811 W. Live Oak
Hours: Daily, 11am-2pm; 6-10pm
Green Pastures has been the grande dame of Austin restaurants for more than 60 years. Sipping milk punch at Sunday brunch in this stately Southern mansion is one of Austin's finest traditions.
The comfy bar, great service, and dazzling display of antipasti near the front door lure us in, and the pasta and heirloom tomatoes do the rest. And if gluten-free pasta is what you're after, you'll find plenty of it here.
1610 S. Congress, 512/441-6100