Texas is a big place — and full of big surprises.
For some people the biggest surprise is that you don’t need to be in Dallas to get a great meal — foodies from everywhere will enjoy the quality of restaurants in Fredericksburg Texas.
At Bella Vista Cottage we certainly favorite restaurants we like to share with our friends.
Looking for Fine Dining places to eat in Fredericksburg TX?
August E’s — http://www.august-es.com
Their menu changes daily. It’s based on the creativity August E’s Chefs apply to seasonal fresh ingredients.
Texas with an Asian influence.
You’ll find sushi and other Pan Asian dishes featured on their varied menu. It’s a nice choice for seafood lovers while dishes originating on land include wild game, lamb, pork, steaks, and duck. Take a moment at look the sample menu on their site.
You will appreciate how well the décor has been carefully planned and executed to enhance your lunch or dinner experience.
Crossroads Steakhouse and Saloon — www.crossroads-texas.com
Fine dining with a Texas Country kick! Here you’ll get classic Southern favorites like Shrimp and Grits. Try the Texas Quail. Have a big appetite? How about a Texas sized 16oz Rib eye?
These folks know what they are doing in the kitchen.
And from that kitchen, the foods they bring to their attractive and comfortable dining room include inspirations like the “Cinder brined double pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed bacon spinach, and apple compote”.
One of the few restaurants in Fredericksburg Tx to be open late — you’ll hear that it’s also a great place to go for some live entertainment and it’s pretty much guaranteed to get your groove on.
Check out their web page to learn more about whose music you can jam with — bluesy is usually the style de jour.
Hill Top Café — http://www.hilltopcafe.com/
Awesome Poboys and mouthwatering Cajun classics like their “Port Arthur style shrimp gumbo” mingle surprisingly well with their exceptional Greek dishes. Try the “Kefalotiri Saganaki,” a unique and tangy Greek baked cheese dish.
Eat your greens. And like them.
The Hill Top Café’s leafy vegtables and herbs come from their organic gardens. They also make of point of buying fresh goods locally from their friends’ farms and ranches.
Take a little ride. They like to say they are “Inconveniently located in the middle of nowhere…” Lucky for us — that’s not so true. You’ll discover the Hill Top Café to be very nearby.
To compliment the restaurant’s attitude they have opened the “Old Garage” a place to purchase “roadside relics & antiques.” Remember to give yourself time to meander through.
Navaho Grill — http://www.navajogrill.com/
Relax under fir timbers and sit by the waterfalls’ cool ferns on their rustic limestone patio — a great location for a nibble or a lovely place for dinner.
A distinct South Western feel expressed with warm sophistication.
The Navaho Grill refers to their dishes as “cuisines of the south.” Of Fredericksburg Texas restaurants, this one specializes in an “Old and New Mexico” influence along with combining flavors of the Caribbean and New Orleans.
Looking for a great pasta entrée? Try “Shitake Penne” – shitake mushrooms nestled in a bed of penne rigate tossed with roasted tomatoes, poblano pecan pesto, and fresh spinach
The Nest — http://thenestrestaurant.com/
Living in a beautifully renovated early 1900’s Fredericksburg home is one of our most popular local restaurants.
It’s Chef-owner, John Wilkinson, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and then traveled Europe to acquire even more delicious inspirations. John continued to grow his American experience at the Ritz Carlton in Aspen Colorado.
Want to go out for a truly fine dining experience at a restaurant in Fredericksburg Texas?
How does this sound as an entrée: Broiled semi-boneless quail stuffed with bacon, spinach, goat cheese and
sun-dried tomatoes on green chili polenta with a Port demi-glace.
Welfare Café — http://www.welfarecafe.com/
Fine dining under a tin roof and in a 1920’s post office building — those are some of the unique experiences you can enjoy when you go to Welfare.
The owner’s German roots have a strong influence on the menu.
A big attraction at the Welfare Café are the appetizers called Kartoffelpfannekuchen. They are made from freshly grated potatoes seasoned with nutmeg. Once shredded they are formed into cakes and fried to a deep, crisp brown.
But just when you thought you have dinner at the Welfare pegged you see Wednesday is Italian night. Appreciate their schnitzel? Try the polpettes (meatballs.)
And — surprise – a few times a week they have live music. We recommend calling to find out who’s playing when.
These are some of our favorite examples of the variety of good times and sophisticated places to eat in Fredericksburg TX.