2000 Restaurant Poll Index

888 Cafe, 911 W. Anderson, 302-5433
CRITICS PHO, CRITICS VIETNAMESE (TIE)

Amy's Ice Cream, 1012-B W. Sixth, 480-0673
BEST ICE CREAM

Ararat, 111 E. North Loop, 419-1692
BEST ETHNIC (Middle eastern)

Austin Java Company, 1206 Parkway, 476-1829
CRITICS 24-HOUR

Austin Land & Cattle Co., 1205 N. Lamar, 472-1813
CRITICS STEAK

Austin's Pizza, 800 W. 12th, 474-8822
BEST DELIVERY

Avenue Cafe -- OUT OF BUSINESS
CRITICS PLACE WE WISH WERE STILL OPEN (TIE)

Ba Le Vietnamese Bakery & Deli, 8624 N. Lamar, 491-9188
CRITICS SANDWICHES (TIE)

Bagel Manufactory -- OUT OF BUSINESS
CRITICS PLACE WE WISH WERE STILL OPEN (TIE)

Basil's, 900 W. Tenth, 477-5576
BEST ROMANTIC DINNER SPOT

Bistro 88, 2712 Bee Caves Rd., 328-8888
CRITICS NEW RESTAURANT, CRITICS SOUP (TIE), CRITICS TOFU DISHES (TIE)

Bitter End Bistro & Brewery, 311 Colorado, 478-2337
CRITICS BREWMASTER, CRITICS PUB GRUB

Brio Vista, 9400-B Arboretum Blvd., 342-2642
CRITICS UPSCALE MENU (TIE), CRITICS WINE SALES IDEA

Buffet Palace, 1012 W. Anderson, 458-2999; 2601 S. I-35, Bldg. B #200, 388-9600
BEST BUFFET

Cafe 290, 11011 Hwy. 290 E., 272-4212
CRITICS CHICKEN DISHES (TIE)

Casino el Camino, 517 E. Sixth, 469-9330
CRITICS HAMBURGER (AND HOT DOGS)

Castle Hill Cafe, 1101 W. Fifth, 476-0728
BEST SERVICE, BEST UPSCALE MENU, CRITICS APPETIZERS (TIE)

Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar, 206-1000; 4477 S. Lamar, 899-4300
BEST TAKEOUT, CRITICS CHICKEN DISHES (TIE)

Chez Nous, 510 Neches, 473-2413
BEST FRENCH, CRITICS SALAD & DRESSING

Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones, 454-2666
BEST DESSERT

Chipotle Mexican Grill, various locations
CRITICS FAST-FOOD

Chuy's, 1728 Barton Springs, 474-4452
BEST CHILE PEPPER DISH, BEST TEX-MEX

Cipollina, 1213 West Lynn, 477-5211
CRITICS TAKEOUT (TIE)

Classic Thai, 9616 N. Lamar #156, 491-8856; 200 Buttercup Creek #128, 331-3810
CRITICS THAI

Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe, 322-5131
BEST INDIAN, CRITICS HAPPY HOUR FREE OR CHEAP DEAL (TIE)

Crescent City Beignets, 1211 W. Sixth, 472-9622
CRITICS WORTH NOTING

Curra's Grill, 614 E. Oltorf, 444-0012
CRITICS CHILE PEPPER DISH

Dan's Hamburgers, 4308 Manchaca, 443-6131
CRITICS BREAKFAST

Din Ho Chinese BBQ, 8557 Research #116, 832-8788
CRITICS CHINESE

Dog & Duck Pub, 406 W. 17th, 479-0598
BEST PUB GRUB

Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso Bar, 4220 Duval, 323-2686
CRITICS DESSERTS

Dot's Place, 13805 Orchard, 255-7288
CRITICS COMFORT FOOD

Eastside Cafe, 2113 Manor Rd., 476-5858
BEST SALAD & DRESSING, BEST SOUP

EatOutIn, 346-1990
CRITICS DELIVERY

Einstein Bros. Bagels, 1112 N. Lamar, 320-8033
BEST BAGELS

El Arroyo, 1624 W. Fifth, 474-1222
BEST HAPPY HOUR FREE OR CHEAP DEAL

El Azteca, 2600 E. Seventh, 477-4701
CRITICS TEX-MEX

El Sol y la Luna, 1224 S. Congress, 444-7770
BEST MIGAS (TIE), CRITICS ENCHILADAS, CRITICS SOUP (TIE)

Empanada Parlour, 709 E. Sixth, 480-8902
CRITICS CASUAL DINING GAME DISHES (TIE)

Evita's Botanitas, 6400 S. First, 441-2424
CRITICS CHIPS & HOT SAUCE (TIE)

Flipnotics, 1601 Barton Springs Rd., 322-9750
BEST COFFEE

Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. North Loop, 459-4121
BEST INTERIOR MEXICAN, BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH, CRITICS ORIGINAL RECIPES (TIE)

GattiTown, various locations
BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR KIDS

Gilligan's, 407 Colorado, 474-7474
BEST SEAFOOD DISH

Ginger Man, 304 W. Fourth, 473-8801
BEST BEER SELECTION

Güero's Taco Bar, 1412 S. Congress, 447-7688
CRITICS PLACE TO TAKE YOUR KIDS

Poodie's Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., 264-0318
CRITICS RESTAURANTS WITHIN 100 MILES OF AUSTIN (TIE)

Hoover's Cooking, 2002 Manor Rd., 479-5006
BEST CHEF, BEST CHICKEN DISH, BEST COMFORT FOOD (TIE), BEST VEGETABLES, CRITICS CHEF, CRITICS CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK, CRITICS PIES (TIE)

Hudson's on the Bend, 3509 Ranch Road 620 N., 266-1369
BEST WILD GAME DISH

Hunan South, 1940 W. William Cannon, 443-8848
CRITICS TOFU DISHES (TIE)

Hut's Hamburgers, 807 W. Sixth, 472-0693
BEST HAMBURGER

Hyde Park Bar & Grill, 4206 Duval, 458-3168
BEST FRENCH FRIES

Java Noodles, 2400 E. Oltorf, 443-5282
CRITICS OTHER ASIAN

Jean Luc's French Bistro, 708 Colorado, 494-0033
CRITICS FRENCH

Jean-Pierre's Upstairs, 3500 Jefferson #201, 454-4811
CRITICS PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PARENTS

Jeffrey's, 1204 West Lynn, 477-5584
CRITICS SERVICE, CRITICS WOMAN CHEF

Jo's, 1300 S. Congress, 444-3800
CRITICS LAZY DAY OUTDOOR DINING SCENE, CRITICS SANDWICHES (TIE)

Juan in a Million, 2300 E. Cesar Chavez, 472-3872
CRITICS BREAKFAST TACO

Kerbey Lane Cafe, 3704 Kerbey Ln., 451-1436; 12602 Research, 258-7757; 2700 S. Lamar, 445-4451
BEST BREAKFAST

Kim Phung, 7601 N. Lamar, 451-2464
BEST BARGAIN, BEST PHO, BEST VIETNAMESE

Korea Garden, 6519 N. Lamar, 302-3149
CRITICS SUSHI

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant, 315 Congress, 482-9010; 4815 W. Braker Ln., #580, 346-5800
BEST SUSHI

Las Manitas, 211 Congress, 472-9357
BEST MIGAS (TIE)

Liberty Pie, 1716 S. Congress, 383-8880
CRITICS ECLECTIC PIZZA, CRITICS TAKEOUT (TIE)

Little Bombay, 9626 N. Lamar, 339-0808
CRITICS VEGETARIAN

Little City, 916 Congress, 476-2489; 3403 Guadalupe, 467-2326
CRITICS COFFEE

Magnolia Cafe South, 1920 S. Congress, 445-0000
BEST LATE NIGHT/ALL NIGHT

Manga -- OUT OF BUSINESS
BEST OTHER ORIENTAL/ASIAN

Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza, 3500 Guadalupe, 302-5200
BEST PIZZA

Manuel's, 310 Congress, 472-7555; 10201 Jollyville, 345-1042
CRITICS HAPPY HOUR FREE OR CHEAP DEAL (TIE)

Marco Polo Restaurant, 2200 S. I-35, 445-5563
CRITICS BUFFET

Mars Restaurant & Bar, 1610 San Antonio, 472-3901
BEST DECOR

Martin Brothers -- OUT OF BUSINESS
BEST PLACE WE WISH WERE STILL OPEN

Maudie's Cafe/Maudie's Too, 2608 W. Seventh, 473-3740; 1212 S. Lamar, 440-8088
BEST ENCHILADAS

Midnight Tacos -- OUT OF BUSINESS
CRITICS PLACE WE WISH WERE STILL OPEN (TIE)

Mirabelle Restaurant, 8127 Mesa A100, 346-7900
BEST NEW RESTAURANT, BEST WAITPERSON, BEST WINE LIST

Mother's Cafe & Garden, 4215 Duval, 451-3994
BEST TOFU DISH, BEST VEGGIE BURGER

Mr. Natural, 1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 477-5228
BEST NATURAL FOOD

Mrs. Johnson's Doughnuts, 4909 Airport, 452-4750
BEST WORTH NOTING

The Nest Restaurant, 607 S. Washington, Fredericksburg, 830/990-8383
CRITICS RESTAURANTS WITHIN 100 MILES OF AUSTIN (TIE)

NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe, 451-7170
CRITICS SANDWICHES (TIE)

Oak House, 755 S. Washington, Fredericksburg, 830/997-6223
CRITICS RESTAURANTS WITHIN 100 MILES OF AUSTIN (TIE)

R.O.'s Outpost, Hwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills Dr. (17 miles from the Y, one mile past R.O. Dr.), 264-1169
CRITICS PIES (TIE)

Rather Sweet, 814 West 12th, 474-4822
CRITICS SANDWICHES (TIE)

Ray's Steakhouse, 3010 Guadalupe, 478-0000
CRITICS PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PARENTS AFTER THE FOOTBALL GAME

Reale's Pizza & Cafe, 13450 Research, 335-5115
CRITICS EAST COAST-STYLE PIZZA

Royer's Round Top Cafe, on the square in Round Top, 979/249-3611
CRITICS RESTAURANTS WITHIN 100 MILES OF AUSTIN (TIE)

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 107 W. Sixth, 477-7884
BEST STEAK

Saba Blue Water Cafe, 208-D W. Fourth, 478-7222
BEST FINGER FOOD, CRITICS APPETIZERS (TIE), CRITICS DECOR, CRITICS FINGER FOOD TO SHARE WITH A GROUP

Saigon Deli & Market, 8610 N. Lamar, 837-6641
CRITICS BARGAINS

The Salt Lick, 18300 FM 1826, 512/858-4959
BEST BARBECUE, BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PARENTS, BEST RESTAURANT WITHIN 60 MILES OF AUSTIN

Sam's BBQ, 2000 E. 12th, 478-0378
CRITICS Barbecue

Schlotzsky's Deli, various locations
BEST SANDWICH

Sea Dragon, 8776-B Research, 451-5051
CRITICS VIETNAMESE (TIE)

Shady Grove Restaurant, 1624 Barton Springs Rd., 474-9991
BEST PATIO/BEER GARDEN

Shaggy's Caribbean Grill, 1600 S. Congress
CRITICS BEER SELECTION

Shoal Creek Saloon, 909 N. Lamar, 477-0600
CRITICS CASUAL DINING GAME DISHES (TIE)

Siena, 6203 Capital of Texas Hwy. N. Bldg. B, 349-7667
CRITICS WILD GAME DISH

Southern Dinette -- OUT OF BUSINESS
CRITICS PLACE WE WISH WERE STILL OPEN (TIE)

Star Seeds Cafe, 3101 N. I-35, 478-7107
BEST SMOKERS' RESTAURANT

Suzi's Chinese Kitchen, 1152 S. Lamar, 441-8400; 7858 Shoal Creek, 302-4600
BEST CHINESE

T & S Seafood, 10014 N. Lamar, 339-8434
CRITICS SEAFOOD DISH (TIE)

Taco Cabana, various locations
BEST FAST FOOD

Taco Xpress, 2529-B S. Lamar, 444-0261
BEST TACO, CRITICS BEER GARDEN/PATIO (TIE), CRITICS TAQUERÍA (TIE)

Tâm Deli & Cafe, 8222 N. Lamar Ste. D-33, 834-6458
CRITICS VIETNAMESE (TIE)

Taquería Arandas/Guadalajara, various locations
BEST TAQUERÍA

Taquería el Borrego de Oro, 2414 S. First, 441-4878
CRITICS CHIPS & HOT SAUCE (TIE), CRITICS TAQUERÍA (TIE)

Thai Kitchen, 801 E. William Cannon, 445-4844; 3437 Bee Caves Rd., 328-3538; 3009 Guadalupe, 474-2575
BEST THAI

Threadgill's, 301 W. Riverside, 472-9304; 6416 N. Lamar, 451-5440
BEST AMERICAN, BEST CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK, BEST COMFORT FOOD (TIE)

Tien Hong, 8301 Burnet, 458-2263
BEST DIM SUM

Tocai, 601 W. Sixth, 457-8880
CRITICS WINE LIST

Trudy's/Texas Star, 409 W. 30th, 477-2935; 8820 Burnet #600, 454-1474; 4141 Capital of Texas Hwy. S., 326-9899
BEST CHIPS & HOT SAUCE

Twin Dragon, 9717 North Lamar (Twin Fountain Plaza Center), 832-8393
CRITICS DIM-SUM

Upper Crust, 4508 Burnet, 467-0102
BEST BAKERY

Vespaio, 1610 S. Congress, 441-6100
BEST ITALIAN, CRITICS ORIGINAL RECIPES (TIE), CRITICS SEAFOOD DISH (TIE)

Waterloo Brewing Co., 401 Guadalupe, 477-1836
CRITICS BEER GARDEN/PATIO (TIE)

West Lynn Cafe, 1110 West Lynn, 482-0950
BEST VEGETARIAN

Z'Tejas Grill, 1110 W. Sixth, 478-5355; 9400 Arboretum Blvd., 346-3506
BEST APPETIZERS, BEST ORIGINAL RECIPE

Zoot, 509 Hearn, 477-6536
CRITICS UPSCALE MENU (TIE)

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