Hi there, Austin!
Resy is thrilled to announce that we’re officially live in The Lone Star’s capital. What’s in it for you: You can now book the best restaurants in Austin (and New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Charleston, and Seattle) on Resy. You are where you eat, so grab a seat at these fine establishments.
Ah Sing Den
A dimly-lit cocktail parlor with a flair for drama, Ah Sing Den is named after a famed London opium den frequented by Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Original cocktails are served alongside classics, and Asian-inspired snacks include poke, tempura, and bao. // East Sixth. Book now at Ah Sing Den.
There’s a tiny slice of Spain in South Austin. Chef Daniel Olivella serves the shared dishes of his native Catalan, including latas and several varieties of paella. So order a sherry, get cozy, and stay awhile. // South Lamar. Book now at Barlata.
A classic Italian restaurant in the middle of everything, Botticelli’s is ideal for grabbing a romantic dinner before a show at the Continental Club. Or step onto the back patio for live music on weekends. The move here is Pansotti di Fungo, a pasta stuffed with mushrooms and ricotta. // South Congress. Book now at Botticelli’s.
The next best thing to a long weekend in New Orleans, Cypress Grill is the place to get your po’ boy and gumbo fix without leaving town. Head there for happy hour and add classic Sazeracs and boudin balls. // Oak Hill. Book now at Cypress Grill.
It’s hard to go wrong at food-truck-turned-breezy patio-restaurant G’Raj Mahal. The coconut naan is a good bet; the malabar curry is aces; and the mushroom masala is to die for. This spot is the ideal place to launch a night out on Rainey Street. // Rainey. Book now at G’Raj Mahal.
True to its name, Isla prides itself on rum and tequila-based cocktails. Pair tiki drinks (yes, cocktails on fire) with a taste of the island’s favorites, including ceviche, grilled seafood, and jerk-spiced beef rib. // Warehouse District. Book now at Isla.
Italic is the swoon-worthy Italian place you’ve been looking for. Occupying the bottom floor of the historic Starr building, Italic is the place to go downtown for a proper Negroni and a plate of cured meats. Or go full Italian with meltingly good gnocchi, a bistecca for two, and an amaro before heading home. // Warehouse District. Book now at Italic.
Farm to table? Make that ranch to table, because at Jacoby’s your meat comes from the Jacoby family ranch. Obviously, try the steak, but the cocktails are also fantastic (as is that river view). // East Austin. Book now at Jacoby’s Restaurant.
Wood-fired and seasonal is the offering at Juliet, the Barton Spring Road restaurant with a magnificent patio. Enjoy a cocktail at the marble-slab bar or classic Italian fare in the dining room. Oh, and word to the wise: don’t skip dessert. // Zilker. Book now at Juliet Ristorante.
Kome Sushi Kitchen
It’s easy to see why this neighborhood home-style Japanese restaurant is so popular. The Asazu family makes recipes inspired by their lives in Japan, New Orleans, and Austin in a space designed by Japanese craftsmen. // Ridgetop. Book now at Kome Sushi Kitchen.
Too hot to handle? Not at Lenoir, the brainchild of husband and wife Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher. Lenoir sources from Central Texas growers and artisans and serves food that’s meant to be eaten in hot climates. Think light and high in flavor and maddeningly tasty. // South First. Book now at Lenoir.
Little Barrel and Brown
Say hello to one of the best burgers in town. Little Barrel and Brown offers a full menu of New American treats from gravlax deviled eggs, to a playful riff on the wedge salad, to classic Texas-style fried chicken. But the marrownaise-slathered burger is the star of the show. // South Congress. Book now at Little Barrel and Brown.
What started as a food trailer in South Austin is now one of the very best restaurants Austin has to offer. The more casual of Beard-nominated chef Bryce Gilmore’s two restaurants, Odd Duck somehow manages to strike the balance between innovative and reliable. Cocktails are on-point and its brunch will convert the most determined brunch haters. // South Lamar. Book now at Odd Duck.
When Olamaie says Southern food, they mean Southern food, serving produce from sources no more than 200 miles away. In an old house near UT Austin, this restaurant also serves up Southern hospitality, proper cocktails, and (as anyone who has ever been there will tell you) the city’s best biscuit. // Arts District. Book now at Olamaie.
Go back in time with this absinthe-centric cocktail bar serving pre-Prohibition cocktails for every taste. There’s also a food menu with rich and flavorful French classics from escargot to Rabbit au Poivre. Go on and indulge, because “péché” means sin in French. // Warehouse District. Book now at Péché.
The League Kitchen
Kick back in this comfort food mecca. Burgers, mac ‘n cheese, steaks, and more are served against a speakeasy backdrop. While the focus is on cocktails—including five variations of Moscow mules— The League Kitchen also boasts an impressive wine and beer selection. // Avery Ranch. Book now at The League Kitchen.
The Rotten Bunch
Now that the Rotten Bunch is open in Avery Ranch, Northwest Austin doesn’t have to go far to find a great wine bar. The Rotten Bunch serves a wide selection of wines alongside complementary food like made-to-order fresh mozzarella, Mediterranean roasted beets, and daily seafood specials. // Avery Ranch. Book now at the Rotten Bunch.
Austin’s home for wine lovers, Hyde Park’s Vino Vino is the place to go to try new bottles. Snack on some steak frites while sampling a glass or two; then pick a bottle to take home—it’s a wine shop, too. // Hyde Park. Book now at Vino Vino.
Zax is your classic American bistro, serving burgers, grilled entrees, and pizzas with plenty of local beers on tap. For the maximum Zax experience, grab a seat on the patio. And talk about convenient – Zax is close to everything and has tons of parking. // South Congress. Book now at Zax.
Stay tuned for these restaurants, coming soon to Austin—and Resy!
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