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West Austin Restaurants You Need to Visit this Year

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When you’re headed toward the hill country and are looking for a bite to eat, you’re in luck! West Austin is a fantastic place for both locals and visitors to explore, with a nature-oriented vibe and upscale local flair. 

We have compiled this guide of some West Austin restaurants you need to visit this year! This guide covers a wide range of foods, from Italian to Asian to Seafood to Southern, so we’ve covered any craving you might have.

With one of the oldest wood burning pizza ovens in Austin, Cipollina West Austin Bistro is a must visit for Italian fanatics! Featuring gourmet Italian fare, including handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza, and signature dishes, this spot is great for a date night, a fun night out with friends, or any other special, yet relaxing occasion! 

The interior is a cozy, warm space with a large dining room and an ode to classic Italian bistros. Stop in and see why Cipollina is so beloved in West Austin!

🗓MON–SAT | 11:30AM–9PM

📍1213 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703

As one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit Magazine, you can’t go wrong by choosing to dine at Jeffrey’s. This neighborhood fine dining restaurant has served Austinites since 1975 with a lively bar, three distinct dining rooms, and menus featuring dry-aged prime stacks, updated classic fine dining, and locally sourced produce. 

Next time you’re wanting to treat yourself to a nice dinner, Jeffrey’s is the spot to go with great food, fine wines, the option of private dining, and free valet! 

🗓EVERY DAY | 5PM–11PM

📍1204 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703

SoCo’s Perla’s, an Austin favorite, has a younger sibling in West Austin, and we absolutely love it! Clark’s Oyster Bar features a great raw bar, house-baked sourdough, fresh fish, lobster rolls, pan-roasted hamburgers, and tasty libations to bring Austinites a casual-cool seafood spot. 

The restaurant is small, but sophisticated and chic with an open kitchen, marble-topped bar, and indoor and outdoor seating. 

🗓EVERY DAY | 11AM–10PM

📍1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

For traditional, authentic Chinese cuisine with better and healthier ingredients, try Lin Asian Bar + Din Sum. This restaurant specializes in Asian home cooking and Dim Sum, with dishes like Shanghai soup dumplings, scallion pancakes with curry dip, and chicken taro egg roles.

Using local ingredients for a health-conscious eatery, Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum fits Austin well! Plus, the interior of the restaurant features colorful walls and a large mural, making it a fun, bright space for a delightful dining experience. 

🗓MON–FRI | 11AM–2PM. 4:30PM–10PM

📍203 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

From the team that brought you The Peached Tortilla comes Bar Peached, a bar-focused restaurant concept serving cocktails, tacos, snacky plates, and Asian-inspired comfort food. 

Not only is the food fantastic, but you’ll love the space, too! Located in the historic Clarksville neighborhood, Bar Peached features a large bar, cozy indoor  dining, and a large outdoor patio with a historic heritage tree.

🗓Tue – Wed: 5pm – 9pm
🗓Thur – Sat: 5pm – 10pm
🗓Sunday Brunch: 11am-2:30pm
🗓Sunday Dinner: 5pm – 9pm
🗓Social Hour: 5pm-6:30pm [daily, patio only]

📍1315 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Wu Chow

Wu Chow is a posh, hip restaurant featuring authentic farm-fresh Chinese dishes representative of all eight styles of Chinese cuisine. Plus, Wu Chow offers Dim Sum service on Sundays!

Featuring a tasteful blend of traditional and modern, this restaurant offers a fun space to enjoy a meal in. The warm wood, pops of bright color, live goldfish at the entrance, mah jongg tiles, and lotus all add unique elements and make the dining experience that much better.

🗓MON–THU | 5PM–9PM
🗓FRI & SAT | 5PM–10PM
🗓SUN | 11AM–3PM

📍IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701

Southern comfort food, but make it fancy! Fixe Southern House is an upscale Southern eatery featuring grits, biscuits, and creative seafood and steak options that will make you feel at home and like you’re a million bucks all at the same time. 

The chic dining rooms feature a warm and spirited atmosphere to make guests feel welcomed and special as they enjoy the tasty foods and great company!

🗓EVERY DAY | 8AM–9PM

📍500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

This Jewish-inspired deli offers Austinites tasty house-made bagels, classic deli sandwiches, and soups, all made with traditional recipes and the best ingredients! All of this in a modern, neighborhood cafe with an atmosphere perfect for a lunch with friends or a break from work. 

Plus, Biderman’s Deli has a specialty coffee program, making it a one-stop shop for everything you could need and definitely one of our favorite West Austin restaurants. 

🗓MON–FRU | 8AM–8PM
🗓SAT & SUN | 8AM–4PM

📍3742 Far W Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78731

Dine and Discover More in West Austin

We hope you enjoy trying out these West Austin restaurants! Afterwards, be sure to check out the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide page and see what else Austin has to offer!

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Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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