118 E. Main St., Round Rock
Round Rock, 78664-5243
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11am-2:30pm, 5-10pm; Sat., 5-10pm
This elegant oasis whose warm wood and interior columns refer to its former life as a small-town bank is complete with a wine cellar in the intact vault.
The rustic decor – stone, metal, leather, and antlers – and hearty Western entrées with robust side dishes welcome carnivores.
10850 Stonelake, 512/342-2700
Austin's branch of Le Cordon Bleu allows students to get practical experience with an in-house restaurant. The menu is adventurous but brief, the food is terrific, and the prices can't be beat.
3110 Esperanza Crossing #100, 512/339-3850
A graciously unpretentious atmosphere of intimate dining alcoves and Eastern European classical music provides the perfect setting for the traditional Austro-Hungarian Empire dishes served here.
111 E. Main St., Pflugerville, 512/835-1919