Unique and intimate, 12-seat omakase experience
A multi-course meal at Otoko is truly an experience. This 12-seat restaurant, that requires booking a reservation and purchasing tickets weeks in advance, primarily offers a 20-course kyoto-style kaiseki and tokyo-style sushi dinners. While a meal at this high design spot will cost you over $200 before alcohol, it is definitely a unique and delicious affair you are not soon to forget.
VIP Winelands Tour
Access ATX’s tour of the best Hill Country wineries
This relaxing tour in the beautiful Texas Hill Country includes three exclusive wine tastings, a gourmet lunch, and door to door service in luxury transportation. After a full day of fun, you are returned just in time for dinner. So basically, it is the perfect Austin outing.
Lake Austin Spa and Resort
Luxurious, waterfront Hill Country spa
While only half an hour from downtown Austin, this oasis feels like it is a world away from the city. So if you are in the mood for some relaxation and luxury, spend a day out in the Hill Country. Their half day and full day packages cost a pretty penny, but you will most definitely leave refreshed.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Modern yet classic spot for upscale French
This stylish and sophisticated Parisian spot brings France to downtown Austin. Indulge in the rich, delicious brasserie classics like steak frite and escargot which are complemented perfectly by the French wine list. If you really want to splurge, order the seafood tower and a side of caviar to go with it. While it would be easy to fill up on the delicious dinner dishes, save room for a dessert made by pastry chef, Alyssa Hurlstone. But if you can't muster the stomach space, you can swing by their patisserie for a coffee, croissant, and a box of macarons at some later date.
Reservations only speakeasy and cocktail lounge
This intimate, exclusive speakeasy in a converted brothel makes some of the best cocktails in the city. But in order to imbibe, you have to make a reservation on their website (that lasts for up to two hours), unless you happen to walk by when the vacancy sign outside is lit up. Then all you have to do is ring the buzzer labeled "Harry Craddock" to enter. This hip spot that is a far cry from the Dirty Sixth craziness outside is definitely worth a visit.
Fonda San Miguel
Elegant Austin classic for Mexican fine-dining
This restaurant, that gives off the feeling of old Mexico, serves up classic regional Mexican cuisine from Oaxaca, Puebla Yucatan and Veracruz. This institution has been serving interior Mexican, including during their popular Sunday brunch buffet, since 1975. While this place is pricey, it is truly an essential Austin dining experience.