810 S. Water Street, Burnet, TX, US, 78611
- Phone: (512)756-1789
- Fax: (512) 756-6459
With chef Benjamin Nathan at the helm, the Belmont seeks to transport you back in time to the Las Vegas and Palm Springs of the 1960's. Looking around, you might expect to see the Rat Pack as you sense the nostalgia of the elegant leather and soft lighting while being entertained with music of the era. The menu offers a wide range of American culinary options including cedar planked salmon and grilled asparagus as well as shrimp and grits. For the lighter appetite, try one of their unique salads like the arugula, pear and goat cheese salad or iceberg wedge salad. All in all, this place has achieved what it set out to become, an upscale classic American restaurant and bar.
Maiko, a part sushi/part martini restaurant helps break the stereotype of the rigid Japanese sushi chef. The lounge and bar at Maiko serves fusion cocktails like the Sake and Wasabi Martinis and the menu is no less. Prepared by chef Fumi, it's an amalgamation of eastern precision for the western palette. The decor at Maiko reflects this cross cultural harmony equally well; also the occasional DJ spinning grooves, something you won't find at a sushi bar talks of it. Perfect for an evening for two or for an after office drink with your pals.
Known for their use of wheat-free spelt products, Apple Annie's has been offering creative dishes since 1982. Its catering business serves government officials, businesses and individuals with the best in hors d'oeuvres, salads, sandwiches and entrees. If you are in the mood for a taste right now, you do not have to wait for catering. Visit the cafe! Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Apple Annie's Cafe Express inside the Bank One tower in downtown Austin. Try a sandwich with their homemade bread or a hot gourmet pizza. For meat lovers they offer meat loaf, chicken, or fish. The menu changes daily to accommodate for freshness in every ingredient. The relaxed environment of the cafe can be fast paced during peak meal times.
The remodeled Jean Luc's Bistro is now the Athenian Grill. Serving lunch (cafeteria style, ordering a la carte will take longer) and dinner, the restaurant has everything one would expect of a Greek grill. The mezze platter is well populated, with dolmades, spanakopita and tiropita and the lamb preparations are always a good choice. The entrées come with bread and salad. It does not have much to offer in terms of a wine list, apart from the Makedonikos Tsantali. The Athenian Grill serves an assortment of desserts. For those unsure, look around you. As they say, when in Austin, do as the Athenians .
Maria Maria is a chain restaurant that was inspired by the one and only Carlos Santana, whose award-winning song shares a name with the establishment. The Latino flair is evident in both the decorations and the cuisine. Have some Steak and Pineapple Tacos and be transported to Mexico! Call or see the website for other locations along the West Coast of the country.
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille takes steakhouse to a whole new level. Perry's is a fine-dining experience in downtown Austin that will serve up a memorable night starting with it's pristine interior. With its white-linen clothes, rustic browns and modern decor, it sets a perfect backdrop for the night's festivities. The steaks are Perry's specialties and are grilled to perfection. There's nightly music that always sets the proper mood whether it's through a jazz ensemble or with the tickling of the ivories.
Cuba Libre is a fine restaurant and lounge where North Americans get a taste the Cuban cuisine. A mouth-watering menu is available which will make your taste buds come alive. Known for the variety in the selection of rum, this place serves delicious mojitos. The Cuban ambiance and the ever so friendly staff adds to the specialty of this restaurant.
Péché is French for "sin," and this is definitely the place to go to for wickedly delicious cocktails. This locale offers fine French fare, including french fries with black truffle salt, a drink menu of its famous mixology concoctions and smooth wines from all over the world. Stop on by for a trip to the old world of classy cuisine at Péché. Call or see the website for more information.
Kenichi is undoubtedly a favorite in Austin. It serves an interesting fusion of Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine. Take a seat at the sushi bar and gorge on the Kenichi special roll—snow crab and tuna with cucumber, avocado and smelt eggs. The other must-haves on the menu are the duck confit and the Buddha noodle bowl. Japanese beer and sake are also available.
Craving a hot dog? Frank serves up a wide variety of dogs from the basic beef frank to those made with exotic meats like antelope and rabbit. Like the dogs themselves, toppings range from the basic, like the chili cheese dog, to the elaborate, like the Texalina, made with game, huckleberry compote, sriracha aioli and smoked cheese. Vegetarians can substitute a veggie dog on any hot dog combination, including the veggie chili cheese, or opt for a portabello cheesesteak. Sides include waffle fries and poutine: a Canadian classic made with fries, cheese curds and gravy. The menu doesn't stop at dogs and fries. Cocktails are a specialty and include ingredients like local liquors, fresh juices and bacon. Brunch is served on Sundays. - Christine Whalen
With 106 locations, Ruth's Chris Steak House is known across the United States for their USDA Prime-graded beef. The filets, T-bones, rib-eyes and porterhouses keep people coming back. The fish preparations are forced to play second fiddle but take a leap of faith and try the ahi-tuna stack, if nothing else. Even vegetarians have the grilled portobello mushrooms to look forward to. Add to this the bread pudding with whiskey sauce (Ruth's original recipe) or any other from the assortment of cheesecakes and ice cream freezes. The only words left for the diners are 'put a fork in me, I'm done!'
Every city worthy of the name needs a couple of those underground restaurants that are accessible only by little stairways, marked only by red awnings and housed in buildings that used to be one thing but which are now some other thing entirely. Helping to fill Austin's unfortunate lag in such matters is Bess Bistro, which deals in a menu that's best described as 'Atlantic' and does so in an atmosphere that's particularly conducive to conversation. If the restaurant tickles your fancy, you have Sandra Bullock to thank the Austin-based actress owns the place and even designed the interior.