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Hotel food sometimes get a bad rap for just adequate food. But, thankfully, Austin’s hotel restaurants operate on a higher level, offering some seriously good hotel-based dining options. Whether you’re a local searching for something new or a visitor looking for accommodations with excellent dining, the city delivers something for everyone.

This is Eater's guide to the city's best hotel restaurants, offering everything from breakfast to late night snacks. Find daytime-friendly eats at South Congress Hotel’s Café No Se, partake in prime people-watching patio at W's Trace, and keep it classy over at The Driskill’s 1886 Cafe and Bakery, plus more.

This update includes Second Bar + Kitchen’s expansion into the Archer Hotel up in Domain Northside, JW Marriott’s Corner, and others. Look out for a hotel bar map later this week.

Everything below is listed alphabetical order. If your favorite hotel haunt isn’t on the map, let Eater know on the tipline, in the comments below, or over on the forum.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 1886 Café & Bakery

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604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 391-7066
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Hotel: The Driskill

The patio at 1886 is the perfect lunch spot. Order the sweet and savory Hangover Burger, because an egg makes everything better, and any of the pastries. Duck into the hotel's Driskill Bar for solid, classy drinks.
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2. Cafe No Sé

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1603 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-2061
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Hotel: South Congress Hotel

This California-inspired café is open all day. The inventive delicacies include the avocado toast, which is served with crème fraîche, and pickled aleppo carrots. Pick up a kouign amann to go, too.
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3. Stella San Jac

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310 E 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 792-5648
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Hotel: Westin Austin Downtown

This Southern-style restaurant describes itself as Austin-American. So, yes, there are biscuits, here served with whipped honey butter. Head straight for the bar snacks, which include beet chips with a horseradish dip and deviled eggs with Andouille sausage.

4. Trace

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200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3660
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Hotel: W

For prime-people watching in Austin, grab a seat on the patio at Trace, next door to the ACL Moody Theater. Opt for brunch, where dishes like chicken fried quail and waffles all come with a complimentary cocktail. The dessert game is strong with pastry chef Angel Begaye's seasonal sweets.

5. Visconti Restorante & Bar

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Hotel: Granduca Hotel

Out in Westlake, Visconti offers Northern Italian cuisine, which means steaks and pastas.
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6. The Carillon

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1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-3655
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Hotel: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

The Carillon is tucked away on the southern edge of the University of Texas Campus and boasts accolades from critics. Order the chicken fried quail or smoked lamb belly.

7. Corner

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110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 608-4488
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Hotel: JW Marriott

The always-packed restaurant makes for a good place to grab drinks and people-watch on Congress Avenue. Proximity to the city center doesn’t hurt, either.

8. Second Bar + Kitchen

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3121 Palm Way
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 836-5700
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Hotel The noted downtown restaurant chose the Archer Hotel for its second location, and it so happens to be where founding chef David Bull hangs his hat. Expect the same beloved menu, from that decadent Congress burger to chicken fried olives.

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9. Trio

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 685-8300
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Hotel: Four Seasons

As is Four Seasons fashion, find an excellent wine list and solid lunch, brunch, and dinner offerings (steak, fish, desserts) at Trio.
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1. 1886 Café & Bakery

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
1886 Bakery and Cafe/Official

Hotel: The Driskill

The patio at 1886 is the perfect lunch spot. Order the sweet and savory Hangover Burger, because an egg makes everything better, and any of the pastries. Duck into the hotel's Driskill Bar for solid, classy drinks.
604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701

2. Cafe No Sé

1603 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Hotel: South Congress Hotel

This California-inspired café is open all day. The inventive delicacies include the avocado toast, which is served with crème fraîche, and pickled aleppo carrots. Pick up a kouign amann to go, too.
1603 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704

3. Stella San Jac

310 E 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel: Westin Austin Downtown

This Southern-style restaurant describes itself as Austin-American. So, yes, there are biscuits, here served with whipped honey butter. Head straight for the bar snacks, which include beet chips with a horseradish dip and deviled eggs with Andouille sausage.
310 E 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701

4. Trace

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel: W

For prime-people watching in Austin, grab a seat on the patio at Trace, next door to the ACL Moody Theater. Opt for brunch, where dishes like chicken fried quail and waffles all come with a complimentary cocktail. The dessert game is strong with pastry chef Angel Begaye's seasonal sweets.
200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Visconti Restorante & Bar

Granduca Hotel, Texas
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Hotel: Granduca Hotel

Out in Westlake, Visconti offers Northern Italian cuisine, which means steaks and pastas.

6. The Carillon

1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

Hotel: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

The Carillon is tucked away on the southern edge of the University of Texas Campus and boasts accolades from critics. Order the chicken fried quail or smoked lamb belly.
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

7. Corner

110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel: JW Marriott

The always-packed restaurant makes for a good place to grab drinks and people-watch on Congress Avenue. Proximity to the city center doesn’t hurt, either.
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Second Bar + Kitchen

3121 Palm Way, Austin, TX 78758
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Hotel The noted downtown restaurant chose the Archer Hotel for its second location, and it so happens to be where founding chef David Bull hangs his hat. Expect the same beloved menu, from that decadent Congress burger to chicken fried olives.

3121 Palm Way
Austin, TX 78758

9. Trio

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Trio/Official

Hotel: Four Seasons

As is Four Seasons fashion, find an excellent wine list and solid lunch, brunch, and dinner offerings (steak, fish, desserts) at Trio.
98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

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