Blue Dahlia Bistro
3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512/306-1668
Photo by John Anderson
This sunny, lovely bistro specializes in French treats like tartines, mussels, and boeuf bourguignon.
- 2013: Readers Best Cheap Date
- 2012: Readers Best Cheap Date
- 2011: Readers Best Place To Take a First Date (TIE: Justine's Brasserie; Blue Dahlia Bistro)
The most elegant food at the mall, with a menu strong on ladies-who-lunch fare. Salads and sandwiches are exceptional, but more substantial offerings are there for the asking.
Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/691-3510
This elegantly casual interior, rich with reclaimed wood, earth tones, and natural light, has a separate lounge and bar area. Locally sourced dishes make this a South Austin delight.
7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558
Breakfast fare includes most of the standards, along with decent tacos and waffles. For lunch or dinner, try the chicken-fried steak plate.
7101 Hwy. 71 W., 512/288-2408