The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

2000 Critics Picks

Decor

Saba Blue Water Cafe

Sushi

Korea Garden

Appetizer

TIE: Castle Hill Cafe, Saba Blue Water Cafe

Upscale

TIE: Brio Vista, Zoot

Lazy Day Outdoor Dining Scene

Jo's Coffee

Wild-Game Dish

Siena

Pub Grub

Bitter End Bistro & Brewery

Buffet

Marco Polo Restaurant

Patio/Beer Garden

TIE: Waterloo Brewing Co., Maria's Taco Xpress

Chicken Dishes

TIE: Central Market, Cafe 290

Original Recipe

TIE: Fonda San Miguel, Vespaio

Late Night/All Night

Austin Java

Brewmaster

Bitter End Bistro & Brewery

New Restaurant

Bistro 88

Bargain Dish

Saigon Deli & Market

Chef

Hoover's Cooking

Happy Hour/Free Or Cheap Deal

TIE: Manuel's, The Clay Pit

Taqueria

TIE: Taqueria El Borrego de Oro, Maria's Taco Xpress

Sandwich

TIE: Rather Sweet, Jo's Coffee, NeWorlDeli, Ba Le

Steak

Austin Land & Cattle Company

Place to Take Kids

Güero's Taco Bar

Service/Waitstaff

Jeffrey's

Tex-Mex

El Azteca Restaurant

Breakfast

Dan's Hamburgers

Hamburger (and Hot Dogs)

Casino el Camino

Comfort Food

Dot's Place

Woman Chef

Jeffrey's

Tofu Dish

TIE: Bistro 88, Hunan

Bowl of Pho

888 Cafe

Barbecue

Sam's BBQ

Enchiladas

El Sol y la Luna

Seafood Dish

TIE: Vespaio, T&S Chinese Restaurant

Dim Sum

Twin Dragon

Other Asian

Java Noodles

Finger Food To Share With A Group

Saba Blue Water Cafe

Chips and Hot Sauce

TIE: Evita's Botanitas, Taqueria El Borrego de Oro

Restaurants Within 100 Miles Of Austin

TIE: Royers Round Top Cafe, The Oak House, Hill Top Cafe

Delivery

EatOutIn

Thai

Classic Thai

Pies

TIE: R.O.'s Outpost, Hoover's Cooking

Chile-Pepper Dish

Curra's Grill

Takeout

TIE: Liberty Pie, Cipollina

Chinese

Din Ho Chinese BBQ

Desserts

Dolce Vita

Chicken-Fried Steak

Hoover's Cooking

Place We Wish Were Still Open

TIE: Avenue Cafe, Midnight Tacos, Bagel Manufactory

Breakfast Taco

Juan in a Million

Coffee

Little City

Fast Food

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Beer Selection

Shaggy's Caribbean Grill

French

Jean-Luc's Bistro

Eclectic Pizza

Liberty Pie

Salad/Dressing

Chez Nous

Casual Dining Game Dishes

TIE: Shoal Creek Saloon, Empanada Parlour

Wine Sales Idea

Brio Vista

Vegetarian

Little Bombay

East Coast-style Pizza

Reale's Pizza & Cafe

Soup

TIE: El Sol y la Luna, Bistro 88

Other Restaurant Worth Noting

Crescent City Beignets

Wine List

Tocai

Vietnamese

TIE: 888 Cafe, Sea Dragon, Tâm Deli & Cafe

Place to Take Parents

TIE: Jean-Pierre's Upstairs, Ray's Steakhouse

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