★★★★ (Excellent)

Riel

Jan 29, 2020 By Texas Monthly

A seasonal, globe-trotting menu equals a packed house at Ryan Lachaine's stylish Montrose eatery.

Toro Toro

Jan 7, 2020 By Courtney Bond

A modern ranchero vibe and grilled meats galore in the Worthington Renaissance.

Uchi

Dec 1, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Jaw-droppingly inventive Japanese fusion served in a dark and homey place.

Xochi

Dec 1, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Modern Oaxacan fare from James Beard–winning chef Hugo Ortega.

Porters

Sep 18, 2019 By Texas Monthly

This cosmopolitan steakhouse is but a stone’s throw from Texas A&M.

Heim Barbecue

Aug 5, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Travis and Emma Heim’s River location quadruples the space of their original ’cue joint.

Launderette

Jun 9, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Summer doesn't get any better than alfresco dining at this chic East Austin brasserie.

Anson 11

Jun 3, 2019 By Texas Monthly

A casual bistro downstairs and fine dining upstairs in the historic Anson Mills Building.

Roka Akor

May 30, 2019 By Texas Monthly

High-end sushi and fancy beef in a contemporary River Oaks setting.

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Press Cafe

Apr 30, 2019 By Texas Monthly

This two-story riverside gathering spot balances its hip quotient with flavor and grace.

Nonna

Mar 19, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Nonna's sophisticated Italian food sets the bar high.

Botika

Mar 19, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Botika enchants with an evocative space and unique menu of Asian and Latin American fusion.

Café Central

Mar 18, 2019 By Texas Monthly

From steaks its dry-aged in house to excellent wines, Café Central offers the city’s finest dining.

Wink

Feb 5, 2019 By Texas Monthly

This West Austin standby is consistently excellent.

Hugo’s

Jan 28, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Hugo Ortega's stylish, perpetually packed hacienda serves the best Mex-Mex in town.