People on Yelp have the nerve to complain that jAK is too far away. To the hipsters I say - fine - stay on South Congress and Lamar!
JAK has it all - great food - great ambience - great service - great drinks - and it doesn't break the bank to go there. One of the best values in Austin for sure. The appetizers are TDF! Go during happy hour and they are half off. More than once we've had an early dinner of appetizers on a saturday. Don't miss the bacon-wrapped quail and barbacoa stackers. The 13 spice pasta is very flavorful - it is actually pretty spicy but it sort of sneaks up on you.