Latin-inflected fine dining in the sumptuous Four Seasons hotel right in the heart of Downtown Austin.
Nothing tests the mettle of a musician like having to compete with the best sunsets in Texas. Opened by Beau Theriot in 1982, the Oasis has grown from a remote ranch house on the western edge of town to a four-tiered food and entertainment fortress overlooking Lake Travis with a capacity of 2,500. Neither a 2005 fire nor the 2010-13 drought stanched the venue’s momentum. During the spring and summer months, the Oasis features live music on weekends and select Thursdays. Frequent fliers include venerable all-purpose show band Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes and Eighties glam-metal specialists LC Rocks.
The rustic decor – stone, metal, leather, and antlers – and hearty Western entrées with robust side dishes welcome carnivores.
The inspired Southwestern fare at this relaxed, upscale eatery features beef milanesa, a traditional dish with an inventive, spicy spin. Other distinctive dishes include wild boar chile pozole and the lamb lollipop trio.
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.
This popular venue specializes in El Paso-style variations such as stacked Santa Fe enchiladas, along with excellent margaritas and Dos Equis on tap.
This casual eatery serves a small menu with an emphasis on marinated grilled meats with a variety of sauces and sides by chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas. The bar, serving more than 100 tequilas, is a great happy-hour spot.
Huge windows offer stunning lake views at this grandfather of restaurants on the lake. The decidedly country-clubby menu gives a nod to Southern comfort foods.
Every dish on the menu has a surprise inside – some combination of ingredients that fills the time between ordering and the first bite with heavy anticipation.
Every dish on the menu contains a surprise - some unique combination of ingredients that fills the time between ordering and the first bite with heavy anticipation, like blackberry wasabi sauce or pecan-butter pâté.
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