Rated as one of the top restaurants in Texas, Uchi is a very romantic restaurant with dimly lit lanterns. If you want some privacy, then the sushi bar is for you. For an appetizer, try the Yokai Berry, Sakana Carpaccio and Machi Cure. Make sure you leave some room for desserts, the creme caramel, gelato and panna cotta are delectable. 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.
This dynamic fine dining establishment is a favorite among Austin denizens. With cool tones and Japanese rice paper displayed in the windows, Wink is known for their fresh seafood and innovative dishes. Truly a farm to table restaurant, Wink strives to source local ingredients from local purveyors and even has its seafood selections flown in daily from both coasts. Along with a seasonal menu, the wine list features a rotating selection of 70 vintage labels and varieties.
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.
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.
This little Japanese spot is famous for its delicious and creative sushi rolls. Customer favorites include the "ex-girlfriend" roll with crab, avocado, and spicy tuna, and the "say my name" roll with jalapeno, scallop, tuna, and cream cheese. On top of their sushi, Tomodachi also serves a variety of Japanese-food staples like gyoza, tempura, and tonkatsu, among other things. The restaurant also boasts a sake and soju menu so impressive its warrants a visit by itself. Pair a bottle of sake with any of the food on the Tomodachi menu, and you won't regret seeking out this eatery.
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.
After the success of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth, Chef Tim Worth has opened another flagship outlet in Austin. The restaurant offers a range of steakhouse classics like brisket, rump steak, pork sausages and ribeye steaks but has a couple of more innovative dishes as well. Along with the usual pork, beef, chicken and duck, wild game is also served including rabbit, quail and elk. Sides like grilled asparagus and Texas honey as well as zippy cocktails and wines complement the rich flavors of the meat perfectly. The classy ambiance of the restaurant and the fine New American touches to the dishes truly makes for a delightful dining experience.
The Southern Cuisine is brought to life at the Fixe, the fine-dining restaurant in Austin. Chef James Robert and his team exercise perfection as they combine traditional Soul Food recipes with modern accents to bring together a tantalizing culinary experience sure to leave a lasting impression. The restaurant offers an elegant and sleek space perfect for an intimate dinner as well as casual after work drinks.
Second Bar + Kitchen is located in Austin's Downtown district. Second serves up delicious New American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Some of the delicious creations that emerge from Second's kitchen include traditional American ingredients combined together with innovative recipes. You can feast on gourmet pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Don't miss out on their creative cocktail combinations either, like the Gin + Jam, made of Citadelle and Orange Marmalade; classics like sidecar, Honolulu cocktail are also on offer.