Austin’s Most Iconic Restaurants

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.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:Uchi Austin, Eddie V's - 5th Street, Ranch 616
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Seafood, Southwest
Neighborhoods:Downtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Uchi Austin

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
4,435 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 red walls and honey l...

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Best Food in Austin
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Eddie V's - 5th Street

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
4,716 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 curated by a Master Somm...

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Best Overall in Austin

Ranch 616

$$$$·Southwest·
Downtown
1,031 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 in. You’ll see an enorm...

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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
3,814 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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-ceiling windows offer...

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Best Overall in Austin

ASTI Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
1,647 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

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 dinner for two or eve...

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Best Value in Austin

Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,814 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion

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 game. The dining room...

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Great for Brunch in Austin

wink

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,137 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 doesn’t feel overly ...

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III Forks - Austin

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
3,072 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 eight different dining r...

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Steak in Austin

Trattoria Lisina

$$$$·Italian·
Driftwood
5,949 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

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 before the authentic...

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Best Ambiance in Austin
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