If you’re looking for a delicious meal in the North Austin, TX area, look no further than the Domain! This popular dining destination is home to a variety of restaurants that will tantalize your taste buds.
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Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican food, Italian cuisine, a great happy hour with specials, Tex-Mex, or just a milkshake to sip on or an ice cream to cool down, the Domain has plenty of dining options for everyone. And with plenty of shopping and entertainment options nearby, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening. Choosing where to eat might be difficult, so I’ve laid out this guide to help you find the best restaurants in The Domain.
Second Bar + Kitchen
If you’re looking for a great place to eat in the Domain area of Austin, TX, Second Bar + Kitchen is the perfect spot. This American restaurant has been open for more than 10 years and offers a wide variety of food options, from artisanal pizzas to burgers that have been nationally recognized. This is a great place for everyone, cocktails at happy hours, make a dinner reservation for date night, or sleep in, then roll into brunch on Saturday or Sunday. Happy hours are from Sunday to Thursday with $5 drinks and snacks and $10 pizzas.
3121 Palm Way #101, secondbarkitchen.com
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Xian Sushi and Noodles
If you’re looking for some delicious, authentic Chinese food in Austin, TX, be sure to check out Xian Sushi and Noodles. They’re known for their entrees that include amazing dumplings and hand-pulled noodles, and their popular menu items include Xian noodles, Braised Chicken Feet, and the Shoyu Ramen Soup. They also have a great lunch menu with discounted prices. And if you’re looking for something sweet, be sure to try their passion fruit tea! They’ve got one other location in Austin in Mueller, a San Marcos, and a Round Rock spot.
3401 Esperanza Crossing #106, xianfresh.com
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Culinary Dropout offers great classic American comfort food at their Austin, TX location in Domain Northside. Their slow braised 36-hour pork ribs are mouthwatering, as well as their Fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits. Be sure to try their Soft Pretzels & Provolone Fondue too! The Chopped Chicken Salad is also a great option for a healthier meal. With locations in Arizona and Colorado and upcoming locations in Georgia and North Carolina, Culinary Dropout is definitely a restaurant worth checking out!
11721 Rock Rose Ave Ste #100, Austin, TX 78758 culinarydropout.com
Plank Seafood Provisions
Plank Seafood Provisions is a popular oyster bar and seafood grill with two locations- in Old Market in Omaha, Nebraska, and at The Domain in Austin, Texas. In both, the focus is on considerate service, exceptional flavors, and social beats found here. Raising your glasses and toasting to $1 off oysters and $4 Anchor Steam drafts every Tuesday is a popular tradition at the Oyster Bar. Some of the delicious menu items include New England Clam Chowder, Wood Grilled Ahi, Mussels, and Fried Redfish sandwich.
11410 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 136, Austin, TX 78758 plankseafood.com
If you’re looking for a delicious pastry shop in the Austin area, look no further than Bakery Lorraine. This locally owned and nationally recognized shop is famous for its colorful macarons and exquisite French pastries. I had the chance to try out the Birthday Cake macaron, and it was amazing! A portion of all proceeds from this macaron will be donated to QWELL, which is an organization dedicated to raising funds to support the work of the QWELL Community Foundation to make Greater Austin a welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ people. So not only will you get to enjoy some delicious treats, but you’ll also be supporting a great cause. I highly recommend Bakery Lorraine if you’re looking for a sweet treat!
1600 Rock Rose Ave #100, Austin, TX 78758 bakerylorraine.com
Taverna is another great option for those seeking Italian cuisine. This quaint restaurant specializes in Northern Italian fare, and the most popular item is the risotto. Sourcing locally offers farm-to-table ingredients and a great ambiance with their rustic setting.
3120 Palm Way Suite 160, tavernabylombardi.com
Flower Child is the place to go if you want to enjoy vegetarian, vegan, or paleo food. It is a health-conscious cafe in the Domain NORTHSIDE area of Austin, Texas. Being a conscious cafe sourcing farm-fresh ingredients for their custom salads, you know you’ll have a quality meal. There are many options on the menu with grain bowls and soups. Expect great service here at this healthy fast-casual restaurant.
11721 Rock Rose Ave, iamaflowerchild.com
You’ll find some of the best Italian food in town at this modern eatery situated in the trendy Domain district. Start with the Tuscan Kale salad or white truffle garlic bread (mozzarella included) to whet your appetite. For your main course, try the bolognese or carbonara. Ask for the wine list or ask your waiter to recommend a pairing. After such a filling meal, you’ll appreciate the restaurant’s pleasant atmosphere. If you can’t finish your dish, just ask for a doggy bag for takeout and enjoy the rest later.
11506 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 124, northitalia.com
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant offers prime steak, lobster, and wine, making it the perfect place for a fine dining experience. Fleming’s is near the historic IBM campus, making it the perfect place to host a business dinner. The steakhouse chain has establishments all over the nation, so you can enjoy an exceptional prime steak no matter where you are.
11600 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 140
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille serves award-winning steaks and world-class pork chops. This upscale fine dining has a great music scene. Grabe a drink at the lively Bar 79 and take in the social setting of their massive patio. Perry’s specializes in a Rare and Well Done® experience and has locations in Miami, Denver, Chicago, and Birmingham with a continued expansion. Be sure to start with Perry’s Signature Fried Asparagus or Perry’s Famous Pork Chop bites. Every entree and each main that comes out always looks delicious, but you’re here for the steak. Note there is a Friday lunch special on the pork chop and a 3-course pork chop Sunday evening.
11801 Domain Blvd. perryssteakhouse.com
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social is the perfect destination for a night out with friends. The restaurant has a modern, sophisticated hill country vibe and serves craft cocktails and award-winning food. The gaming options are also top-notch, with bowling, karaoke, classic video games, and ping-pong available. got a ton of drinks on tap, have small bites & snacks, and even have a brunch menu that’s perfect for sharing. The most popular items include the queso dip, the Farmers Board, Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, and Rosemary & Parm Dirty Fries. If you’re looking for something more substantial, try The KnockOff Burger or La Bama Chicken Sandwich. There are two locations – one in downtown Austin and one at The Domain.
11310 Domain Dr, punchbowlsocial.com
Those craving Thai cuisines will want to head to Thai Kun, which serves up spicy dishes. There are many vegan and vegetarian options, as well as some in-house cocktails. Of course, every great Thai restaurant should serve up an amazing Pad Thai, which Thai Kun does. If you’re sticking to no alcohol, try the Thai tea otherwise, there are tons of drafts, a selection of signature cocktails, and a boutique list of wines.
11601 Rock Rose Ave, Ste 100 thaikun.com/austin
Velvet Taco is a unique take on the classic taco experience. Their tacos are sure to please any palate with fresh ingredients, gorgeous tortillas, and globally-inspired flavors. And their rotisserie chicken is the perfect pairing for any of their delicious tacos. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a craft cocktail, beer, or a classic margarita, Velvet Taco is the perfect spot. With locations opening nationwide, there’s sure to be a Velvet Taco near you, at least if you live in Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, or in the Lone Star state. Note their Austin location is pet-friendly, so bring the furry ones to enjoy some Tex-Mex.
11501 Rock Rose Ave. velvettaco.com
JINYA Ramen Bar
JINYA Ramen Bar was born in Tokyo and bred in LA and, as a popular ramen chain, has been in Austin since 2017. Enjoy slow-cooked Janapense ramen with 20-hour simmered broths alongside homemade noodles. Have a great Japanese dining experience with the restaurant’s sleek interiors. This contemporary Japanese restaurant is great for all ages so bring the kids.
3210 Esperanza Crossing Suite 130, jinyaramenbar.com
Curry Up Now
For those looking for a quick bite or a curbside pickup, check out Curry Up Now. They serve Indian cuisine, with the most popular dishes being Tikka Burritos, Naughty Naan, and Sexy Fries. They’ve got something for everyone, whether you are seeking Indian street food or a traditional snack. The menu is considerate of varying diets, including vegan, gluten-free, and Halal.
3100 Esperanza Crossing Suite 130, curryupnow.com
The hip gourmet burger chain Shake Shack serves great fast food fare, with the ShackBurger being the most popular alongside cheese fries. Starting out as a hot dog car in New York City, I can easily recommend the hot dog through this chain as really changed since 2001. For dessert, grab a milkshake or ice cream.
11228 Domain Dr, shakeshack.com
Sports fans will want to head to Yard House to catch the latest sporting event on the big screen. With a large menu and an extensive list of beers on tap, this is the perfect place to watch games or just listen to American classic music in lively surroundings.
11800 Domain Blvd Suite 700, yardhouse.com
Beyond food, The Domain has so much to offer as a mixed-used space great for lifestyle designers wanting a balanced life between work, leisure, shopping, and nightlife in a bustling complex on Century Oaks Terrace. The outdoor shopping mall has popular high-end boutiques and great restaurants. Over 800 residential units dot the area with a high density of office space. For out-of-town visitors, there are four hotels- The Domain, The Archer Hotel, Lone Star Court by Valencia Group, and Aloft Austin. In and around The Domain, you’ll find many food trucks. Some of my favorites include Aurora Venezuelan Food, Greens ‘n Grill, That Burger, and Beirut Restaurant.
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