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Simi Estiatorio

From the doorman to the DJ booth, this swanky, gorgeously designed restaurant in downtown’s Littlefield Building feels more Miami than Austin (or Greece), but that’s not a bad thing. Try this: From the grand (and pricey) menu come items like the Shrimp Casserole, which is so much better than its name would suggest: a garlicky, rusty-red sauce brimming with shrimp and sausage, with grilled bread alongside. The lamb kebabs are nicely done, with pickled red onions and a drizzle of mint yogurt. Fresh whole fish lounge atop a bed of ice near the kitchen; we shared a whole fagri (red porgy) simply grilled and served with lemon and a smattering of capers and caper berries. Pro tip: As the evening progresses, the music volume nears Mykonos-beach-club levels.

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 601 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78701

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 512-886-0999

Website: simiatx.com

Last updated: June 17, 2021