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Holiday Hot Spots To Dine and Toast in Austin

  |     |   Dining, Family, Holiday

Be it for Christmas Dinner or just to toast to a festive night on the town, the vibrant city of Austin has you covered. Below you will find a list of some of the favorite spots our family at Juniper Springs apartment community likes to dine or have a holiday toddy to celebrate all that is good in life.  Wherever you choose to go, make a reservation now as many of these local favorites are full every night.
To give you a little history of each, we have captured their stories in the descriptions from their websites.  Cheers!

The Garbo's name goes back to the East Coast, where three sisters learned to adore the local lobster shacks and the catch of the day. The ocean and sandy beach were their entire life and embodied memories that the sisters are happy to share with anyone dining at their restaurant. The eldest, Heidi Garbo, took those ties to the ocean wherever she roamed from Connecticut down to the Florida Keys where she opened up the famous Garbo's Grill and met her husband, who somehow found a way to pull Heidi away from the ocean to the only land-locked home she's ever lived in, Austin, Texas. 

L’ Oca d’Oro
A late-night meal was Fiore’s inspiration for this eclectic restaurant in Austin. As the story goes, the concept for L’Oca d’Oro (The Golden Goose's) first iteration was as a supper club hosted a little bit too secretly at Franklin BBQ on Sunday nights in 2013.  The ‘Dinners to Rock To’ series paired menus with bands and courses with albums. Fiore indulged his most creative impulses for how and what people should eat.  His new partner, running the service, picked the purplest wines he could find for the Prince dinner, the funkiest wines for the James Brown dinner, female winemakers for Nina Simone and vegan wines for The Smiths.

Diner Bar Austin
The Diner Bar is a full-service restaurant and bar with a lively, convivial spirit adjacent to the Thompson Austin’s lobby. Under the guidance of Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano, the menu features a range of seasonal Southern dishes layered with local Texan inspiration, such as Chicken Fried Quail with regionally ground grits and Clams and Chorizo with garlic trencher.

The Peacock Mediterranean Grill
Situated in Downtown’s 2nd Street District, Austin Proper Hotel and Residences offers an artful immersion in lifestyle and well-being. With emphasis on collaboration, the passionate, compelling vision of designer Kelly Wearstler meets the culinary creativity of Austin taste-maker, MML Hospitality. They are honored to share that Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards results included their establishment.

Away from the restless energy of the city, Nido at The Loren is a true rooftop oasis. Step into the glass elevator from the lobby of The Loren and emerge through the trees, and into a world of sophisticated cuisine and casually impeccable service. Seasonal cues and the finest offerings from local purveyors are signatures of Nido’s Modern American menu, uniquely balancing Texas Hill Country rusticity with refined culinary techniques and precision, paired with an extensive curated selection of wine and spirits—all against a backdrop of the very best views in the city.    

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