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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Austin

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine 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 Sushi Bar ATX restaurant
4.9
4.9 (17)
$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 May 27, 2024
Unique and excellent!! As usual! Sushi Bar ATX never disappoints! 17 bites of heaven!!! 🤌🏻💋
A photo of Vinaigrette - Austin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (24)
$30 and under
American
South Austin
About the restaurant
Vinaigrette is a chic and green bistro that raises the "salad bar" with bold and delicious entrée salads. Featuring innovative flavor combinations and the option to add savory protein accompaniments like diver scallops, lemon-herb chicken or grilled hanger steak, these tantalizingly hearty yet healthy creations allow for guiltless and delicious eating at the same time. The restaurant strives to source local and organic ingredients. As one local publication put it "Eating well never tasted so good."
Top review
BrandiK
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Exciting, innovative choices. Very nice environment. Service was excellent!
A photo of La Volta Pizza Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (16)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
Downtown
About the restaurant
Come hang with us at our original Brick & Mortar location feat. casual lunch service, daily Happy Hours and unmatched late night vibes. Our true dine-in experience.
Top review
FudeDoodvip
Dined 2 days ago
Crispy crust! Fresh toppings. This place does it right. Starting with the tender and flavorful meatballs as an appetizer. With a well dressed Caesar salad. Followed up with the best pizza I have eaten in Texas. This place definitely separates themselves from all the other Pizza restaurants in Texas in the best possible way.
A photo of Red Ash Italia restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3510)
$50 and over
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Red Ash. For your projection and enjoyment, our environment is continuously purified using UV light and Plasma Air Technology.

Please wear your mask when entering Red Ash. You may remove your mask at your table. Please wear your mask when walking through restaurant.

Wood Fired hand crafted Italian food set in a rustic modern open space in the warehouse district in ATX. A wide range of specialty dishes created by Chef owner John Carver and his staff on a nightly basis. Our house made Pastas, Fresh Seafood, and Prime Steaks are all prepared on wood fired grill, oven and plancha. An International wine list, specialty craft cocktails, and local brewed beers to choose from. Dolce and some Grappa, Amaro or Vino Dolce to add to your dining experience at Red Ash Italia.


Top review
antoinegvip
Dined 5 days ago
Best table in Austin - full stop Food, wine, service
A photo of Fabrik restaurant
4.9
4.9 (167)
$50 and over
Vegan
East Austin
About the restaurant
Note: Opentable is up-to-date with our availability. Select "show next available" to see future openings.

Fabrik is the intersect of fine dining and mom & pop restaurant hosted in an intimate micro restaurant space. We offer a 5 and 7-Course tasting at 6pm, and a 7-Course tasting at 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Fabrik's current menu focuses on Japanese, Nordic, and Italian flavor profiles. Fabrik is 100% independently owned and operated.

Led by Executive Chef-Owner Je Wallerstein, Fabrik is Austin’s first 100-percent plant-based tasting restaurant featuring curated menus that highlight the seasonality and diversity of plant-based cuisine in an upscale, sophisticated setting. With sustainability as a priority in our approach, we source produce and ingredients from local growers and provisioners wherever possible. We offer an eclectic selection of vegan, biodynamic and organic wines, including an optional wine pairing. Fabrik also offers saké as well as a range of non-alcoholic options.
Top review
JohnWvip
Dined 2 days ago
Truly wonderful cuisine. Impeccable wine pairing. Well done!
A photo of J Carver's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1695)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
James was great at the bar and made our birthdays special.
A photo of Uchi Austin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5347)
$50 and over
Sushi
Downtown
About the restaurant
:: ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE ON RESTAURANT WEBSITE ::

Translated from the Japanese word “home,” the original Uchi is located in a refurbished South Austin bungalow. Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food has delighted Austin’s diverse dining crowd as well as visitors from across the country and around the world since 2003. Reservations are encouraged and can be made up to 1 month in advance. Walk-in seating is limited to the Sushi Bar and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
They should really consider changing that old story flooring out. It’s starting to smell like an old movie theater. Outside of that.. outstanding food and top notch service!!
A photo of Canje restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1863)
$31 to $50
Caribbean
East Austin
About the restaurant
Traditional meets modern in this new age Caribbean cuisine restaurant brought you by Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph of E&R Hospitality Group.

Named after the Canje pheasant, national bird of Guyana, Canje pulls inspiration not just from mainland Guyana, but from Jamaica to Puerto Rico, and all the islands in between. Our menu explores the cooking techniques, ingredients, and many expressions of vibrant food across the region.

Tucked away on the east side of Austin, this lively environment brings a unique cocktail program boasting both spirit forward and fruit driven cocktails and a small selection of natural wines alongside our inventive food menu.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Canje is my favorite restaurant in Austin! The food is delicious, the service is great, the music is usually Afro beats which I love. Some of my go to’s are the beef patties, wagu beef curry, jerk chicken, and make sure to get the roti to dip in the curry! Their cocktail menu changes from time to time which I love. I can’t remember the name, but I had one with Mezcal, watermelon, and jerk seasoning 🔥. We had a young Asian man as a server I think his name was John? He was awesome thank you for taking such great care of us! The whole staff was very attentive from the hostess to the food runners, we appreciate the team work attitude. Thank you, Canje 🩷
A photo of Uchiko Austin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5941)
$50 and over
Sushi
Central Austin
About the restaurant
:: ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE ON RESTAURANT WEBSITE ::

Uchiko is the sister restaurant to Tyson Cole’s original Uchi. It matches that restaurant’s dedication to food, wine, and service, but it has a Japanese farmhouse aesthetic with crafted materials and warm finishes to round out a completely updated setting. The chef team at Uchiko has created a brand new selection of composed dishes and sushi, taken from ideas and plates created at Uchi. Uchiko is Uchi rede­fined. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked online up to 1 month in advance. Walk-in bar seating is available and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Had such a lovely time dining here. The food was delicious. Our waitress was incredibly helpful to any questions we had. We will certainly be back.
A photo of Eddie V's - Arboretum restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3871)
$50 and over
Seafood
Arboretum
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic creative cocktails and enjoy signature appetizers.
Top review
Cvisitor
Dined 4 days ago
This was the best meal experience we've had this year. Server was very accommodating and the food was outstanding. I even felt the quality of the cocktail was better than from other restaurants. It's a great place to go for a special occasion. Not cheap, but worth the splurge.
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