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The Hightower

American Restaurant$$$$
Central East Austin, Austin
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8.2/10
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  • The experts at Eater and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Natalie C.
    "Pork Jowl is my favorite."(7 Tips)
    Ashley V.
    "Happy hour M-F 4-7 Brussel sprouts are amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Kels F.
    "Salmon and grits tamale were light and delicious"(2 Tips)
    Liss V.
    "Brussels sprouts and beef tartare were delicious."(2 Tips)
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  • Liss V.
    Liss V.December 30, 2016
    Ah-may-zing. Seriously, you have to try this place. Brussels sprouts and beef tartare were delicious. Great cocktails!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DNovember 19, 2016
    The tartare and ceviche were great to start the meal followed by this great take on fried rice with pork belly 🙏🏼
  • Whitney C.
    Whitney CainJuly 9, 2016
    You've got to try the Brussels sprouts!
  • Mahesh P.
    All night happy hour on Sundays. Frie chickpeas Beer
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VincentAugust 26, 2015
    Happy hour M-F 4-7 Brussel sprouts are amazing!
  • Liana C.
    Liana CascianiAugust 25, 2015
    They have their own Bloody Mary bar!! So cool
  • Martín
    MartínJuly 5, 2015
    Substitutions politely declined.
  • Martín
    MartínJuly 5, 2015
    Brunch is not good for large groups.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChangMay 23, 2015
    Green beans, brussel sprouts, and chicken pate Appetizers are worth it
  • Dani T.
    Dani TraphagenApril 11, 2015
    S'mores and the hanger steak!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarkFebruary 16, 2015
    Brussels sprouts. Get at them. String beans good too. Great staff & drinks!
  • Laney B.
    Laney BFebruary 15, 2015
    Chicken and waffles, extra hot sauce! So good!
  • John G.
    John GNovember 30, 2014
    The pork jowl, aka the American Bibimbap (even served in the stone bowl) was pretty great.
  • Holly C.
    Holly CrabtreeOctober 25, 2014
    Good food!!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MullaneOctober 19, 2014
    Brussels sprouts are great.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJuly 8, 2014
    Start with the green beans and brussels sprouts and you'll leave happy. Beware: on busy nights the low-ceilinged room can be quite loud. Read more
  • Annie O.
    Annie OJuly 4, 2014
    Peanut butter brussels time 🎶
  • Kyle L.
    Kyle LedbetterJune 14, 2014
    Bloody Mary with Moonshine is legit!
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin McWeeneyJune 1, 2014
    Brunch is amazing and delicious. Everyone should go here!
  • Ginger C.
    Ginger CourtneyMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    EVERYTHING is good. Eat as much as you can and drink as much as you can and it is rarely over $30.
  • Casey P.
    Casey PurselMay 18, 2014
    The grit waffle is the bomb
  • Matthew A.
    Matthew ArmendarizApril 9, 2014
    Pork jowls, green beans and a few Dia de los Muertos, and you'll thank me.
  • hiroticks
    hiroticksMarch 29, 2014
    Nice place. Good food (brunch). Needs a second trip.
  • minnie
    minnieMarch 28, 2014
    best Brussels ever.
  • Shelley M.
    Shelley MurrayMarch 27, 2014
    $4 caipirinha during HH
  • AustinPixels
    AustinPixelsMarch 27, 2014
    Get the pork jowl. Really good!
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CarnineMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is delicious. Pork Jowl is my favorite.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork jow is superb!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 4, 2014
    The extensive menu of cocktails, wine, and bottled beers is supplemented by a broad selection of delicious New American bar food with a Southwestern twist.
  • Kels F.
    Kels FFebruary 9, 2014
    Salmon and grits tamale were light and delicious
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 6, 2014
    This new restaurant from the former chef and GM of the shuttered El Arbol aims to bring affordable New American to the east side. Their roasted chickpeas and pork jowl are already garnering buzz. Read more
  • TY
    TYFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork jowl, carnitas, and green beans fosho
  • Damien
    DamienFebruary 5, 2014
    them happy hour blackberry margarita thing!
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron TimmerJanuary 16, 2014
    Please, please, please try the pork jowl. It's changed my perspective on pig cheeks forever.
  • Beto L.
    Beto LopesJanuary 29, 2014
    Scalops!!!!
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