Austin’s Best New Restaurants Vie for Top Culinary Award

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By Molly McManus/CultureMap

The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards is an annual celebration of the top talent in the restaurant and bar industry, shining a light on the people and places that make Austin’s dining scene so special.

To honor new restaurants that have hit all the marks — great food, service, and ambiance — and continue to impress local diners, 16 of the best new restaurants in Austin will go head to head in CultureMap’s annual Tastemaker tournament. The results are in your hands as you decide who will be crowned Best New Restaurant of 2016.

As part of the 2016 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, vote for your favorites in the bracket-style elimination challenge now through May 16. Voting for the first round ends on May 7.

Before you vote, get a taste of all the nominees.