What are People Saying about Austin's?
"Restauranteur Ed McIntyre has done it again, with this Creole-Italian restaurant located in Metairie. Fans of crab, don’t ask questions and order “Crabmeat Austin,” the restaurant’s most popular appetizer. A nice wine list and top notch service make this neighborhood restaurant as good as any you would find in the city. A must for anyone looking for restaurants out of the Quarter." - Where Y’AT Magazine
"Considering how much it brings to the plate, the batting average of Austin's kitchen is high. The restaurant is clearly customer focused, with fair prices and a long list of daily specials (watch for the Gulf fish en papillote or the ribeye in bordelaise) that should keep regular patrons interested. "
"The staff is surprisingly well seasoned, particularly considering that Austin's has been around for only a couple of months. Waiters are there when you need them but not when you don't, and there's something special about watching a napkin folded over the stiffened arm of a uniformed waiter as he delivers your meal with a precise bend of his waist." NOLA.com
"The expanded seating means even more people can enjoy Austin's steak, lobster and duck. Management also recommends the recently added redfish papillotte, a redfish wrapped in parsnip paper and baked with shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and lobster butter sauce." BestofNewOrleans.com
"A diamond in the rough! Metairie’s newest “hot spot”. Always a favorite with locals and tourists, the feel of “Old World” charm will relax you in the comfort of casual dining. Enjoy our Creole Italian flair along with our wonderful selection of wines and a staff that meets your needs. Located at 5101 West Esplanade, Austin’s is another of “Mr. Ed’s” Ed McIntyre’s upscale restaurant that’s an experience you’ll never forget." Gambit Magazine