Austin, Texas means a lot of different things to folks, but if there’s one thing everyone can agree on is that Austin = food. We’re not just talking about giant tacos or mouth-watering burgers (though those are great too!) we’re talking about culinary experiences that will put your cooking skills to shame. We selected 5 local favorites that make great date nights, whether or not it’s your first date or you’ve been married 50+ years. Put down the grocery list, you’re going out tonight.
4710 E 5th St
One of the most unique Austin restaurants that specializes in French cuisine. This is a lively spot where you can find dishes and cocktails for any personality type. You’ll find no snooty, high-strung staff here as they abhor corporatism and strive for a fun, laid-back environment. The late hours make this a great place to unwind after a night out on the town.
1600 E 6th St
Hours: mon-thur, 5-10PM; fri-sat, 5-11PM
A funky-chic spot for global fusion fare & cocktails in a modern setting with an airy feel making this a perfect dinner setting for a fun night out where you don’t know what to eat but you know you want something good. The meals here are a treat for the senses.
315 Congress Ave
Intimate American eatery serving 3-, 5- & 7-course tasting menus at a counter surrounding the chef which gives this restaurant a very “exclusive” feeling as you watch your meal come alive before your eyes. Food should be a fun experience and chef Damien Brockway has set out to achieve that.
801 S Lamar Blvd
Sushi plus creative hot & cold dishes from chef Tyson Cole in a stylish, sophisticated setting. This is sushi as you’ve never experienced before. Their philosophy? “Combining local seasonal ingredients with an infinite spectrum of seafood from around the globe…” This sushi restaurant takes great care to create the most authentic dishes by flying in the freshest caught sustainable seafood from Japan.
Whole Foods Picnic
525 N Lamar Blvd
If you’re in an adventurous mood then grab a blanket and basket and hit up Whole Foods. Stock up on some delicious meal options like freshly baked bread, cheeses, sliced meats, fruits, and veggies then find a nice spot where you can eat in peace and watch the sunset together. Bring a Bluetooth speaker to make the mood even more special with some romantic music.