManchacaAustin Java- Manchaca
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American | South Austin, Austin

Austin Java serves breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner. Laid-back atmosphere with great food and locally roasted coffee. More

Bar PeachedBar Peached
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Asian | Downtown, Austin

Bar Peached is the newest restaurant concept from the team that brought you The Peached Tortilla, the Asian and Southern inspired food truck turned brick and mortar. Located at 1315 W. 6th Street, Bar Peached is a bar focused restaurant concept that features a range of small plates, comfort food shareables, and both small and large format tacos, all with an Asian twist. Beverage Director Kevin Kok's bar menu boasts a variety of draft cocktails and "to order" cocktails, an extensive wine list, and a spectrum of draft, bottled and canned beers. More

Jaipur Palace - AustinJaipur Palace - Austin
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Indian | South Austin, Austin

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The WaybackThe Wayback
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Café | Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis, Austin

Open to the public, The Wayback Cafe is a casual place, serving classic farm-to-table meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wines are organic, beers are local, and cocktails are fun.More

Unit-D PizzeriaUnit-D Pizzeria
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Pizzeria | Central Austin, Austin

Tucked around the corner in a 1950’s building that has served a multitude of community purposes, Unit-D Pizzeria offers a comfortable space for guests to enjoy a chef-driven menu designed around high quality ingredients and a wood-fired oven. All of the products and ingredients you see on the menu have either been lovingly crafted in house or carefully selected for their artisan origins. While Neapolitan pizza is the main act, our salads, wood-fired starters and meat & cheese boards are incredibly popular.

Our happy hour menu (5-7pm) includes a variety of wood-fired apps and small plates, draft beers and house wines, all for $5 and under. On Mondays, you can come in for $2 craft pints all night!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.