Our Favorite Restaurants for the Best Food and Wine in Austin

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Looking for the best food and wine in Austin? We’ve got you covered with these SNOOTI favorites. Whether you’re craving chic French dishes, vibrant Caribbean flavors, or something else entirely, our curated list has something for every mood. Each spot promises a memorable dining experience, complete with exceptional wine selections to match. Just like we offer during our private wine tasting events. Check out our favorite restaurant picks and enjoy more of Austin’s vibrant food and wine scene!

Up for any cuisine? Here are some variety restaurants we love for the best food and wine in Austin:

June’s All Day

June’s All Day in Austin feels like walking into a trendy Parisian café, with its chic and cozy ambiance. Their wine list is both extensive and ever-changing. Featuring unique themes like the recent “Women in Wine,” where local female sommeliers handpicked their top selections. The menu is just as impressive, with standout dishes like the fresh and flavorful seasonal artichoke, perfectly cooked couscous, tender and juicy grilled chicken paillard, and their legendary, crispy French fries. Every visit promises a delightful and luxurious dining experience.

Photo Credit: June’s All Day Instagram

Canje for Caribbean Cuisine in Austin

Canje in Austin brings the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean to life with a sophisticated yet playful twist. The wine list is thoughtfully curated to match the lively and colorful atmosphere. Menu highlights include the deliciously smoky jerk chicken, fresh and tangy ceviche, and rich, savory oxtail beef patties. Canje also hosts occasional block parties that feature Afro-beats entertainment and exciting collaborations with local chefs for a whole experience.

Photo credit: Canje Website

Lenoir for New American

Lenoir offers a stunning wine garden, an intimate vintage-chic setting perfect for savoring a glass beneath Live Oaks adorned with lanterns. It provides a cozy yet refined atmosphere, reminiscent of a mom and pop restaurant. Their menu is seasonal and farm-to-table, complemented by optional wine pairings for a complete dining experience. Lenoir is dedicated to showcasing wines from exceptional grower-producers worldwide, reflecting their passion for quality and diversity in every glass.

Photo credit: Lenoir Website

In the mood for the best Mediterranean food in Austin? Try this spot!

Evoz for Mediterranean

Evoz offers a unique selection of less-known wines from Mediterranean regions like Greece, Lebanon, Israel, and Italy, perfectly complementing their seasonal dishes. You can explore curated wine flights that showcase the best of each region from each region. Don’t miss their renowned hummus, a must-try in town.

Their menu combines the vibrant markets of Tel Aviv with local Texas flavors, with seasonal items that change regularly. The restaurant’s atmosphere blends elevated graffiti with colorful accents, creating cozy vibes that make you feel as if you’re at a friend’s home for dinner.

Photo Credit: Ezov Website

Craving Italian food in Austin? Here are our top picks for the best food and wine with Italian inspiration!

Il Brutto Italian

Il Brutto prides itself on offering an exquisite wine selection akin to what you might find at an exclusive SNOOTI wine tasting event, highlighting small producers who specialize in a wide range of Italian varietals. Highlights of their menu include freshly made pastas, delectable cozze (mussels), wood-fired pizzas, and creamy burrata each prepared with meticulous attention to detail.

Photo Credit: Il Brutto Website

Juniper for Northern Italian food and wine in Austin

Juniper brings together the essence of Northern Italian cuisine intertwined with the vibrant flavors of Texas, sourced locally. Their wine list has a mix of old and new world with producers we personally love to drink from Northern Italian sparkling wines to robust Sardinian Grenache, catering to a diverse range of palates.

Their elegant ambiance and impeccable service make for a memorable dining experience. For a personalized culinary adventure, guests can choose the Chef’s Counter. Juniper offers pre-fixe menus and bespoke wine pairings for a crafted dining experience, celebrating fine dining uniquely.

Photo Credit: Juniper Website

Sammie’s Italian

Sammie’s offers a warm, upscale dining atmosphere with moody lighting while tying in fun vibes from their neon sign and bright red building. Their wine selection is truly impressive, featuring an extensive variety sourced from great producers across Italy and renowned regions of France. It’s a perfect complement to their menu offerings. From antipasti such as calamari, meatballs, and carpaccio, to hearty meat dishes and classic pasta favorites that ensure a satisfying culinary journey.

Photo Credit: Sammie’s Website

If you’re looking for Spanish inspired restaurants in Austin, here are the best food and wine spots you can’t miss:

El Raval 

El Raval offers a unique happy hour experience where you begin with a Txakoli poured from a traditional porron wine pitcher. Just like in the Basque country.

Seafood lovers need to try out their fresh and flavorful tapas and crudo. You won’t want to miss out on their extensive selection of paellas either featuring five varieties.

Be sure to check out their website for live Flamenco performances to elevate your dining experience even more.

Photo Credit: El Raval Instagram

Kalimotxo for Porto Vibes in Austin

Kalimotxo makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a patio in Porto sharing plates with friends. Their tapas menu is perfect for happy hour or enjoying small bites on the sunlit patio. Dive into a mix of crudo, shellfish, cured meats, papas bravas, and more. Perfect for enjoying with their rotating list of region and local wine selections.

PS: They are currently relocating. “We are moving to @arrivehotels on 6th street later this year” so be sure to follow their instagram for updates for 2024.

Photo Credit: Kalimotxo Instagram

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