Austin has always been known as something of a melting pot for different flavors — and downtown austin is no exception. You can find restaurants offering food from all over the world, at a much cleach other than hopping hemispheres. It’s not all fancy, though there are plenty of upscale restaurants to choose from. These are simply some of the best restaurants in downtown Austin!
Colorado Tower, 303 Colorado St #200, Austin, TX 78701
Red Ash is by far one of the best Italian restaurants in Austin, let alone downtown. The restaurant gives you a cuisine tour of Italy, from North to South, paired with an astoundingly extensive wine list that will take you from appetizers to desserts.
1011 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Having opened just last year, Chicago-based Aba has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants downtown for Mediterranean fare. The ambiance is impeccable and the mezze-style shared plates will have your mouth watering as soon as they arrive; they have six different types of hummus, and the freshest house-made frozen Greek yogurt around.
607 W 3rd St #105, Austin, TX 78701
Hestia is a really spectacular concept, with amazing food. The centerpoint of the restaurant is a 20-foot custom hearth where you’ll find chefs bustling around grilling over the open flame. When they’re not cooking up incredible small plates and entrees, the chefs stop by the tables to discuss the food, adding to that sort of intimate dining experience. It’s very cool.