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Austin Monthly Names Its 9 Best New Restaurants of 2017

From Japanese-Texas izakaya to barbecue trailer to Italian

Red Ash’s osso buco Milanese
Red Ash’s osso buco Milanese
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Austin Monthly has been revealing its best new restaurants of 2017 slowly over on social media. The list of nine restaurants and a trailer includes already-lauded places like the universally beloved Kemuri Tatsu-ya (Eater roving critic Bill Addison is a fan), barbecue trailer from Freedmen’s founding pitmaster Evan LeRoy, and two different takes on diner fare from the Speers, and others. The unranked list is as follows:

The publication’s critic, Joléne M. Bouchon, put together the list, with help from former associate editor Kimya Kavehkar. Only restaurants that have opened within the past year were considered. This means that downtown Italian made it just under the wire, since it opened a year ago.

All of Austin Monthly’s restaurants picks will serve food at the city magazine's party on Thursday, November 2, alongside several of 2016’s picks: Bullfight, L'Oca d'Oro, and Dee Dee.

Statesman critic Matthew Odam’s ranked dining guide is expected to drop sometime tomorrow.

Pitchfork Pretty

2708 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 494-4593 Visit Website

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

2713 East 2nd Street, , TX 78702 (512) 803-2224 Visit Website

Bonhomie [Closed]

5350 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756 Visit Website

Eldorado Cafe

3300 West Anderson Lane, , TX 78757 (512) 420-2222 Visit Website


811 West Live Oak Street, , TX 78704 (512) 444-1888 Visit Website

Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande Street, , TX 78701 (512) 502-5119 Visit Website

Red Ash Italia

303 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 379-2906 Visit Website

Green Pastures

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-4747 Visit Website

Old Thousand

1000 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (737) 222-6637 Visit Website