In Austin for a Wedding this weekend, need some Chowish recs
I wll be in Austin this weekend for a good friend's wedding. I will be staying at the Austin Hilton, 500 East 4th Street, and will not be renting a car. So I need some restaurant recs. in walking distance or reasonable cab ride from my hotel.
I am looking for some great breakfast spots, lunch spots, a dinner spot for thursday night, and somewhere for brunch on Sunday. BBQ is not a must, as the rehearsal dinner is at the Salt Lick. Also, my GF is a vegetarian (does eat fish), so some veggie-friendly options would be greatly appreciated.
Eddie V's- great HH deals from 5-7 in the bar 1/2 priced apps and $1 off drinks Steaks 7 seafood
Chez Nous- Check the Price Fix dinner French
Carmelo's-Super romantic Italian
Parkside on 6th- great raw bar
Finn & Porter's in your hotel is pricey but good seafood & sushi
All of these are within a block from your room
For brunch, Moonshine is right behind the Hilton on Red River. A little farther away(probably a short cab ride) is Lamberts. Both are well reviewed.
I'll second the Parkside rec. Had dinner there a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it. Had the oyster and ceviche appitizer (small platter on the menu). Very good, but a little pricey. For dinner, I had fish served over lentils and the wife had the bar steak. Both entrees were very good. We finished with the donut hole dessert.