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  • rtatx
    Austin •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    The hostess really rubbed us the wrong way when we came in. We drove for over an hour because it was pouring outside with several street lights were out with power outages throughout the city, we walked in the door at 5:31 for a 5:15 reservation after calling 7 times on the way there with no answer. We went to the hostess stand and told them our party was under “Rachel” someone walked up that we hadn’t been speaking to and said oh “Tracy” and we said no Rachel and she made sure to tell us that she already no showed our reservation because of their 15 minute window (which is totally understandable) she said the table was still available but acted like she didn’t want to seat us because we were 16 minutes late instead of 15. She stated “well you’re going to have to leave before 7 because we have other reservations”. The delivery was just very very poor. If the table was still available why did she even need to mention that she no showed us, also when it’s clearly pouring outside with power outages throughout the city. Just not tasteful and not what I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. Everything else was amazing after we sat down.
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    Red Ash ItaliaPrice: Very Expensive• Italian• Downtown
    4.9
  • MarkV
    Austin •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    This was my 2nd time there, and I plan to be back. The handmade rolls were new to me and very good.
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    Neighborhood SushiPrice: Expensive• Sushi• South Austin
    4.8
  • PaulSvip
    Minneapolis - St. Paul •20 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Food was great, flank steak bahn mi and tofu spring rolls. Our server, sweet young woman named ‘T’ (sp?), was outstanding. We’ll be back!
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    Elizabeth St CafePrice: Moderate• Asian• Bouldin Creek
    4.8
  • OpenTable Diner
    Austin •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    We received a very warm welcome, including a sweet card for our anniversary celebration. The service exceeded our expectations and made for a lovely evening. Be sure to make a reservation as this place is pretty popular 
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    Perla's Seafood and Oyster BarPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Downtown
    4.8
  • SabrinaB
    Dallas - Fort Worth •27 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Aba never disappoints! Such a beautiful restaurant, and the food is fabulous. The only negative is the super expensive parking! Aba gives a parking discount of $2, but at $10/hour, if you are a minute over 60 minutes, which you are pretty much guaranteed to do - $18 parking fee is pretty steep. We go to a lot of high end restaurants, and never pay anywhere close to that amount - and those places have valet, versus this being self-parking! FYI - there is some limited street parking nearby at much lower prices - but good luck getting one! We love Aba so much it's worth it - but it is irritating how expensive it is!
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    Aba - AustinPrice: Very Expensive• Mediterranean• East Austin
    4.8

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South Austin is an older part of town that has rolling hills and lots of oak trees. Many restaurants offer open-air patio seating for dining and often feature live music. This area has a young, artistic vibe, so you'll easily find vegetarian fare, yet you'll also find plenty of Lone Star State barbecue staples. Tex-Mex foods featuring smoked meat and melted American cheese are on most menus in one form or another whether it's chili con queso with spicy ground beef or a giant chicken fried steak. Authentic Mexican food and Margaritas, upscale seafood and delightful French bakeries are also options.

Frequently asked questions

The best reviewed restaurant in South Austin is BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Sunset Valley

The best vegan restaurants in South Austin are El Naranjo - South Lamar, CARVE American Grille - Barton Creek and El Raval

The best vegetarian restaurants in South Austin are El Naranjo - South Lamar, El Raval and Cafe Malta

The restaurants with the best service in South Austin are Onion Creek Grille, ATX Olive Company and Gangnam Korean BBQ

The restaurants with the best ambiance in South Austin are ATX Olive Company, Vinaigrette - Austin and Neighborhood Sushi

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