612 W. Sixth
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 5pm-12mid; Fri.-Sat., 5pm-2am; Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30am-2:30pm
This attractive, comfortable place has exceptional small-dish food, great drinks, and a stunning wine list.
“Slow down and stay awhile” is the motto of this upscale diner. While a split-level bakeshop and beer garden may seem an unlikely pairing, the interplay among handcrafted breads, house-cured meats, and a lovingly curated beer menu is surprisingly successful.
709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972
features a wide range of local brews and Texas spirits, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4901
Executive Chef Mat Clouser and sous chef Zack Northcutt are turning out impressive small plates loaded with umami flavors, with a variety of international influences and an emphasis on housemade everything. Try the grilled baby octopi and the antelope steak frites. The former Kyoto space has had a shabby chic makeover and we hear the bathrooms are faint-worthy.
315 Congress, 512/482-8842