Where to Eat in Austin Right Now
The gist: Geraldine’s is classic Austin, with live music, a buzzing bar, and delicious Southern recipes making their way to the table. Opt for a rooftop igloo during the winter season for an extra cozy experience.
The food: This is a sharing situation here, with plates that get bigger the farther you dive into the streamlined menu. Nibble on Grilled Texas Quail and the Hamachi Crudo to start, then go for the Half Roasted Chicken (you’ll fight over the crispy potatoes, btw) and Smoked Short Rib alongside veggie sides like the sweet, fish sauce-spiked Brussel Sprouts or Smoked Carrots. Oh, and snag a reservation that coincides with the live music program for sure-fire date night bliss.
The cost: Plates $7 - $41, desserts $11.