The Blue Moon
2200 S. IH-35, 512/916-9951
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 4:30pm-2am; Sat.-Sun, 3:30pm-2am
Located in the South Congress hotel, this American eatery offers innovative takes on classics and globally-influenced fare. The playful pastry program is not to be missed.
1603 S. Congress, 512/942-2061
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
Fried chicken steeped in buttermilk for two days; and excellent risotto with forest mushrooms and spinach await you here.
1716 S. Congress, 512/582-1229