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Where Chefs Eat in Austin

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by Phaidon
Updated December 15, 2023

You’re in luck. The world’s best chefs are sharing their favorite places to dine out in Austin. We’ve partnered with Phaidon’s Where Chefs Eat, the best-selling restaurant guidebook with over 7,000 recommendations across the globe, to create a list of restaurants in Austin where chefs love to eat. Grab your copy of this must-have guide, and get 30% off, just for being an OpenTable diner.

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4.9
4.9 (2160)
$31 to $50
American
East Austin

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About the restaurant
"Everything is procured from within a few miles radius of the restaurant. Chef Jesse and team make everything in-house and it's all cooked over an open fire. All dishes are perfectly executed and the breakfast menu is dynamic with something for everyone spanning many regions. They are truly a responsible, sustainable restaurant that is equally delicious." – Grae Nonas
Top review
JennaP
Dined 3 days ago
Server was knowledgeable and attentive, helped us navigate food restrictions. Gorgeous patio, perfect for Austin spring
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4.8
4.8 (1983)
$50 and over
Southern
Central Austin

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About the restaurant
"Great service, a wonderful take on Southern cuisine and a very beautiful restaurant." – Sarah Mcintosh
Top review
Carolinabluefishvip
Dined 1 day ago
A must for any trip to Austin. In fact, it’s worth coming to Austin only to have dinner at this place!
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4.7
4.7 (1523)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown

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About the restaurant
"This is one of the first good restaurants to open, when Austin was still a sleepy college town. It's laid-back and neighborhood-y but they have great food and bartenders." – Larry McGuire
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Really good for w better service! Make sure you check it out!
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4.8
4.8 (938)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
South Austin

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About the restaurant
Recommended by Chef Kevin Fink from Emmer & Rye
Top review
MattieM
Dined 3 days ago
Fun atmosphere and lovely food. Highly recommend!!
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4.8
4.8 (5767)
$50 and over
Sushi
Central Austin

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About the restaurant
Recommended by Chef Kevin Fink from Emmer & Rye
Top review
EmilieAvip
Dined on Feb 23, 2024
Fabulous food, a bit noisy. But overall it was divine.
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4.7
4.7 (229)
$30 and under
Mexican
East Austin

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About the restaurant
Recommended by Chef Jesse Griffiths from Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club
Top review
DebbieS
Dined 6 days ago
Music a bit loud but delicious meal. Will definitely come back.
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4.8
4.8 (3405)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown

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About the restaurant
"Great, simple seafood and oysters. Very consistent, with good service and fun wines." – Jesse Griffiths
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 19, 2024
Food and drinks were very good - oyster shooters and seafood tower. We were celebrating my wife birthday. Attentive service. Thanks Cassidy.
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0 (0)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
East Austin

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About the restaurant
"I don't even like pizza and I LOVE this pizza. Chewy, crunchy, cheesy. Get it baked extra crispy. Detroit-style pizza – who knew!" – Sarah Mcintosh
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