11715 Bee Caves Rd., 512/477-6535
Holding its own in Austin's restaurant scene for years, Zoot has anchored its menu in understated refinement. Try the chicken-liver pâté or the steamed mussels.
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Bee Cave begins to refine its palate

Claudia Alarcón, August 6, 2009

Best of Austin Awards

More: Fine Dining restaurants, West Austin and Lakeway

The Emerald Restaurant

For more than 30 years, this cozy, candlelit cottage has been known for voluptuous European meals with ample cuts of meat, fish, and fowl, and a lengthy, expensive wine list to match.

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The Preserve Kitchen + Bar at Travaasa

Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a patio with a spectacular view of the Hill Country. But a new bar and an on-site organic farm have not distracted Executive Chef Benjamin Baker from creating cuisine that expresses a Hill Country aesthetic without being kitschy.

13500 FM 2769, 855/249-3004

Rocco's Grill

This family restaurant dishes up classic Italian food with a Texas twang.

12432 Bee Caves Rd., 512/263-8204

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