★★★★ (Excellent)


Jan 28, 2019 By Texas Monthly

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

Tre Trattoria

Jan 22, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Located in the historic Beretta Hops House, energetic Tre paints a pretty picture.

Tokyo Cafe

Nov 1, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Bright and airy, this Japanese bistro woos with sushi, ramen, and bao. 


Oct 2, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A smart, stylish setting pampers a discerning downtown clientele.


Aug 9, 2018 By Texas Monthly

House-made salumi and charcuterie is the big draw at Lucia's new sibling.

Clay Pigeon

Jul 24, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Simplicity and sophistication make a happy union within the brick walls of this casual space.


Jul 11, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Serious steaks and more in a country club-chic atmosphere north of Houston.


Jun 4, 2018 By Texas Monthly

This restaurant within a restaurant from Regino Rojas is a hidden gem.


Jun 3, 2018 By Texas Monthly

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

Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse

Jun 2, 2018 By Daniel Vaughn

At Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, the smoked brisket is the star of the show–the prime-grade Creekstone brisket literally has its name in lights on a marquee above the front door.”That meat’s gotta be perfect,” says chef Michael Velardi, who has been with the Pappas restaurant group for 27 years, 15…

Paris 7th

Apr 4, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Saint-Emilion's fashionable bistro serves classics from Paris and the countryside.


Feb 21, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A swanky but never uptight steakhouse from chef John Tesar.

2M Smokehouse

Oct 18, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In 2015 Esaul Ramos left San Antonio for Austin and became the lead pitmaster at La Barbecue. Now he’s back in his hometown with a barbecue joint of his own. 2M Smokehouse opened last year and quickly gained traction. Ramos could have done a La Barbecue copycat, but he went…


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…