Whether you are traveling on business, enjoying a romantic weekend getaway, or simply looking for a new place to overnight, these fantastic Austin hotels offer more than just a comfortable room. In-hotel restaurants have in times past been thought of as simply convenient, but sometimes the best fare in the neighborhood is right where you’re staying. In fact, locals frequent and recommend these fabulous Austin hotel eateries below, which we’re bringing to you thanks to a collaboration with Expedia.com.
Hotel Van Zandt shines with its in-house restaurant, Geraldine’s. Visit the website, and the pictures alone will make your mouth water. Chef Stephen Bonin grew up in Texas, close to nature, germinating an appreciation for fresh ingredients. His experience in the restaurant industry is vast, and he’s excellent at crafting creative dishes to delight every palette. From quail to gnocchi to tacos and redfish, the menu offers something for even the most discriminating diner. Enjoy live music and festive cocktails in the evening, start your day with breakfast or brunch, or have a mid-day meeting over a lush burger. Geraldine’s does not disappoint.
If you’re looking for a great view of downtown Austin, or a place to have drinks on the patio before dining, Corner at JW Marriot is the solution. Enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner with fare designed by Executive Chef Sarah Neeley, whose culinary experience spans from Beverly Hills to Colorado. House-made zucchini cornbread will make you salivate, and the seven layer adobo chicken salad brings a new perspective to greens. Dinner offerings include salads and tacos, as well as shrimp and grits and chipotle honey salmon, making a name for the Corner as one of Austin’s hot new restaurants.
Wine and dine at Café No Sé (pronounced no-say) at South Congress Hotel, where bottles of rosé are 25 percent off all day every day. Breakfast and brunch will never be the same after trying the red quinoa porridge with strawberries, kiwi, cocoa nibs, and toasted pistachio. The avocado toast sandwich is served all day, as well as steak and salmon, prepared with exotic flavors you won’t soon forget. Award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman wows with desserts like forbidden rice pudding and tiramisu with caramel crémeux. Reviewers rave about the aesthetics and ambiance, enjoying both the inside pastry bar and seating outdoors as well.
Trace at W inspires curiosity in name alone, and the rich, eclectic feel of the dining room breeds both excitement and satisfaction. The fare consists of pick-of-the-season, locally-sourced ingredients, boasting mouth-pleasing flavors and pristine presentation. Chef Angel Castillo and Chef James Zoller collaborate bringing a menu begging to be experienced. Their “lunch on the fly” menu offers a quick lunch to those on the go without compromising gourmet quality. Steamed mussels and Texas Akaushi ribeye are just two of the dozens of menu items available, and Trace is sure to deliver a complete culinary adventure.
All the incredible restaurants mentioned are open every day and most offer happy hours and private dining rooms with reservations. Call or check out their websites for more information and appetite stimulating pictures! Happy dining!