Austin’s Most Iconic Restaurants

The OpenTable team

Seasons change, trends come and go, but these restaurants have withstood the test of time—and have become integral parts of the Austin dining scene. Here are Austin’s OpenTable Classics: the places that continue to excel after 10+ years. There’s a reason they’re still around: they keep giving us a reason to come back.

Restaurants:Uchi Austin, TRIO - Four Seasons Austin, Eddie V's - 5th Street
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Steakhouse, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Downtown

Uchi Austin

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
3,720 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Everything is special about this James Beard Award-winning Japanese restaurant housed in what looks like a little home. The contrast of a cottage exterior with a chic interior of rRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in Austin
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TRIO - Four Seasons Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,168 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Don’t let the name mislead you, if you’re looking for great steaks, but appreciate a menu with more options than the old-school “meat and three” model, this is a beautiful place foRead more
91% recommended
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Eddie V's - 5th Street

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
4,510 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Eddie V’s has classic written all over it. They’ve thought of everything and work diligently to deliver on all of it. From a robust menu of delicious food options, a wine list curaRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Austin

Ranch 616

$$$$·Southwest·
Downtown
1,036 reviews
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Bring your gang here if you’re looking for a fun, indulgent, and boisterous night out. Decorative character and big flavors are abundant, so there’s lots to observe and delight inRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Austin
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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
3,336 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Though the outside of this two-story warehouse-style building might look a bit industrial, inside it’s filled with a myriad of elegantly-set tables with white linens and floor-to-cRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Austin
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ASTI Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
1,485 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
The husband and wife team behind this comfortable and cozy Italian spot are experts at making people feel right at home. Their charming little restaurant is perfect for a low-key dRead more
96% recommended
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Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,679 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Can you think of a more delicious way to start your day than with complimentary warm croissants and strawberry butter? We can’t either, and at Chez Zee, brunch is the name of the gRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Austin

wink

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,237 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This elegant and simply-designed restaurant is plating up inventive and seasonally-inspired dishes for their guests. Wink is often chosen as a special occasion destination, but it Read more
94% recommended
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III Forks - Austin

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
2,782 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
It’s unique to have a steakhouse with the size and upscale presentation to match their food. The grandeur and handsome interiors of their space feels impressive, and they have eighRead more
93% recommended
Steak in Austin

Trattoria Lisina

$$$$·Italian·
Driftwood
5,377 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
When you arrive at Trattoria Lisina, you can’t help but envision it amidst Italy’s rolling hills and beautiful greenery, because their picturesque grounds will transport you there Read more
99% recommended
Scenic View in Austin
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