Austin is a hip and happening city that is known for its live music. And when it comes to culinary delights, Austin once again takes the cake.

If you have an important event coming up, like a special date, anniversary, or business meeting, you can create a lasting impression by putting thought into your dining location. Even more importantly, make sure to rent a limo or luxury town car in advance to take your party to your destination in style to set the mood for the evening.

To sample the best that Austin has to offer, consider these fine restaurants for your next special occasion:

  1. Bartlett’s: Although Bartlett’s is a chain restaurant, it still serves as a signature Austin spot for formal events, including business meetings. At Bartlett’s, you’ll find generous signature entrées and side dishes that may include a hearty Texas Burger, simple roasted chicken, and a double cut pork chop.


You can pair these decadent meals with fine side dishes like grilled artichokes, crispy fries, and creamed corn. Bartlett’s also offers small plates for the early evening crowd with classy yet petite appetizers and designer cocktails, as well as moderately priced wines by the glass.


  1. Driskill Grill: Located in the historic Driskill Hotel, the Driskill Grill is a five-star restaurant that provides the opportunity for an intimate, romantic meal, perfect for a first date or anniversary.


Diners can enjoy a cocktail at the relaxing outdoor bar before or after a meal as an inviting place to have a drink and good conversation. The Grill provides delicious entrées with “Farm to Table” cuisine that may include lobster polenta, Colorado lamb chops, dry aged filet mignon, and more.


  1. Trace: Trace is yet another trendy dining establishment located in downtown Austin in the W Hotel on Congress. There you will find a sophisticated dining atmosphere with a Central Texas inspired menu to boot.


Guests rave about the happy hour, otherwise known as SIP or Socially Interactive Playtime. Trace serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert with mouth-watering entrées like braised lamb shoulder, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, a Cowboy rib eye, and more.


Austin has much to offer when it comes to decadent, formal dining. To create a night to remember, you can escort your date or business associate to your restaurant of choice in a rented limo, providing safe, reliable transportation that will be welcome after having a few upscale cocktails with dinner.

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