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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Austin

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Austin? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Aviary Wine & Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (248)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
South Austin
About the restaurant

Aviary Wine + Kitchen is a funky, unique wine bar and restaurant on South Lamar. A neighborhood gem that brings international inspiration to the menu via the talents of our Chef team who craft small & large plates alongside our ever rotating selection of oysters and cheese & charcuterie. Pair your meal with a wine from our unique list of low intervention wines and lesser-known wine regions. Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you! Seating is available both indoors in our socially distanced dining room and outside on our heated patio. Come see us for a night out with friends, a romantic evening for two, or happy hour with a coworker!

Top review
FoodieX4vip
Dined today
Very good service. The three veggie dishes were delicious! Especially the cauliflower one. Nice ambiance.
A photo of June's All Day restaurant
4.8
4.8 (939)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
South Austin
About the restaurant
June’s All Day is a little bit of Paris in Austin—a neighborhood cafe and bar offering late breakfast, brunch, and an all day menu late into the evenings, along bustling South Congress Avenue.

The bistro-style food menu (think Croque Madame, Steak Tartare & Frites, Grilled Chicken Paillard, & Steak au Poivre) is complemented by a frequently changing wine & bar program including unique bottles and classic cocktails The restaurant has a wraparound patio (open year round) and is ideal for people watching and hanging with your friends.

Top review
MattieM
Dined 3 days ago
Fun atmosphere and lovely food. Highly recommend!!
A photo of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1557)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin is Chef Tim Love’s second location for his flagship restaurant. Open since 2015 it has become the go to place in Austin for wild game and creative dishes.

In order to serve all our guests in a timely manner, we ask that you arrive on time. A 15 minute grace period will be given to all tables. Unfortunately we are unable to seat partial parties.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent Service! Delicious amd creative food Good ambience for private or business setting
A photo of Foreign & Domestic - Austin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1870)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Central Austin
About the restaurant
We are a bustling neighborhood restaurant in the heart of north loop. We are one of Austins oldest farm to table concepts. Our menu is foreign in style, while domestically sourced. Our menus change with the season, farm availability, & on chefs whim. Join us for our nose to tail tasting menu nightly if you appreciate whole animal usage. Our wine program is aimed toward biodynamic natural small production wines. If you'd like to have pre or post dinner cocktails, our awesome neighbors include the tigress bar & drink.well.
Please note that we have a 15 minute grace period on reservation arrival times. Should you find yourself running late, please give us a call or the table may be released to a waiting guest.
Tables of 1-2 guests will be reserved for 1.5 hours, tables of 3-4 will be reserved for 1 hour and 45 minutes, tables of 6+ will be reserved for 2 hours. These times reflect standard dining times of our guests. Should you feel that you need additional tim

Top review
KevinP
Dined 4 days ago
The food is always great, tonight was just perfect. Tuesday oysters and half off chilled wine made for an outstanding night with my wife.
A photo of Bazille - Nordstrom The Domain restaurant
4.7
4.7 (212)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Northwest
About the restaurant
This full-service restaurant with a casually sophisticated atmosphere features bistro cuisine and a full bar. Enjoy fresh salads, specialty entrées, signature cocktails, a wine list and housemade desserts.

Located in the Domain Northside Mall, we are located on the second floor of Nordstrom and feature a balcony that overlooks the entire mall.

Join us for Brunch on weekends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
Wonderful time. Food was top notch and light but very filling. High end restaurant for the price. Service was excellent and that atmosphere was laid back. Hard to find though as it's on the second level in Nordstrom. Definitely recommend.
A photo of Garrison restaurant
4.7
4.7 (911)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Garrison, led by Chef Jakub Czyszczon, features elevated New American Cuisine highlighting the best Central Texas Terroir has to offer. Farm-to-fork produce, Gulf seafood and ranch-raised beef are all enhanced by post oak live fire to create an authentic Austin experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The ambience and food was amazing. We definitely would go again
A photo of wink restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2228)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
How many of the great moments of your life were experienced at a table over a meal with friends and family? Dinner at wink is like coming to big dinner party where great food, quality ingredients, and Austin hospitality set the stage for yet another memorable experience at table. Wink happily embraces omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, pescetarians, and special dietary issues based on what we have in our larder! "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world." - Michael Pollan
Top review
JeffreyH
Dined 7 days ago
Service is excellent, the food is very good and the portions are very small.
A photo of Pecan Square Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (402)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Pecan Square Café, located in the heart of Clarksville, serves simple, seasonal food inspired by our home in Austin. With a focus on market driven ingredients and an evolving roster of dishes, the menu is straightforward but elevated. The beverage program delivers dynamic variations on classic cocktails, with an approachable and sophisticated wine selection. Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner seven days a week. Service is easygoing, warm, and casually elegant.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food wonderfully polite staff, love the ambience.
A photo of Carillon Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (869)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Carillon is a New American restaurant featuring familiar food with a refined twist. The Carillon provides a sophisticated and approachable dining experience for all occasions. Our culinary team masterfully creates dishes with local, fresh, and seasonal produce and organic, grass-fed or free-range proteins. The Carillon offers ‘a la Carte’ or 3 for $45 tasting menu, which can be skillfully paired with award-winning wines.

Located at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, The Carillon delivers an impressive and memorable experience. Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage. Bring your ticket to be validated. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Top review
BobMvip
Dined 7 days ago
We enjoyed everything. The staff and food were fantastic. Great night and a great tume.
A photo of Nightcap restaurant
4.6
4.6 (682)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Nightcap was originally conceived as a place for sweet sustenance and sparkling cocktails. Since then, we have evolved into so much more. Our space is now known as a late night, date night spot for guests and friends alike. The cozy atmosphere is welcoming, romantic and is also a great place to dine solo. It’s a space to make new friends, enjoy some incredibly tasteful food and cocktails that aim to please. Nightcap carries an old school Austin vibe that is hard to be classified as a bar or restaurant. We like to consider ourselves as a nightly dinner party at your friends house. The idea is to come over, have a great time and let us clean up afterwards. On special occasions, glitter is our favorite color that is often paired with bubbles. We hope you join us for any occasion and truly enjoy your evening.
Top review
phillips
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
Noisy, but food, drinks and service were awesome. Very intimate and comfortable location
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