One of the things that make Justine’s so appealing is its sheer versatility. Yes, it’s French, but it’s also not just French. It's a place where old soul songs are played on vinyl, where they throw random seasonal parties, and where you can enjoy sazerac cocktails on a light-strung patio for hours on end. Order some Steak Frites (with a side of extra frites), and allow yourselves to soak up the ambiance and each others’ company in equal measure.
No place in Austin feels more decadently French than Justine’s—order a glass of Chardonnay and their mouth-watering, butter-soaked Escargots à la Bourguignonne, and you are transported to the romantically lit cafes of Europe. Justine’s is not just the name of the restaurant, but also the name of co-owner, Justine Gilcrease, who opened the spot with her husband in 2009. As that founding story might indicate, Justine’s is just where to go when you want to impress your date—sit outside under the twinkling lights in one of their private cabanas, grab one of their famous Royale with Cheese handground Angus beef burger to split, and watch the sparks fly (or, at the very least, enjoy an outstanding meal).
How to order: You can make reservations online or by calling 512-385-2900 for dine-in—both inside or in their outdoor space—or order take-out online.