Lakeside restaurant in the LINE Hotel, presided over by Top Chef 10 winner Kristen Kish and her storied culinary flair.
Despite most Americans' unfamiliarity with the Balkans, the food won't seem the least bit foreign. It is simply prepared, with clean, fresh flavors that are as comforting as Grandma's Sunday pot roast. The Saturday-only rotisserie whole lamb is cooked over mesquite coals on a spit, seasoned only with salt.
Traditional Eastern European dishes sampling Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Romanian cuisine.
Set in the former union hall building for Austin Carpenters Local 1266, Carpenter Hotel’s ultra-cool on-site restaurant boasts a bustling bar, hearty entrees including steak frites and chicken schnitzel for two, and a late-night menu of bar-friendly bites.
At this counter-service eatery located in the Austin Central Library, Chef Drew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group uses recipes from inspirational cookbooks, with a focus on the South and Mexico. The menus change seasonally and often incorporate local farm-to-table ingredients.
At this upscale Japanese hot pot experience from the team behind Ramen Tatsu-ya and Kemuri Tatsu-ya, diners cook raw ingredients at their table in a pot of simmering broth. In record time, it's become one of Austin's most acclaimed restaurants. Reservations a must.
South Austin spot serves contemporary American cuisine in a stunningly designed space.
Geraldine’s, the restaurant tucked inside Hotel Van Zandt, doesn’t really reach its peak until the low stage near the kitchen lights up. It’s as intimate as Rainey Street’s Blackheart, but instead of cramming up against 30 people, you’re sitting at a table having the best ceviche of your life. Though only open since November 2015, its 260 seats are destined for local ubiquity from singer-songwriters, pop acts, and who knows what during SXSW.
The name nods to the goddess of the hearth for good reason – there's a custom, 20-foot hearth smack dab in the middle of the restaurant.
This wildly popular local outfit serves up European-Turkish street food.
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