Plan Your Next Dinner at These Unique Restaurants in Austin

Grilled quail and roasted veggies | Unique restaurants in Austin

If you’re looking for unique restaurants in Austin for a special occasion or just to treat your favorite somebody, look no further. Just minutes away from our Austin apartments are plenty of places that will help you create the perfect mood. When you’re ready to plan a special dinner, check out these local recommendations:


For one of the most unique restaurants in Austin, stop by the historic Eberly. Before dinner, grab a drink at the hundred-year-old Cedar Tavern, relocated from its original New York home. Begin your meal with beef tartare, grilled octopus, or another savory starter before entrees like halibut, New York strip, or ribeye. Dessert options include sticky toffee pudding and apple frangipane tart. After your meal, enjoy the beautiful views from the rooftop. Eberly opens at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, or grab a table for brunch on Saturday or Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Reserve your spot here.

Odd Duck

Odd Duck is a casual and contemporary spot, just five minutes south of Cole Apartments. This popular eatery began as a food trailer, so it adds to the restaurant a laid-back feel. The diverse menu features locally sourced ingredients. Try unique dishes like fried kale beignets, grilled quail, or seared scallops for your meal. Finish with a sweet treat like chocolate fudge pie or sweet potato donuts. An experience at Odd Duck is sure to be memorable and fun, so be sure to add it to your list of must-try restaurants. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. Make your reservation here.

ATX Cocina

For south-of-the-border flavor and flair, head a mile north to this breezy downtown restaurant. At ATX Cocina, chefs prepare classic Mexican dishes with modern flavors. Here, quality is a priority. Enjoy fresh guacamole or a crisp salad for starters. Satisfy your appetite with tasty pollo asado or gulf snapper. Pair your meal with organic and flavorful sides like chipotle-roasted carrots or charred broccolini. Enjoy dinner inside or on the outdoor patio. Make your reservations here.

These unique restaurants in Austin offer some of the city’s best cuisines in a fun, trendy atmosphere. After your meal, stop by one of the many local galleries for a peek into Austin’s vibrant art scene. When you’re ready to learn more about Cole Apartments, please contact us. Our team would be delighted to schedule a tour of our friendly, modern community. 

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