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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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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Austin’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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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74 Austin Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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III Forks - AustinIII Forks - Austin
2306 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Austin

John was our server for the evening and he was wonderful. He took great care of us - while being fun and professional at the same time! More

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

Sports bar atmosphere. Great service! Great food! More

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GarrisonGarrison
130 reviews
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Grill | Downtown, Austin

Everything was delicious and the service was fabulous! Highly recommend! More

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

The staff was very welcoming. My wife had forgotten her phone charger and they provided one for her to use. The food was excellent. More

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

We ordered the lunch special which included the appetizer, entree, and cookies. They gave us the check and we left, and that was when we realized they never gave us the cookies. The tomato soup was bitter - I think adding coconut milk would have gone a long way. Having that said, they went out of their way to help my gluten-free and dairy-free friend find a suitable meal tailored to her tastes, which we greatly appreciate. She enjoyed her food, as did I, except I only could finish half of the soup because of how bitter it was. The service was very attentive. The place was clean and aesthetic. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Austin

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La VolpeLa Volpe
63 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Austin

Was really impressed. Cool vibe. Romantic atmosphere to even upscale casual with friends atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food flavorful and creative. Highly recommend BJ More

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

We went for Valentines dinner and it was perfect! It was busy but our waitress was so friendly, and our food came out quickly and perfect! I recommend the Baha Fish Tacos! More

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NightcapNightcap
162 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin

We grabbed dinner and drinks here on a quiet Wednesday night. Our waitress was AWESOME--super friendly, attentive, and happily answered alllllll of our many many questions. She had great drink recommendations too! More

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

Tapas places can fax in their performance. Not this place! We chose for Valentines... patatas bravas to die for, veggie paella that is really nice. The service was great, attentive with a smile. More

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

Just a date night for one of our favorite family restaurants. Themis place can do everything because the food is alway impeccable and memorable with great service to match any occasion. 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
688 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin

I had an amazing time. It was a bit loud and while it was awesome it was privey. Just know that going and you will be fine. Highly recommend and already have to another of my friends. More

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Uchiko2. Uchiko
3252 reviews
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Sushi | Central Austin, Austin

We have been to the Uchico social hour once before and found that the value for the food and service is especially a great deal. Our server couldn't have been more informative and kind and even treated us to an extra dessert since it was my wife's birthday. We will definitely be back for another special occasion! More

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

Loved the food and the prix fixe tasting menu. Every dish was delicious with lots of variety on the menu. We are planning to return soon. More

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Eddie V's - 5th Street4. Eddie V's - 5th Street
3830 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin

Food and service was superb as always. Second visit here and will definitely be back! Thanks! More

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Red Ash Italia5. Red Ash Italia
1019 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Austin

Red Ash is the BEST place in Austin to eat. Period. Food is excellent. Waiters are terrific (and friendly). The bartender are VERY "wine savvy". It's the perfect combination of food, drink, atmosphere and wonderful staff. More

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New to OpenTable

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

Russo's New York Pizzeria - Austin - Arboretum AreaRusso's New York Pizzeria - Austin - Arboretum Area
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Pizzeria | Arboretum, Austin

Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant. Based in Houston, we’re led by Chef Anthony Russo, a seasoned Italian chef whose family recipes comprise the foundation of each of the menus. We serve authentic New York Pizza and fresh homemade pasta. We are passionate about bringing delicious food to communities across the world, Chef Anthony’s motto is, “if it’s not fresh, don’t serve it.” We have an impressive gluten-free menu including great gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes. We’re active in our local communities and we support gluten-free and healthy causes. Come eat at our table!More

Saffron - SouthSaffron - South
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Indian | West Austin / Westlake, Austin

Saffron serves an eclectic mixture of traditional Indian Cuisine punctuated by the flavors of the Himalayas. Our food stand true to its roots and origin while we source most of our produce locally. All dishes, sauces, naans and desserts are made in house from scratch. We are proud to be the first restaurant in Austin with a dedicated Nepalese menu. Nepal is a land of many flavors, while many of its dishes are indigenous and indicative of its culture and people, while few are inspired by its immediate neighbors, India and China. Our Nepalese menu is a thoughtful mix of both.More

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

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

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.