Mettle: Casual Comfort Food With Clever Touches
August 4, 2016 | greystar
This fascinating East Austin bistro has quickly rocketed to the top of the town’s food rankings with delicious, fresh dishes composed with ingenuity and intelligence. Chef Andrew Francisco has developed a menu of casual comfort food with clever touches that leave diners raving. The popular Sunday brunch is one of the best times to visit; diners rave over the fried chicken with strawberry compote and maple ice cream cone and the pancakes served with pork belly and pickled jalapeno peppers. Dinner is equally solid, with some exceptional dishes including the flat-iron steak with potato chip gratin and oyster mushrooms in a veal reduction. Their desserts are out of this world as well – don’t miss the brioche ice cream. Bartenders here are also famous for their creative, strong cocktails. It’s important to note that you definitely need a reservation to eat here, as it fills up quite fast. Don’t risk trying to walk in.