Whimsical New American restaurant The Guest House is now open in Downtown Austin

We stopped by the new upscale restaurant to try out the menu — here were our favorites.

A swirl-topped loaf of bread sits on a plate to the right of the frame, with a small matching bowl of oil to the left.

The brioche feuilletee was light, soft, and delectable dipped in oil.

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Looking for a side of whimsy with your next meal? We know just the place.

We recently tried out The Guest House, a New American restaurant that opened Downtown this month, and it was a feast for the eyes.

In addition to an upscale interior featuring twinkling lights and a nightly live DJ, the restaurant offers several “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired cocktails. Our favorite orders of the night were:

  • Tulgey Woods | A margarita served inside four small glass bottles labeled “Drink me,” nestled under a cotton candy “tree” and bathed in orange blossom fog
  • Magic Mushroom | A mix of tequila, cucumber, sweet pepper, lime, and ashwagandha-infused agave, presented in a fog-filled glass case
  • Brioche feuilletee | Served with oil and sprinkled in salt
  • Hamachi Crudo | Served with jalapeño, coconut, and lime
  • Seared Diver Scallops | Served with caramelized corn, parsnip, and aji amarillo
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding | Served layered with ice cream

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