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Discover the Best New Restaurants in Austin

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated October 23, 2019

Being the state capital of Texas isn’t Austin’s only claim to fame. Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, a place to find tons of scenic beauty, down-home country music, sophistication, a high-tech industry base and a long and deep history to explore. It’s the live music capital of the world and is chock full of outdoor adventures like Zilker Park and the Ann & Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail and Boardwalk. And it is most definitely a mecca for foodies. People flock here to try the Barbecue and Tex Mex, but they have world-class restaurants spanning the full range of cuisines. For a look at the places foodies are most excited about these days, check out our Tastemaker 20 List of the best new restaurants Austin has to offer.

A photo of Joann's Fine Foods restaurant
4.8
4.8 (437)
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Downtown
About the restaurant
Joann’s Fine Foods is a South Congress neighborhood spot that locals consider one of the best new restaurants in Austin. It offers a new take on the classic American diner and offers a welcome respite for locals and tourists alike. The menu pays homage to diner culture, with Tex-Mex favorites and California-inspired healthy options to round it out. You can choose from classic breakfasts, milkshakes, enchiladas, colorful salads, and more. It’s the perfect spot for both early birds and night owls.
Top review
CC41vip
Dined on Apr 7, 2024
We loved the fresh food and homemade tortillas we will be back
A photo of Ciclo restaurant
4.6
4.6 (713)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Downtown
About the restaurant
Ciclo is definitely one of the best new restaurants in Austin for those looking for a true fine dining experience. The name Ciclo means “cycle” in Spanish, and they aim to bring the cycle of fresh, local flavors and produce to the menu here. The eatery is a modern Texas kitchen featuring locally inspired flavors with a Latin influence. World-renowned chef and restaurateur, Richard Sandoval, creates menu offerings like ceviches, crudos, and grilled and smoked meats as well as menus with gluten-free and vegan options.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Last night, my husband and I celebrated his birthday at this charming restaurant, and it was truly exceptional. From the moment we stepped in, we were enchanted by the ambiance. The service was impeccable; every staff member was attentive and friendly. The food surpassed our expectations with its delicious flavors and impeccable presentation. It was a memorable dining experience that we'll cherish. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a delightful culinary journey
A photo of Bar Peached restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1408)
$30 and under
Asian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Bar Peached is a new restaurant concept from the team that created The Peached Tortilla. This eatery has the same Asian and Southern-inspired cuisine as the mega-popular food truck that Austinites love so much. Peached is a bar-focused restaurants featuring a range of small plates, comfort food, shareables, and both small and large tacos - all with an Asian twist. The bar also serves a variety of draft cocktails and from-scratch cocktails, an extensive wine list and plenty of drafts, bottled and canned beers.
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Ttown79
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food and we made it for social hour and got a discount on some good items.
A photo of P6 restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1033)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
p6 is the restaurant on the rooftop of the LINE Austin Hotel, overlooking Town Lake, the Austin skyline and Congress Avenue. The bar is every bit as sleek as the hotel, occupying the 6th floor of the building. Designed as a reimagined greenhouse, the rooftop space evokes scenes from Monet’s Garden at Giverny. There are lots of indoor/outdoor spaces, a wraparound terrace and a living room with a fireplace. Come in to enjoy the delightful cocktails, like the toasted almond mai tai, and the menu of small plates. Locals love the tuna Crudo and the plate of warm cheese puffs.
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CherylMvip
Dined 2 days ago
Enjoyed celebrating my anniversary at P6, beautiful view and staff gave amazing service. Would definitely go back again
A photo of Bob’s Steak & Chop House – Austin at Barton Creek restaurant
4.5
4.5 (670)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
West Austin / Westlake
About the restaurant
For a delectable, high-quality steak and an overall dining experience you won’t forget, head into Bob’s Steak and Chop House. Located at Barton Creek, the restaurant is intimate, warm and inviting and the staff treats you like family. Grab a seat and enjoy the famous pickles and fresh, hot loaf of bread while you order your drinks and meal. They serve only prime buts of beef which have more marbling and flavor than choice filets host steakhouses.
Top review
ChicagoKenvip
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
Great steakhouse without the hassle of driving downtown. Staff is friendly, wine list is good and the steaks were very good.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - Austin - The Domain restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1045)
$30 and under
American
North Central
About the restaurant
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant that merges nutrient-rich ingredients with a seasonal menu so guests always get the very best tasting meal. The idea here is that food should make you feel better, not worse, and this is a place where delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand-in-hand. Signature dishes include the Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Inside Out Quinoa Burger and Scottish Steelhead. They also have tons of healthful bowls, pizzas, and antioxidant-packed desserts.
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Vivian
Dined 3 days ago
Perfect sit-down restaurant to catch up with friends!
A photo of CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - The Domain restaurant
4.3
4.3 (439)
$30 and under
American
Northwest
About the restaurant
CRU Food and Wine bar is the perfect place to fuel up on delicious, light fare and amazing wine while you’re out shopping at the Domain. Take a seat in the gorgeous dining room and peruse the menu of world-class wine vintages for you and your friends to enjoy. Then choose from the wealth of quality food, including top options like the lobster and shrimp potstickers, lamb lollipops, stone-fired pizzas, filet mignon, Scottish salmon and chicken parm. They also serve brunch and really fantastic desserts!
Top review
Carmvip
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
James and his team was attentive, thoughtful with our service during our dinner last night. Thank you so much for the wonderful service. We enjoyed the light bites, refreshing rose' and it was a perfect day for a patio dining. It is one of our favorite restaurant to take clients, meet for happy hour with our group of friends and sometimes romantic dinner.
A photo of Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Domain Northside restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5132)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Arboretum
About the restaurant
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille at Domain Northside is definitely one fo the best new restaurants in Austin. It’s a great spot for dining with friends, colleagues or a special date. They feature an award-winning menu, fantastic hospitality and a beautiful atmosphere with a wine wall and a view of the open kitchen where chefs prepare your food. The bar inside has a vibrant atmosphere with live music and the menu features a wide selection of USDA-aged Prime beef, seafood, and American favorites.
Top review
ToniM
Dined 7 days ago
Food was great and our server was accommodating. Loved our evening!
A photo of Sp Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (713)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
About the restaurant
For the most authentic Brazilian Currascaria in all of Austin, head to Sp Brazilian Steakhouse in the Lakeway neighborhood. They serve an incredible combination of flavors from different cuts of delicious meat, all perfectly cooked to order. The phenomenal service is full of Texas hospitality and staff treats you like you’re the only guest in the restaurant! They feature a wide range of steak, lamb, ribs, chicken and more.
Top review
Dextervip
Dined on Apr 7, 2024
Awesome place. Service is first class. Food delicious as always.
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