Copper Restaurant & Bar
300 S. Congress, 512/469-9000
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm
This underappreciated gem serves well-prepared, reasonably priced steaks and generous, tasty sides in a casual atmosphere.
Located at the South Congress Hotel, the likably retro Central Standard is less devoted to making things new than to doing things well, excelling at thoroughly American hearty mains, proper salads, and a few well-composed but secondary sides.
1603 S. Congress, 512/942-0823