Char Grill Burgers, Opal Divine’s offers a
large selection for those with a gluten-free
or vegetarian diet. Their kitchen uses fresh,
natural ingredients from the finest local and
national sources. With more than three dozen
craft beers on tap, a selection of more than 60
whiskies, and a focus on craft cocktails made
with Texas spirits, you need to make Opal
Divine’s your new happy hour hangout! And
don’t forget to invite your best friend – Opal
Divine’s has an entire menu just for dogs!
1400 S Congress Avenue; 512 291-7300
Since 2009, Perla’s has been serving the
freshest fish and oysters flown in daily from
both coasts with an emphasis on sourcing
from the Gulf of Mexico. Perla’s has a nice
open dining area with bar, along with one
of the prettiest oak-shaded patios in Austin.
Enjoy lunch and dinner daily with brunch
on Saturday and Sunday, and happy hour
Monday through Friday.
8557 Research Blvd., #126; 512-893-5561
Ramen Tatsu-Ya is a Japanese restaurant
located in Austin that is a collaboration
between local chefs/DJs, Tatsu Aikawa and
Takuya Matsumoto. In establishing this
authentic restaurant, they have been able to
bring the true taste of Japan to the people of
Austin, offering up flavors and ingredients in
their ramen soups that are sure to please all
taste buds. Try the MI-So-Hot or even the Ol’
Skool and get a taste of Japan, right in Austin
area that will convert you into a regular.
701 Congress Avenue; 512-583-0000
10850 Stonelake Boulevard; 512- 342-2700
A member of the Eddie V’s family of
restaurants, Roaring Fork offers its patrons
outstanding American cuisine through
wood-fired grilling, roasting or rotisserie
cooking. Its impeccable selection of prime
meats and fish, coupled with top-of-the-line
service and atmosphere, makes the Roaring
Fork dining experience unforgettable.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill-Great Hills
9828 Great Hills Trail
Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture,
and conversation, Romano’s Macaroni Grill
has been proudly serving unforgettable meals
since 1988 – with knowledge, care and Italian
charisma infused in everything we do. The
Great Hills Restaurant has a nice ambiance
and convenient location for lunch or dinner.
Second Bar & Kitchen
200 Congress Avenue; 512-827-2750
3121 Palm Way, Suite 101; 737-300-4800
An elite cadre of outstanding chefs use
seasonal ingredients and locally produced
products to bring the “Natural American”
cuisine of Second City Bar and Kitchen
to life, including rotisserie selections,
salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
The full-service bar offers a wide selection
of hand-crafted beer, wine, cocktails and
2700 Anderson Lane; 512-336-8888
A Hot pot plus noodle bar that links
Northern and Southern Asian cuisine.
Shabu is an Asian aficionado’s delight.
They have an innovative and authentic
menu and pride themselves on their distinct
selections. They want you to have the
utmost experiencee of comfort, hospitality,
and mouth watering flavor.
1624 Barton Springs Road
With an award-winning menu, an eclectic
jukebox, and a pecan grove-shaded patio,
Shady Grove offers a unique Austin experience. Since 1992, they specialize in
home-cooking, vegetarian, burgers (the
bacon cheeseburger is a must!) salads, sandwiches (notably the Hippie Chick), and
much more. And every Thursday evening
from April through September, they host a
free outdoor concert featuring popular local
musicians. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to
spread out on the lawn. Music starts at 7: 30
and ends at 9: 30.
Shore Club Restaurant and Bar
16107 FM 2769, Leander
Shore Club, located on the shores of Lake
Travis, is a fine dining, casual restaurant
featuring hand-cut steaks and seafood with a
Cajun twist. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, viewed
from inside the restaurant, or out on the
patio deck. Make date night into a weekend
getaway by staying in one of the waterfront
cabins. Check their website for details on
the cabins as well as great food and drink
specials. Open year-round.
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
5425 Steiner Ranch Boulevard, Lakeway
Photo by Chase Seal