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Where to Eat and Drink in the Domain

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Love it or hate it, 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. For fuel during the marathon of Black Friday shopping next weekend, here are some recommended restaurants.

To unwind after a long day of shopping, lounge with a well-crafted cocktail in Second Bar + Kitchen’s vaulting space or snack on a cheese plate at Toulouse. The pasta and pizza at North Italia makes for a good anytime meal.

This update adds steakhouse Perry’s, extravagant dessert shop The Yard Milkshakes, and Taiwanese bubble tea shop Gong Cha.

For the purposes of this article, the Domain is being referred to as a neighborhood, inclusive of Domain Northside and Rock Rose.

For more shopping/dining guides, check out Eater’s Barton Creek Square Mall dining guide and Austin’s best restaurant and shop hybrids.

If there’s a favorite Domain spot missing, let Eater know through the tipline or in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Whole Foods Market

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11920 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 831-3981
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With a bakery, buffet, and even an oyster bar, this Whole Foods gives the option to grab a snack or linger over a beer.

Whole Foods storefront
Whole Foods storefront
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2. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

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11801 Domain Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 270-6880
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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 porkchops during Friday lunch.

3. Flower Child

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11721 Rock Rose Suite #120
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 777-2493
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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.

Greens and beer from Flower Child
Greens and beer from Flower Child
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4. Toulouse

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3120 Palm Way #150
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 615-1070
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Toulouse Cafe and Bar has classical French dishes, from an amazing cheese plate to crispy duck confit. The brunch is definitely worth a visit as well. For a taste of Italy, visit sister restaurant Taverna next door.

Toulouse’s calamari
Toulouse’s calamari
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5. Sprinkles

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3120 Palm Way #3.100
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 436-9696
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It may be a chain, but the cupcakes have a following for a reason. If cake and frosting aren’t enough of a sugar rush, adding ice cream is an option.

Sprinkles’ cupcake ATM
Sprinkles’ cupcake ATM
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6. Second Bar + Kitchen

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3121 Palm Way #101
Austin, TX 78758
(737) 300-4800
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Arguably the best place for cocktails in the Domain, the second location of Chef David Bull’s popular downtown kitchen has a similar menu of salads, pizzas, and entrees.

Second Bar + Kitchen charcuterie
Second Bar + Kitchen charcuterie
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7. North Italia

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11506 Century Oaks Terrace #124
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 339-4400
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Craving carbs? Choose from pastas made in-house daily or hearty pizzas (like bacon and egg with potatoes, asparagus, and roasted garlic confit). The substantial red wine-glazed short rib is also a crowd-pleaser.

North Italia spread
North Italia spread
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8. Bakery Lorraine

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11600 Rock Rose Ave Ste 100
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 300-0300
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This bakery out of San Antonio serves excellent pastries (cakes, cookies, even homade pop-tarts) and bistro fare like soups and salads. If it’s an option, dine outside on the beautiful patio.

Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
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9. Lotus Chinese

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11501 Rock Rose Ave #152
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 334-9387
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Lotus Chinese offers Shanghai soup dumplings, dumplings, pork belly buns, and other American-Chinese favorites.

Dumplings from Lotus Chinese
Lotus Chinese
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10. The Yard Milkshakes

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3400 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 551-9542
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The extravagant dessert bar from Alabama is known for its over-the-top milkshakes, but there are also ice cream scoops and baked good for a sugar boost while shopping.

Milkshakes from The Yard Milkshake Bar
Milkshakes from The Yard Milkshake Bar
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11. Velvet Taco

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11501 Rock Rose Suite 160
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 704-8226
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An export from Dallas, Velvet Taco focuses on gourmet tacos with handmade tortillas. Try the shrimp and grits taco for a blend of flavors and finish with the namesake red velvet cake.

Velvet Taco’s tacos
Velvet Taco’s tacos
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12. Sway

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11501 Rock Rose Ave suite 100
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 326-1999
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The Thai dishes at Sway range from tame blue crab fried rice to spicy curries to very hot tom yum soup. While Sway’s original location on South First only has community tables, there are more dining options at the restaurant at the Domain.

The moo sway at Sway
The moo sway at Sway
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13. Xian Noodles

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3401 Esperanza Crossing #106
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 614-4028
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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.

Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
Noodles from Xian Sushi and Noodle
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14. Gong Cha

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3210 Esperanza Crossing suite #126
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 243-8151
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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.

15. Punch Bowl Social

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11310 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 368-9070
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Let off some steam from fighting through the sales racks at this massive bar and game room. Specialty drinks include boozy milkshakes and, of course, a variety of fruity punches, and there’s sharable bar snacks, too.

Drinks from Punch Bowl Social
Drinks from Punch Bowl Social
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16. Shake Shack

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11228 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 717-0422
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Though there are a few options for a burger in The Domain, Shake Shack is the only one with cheese fries. Vegetarians have a deliciously greasy option too, with a fried portobello burger stuffed with cheese.

Shake Shack cheese fries
Shake Shack cheese fries
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17. Blenders and Bowls

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11010 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78758

Sharing a space with the Wanderlust Yoga studio, this acai cafe serves fruity smoothies and bowls. For a post workout meal, try the Sesher, with acai, peanut butter, and cacao nibs.

1. Whole Foods Market

11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Whole Foods storefront
Whole Foods storefront
Joe C./Yelp

With a bakery, buffet, and even an oyster bar, this Whole Foods gives the option to grab a snack or linger over a beer.

11920 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78758

2. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

11801 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

The second Austin location of the Houston-based steakhouse chain serves the restaurant’s same, meaty menu. Make reservations to try the famed porkchops during Friday lunch.

11801 Domain Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

3. Flower Child

11721 Rock Rose Suite #120, Austin, TX 78758
Greens and beer from Flower Child
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.

11721 Rock Rose Suite #120
Austin, TX 78758

4. Toulouse

3120 Palm Way #150, Austin, TX 78758
Toulouse’s calamari
Toulouse’s calamari
Toulouse/Yelp

Toulouse Cafe and Bar has classical French dishes, from an amazing cheese plate to crispy duck confit. The brunch is definitely worth a visit as well. For a taste of Italy, visit sister restaurant Taverna next door.

3120 Palm Way #150
Austin, TX 78758

5. Sprinkles

3120 Palm Way #3.100, Austin, TX 78758
Sprinkles’ cupcake ATM
Sprinkles’ cupcake ATM
Sprinkles/Official

It may be a chain, but the cupcakes have a following for a reason. If cake and frosting aren’t enough of a sugar rush, adding ice cream is an option.

3120 Palm Way #3.100
Austin, TX 78758

6. Second Bar + Kitchen

3121 Palm Way #101, Austin, TX 78758
Second Bar + Kitchen charcuterie
Second Bar + Kitchen charcuterie
Meredith W./Yelp

Arguably the best place for cocktails in the Domain, the second location of Chef David Bull’s popular downtown kitchen has a similar menu of salads, pizzas, and entrees.

3121 Palm Way #101
Austin, TX 78758

7. North Italia

11506 Century Oaks Terrace #124, Austin, TX 78758
North Italia spread
North Italia spread
North Italia/Facebook

Craving carbs? Choose from pastas made in-house daily or hearty pizzas (like bacon and egg with potatoes, asparagus, and roasted garlic confit). The substantial red wine-glazed short rib is also a crowd-pleaser.

11506 Century Oaks Terrace #124
Austin, TX 78758

8. Bakery Lorraine

11600 Rock Rose Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78758
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Pastries from Bakery Lorraine
Courtney Pierce/EATX

This bakery out of San Antonio serves excellent pastries (cakes, cookies, even homade pop-tarts) and bistro fare like soups and salads. If it’s an option, dine outside on the beautiful patio.

11600 Rock Rose Ave Ste 100
Austin, TX 78758

9. Lotus Chinese

11501 Rock Rose Ave #152, Austin, TX 78758
Dumplings from Lotus Chinese
Lotus Chinese
Lotus Chinese [Official]

Lotus Chinese offers Shanghai soup dumplings, dumplings, pork belly buns, and other American-Chinese favorites.

11501 Rock Rose Ave #152
Austin, TX 78758

10. The Yard Milkshakes

3400 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758
Milkshakes from The Yard Milkshake Bar
Milkshakes from The Yard Milkshake Bar
The Yard Milkshake Bar/Facebook

The extravagant dessert bar from Alabama is known for its over-the-top milkshakes, but there are also ice cream scoops and baked good for a sugar boost while shopping.

3400 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, TX 78758

11. Velvet Taco

11501 Rock Rose Suite 160, Austin, TX 78758
Velvet Taco’s tacos
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 for a blend of flavors and finish with the namesake red velvet cake.

11501 Rock Rose Suite 160
Austin, TX 78758

12. Sway

11501 Rock Rose Ave suite 100, Austin, TX 78758
The moo sway at Sway
The moo sway at Sway
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The Thai dishes at Sway range from tame blue crab fried rice to spicy curries to very hot tom yum soup. While Sway’s original location on South First only has community tables, there are more dining options at the restaurant at the Domain.

11501 Rock Rose Ave suite 100
Austin, TX 78758

13. Xian Noodles

3401 Esperanza Crossing #106, Austin, TX 78758
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.

3401 Esperanza Crossing #106
Austin, TX 78758

14. Gong Cha

3210 Esperanza Crossing suite #126, Austin, TX 78758

The Taiwanese bubble tea chain opened its third Austin location at the Domain, serving made-to-order bubble teas, coffees, and the like.

3210 Esperanza Crossing suite #126
Austin, TX 78758

15. Punch Bowl Social

11310 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Drinks from Punch Bowl Social
Drinks from Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social/Facebook

Let off some steam from fighting through the sales racks at this massive bar and game room. Specialty drinks include boozy milkshakes and, of course, a variety of fruity punches, and there’s sharable bar snacks, too.

11310 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78758

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16. Shake Shack

11228 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78759
Shake Shack cheese fries
Shake Shack cheese fries
Evan Sung

Though there are a few options for a burger in The Domain, Shake Shack is the only one with cheese fries. Vegetarians have a deliciously greasy option too, with a fried portobello burger stuffed with cheese.

11228 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78759

17. Blenders and Bowls

11010 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758

Sharing a space with the Wanderlust Yoga studio, this acai cafe serves fruity smoothies and bowls. For a post workout meal, try the Sesher, with acai, peanut butter, and cacao nibs.

11010 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78758

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