Austin is a haven for artists, musicians and creative minds, but it also has world famous hotels and restaurants to appeal to those with a finer palate. Surrounded by world-class ranches and farms, the culinary scene in Austin, Texas has boomed over the recent years to yield a huge variety of luxury dining. Experience Southern charm at its finest with the best Austin has to offer.
Voted Texas' best restaurant by Business Insider in 2016 and No. 36 of the best restaurant in America, Uchi brings sushi and Japanese cuisine to a new level. Executive chef and owner Tyson Cole has trained for over 10 years in Tokyo, New York and Austin under master sushi makers, earning him the 2011 James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef Southwest. Reservations are required because of this spot's intimate size, but the original daily menu makes it worth it.
With an elegant atmosphere, the fine dining at Jeffrey's is the best for Texas foodies. You can choose to dine with others or in one of their private rooms. This makes Jeffrey's great for wedding parties and intimate dates. Its classic look blended with fine cuisine makes it a must-eat stop for fine dining fans. With caviar, classic hor 'd oeuvres and fresh local Wagyu beef, Jeffrey's is the perfect setting for your next trip to Austin.
Founded by brothers Bryce and Dylan Gilmore, the Odd Duck restaurant started with a trailer and a dream of serving dishes with only local Austin ingredients. They wanted to use each of the items they pick from local farms to their full potential, leading the way to innovative dishes like tempura fried sweet potato with a sweet chili glaze, pickled onion and coffee mayo or braised lamb pizza with mushrooms, crescenza, arugula and jus. Their sister restaurant, Barley Swine, follows the same philosophy of local, decadent food.
Surrounded by forests and hills of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, Travaasa is an active destination, adult only resort and spa. Great for honeymoons, anniversaries or getaways, it boasts guided adventures, culinary classes, cultural encounters, healing spa treatments and fitness and wellness workshops. Only thirty minutes from downtown, Travaasa is a little slice of country luxury. This hotel has received multiple awards, including Best All-Inclusive Resort 2016, Best Spa Resort 2014 and Best Luxury Adult Only Resort.
The Driskill Hotel has been a landmark of Austin, TX since 1886 when it was built by cattle baron Jesse Driskill. It ranks as one of the world's finest hotels and received multitudes of awards such as Foder's Choice Award and Zagat's Extraordinary to Perfection. Old fashioned charm and taste can be found throughout the hotel, from individual suites, the 250 person ballroom, meeting rooms and on-site dining.
Based out of the Goodall Wooten mansion, Hotel Ella is just as much a hotel as it is an art gallery. Here, you'll find old Southern charm blended seamlessly with modern sensibilities and styles. Its 38 guestrooms and 10 luxury suites have access to the cabana-lined lap pool and wraparound veranda overlooking the garden create a dreamlike backdrop for your next trip to Austin. Convenient to downtown and the University of Texas campus, Hotel Ella is famous for hosting weddings and events.
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