Let’s talk about fine dining. Austin has restaurants to fit literally any budget but today we’re letting our bougie side take the wheel. And who doesn’t love getting dressed up to eat some amazing food once in a while? These are the 5 most expensive restaurants in Austin.
1204 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703
At Jeffery’s, enjoy a truly elegant blend of French and American cuisine. It’s one of the few restaurants in Austin to include caviar on the menu, and it comes at quite a hefty price: $90 – $300 depending on your selection. Their specialties include incredible seafood dishes, foie gras, wagyu beef, and more. With a variety of imported wines and delicious cocktails to pair with every stage of your meal (even dessert!), you’re sure to have a fantastic fine dining experience.
6555 Burnet Rd #400, Austin, TX 78757
Bring a crowd to Barley Swine and try out their hand-picked tasting menu for a cool $95. The chefs work closely with local farmers to create ever-changing, but always delicious, seasonal menus. Beyond amazing menus and beverage pairings, this restaurant has become carbon-neutral. Everything from how ingredients are sourced to preparing meals works to reduce carbon emissions, and we think that’s pretty cool.
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Have the experience of a lifetime at Otoko. This is the most expensive Japanese restaurant in Austin and for good reason. The restaurant only ever seats 12 people, so you’ll have to buy tickets in advance. For $175 a person you can enjoy the most incredible multi-course omakase (chef-selected) meal around. The omakase blends traditional Tokyo-style sushi which is selected daily, and Tokyo-style kaiseki (a multi-course meal centered around seasonal availability). It’s really something special.
Colorado Tower, 303 Colorado St #200, Austin, TX 78701
Continuing to make our way around the world through fine dining, Red Ash offers some wonderful Italian food. The small plates at this restaurant in Austin are enough to make you want to visit Italy and possibly not return. Enjoy prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood cooked to perfection over a wood-burning grill, pasta made by hand every morning, and don’t forget all the classic Italian desserts!
Do You Know Where Guy Fieri Went When in Austin?
Guy Fieri doesn’t necessarily scream expensive restaurants in Austin, but he did go to some of Austin other best restaurants.
301 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
We couldn’t talk about the most expensive restaurants in Austin and not mention a steakhouse. Vince Young is definitely one of the best. They try to stay local and seasonal when sourcing ingredients and they have some of the best cuts of meat around. Beef, lamb, lobster, and more; plus some fantastically decadent desserts. It’s the perfect fine dining destination for any indulgent occasion.
Photo Credit: Vince Young Steakhouse on Facebook