Retail Roundup: Gracywoods Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Residents of Gracywoods have plenty of convenient options for shopping, dining and entertainment. For groceries and daily needs, homeowners go to the nearby HEB, Sprouts, or Whole Foods Market in the Gateway Shopping Center, about 10 minutes away.

In total, there are five major shopping centers within 15 minutes or less of Gracywoods, including the Arboretum at Great Hills, Gateway, Shops at Arbor Walk, Lakeline Mall, and Round Rock Premium Outlets. Together these centers host almost 400 department stores, national retailers, local merchants, services, restaurants, and movie theaters.

Food, Fashion and Fun at The Domain

For a one-stop shopping, dining and entertainment destination, the upscale Domain shopping center is less than a 10-minute drive and a popular choice for area homeowners. Featuring over 100 exclusive and upscale stores and restaurants, the beautiful park-like setting of The Domain is kid-friendly. There are playscapes and colorful animal benches for children to enjoy with their parents.

Stores include high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, David Yurman, Tiffany & Co.  and Austin’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Banana Republic, American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s, Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods, to name a few. A break from shopping for lunch or dinner at The Domain offers several savory selections including Maggiano’s Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick’s, NoRTH and the Daily Grill, among others.

Blackfinn Ameripub, also located in The Domain, is an American restaurant and bar, and a popular gathering spot for happy hour. Their cocktail menu is lengthy, and they’re famous for offering a broad variety of beer with an emphasis on quality craft brands.

Vegetarian Gyros, Chicken-Fried Steak and Hand-Cut French Fries

Closer to home, residents of Gracywoods enjoy their own neighborhood’s Greek restaurant — The Santorini Café. Santorini’s serves Greek pizzas and salads, beer and wine, and a variety of Mediterranean favorites. The big draw that keeps locals coming back is Santorini’s gyros. They offer traditional gyros, vegetarian gyros, and Greek meatball gyros. Each succulent filling is accompanied by tangy tzatziki, salad, and delicious pita bread.

Ross’ Old Austin Café is another restaurant in the immediate neighborhood that has won over a large number of devoted patrons with its down-home comfort and recognition of the invaluable simple things in life. This celebrated restaurant serves biscuits and gravy, chicken-fried steak, hand-cut French fries, and all the other classic Austin comfort foods you could ever hope to find. And each of them is prepared in the traditional way — with love, devotion and care, and plenty of yummy butter, salt pork, and liberal use of the fryer.