For a neighborhood considered to be glitzy and upscale, Westlake’s dining options are surprisingly low-key. Alternately, maybe citizens of the city (technically separate from Austin) just know how to keep a good thing under wraps. Just don’t expect to find any bars or late-night dining (except for newcomer Sway).
Many Austin favorites have set up spacious outposts on the west side of town. Jack Allen’s Kitchen is a prime spot for people-watching over margaritas and pimiento cheese. The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen works as training grounds for more than one sommelier. Blenders & Bowls is a popular spot for a cold, sweet treat. Even Austin favorite Tacodeli has a location.
Some restaurants are Westlake originals, though. Marye’s Gourmet Pizza serves crispy, golden pizzas with a variety of toppings. Las Palomas shines with delicate, puffy empanadas and other interior Mexican dishes.
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