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Red snapper carpaccio at Mia Italian Tapas & Bar
Red snapper carpaccio at Mia Italian Tapas & Bar
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Where to Eat and Drink in the Domain

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Red snapper carpaccio at Mia Italian Tapas & Bar
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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.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each one is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask and tip well.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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 the restaurant is available for 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; the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

A place of meat and vegetables next to a fork and knife on a napkin with a glass of beer.
Greens and beer from Flower Child
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Second Bar + Kitchen

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Arguably the best place for cocktails in the Domain, the sole remaining 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; the restaurant is open for 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; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

North Italia spread
North Italia spread
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Bakery Lorraine

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This bakery out of San Antonio serves excellent pastries (cakes like the lovely opera cake, cookies, 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 the bakery is open for dine-in services.

Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
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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.

Dumplings from Lotus Chinese
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; the restaurant is open for 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 the restaurant is open for 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; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

Three tacos in green, red, and yellow tortillas, stuffed with ingredients, in taco stands.
Velvet Taco’s tacos
Velvet Taco/Facebook

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; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
Xian Sushi and Noodle/Facebook

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.

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 the restaurant is open for 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; the bakery is open with 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 the restaurant is available for dine-in services.

Flower Child

A place of meat and vegetables next to a fork and knife on a napkin with a glass of beer.
Greens and beer from Flower Child
Flower Child/Facebook

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; the restaurant is open for dine-in service.

A place of meat and vegetables next to a fork and knife on a napkin with a glass of beer.
Greens and beer from Flower Child
Flower Child/Facebook

Second Bar + Kitchen

Arguably the best place for cocktails in the Domain, the sole remaining 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; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

North Italia

North Italia spread
North Italia spread
North Italia/Facebook

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; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

North Italia spread
North Italia spread
North Italia/Facebook

Bakery Lorraine

Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Courtney Pierce/Eater Austin

This bakery out of San Antonio serves excellent pastries (cakes like the lovely opera cake, cookies, 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 the bakery is open for dine-in services.

Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Courtney Pierce/Eater Austin

Lotus Chinese

Dumplings from Lotus Chinese
Lotus Chinese
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.

Dumplings from Lotus Chinese
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; the restaurant is open for 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 the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

Velvet Taco

Three tacos in green, red, and yellow tortillas, stuffed with ingredients, in taco stands.
Velvet Taco’s tacos
Velvet Taco/Facebook

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; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

Three tacos in green, red, and yellow tortillas, stuffed with ingredients, in taco stands.
Velvet Taco’s tacos
Velvet Taco/Facebook

Xian Noodles

Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
Xian Sushi and Noodle/Facebook

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; the restaurant is open for dine-in services.

Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
Xian Sushi and Noodle/Facebook

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.

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 the restaurant is open for 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; the bakery is open with dine-in services.

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