Anytime someone needs a suggestion where to eat dinner at in Austin, I always steer them towards a little gem on the Eastside called Justine's. This is hands down, one of my favorite restaurants in Austin and beyond. Justine's Brasserie is full of delicious food, cocktails and ambiance. Seriously, you cannot beat the atmosphere at this place. Every person who works there is insanely beautiful, they always have some vinyl spinning that you can't get enough of and the twinkling lights hung in the trees are enough to keep me coming back. Most nights it's pretty packed, but grab a seat at the bar or wait for a table, whatever you choose make sure you do it with a French 75 in hand. In fact, Justine's turned me onto this amazing little cocktail and it is now a staple in my book! Typically I opt for the Cote du Porc and Chris reaches for the Mussels, both of which are delicious. If you ever find yourself in Austin, I highly suggest this eastside spot!
Bonus: Lumiere Tintype also calls Justine's home Wednesday - Sunday during dinner time. You can schedule an appointment or just pop on in! They produce some terrific photographs and I'm excited that for Valentine's Day this year Chris and I are treating ourselves to getting one done finally.