It's hard to go anywhere in Austin without having 360 degree views of a multitude of landscapes. Check out our list of top five picks for Austin dining spots with breathtaking views.
Beginning in 1982 as a small renovated ranch house turned restaurant, the OASIS today has grown to be one of the largest restaurants in the world and the biggest in Texas seating 2,500 people despite having been burned down in 2005. Most of the seating here is outdoor on the four story deck over-looking the recently filled Lake Travis. This massive restaurant is unique in the fact that each room has a different theme to satisfy everyone’s tastes and also features indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities and several banquet rooms for private events. The restaurant features classic American fare with a tex-mex-flare and is deemed the Sunset Capital of Texas.
Located in the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Austin, this restaurant offers a social dining experience surrounded by city-views. A freshly prepared breakfast is offered daily here as well as lunch and dinner. Beverages are prepared and served in a cozy lounge. The eighteenth floor restaurant offers Texas style cuisine and an atomosphere perfectly suited whether you are there for business or leisure dining.
Starting as a neighborhood bar a few blocks from the University of Texas Campus, the original location called Cain & Abel’s is where it all started. Today, there are three locations of this unique restaurant, one being located right on the water of Lake Austin. Here is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends while watching the boaters on the lake. With a two level deck looking over the water, this is also the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful Austin sunset. The restaurant features classic American food ranging from burgers and sandwiches to seafood and tacos. Here, you will find something for everyone to enjoy.
Also located on Lake Austin, Mozart’s Coffee features gourmet coffee and bakery items mixed with a European atmosphere that is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the lake views. The menu features some of the finest coffee from around the world which is flame-roasted by their roast-master every 48 hours. The bakery items are baked fresh daily in their in-house bakery. Mozart’s is the perfect place for entertaining guests, holding a business meeting, or enjoying live music every Thursday through Sunday. The outdoor deck features tranquil oak trees and lake and hill country views of beautiful Austin, Texas
Located on the second level of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Austin, Southwest bistro features southwestern cuisine with seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also features contemporary décor and a glass paneled wall overlooking the downtown skyline. Here you can enjoy fine dining with a large group at one of their community tables or have your own private table. Southwest Bistro also supports local farmers and features ingredients from these farms. If you are looking for fresh, fine dining, you won’t want to pass this place up!