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.
OlamaieOlamaie
9.3
$$$$
Southern | Central Austin, Austin
UchiUchi
9.1
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Austin
UchikoUchiko
9
$$$$
Sushi | Central Austin, Austin
Emmer & RyeEmmer & Rye
8.6
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Dai DueDai Due
8.5
$$$$
American | South Austin, Austin
June's All DayJune's All Day
8.5
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Austin, Austin
Kuneho - Permanently ClosedKuneho - Permanently Closed
8.5
$$$$
Sushi | East Austin, Austin
Lambert's Downtown BBQLambert's Downtown BBQ
8.4
$$$$
Barbecue | Downtown, Austin
Hillside FarmacyHillside Farmacy
8.4
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Perla's Seafood and Oyster BarPerla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
8.1
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
L'Oca d'OroL'Oca d'Oro
8.1
$$$$
Italian | North Central, Austin
Bob's Steak and Chop House - AustinBob's Steak and Chop House - Austin
8
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Clark's Oyster BarClark's Oyster Bar
7.9
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin

Best American Restaurants in Downtown Austin

Cafe JosieCafe Josie
(633)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 3 times today
Emmer & RyeEmmer & Rye
(575)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 37 times today
Café No SéCafé No Sé
(102)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 11 times today
Central StandardCentral Standard
(160)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 9 times today
Mattie's at Green PasturesMattie's at Green Pastures
(184)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 35 times today
Hillside FarmacyHillside Farmacy
(47)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 11 times today
EberlyEberly
(537)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 32 times today
Boiler Nine Bar + GrillBoiler Nine Bar + Grill
(181)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 5 times today
Corner RestaurantCorner Restaurant
(166)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today
Searsucker AustinSearsucker Austin
(639)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 10 times today
1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
(140)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Stella San JacStella San Jac
(269)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 38 times today
MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd.MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd.
(1150)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 8 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Austin

Red Ash ItaliaRed Ash Italia
(479)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 43 times today
CipollinaCipollina
(347)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today
68 Degrees68 Degrees
(239)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 7 times today
Olive and JuneOlive and June
(1298)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 16 times today
Cane Rosso - AustinCane Rosso - Austin
(49)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 4 times today
Quattro Gatti Ristorante e PizzeriaQuattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria
(334)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today
Osteria ProntoOsteria Pronto
(165)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today
Sophia'sSophia's
(209)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 23 times today
North Italia – AustinNorth Italia – Austin
(1354)
$$$$
Italian | Northwest, Austin
Booked 53 times today
Trattoria LisinaTrattoria Lisina
(3576)
$$$$
Italian | Driftwood, Austin
Booked 33 times today
ASTI TrattoriaASTI Trattoria
(1064)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown, Austin
Booked 8 times today
JuniperJuniper
(323)
$$$$
Italian | East Austin, Austin
Booked 14 times today
Andiamo RistoranteAndiamo Ristorante
(473)
$$$$
Italian | Northwest, Austin
Booked 1 time today
Winflo OsteriaWinflo Osteria
(528)
$$$$
Italian | Central Austin, Austin
Booked 7 times today
Siena Ristorante ToscanaSiena Ristorante Toscana
(867)
$$$$
Italian | Northwest, Austin
Booked 10 times today
Maggiano's - AustinMaggiano's - Austin
(2772)
$$$$
Italian | Northwest, Austin
Booked 59 times today

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown Austin restaurants.

Downtown Austin Restaurants

UchiUchi
2288 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Austin
Booked 42 times today

High quality fish. Good, attentive service. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion. More

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Eddie V's - 5th StreetEddie V's - 5th Street
3274 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 46 times today

The waiter was exceptional, the food exceptional, the wine pairing exceptional. Maybe this one doesn't have the view like the one in La Jolla, but incredible none the less. More

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Clark's Oyster BarClark's Oyster Bar
497 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 37 times today

The food was great. Had a crab cake, oysters on the half shell and a bibb salad that was wonderful. The food is fresh and the service is wonderful. More

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Cafe JosieCafe Josie
633 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 3 times today

Small dishes are served until you can eat no more. And each dish was even more delectable than the previous. Dishes were beautifully presented and service was excellent and friendly. The husband and I will definitly go again. More

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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin DowntownTruluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
1873 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 54 times today

Absolutely delicious More

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NightcapNightcap
96 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 4 times today

Excellent service, exquisite food! Great for date night! More

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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro AustinLonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin
320 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 17 times today

Great time, great restaurant! Love this restaurant. I recommend this to everyone of my friends! More

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House Wine Tasting RoomHouse Wine Tasting Room
4 reviews
$$$$
Wine Bar | Downtown, Austin

House Wine is easily one of my most favorite places to go in town for wine and to be in a really cozy setting. The new tasting room that has opened up is lovely and Blake is very knowledgable about wine and pairings. He will not steer you wrong! This is a great place to relax with friends or have a romantic evening out! Or really just get a wonderful glass of wine! More

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Counter 3. Five. VIICounter 3. Five. VII
247 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

Great for special occasions, group made us feel special and food/drink was creative/delicious. More

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Emmer & RyeEmmer & Rye
575 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 37 times today

Food was pretty great across the board but portions are very small. Service was attentive and friendly. Overall a good experience. More

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True Food Kitchen - AustinTrue Food Kitchen - Austin
601 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Austin
Booked 50 times today

My new favorite restaurant in Austin! Try the chili noodles with grilled salmon. Amazing!! More

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The Backspace - AustinThe Backspace - Austin
333 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Downtown, Austin
Booked 6 times today

My appetite was satisfied. Bread was excellent. Great customer experience. Clean restroom. Nice view of frost bank. More

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Red Ash ItaliaRed Ash Italia
479 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 43 times today

Carpaccio with horseradish WOW. Also, loved the ambience. Very creative look. Would be nice to have a few lighter options on the menu. Almost all options are heavy italian. More

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The Capital Grille - AustinThe Capital Grille - Austin
490 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 22 times today

Food is on the next level. The Soy Glazed Brussels Sprouts are the best thing on earth. Scallops were great, filet was great. More

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Bob's Steak and Chop House - AustinBob's Steak and Chop House - Austin
904 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 26 times today

One of the best steaks I’ve had, and that includes Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sophia, Bulgaria. More

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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown AustinPerry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin
4092 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 54 times today

Perry’s offers all that one expects from great steak houses. It adds a little extra however with the extent of personalisation in the service More

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Carillon RestaurantCarillon Restaurant
726 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

Always a favorite of mine here in Austin. Predictably civilized. They are gracious, the chairs are comfortable for an extended evening, the noise level allows conversation, the food is excellent, and the wine cellars are extensive. There are many foodie places that regularly get my business but I keep coming back to the Carillon when the wooden benches and overamplified rooms wear me down. Cheek and jowl is SOP on the menu's of some of the hotter spots and the Carillon is the best antidote in town. More

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Ranch 616Ranch 616
628 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Austin
Booked 14 times today

Great food, great atmosphere, perfect service! More

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Perla's Seafood and Oyster BarPerla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
2086 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 36 times today

We have enjoyed Sunday morning brunch at Perla’s several times. The food has always been delicious and the service wonderful. More

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ATX CocinaATX Cocina
127 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Austin
Booked 43 times today

Excellent food and service. One of the better restaurants in Austin. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - AustinFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Austin
701 reviews
$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 8 times today

The staff was great from beginning to end. Though it isn’t the most moderately priced meal, the experience is well worth it. More

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Trace - W - AustinTrace - W - Austin
800 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 11 times today

They were so kind and accommodating for my grandson and our group and wonderful dinner service after. Could not ask for better experience!!! More

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winkwink
1835 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 11 times today

The mussels were divine. I had red snapper that was delicious. The service is impeccable. The triple dessert was excellent. I love this place. It's one of the few places in Austin you can have an outstanding dining experience and talk with your dinner guests. More

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The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen DowntownThe Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown
141 reviews
$$$$
Wine Bar | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today

Great food & friendly service! More

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SWB @ the Hyatt Regency AustinSWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin
173 reviews
$$$$
Southwest | Downtown, Austin
Booked 10 times today

Had a nice work event with my VP and coworkers. Our server Ben was fantastic!! Always there when we needed him! More

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El Alma Cafe y CantinaEl Alma Cafe y Cantina
368 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown, Austin
Booked 3 times today

Always enjoy my meal at El alma's. The atmosphere is great and there's not a bad dish on the menu. The sweet potato chile relleno was over the top delicious. More

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EberlyEberly
537 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 32 times today

Excellent food. Service was mediocre. Nice ambience, More

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TRIO - Four Seasons AustinTRIO - Four Seasons Austin
1091 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 4 times today

All in all, a very pleasant evening. good service, great food and nice ambience. It is a date night with the wife that was very enjoyable. More

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FixeFixe
837 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Austin
Booked 19 times today

We had our "Friendsgiving" here, and it's always been one of my Austin FAVS - the biscuits with fixin' are incredible for starters and the main courses were even better! Thanks to Jack, Kevin, and Nick for making it a memorable evening with my great friends! More

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The Russian HouseThe Russian House
441 reviews
$$$$
Russian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 24 times today

On the menu, there is no wrong answer. Do yourself a favor and order 2 appetizers and 2 dinner dishes because the next time is not soon enough. More

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AlcomarAlcomar
466 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 10 times today

Always have a fantastic meal...the location probably prevents Alcomar from being a hot spot, but the food quality is excellent..! More

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III Forks - AustinIII Forks - Austin
1871 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Austin
Booked 34 times today

Great food and service! Let us try wine and gave drinks on them due to our aneversary. Very classy restaurant. More

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Searsucker AustinSearsucker Austin
639 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 10 times today

GREAT PLACE FOR BRUNCH. THE FOOD WAS UNIQUE AS WERE THE BEVERAGES I WOULD DEFINETLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. MY DAUGHTERS WENT FOR DINNER AND SAID IT WAS AMAZING. BEST PART THE DUCK FAT FRIES More

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Roaring Fork - Downtown, CongressRoaring Fork - Downtown, Congress
1510 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 30 times today

Great place to eat! More

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Café No SéCafé No Sé
102 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 11 times today

I've wanted to check out the South Congress Hotel for a while, so I decided to have lunch at Cafe No Se. It is a very happening, trendy place, but the food was very good and I will go back. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - AustinFleming's Steakhouse - Austin
451 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Austin
Booked 2 times today

Fleming’s was a great experience! Food was delicious, servers and manager were very friendly. More

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Hillside FarmacyHillside Farmacy
47 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 11 times today

Beautifully presented farm-to-table menu, with a nice selection of local beers, wines, and handcrafted cocktails. We brought an out of town friend for dinner. All of us were impressed with the food and drinks, the ambiance, service, and the music. More

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Lambert's Downtown BBQLambert's Downtown BBQ
1037 reviews
$$$$
Barbecue | Downtown, Austin
Booked 19 times today

Very good quality food but definitely a bit upscale compared to many other of Austin's BBQ restaurants. Might return if an occasion warrants the atmosphere, but would probably choose more casual places for equally good BBQ, and save some $$ in the process. The room I ate in was fairly quiet at 6pm on a Wednesday night, but by 7pm my dinner partner and I were shouting to be heard across the small table for two. This is probably unavoidable in any venue that mixes a bar and a restaurant. More

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Mattie's at Green PasturesMattie's at Green Pastures
184 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 35 times today

This place is very relaxing. It's a great place for a date night or any other special celebration staff was very nice and attentive. I ordered the shrimp and grits and they where okay I'm a huge foodie so in my opinion it needed more seasoning and texture. Everyone liked their dish my husband had a streak and he liked it. Mom had a chicken dish and banana bread and she really liked it. We all had couple of drinks they where all good drinks. I would come again on a special occasion. More

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ParksideParkside
1221 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 27 times today

It was so wonderful. The service was fantastic and the food incredible! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - AustinRuth's Chris Steak House - Austin
772 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 17 times today

Food was great& the service was excellent. Usually just go for special occasions, but had a gift certificate & I decided to use it with a friend. More

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The BonnevilleThe Bonneville
82 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

We celebrated our anniversary at The Bonneville - it was a quiet Sunday evening, and we got plenty of attention. Our cocktails (Bonneville and Shipwreck) were perfect (the Bonneville went down a little too easy!) and we started with the bacon and egg? ravioli. We could have probably had another order or two and called it a night...so good. We split two entrees - the pork chop and ribeye. The porkchop was good, but it didn't hold a candle to the ribeye - so tender and perfectly cooked! We ended with a salted caramel tart - a must. More

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Vince Young SteakhouseVince Young Steakhouse
1507 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 29 times today

Dinner for my birthday was excellent! The meal was delicious & the service outstanding! More

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Quattro Gatti Ristorante e PizzeriaQuattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria
334 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today

In a town filled with taquerias and chicken fried steak, Quattro Gatti has,made itself a quiet corner for good food, polite service and a thoughtful room on Congress Street. I'd go there again. More

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Clay PitClay Pit
852 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 9 times today

I go to Clay Pit about 2-3 times a month. The food is almost always great. This time the food was more room tempature and not hot. The food served in the metal bowls seemed hotter but my curry came in a kindof soup bowl. The portions also seem to be getting smaller for some reason this past year. The service was great and if you like Indian Food, this is the place to go in Austin. More

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EDGE Pool Bar & Cabanas at the JW AustinEDGE Pool Bar & Cabanas at the JW Austin
5 reviews
$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Austin

Was not able to push reservations up 15 minutes since we were running late. Hurried over but didn't get greater by the waitress until 30 minutes after our reservation. Mind you I had to ask twice and the second time the bar tender had to go look for the waitress in the back. Fortunately the waitress was great after that. Food was decent but the main reason is go back is because laying out at the pool was great even tho it was only 3 feet deep. More

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Goodall's KitchenGoodall's Kitchen
145 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 6 times today

Food was simply prepared and let the ingredients shine. The octopus app was very well done, texture was perfect and flavor spot on. Tomato red pepper soup was intensely flavored with red pepper and tomato as the main players. The spinach salad was again simple but perfectly put together; the King salmon dish with the corn relish was excellent and medium rare just as I ordered it. Finally the deconstructed pineapple upside down cake was delicious and the sour cream ice cream my favorite part of the dessert. Hotel Ella is an architectural gem and Godalls a great hidden surprise. Our first time there with many more in the future. More

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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)
1274 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 9 times today

Good food and owner was very nice to my guitar playing visitor from Australia (even took guitar of tg Wall and let home play). More

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ForthrightForthright
6 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin

Love this place! Especially loved the Brussels sprouts and the roasted chicken w carrots! Cocktails are fab. Tables on the patio are so lovely and right next to town lake for a romantic walk after. More

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Geraldine’sGeraldine’s
313 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 33 times today

Great for Sunday brunch! Live jazz playing whiling looking out at the cityscape is very relaxing. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was very good as well. The décor is elegant and adds to the overall atmosphere. More

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Barlata Tapas BarBarlata Tapas Bar
693 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Austin
Booked 10 times today

Excellent dinner! It was like eating in Cataluña. Chef came to make sure our food was good. More

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Corner RestaurantCorner Restaurant
166 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today

Food was good but not amazing. Very nice ambiance. More

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Central StandardCentral Standard
160 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 9 times today

Excellent if small menu. Everything was prepared as ordered. Salt potatoes are as written, very salt heavy but, if you only try a few, are a delicious indulgence. Seafood cocktail was a little bit of spicy heaven, perfectly balanced and not one morsel overdone. A little fast on the apps but when requested we did get some time before the entree. Highly recommend. Only not 5 stars as I reserve that for white tablecloth dining and unable to award 4.9 here. More

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Cane Rosso - AustinCane Rosso - Austin
49 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 4 times today

Great food and service! More

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68 Degrees68 Degrees
239 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 7 times today

Birthday dinner. 3 people's chicken breast was very over cooked, but the wine was good!! More

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CipollinaCipollina
347 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

We continue to return to Cipollina as it's always great food and great service. Parking can be a little challenging but well worth the risk. The bolognese is outstanding and the pizza is a wood fired gem. Will continue to return and of course, it's highly recommended! More

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Papadom IndianPapadom Indian
27 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Indian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

Great food! Nice quiet space. More

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Uncle Julio's - AustinUncle Julio's - Austin
118 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

My family met here for an Austin get away and found the food and service here to be excellent. Would recommend this place everyone. More

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1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
140 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin

Always a must to stop when I am in town. Wonderful food, great service and a big part of Austin Texas. More

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Olive and JuneOlive and June
1298 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 16 times today

Absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back. They've got great specials like half off bottles of wine on Monday! More

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Manuel's DowntownManuel's Downtown
442 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown, Austin
Booked 15 times today

Fresh, delicious food and cocktails- recommend the chicken mole and the skinny cucumber martini More

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MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd.MAX's Wine Dive Austin - San Jacinto Blvd.
1150 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 8 times today

The steak caprese salad was amazing. More

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Sophia'sSophia's
209 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 23 times today

We had a great meal. The food was excellent, the service was good, the ambiance was fantastic. It is a great overall dining experience. More

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Stella San JacStella San Jac
269 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 38 times today

They are very helpful. I proposed in this restaurant. All the staff are very supportive. They helped me with the birthday and ring surprise. I am grateful for what they did for us. More

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - AustinSullivan's Steakhouse - Austin
1357 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 17 times today

Steak was perfect. Decor has been updated since we were last in & it was nice. Band in the bar provided nice ambiance. Service was excellent. More

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Boiler Nine Bar + GrillBoiler Nine Bar + Grill
181 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 5 times today

Creative combination of various menu choices- chef's specials were a delight. More

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Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - AustinFadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Austin
53 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

This is a great location for watching sports with your friends. Lots of excitement and tons of tvs. The thing i love most about it is the fact that it’s a sports bar yet cozy. Those two things are difficult to find at the same time. We love it here! More

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Osteria ProntoOsteria Pronto
165 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today

Tyler was fantastic! She recommended some of her favorite foods, and everything was delicious. More

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Cafe Blue - DowntownCafe Blue - Downtown
162 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 2 times today

The food and service were outstanding, the wine list was fairly extensive and the oysters were amazing. The only downside is the location is a bit out of the way. More

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Soto- SouthSoto- South
4 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Austin
Booked 9 times today

Incredible food. Nice presentation. Great place for foodies. and anyone that's looking for a WOW factor. More

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - AustinRA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Austin
118 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Austin
Booked 7 times today

The service was very slow, but it was also very busy on a Saturday night. Our server communicated that it would be slow, which we greatly appreciated. I feel as long as you're told what to expect and you get regular updates, they should easily get away with things like that. The food was phenomenal! It was our first time dining here and we all decided we'd go back in a heartbeat! We ordered many different items like: the Hot Mess, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Crispy Spicy Tuna Rolls, Shrimp Calamari Tempura Rolls, Philadelphia Rolls, and a few other dishes - they were all very unique and superbly delicious! The only drawback is that it is so loud in there you have to yell at each other from a short distance from each person at your table. It was like being in a lively bar with a live band playing. Our opinion is that it was excessively loud. Perhaps the music could be turned down a few notches? I'd have given the restaurant 1 star for that, but the quality of the food brought it up to 4 stars. I went out of my way to compliment the manager's because they were visible on our way out. They deserve it; this restaurant is a gem! More

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Driskill Grill - Driskill HotelDriskill Grill - Driskill Hotel
1160 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 13 times today

Wonderful experience. Excellent service. 5 course meal was wonderful. Cheesecake is amazing. More

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Caroline RestaurantCaroline Restaurant
45 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 15 times today

We ate here before going to a show at the Paramount. The food was very good - enjoyed the deviled eggs and burrata appetizers, thought all of the entrees - salmon, crispy halibut and arugula salad with chicken - were prepared well. The only snag was that the bar service was s-s-s-s-l-l-l-o-o-o-w-w-w. We might have had two drinks if it hadn't taken 10 minutes to get our first one, and that is the second time that has happened. Last time, I ordered a second glass of wine when our dinner was delivered, and I was complete and ready to pay before the wine got there. I don't eat that fast. More

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Le PolitiqueLe Politique
84 reviews
$$$$
French | Downtown, Austin
Booked 34 times today

Great French wine list, reasonably priced. Excellent cheese selection. Food was excellent, very fresh oysters, amazing steak frite, tender, very flavorful steak which didn' t need the sauce, and fries were all crispy and tasty without additional salt. Beautiful and decadent desserts as well. Looking forward to trying Le Politique again, couldn't be soon enough. More

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Sushi Zushi of 5th StreetSushi Zushi of 5th Street
201 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Austin
Booked 7 times today

Our waitress, Nicole, was great! Plus I love that October is Sake month and they have specials on their tempura ($3 for four pieces!!) and great happy hour prices. The fish is always fresh and the selection is excellent. More

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Pelons Tex-MexPelons Tex-Mex
107 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Austin
Booked 5 times today

We had a fantastic time here! The wait staff was so kind and helpful; they gave great suggestions on what to order and really improved our experience. Awesome vibes!!! More

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Little Barrel and BrownLittle Barrel and Brown
7 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 2 times today

A great little (no pun intended) gem on SoCo. Went there for an early Saturday night dinner. Superb bourbon-based cocktail, Boulevardier, to accompany the curried deviled eggs—an unexpected spice to liven up a southern standard. Homemade pasta with Gorgonzola cream sauce was a perfect entree with pasta cooked to the exact al dente state to stand up to the richness of the sauce. I ended the meal with the green apple salad—a wonderful way to finish. The staff was amazing, attentive, friendly, and obviously happy with their work. More

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Cannon+BelleCannon+Belle
44 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 3 times today

Loved the décor and tableware, felt very comfortable. Food was excellent, poached eggs cooked perfectly, strawberries tasted like they came right out of the garden. Delicious breakfast. More

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Veggie Heaven - AustinVeggie Heaven - Austin
3 reviews
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Vegetarian | Downtown, Austin

Was presently surprised! So good! More

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The BackYard at Waller CreekThe BackYard at Waller Creek
2 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin

The Yard at Waller Creek offers local, sustainable cuisine for a true Austin experience. It's the perfect place to kick back on the patio or at the bar and take it all in. Chef Lonny's food pairs perfectly with a great selection of locally inspired handcrafted cocktails and beers on tap. Enjoy live music from 7pm-9pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at our Sunday brunch!More

Second Bar + KitchenSecond Bar + Kitchen
43 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

We wanted to go to Congress but it isn't open on Mondays. However, the restaurant impressed and everyone enjoyed their meals. The fried pickles and the black and bleu pizza were to be enjoyed. More

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Phoenician Resto CafePhoenician Resto Cafe
18 reviews
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Lebanese | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

Friendly family run restaurant with authentic Lebanese food. The dishes were very flavorful, and the service was attentive. Highly recommended. More

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The VaughnThe Vaughn
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Comfort Food | Downtown, Austin

The Vaughn is a private rooftop event space located in the heart of the historic Warehouse District in Downtown Austin. Flooded with natural light during the day and glittering city lights by night, The Vaughn is the most gorgeous and exciting urban rooftop venue around.More

Easy TigerEasy Tiger
1 review
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Beer Garden | Downtown, Austin

Enjoyed lunch at the bar, great beer selection and helpful recommendations from the staff More

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Rockey's Piano BarRockey's Piano Bar
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Austin

Fun, Entertaining, and Sing Along Piano Bar ShowMore

Madras PavilionMadras Pavilion
1 review
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Indian | Downtown, Austin

Good place for dinner. Less on variety. The friday night special of indo-chinese was a pleasant surprise. More

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Porter Ale House & GastropubPorter Ale House & Gastropub
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Austin

Porter Ale House & Gastropub is located in South Austin, serving an impressive selection of craft beer/cocktails/wine along with great food.More

Jack's room at San Jac SaloonJack's room at San Jac Saloon
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American | Downtown, Austin

Jack's room is a cozy getaway in the heart of the Austin entertainment district, located just above San Jac Saloon on the corner of 6th and San Jacinto. We're known for high end libations, artisanal cocktails, and live acoustic performances from local country artists.

On Thursday and Friday nights we offer local bites and provide seating room only. Whether you reserve a seat at the bar or choose to relax on our comfortable leather couches, Jack's is the perfect spot for folks looking to carry a conversation in a comfortable setting, right in the heart of 6th street.

We are just a stone's throw away from the iconic Driskill Hotel and down the block from the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz and Ether's Follies theaters. A unique feature of this historic space is our fully retractable roof. Weather and Texas heat permitting... come join us for a nice evening under the stars.

Walk-ins are welcome, check with the host(ess) on the second floor.More

Joe's Crab Shack - Austin Town LakeJoe's Crab Shack - Austin Town Lake
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American | Downtown, Austin

Joe's Crab Shack is an American chain of beach-themed seafood casual dining restaurants. Founded in Houston, Texas, the restaurant now operates locations all across the United States of America. It serves seafood and American cuisineMore

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Cafe JosieCafe Josie
633 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 3 times today

Small dishes are served until you can eat no more. And each dish was even more delectable than the previous. Dishes were beautifully presented and service was excellent and friendly. The husband and I will definitly go again. More

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Clark's Oyster BarClark's Oyster Bar
497 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 37 times today

The food was great. Had a crab cake, oysters on the half shell and a bibb salad that was wonderful. The food is fresh and the service is wonderful. More

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UchiUchi
2288 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Austin
Booked 42 times today

High quality fish. Good, attentive service. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion. More

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Eddie V's - 5th StreetEddie V's - 5th Street
3274 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 46 times today

The waiter was exceptional, the food exceptional, the wine pairing exceptional. Maybe this one doesn't have the view like the one in La Jolla, but incredible none the less. More

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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin DowntownTruluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
1873 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Austin
Booked 54 times today

Absolutely delicious More

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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro AustinLonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin
320 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 17 times today

Great time, great restaurant! Love this restaurant. I recommend this to everyone of my friends! More

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Carillon RestaurantCarillon Restaurant
726 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 1 time today

Always a favorite of mine here in Austin. Predictably civilized. They are gracious, the chairs are comfortable for an extended evening, the noise level allows conversation, the food is excellent, and the wine cellars are extensive. There are many foodie places that regularly get my business but I keep coming back to the Carillon when the wooden benches and overamplified rooms wear me down. Cheek and jowl is SOP on the menu's of some of the hotter spots and the Carillon is the best antidote in town. More

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The Capital Grille - AustinThe Capital Grille - Austin
490 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Austin
Booked 22 times today

Food is on the next level. The Soy Glazed Brussels Sprouts are the best thing on earth. Scallops were great, filet was great. More

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True Food Kitchen - AustinTrue Food Kitchen - Austin
601 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Austin
Booked 50 times today

My new favorite restaurant in Austin! Try the chili noodles with grilled salmon. Amazing!! More

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Emmer & RyeEmmer & Rye
575 reviews
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American | Downtown, Austin
Booked 37 times today

Food was pretty great across the board but portions are very small. Service was attentive and friendly. Overall a good experience. More

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