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Lin Asian Bar

With its charming mishmash of closely spaced tables and red lanterns, little Lin has caught on fast. A thoughtful menu combines subtly flavorful dishes and abundant dim sum offerings (there’s a good sampling every night and a full menu at Sunday brunch). Our appetizer, a pleasant enough but rather thick, damp scallion pancake, made us wish we’d tried the soup dumplings instead, but then came two dynamite entrées: a quartet of exceptionally tender medium-rare baby lamb chops nicely crusted in lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and rosemary (hardly needing the savory miso sauce alongside) and a showstopper of a seafood stew: presented in the traditional “bird’s nest” of woven taro root, the bowl was brimming with pristine scallops, shrimp, mussels, and baby octopus. A word to the wise: reservations are highly advisable. Oh, and there’s parking in the rear.

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1203 W. 6th, Austin, TX, 78703

Hours: L Mon–Fri. D 7 days. B Sun.

Phone: 512-474-5107

Website: www.linasianbar.com/

Last updated: July 18, 2018