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Dumplings from Lotus Chinese.
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Where to Eat and Drink in the Domain

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Dumplings from Lotus Chinese.
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Love it or hate it, the construction of the Domain gave North Austin a complete cultural center. Trendy and high-end shops flocked to the development, and quality dining options soon followed.

To unwind after a long day of shopping, lounge with a well-crafted cocktail in Second Bar + Kitchen’s vaulting hotel space or tapas at Mia. The pasta and pizza at North Italia make for good anytime meals. Steakhouse Perry works well for lunch and dinner. Indulge in baked goods at Bakery Lorraine and bubble tea from Tawiwanese shop Gong Cha.

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With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

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The second Austin location of the Houston-based steakhouse chain serves the restaurant’s same, meaty menu. Make reservations to try the famed pork chops during Friday lunches. Curbside pickups are available via phone or online ordering, there are Door Dash and Grubhub deliveries, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Flower Child

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The aptly named health food haven has a variety of salads, bowls, wraps, and sides, as well as beer, wine, and kombucha on tap. To-go orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Second Bar + Kitchen

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Arguably the best place for cocktails in the Domain, the north location of Chef David Bull’s popular New American kitchen has a sturdy menu of salads, pizzas, and entrees. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

North Italia

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Craving carbs? Choose from pasta made in-house daily or hearty pizzas. The substantial braised short rib is also a crowd-pleaser. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are Door Dash deliveries available; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bakery Lorraine

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This bakery out of San Antonio serves excellent pastries (cakes like the lovely opera cake, cookies, and even homemade pop-tarts) and bistro fare like soups, salads, and quiches. It’s also a great natural wine destination. If it’s an option, dine outside on the beautiful patio. Takeout orders can be placed in person or online; there are deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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Pastries from Bakery Lorraine.
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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

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Ice cream is the perfect shopping accompaniment, and the Domain Northside location of the Ohio-based chain is your destination for amazing scoops and pints in flavors like Texas sheet cake, salty caramel, and brambleberry crisp. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; delivery orders can be placed too; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Lotus Chinese

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Lotus Chinese offers quick-service Shanghai soup dumplings, dumplings, pork belly buns, and other American-Chinese favorites. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

A plate of dumplings with sides.
Dumplings from Lotus Chinese.
Lotus Chinese

Plank Seafood Provisions

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The Omaha-based seafood restaurant expanded into Austin with a responsible sourcing approach. There are fresh oysters, seafood towers, and fried seafood. Pickup and Door Dash delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Mia Italian Tapas & Bar

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The Italian tapas restaurant offers a nice array of small dishes, from fritto misto to crispy bacon-wrapped dated to crispy Manchego, plus there are larger pasta items and grilled pizza. To-go orders can be placed online or over the phone; deliveries are available over the phone; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Velvet Taco

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An export from Dallas, Velvet Taco focuses on gourmet tacos with handmade tortillas. Try the shrimp and grits taco or the Nashville hot tofu for a nice blend of flavors and finish with the namesake red velvet cake. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Xian Noodles

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Xian specializes in hand-pulled noodle dishes, but the dumplings and lunch specials are also worth a try. Warm up with a creamy veggie noodle soup, or try the savory mapo tofu. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Curry Up Now

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The lauded California South Asian chain restaurant made its way into Austin this year, bringing its strong array of Indian snacks like pani puri and chaats, naan pizzas, burritos, and more. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Gong Cha

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The Taiwanese bubble tea chain opened its third Austin location at the Domain, serving made-to-order bubble teas, coffees, and the like. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor dine-in services.

Hat Creek Burger Company

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The Texas restaurant chain’s Domain location serves up a similar menu of burgers (veggie and turkey versions are available too), chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, fries, and milkshakes, plus there’s a playground for children. Orders can be placed online or in person; there are Favor and Door Dash deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Beard Papa's

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The international bakery chain chose to open its only Austin location (thus far) in the Domain, loaded with Japanese cream puffs. Orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

The second Austin location of the Houston-based steakhouse chain serves the restaurant’s same, meaty menu. Make reservations to try the famed pork chops during Friday lunches. Curbside pickups are available via phone or online ordering, there are Door Dash and Grubhub deliveries, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Flower Child

The aptly named health food haven has a variety of salads, bowls, wraps, and sides, as well as beer, wine, and kombucha on tap. To-go orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Second Bar + Kitchen

Arguably the best place for cocktails in the Domain, the north location of Chef David Bull’s popular New American kitchen has a sturdy menu of salads, pizzas, and entrees. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

North Italia

Craving carbs? Choose from pasta made in-house daily or hearty pizzas. The substantial braised short rib is also a crowd-pleaser. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are Door Dash deliveries available; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bakery Lorraine

This bakery out of San Antonio serves excellent pastries (cakes like the lovely opera cake, cookies, and even homemade pop-tarts) and bistro fare like soups, salads, and quiches. It’s also a great natural wine destination. If it’s an option, dine outside on the beautiful patio. Takeout orders can be placed in person or online; there are deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A plate of pastel-colored macarons and another plate of a sprinkle-laden pop tart.
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine.
Courtney Pierce/Eater Austin

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Ice cream is the perfect shopping accompaniment, and the Domain Northside location of the Ohio-based chain is your destination for amazing scoops and pints in flavors like Texas sheet cake, salty caramel, and brambleberry crisp. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; delivery orders can be placed too; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Lotus Chinese

Lotus Chinese offers quick-service Shanghai soup dumplings, dumplings, pork belly buns, and other American-Chinese favorites. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

A plate of dumplings with sides.
Dumplings from Lotus Chinese.
Lotus Chinese

Plank Seafood Provisions

The Omaha-based seafood restaurant expanded into Austin with a responsible sourcing approach. There are fresh oysters, seafood towers, and fried seafood. Pickup and Door Dash delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Mia Italian Tapas & Bar

The Italian tapas restaurant offers a nice array of small dishes, from fritto misto to crispy bacon-wrapped dated to crispy Manchego, plus there are larger pasta items and grilled pizza. To-go orders can be placed online or over the phone; deliveries are available over the phone; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Velvet Taco

An export from Dallas, Velvet Taco focuses on gourmet tacos with handmade tortillas. Try the shrimp and grits taco or the Nashville hot tofu for a nice blend of flavors and finish with the namesake red velvet cake. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Xian Noodles

Xian specializes in hand-pulled noodle dishes, but the dumplings and lunch specials are also worth a try. Warm up with a creamy veggie noodle soup, or try the savory mapo tofu. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Curry Up Now

The lauded California South Asian chain restaurant made its way into Austin this year, bringing its strong array of Indian snacks like pani puri and chaats, naan pizzas, burritos, and more. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Gong Cha

The Taiwanese bubble tea chain opened its third Austin location at the Domain, serving made-to-order bubble teas, coffees, and the like. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor dine-in services.

Hat Creek Burger Company

The Texas restaurant chain’s Domain location serves up a similar menu of burgers (veggie and turkey versions are available too), chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, fries, and milkshakes, plus there’s a playground for children. Orders can be placed online or in person; there are Favor and Door Dash deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Beard Papa's

The international bakery chain chose to open its only Austin location (thus far) in the Domain, loaded with Japanese cream puffs. Orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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