Zax Restaurant & Bar
312 Barton Springs Rd., 512/481-0100
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10:30pm; Sun., 11am-3pm
Find American bistro cuisine here: fluffy crab cakes, classic Caesar salads, and meaty burgers with bleu cheese. Try the make-your-own Bloody Mary at brunch. Then, if you can still read the menu, go for steak au poivre or pan-seared duck breast.
Zax still serves it
Kate Thornberry, September 29, 2011
Zax Pints & Plates mixes boutique beers and a bistro menu with predictably mixed results
Rachel Feit, Feb. 26, 2004
- 2012: Critics Best Beer Truthiness (Jester King, Zax Restaurant & Bar, Authentic Beverages)
- 2007: Critics Most Comfortable Comfort Food & Chatty Bartenders (Zax Pints & Plates)
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.
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Fried chicken steeped in buttermilk for two days; and excellent risotto with forest mushrooms and spinach await you here.
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