2016 was another giant year for Austin restaurant openings in Austin 2016, where well over 100 eateries 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 ten biggest restaurant openings of 2016.
The list spans Japanese, Thai, Chinese-American, Mexican, wood-fired fare, and neighborhood-focused cuisine. There were switcheroos (Gardner to Chicon), major relocations and expansions (Barley Swine 2.0), second restaurants for chefs (Grizzelda’s), epic establishments (Boiler Nine Bar + Grill), ambitious omakase (Otoko), 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, as well as the year's saddest restaurant shutters.
Everything below is listed in alphabetical order. Vote for your favorite over on Eater's poll and share your favorite restaurant openings of the year within the comments, through the tipline, or in the forums.Read More