Austin Restaurants

If you think Austin cuisine is just barbecue and coleslaw, think again. While enjoying your stay at an Austin bed and breakfast, check out the numerous restaurants and eateries in a town that was recognized as the 2nd best big city for "best places to live." Whether you are looking for fine dining or a pub, Austin has something for you! Here are a few examples of where you can eat while relaxing at an Austin inn.

34th Street Cafe

1005 West 34th Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 371-3400
Fax: (512) 323-6990
http://www.34thstreetcafe.com

When staying at your Austin B&B with your special someone, and you just want a place to be "cozy," stop in at this modernly-priced eatery for lunch, dinner, or just a glass of wine. They take pride in the fact that their food is fresh and very health conscience. Favorites here include organic beef steak with fries and the crab & sweet pea risotto.

If you want to grab a bite after a show or play, it's okay. They are open daily until 9:30 p.m.

Artz Rib House

2330 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 442-8283
http://www.artzribhouse.com

Austin is more than just barbecue, but there is no way to be in this city and not try some bones! This joint serves some of the best baby back ribs, beef brisket, and smoked chicken in town. If you or your significant other is not in the mood for bbq, they offer veggie burgers, grilled shrimp, and smoked turkey. Before you leave, be sure to try the raspberry peach cobbler, sweet potato pecan pie, or bread pudding with brandy sauce. Also, visit their website for their live music schedule.

Aquarelle Restaurant

606 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 479-8117
http://www.aquarellerestaurant.com

This is the place to go when you want to be romantic. They offer elegance with fine dining that includes a wine list that is extensive and sensibly priced. You can enjoy a quiet meal of caramelized scallops with squash or the duck with cherry compote and baby carrots. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by phone.

Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar

2905 Gabriel Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 474-2905
http://www.astiaustin.com/fino

This Mediterranean restaurant has an expensive feel, but is very reasonably priced. Offering brunch, lunch, and dinner service, this is the place to enjoy a nice meal while soaking up some of that beautiful Austin sun and weather. Eat on the patio and enjoy chorizo stuffed mushrooms, roasted free range chicken breast with cous cous, scallops and prawns, or grilled pork chop with white beans.

Asti Trattoria

408 C East 43rd Street
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 451-1218
http://www.astiaustin.com/asti