So many new restaurants have opened in Austin this year – everything from a Japanese smokehouse to ramen. Don’t forget, last year 93 new restaurants opened in Austin!
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With all the new openings, I’ve tried them all and here are the best new restaurants in Austin TX and what to order at each spot.
What happens when Austin’s top two culinary minds, Tyson Cole of Uchi and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, come together? Loro, an Asian smokehouse and bar with a spacious patio.
WHAT TO ORDER: crunchy sweet corn fritters, crispy Szechuan tofu bowl, mango sake slushee, and smoked beef brisket.
2115 S Lamar Blvd, loroaustin.com
I almost don’t want to share Hank’s with you guys because it’s been my new favorite spot to work out of and for happy hour. Hank’s is a cute new coffee shop and restaurant with desert vibes designed by my friend, Claire Zinnecker. I love the huge patio with the marble table tops! Happy hour is 3 – 6:30pm.
WHAT TO ORDER: Cheeseboard, mussels, frozen paloma, and frosé.
5811 Berkman Dr #100, hanksaustin.com
Il Brutto is my favorite new Italian restaurant in Austin because the food is just so good. I need to go back and try more pasta dishes but the Anchovy pizza, kanpachi crudo, and red snapper were delicious. Even the Aperol Spritz was crafted perfectly.
WHAT TO ORDER: Anchovy pizza, kanpachi crudo, Aperol Spritz, and red snapper.
1601 E 6th St, ilbruttoaustin.com
Yoshi is the new ramen spot in town that not only serves steaming bowls of noodles but also a ramen burger! I like spicy so I go for the Miso Spicy and the Japanese eggplant mazemen is so good.
WHAT TO ORDER: any of ramen, Japanese eggplant mazemen, and spicy Szechuan ramen burger.
3320 Harmon Ave, yoshiramenaustin.com
Austin’s freshest seafood catch is at Guild. The menu features an extensive fresh raw bar, including fresh oysters, crudo, and ceviches, main entrees with different kinds of seafood, and unique desserts. Grab oysters and bubbles at the bar or enjoy dinner inside or outdoors on the patio, there’s even a human-sized shuffleboard court!
WHAT TO ORDER: halibut, aligot, oysters, and chess pie.
3800 N Lamar Blvd Ste 170, guildaustin.com
There’s a new Mexican restaurant in East Austin and it’s called Suerte. You can’t miss this millennial pink building so head inside for mezcal cocktails and home-made masa dishes.
WHAT TO ORDER: chicken tamal, pastor tacos, and duck egg flan.
1800 E 6th St, suerteatx.com
THE BREWER’S TABLE
Beer and food come together at the highly anticipated concept, The Brewer’s Table. Beer is incorporated into the food like the warm heirloom grain bowl with a malt soaked hen egg and the venison tartare with toasted brewer’s yeast. The opening beverage menu features 30-tap system with 26 guest beers and four wines on draft. The Brewer’s Table is working on producing six lager beers.
WHAT TO ORDER: larder board, warm heirloom grain bowl, and ice cream cone.
4715 E 5th St, thebrewerstable.com
Intero serves farm-to-table Italian in a cozy spot in East Austin. You must order the porchetta if it’s on the menu, it’s incredible. Also be sure to try the homemade artisan chocolates.
WHAT TO ORDER: whipped cannellini beans, porchetta, and tartare.
2612 E Cesar Chavez St, interorestaurant.com
BETTER HALF COFFEE & COCKTAILS
A cute all-day cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night bites. The patio is a great new hangout spot in Austin!
WHAT TO ORDER: Better half breakfast sandwich, and savory churros.
406 Walsh St, betterhalfbar.com