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.

Best American Restaurants in Austin

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Best American Restaurants in Austin

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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Austin

Popular restaurants in Austin

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Austin

Uchiko
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Sushi | Central Austin
True Food Kitchen - Austin
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American | Downtown
ATX Cocina
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Contemporary Mexican | 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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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

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Austin's most booked Bonus Point tables
III Forks - AustinIII Forks - Austin
2390 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Austin

Exceptional meal and experience from start to finish. Our waiter, Thomas, asked us to not make up our mind until after he presented the chef’s creations for the day and his description of the menu items. I am glad we did! The decisions we all made were positively influenced by his presentation. Meal was perfectly timed and all items were presented in a visually appealing way. Thomas even went so far as to serve our portion of the family style sides to us. This was a first for me even at a restaurant of this caliber. When the bill came, I was once again pleasantly surprised. Don’t get me wrong, this is not an inexpensive restaurant, but the quality of food, exceptional service, and attention to detail in all aspects of the evening came in under what I was expecting by a considerable amount. This is a great place that will impress and a true value for this caliber of restaurant experience. More

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

The cheese plate and crab cake app were amazing and the desserts to die for. A little pricey, but worth it for special occasions. The servers were attentive and hospitable, but not overly so. More

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Knotty Deck and BarKnotty Deck and Bar
85 reviews
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Contemporary American | North Central, Austin

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the patio fire. Recommend add a good place after work or for a business meeting. More

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GarrisonGarrison
171 reviews
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Grill | Downtown, Austin

Loved the counter seating with the chef and kitchen as your entertainment. The food was great and service excellent for Austin is probably one of the Best!! More

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Roaring Fork - North Austin, StonelakeRoaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake
2707 reviews
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American | Arboretum, Austin

It was our 47 th anniversary and we couldn't of picked a more romantic place to be. The food , service and atmosphere was excellent. I would recommend this place at a drop of a hat to eat and relax by the lake. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Austin

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La VolpeLa Volpe
75 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Austin

Great Food. Good service. Quiet. Will go back. Thanks. More

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RosewoodRosewood
236 reviews
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Southern | East Austin, Austin

We had a great "Date Night" experience at Rosewood. The food was both interesting and well prepared. Perfect seasoning without relying on salt- and umami-bombs (that are so prevalent at similar restaurants). Although both avid meat eaters, we had all of the veggie dishes and three of the five of them were truly inspired! Churro and bitter dark chocolate were a perfectly balanced end to the meal. We'll definitely be back. More

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

Loved the food; so, tasty. And, the service staff was perfectly attentive. More

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NightcapNightcap
168 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin

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
912 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Austin

Great hostess, careful waitress, and delicious food here to share. A first time experience with some new foods...it worked out for each of us. It was very nice to dine there. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Austin's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Uchiko1. Uchiko
3340 reviews
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Sushi | Central Austin, Austin

We had an amazing food experience with an attentive staff. More

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

Clark’s never disappoints. It’s one of our favorite spots for our monthly ladies lunch. More

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Cafe Josie3. Cafe Josie
925 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin

An interesting tasting menu, most of it very good. The shrimp dish was overly salty, the smoked brisket soft and yummy, the fried Brussels sprouts superb, and my husband ordered 3 plates of the oysters! You can order as much as you like and try as many dishes as you like, all for $45. Of course, those portions are tiny, truly for tasting - but by the time you put it all together, you have a really interesting experience of a dinner. One recommendation - all the tasting was done on one small plate you are given at the start of a meal. For such an upscale p,ace, it seems that that plate should be changed between dishes! More

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Red Ash Italia4. Red Ash Italia
1089 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Austin

Food was all great. I had visitors from California in town and every single one of them loved this restaurant. Flavors were great, and portions were fair. More

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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown5. Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
2691 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin

We had a wonderful evening munching on stone crab celebrating my son-in-law’s birthday. We topped the evening with baked Alaska. Heavenly! Wonderful staff. More

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New to OpenTable

Austin restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Casa Chapala Mexican Restaurant- BastropCasa Chapala Mexican Restaurant- Bastrop
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Mexican | Bastrop, Austin

Since 1987, we have been making our vision a reality. Our family's goal is to bring a festive atmosphere and fresh flavors to the fun city of Bastrop. Our inspiration comes from the town of Chapala, one of the beautiful cities that surrounds the largest lake in Jalisco, Mexico. Our authentic cuisine originates from our family recipes from the central and coastal regions of Mexico; Mainly the states of Zacatecas and Jalisco. Together with our extended family and staff, we strive to create a genuine traditional Mexican experience. We offer over 200 tequilas and other agave distilled spirits. From our family to yours, buen provecho and muchas gracias. We welcome our guests with a heartfelt greeting, as we say in Mexico: “Mi casa es su casa.”More

Darcy’s Donkey Irish Pub and RestaurantDarcy’s Donkey Irish Pub and Restaurant
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Irish | Downtown, Austin

Darcy’s Donkey is an authentic Irish pub and restaurant in the heart of Austin, Texas. Located on Barton Springs Road, Darcy’s Donkey offers an experience steeped in history, with a broad selection of Irish, Scottish and American whiskeys as well as the “Holy Trinity” of beer offerings, and an elevated traditional Irish menu.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

VamonosVamonos
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Tex-Mex | North Central, Austin

Vamonos is a neighborhood restaurant serving Ranch Style Tex-Mex made with the highest quality ingredients. Our fresh food philosophy and an inviting atmosphere will keep you coming back to enjoy our fresh handmade items like Guacamole, Queso, Nachos Ignacio or our Enchiladas. Our wood burning grill takes you back to the flavors of Vaqueros and Cowboys out on the open ranches of Texas and Mexico. Our great Tequila selection is excellent for sipping or enjoying in our handmade cocktails. Come see what people are talking about and try our famous Frozen Margaritas made with 100% Blue Agave Tequila! Vamonos welcomes walk ins, reservations can be made for large parties on selects days and times. Call or email for more information. 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.