The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

2010 Readers Poll

Favorites

1. Uchi
2. La Condesa
3. Eddie V's Prime Seafood
4. Justine's Brasserie
5. Manuel's
6. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
7. The Steeping Room
8. Chuy's
9. Vespaio
10. wink
11. Home Slice Pizza
12. The Salt Lick
13. Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar
14. Trudy's
15. Mandola's Italian Market
16. Eastside Cafe
17. parkside
18. Paggi House CLOSED
19. The Clay Pit
20. Cypress Grill
21. Jack Allen's Kitchen
22. Fonda San Miguel
23. Frank
24. Asti
25.
26. Changos Taqueria
27. Pluckers Wing Bar
28. Olivia
29. Chez Nous
30. Hula Hut
31. Z'Tejas
32. Titaya's Thai Cuisine
33. Shady Grove
34. Buenos Aires Cafe
35. Matt's El Rancho

Best Appetizer

TIE: Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Fino

Runners-up
219 West, Manuel's
Honorable Mention
Z'Tejas, La Condesa, Uchi

Best Barbecue

The Salt Lick

Runners-up
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q, County Line
Honorable Mention
Lamberts, Iron Works BBQ, Ruby's BBQ

Best Hamburger

TIE: Mighty Fine, Hut's Hamburgers

Runners-up
P. Terry's Burger Stand, Casino el Camino, Dan's Hamburgers
Honorable Mention
Counter Cafe, Black Sheep Lodge, Phil's Icehouse, Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Best Steak

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Runners-up
Austin Land & Cattle Company, Sullivan's Steakhouse, Ruth's Chris Steak House
Honorable Mention
III Forks, El Arbol, Texas Land & Cattle

Best Comfort Food

Hoover's Cooking

Runner-up
Threadgill's
Honorable Mention
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Pluckers Wing Bar, Shady Grove

Best Chicken-Fried Steak

Threadgill's

Runners-up
Hoover's Cooking, Shady Grove
Honorable Mention
Broken Spoke, Hill's Cafe, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Best Chile-Pepper Dish

Chuy's

Runners-up
El Chile Cafe y Cantina, Manuel's, Trudy's
Honorable Mention
La Condesa, Fonda San Miguel

Best French Fries

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

Runners-up
Mighty Fine, P. Terry's Burger Stand
Honorable Mention
McDonald's, Pluckers Wing Bar, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Enoteca Vespaio

Best Hot Dog

Frank

Runner-up
Dog Almighty
Honorable Mention
Sonic, The Best Wurst

Best Chips and Hot Sauce

Chuy's

Runners-up
El Chile Cafe y Cantina, Trudy's, Polvos
Honorable Mention
Manuel's, Hula Hut, Maudie's Tex-Mex

Best Taco

Runner-up
Tacodeli
Honorable Mention
El Chilito Tacos y Cafe, Changos Taqueria, La Condesa

Best Soup

The Soup Peddler

Runners-up
CoCo's Cafe, Central Market
Honorable Mention
The Steeping Room, Manuel's, Whole Foods Market

Best Salad/Dressing

TIE: Mother's Cafe & Garden, leaf

Runners-up
Bartlett's, The Steeping Room
Honorable Mention
Manuel's, Bistrot Mirabelle, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Best Seafood Dish

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Runners-up
Perla's, Truluck's
Honorable Mention
Uchi, Quality Seafood Market, parkside

Best Pub Grub

The Dog & Duck Pub

Runners-up
Pluckers Wing Bar, Black Sheep Lodge
Honorable Mention
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant, Flying Saucer, Crown & Anchor Pub

Best Bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Runners-up
Honorable Mention
Panera Bread, Central Market

Best Sushi

Uchi

Runners-up
Musashino Sushi Dokoro, Kenichi
Honorable Mention
Sushi Saké Japanese Cuisine, Imperia, Kyoto, Mikado Ryotei

Best Tofu Dish

CoCo's Cafe

Runner-up
Veggie Heaven
Honorable Mention
Madam Mam's, Uchi, The Steeping Room

Best Dim Sum

Get Sum Dim Sum

Runners-up
Chinatown, Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
Honorable Mention
T&S Chinese Restaurant, Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Imperia

Best Bowl of Pho

Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

Runners-up
Pho Van, Hai Ky
Honorable Mention
Sunflower Restaurant, Pho Hoang, Pho Saigon

Best American Breakfast

Kerbey Lane Cafe

Runner-up
Magnolia Cafe
Honorable Mention
IHOP, 24 Diner, Galaxy Cafe, Counter Cafe

Best Mexican Breakfast

Juan in a Million

Runner-up
Trudy's
Honorable Mention
Maudie's Tex-Mex, Cisco's, Taco Shack

Best Sandwich

ThunderCloud Subs

Runners-up
FoodHeads, Which Wich?, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Honorable Mention
Fricano's Deli

Best Bread

TIE: Central Market, Texas French Bread

Runner-up
Whole Foods Market
Honorable Mention
Upper Crust Bakery, Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe, Panera Bread

Best Desserts

Chez Zee

Runners-up
Uchi, La Condesa
Honorable Mention
The Cheesecake Factory, Tèo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Best Ice Cream

Amy's Ice Creams

Runner-up
Austin Scoops
Honorable Mention
Blue Bell Ice Cream, Marble Slab Creamery, Baskin-Robbins

Best Gelato

Tèo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita

Runner-up
Mandola's Italian Market
Honorable Mention
Dolce Vita, Whole Foods Market, Central Market

Best Local Chocolate

Miles of Chocolate

Runners-up
Viva Chocolato!, Cheer Up Charlies
Honorable Mention
Lammes Candies, Whole Foods Market

Best Coffee

Starbucks Coffee

Runner-up
Jo's Coffee
Honorable Mention
Kick Butt Coffee, Ruta Maya, Anderson's Coffee Co., Mozart's Coffee Roasters

Best Pizza

Home Slice Pizza

Runners-up
Austin's Pizza, Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza
Honorable Mention
East Side Pies, Brick Oven Restaurant, House Pizzeria, Mandola's Italian Market

Best Enchiladas

Chuy's

Runners-up
Maudie's Tex-Mex, Enchiladas y Mas
Honorable Mention
Manuel's, Matt's El Rancho

Best Vegetables

TIE: Eastside Cafe, Threadgill's

Runner-up
Mother's Cafe & Garden
Honorable Mention
Casa de Luz, Hoover's Cooking

Best Chicken Dish

Pluckers Wing Bar

Runner-up
CoCo's Cafe
Honorable Mention
parkside, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Manuel's

Best Wild-Game Dish

Hudson's on the Bend

Runner-up
wink
Honorable Mention
Ranch 616, Mesa Ranch

Best Bargain Dish

Wings at Pluckers Wing Bar

Runners-up
The Don Juan at Juan in a Million; two-for-one burgers at Hut's Hamburgers
Honorable Mention
Migas at Maudie's

Best Veggie Burger

P. Terry's Burger Stand

Runner-up
Mother's Cafe & Garden
Honorable Mention
Hut's Hamburgers, TerraBurger

Best Vegetarian Dish

Mother's Cafe & Garden

Runner-up
Veggie Heaven
Honorable Mention
Casa de Luz, CoCo's Cafe, The Clay Pit

Best Mexican (Not Tex-Mex)

Fonda San Miguel

Runners-up
Manuel's, La Condesa, Polvos
Honorable Mention
Curra's Grill, ZuZu Handmade Mexican Food

Best Tex-Mex

Chuy's

Runners-up
Maudie's Tex-Mex, Trudy's
Honorable Mention
Matt's El Rancho, Güero's Taco Bar, Polvos

Best Taqueria

Runners-up
Tacodeli, Changos Taqueria
Honorable Mention
Taqueria Arandas, Taco Shack

Best Central/South American

Buenos Aires Cafe

Runners-up
El Arbol, Casa Colombia
Honorable Mention
Elsi's Restaurant, Habana Restaurant, Gloria's Restaurant, São Paulo's Restaurante

Best Italian

TIE: Mandola's Italian Market, Vespaio

Runner-up
Asti
Honorable Mention
Romeo's, La Traviata Italian Bistro

Best Cajun/Creole

Evangeline Cafe

Runners-up
Gumbo's of Round Rock, Cypress Grill
Honorable Mention
Shoal Creek Saloon, Mama Roux, Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar, Sambets Cajun Deli and Firey Foods Store

Best Middle Eastern

Alborz Persian Cuisine

Runner-up
Phara's
Honorable Mention
Marakesh Cafe & Grill, Phoenicia Bakery & Deli, Sarah's Mediterranean Grill & Market, Athenian Bar & Grill, Tom's Tabooley

Best Indian

The Clay Pit

Runners-up
Tarka Indian Kitchen, Sarovar Indian Cuisine
Honorable Mention
Bombay Bistro, Star of India, Swad

Best Chinese

Chinatown

Runners-up
Din Ho Chinese BBQ, P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Honorable Mention
Suzi's China Kitchen, Asia Cafe

Best Japanese

Uchi

Runners-up
Zen Japanese Food Fast, Musashino Sushi Dokoro
Honorable Mention
Kenichi, Kyoto, Mikado Ryotei

Best Korean

Korea House

Runners-up
Koriente Restaurant & Tea House, Koreana Grill & Sushi Bar
Honorable Mention
Korea Garden

Best Thai

Titaya's Thai Cuisine

Runners-up
Madam Mam's, Thai Passion, Thai Kitchen
Honorable Mention
Satay, Thai Fresh, Thai Spice Buffet and Restaurant

Best Vietnamese

Sunflower Restaurant

Runner-up
Kim Phung Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant
Honorable Mention
Tâm Deli & Cafe, Hai Ky, Pho Van

Best Other Asian

CoCo's Cafe

Runners-up
Imperia, Java Noodles
Honorable Mention
Uchi

Best American

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Runners-up
Pluckers Wing Bar, Threadgill's
Honorable Mention
Hoover's Cooking, Shady Grove, 24 Diner, wink

Best Vegetarian Natural

TIE: Mr. Natural, Mother's Cafe & Garden

Runner-up
Casa de Luz
Honorable Mention
Veggie Heaven, Whole Foods Market, Counter Culture

Best French

TIE: Justine's, Chez Nous

Runner-up
Aquarelle
Honorable Mention
La Madeleine, Blue Dahlia Bistro, Chez Zee, Olivia

Best Other Ethnic

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

Runner-up
Athenian Bar & Grill
Honorable Mention
CoCo's Cafe for Taiwanese, Fabi + Rosi for German

Best New Restaurant

Justine's Brasserie

Runners-up
Jack Allen's Kitchen, El Arbol
Honorable Mention
Frank, Fabi + Rosi, 24 Diner, Perla's

Best Chef

Tyson Cole at Uchi

Runners-up
Rene Ortiz at La Condesa, Jack Gilmore at Jack Allen's
Honorable Mention
Shawn Cirkiel at parkside, Wolfgang Murber at Fabi + Rosi

Best Service/Waitstaff

Uchi

Runners-up
La Condesa, Pluckers Wing Bar
Honorable Mention
Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Tacodeli, Jeffrey's

Best Full-Service Bakery

Upper Crust Bakery

Runners-up
Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe, Quack's 43rd Street Bakery
Honorable Mention
Walton's Fancy and Staple, Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, Texas French Bread, Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar

Best Grocery

Central Market

Runner-up
H-E-B
Honorable Mention
Whole Foods Market, Wheatsville Food Co-op

Best Ethnic Market

Fiesta

Runner-up
Phoenicia Bakery & Deli
Honorable Mention
Mandola's Italian Market, MT Supermarket

Best Patio/Biergarten

Flying Saucer

Runners-up
The Ginger Man, Red's Porch
Honorable Mention
Shady Grove, Draught House Pub & Brewery, El Arbol

Best Street Food

Bratwurst at The Best Wurst

Runners-up
Everything at East Side King; queso at Torchy's Tacos
Honorable Mention
Shrimp-avocado cone at The Mighty Cone; kebabs and wraps at Kebabalicious; hot dogs at Man Bites Dog; and Philly seitan at Counter Culture

Best Decor

La Condesa

Runner-up
Uchi
Honorable Mention
Fonda San Miguel, El Arbol, Eastside Showroom

Best Romantic

Justine's Brasserie

Runners-up
wink, Uchi, Vespaio
Honorable Mention
Chez Nous, Jeffrey's, Paggi House CLOSED

Best Sunday Brunch

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Runners-up
Fonda San Miguel, Chez Zee
Honorable Mention
South Congress Cafe, Green Pastures Restaurant, Taverna

Best Fast Food

P. Terry's Burger Stand

Runners-up
Whataburger, CoCo's Cafe, Zen Japanese Food Fast
Honorable Mention
Taco Cabana, ThunderCloud Subs, TerraBurger

Best Takeout

CoCo's Cafe

Runners-up
Pei Wei Asian Diner, Tarka Indian Kitchen, Pluckers Wing Bar
Honorable Mention
Austin's Pizza, Chuy's

Best Delivery

Austin's Pizza

Runners-up
Eat Out In, Pluckers Wing Bar, The Soup Peddler
Honorable Mention
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, East Side Pies

Best Wine List

Vino Vino

Runners-up
wink, Bistrot Mirabelle
Honorable Mention
The Grove, Uncorked, Cru Food & Wine Bar

Best Mixologist

Joyce Garrison at Hyde Park Bar & Grill

Runner-up
Junior Merino at La Condesa
Honorable Mention
Bill Norris at Fino

Best Beer Selection

The Ginger Man

Runner-up
Flying Saucer
Honorable Mention
Draught House Pub & Brewery, Lovejoys Taproom & Brewery CLOSED

Best Buffet

TIE: Buffet Palace, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Runner-up
The Clay Pit
Honorable Mention
Cannoli Joe's, Star of India, China Star

Best Happy Hour/Free or Cheap Deal

Happy-hour appetizers at 219 West

Runner-up
Half-price appetizers at Manuel's
Honorable Mention
Half-price appetizers at Z'Tejas; wings at Pluckers

Best Late Night/All Night

Magnolia Cafe

Runner-up
Kerbey Lane Cafe
Honorable Mention
Justine's Brasserie, Katz's Deli & Bar, Star Seeds Cafe

Best Place to Take Kids

Waterloo Ice House

Runners-up
Central Market, Freddie's Place
Honorable Mention
Phil's Icehouse, Gatti's Pizza

Best Place to Take Parents

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Runners-up
Iguana Grill, The Oasis
Honorable Mention
Fonda San Miguel, Mandola's Italian Market, Manuel's, The Salt Lick

Best Restaurant Within 60 Miles

The Salt Lick

Runner-up
Trattoria Lisina
Honorable Mention
Smitty's Market, Black's Barbecue

Best Place We Wish Were Still Open

Las Manitas Avenue Cafe

Runners-up
Cafe Mundi, Baby Greens, Mars Restaurant and Bar
Honorable Mention
Baker St. Pub & Grill

Best Other Restaurant Worth Noting

The Steeping Room

Runners-up
Justine's Brasserie, Antonelli's Cheese Shop
Honorable Mention
Odd Duck Farm to Trailer, El Arbol

Best Food Event

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Runner-up
La Dolce Vita at Laguna Gloria
Honorable Mention
Chef Showdown, Taste of Austin

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