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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Austin

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Austin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of J Carver's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1653)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant


J Carver's Oyster Bar & Chophouse features market fresh oysters & premium wood grilled steaks. Nestled in West 6th District of Downtown Austin, John Carver, Owner and Chef delivers an elevated classic fine dining experience featuring a gorgeous raw & oyster bar and intimate dining experience.

In order to honor all reservations booked, we ask that all bookings adhere to our suggested dining time frame. Please contact our reservationist if you have additional questions. Our time frames are as follows
2 people - 2 hours
3 people - 2 hr 15 minutes
4-5 people - 2 hr 30 minutes
6-7 people - 2hr 45 minutes
8+ people - 3 hours

Please reach out to our reservationist for private dining.
We offer Valet at $12 daily

Top review
kevinvip
Dined 4 days ago
JCarver's is probably my favorite restaurant in Austin. Everything is exceptional including the service
A photo of Sushi Endo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (26)
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Old West Austin
About the restaurant
Experience the exquisite craftsmanship of Chef Endo Yasuhiro's 20-course omakase at our establishment, a collaboration with the renowned Sushi Nakazawa of Washington D.C. and New York City fame. Indulge in a culinary journey meticulously curated by Chef Endo, showcasing the finest ingredients and traditional techniques.

Enhancing your dining experience, our custom bar features an impressive selection of rare Japanese whiskies, top-rated sake, and artisanal beers sourced from both local and Japanese breweries. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and cultural heritage of Japan as you savor each sip and bite.

To further entice your palate, please note that our menu changes daily, ensuring that you experience the freshest and most seasonal offerings handpicked by Chef Endo himself

We eagerly anticipate your presence and promise an unforgettable dining experience priced at $180 per person. Join us and embark on a culinary adventure like no other.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Absolutely amazing!! My favorite omakase in Austin!!
A photo of Red Ash Italia restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3437)
$50 and over
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Red Ash. For your projection and enjoyment, our environment is continuously purified using UV light and Plasma Air Technology.

Please wear your mask when entering Red Ash. You may remove your mask at your table. Please wear your mask when walking through restaurant.

Wood Fired hand crafted Italian food set in a rustic modern open space in the warehouse district in ATX. A wide range of specialty dishes created by Chef owner John Carver and his staff on a nightly basis. Our house made Pastas, Fresh Seafood, and Prime Steaks are all prepared on wood fired grill, oven and plancha. An International wine list, specialty craft cocktails, and local brewed beers to choose from. Dolce and some Grappa, Amaro or Vino Dolce to add to your dining experience at Red Ash Italia.



Top review
Brockstarvip
Dined 5 days ago
This restaurant has been closed for seven months so we are super excited to dine here as it's our favorite restaurant in Austin. From the service to the cocktails to the wine list to the amazing food, you cannot go wrong ordering anything here. Keep up the good work.
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4.9
4.9 (145)
$50 and over
Vegan
East Austin
About the restaurant
Note: Opentable is up-to-date with our availability. Select "show next available" to see future openings.

Fabrik is the intersect of fine dining and mom & pop restaurant hosted in an intimate micro restaurant space. We offer a 5 and 7-Course tasting at 6pm, and a 7-Course tasting at 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Fabrik's current menu focuses on Japanese, Nordic, and Italian flavor profiles. Fabrik is 100% independently owned and operated.

Led by Executive Chef-Owner Je Wallerstein, Fabrik is Austin’s first 100-percent plant-based tasting restaurant featuring curated menus that highlight the seasonality and diversity of plant-based cuisine in an upscale, sophisticated setting. With sustainability as a priority in our approach, we source produce and ingredients from local growers and provisioners wherever possible. We offer an eclectic selection of vegan, biodynamic and organic wines, including an optional wine pairing. Fabrik also offers saké as well as a range of non-alcoholic options.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
A treat every time we go, some of best food you’ll ever eat vegan or not. And yes it’s all vegan even the beverages (I overheard the waiter continuously answering questions about “dairy” etc.)
A photo of Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4779)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Arboretum
About the restaurant
Located along the 183 Corridor at Great Hills Trail, Truluck’s Austin-Arboretum sits a stone’s throw from the Arboretum Shops, less than a mile from The Domain, and a few miles south of Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
Top review
Myp31202vip
Dined 3 days ago
Just WOW! We have dined at Truluck's Arboretum many times over the years but not recently. Our family chose it to celebrate father and son birthdays. It was a beautiful evening starting with the quiet booth I had requested in my reservation. Then a birthday greeting at the table. The service was superior and Josh, our server was amazing. The staff allowed our evening to unfold at a leisurely pace and every course of our meal from appetizers to dessert was delicious. Both my wife and I loved the option of ordering smaller portions on some of the menu items. What a brilliant option! No waste and no "to-go" box. Perfect. Thank you Truluck's! Yes, we will return and very soon.
A photo of Uchi Austin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5334)
$50 and over
Sushi
Downtown
About the restaurant
:: ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE ON RESTAURANT WEBSITE ::

Translated from the Japanese word “home,” the original Uchi is located in a refurbished South Austin bungalow. Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food has delighted Austin’s diverse dining crowd as well as visitors from across the country and around the world since 2003. Reservations are encouraged and can be made up to 1 month in advance. Walk-in seating is limited to the Sushi Bar and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!

Top review
JennyL
Dined 3 days ago
We always enjoy dining at Uchi food is delicious service is great!
A photo of Canje restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1808)
$31 to $50
Caribbean
East Austin
About the restaurant
Traditional meets modern in this new age Caribbean cuisine restaurant brought you by Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph of E&R Hospitality Group.

Named after the Canje pheasant, national bird of Guyana, Canje pulls inspiration not just from mainland Guyana, but from Jamaica to Puerto Rico, and all the islands in between. Our menu explores the cooking techniques, ingredients, and many expressions of vibrant food across the region.

Tucked away on the east side of Austin, this lively environment brings a unique cocktail program boasting both spirit forward and fruit driven cocktails and a small selection of natural wines alongside our inventive food menu.

Top review
Brissotourist
Dined 5 days ago
Our first Caribbean meal experience and we loved it! Food and service was excellent in a noisy, vibrant atmosphere.
A photo of Clark's Oyster Bar - Austin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1735)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Clark's features classic American seafood with an emphasis on freshness, local products, simple preparation, attention to detail, and clean presentation.
Classic coastal cooking from the Texas Gulf to the Northeastern Seaboard influences Clark's menu. A large portion of the concept is devoted to oysters, raw bar, seafood, and caviar. We procure the freshest oysters from small harvesters around North America and serve cold seafood platters featuring super fresh daily specials.

Learn more about MML Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mmlhospitality.com.

Top review
ayishavip
Dined 5 days ago
Clark’s has been one of my favorite places to dine for over ten years and still is. The lobster roll, ceviche, oysters and burger are some of my favorite menu items! The wine menu is robust, the service is always on point and it’s a really lovely space.
A photo of Eddie V's - 5th Street restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5601)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
Garyvip
Dined today
Simply put, the best fine dining experience in Austin. We sat at the bar, which was absolutely incredible. The live music was great and with a lively, social, and fun atmosphere... As a matter of fact, they have live music every night. This is the only fine dining restaurant in town with live music in the bar. The performers were great, but the food was simply impeccable, and so was the service. Thanks again for an amazing experience! we'll be back again soon!
A photo of Sushi Bar ATX restaurant
4.9
4.9 (16)
$50 and over
Sushi
East Austin
About the restaurant
Step into the extraordinary world of Sushi | Bar ATX, an intimate Omakase speakeasy that invites you to embark on a whimsical culinary journey presented through 17 exquisite courses.

Behind an unmarked door in East Austin, you'll discover a hidden gem featuring two intimate dining rooms, each boasting only 10 coveted seats. Positioned directly in front of our chefs' cutting boards, experience a free-spirited interpretation of the traditional sushi counter, where beloved standards receive unexpected and delightful riffs. Throughout your dining experience, our talented chefs will guide you through a captivating culinary journey, showcasing interpretive new takes on traditional nigiri sourced from both land and sea.

Reserve your seat today and unlock the extraordinary world of Sushi | Bar ATX, Austin's premier Omakase experience.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 17, 2024
Loved everything. Chefs are great fun and super skillful
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