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!
Updated February 4th, 2018, with closings and new prix fixe/tasting menus within the city
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!
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 a 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.
Brentwood Social House: 1601 West Koenig Lane, Austin, Texas 78756
- Offers a traditional English Afternoon Tea with a 3-tiered stand of sweet and savory treats. You should definitely make reservations for you and a few friends enjoy this $31.39 per person experience. You can expect to savor tea sandwiches, scones, sweet treats with a pot of tea and your pinky up.
Brix & Ale: 1101 Woodlawn Avenue Georgetown, Texas 78628 (InsiSheratonton Hotel)
- Offers a $10 prix fixe lunch with your choice of brisket sliders, turkey club, chop salad or burger sliders and a side of soup, salad or fries. Not a bad deal if you’re looking for a quick, cheap lunch!
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!
- Café Josie has also extended The Experience to Brunch where you can indulge in an all you can eat brunch for $25 per person. Mimosa’s are extra!
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 specialties 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
Note: This is my favorite of Austin’s Best Prix Fixe & Tasting Menus
- 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 feature limited, complimentary cocktails. Either way, be sure to swing by the market to grab your favorite bubbly or craft beer before arriving.
Fleming’s Steakhouse: 320 East 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701
- On Monday nights, enjoy a 3-course steak & seafood for $49.95. Start with your choice of salad then pair a tender cut of filet mignon with either a lobster or king crab and finish with your choice of dessert. Requires a reservation.
Foreign & Domestic: 306 E.53rd St. Austin, Texas 78751
- Enjoy this 4-course Nose to Tail tasting for $42 and sample all the delicacies including items like charred beef tongue, seared lamb heart, and foie gras mousse.
Grizzeldas: 105 Tillery Street Austin, TX 78702
- Not exactly a prix fix or tasting but how about an all-you-can-eat brunch for $20? Grizzelda offers this every Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm, reservations suggested. Here you can drown yourself in endless guac & queso, make your own taco, enjoy eggs & pancakes to order and wash it all down with a margarita ($5) or mimosa pitcher ($15).
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.
Juniper: 2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304 Austin, TX 78702
- Offered Thursday-Saturday at the chef’s counter only, this tasting menu will allow you to experience the rustic flavors of Italy. Start with a sampling of bar snacks before you move into a 4-course meal. Juniper’s able to accommodate most dietary preferences with notice.
Lenoir: 1807 South First, Austin, Texas 78704
- This prix fixe menu 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-style 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 their decadent Black Velvet Cake! And since steakhouses tend to have great wine, I’d again order a big, bold glass of Cabernet!
The Carillon: 1900 University Ave., Austin, Texas
- Offering 3 courses for $35 which includes a choice of starter, main, and dessert. The Carillon offers something to please all palates including vegetarian, chicken, beef, and seafood choices. Personally, I’d skip straight to dessert for their Sticky Toffee Pudding! The Carillon also offers Thursday Burger Nights which includes a juicy burger with bacon and cheddar paired with a big glass of red wine for $20!
- Iconic Austin hotel, The Driskill, offers a Chef’s Tasting Menu of five ($69) or seven ($89) courses set in the hotel’s historic Driskill Grill. They also have the option to add a wine pairing to the meal ($45 or $63).
- 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, tartare, 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 Austin’s Best Prix Fixe & Tasting Menus If so, I’d love for you to share your review in the comments!
Do you know any other of Austin’s Best Prix Fixe & 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.