The hip, retro vibe is perfect for this Barton Springs–area spot in the Carpenter Hotel, where seasonal Texas flavors meld with modern techniques. Try this: A classic turkey club stacked high with bacon, lettuce, and tomato got an added dimension with the spicy warmth of mole sauce. The summery salad of ripe peaches and tender, sweet tomatoes benefited from an almond crunch in the tangy vinaigrette made with silky fig-leaf oil. Charred green beans with a savory pecan-macha crumble made for an addictive side dish. Pro tip: At the time of this review, the restaurant was requesting information for the purposes of contact tracing.
Cuisine: Modern American