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Central Standard

This South Congress Hotel eatery scores big for atmosphere, with tall ceilings, hypnotic teal-colored tiles, and gilded accents. Crisp uni-butter toast whetted our appetites for a lively wedge salad with candied kumquats and blue cheese and heavenly grilled lamb kebabs in a creamy dill sauce with garlicky braised garbanzo beans. Desserts from James Beard–nominated pastry chef Amanda Rockman, like a carrot pavlova with olive oil ice cream, almost stole the show.

City: Austin


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 1603 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78704

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 512-942-0823

Website: https://centralstandardaustin.com/

Last updated: February 9, 2016