400 W. Second, Austin, 78701, 512/499-0300
Hours: Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30am-2pm; Dinner: Sun.-Wed., 5pm-10pm; Thu.-Sat., 5pm-11pm; Brunch: Sat.-Sun., 11am-3pm
Chef Rick Lopez whips up neo-Mexican cuisine at this Second Street District anchor and 2010 James Beard Award nominee for Best New Restaurant. It's still running on all cylinders.
After so much tumult, is the perennial favorite still on point?
Virginia B. Wood, January 23, 2014
Neo-Mexicano has arrived in Austin via La Condesa
Claudia Alarcón, April 30, 2009
Depend on this popular chain for upscale Chinese favorites, a dedicated gluten-free menu, and enthusiastic service in a pleasant atmosphere.
201 San Jacinto, 512/457-8300
Boasts simple surf and turf in a bistro setting with a full oyster bar, amazing mac and cheese, and great desserts. Stop by for dinner and the late-night scene or a quick prowl through the half-price bar menu at happy hour.
301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898
Look out over Lady Bird Lake and transcend the usual hotel-dining scene. The focus is on unusual and creative preparations of appetizers, side dishes, terrific steaks, and seafood, with an extensive gluten-free menu. Dinner charms with romantic lighting and efficient service.
98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8300