Sep 11, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Ramen, burgers, tacos—you'll find that and more at this downtown food hall.

Texas French Bread

Aug 8, 2018 By

A well-kept secret among West Campus residents and others in the know.

True Food Kitchen

Aug 8, 2018 By Texas Monthly

It's easy to be cheerful chasing quinoa and greens across your plate when you're sipping a crisp rosé.

Arlo Grey

Aug 6, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Top Chef winner Kristen Kish helms the kitchen at the Line Hotel.

Lin Asian Bar

Jul 18, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Little Lin has caught on fast, with a thoughtful menu of flavorful dishes and abundant dim sum offerings.


Jul 16, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Lively SoCo seafood eatery boasting an expansive patio and one of the best raw bars in the city.


Jun 3, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Exquisite, endlessly innovative bites in a warm, modern space.


May 24, 2018 By Texas Monthly

An all-day hang—breezy, light, and evocative of Southern California.


May 9, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A brilliant mash-up of pan-Asian flavors and Texas barbecue.

La Matta

May 9, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Simple and spare sandwich shop focused on high-quality Italian ingredients.

Thai Kun

May 8, 2018 By Texas Monthly

The original, famously funky food trailer is now a brick-and-mortar at Rock Rose.

Suerte Austin

May 8, 2018 By Texas Monthly

This east-side hot spot offers a refreshingly authentic spin on interior Mexican and more masa nibbles than you knew were possible.

Il Brutto

May 8, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Moody and handsome, like a fantasy Italian lover who makes great pizza.

Café no Sé

May 7, 2018 By Texas Monthly

An urban-chic hotel cafe offering an array of flavorful fare morning, noon, and night.


Apr 4, 2018 By Texas Monthly

The Fairmont’s new steak and everything house doesn’t want to be pigeonholed.


Mar 21, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Chewy, properly blistered Neapolitan pies served in a tiny, comfortably minimal space.

Odd Duck

Mar 20, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Bryce Gilmore works his magic in a lively, sunny spot on South Lamar.


Feb 5, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Expect an imaginative roster of small plates at this handsome, dimly lit space in the Hotel Van Zandt.


Feb 5, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A cacophonous dining room doesn't detract from the delicious modern Thai food.

Boiler Nine

Jan 21, 2018 By Texas Monthly

An evening out at this modern-industrial Seaholm eatery is always a good time, especially when seated on the upper level. We started with a devilishly good serving of muhammara, a Middle Eastern dip akin to hummus with red pepper, yogurt, cumin, and coriander, served with thin, crispy sesame crackers. Perfectly…


Nov 28, 2017 By Texas Monthly

A second location brings dazzling interpretations of classic sushi to South Austin.


Nov 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

You could eat like a bird here, but you won't want to.


Nov 13, 2017 By Texas Monthly

A cacophony of canines, children, and caretakers converge for coffee.


Oct 10, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Enjoy a Texas ranch–inspired menu on a tree-shaded patio in East Austin.

Josephine House

Aug 16, 2017 By Texas Monthly

French doors and walls of white shiplap give a breezy country air to this ladies-and-gents-who-lunch spot. The little blue cottage in smack in the middle of West Austin, but the deck is shady and calm. Scan the sideboard spread with beautifully composed platters of fresh fruit, baked goods,…


Jul 30, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Nothing beats sitting at the sushi bar at this iconic Austin spot, especially when you meet newcomers experiencing it for the first time. We started with fish fresh from the Tsukiji fish market, including sweet and mild ocean trout with lemon zest and Maldon salt and tender amberjack with a…


Jul 30, 2017 By Texas Monthly

When in need of a Southern-food fix, this West 5th Street spot will suffice. But there are a few dos and don’ts when dining here. Do absolutely order biscuits upon arrival. Warm and fluffy, they are wonderful with whipped butter flavored with Steen cane syrup and blackberry preserves. Do try…

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon

Jul 25, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Thumbs up for the incredibly moist charcoal-grilled local fowl (ours was seasoned in achiote and citrus). Double thumbs up for the fabulous homemade corn tortillas and the spicy salsas (tomato-serrano and jalapeño-garlic). We also love the whole jalapeño roasted in soy sauce (shades of South Texas). And be sure to…

Native Bar & Kitchen

Jul 21, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Just east of I-35, this two-sided space can take you from coffee to cocktails and back again. The hipster quotient is high, but that’s to be expected, as this funky eatery is attached to a stylish youth hostel. Elaborate woodwork and brick and rock walls set a rustic stage for the…

Dai Due

Jul 20, 2017 By Texas Monthly

“Everything is from around here” the menu modestly announces. But even if it didn’t, you’d likely get the picture. A tray of recently harvested heirloom tomatoes sits on the counter, waiting to be chopped up; scattered with venison machacado, bright green (hot!) chiles, and cotija cheese; and bathed…

Velvet Taco

Jul 20, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This Dallas transplant fits right in to the shiny new northern extension of the Domain, taking the counter-service taco to a new level (that includes decibel level, thanks to the the thumping beat of the sound system). Tacos al pastor with shredded pork, pineapple, and pickled onion were our most…

Tiny Boxwoods

Jul 19, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This breezy,well-manicured Houston import, dressed in white with blue accents, is aimed at the ladies who lunch (though for now it’s more like the ladies who sup). Hard wood surfaces amplified sound, but we did our best to converse while noshing on a French-inspired board of freshly baked country bread…