10850 Stonelake, 512/342-2700
The rustic decor – stone, metal, leather, and antlers – and hearty Western entrées with robust side dishes welcome carnivores.
- 2015: Critics Best Texas-Sized Burger
- 2008: Readers Best Business Dining (TIE: Eddie V's, Roaring Fork)
Regulars and novices alike have been flocking to this bistro for 25 years running thanks to its wicked dessert options. Multiple gluten-free menu items mean everyone can go out for dinner.
5406 Balcones Dr., 512/454-2666
Loyal customers from the Loop 360 set enjoy hearty roasted meats, homemade pastas, a liberal use of truffle oil, and the glow of a crackling fire.
6203 Capital of Texas Hwy. N., Bldg. B, 512/349-7667
Austin's branch of Le Cordon Bleu allows students to get practical experience with an in-house restaurant. The menu is adventurous but brief, the food is terrific, and the prices can't be beat.
3110 Esperanza Crossing #100, 512/339-3850