Chef David Bull's Downtown Austin enduring favorite expands to the Domain Northside, taking roost in the Archer Hotel. Seasonal ingredients determine the course of small plates, pizzas, and the bar menu alike.
This upscale Mediterranean menu carries an emphasis on seafood but also offers salads, burgers, and stone-oven-fired pizza.
Located on the second level of the Hyatt's atrium, this place draws raves. Maybe it's SWB's commitment to local produce and meats that makes it a local favorite.
Settled into the downstairs space from the Northwest Chinatown, Street is pan-Asian in both decor and cuisine – inspired by the owner's years of travel throughout the continent. Everything from Shanghai soup dumplings to Vietnamese bun and pho appears on the menu, joined by a handful of fusion dishes like ceviche.
The sushi is fresh, professionally prepared, and complemented by the draft Ichiban. Don't leave without tasting the black cod and yellowtail.
This place takes its sake seriously, serving premium brands cold (as their makers intended). Don't miss the long sushi bar with some of the most beautiful fish in Austin.
Executive Chef Mat Clouser, sous chef Zack Northcutt, and pastry chef Callie Speer are turning out impressive small plates loaded with flavor, with a variety of international influences and an emphasis on housemade everything. The bathrooms are faint-worthy.
It's no wonder this place has crowds, who could resist an Ex-Girlfriend roll (crab, avocado, spicy tuna, halibut tempura, spicy mayonnaise)? The crab cakes are huge, almost four inches in diameter, and mostly crab, bound by a light panko crust. The cucumber salad cools us off just in time to appreciate the tempura menu.
The noise level and the prices are both steep here, but you'll enjoy aged beef, fresh seafood, and great salads in an elegant setting.
The James Beard Foundation found Uchiko chef and owner Tyson Cole worthy of its Best Chef award for the Southwest region; if that won’t get you in the door, you’re certifiable.
You'll find gorgeous views of Downtown, a nicely chosen wine list, lots of wines by the glass, and an inventive kitchen staff creating delicious food. We can’t resist the muscular beef tenderloin with blue cheese atop roasted baby potatoes.
The comfy bar, great service, and dazzling display of antipasti near the front door lure us in, and the pasta and heirloom tomatoes do the rest. And if gluten-free pasta is what you're after, you'll find plenty of it here.
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