Austin is becoming a town full of fabulous restaurants…Here is a great guide of places to try this month:
Apis Restaurant and Apiary-Apis Restaurant and Apiary features an elegant seasonal menu and offers Hill Country residents and visitors a unique and exquisite dining experience, gracefully appointed for special occasions, yet relaxed enough to become your regular culinary sanctuary. Apis, located at Highway 71 and the Pedernales River, is named for and inspired by the honeybee
St Philip-Named for the Patron Saint of Bakers and Pastry Chefs, St. Philip serves up a varied menu of familiar but surprising fare. Featuring delicious pizzas, house-made breads and baked goods, extraordinary sandwiches and an array of inventive seasonal shared plates and desserts.
District Kitchen and Cocktails-A neighborhood gem featuring a seasonal menu focused on locally sourced ingredients. Try the cocktails, too.
Lauderette-Located in a renovated landromat in East Austin, this American cafe offers an innovative yet approachable menu with contemporary flare. With craft cocktails and rotating beers on tap, this new eatery is sure to please your appetite and deliver on a great evening out. Launderette is the latest venture from chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki of La Condesa and Sway fame.
Vox Table-VOX Table’s menu is small-plate focused, with French and Spanish influence. Executive Chef Joe Anguilano has put together plates like crispy frog legs (wildfire blue cheese, herb noisette), braised akaushi oxtail (potato pillows, wildfire blue cheese, arugula) and blackened kampachi collar (celery root, Fuji apples, citrus aioli).
Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster-What started out as a one-truck-operation quickly grew to two, with people queuing up to buy buttery, decadent lobster rolls brimming with things like mayo and lettuce or butter and scallions. In the summer of 2014, Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster quietly opened its brick-and-mortar restaurant in a Wells Branch shopping center
Eden East-Open only on Fridays and Saturdays, Eden East serves a new prix-fixe menu from acclaimed chef Sonya Cote each weekend. Reservations are required and the restaurant is BYOB.
Soto Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar-Located in Cedar Park, Soto specializes in innovative and contemporary Japanese hot plates and sushi rolls, which pair perfectly with craft cocktails and sake socials.
Juliet-Combining modern and classic influence to create a distinctive dining experience, Juliet brings inventive Italian to the heart of Austin, nestled among the trees on beautiful Barton Springs.
Barlata Tapas Bar-Husband and wife team chef Daniel Olivella and Vanessa Jerez bring northern Spain to South Lamar. Specializing in tapas, or shared appetizers, Barlata celebrates a culture that’s reflected in its cuisine.