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Need Some Recommendations for Places to Eat in Austin


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Need Some Recommendations for Places to Eat in Austin

joconn | Mar 2, 2009 06:59 PM

The weekend of March 27-29 my father and I will be going to Austin to look at some property and get a feel for the area. We are coming in from the DC area so it will be nice to get some warmer weather than we've been having. We may be in town a day or two longer than just the weekend, but my father just recently got a new job in Austin so he will definitely be moving to the area in the next couple months.

I've heard great things about the restaurants and food in Austin so I am hoping some people on here can help out and point us toward some great places. We would definitely like some great restaurants for dinner each night. I'd like to go to a great steakhouse, great seafood place, and then maybe a fusion-style place for the third night. Also, if any of you guys have good recommendations for places for lunch then that would be fantastic, too. For lunch, I'm really up for anything...the only place I'd like to go specifically to lunch for is sushi so I'm hoping there is a great place for that.

On a final note, can anyone point me towards some great bars/lounges/clubs for the nightlife? I'm 21 and my father is 54 so we've got a bit of an age gap, but we have similar tastes in bars. It might be great to get a recommendation for places with people in the 20s-30s and then 30s+ so we can check out both. I'm sure he and I will probably split up one or two nights and check out some places on our own to see what we can find. I've already done a little bit of research, but I graduate this semester from the University of Maryland and I have a feeling I am going to be moving down to Austin with him.

Thanks for the recommendations in advance.

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