Rated as one of the top restaurants in Texas, Uchi is one such place where you won’t regret taking your love to a romantic dinner under the gorgeous setup amid the dimly lit lanterns. Located in Austin, this award-winning restaurant offers a memorable dining experience that combines impeccable craftsmanship with innovative techniques. The menu at Uchi showcases an exquisite selection of sushi, sashimi, and hot dishes, each meticulously prepared with the freshest ingredients. The menu at Uchi showcases an exquisite selection of sushi, sashimi, and hot dishes, each meticulously prepared with the freshest ingredients. From the delicate and artistic presentation to the explosion of flavors with each bite, Uchi delivers a culinary journey that delights the senses. As for the selection of sakes, it is wise to come in for the daily Sake Social to sample small bites and sakes that pair perfectly.
With its menu of Italian bistro cuisine and charming interior, Enoteca Vespaio offers a less expensive but still fresh and high-quality alternative to Vespaio, its sister restaurant next door. Enoteca boasts offerings like the panini stuffed with housemade mozzarella cheese and roasted tomatoes, flat-crust pizzas, and rich portions of pasta. Fresh ingredients are in abundance. The dessert case at the entrance offers a glimpse at their tarts, cookies, and cannoli. Sunday brunch offers a selection of egg dishes and sweet breakfasts like pancakes and freshly made bread. The interior is small but welcoming, and the outdoor patio at Enoteca Vespaio allows diners to gaze at passers-by strolling down South Congress.
Serving chef-prepared cuisine inspired by the La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City, La Condesa offers upscale street food and tweaked home-style dishes in an energetic, airy atmosphere designed by acclaimed architect Michael Hsu. The menu contains street favorites like tacos and elotes, whole corn cobs served on a stick with cotija cheese and chili powder, as well as composed dishes like a Sunday Chicken with potato gratin and a butternut squash-stuffed chile relleno. La Condesa focuses on using local ingredients whenever possible for the best flavor. At the bar, award-winning cocktails are mixed, and a selection of over 80 tequilas is available.
A break from the fried food, burgers and pizza near the downtown bars, Koriente offers fresh, healthy food in the heart of the Red River bar scene. Open late on weekends, the Asian-inspired restaurant has a diverse clientele, from health-conscious diners to late-night snackers. The menu features lots of fresh vegetables, noodles and spicy dishes like curries and bibambap. Snacks include summer rolls, tapioca wraps and edamame. To drink, Koriente offers an extensive tea list featuring greens, blacks, reds and herbals. Bubble tea, the chilled drink with delightfully chewy tapioca pearls suspended in it, is also available in a variety of fruit or yogurt flavors.
The Moonshine Grill sits in the oldest building in Austin, and the decor tastefully reflects the same. The sweeping arches and exquisite mirrors on the brick and stone walls, not to mention the warm fire place all make for a cozy setting. The starters everyone raves about are the corn dog shrimp, which are skewered shrimp in cornmeal batter, served with honey and blueberry mustard. The choice entrées are the broiled rainbow trout and Texas flat iron steak. Behind the main restaurant is a refurbished carriage converted into a bar, making the Moonshine Grill an ideal setting, no matter what the occasion.
Take an exquisite lake view, add in a spacious deck, a glass of carrot juice, and a double latte, and what do you have? This king of all coffeehouses, Mozart's Coffee Roasters. Here coffee, drinks, and desserts can all be had in one venue. Sit across the deck and enjoy a yogurt smoothie or an espresso shake. Caffeine addicts and nature enthusiasts can mingle and soak up the view, while music lovers can enjoy live music. This coffee room attracts a varied crowd, from early-morning exercise buffs to late-night conversationalists. Others simply kick back, relax, and smell the coffee.
Smokey Denmark is a family owned company that has been making premium smoked sausages for more than 50 years. Adhering to the highest standards in quality they offer a variety of sausages and flavors. The must try are their beef with pork, Jalapeño cheese sausage, Cajun boudin to name a few. Patrons can enjoy their sausage dishes with a glass of beer. They have a food truck beside their store where one can barbecue their favorite meal and enjoy it at the picnic tables under the shade of the trees in a relaxing atmosphere. One can also rent their food truck for an event or celebration.
Hestia, located in Austin, is a masterpiece that you won’t regret trying. This modern grill and hearth-focused restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience that celebrates the art of live-fire cooking. The menu at Hestia showcases a range of meticulously prepared dishes, highlighting locally sourced ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. You can get everything here, from perfectly grilled steaks to creative vegetable preparations. The sleek and sophisticated ambiance, featuring an open kitchen and communal tables, creates an engaging and convivial atmosphere.
Alimentari 28 is an Italian eatery and cafe that serves an array of breakfast and lunch items that includes authentic Italian pastries, baked goods, espresso drinks, gelato, juices, paninis, etc. They also have a full bar and offer its customers happy hours, brunch, dinner and after-dinner cocktails. It is an ideal place for the happy-hour crowds and patrons looking to grab a quick bite.
Jumpstart your day with a breakfast from Paperboy. The small establishment has a limited menu that consists of items like B.E.C Sandwich, Goat Sausage Sandwich and Yukon Potato Hash. The dishes are prepared using locally sourced ingredients. Complement your meals with drinks like cafe beverages from Dallas Roasters. Guests usually praise the restaurant for their kind and prompt service.
Established in 2006, Dazzle Coffee is a little drive-thru coffee shop located in the heart of Pflugerville, serving a decent range of hot and cold beverages. Their vast list of coffee varieties makes sure that there's always a blend to match your specifications. Specialty blends include the Caramel Macchiato, Snickers Mocha, and the White Chocolate Mocha. Their shakes and lattes are worth a try as well.
Foodheads began in 1992 as a boxed lunch catering company. Later it transformed an old house, near the UT Drag, to house its dine-in restaurant that has attracted quite a crowd. Students and Central Austinites flock to this popular lunch spot on the weekend to enjoy made-from-scratch sandwiches on FoodHeads' sunny patio. The casual eatery has a favorable reputation for fresh food, homemade soups and giant sandwiches like mom used to prepare. Try one of their delectable specialties like pastrami, tuna Nicoise or smoked salmon bagel with a refreshing cold iced tea.