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Among Austin’s elite fine-dining restaurants, from the best Italian restaurants to the best Japanese food, at least a few elements are consistent: exceptional service, extraordinary food and inventive beverage pairings (including some of the best cocktails in Austin). And with new high-end restaurants opening all the time, deciding where to spend your money only gets harder. Not to worry—among Austin's growing options, we’ve pinpointed the can’t-miss fine-dining establishments in town, those restaurants that combine extremely creative, consistently changing concepts with the highest quality seasonal ingredients. Whether you’re a visitor or an Austin resident, check out our top fine-dining recommendations for a memorable meal.