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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Austin

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Austin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Uchi Austin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5182)
$50 and over
Sushi
Downtown
About the restaurant
Not seeing the time you're looking for? Additional reservations available on our website at uchiaustin.com. Kanpai! Translated from the Japanese word “home,” the original Uchi is located in a refurbished South Austin bungalow. Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food has delighted Austin’s diverse dining crowd as well as visitors from across the country and around the world since 2003. Reservations are encouraged and can be made up to 1 month in advance for parties of up to 12 guests. Walk-in seating is limited to the Sushi Bar and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!

Menus are updated daily. To see today's menu, visit https://uchiaustin.com/menu

Top review
ChrisBvip
Dined 4 days ago
Anniversary dinner that was pulled off to perfection from our server Alexis and the whole Uchi team. Classic Uchi experience: flavorful and balanced., creative yet comforting, and desserts to die for.
A photo of City Post Chophouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (816)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of the the Most Beautiful Square in Texas, City Post Chophouse began its story as a post office in the 1930s, during the Great Depression and Prohibition. Nearly a century later, the beautifully renovated historic building now offers an elevated dining experience, live music and private events.

Executive Chef Adrian Corkill has curated a stand-out menu, featuring fine cuts and chops of beef, lamb, and pork, as well as fresh seafood and decadent side dishes served family style, along with unique handcrafted cocktails. Accommodations for vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free diets are readily available. Our wine selection includes something for everyone, with a variety of by-the-glass options.

Reservations can be made for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch in our main dining room, where “Texas formal” attire is appropriate. Walk-ins are welcome in our oyster bar, where our full menu is available with a more relaxed dress code.

Top review
LOISL
Dined 5 days ago
Our dining experience last evening was a true pleasure. My husband and I split a 14 oz. prime rib, and the other couple ordered seafood. From the cocktails all the way through dessert, Laney was very attentive and responsive to our needs. It was a delightful meal, and we never felt rushed. It was busy for a mid-week dinner time, so would recommend reservations.
A photo of Goldie's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (81)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Goldie’s is an intimate cocktail bar on the ground floor of the Austin Proper Hotel & Residences, helmed by Austin locals McGuire Moorman Hospitality. Goldie’s serves as an elegant and vibrant setting for a posh celebration, sophisticated drinks, or a romantic evening out — open to Proper’s hotel guests and residents only. The focal point of the room is a marble sunken bar, surrounded by a plush array of tweed and velvet seating. Seasonal cocktails will rotate based on ingredient availability, while a classic martini, Pink Lady Champs-Élysées, and other favorites are menu mainstays.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
One of my favorite experiences in Austin. I have been 3 times and just booked for an early Mother’s Day gift. 10/10 every time service is immaculate the quality of the food and tea is top tier and it is just so much fun.
A photo of Sushi Bar ATX restaurant
4.9
4.9 (11)
$50 and over
Sushi
East Austin
About the restaurant
Step into the extraordinary world of Sushi | Bar ATX, an intimate Omakase speakeasy that invites you to embark on a whimsical culinary journey presented through 17 exquisite courses.

Behind an unmarked door in East Austin, you'll discover a hidden gem featuring two intimate dining rooms, each boasting only 10 coveted seats. Positioned directly in front of our chefs' cutting boards, experience a free-spirited interpretation of the traditional sushi counter, where beloved standards receive unexpected and delightful riffs. Throughout your dining experience, our talented chefs will guide you through a captivating culinary journey, showcasing interpretive new takes on traditional nigiri sourced from both land and sea.

Reserve your seat today and unlock the extraordinary world of Sushi | Bar ATX, Austin's premier Omakase experience.


Top review
JodiCvip
Dined 6 days ago
Wow just wow. Everything was so wonderful and approachable.
A photo of wink restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2229)
$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
CassidyMvip
Dined 3 days ago
We had the BEST time at Wink! We celebrated a birthday here and were treated so specially. Extra shout out to Vincent who was the most fantastic sommelier and server. Everything was delicious and perfect.
A photo of Juniper restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2490)
$31 to $50
Italian
East Austin
About the restaurant
Consistently listed in the top 10 best restaurants in the city by the Austin American-Statesman, Juniper combines locally-sourced, hyper-seasonal Texas ingredients and old world technique, creating comforting yet innovative dishes that connect Northern Italy to Central Texas.

Rounding out the offerings are a world-class beverage program and a special 5 course Pre Fixe Menu at $85 per person, which guests can pair with a 5 course wine tasting at $75 per person.

Located on the 2nd floor of Juniper, our private event space can accommodates groups of all sizes. Perfect for holiday parties, networking events, corporate dinners, luncheons, birthday parties, and weddings. Select the Private Dining below to view additional information.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Gaby you are the best!!!! I recommend this restaurant 100%! My second time in 3 days!!!
A photo of JParks Chophouse & Saloon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (12)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Buda
About the restaurant
Saloon & Standard was brought to life to be a gathering place where people could come together, share stories, enjoy delicious meals, and draw inspiration from a collectives journey.


So step into The Saloon where elevated Good Mood Food is The Standard where we want our patrons to take a step back in time and experience a taste of adventure and inspiration. In this rustic haven, we believe we have delivered you a lost moment, and encourage all who visit to leave a mark on the world and make it a better place, just as we hope to leave on you.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 Feb 2024
Food was great. Took a little longer than expected. Only issue was guy at the bar was talking loud. He was there the entire time distracting the workers. Obviously not a patron. We think it was a server or bartenders boyfriend.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1580)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

Ruth's Chris Austin is hands down the finest steak house in the capital city. Whether you would like to host a private gathering, relax in our lounge, or treat yourself to the best steak around - Ruth's Chris has it all. Come on down and see for yourself why the Austin American Statesman awarded us "Best Steak in Austin."

Top review
Jeffrey
Dined 3 days ago
Had a fantastic dinner here. It was the first night of my honeymoon with my new wife and the service and hospitality was amazing. They made the evening so very special and helped kick our honeymoon off right. Ordered our steak medium rare and it came out medium but that wasn’t an issue plus the flavor was great. Highly recommend!
A photo of Four Seasons Hotel Austin restaurant
4.4
4.4 (21)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

Top review
DonnaW
Dined on 20 Jan 2024
Everything was great but my poor sister was only able to eat a couple items because everything had cheese. I had let the person who reached about dietary restrictions and allergies know my sister didn’t do cheese but I guess it was misunderstood as no dairy because vegan cheese was substituted in. My sister was a good sport though and still wants to do it again!
A photo of Cafe Blue - Downtown restaurant
4.1
4.1 (1051)
$30 and under
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Escape to the coastal and tropical flavors of Cafe Blue. Our Oyster Bar features a variety of freshly shucked Oysters on the Half Shell, as well as Snow Crab Claws, Shrimp Cocktail, and two kinds of Ceviche. Popular seafood selections include Cedar Plank Salmon, Crab Stuffed Flounder and Kick Ass Sea Bass. Our steaks are dry-aged in-house for 14 days, and all desserts are scratch-made. To complement our menu, we feature an extensive, award-winning wine list, with over 30 varieties available by the glass. Our bar offers a number of Caribbean-inspired cocktails such as the Painkiller and the Dark & Stormy, as well as popular martinis and fresh lime juice margaritas.
Top review
Pixel
Dined 5 days ago
Loved this restaurant. The food was excellent, the service friendly and helpful. A great night. My only small grumble is that it was a little chilly inside.
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