Elegantly appointed with intricate ceilings and plush furnishings, The Driskill Grill is indeed one of those places to dine for special occasions. This elite steakhouse serves sublime steaks and seafood that are indeed feast to the eyes and palate. The candle-lit ambiance ensures, that a romantic dinner is also a fabulous option. Reservations are highly recommended.
A brainchild of acclaimed chef, Tyson Cole, Uchiko is his second establishment in Austin, which opened its doors following the success of Uchi. The menu features delicious innovations brought into traditional Japanese cuisine; Yokai Berry, Koviche, Dewbee Chicken and tuna sashimi with goat cheese are a few to be named. While attempts are made to offer guests something new, the ingredients remain authentic, which also includes sourcing fish all the way from Tokyo. An interesting selection of desserts like Fried Milk, Tobacco Cream and Olive Gelato provide the perfect finish to your meal.
Located to the north of Austin, Eddie V's offers Gulf coastal cuisine and specializes in seafood and steaks. The menu comprises extraordinary dishes, such as oysters, shrimp, Maine lobster, Ahi tuna, calamari, crab and shellfish. Head to the V Lounge to enjoy live jazz music as you devour a wide selection of wines and cocktails. Happy hours and the elegant ambience will make it difficult to resist. Host your event at Eddie V's Prime Seafood, be it a business meet or a celebration, the amicable staff will ensure it's a success.
If you're in the mood for some delicious European and French cuisine, Fabi & Rosi is the place for you. With delectable twists on old favorites, such as steak frites (wagyu beef with truffle fries), duck (with confit leg and breast served together) and schintzel, you can expect to be blown away. The ambiance of the restaurant is relaxed and romantic, with the patio being a good place to have dinner. Or if you wish for something more intimate, they have separate rooms for private celebrations too.
The Vince Young Steakhouse is located in Downtown Austin. The steakhouse features a warm, friendly atmosphere where you would feel comfortable on a family dinner night, date night or even a business dinner. The menu features delicious appetizers like Bison Sliders and Pork Belly, several different kinds and sizes of steak, and various other entree items such as Pan Seared Scallops, House Pasta or Pan Seared Duck Breast. The mains portions are huge, making them ideal to be shared. Also, make sure you save room for dessert!
Lenoir features an exquisite fusion and contemporary prix-fixe menu prepared from the finest seasonal ingredients. Served in a rustic setting, the fare is reasonably priced without compromising quality and service. The ambiance is distinctly Greek inspired, making use of whites and aquamarine, while the unique glass lanterns hung from the ceiling add a charming allure to this restaurant. The prix fixe menu changes with the seasonality of ingredients used but some of the specialties which have been adored in the past are the seared duck, gulf shrimp in mains along with salted caramel tarts in desserts. Have a sumptuous meal in the cozy patio or in the charming interiors at this lovely French restaurant.
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille takes steakhouse to a whole new level. Perry's is a fine dining experience in downtown Austin that will serve up a memorable night starting with it's pristine interior. With its white-linen drapes, rustic browns and modern decor, it sets a perfect backdrop for the night's festivities. The steaks are Perry's specialties and are grilled to perfection. Service is quick and prompt, and the servers provide diners with useful suggestions with their pick of delightful cocktails such as raspberry crusta and Mexican Martini.
The legacy of the "Father of Texas", Stephen Fuller Austin, lives on at this terrace bar on the second floor of the Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Hotel. Come and enjoy the view from the balcony while sipping on any of the drinks from the bar's wine or martini menu. Call or see the website for more information.
Occupying a space dating back to the early 20th Century, Swift's Attic is a restaurant serving wonderful farm to table offerings. Chef Mat Clouser utilizes the freshest of the season's produce to present a diverse menu of small plates. Choose from a selection of delights such as Lockhart Quail, Braised Windy Hill Goat Shoulder, grilled oysters and Serranho Ham Montaditos. Accompanying the food is a fine selection of wines available by the glass. The drink list offers cocktails, draughts as well as bottled beers. The restaurant's interior, with its exposed-brick walls, wood-beamed ceilings and vintage-themed decor, does justice to the name. Check website for more.
If you love Italian cuisine, La Traviata gives you another reason to smile. Headed by Chef Marion Gilchrist, the restaurant is known for not only authentic Italian cuisine but a menu that is prepared from local and fresh ingredients. From fresh salads to pasta, the delicacies are made in fresh vegetables and meats from chicken, duck, veal, and seafood to name a few. Delectable desserts like Tiramisu and a wide assortment of wine are perfect to pair with your Italian fare. The casual yet Italian ambiance of wooden and rustic decor, embellished with striking candelabras is ideal for a romantic dinner or a relaxed group outing.
Whether it's for an evening of drinks or a satisfying meal, Trace is a sophisticated eatery that is worth returning to time and again. Located at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, this restaurant is a great place to dine even if you're not staying at the W hotel. Trace's chefs provide guests with masterful cuisine concoctions that are sure to leave you wanting more. What's surprising is that all foods are seasonal and organic fare that originated from the farms around Austin. But these well-trained chefs aren't constricted by the lack of food options, instead, their creativity shines through.