Best Business Restaurants in Austin

Despite its location in the land of 10-gallon hats and barbecue, Austin remains a trendy urban city with refined menus. You'll certainly find more than Tex-Mex on your plate on your next business trip to Austin. Fortunately, some of the best meeting venues in Austin happen to be restaurants with private seating or stellar views. When you have a working lunch or dinner, you can enjoy some of the fine fare of the city without losing your productivity. Or, you can simply entertain colleagues and clients at one of these restaurants after you've clocked out to celebrate a job well done.

8212 Wine Bar & Grill

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Sometimes meeting right in your hotel is the easiest way to have a productive brainstorm on a short business trip to Austin. When you book a room at the Omni Barton Creek Hotel, 8212 Wine Bar & Grill is just steps away. Corner booths are perfect for finalizing a deal, and you can connect to the hotel's Wi-Fi. Menu items include shrimp risotto and pork steak. You can check out their Yelp reviews here. Make your reservations here.

Austin Taco Project

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If you're entertaining a client who is always on trend, the Austin Taco Project is definitely hip enough to impress. Not only does the eatery serve up some of the best Mexican food in the city, but it was built to accommodate working lunches. The private meeting spaces here have large flat screen televisions and AV hookups, making it the ideal location for a product launch or presentation.You can check out their Yelp reviews here.

Clay Pit

International fare is easy to come by in Austin, and sometimes spicing up your meal will add new life to your lunch meeting. Claypit offers an interesting menu and several unique seating areas, so you're never lacking for conversation starters. It's also in a historic building conveniently located within walking distance from the Texas Capitol. Reserve the wine room for private dining and enjoy curried mussels and chicken tikka masala while you discuss a new business opportunity. Check out their Yelp reviews here. Make reservations here.

The Beer Plant

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Perhaps you or your colleagues have a dietary restriction that makes brisket and barbecue out of the question. Turn to The Beer Plant for some of the best vegan fare in the city. In fact, the restaurant prides itself as the first vegan gastropub. Enjoy casual food in a farmhouse setting during a break between your morning and afternoon meetings, or iron out the specifics of a proposal at a table in the corner. Check out their Yelp reviews here.

Roaring Fork

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The Roaring Fork is a favorite place for business dinners, so you won't be alone in your professional attire. It's also conveniently near many meeting venues, which has inspired it to find a way to blend the taste of Texas comfort food with an upscale feel. The restaurant uses a wood-fired rotisserie and an open-fire grill, and the Wine Room and Kitchen can seat up to 15 guests privately at a handcrafted copper table. Check out their Yelp reviews here. Make reservations here.

Follow the Food Scene in Austin

If you want to know the latest place to eat as soon as you land in Austin, follow these foodie social media accounts. Soon, you'll be impressing your clients with your up-to-date knowledge of the local culinary scene.

@thefoodtwinz on Instagram

@dinewithshayda on Instagram

@512_eats on Instagram

@EaterAustin on Twitter

@TipsyTexan on Twitter

Where do you like to take clients out to eat in Austin? Share your best business-friendly restaurant recommendations in the comments below