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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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You don’t have to look hard to find incredible restaurants in Austin, Texas. Whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or want something authentic Tex Mex, Austin has it for you. If you think Austin dining is all about staying local, think again. Some of the top restaurants boast world class cuisine and nationally recognized chefs. If you want an incredible restaurant experience, give one of these top 10 restaurants a try.
This contemporary Japanese cuisine restaurant topped the Austin Chronicle’s Reader’s choice poll in 2009 and has been part of the top 10 for several years. By combining local ingredients and imported seafood, the kitchen prepares unique and exciting flavor combinations based on traditional Japanese food menu items.
FINO offers a unique blend of Mediterranean food that brings in influences from Italy, Morocco and Athens. Their appetizers can’t be missed (they were voted into the top 10 twice in the last two years by Austin Chronicle readers). The gorgeous décor in the restaurant is backdrop to their great tapas and paella.
3. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Moonshine is the most affordable option on this list yet, with prices around $25 to $30 per person. It has been a Reader’s favorite since its debut in 2005 and won the Critic’s Best Porcine Lollipop in 2009. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill features a general American menu with a Texas kick. The bar offers unique cocktails and great beer, so be sure to arrive early if you’re eating in the evening. Try to macaroni and cheese which will make you regret every pre-packaged blue box you ever made.
4. Eddie V's Prime Seafood
This popular seafood restaurant has two locations, one of Fifth Street and one on 44th near the Arboretum. The Florida stone-crab claws, oysters on the half-shell and crab-cakes are the main attractions, but the seafood menu is vast. It’s been a Reader’s favorite since it one Favorite New Restaurant in 2001.
In the Reader’s favorite list for the last two years, parkside is a bistro and bar that you need a big appetite for. The appetizers are great for carnivores and veggie lovers alike. There are savory selections as well as incredible raw appetizer treats. The raw oysters and cocktails both got a Best of Austin award in 2008.
Debuting in 2001, ASTI is one of the most awarded restaurants on this list. In 2004 it swept the Critic’s awards in the Austin Chronicle’s Restaurant Poll. The theme at ASTI is Italian but expect higher quality and more variety than you’d find at your run of the mill chain Italian place. Mixing Italian food with California cuisine has worked out great for ASTI and their fans.
Manuel’s has two locations to bring its excellent Mexican food to Austin residents and visitors. It’s friendly and casual restaurant, with a patio and live-music for Sunday brunch. Be sure to try to chile relleno and the seviche.
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