Garrison is one of the rare places in town where Austinites actually make an effort (i.e. leave their shorts and flip-flops at home). The grill house fuses together big city glamor with small-town southern hospitality, and the food is tasty as Texan fare should be. That’s thanks to superstar Chef Jakub Czyszczon, who grills with Texas Post Oak flame and uses all fresh locally-sourced ingredients. The result is the juiciest selection of steaks, fish and poultry downtown. Don’t miss their beloved Tater Tots (with aerated gruyere cheese and black truffle) and a delectable selection of fine imported wines.
Despite a culinary reputation built on barbecue and tex-mex, Austin is no two-trick pony. The capital city has graduated beyond smokey brisket and queso dip, adding a slew of internationally infused concepts to its delicious dining scene. Now y’all can chow down on modern twists on South Asian classics, omakase fanned with smokehouse grill techniques and Texas-sized servings of French fare. Basically, all the perks for an unforgettable experience. Don’t worry, the mainstays are still here, and you can certainly keep going till your waistbands say stop; starting with taco counters all the way up hot-shot tacos that come with silverware. The spectrum is huge and the flavors are always brilliant. Whatever you’re in the mood for, at whatever style or price point, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best places to eat in Austin right now.