38 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Austin.
An adventurous Japanese restaurant we love so much we’d consider buying property nearby.
Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Little Deli feels like a trip back to a simpler time, when the perfect Italian sandwich or slice of pizza was all you really needed.
You don’t have to go to Uchi to get great raw fish. Komé is a reasonably-priced, high-quality alternative.
Perla’s is the best upscale seafood experience you can have in Austin.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
Excellent seafood in an Instagram-ready environment. The only catch is you’ll have to pay mightily for it.
G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.
Head to this quiet house-turned-restaurant on the east side with a date to share small, vegetable-focused plates.
Las Perlas downtown is one of the best places to drink a whole bunch of mezcal.
Uncle Nicky's is an all-day cafe in Hyde Park with a great patio, coffee, pastries, and smaller plates later in the day as well as a good Happy Hour.