While Loca D’Oro falls on the modern end of the Italian spectrum, Red Ash is definitely a more classic experience. Right in the middle of downtown, the space might look industrial, but the food is traditional - and some of the best Italian stuff we’ve found in this town. Get the roasted vine tomatoes and burrata (with a side of hot & crispy country bread) and the osso buco Milanese and it’ll suddenly become clear what Austin’s been missing out on.
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Lamberts Downtown BBQ
Fancy barbecue is a polarizing concept, but Lamberts pulls it off very well.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
If every stereotypical oil magnate had a restaurant, they would all look like this. Come here to get deals done and eat lots of MEEEEEATS.
24 Diner is a trendy 24-hour diner best saved for late night chicken & waffle runs. But the truth is, it’s not even the best 24 hour diner in Austin.
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With its sleek design, small plates menu, and great patio, Launderette is your place for brunch and girls night out.
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Mattie’s At Green Pastures
Mattie’s at Green Pastures is a historical restaurant serving Southern food and a great brunch in Bouldin Creek.
Pool Burger is a tiki bar and burger spot next to Deep Eddy Cabaret that will make you think it's summertime even when it's not.
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