In collaboration with Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s annual #ATXBestEats Austin City Guide, this round-up of Austin’s Best Prix Fixe and Tasting Menus includes the most delicious menus Austin has to offer!
Prix Fixe or Tasting Menus are often a great way to sample a restaurant’s offerings or to indulge in a decadent meal to celebrate a special occasion! No matter why you choose to dine, this round-up of Austin’s Best Prix Fixe and Tasting Menus includes the most delicious menus Austin has to offer!
34th Street Cafe: 1005 West 34th Street, Austin, Texas 78704
- This prix fixe option at 34th Street Cafe is a steal! For $25 you get an amuse, soup, and an entree along with your choice of a select glass of wine. If it were me, I’d make this a weeknight treat with a girlfriend on the cheap!
Andiamo Ristorante Italiano: 2521 Rutland Drive, Austin, Texas 78758
- Owned by Daniela Marcone, a native of Naples, Italy, Andiamo Ristorante offers only authentic, Italian fare and their prix fixe menu serves up just that. For $70, enjoy a 5-course tasting menu or for $60 a 4-course vegetarian tasting menu. After browsing their menu, I would only hope the Ravioli ai 4 Formaggi is included in either tasting!
Apis Restaurant & Apiary: 23526 WHY 71 West, Spicewood, Texas 78669
- Apis offers 3 different prix fixe menu options, depending on the day of the week you choose dine. No matter when you visit, I highly recommended making a reservation as Apis is typically in high demand. My tip, since Apis is known for its honey, don’t skip the Cheese & Honeycomb on the desert menu!
- Wednesdays & Thursdays have a prix fixe 3-course menu for $40 with your choice of appetizer, entree & dessert
- Friday & Saturdays offer a 3-course tasting menu for $64 with your choice of appetizer, entree & dessert
- The 5-course Chef’s Tasting menu for $85 is available only on Fridays & Saturdays with the option of including a wine pairing for $130. If you choose to partake in the Chef’s Tasting, this should be noted when making your reservation.
Apothecary: 4800 Brunet Road, Austin, Texas 78756 Apothecary offers a prix fixe menu on Monday nights only, which includes 3 courses for $25. On Monday nights, the wine bar also has an all night happy hour with a $1 off glasses of wine and $10 of bottles. My suggestion is to hit up Monday night and take advantage of both the food & drink specials!
- Updated June 2017: Apothecary has closed.
Austin Land and Cattle: 1205 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78703
- On Sunday nights only, you can indulge in a 3-course tasting from ALC for $38 which includes your choice of starter, entree, and dessert. My ideal meal here would be the Classic Caesar Salad, Chili Rubbed Cod, and the Fudge Brownie Pie. Oh, and I’d treat myself to an big bold red from their wine list too!
Barley Swine: 6555 Burnet Road, Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78757
- This was my most memorable meal ever and I highly recommend this meal as a splurge for $85! The 10-course tasting menu is tailored to your food preferences with a specialty printed menu just for you! There’s also an option to include a wine or beer pairing at an additional cost. And of course, Barley Swine also treats you throughout the night with a few complimentary bites, palate cleansers, and chocolates.
Café Josie: 12006 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
- At Café Josie you can get The Experience for $45. It’s not exactly a prix fixe menu but it is all you can eat from the Chef’s Menu offered all night, every night. The Chef’s Menu includes brussel sprouts, Branzini, Steak, Oysters, Cheese and more, I’m confident you’ll find something you’ll like!
Casa de Luz: 1701 Toomey Road, Austin Texas 78704
- Emphasizing whole foods and a vegan diet, Casa de Luz offers a daily, rotating prix fixe menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For $9, breakfast includes tea, soup, dark greens with a nuts & seeds sauce, mixed vegetables, beans, tortillas, and porridge. Dinner is $12 with the option of an extra side ($2) or an extra plate ($8) and includes a beverage, soup, salad, and main plate of whole grains, beans, greens with a nut & seed sauce, mixed vegetables and fermented vegetables. If you’re looking for a filling wholesome meal, I highly recommend Casa de Luz.
Chez Nous: 510 Neches Street, Austin, Texas 78701
- Often featured on lists of Austin’s best date night restaurants for its quaint, cozy atmosphere and French flair, Chez Nous offers a prix fixe dinner menu for $32.50 that includes a first course, entree, and dessert. If that seems a bit too indulgent, you can also partake in only two courses for $27.50. Whichever you choose, don’t skip on dessert and savor the Mousse au Chocolat!
Counter 3 . FIVE . VII: 315 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
- Offering ‘front row dining’ this meal is centered around the restaurant’s 25-seat chef’s counter with your choice of 3 different tasting menus featuring seasonal cuisine. Each offering includes a wine pairing option for an additional charge.
- 3-Courses $45 or $70 with wine pairings
- 5-Courses for $80 or $120 with wine pairings
- 7-Courses for $96 or $150 with wine pairings
Dai Due: 2406 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722
- Known for their array of exotic meats, Dai Due offers a changing Supper Club menu for $37 with limited availability each night of the week.
- Tuesday through Thursday is Dai Due’s ‘wild card’ night that highlights esoteric items. Tuesday night also features a Dry-aged Wagyu Cheeseburger but word on the street is you should head there early if you’re craving the burger as they’re limited!
- Friday features seafood dinner for two with specialities from the Gulf.
- Saturday Supper Club is a mixed grill with rotating meat and vegetable skewers.
- Sunday offers a classic Sunday dinner with fried chicken and ‘all the fixings’ to bring back your memories of Southern Sunday family dinners.
Eden East at Springdale Farm: 755 Springdale Road, Austin, Texas 78702
- Focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Eden East features a prix fixe menu for $70 while highlighting a dining atmosphere set to the backdrop of Springdale Farm. Menus are limitedly customizable so if you have any dietary restrictions, let them know when making your reservation. I adore dining at Eden East as it’s a lazy, drawn-out meal giving you time to enjoy your company and take in the rustic yet elegant surroundings. Eden Easy is also a BYOB establishment but most nights features limited, complimentary cocktails. Either way, be sure to swing by the market to grab your favorite bubbly or craft beer before arriving.
Josephine House: 1601 Waterston, Austin, Texas 78703
- Served on Mondays only, Josephine House’s Steak Frites Night is a 3-course meal with a choice of starter, entree and dessert. Entrees include filet ($60), strip ($55), ribeye ($65), beef tartare ($40), and gulf shrimp ($40). My favorite part about this menu is the dessert option of a simple ‘scoop of Ice Cream’ from their dessert choices because sometimes, after a heavy meal, I just want something plain to savor as a palate cleanser.
Lenoir: 1807 South First, Austin, Texas 78704
- This prix fixe menus is so indulgent and such a steal for just $45! With an ever-changing menu focused on seasonal ingredients with a touch of French cooking, you get your choice of 3 dishes and the option to add more for $10 each. Afterwards, grab a glass of wine and head out to Lenoir’s wine garden to relax in the evening air! Pro Tip: Be sure to make a reservation in advance as seating is limited.
Olive & June: 3411 Glenview Avenue, Austin, Texas 78703
- $36 will get you a 3-course, Chef’s choice dinner menu available on Sunday nights only. The meal highlights a rotating selection of seasonal dishes served in addition to Olive & June’s regular, Italian focused dinner menu.
Otoko: 1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 787404
- Otoko is a 12-seat Japanese restaurant created by one of Austin’s most-known chefs, Paul Qui, James Beard award medalist and Top Chef winner. In collaboration with Chef Yoshi Okai, who heads Otoko daily, the restaurant offers a multi-course omakase experience, blending ‘Tokyo-stlye sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki into a unique tasting menu.’ The menu is based on ingredient availability and seasonality. Reservations are required through Tock and are released on the first of every month. Otoko has 2 multi-course meal options:
- 1-4 guests, $150 per, multi-course Kyoto-style kaiseki experience
- 1-6 guests, $200 per, traditional sushi Omakase-style dinner, available on Wednesday nights only
Salt Lick: 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, Texas 78619 or 3350 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas 78665
- You can get your BBQ fix at either the Driftwood or Round Rock Salt Lick locations with their all-you-can eat Family Style offering which includes brisket, sausage, pork ribs and sides for $24.95. If you head to the original Driftwood location, remember it’s cash only!
Sullivan’s Steakhouse: 300 Colorado Street, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78701
- With Sullivan’s ‘The Sure Thing’ menu offering served up Monday through Saturday for $44, you’re able to choose three dishes from their Soups & Greens, Entrees and Dessert menus. If you want a ‘little something extra’ you can upgrade your entree to a larger portion of filet mignon or strip steak for an additional fee. Since I’m not really a beef person, I’d snag Sullivan’s Shrimp & Lobster Bisque as a starter followed by their Simply Broiled Salmon as my entree and conclude the meal with a their decadent Black Velvet Cake! And since steakhouses tend to have great wine, I’d again order a big, bold glass of Cabernet!
- Uchi and it’s sister restaurant, Uchiko, by executive chef Tyson Cole, both offer contemporary Japanese sushi along with unique hot & cold dishes. Each restaurant offers a chef’s tasting menu featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. The tasting menu has two options — a 6-course menu which includes both meat, fish & vegetable tastings for $93 or a 6-course vegetarian tasting for $68. This meal is definitely more of an indulgent but it’s a unique experience with sophisticated, Japanese flavors.
Wink: 1014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
- A notable wine bar, Wink offers a 5-course tasting menu for $68, paired with wine for an additional $32 or a 7-course tasting menu for $98, paired with wine for an additional $42 for wine. The Wink tasting menu includes seafood, steak, tartre, Texas cheese plate and more! My tip, start with a crisp glass of bubbly then dive into the menu!
Have you had the opportunity to indulge in any of these restaurant’s Prix Fixe or Tasting Menus? If so, I’d love for you to share your review in the comments!
Do you know any other Austin Restaurants offering Prix Fixe or Tasting Menus that I missed? If so, leave the name in the comments and I’ll happily update this post so it becomes a more comprehensive list.