1014 N. Lamar
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 6-10pm; Thu.-Sat., 5:30-11pm
If you enjoy exemplary meals crafted with local, fresh ingredients in a friendly atmosphere, this is your kind of place. The menu changes frequently but is always adventuresome.
As Food editor Virginia B. Wood relates in a review of Wink, a new restaurant on North Lamar, two of Austin's longtime chefs are busy operating the restaurant of their dreams.
With new ownership and a new, modern American menu, this place marches on with new items such as beer-battered soft shell crawfish, balsamic-glazed goat ribs, and grilled shrimp.
1200-B W. Sixth, 512/322-9226
The crowd is attracted by the simple menu based on locally sourced, naturally raised, and often organic ingredients, paired with down-home friendliness.
626 N. Lamar, 512/708-8800