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Where Chefs Eat in Austin

You’re in luck. The world’s best chefs are sharing their favorite places to dine out in Austin. We’ve partnered with Phaidon’s Where Chefs Eat, the best-selling restaurant guidebook with over 7,000 recommendations across the globe, to create a list of restaurants in Austin where chefs love to eat. Grab your copy of this must-have guide, and get 30% off, just for being an OpenTable diner.

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9 Restaurants
Updated September 13, 2021
Restaurants:Dai Due, Olamaie, Vespaio Austin
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Southern, Italian
Neighborhoods:East Austin, Central Austin, Downtown
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Dai Due

$$$$
American
East Austin
4.8
1520 reviews
"Everything is procured from within a few miles radius of the restaurant. Chef Jesse and team make everything in-house and it's all cooked over an open fire. All dishes are perfectly executed and the breakfast menu is dynamic with something for everyone spanning many regions. They are truly a responsible, sustainable restaurant that is equally delicious." – Grae Nonas

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Olamaie

$$$$
Southern
Central Austin
4.7
1354 reviews
"Great service, a wonderful take on Southern cuisine and a very beautiful restaurant." – Sarah Mcintosh

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Vespaio Austin

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.7
900 reviews
"This is one of the first good restaurants to open, when Austin was still a sleepy college town. It's laid-back and neighborhood-y but they have great food and bartenders." – Larry McGuire

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June's All Day

$$$$
Contemporary American
South Austin
4.8
712 reviews
Recommended by Chef Kevin Fink from Emmer & Rye

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Uchiko Austin

$$$$
Sushi
Central Austin
4.9
5176 reviews
Recommended by Chef Kevin Fink from Emmer & Rye

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Licha's Cantina

$$$$
Mexican
East Austin
4.6
130 reviews
Recommended by Chef Jesse Griffiths from Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club

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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.8
3089 reviews
"Great, simple seafood and oysters. Very consistent, with good service and fun wines." – Jesse Griffiths

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Via 313 - East Side

$$$$
Pizzeria
Austin
0 reviews
"I don't even like pizza and I LOVE this pizza. Chewy, crunchy, cheesy. Get it baked extra crispy. Detroit-style pizza – who knew!" – Sarah Mcintosh

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The Backspace - Austin

$$$$
Pizzeria
Downtown
4.7
593 reviews
"Just a wood-burning oven serving up great pizza, simple antipasti and a couple of desserts. It's a great space and it has my favorite wine list in the city." – Jesse Griffiths

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