Review January 2020
Lakeway Area Fine Dining
"OK, so I have ONE last remaining vice: I enjoy spending serious money on great food. Austin is AWESOME for this.
But I don't want to drive downtown too often, not even to Domain or Arboretum. The immediate area for us in Lakeway is slim pickings. Hudson's is pretty much over with (used to be SO good). 827 Ray's has changed into ... l don't really know what. It's OK, but inconsistent. Apis was great when they opened, but the last two meals I had there were pretty mediocre. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse is ... well, it's fine.
Last night, we went to Plate in Bee Cave, and they really delivered. Literally everything was pretty much perfect. Best halibut I've had. The escargot was so good we got a second order. Pork belly was fantastic. Beet and goat cheese salad was excellent. Short rib was perfect. Service was professional. Great environment.
If you haven't, you should. It's not cheap, of course, but it was an actual excellent fine dining experience in the area.
Even the staff knew to smile. Sometimes in Lakeway, they don't seem to know."
Rave review. January 2020 From Lakeway Next Door
"We had a table for eight to celebrate my birthday. The table was located overlooking a small lake and it was beautiful. The food was wonderful; everyone to a person said how perfect their dish was. I had a beef tenderloin, cooked to perfection, that melted in my mouth. The service was also great. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is lovely inside and looks very French. It was a lovely experience that I will remember for a long time."
"We went to Plate for our wedding anniversary for dinner. Had only been there for appetizers and drinks. It was superb! Anna, our server, was gracious, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was dynamite. Really a great experience!"
"Outstanding, as always. Best casual fine dining restaurant in Austin."
"Dominic was good was not hovering and was there when needed. She had the chicken which was really good. I had the Halibut a little dry. Overall a nice evening"