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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Austin

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Austin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Boa Steakhouse - Austin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (14)
$50 and over
Steak
Downtown
About the restaurant
Dry aged, medium rare and new to Austin, TX. BOA Steakhouse unites the elements of signature steak & seafood selections, hip ambiance and trendy cocktails while offering unparalleled hospitality.
Top review
NikkyRvip
Dined 5 days ago
Incredible service, amazing food, sexy ambiance, stellar cocktails, extensive wine list. Goat cheese, baklava, bone marrow, crème brûlée corn Wagyu, bougie, baked potato. Strawberry goodies for sweets after. If you want to be impressed or impressed, someone take them to boa steakhouse. Pat wonderful experience Whitney is a great manager Angel added to the atmosphere. Overall 15 out of 10 ;)
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4.9
4.9 (723)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
About the restaurant
AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN CHURRASCARIA MEETS TEXAS HOSPITALITY

SP Brazilian Steakhouse serves an incredible combination of flavors from different cuts of delicious meat, all perfectly cooked to your liking. The service will make you feel like you're the only person in the whole place. With the incredible selection of delicious meats, salad bar, drinks and desserts, it is well worth the price! You are free to enjoy a wide combination of steak, lamb, ribs, chicken and as much as you could eat. That's why SP Brazilian Steakhouse is Lakeway's highest-rated restaurant on Yelp.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
They were incredibly accommodating, especially since one of our party members had an allergic reaction to garlic, which was in seven out of the fourteen meals. They went the extra mile to ensure that no garlic was used in those seven dishes. Thanks to their kindness and effort, we had a wonderful time. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the value was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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4.9
4.9 (18)
$50 and over
Sushi
East Austin
About the restaurant
Step into the extraordinary world of Sushi | Bar ATX, an intimate Omakase speakeasy that invites you to embark on a whimsical culinary journey presented through 17 exquisite courses.

Behind an unmarked door in East Austin, you'll discover a hidden gem featuring two intimate dining rooms, each boasting only 10 coveted seats. Positioned directly in front of our chefs' cutting boards, experience a free-spirited interpretation of the traditional sushi counter, where beloved standards receive unexpected and delightful riffs. Throughout your dining experience, our talented chefs will guide you through a captivating culinary journey, showcasing interpretive new takes on traditional nigiri sourced from both land and sea.

Reserve your seat today and unlock the extraordinary world of Sushi | Bar ATX, Austin's premier Omakase experience.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Food was outstanding, staff was so friendly and provided great conversation throughout the dinner. The music in the restaurant was fun, lots of good throwbacks👌👌
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4.9
4.9 (1726)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant


J Carver's Oyster Bar & Chophouse features market fresh oysters & premium wood grilled steaks. Nestled in West 6th District of Downtown Austin, John Carver, Owner and Chef delivers an elevated classic fine dining experience featuring a gorgeous raw & oyster bar and intimate dining experience.

In order to honor all reservations booked, we ask that all bookings adhere to our suggested dining time frame. Please contact our reservationist if you have additional questions. Our time frames are as follows
2 people - 2 hours
3 people - 2 hr 15 minutes
4-5 people - 2 hr 30 minutes
6-7 people - 2hr 45 minutes
8+ people - 3 hours

Please reach out to our reservationist for private dining.
We offer Valet at $12 daily

Top review
Regents
Dined 5 days ago
Food and service are superior. The servers work well together
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4.8
4.8 (99)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Goldie’s is an intimate cocktail bar on the ground floor of the Austin Proper Hotel & Residences, helmed by Austin locals McGuire Moorman Hospitality. Goldie’s serves as an elegant and vibrant setting for a posh celebration, sophisticated drinks, or a romantic evening out — open to Proper’s hotel guests and residents only. The focal point of the room is a marble sunken bar, surrounded by a plush array of tweed and velvet seating. Seasonal cocktails will rotate based on ingredient availability, while a classic martini, Pink Lady Champs-Élysées, and other favorites are menu mainstays.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
The setting was lovely. Very friendly and attentive service - the staff were knowledgable and accommodating of dietary needs as well. Lovely spot for afternoon tea - everything was delicious and beautifully presented!
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4.8
4.8 (223)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Central Austin
About the restaurant
Honey Moon Spirit Lounge is a vintage-chic restaurant/speakeasy with a well curated menu of elevated comfort food and modern American share plates. The menu includes a craft cocktail list emphasizing fresh juices and classic ingredients, and an extensive and diverse wine list featuring varietals from around the world with a selection of beers and ciders, and a tap of local craft brews.
Top review
ABCol
Dined 4 days ago
Food and drink was exceptional and service was lovely. The team went above and beyond to make our birthday celebration special, even with a handwritten card from the team, which was so special.
A photo of Luties restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1008)
$50 and over
American
North Central
About the restaurant
Husband-and-wife chef team Bradley Nicholson and Susana Querejazu feature ingredient-forward fare prepared with an elevated approach, influenced by their experiences cooking in acclaimed restaurants around the world.  The ever-changing, seasonal menus of Texas heritage cuisine spotlight local farmers and ranchers and reflect the chefs’ celebration of ingredients prepared with an understated simplicity.

Located on the storied architectural landmark, Commodore Perry Estate, the restaurant's name is a nod to the estate matriarch Nannie Lewette “Lutie” Perry.  The experience melds warm hospitality with the convivial spirit of the property’s Jazz Age legacy, transporting guests to a contemporary garden retreat overlooking lush estate grounds. 

Walk In's Welcome.

Top review
JasonW
Dined 1 day ago
The staff was attentive and nice. We ordered the chickpeas, Camembert and berries, the pork, and the mussels. All dishes were delicious!
A photo of Aba - Austin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (893)
$50 and over
Mediterranean
East Austin
About the restaurant
Aba, meaning father in Hebrew, is a Mediterranean restaurant with a California influence. The menu features Chef CJ Jacobson’s modern approach to Mediterranean cooking and the beverage program showcases spirits and rare wines from lesser known Mediterranean regions.
Top review
SKS21
Dined 4 days ago
The food was SO good and the service was perfect!
A photo of The Roosevelt Room restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1243)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Roosevelt Room is Austin's most awarded cocktail bar, offering a seated experience with table service provided by its knowledgeable bar staff to guide guests through its expansive menu of classic and original cocktails, craft beer, wine, and epicurean bar food.

The Roosevelt Room has received the following accolades: Top Four Best American Cocktail Bar 2022 by the Spirited Awards, Top Four Best American Bar Team 2022 by the Spirited Awards, Top Five Best Cocktail Bar 2022 by Liquor.com's Liquor Awards, Austin's Best New Cocktail Bar 2015 by Thrillist, & Bar of the Year 2017 by TimeOut Austin.

RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED. Walk-ins are welcome, but please note that there may be a short wait for the next available table. If your reservation details change, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate last-minute alterations, but we cannot guarantee immediate seating for any additional guests. For reservations of 11+, click the "Book an Event" tab on our website.

Top review
ScottK
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic drinks, very friendly staff, and great recommendations from people. One of, if not the, best cocktail bars in the state.
A photo of Siena Ristorante Toscana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2548)
$31 to $50
Italian
Northwest
About the restaurant
For over 20 years Siena has been Austin’s premier destination for authentic Tuscan cuisine. Locally owned and operated Siena's owners wanted to share their love of Tuscany with Austin diners. Utilizing the talents of long time veteran of the Austin food scene, Chef Harvey Harris, Siena's goal is to transport the dinner from the hills of North Austin to the rolling hills of Toscana. Chef Harvey received his Master's Chef in Italian cuisine while attending culinary school in Piedmonte Italy, but his heart is in Tuscany where he lived and worked. All food at Siena is prepared to order, pasta is made fresh daily as well as all stocks and sauces. Our food is complemented by an award-wining wine cellar and served in rustic, elegant surroundings of thick stone walls and tall wood-beamed ceilings. Whether visiting for happy hour, special event, or a romantic evening, experience the welcoming charm of Tuscany close to home.
Top review
vincentg
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding service and accommodating staff. Would highly recommend Siena for special events.
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