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Bess Bistro on Pecan

FrenchDowntown$40+

European, Cajun, and Southern dishes are prepared with organic, local, and homegrown ingredients. A great selection of beers and spirits as well as a well-thought-out wine list complete the experience.

500 W. Sixth, 512/477-2377

The Capital Grille

American CafeDowntown$40+

This is a restaurant for the big ballers, the heavy hitters, the corporate accounts; basically, for anyone who wants to make like an old-school Rockefeller and eat some of the best food available anywhere.

117 W. Fourth, 512/322-2005

The Carillon

American CafeCampus$40+ First Plates 

Upscale, modern American cuisine in a lavish setting on the UT campus. Try one of the exquisite desserts or the tangy Benedicts.

1900 University Ave., 512/404-3655

Carmelo's Ristorante

ItalianDowntown$40+

This restaurant offers an upscale Italian and Continental menu in a beautifully restored Downtown railroad hotel. Catch live accordion music five nights a week.

504 E. Fifth, 512/477-7497

Counter 3. Five. VII

American CafeDowntown$40+

Intimate and personal, Counter 3. Five. VII is the perfect spot for a date where you want to show off your restrained good taste, or a solo outing when you're in the mood to let someone else make the hard decisions. Just choose the three-, five-, or seven-course tasting menu, then sit back and enjoy.

315 Congress #100, 512/291-3327

The Driskill Grill

Downtown$40+

First opened in 1929, the Driskill Grill presents a grand and sophisticated experience you can share with the most exacting Manhattanite. Housed in the ornate Driskill Hotel, the grill is home to cuisine that is hardly economical but certainly provides value.

604 Brazos, 512/391-7162

Eddie V's Arboretum

SeafoodNorth$40+

9400-B Arboretum Blvd., 512/342-2642

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

SeafoodDowntown$40+

You'll find fine dining in a supper-club atmosphere, with live music almost every night. Eddie V's specializes in fresh seafood, oysters, and prime beef. Try the Lemon Drop during happy hour.

301 E. Fifth, 512/472-1860

The Emerald Restaurant

West Austin and Lakeway$40+

For more than 30 years, this cozy, candlelit cottage has been known for voluptuous European meals with ample cuts of meat, fish, and fowl, and a lengthy, expensive wine list to match.

13614 Hwy. 71 W., 512/963-4272

Finn & Porter

Downtown$40+

Don't let the fact that it's in a hotel scare you off. Finn & Porter is a gorgeous place with top-notch sushi, inventive seafood, and perfectly cooked prime beef.

500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4900

Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery

West Austin and Lakeway$40+

24912 Singleton Bend E., Marble Falls, 512/267-6310

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Steak HouseDowntown$40+

The main attraction is perfectly prepared beef presented in a comfortable, clubby setting and enhanced by an extensive wine list and accomplished service. Be careful with hand-crafted cocktails including the Farmer's Daughter, Clover Club, and Blood Orange Sangria.

320 E. Second, 512/457-1500

Fogo de Chão

South AmericanDowntown$40+

Take one look at the massive ribs and open-flame rotisserie as you walk in the door and you'll understand this is a carnivore's paradise. The salad bar is pretty terrific, too.

309 E. Third, 512/472-0220

Fonda San Miguel

Interior MexicanMidtown$40+ First Plates 

Offers traditional Interior Mexican cuisine, including several gluten-free choices. Much of the produce comes from their own garden or local farms. Eggs and chickens come to the table from Vital Farms. Try the Angels on Horseback, or just show up for the famous Sunday brunch.

2330 W. North Loop, 512/459-4121

Green Pastures Restaurant

South Congress and South First$40+ First Plates 

Green Pastures has been the grande dame of Austin restaurants for more than 60 years. Sipping milk punch at Sunday brunch in this stately Southern mansion is one of Austin's finest traditions.

811 W. Live Oak, 512/444-4747

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