The first half of the meal was less than inspiring, with our in-the-weeds server subjecting us to long, lonely spells at the table and oddly out-of-sync pacing (the amuse-bouche arrived before we’d even ordered). But all was forgiven when the food showed up: a robust tomato-and-bread soup, the bread melting into a copper-colored, thyme-scented broth enriched with truffle oil and a guinea egg; plump caramelized scallops paired with a lemony bulgur wheat salad and tangy herbed goat yogurt; tender guinea breast with calabacitas, oyster mushrooms, and a luscious charred-habanero butter. It was a parade of beautifully composed, flavor-rich dishes of the sort that have characterized this unpretentious spot since it opened, a little more than ten years ago. (10/13)

City: Austin


Drinks: Beer & wine

Price: $$$-$$$$


Address: 1014 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 78703

Hours: D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 512-482-8868


Last updated: January 4, 2011