This is good, old-fashioned Italian – need we say more? Try the Linguine Luci Johnson. Mangia!
This national chain serves "immigrant Southern Italian" cuisine. Dishes are served family-style or personalized for two with smaller portions.
Order from the pasta bar, sample one of the wood-fired pizzas, or choose a grilled specialty. The menu also includes the requisite lasagna and spaghetti options.
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.
This restaurant serves up Japanese surf and turf with myriad options for sushi and teppanyaki, popular tableside hibachi-grilled meats.
offers sushi with creative appetizers and entrées in a seductively hip space with an extensive selection of drinks, sake, and wine.
This restaurant isn't just the spot for sushi; it also serves Japanese tapas, or robata – a selection of grilled seafood, meats, and vegetables. A great date spot.
Those who mourned the loss of T&S Seafood are happy to see this new incarnation of the dim sum brunch.
Don't miss their freshly-made pasta and favorites like zucca chips.
The rustic decor – stone, metal, leather, and antlers – and hearty Western entrées with robust side dishes welcome carnivores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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