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Dinner in Downtown Austin

rfk03 Sep 9, 2013 11:33 AM

First time in Austin, only here for one night. Staying at the Sheraton at the Capitol. I have a rental car so I can drive around. What would you guys recommend for dinner? I love all types of food and am willing to try anything. Looking in the price range of $20-40 per person.


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  1. girloftheworld RE: rfk03 Sep 9, 2013 03:44 PM

    swifts attic

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      Rptrane RE: rfk03 Sep 9, 2013 05:12 PM

      Happy Hour go to the Driscoll Hotel bar. Food is awesome.

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        jjbourgeois RE: rfk03 Sep 12, 2013 07:46 AM

        The Driskill is to be avoided for food. Drinks are okay, but the food is mediocre at best.

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          Rptrane RE: jjbourgeois Sep 12, 2013 05:46 PM

          I'd disagree. Have you been for Happy Hour ?

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            jjbourgeois RE: Rptrane Sep 23, 2013 10:08 AM

            Yup, thought it was pretty mediocre.

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            foodiegal71 RE: jjbourgeois Sep 23, 2013 10:14 AM

            Agreed, the only thing I enjoy at the Driskill are the stuffed dates. Other than that, mediocre at best for HH.

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            chrisdds98 RE: rfk03 Sep 12, 2013 09:01 PM

            chez nous, 3 course prix fixe.

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              girloftheworld RE: chrisdds98 Sep 14, 2013 11:17 AM

              20-40 a person? that would work if they dont drink

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                Mike C. Miller RE: chrisdds98 Sep 14, 2013 10:32 PM

                A second vote for Chez Nous. And you could squeeze in wine at the top end of the price range. Very economical, and moderately well chosen, wine list.

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                  rfk03 RE: chrisdds98 Sep 17, 2013 08:22 PM

                  Thanks for the suggestions! Ended up going to Chez Nous. Great little place that was pretty quiet in a busy part of town. Definitely enjoyed my meal and wine there.

                  Went a little over my price range, $48 w/ tip but my company's footing the bill anyways.

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