October 12, 2015
Austin natives had the treat of multiple new restaurants this past summer.

Austin natives had the treat of multiple new restaurants this past summer.

High-end dining is a favorite among Austin culinary arts students. Austin has such a rich food culture that it’s always exciting when a new establishment pops up. Especially if these eateries are boasting unique fare or a new twist on something that’s already a hit. A great deal of restaurants have opened in the city in the past couple of months. Some of the favorites include:

Lonesome Dove Austin
419 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
Yelp Stars: 4/5

Originating in Fort Worth, this is the second Lonesome Dove restaurant. Described as “urban Western cuisine,” lunch and dinner is served in courses. Steaks are hand cut and ordered by the ounce, while they also offer southern-inspired dishes like crawfish and hush puppies. They have a number of craft cocktails and an on-site sommelier. Lonesome Dove Austin is a bit pricey, though, with the average full course with drinks costing about $100, so go all out on a special occasion!

4807 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Yelp Stars: 4/5

Specializing in tapas, Bullfight was anxiously awaited as a new venture from Shawn Cirkiel of local favorites Parkside and Olive & June. Fans of Spanish foods are sure to find something they like, as the restaurant offers meats, seafoods and vegetables, along with ever-changing specials. Bullfight offers an extensive wine and sherry menu with select cocktails and a half-off happy hour Monday through Friday.

123 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Yelp Stars: 4/5

Italic is a new Italian restaurant that offers antipasti dishes, rustic pizzas and classic Italian entrees. They offer plenty of gluten-free options in addition to their seasonally rotating pasta dishes. Italic boasts a 100 percent Italian wine list and a signature cocktail list, specializing in vermouth and dessert cocktails. Though they have an all-star team of chefs, a sommelier and a pastry chef, Italic is incredibly approachable and affordable for Italian fare.

Fukumoto Austin
514 Medina St, Austin, TX 78702
Yelp Stars: 4.5/5

Fukumoto offers an authentic sushi experience. If you’re looking for Philly and California rolls, you’re not going to find them here. They serve fresh fish and local produce, and take pride in the presentation of their dishes. In addition to traditional edomae sushi, yakitori and dessert is also served. They also offer three-hour validated parking, which is a hit among diners.