Austin Dining

What can one expect from the home of the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival, if not great dining options! From barbeque to Mexican fare and everything in between, Austin is a foodie's heaven.

The Driskill Grill
604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
474-5911
The Driskill Grill has triumphed for the third straight year in the annual competition for Austin's best restaurants. Led by executive chef David Bull, the Driskill Grill brings together all the requisites for an exemplary meal. The cuisine is fabulous, with presentation and preparation equally important in each dish. With setting and service to match the fare, this lovely spot in the historic Driskill Hotel offers a dining experience that is hard to forget.

Aquarelle
606 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX
479-8117
Aquarelle is a 25-year Austin institution known for its incredible French cuisine. It offers authentically prepared French cuisine, professionally served in a warm and romantic turn of the century home located in the heart of downtown Austin. The chefs use only the freshest and highest of quality ingredients to prepare an exquisite cuisine, including black truffles and fresh duck Foie Gras from France.

Louie's 106 Austin
106 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701
512-476-1997
Louie's 106 has been a popular Austin restaurant since its opening in 1986, placing first in the Austin Chronicle People Poll. The restaurant features a Cigar Room, a Banquet Room and 3 levels with an open kitchen on the main floor. The restaurant offers over 600 wine labels and has won the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator 6 years in a row. The menu includes tapas, chicken, beef, lamb and fish, paella, pastas, risottos, bouillabaisse, grilled vegetables and salads.

The Roaring Fork Austin
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
512-583-0000
At The Roaring Fork Bistro and Saloon, unique flavors crackle with a rugged edge, to make your delight. Here you have a chance to experience the spirit of the American West while enjoying the food, drinks, service and hospitality of the place. The Roaring Fork is the perfect choice for a sophisticated, yet affordable lunch, diverse and also delicious.

Jeffrey's
1204 West Lynn Street, Austin, TX 78703
477-5584
Jeffrey's Austin is distinguished by a home grown glamour that combines casual, understated elegance with a serious kitchen that turns out vivid, sophisticated dishes. The restaurant is famous for being the favorite dining destination of President George W. Bush and also for its Chocolate Intemperance dessert. An outstanding wine list serves as souls mate to the food. Warm, friendly service is another hallmark of Jeffrey's.

Uchi sushi bar
801 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX
916-4808
The restaurant's chef-owner Tyson Cole was selected by Food & Wine magazine as one of 2005's best new chefs. He was cited for his ability to merge an Asian aesthetic with an American shopping list. This is where Coldplay star Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow dined several times when the band was in town for the 2005 ACL Festival. This is also one of those rare places where it's worth the wait, and there almost always is one.