3110 Esperanza Crossing #100, 512/339-3850
Hours: Tue.-Fri., 11am-1:30pm, 5:30-8pm
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.
The student chefs at Ventana offer gourmet food at deli prices
Wes Marshall, October 15, 2009
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, 512/454-2666
The rustic decor – stone, metal, leather, and antlers – and hearty Western entrées with robust side dishes welcome carnivores.
10850 Stonelake, 512/342-2700
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