BYO restaurants in Austin
I'm interested in compiling a list of BYO restaurants in Austin. For the most part, I tend to focus on BBQ, Tex-Mex, Chinese, and Texas-style (CFS, etc.) restaurants in Austin. And more than anything, I cook at home. But when I do visit upscale restaurants, I like to BYO, if possible.
The following all allow BYO for a corkage fee and have a good attitude about it. Not all have decent stemware, though. And the cooking at all of them is variable.
Driskill Grill (this was a couple yrs ago and I got the impression it might've been an exception)
Aquarelle once told me I could if it was a special occasion
The Hoffbrau allows BYO for $5 or something, which can be fun
Another on the lower-end BYO:
Galaxy Cafe on West Lynn, at least until they get their wine/beer permit.
Saltliq, about 30 minutes outside of Austin, is a BYO. It has to be as its in a dry county......
I believe Texas law states that if a restaurant does not serve spirits, the establishment can allow their customers to bring their own wine. That would be the reason why Jeffrey's and the Four Seasons don't allow it...