By Annika Erdman
Located right on Lake Travis, The Oasis restaurant is a must-do when entertaining visitors in Austin. It’s open year-round, but I suggest going when the weather is warm
enough to eat out on one of the many, many decks. The gorgeous views of Lake Travis at sunset are breathtaking so don’t forget your camera!
The menu features Tex-Mex and American cuisine in a moderate price range, plus an array of alcoholic beverages. Some nights there is live music, and a dance floor for patrons to enjoy. There is also a brunch menu for the weekends. I recommend the fajitas and the fish tacos, and portions are large, so bring your appetite.
Opening in spring 2011, “Oasis, Texas” will feature 30 retail spaces, and a five-story office building adjacent to The Oasis. Two new restaurants – Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que and Soleil – opened in November 2010. A new three-story parking garage is already complete as well.
The Oasis already has a huge parking lot, with golf cart drive-up service from your car to the front of the restaurant. The restaurant fills up fast in the spring and summer months, so I’d call ahead for reservations if you’re planning on dining with a large group.
If you do get stuck waiting for a table, there are beautiful flower gardens, statues and the gift shop to peruse.
The Oasis is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, and a dining experience you should definitely treat guests to when they visit Austin.