40 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Austin.
Dough Boys is a wood-fired Neapolitan pizza truck in Arbor Food Park in East Austin
This renamed and reopened all-day spot in Clarksville is best for breakfast or during Happy Hour.
Oseyo on the East Side is a great spot for a date or dinner with a friend when you’re looking for solid Korean food.
Head to this quiet house-turned-restaurant on the east side with a date to share small, vegetable-focused plates.
Las Perlas downtown is one of the best places to drink a whole bunch of mezcal.
Uncle Nicky's is an all-day cafe in Hyde Park with a great patio, coffee, pastries, and smaller plates later in the day as well as a good Happy Hour.
TopGolf in North Austin is a 3-story driving range where you could work on your short game just long enough to justify a drink at their bar.
Spin Downtown has more ping pong tables than any other place in town so come here with friends, grab a few drinks, and get awkwardly competitive.
Aviary Wine and Kitchen on South Lamar is the perfect spot to bring a first date, or catch up with a friend over a glass of wine and small plates.
Lin Asian Bar is a new spot from a Wu Chow chef in Clarksville - head here for the soup dumplings and other dim sum dishes in a bright space.
Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Home Slice on South Congress is bringing New York-style thin crust pizza to Austin, and is definitely worth a visit.
Hank’s in Mueller is a spot that can work for anyone, with healthy options alongside burgers on their menu, and large indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Liberty on East Sixth is half-dive bar, half-beer garden with an East Side King food truck parked out back.
If you want some excellent homemade pasta, but don’t feel like spending a fortune, go to Patrizi’s on Manor.