Recs Near Staybridge Suites on Stonelake Blvd
Going to Austin for the first time for business. Looking for some interesting restaurants near where I am staying. I am open to any type of restaurant as long as the food is good. Budget wise, I'm thinking mid $20's for entress is the limit since I'm new to the company and want to keep my nose clean. Thanks.
Very close by and next to each other are Iron Cactus (Mexican) and North by Northwest (brew pub) both of which I enjoy. An easy drive will take you to the Arboretum, where Eddie V's (seafood) and Z Tejas (Southwestern) are right next door to each other and both good. There is also a Cheesecake Factory in the Arboretum if that is something you would be interested in. There is also a new "upscale hip urban shopping area" called the Domain not too far that has a number of restaurants that you can find threads on here : Jaspers, North, Daily Grill, Kona Grill, McCormick and Schmick, Joe DiMaggio's, and more ...
Tacodeli is on the NW corner of N. Mopac and Duval/Burnet Road. Open breakfast and lunch only (closes at 3). I love their stuff... and their staff. Great place.
Mangia Pizza is located in that same strip mall.
The Whole Foods Market in the Gateway Shopping Center (360 at Research) has an eating area where you can sit and eat food from their excellent deli case, hot soups, salad bar, fresh made sushi, and sandwich bar (and a Jamba Juice). This shopping center is diagonally across Stonelake from NXSW mentioned upthread.
There's Mighty Fine Burgers, Chipotle, and Potbellies(?) in the Arbor Walk shopping center (on Mo-Pac north, between Research and Braker Lane exits). You can do a search for the opinions on Mighty Fine Burgers.
You'll be pretty close to the Chuy's at 183 & Duval. Rabid chowhounds may dis them because they're a chain, but it's good food in a fun atmosphere, and it fits your budget. It was one of the first places locals took me when I moved here, and it's always packed. Or, for a not quite as noisy, smaller tex mex joint, you might enjoy the Antonio's on Jollyville Rd... www.antoniostexmex.com. It's very budget friendly and we love the enchiladas there. Hope you have fun in Austin!
If you like Indian food, check out Bombay Bistro at 183 and Braker. Some of the best in town, imho.
Jon, have you made your trip here yet? If so, what did you think of our city? And, more importantly, where did you end up eating?