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Austin Monthly Names The Brewer’s Table Restaurant of the Year

The magazine recognized eight other new restaurants

Swordfish belly lardo at The Brewer’s Table
Swordfish belly lardo at The Brewer’s Table
Logan Crable
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Austin Monthly’s list of Best New Restaurants was released on Friday, and The Brewer’s Table garnered top ranking. The magazine praised the “intriguing narrative” of the beer-focused restaurant, which opened in April, and honored eight other newcomers to the Austin dining scene.

Austin Monthly critic Jolène M. Bouchon noted that this year in dining has been “tumultuous” but that ultimately, “the best new eateries of the year embodied the kind of laid-back, convivial ease we Austinites pride ourselves on.” She praised The Brewer’s Table’s dedication to sustainability, excellent service, entwined beer and food program, and of course, that famous ice cream cone:

The pinnacle of this interplay is the sweet-salty three-bite ice cream cone. Toasted barley ice cream sits atop a nutty beer-grain waffle cone stoppered by a glob of saline yeast caramel, drizzled with hops honey.

Rounding out the best new restaurant list are:

  • Suerte (“a temple to corn, specifically heirloom corn from central Texas that’s milled and nixtamalized in-house.”)
  • Lin Asian Bar (“oh, the chicken shiitake sui mai!”)
  • La Matta (“it’s that simplicity that makes it so special—and so especially Italian”)
  • Intero (“Though we found some of the dishes uneven, there’s something about the intimate spot that hooked us.”)
  • Yuyo (“This Peruvian hotspot introduces Austin to fresh tastes.”)
  • Fareground (“basically a bougie version of a food court with much, much better food.”)
  • Better Half (“all the convenience and comfort of your favorite cafe and bar, but better.”)
  • Sour Duck Market (“easygoing vibe and exceptional offerings”)

La Matta

501 Comal Street, , TX 78702 (512) 580-8772 Visit Website


2612 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78702 Visit Website

Yuyo [Closed]

1900 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 919-4147 Visit Website

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

1203 West 6th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 474-5107 Visit Website

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh Street, , TX 78703 (512) 645-0786 Visit Website

The Brewer's Table

4715 East 5th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 520-8199 Visit Website


111 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 Visit Website


1800 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 522-3031 Visit Website