Lotus Thai House's dedication to healthy food begins with the basics, such as the use of pure vegetable oil and low-sodium soy sauce. Chefs also eschew the use of MSG in all their dishes and can adjust a plate's spiciness to accommodate different taste buds. They craft a range of authentic Thai dishes, such as beef and pork curries and basil or mango fried rice. The pillars of the menu, though, are the signature dishes, which include pad kee mao with chicken and shrimp and the Tropical Bird's Nest: a m?lange of seafood and chicken in thai sauce. Hot tea and a range of imported and domestic beers help wash down bites.
At Austin's Wood Fire Grill, hand-carved hunks of filet mignon and swordfish sizzle over wood-fueled flames, soaking up a smoky aroma. The restaurant’s refusal to use gas or the pages of paperback romance novels reflects a commitment to traditional, down-home cooking. This commitment also surfaces in their made-from-scratch breads, pan gravy sauce, and cognac cream sauce.
Channeling the comfort and familiarity of a neighborhood gathering place, Dive Bar & Grille is not your typical watering hole. Inspired by local area corner bars, Dive Bar & Grille offers a relaxed twist on local nightlife, providing an all-inclusive dining and late night experience, giving guests no reason to leave.
The cooks at EDO prepare dozens of sushi and sashimi dishes, including 28 house specialties, alongside teriyaki and hibachi entrees and Thai curries and noodle dishes. Sushi rolls feature staples such as edamame and tempura meats as well as more creative offerings, such as filet mignon.
The Tribune-Review praises the "dizzying array" of curries available at Curry on Murray, which range from unorthodox types such as pumpkin and duck to more traditional red, green, and yellow varieties. Thailand native Werakul “Rhee” Laoworakiat’s culinary team imports the rich spices of Thai cuisine to their authentic curries, though they also prepare milder classics such as pad see ew or crab rangoon. Diners eat in a high-ceilinged area, surrounded by what the Tribune-Review calls “industrial-style décor.” Acoustic-jazz musicians take the stage every Friday and Saturday night, and a trio of white-haired wizards takes the stage every time there's an eclipse.