The best new Hill Country restaurant is 22 mi outside Fredericksburg, at the Doss Country Store. A young chef from San Antonio is out there making fresh and sophisticatedly delicious food at a crossroads in the middle of nowhere, i.e. some of the prettiest land in TX and a major cyclists' route. ( I hear a rich rancher is bankrolling the place, so he'd have a place to eat.) Our dinner was seriously the best meal I've had in the Fredericksburg area in a long, long time.
I had the dinner special (4 courses). Mom had a Caesar salad. JD had a killer burger (with homemade bun,mayo. The chef is a bread baker.)
not far from The Hilltop Cafe. http://dosscountrystore.com/ breakfast, lunch, dinner Fri & Sat
Hurry. It might be a mirage.