2017 was another big year for Austin restaurant openings, where nearly 200 eateries and bars marked spots in the city, from fresh newcomers, out-of-state chains, to established local chefs looking to try something new. Eater sorted through all of the openings from the year and highlighted the 12 biggest Austin restaurant openings of 2017.
The list spans casual eateries like kolache haven Batch and food truck Delray Cafe. Then, Austin chef power couple Philip and Callie Speer opened up their own diner iterations, with the former taking on a French-American approach (Bonhomie), while the latter whipping up rich and comforting fare (Holy Roller). Then there are Asian restaurants with Texas tinges at Kemuri Tatsu-ya and Be More Pacific, the second restaurant from Veracruz All Natural, a wine bar reinvention with Aviary, and much more.
Along those lines, find out what friends of Eater thought were the biggest and best restaurant openings of the year, as well as their top restaurant standbys, with the return of the annual Year in Eater surveys.
Everything below is listed in geographical order, from north to south. Share your favorite restaurant openings of the year within the comments or through the tipline.Read More