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9400 Arboretum Blvd. (Capitol of Texas Hwy.) Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Brio Vista Restaurant Review

: Situated in the Arboretum hill country canyon, this rock-paved Italianate beauty graces Austin with drama, romance and eclectic fare. Inside, find a contemporary European villa look alike with lofty ceilings, warm blonde woods, and sweeping window views with wispy curtains. The tabouli crabcakes starter is as distinctive as it sounds: full of texture and crunch with a crisp mouth-puckering artichoke curry aïoli and a refreshing julienne apple garnish. Pearly pink chicken liver pâté is served with a smashing black currant sauce and the glossy sirloin carpaccio has a side of delicate marinated Italian relishes. For the main event, we like the cured pork tenderloin stuffed with fruit chutney and saffron-braised endive or the roasted filet of salmon with kale, carrots and lemon corn coulis---a symphony of sunny colors and subtle citrus flavors. Expect polished service and an award-winning wine list of global favorites with many good selections by the glass. Don’t fret over which wine to sip with your meal---Brio conveniently suggests the perfect pairing with each menu selection. Sit on the serene covered patio and take in the fresh air unless you want to compete with all the reverberating noise inside. Brio is a hot scene for sophisticates.


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