ByKrista Simmons and Nikkitha Bakshani on March 11, 2015
From finger-lickin' Texas BBQ to elegant Japanese farmhouse cuisine and everything in between, here are Austin’s must-eats.
Austin may be popular for buzzy food trucks and taco joints, but if Jeffrey’s is any indication, the city can do fine dining just as well. The tony dinner-only establishment, decked in clubby decor (tufted sofas, portraits of birds, an abundance of polished wood), serves French-American fare with a Texan twist. The menu features dishes like foie gras terrine with jalapeno brioche, red snapper a la plancha with sauce gribiche, hashbrowns with crème fraiche and caviar, and dry-aged prime beef grilled over Southern live oak. An extensive wine list, martini cart, and craft cocktails, like the Hokkaido Highball made with 12-year-aged Japanese whiskey, make for a bustling bar scene as well. 1204 W. Lynn; 512-477-5584; jeffreysofaustin.com. —Nikkitha Bakshani