Austin’s is an upscale American restaurant suitable for family dining, date night, or business lunches. The decor is classic and clean on two levels with brick appointments and an open view of the kitchen. The food may be a couple of dollars on the high side of average, but they do use the freshest of ingredients and everything is made to order. Their servers work as a team, which keeps things moving smoothly and efficiently. There are several vegetarian options on the menu, and there is even a gluten-free menu available if you ask your server. Austin’s will gladly substitute brown rice or gluten-free pasta for any pasta for only $1.00.
On the night we visited I ordered the Vegetable Platter ($12.99). It included steamed broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash and snow peas served with Austin’s own homemade Chipotle Black Beans and brown rice with two slices of garlic toast. Everything was delicious, and the portions were more than generous.
My husband ordered the Vegetarian Pasta ($14.99): vegetables stir-fried with oil, garlic, and spices tossed with linguine, Parmesan cheese, diced tomatoes and toasted bread crumbs. A large side salad was included in the price. We both had hot tea to drink (free and prompt refills).
Austin’s has a variety of desserts on their menu (if you have any room left), and they also feature a Kid’s Menu for their younger clients, and Daily Lunch Specials. They open everyday at 11:00 am for lunch and dinner. Reservations are not required, but we have found that it is wise to call ahead and get on the list before arriving.
I would recommend Austin’s for any occasion when you want to go somewhere a little upscale. It is conveniently located on the corner of Snyder and Van Reed Rd. just across from that big church on the corner (Glad Tidings). You will be pleased with the appearance, location, food, service, and atmosphere at this classic restaurant. I can’t think of a thing they could do to improve.
To see their complete menu and learn more: http://www.austinsrestaurant.com.