Your waitress may resemble a runaway who's lost her clothing, but don't call the cops – just order the ribs.
11617 Research 512/346-3025
Jennifer Costello and Chris Hurley are churning out New American cuisine with a precision and deftness that puts you at the table with local, seasonal sourcing, prepared to bring out the inherent flavors of superb ingredients. You know that imaginary, Mom-worthy perfect brunch? Think Pop-Over Eggs Benny, bananas Foster french toast, and chipotle-lime chicken hash. Read our review.
202 W. Cesar Chavez 512/428-4643
Here you'll find 16 varieties of authentic Aussie savory pies with flaky crusts, plus very friendly counter folks and great coffee, too.
3110 Guadalupe #150 512/380-0032
1221 W. Sixth 512/828-7404
It may be described as Chicago-style Italian, but this popular spot offers some sophisticated fare as well. One special, the clams with sweet vermouth and roasted peppers over pappardelle pasta, had our critic swooning. Read our review.
1321 S. Congress 512/916-1315
Pick up a book, play Battleship
, and enjoy all your favorite coffee drinks along with some killer honey lemonade. They also have a great vegetarian menu. Read our review.
1900 S. First 512/416-1601
Lunchtime finds a crowd enjoying comforting soups and distinctive sandwiches, including the BLT made with fried green tomatoes. Don't overlook the cookies, luxuriously decorated cupcakes, or fabulous pies.
3201 Bee Caves Rd. #106 512/328-7100
2201 S. Lakeshore Boulevard
From big screen TVs and unlimited sports, to soft leather recliners with built-in beer glass holders and a TV tray, this new spot has you in mind. With American gastro-pub fare and 80 beers on tap, you won't want to go home.
11680 Research, Ste. A 512/343-2000
This isn't just some of the best pizza in town; there's a full menu of gluten-free options complementing the traditional, filling pasta dishes, all with a personal touch. Read our review.
When you need your Lone Star cold, your chicken-fried steak hot, and the ghost of Ernest Tubb on your shoulder, the Spoke is it.
3201 S. Lamar 512/442-6189
This national chain serves "immigrant Southern Italian" cuisine. Dishes are served family-style or personalized for two with smaller portions.
3612 Tudor 512/342-8462
This trailer serves excellent Louisiana-style fare.
4209 Airport 512/586-4425
This outpost of the popular Eastside spot serves the same great pastries, soups, and entrées that you love. Save room for dessert – the cakes are moist perfection. Read our review.
This tiny, elegant Neapolitan-style pizzeria is always packed, but worth the wait. On any given night, there are about half a dozen pizzas on the menu, subject to seasonality and availability of ingredients; the mushroom pie is a special treat. Read our review.
1519 E. Cesar Chavez 512/524-2523
Affiliated with the St. David's Healthy Dining Program, 80% of this Tex-Mex/Mediterranean fusion chalupa menu is gluten fee, and the rest can be made vegan.
3639 N. 620 512/662-2801
4608 West Gate Blvd. 512/892-1800