6105 Burnet 512/453-1850
Newly expanded, Asia Cafe brings it with the best and most authentic Chinese food in town. Unadulterated Sichuan cuisine is well worth the drive from anywhere. Read our review.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115 512/331-5788
The menu covers many regions of the Subcontinent, with an emphasis on Southern cuisine and a few Indo-Chinese dishes from the Manchurian region. Asiana has won over the neighborhood with authentic, lesser-known dishes appearing on weekends, as well a great lunchtime experience.
801 E. William Cannon #205 512/445-3435
In addition to the vegetarian selections, you'll find fragrant chicken, lamb, and beef. The lunch specials are a great bargain. Just count on ordering extra injera
. Read our review.
2804 N I-35 512/469-5966
Local greens from Boggy Creek farm are a standard, as are many other locally-found ingredients here. For varied Italian regional cuisines and an extensive wine list of mostly Italian and Cal-Ital selections, try this Hyde Park neighborhood stalwart.
408-C E. 43rd 512/451-1218
The sandwiches, salads, sweets, and croissants are the best around.
2127 Lohmans Crossing #310, Lakeway 512/263-4933
You'll find terrific traditional Greek cuisine at this longtime local favorite. Enjoy live Greek music on Friday and Saturday evenings.
600 Congress 512/474-7775
Manchaca Rd. & Ben White
In addition to great appetizers and pub fare, Aussie's offers big-screen TVs and beach volleyball courts out back.
306 Barton Springs Rd. 512/480-0952
2874 Shoal Crest (Lamar Senior Activity Center) 512/474-5921
1305 W. Oltorf 512/298-2242
Cake balls: Not just for breakfast anymore. The menu here features appetizers, salads, entrées, soups, and desserts complemented by a well-chosen wine list, a selection of local craft beers in bottles, and a roster of custom cocktails. Read our review.
3401 Esperanza Crossing #104 512/215-3633
Not exactly a restaurant, but the dill pickle popcorn is amazing. Here, you can get popcorn seasoned the same way as the meal you just had, or candied or drizzled in chocolate.
1914 Guadalupe Ste. B 512/477-2676
7010 Hwy 71 W, Ste 300 512/394-0600
1900 East MLK
You could theoretically stay here all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily hot plate specials include meat loaf with Creole sauce and pork loin over cornbread dressing. Expect a wait for weekend brunch.
5222 Burnet Rd. 512/467-9552
2320 Hancock 512/459-6363
1210 Rosewood 512/771-5886
You'll find hot food as well as hot coffee, and live music on weekends.