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Altagirl1216 May 13, 2008 09:05 AM

We are contemplating a move to Austin, we currently live in Mexico City where the restaurant food, service, all around dining experience is fantastic. we are headed to Austin to suss it out, and would like advice on 2 or 3 downtown establishments that are upscale elegant and tasty. killer wine list a bonus too. We are looking for things other than tex mex, BBQ, or Tacos. thanks!

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    shlomoaren RE: Altagirl1216 May 13, 2008 10:29 AM

    Restaurant Jezebel on Congress and 9th approximately fits your definition to a t.

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      Paul Silver RE: Altagirl1216 May 13, 2008 03:00 PM

      Some of these might fit your criteria depending on your personal definition of terms:
      Jeffrey's, Driskill, Zoot, Trio, Wink, Finn & Porter, Café Josie, Castle Hill
      Uchi, Starlite, Vespaio, Jezebel, Aquarelle

      1. Kaya_n_Austin RE: Altagirl1216 May 15, 2008 01:59 PM

        I say Wink, too. Love it, love it, love it.

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          txgrl99 RE: Altagirl1216 May 16, 2008 12:11 PM

          I second Parkside and Aquarelle. Both amazing, and completely different (Parkside is modern and casual, Aquarelle is authentic French). Wink is great, too, but the men I've taken there tend to be hungry 30 minutes after dinner. (Their portions are delicious but small.)

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