Best New Austin Restaurants of 2014

Austin is an ever-expanding, ever-active metropolis that loves one thing probably above all else – eating out. And with the constant growth our city sees each year, we are rewarded with a brand new crop of amazing restaurants opening up on a monthly basis. In this city, there’s never any danger of wearing out an old favorite when there are plenty of new choices around. Check out some of these highly-rated new eateries next time you’re scratching your head over where to have dinner.

Terry Black’s BBQ Mural

One might think Austin is full to capacity when it comes to BBQ restaurants, but true Texans know otherwise: you can actually never have enough! Terry Black’s BBQ is a new offering on Barton Springs Road that returns to the glory of old-school pit smoking. Family style tables make this new restaurant fun as well as delicious. So next time you’re hungry after a long day of frolicking in Barton Springs and you want a touch of Austin, TX flair, head over to Terry Black’s BBQ.

LaV Interior Wine Wall

Looking for something a little more high-end for those special occasions? LaV offers upscale French cuisine that rotates based on what ingredients are in season. Named one of Austin’s best restaurants by Southern Living, this restaurant’s beautiful interior and extensive wine list make it a perfect date-night location. Located on east 7th street, LaV also offers Sunday brunch (and we all know how much Austin loves brunch!)

Pleasant Storage Room Front Doors

Also in downtown Austin, deep in the warehouse district, is Pleasant Storage Room, a bar that offers rum-centered cocktails, Caribbean inspired street food, and lots of island flair. In keeping with Caribbean tradition, Pleasant Storage Room serves up communal punch bowls (the Overproof Rum Punch is very aptly named!) and features a ceviche bar with the freshest ingredients. Open until 2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, make this unique bar part of your next downtown scene.

Silo on 7th

The Silo on 7th gives diners a healthy dose of Austin atmosphere along with serving up gourmet burgers and craft beer. Housed in a repurposed tortilla factory that once stored corn in its silo, this restaurant in East Austin has plenty of rooftop seating where patrons can enjoy the city view and the weather. The perfect mix between upscale and bar food, the Silo on 7th’s menu is mainly comprised of custom burgers and unique eats such as deep-fried deviled eggs. Enough said.

Due Forni Pizza Restaurant

Pizza lovers rejoice! Due Forni has two different ovens that create two distinct types of pizza – Roman and Neapolitan style. Located on East 6th street, Due Forni also boasts an impressive wine list for the perfect sip to complement your pizza.

We could go on, but these top five new restaurants are a great starting point for the eager Austin foodie. Which one will you try next?

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