French Quarter Grille
13000 N. I-35 #600, 512/832-9090
Meals begin with baskets of warm rolls paired with the house herb butter, but save room for desserts such as croissant bread pudding and orange-infused crème brûlée. Rib Eye Pontchartrain, French Quarter Salmon, and Chicken Benjamin round out the list of New Orleans' favorites on the menu. Folk art murals and Mardi Gras masks evoke the French Quarter as much as the cuisine here.
You'll roux the day if you skip the crème brûlée
Virginia B. Wood, January 12, 2012
This seafood restaurant and sports bar in Northwest Austin boasts a sprawling, pet-friendly outdoor deck, more than 20 televisions, a kiddie playscape, and live music every week. Come crawfish season, this is the place to be.
10931 Stonelake Blvd., 512/956-0040
They say the breading on the fried shrimp is perfect and crunchy, and the boudin sausage balls keep the line of regulars stretching to the parking lot.
1200-D W. Howard, 512/990-8000