True Grits Texas Bar & Grill
18645 FM 1431, Jonestown, 78645, 512/267-4749
The food is of the real-deal, made-from-scratch, Texas-cafe variety. Beef anchors the menu, assisted by chicken-fried everything. Dozens of homemade pies and sturdy coffee round out the offerings.
This sunny, lovely bistro specializes in French treats like tartines, mussels, and boeuf bourguignon.
3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512/306-1668
The most elegant food at the mall, with a menu strong on ladies-who-lunch fare. Salads and sandwiches are exceptional, but more substantial offerings are there for the asking.
Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/691-3500
This elegantly casual interior, rich with reclaimed wood, earth tones, and natural light, has a separate lounge and bar area. Locally sourced dishes make this a South Austin delight.
7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558