photo by John Anderson


Mattie’s manicured mansion lawns, creaky floors, and preening peacocks make a dinner here feel special; thankfully, the food matches the setting. While the Southern accents speak strongest here, the flavors are balanced and reach for nontraditional ingredients to pique the diner’s interest. One of Austin’s finest wine lists completes the package – this is date night done right. Start with the fried green tomatoes and grilled Spanish octopus.

811 W. Live Oak

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