The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

Index

22, (out of business)
Critics Places We Wish Were Still Open

888 Cafe, 911 W. Anderson, 302-5433
Critics Tofu Dish

Amy's Ice Cream, various locations,
www.amysicecream.com
Readers Ice Cream

Aquarelle, 606 Rio Grande, 479-8117
Readers Favorites (13) (TIE), Critics Upscale Vegetarian, Critics Haute French, Readers Upscale

Ararat Middle Eastern Restaurant, 111 E. North Loop, 419-1692
Readers Other Ethnic

Artz Rib House, 2330 S. Lamar, 442-8283,
artzribhouse.citysearch.com
Critics Barbecue

Asti Trattoria, 408-C E. 43rd, 451-1218,
www.astiaustin.com
Readers Favorites (24), Critics Unsung Heroes, Critics Waitstaff, Critics Salads

Austin Land & Cattle Co., 1205 N. Lamar, 472-1813,
www.virtual-restaurants.com/austinland&cattleco/
Critics Steak

Austin's Pizza, 800 W. 12th, 474-8822; 7301 Ranch Road 620 #140, 336-5555; 1817 S. Lamar, 445-4455
Readers Bargain Dish

Azul, 1808 E. Cesar Chavez, 457-9074
Critics Sandwiches

B.D. Riley's, 204 E. Sixth, 494-1335, www.bdrileyspub.com
Critics Pub Grub, Critics Beer Poured

Ba Le Vietnamese Bakery & Deli, 8624 N. Lamar, 491-9188
Critics Bargain Dish

Basil's, 900 W. Tenth, 477-5576
Critics Romantic, Critics Place to Take Parents

Binasco, 102 E. Austin Street, Fredericksburg, 830/990-8935, available in Austin at Central Markets, Portabla, Cafe Mia
Critics Ice Cream

Bistro 88, 2712 Bee Caves Rd., 328-8888
Critics Other Asian

Buffet Palace, 1012 W. Anderson, 458-2999; 2601 S. I-35, #B-200 (Round Rock), 388-9600
Readers Buffet

Burger Tex, 2912 Guadalupe, 477-8433; 5240 Airport, 453-8772
Critics Hamburger

Cafe Mundi, 1704 E. 5th #100, 236-8634
Critics Coffee Shop, Critics Worth Noting

Casino El Camino, 517 E. Sixth, 469-9330
Critics Hamburger

Castle Hill Cafe, 1101 W. Fifth, 476-0728,
www.castlehillcafe.com
Readers Favorites (1), Readers Original Recipe, Readers Salad & Dressing, Readers Chef, Readers Place to Take Parents

Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar, 206-1000; 4477 S. Lamar, 899-4300, www.centralmarket.com
Critics Takeout, Critics Place to Take Kids

Chez Nous, 510 Neches, 473-2413
Critics French Bistro, Critics Salads, Readers French

Chez Zee Cafe & Dessert Bakery, 5406 Balcones Dr., 454-2666, www.chez-zee.com
Readers Dessert

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 4400 N. Lamar, 419-9898; 3300 Bee Caves Rd., 329-8600; 2230 Guadalupe, 320-0238, www.chipotle.com
Critics Fast Food (TIE)

Chumikal's, 3223 E. Seventh, 385-8898; 600 W. Martin Luther King, 236-0197
Critics Bargain Dish (TIE)

Chuy's, 11728 Barton Springs Rd., 474-4452; 10520 N. Lamar, 836-3218; 11680 Research Blvd., 342-0011,
www.chuys.com
Readers Favorites (11), Readers Chile Pepper Dish, Readers Chips & Hot Sauce, Readers Enchiladas, Readers Tex-Mex

The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe, 322-5131
Readers Favorites (23), Readers Indian

Coco's Cafe, 8557 Research Blvd #118, 833-6588; 1910 Guadalupe, 236-9398
Readers Favorites (20)

Cool River Cafe, 4001 Parmer, 835-0010, www.coolrivercafe.com
Readers Smoker's Restaurant

Crescent City Beignets, 1211 W. Sixth, 472-9622
Critics Best Place for a Critics Meeting Over Coffee & Beignets

Curra's Grill, 614 E. Oltorf, 444-0012; 6801 Burnet Rd., 451-2560, www.currasgrill.com
Readers Favorites (25)

Din Ho Chinese BBQ, 8557 Research Blvd. #116, 832-8788
Critics Chinese

Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso Bar, 4222 Duval, 323-2686
Critics Ice Cream

Dot's Place, 13805 Orchid Ln., 255-7288
Critics Comfort Food

Eastside Cafe, 2113 Manor Rd., 476-5858, eastsidecafe.citysearch.com
Readers Favorites (19), Readers Vegetables

Eaves Bros. Quality Seafood, 5621 Airport Blvd., 452-3820
Critics Sandwiches, Critics Comfort Food, Critics Soup

Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, 301 E. Fifth, 472-1860, www.eddiev.com
Readers Favorites (12), Readers Seafood Dish

Einstein Bros. Bagels, various locations
Readers Bagels

Emilia's, 600 E. Third, 469-9722
Critics Original Recipes, Critics Upscale, Critics Soup

Evita's Botanitas, 6400 S. First, 441-2424
Critics Enchiladas, Critics Chips & Hot Sauce

Fadó, 214 W. Fourth, 457-0172, www.fadoirishpub.com
Readers Pub Grub

Fleming's, 320 E. Second St., 457-1500
Readers Favorites (31)

Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. North Loop, 459-4121
Readers Favorites (2), Readers Décor, Readers Interior Mexican, Readers Brunch

GattiTown, 7101 Hwy. 71 W., 301-7777
Readers Place to Take Kids

The Gingerman, 304 W. Fourth, 473-8801, www.gingermanpub.com
Readers Beer

Girasole, 219 W. Fourth, 481-0219, www.girasole.com
Critics Smoker's Restaurant

Gumbo's, 901 Round Rock Ave. (Round Rock), Round Rock, 671-7925; 710 Colorado, 480-8053
Readers Favorites (34)

Habana, 2728 S. Congress, 512-447-5087
Readers Worth Noting

Hai Ky, 1931 E. Oltorf, 693-2464
Readers Favorites (33)

Hoover's Cooking, 2002 Manor Rd., 479-5006; 6701 Burnet Rd., 453-3002
Critics Vegetable Dish, Critics Chicken Dish, Critics Comfort Food, Critics Chicken-Fried Steak, Readers American, Readers Comfort Food

Hot Jumbo Bagel, 307 W. Fifth, 477-1137
Critics Bagels

Hudson's on the Bend, 3509 RR 620 N, 266-1369
Readers Original Recipe, Readers Favorites (21), Readers Wild Game Dish

Huisache Grill, 303 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, 830/620-9001
Critics Restaurant within 60 miles

Hula Hut, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., 476-4852
Readers Favorites (32)

Hut's Hamburgers, 807 W. Sixth, 472-0693
Readers Hamburger, Readers Bargain Dish

Hyde Park Bar & Grill, 4206 Duval, 458-3168
Critics Veggie Burger, Readers French Fries

Java Grill, 13376 Research Blvd., #100, 257-0104
Critics Other Asian

Jean-Luc's French Bistro, 705 Colorado, 494-0033
Readers Favorites (17), Readers Chicken Dish

Jeffrey's, 1204 West Lynn, 477-5584
Readers Favorites (15), Critics Service

Jo's Hot Coffee, 1300 S. Congress, 444-3800
Critics Sandwiches, Critics Coffee Shop

John Mueller's Barbecue, 1917 Manor Rd., 236-0283
Critics New BBQ Joint

Juan in a Million, 2300 E. Cesar Chavez, 472-3872
Critics Breakfast

Kenichi, 419 Colorado, 320-8883
Readers Favorites (4), Critics Wild Game Dish

Kerbey Lane Cafe, various locations, www.virtual-restaurants.com/kerbeylane/
Readers Late Night All-Night

Kim Phung, 7601 N. Lamar, 451-2464
Readers Bowl of Pho, Readers Vietnamese

Korea House, 2700 W. Anderson #501, 458-2477
Readers Other Oriental/Asian

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

La Traviata, 314 Congress, 479-8131
Critics Best Chef/Owners

Lambert's, 1716 S. Congress, 383-8877
Critics Dessert, Critics Chicken Dish, Critics Best Chef/Owners, Critics Up & Coming

Las Manitas, 211 Congress, 472-9357
Critics Migas

Les Amis, (out of business)
Critics Places We Wish Were Still Open

Luby's Cafeteria, various locations
Readers Place to Take Parents

Madam Mam's, 2514 Guadalupe, 472-8306
Critics Thai, Critics Soup, Critics Salads

Madras Pavillion, 9025 Research Blvd., Ste. 100, 719-5575
Critics Everyday Vegetarian, Critics Buffet

Magnolia Cafe, 1920 S. Congress, 445-0000
Readers Breakfast, Readers Late Night All-Night

Malaga Wine & Tapas Bar, 208 W. Fourth, 236-8020, www.malagatapasbar.com
Readers Finger Food

Mangia Chicago Stuffed Pizza, 3500 Guadalupe, 302-5200; 8012 Mesa Drive, 349-2126; 2401 Lake Austin Blvd., 478-6600
www.mangiapizza.com
Readers Pizza

Manuel's, 310 Congress, 472-7555; 10201 Jollyville Rd., 345-1042, www.manuels.com
Critics Happy Hour Deal, Critics Best Patio with Latin Jazz

Marimont Cafeteria, 623 W. 38th, 454-5944
Critics Comfort Food

Mars Restaurant & Bar, 1610 San Antonio St., 472-3901,
www.marsaustin.com
Readers Favorites (6), Readers Décor

Maudie's Cafe, 2608 W. Seventh, 473-3740; 1212 S. Lamar, 440-8088
Critics Enchiladas

Mirabelle, 8127 Mesa Drive A100, 346-7900
Readers Favorites (3), Readers Soup, Readers Seafood Dish, Readers Chef, Readers Wine List, Readers Romantic

Mother Egan's Irish Pub, 715 W. Sixth, 478-7747, www.motheregansirishpub.com
Critics Pub Grub

Mother's Cafe & Garden, 4215 Duval, 451-3994
Readers Vegetarian, Readers Veggie Burger

Mr. Gatti's, various locations
Readers Delivery

Mr. Natural, 1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 477-5228; 2414 S. Lamar, 916-9223
Readers Natural Food

Mrs. B's, 8105 Mesa Drive, 372-9529
Critics Cajun/Creole

Musashino Sushi Dokoro, 3407 Greystone Dr., 795-8593
Readers Favorites (9)

NeWorlDeli, 416 Congress, 236-8075; 4101 Guadalupe, 451-7170
Critics Sandwiches

North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery, 10010 Capital of Texas Hwy., 467-6969 www.nxnwbrew.com
Readers Favorites (22), Critics American Bistro, Critics Beer Made

The Oasis on Lake Travis, 6550 Comanche Trail, 266-2441
Readers Place to Take Parents

Origami, 110 N. I-35 Ste. 200B, Round Rock, 238-6522, www.origamisushi.com
Critics Sushi

Paggi House, 200 Lee Barton Drive, 478-1121
Critics Place to Take Parents

Pango Tea Bar, 718 Congress, 478-8899
Critics Worth Noting

Phoenicia Bakery & Deli, 2912 S. Lamar, 447-4444; 4701 Burnet Rd., 323-6770,
www.farsinet.com/phoenicia
Critics Honorary Ed Ward Chicken Sandwich Award

Polvo's, 2004 S. First, 441-5446, polvos.citysearch.com
Critics Migas, Critics Chile Pepper Dishes

R.O.'s Outpost, Hwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills Dr. (17 miles from the Y, one mile past R.O. Dr.), Spicewood, 264-1169
Critics Dessert, Critics Restaurant within 60 miles, Critics Chicken-Fried Steak

Ranch 616, 616 Nueces, 479-7616
Readers Favorites (14)

Reale's Pizza & Cafe, 13450 Research Blvd., 335-5115
Critics Pizza

Robbie's Cajun Kitchen, 1203 W. Sixth, 477-7768
Critics Cajun/Creole

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 107 W. Sixth, 477-7884
Readers Favorites (28)

Saba Blue Water Cafe, 208-D W. Fourth, 478-7222
Readers Appetizers, Critics Happy Hour Deal

Saccone's Pizza, 13812 Research Blvd., 257-1200
Critics Pizza

The Salt Lick, 18001 FM 1826, Driftwood, 858-4959, www.saltlickbbq.com/
Readers Barbecue, Readers Restaurant Within 60 Miles

Sardine Rouge, (out of business)
Readers Place We Wish Were Still Open

Satay, the Asian Cookery, 3202 W. Anderson #205, 467-6731
Readers Other Oriental/Asian

Sea Dragon, 8776-B Research Blvd., 451-5051; 13945 Research, 291-5054, www.sea-dragon.com
Readers Favorites (29)

Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd., 474-9991, www.theshadygrove.com
Readers Favorites (7), Readers Waitstaff, Readers Patio, Readers Service

Siena Ristorante Toscana, 6203 Capital of Texas Hwy. N. Bldg. B, 349-7667
Critics Wild Game Dish, Critics Italian, Critics Decor

Starbucks, various locations
Readers Coffee

Starlite, 624 W. 34th, 374-9012
Critics Romantic

Sullivan's, 300 Colorado, 495-6504 www.citysearch.com/aus/speakeasy
Readers Favorites (8), Readers Steak

Sunflower Restaurant, 8557 Research Blvd. #146, 339-7860
Critics Alternative to a Bowl of Pho, Readers Favorites (16), Critics Vietnamese

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

Sweetish Hill Bakery, 1120 W. Sixth, 472-1347; 98 San Jacinto, 477-2411
Critics Best Italian Breads

T & S Seafood, 10014 N. Lamar, 339-8434
Critics Chinese, Critics Where Chefs & Critics Eat When Not Working, Critics Chile Pepper Dishes

Taco Cabana, various locations, www.tacocabana.com
Readers Fast Food

Taco X-Press, 2529-B S. Lamar, 444-0261
Readers Taco, Readers Taqueria

Taqueria Arandinas, 1205 Round Rock Ave., 244-2446
Readers Taqueria

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

Threadgill's, 6416 N. Lamar, 451-5440; 301 W. Riverside, 472-9304, www.threadgills.com
Readers Chicken-Fried Steak, Readers American

Thundercloud Subs, various locations
Readers Sandwich

Tien Hong, 8301 Burnet Rd., 458-2263
Readers Dim Sum

Tocai, (out of business)
Critics Places We Wish Were Still Open

Top Notch, 7525 Burnet Rd., 452-2181
Critics Chicken Dish

Treehouse Italian Grill, 2201 College, 443-4200
Critics Best Patio for Kids, Critics Place to Take Kids

Trudy's, 409 W. 30th, 477-2935; 8820 Burnet Rd. #600, 454-1474; 4141 Capital of Texas Hwy. S., 326-9899,
www.trudys.com
Readers Favorites (18), Readers Migas, Readers Happy Hour Deal

Tâm Deli & Cafe, 8222 N. Lamar, 834-6458, www.vietaustin.com/tamdeli/
Critics Bowl of Pho

Umi Sushi, 5510 S. I-35, 383-8806
Critics Sushi

Upper Crust, 4508 Burnet Rd., 467-0102
Readers Bakery

Veggie Heaven, 1914-A Guadalupe, 457-1013
Readers Tofu Dish

Vespaio, 1610 S. Congress, 441-6100
Critics Appetizers, Critics Original Recipes, Readers Favorites (5), Critics Italian, Critics Unsung Heroes, Critics Where Critics Will Spend Their Own Money, Critics Salads, Readers Italian

Waterloo Ice House, 600 N. Lamar, 472-5400; 1106 W. 38th, 451-5245; 8600 Burnet Rd., 458-6544, www.waterlooicehouse.com
Critics French Fries

Whole Foods Market, 601 N. Lamar, 476-1206; 9607 Research Blvd., 345-5003, www.wholefoods.com
Critics Soup

Wink, 1014 N. Lamar, 482-8868
Critics Dessert, Readers Favorites (26), Critics New Restaurant, Critics Unsung Heroes, Readers New Restaurant

Y Bar & Grill, 7720 W. Hwy. 71, 394-0220
Critics Best Patio for the View, Critics Decor

Z'Tejas, 9400 Arboretum Blvd., 346-3506; 1110 W. Sixth, 478-5355
Readers Favorites (30)

Zen Japanese Food Fast, 2900 W. Anderson #250, 451-4811
Critics Fast Food

Zoot, 509 Hearn, 477-6535
Readers Favorites (27)

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