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Restaurants in Downtown Austin, $25-$40

20 results Downtown Show Map $25-$40
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A 15th Street Cafe

American CafeDowntown$25-$40

Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

303 W. 15th, 512/478-7000

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B Ancho's

Downtown$25-$40

This pleasant dining room in the Omni Hotel atrium offers a Southwestern menu and a dynamite Sunday brunch with waffle and omelet stations.

700 San Jacinto, 512/476-3700

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C Chez Nous

FrenchDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

This grand-mère of Austin's French restaurants offers classic bistro fare. After all these years, we're still partial to the salade lyonnaise and the elegant mousse au chocolat.

510 Neches, 512/473-2413

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D Emmer & Rye

American CafeDowntown$25-$40

Chef owner Kevin Fink's grain-forward concept combines a weekly menu with dim sum service served in wooden carts.

51 Rainey #110, 512/366-5530

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E Imperia

Pan-AsianDowntown$25-$40

This restaurant is ground zero for the small-plate craze. You'll find a great wine list, but it's the rainbow of cocktails that is truly inspired. The generously portioned entrées include crispy firecracker shrimp, lo mein, and the Imperia 10 Treasures fried rice.

310 Colorado, 512/472-6770

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F La Condesa

Interior MexicanDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

Chef Rick Lopez whips up neo-Mexican cuisine at this Second Street District anchor and 2010 James Beard Award nominee for Best New Restaurant. It's still running on all cylinders.

400-A W. Second, 512/499-0300

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G La Traviata Italian Bistro

ItalianDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

The sublime starter of roasted beets with goat cheese is an indication of how the food served here is a model of perfect preparation and clean flavors. Save room for their desserts.

314 Congress, 512/479-8131

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H Maiko

JapaneseDowntown$25-$40

The restaurant provides Japanese and fusion cuisine in a modern and swanky yet relaxed setting. Find standard sushi offerings, including edomae – Tokyo-style sushi – and some signature rolls.

311 W. Sixth, 512/236-9888

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I Manuel's

Interior MexicanDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

Serves premium Black Angus Texas beef, all natural chicken and pork, and wild-caught fish, served in many ways with non-GMO corn meal. Consulting chef Juan Jose Gomez has created new soups, appetizers, and entrees on a revamped menu. You can't go wrong with shredded pork enchiladas in mole poblano, or Chile Relleno del Mar, which contains all manner of sea life in a creamy sauce.

310 Congress, 512/472-7555

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J Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

American CafeDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

An American regional menu and a busy bar housed in a sunny, historic old building with limestone rubble walls. The macaroni and cheese will make you forget where you parked, and you know the brunch is as serious as the wait.

303 Red River, 512/236-9599

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K The Old Pecan Street Cafe

American CafeDowntown$25-$40

For more than 40 years, Pecan Street has been serving crepes and salads, Fat Chocolate Cake, and wonderful coffee to a loyal clientele.

504-B Trinity, 512/478-2491

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L Parkside

American Cafe, SeafoodDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

Boasts simple surf and turf in a bistro setting with a full oyster bar, amazing mac and cheese, and great desserts. Stop by for dinner and the late-night scene or a quick prowl through the half-price bar menu at happy hour.

301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898

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M Péché

FrenchDowntown$25-$40

An incredible cocktail menu isn't surprising given that the place originally opened as an absinthe bar. Today you'll find an ample dinner menu.

208 W. Fourth, 512/494-4011

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N Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Steak HouseDowntown$25-$40 First Plates 

This Houston-based chain offers a menu that goes way beyond standard steak house fare. With snazzy presentation to match, you'll go back again.

114 W. Seventh, 512/474-6300

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O Roaring Fork

SouthwesternDowntown$25-$40

The rustic decor – stone, metal, leather, and antlers – and hearty Western entrées with robust side dishes welcome carnivores.

701 Congress, 512/583-0000

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