Meat-eaters flock to Emporio Brazilian Cafe, where authentic Brazilian fare is tastefully prepared. If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on Emporio Brazilian Cafe's menu. Emporio Brazilian Cafe also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Emporio Brazilian Cafe is great for families with kids. Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Emporio Brazilian Cafe — just right for large and merry gatherings.
Emporio Brazilian Cafe's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Call Emporio Brazilian Cafe for catering if you have a big event coming up. If time is of the essence, Emporio Brazilian Cafe's take-out option may be a better fit.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Expect your bill at Emporio Brazilian Cafe to come in at around $30 per person. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Emporio Brazilian Cafe — they're open for all three meals.
Craving finger food? Head to Downtown's Mad Dogs British Pub and chow down on classic pub fare. Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Mad Dogs British Pub. The drink list at Mad Dogs British Pub has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. You won't feel cramped at Mad Dogs British Pub, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Be sure to check out Mad Dogs British Pub's outdoor seating when the climate is right. Music lovers will appreciate Mad Dogs British Pub's freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Mad Dogs British Pub — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Call Mad Dogs British Pub for catering if you have a big event coming up. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
Steak and Seafood | Chicago-Style Chophouse Atmosphere | Freshly Baked Popover Starters
While You're Waiting
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Select a predinner drink from the dizzying selection of draft beers at Flying Saucer (14999 Montfort Drive).
After: Head down the street to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (4980 Beltline Road) for a night of dancing to the ivory-tickling tunes of A-list pianists.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Kenny’s Burger Joint (1377 Legacy Drive, Suite 120, Frisco, TX), where the owners of Kenny's Wood Fired Grill shift the spotlight to handcrafted burgers.
When Ben Googins met Rio de Janeiro native Elias Martins while teaching English in Brazil in 1998, he couldn't have guessed that the two would wind up making p?o de queijo?cheese bread?on an episode of the Cooking Channel's FoodCrafters with celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp. Their journey began as Googins learned more and more about the Portuguese language and the generous, hospitable Brazilian culture via Martins's family and their flavorful cooking. The duo eventually moved to Austin in 2006, bent on realizing their dream of opening their own restaurant. After their handmade foods gained popularity at the downtown farmers' market, their all-natural malagueta sauces appeared in Austin's flagship Whole Foods store. They finally opened Rio's Brazilian Caf? in 2010, where the staff makes caipirinhas and creates contemporary and traditional Brazilian recipes from scratch. The last Saturday of every month, diners can enjoy feijoada, a classic Brazilian stew made with pork, beef, sausage, black beans, and the juice of one soccer ball.
The restaurant still, of course, makes its renowned cheese bread. The basil variety was the favorite of Fearless Critic, which noted that the restaurant is "one of the few places where carnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant diners can all happily coexist." The restaurant was also a Critics' Pick for Most Charming Brazilian Outpost in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2011, and has appeared in numerous publications and on TV shows such as Good Day Austin and Fox 7 News. According to Eater Austin, celebrities Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara have noshed at the cozy eatery, whose bright yellow and green exterior and outdoor patio give way to a similarly vibrant and eclectic dining area.
Keep up with the latest American food and beverage trends at Tillman's Roadhouse. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Tillman's Roadhouse's menu. Take the kids along too — Tillman's Roadhouse is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Tillman's Roadhouse is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings. The patio seating at Tillman's Roadhouse is perfect for those warm summer days. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Dress is typically casual at Tillman's Roadhouse, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Getting your food to go is also an option. You can also serve food from Tillman's Roadhouse at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Parking is plentiful — the restaurant provides valet in the nearby lot, where regular parking is also available. Drivers can take advantage of alternate street parking when the lot is packed.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. All major credit cards are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
The Great American Land and Cattle Company provides steaks that are cut onsite and cooked precisely to specifications. They arrive with an eclectic smorgasboard of sides: pineapple coleslaw, fries or veggies, and "Texas caviar"?that is, beans. The most popular cut is the tender ribeye, but the menu has all degrees of fanciness covered, from filet mignon to country-fried steak in gravy to steakburgers. If you'd like yours extra-spicy, you can order it tampique?a?covered with grilled onions and green chilies or jalape?os.
Though the company produces its many seasonings and sauces with steak in mind, the kitchen's not a beef-only zone. It also makes room for pulled-pork sandwiches, Cajun-style chicken, and charbroiled cold-water lobster tails, among other proteins. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, music and other live entertainment drifts through the dining room and onto the patio as the mountains in the background sway gently to the beat.