counter 3.five.vii, austin.
the best meal of our austin getaway was at counter 3 . five . vii, named for their counter seating around an open kitchen and three, five and seven course tasting menus (or at least that's my best guess). we loved everything about the meal, every detail from design to service to food was expertly addressed. we arrived early and had a drink and oysters in their beautiful bar / front room while waiting for our seats.
the dining counter and open kitchen were impeccably designed. it was an amazing experience watching the chefs prep every single dish, for all the diners, and the food was just as delicious as it was pretty.
the highlight of the meal for me was the goat chop - which we watched come out of sous vide and get finished on the grill. the seafood dishes were also all really, really good. we definitely ate unexpectedly well in austin!
315 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78701