Retail Roundup: Greenshores Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

About a 15-minute drive, The Arboretum at Great Hills attracts Greenshores residents not only with its 40 shops and restaurants, but also with its pleasant park-like atmosphere. A few of the upscale stores at the mall are Chico’s, Pottery Barn, Bath & Body Works, Barnes & Noble, Soma Intimates and Z Gallerie. A few of the many popular restaurants are Zoe’s Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and Amy’s Ice Cream.

Many Greenshores homeowners also frequent Lakeline Mall, just over 25 minutes away, which hosts more than 150 retailers. Stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Brighton, Macy’s, Cotton On, Dillard’s, American Eagle, Bed Bath & Beyond and for a quick sweet treat, Paradise Smoothies & Yogurt gets a 5-star rating. Movie lovers regularly go to the Regal Cinema multiplex to catch the latest blockbusters.

Greenshores Austin residents do much of their grocery shopping at the HEB in the Village at Westlake, or the Whole Foods Market at Gateway. While many homeowners frequent downtown boutiques and entertainment, the Domain Shops at Arbor Walk, Gateway, and Village at Westlake shopping centers are each only about 20 minutes from the seclusion of Greenshores. Together, these major retail centers host more than 200 major department stores, national retail specialty shops, local merchants, and restaurants.

Outstanding Burgers Al Fresco; Fine and Casual Dining Just Minutes Away

Ski Shores Café is worth the long trek required for many Austinites, but residents of Greenshores can be there within less than 5 minutes of stepping out their front door. With spectacular views and an outdoor seating area that is shaded by majestic trees and a patio cover, this eatery is famous for their burgers, chicken, shrimp, fish, veggie burgers, salads and their extensive kid’s menu.

Residents also enjoy the variety of other nearby restaurants. Just 15 minutes away is Eleven Plates and Wine, a very popular restaurant with the neighbors. Eleven Plates & Wine serves inventive, up-to-the-minute contemporary cuisine (pork belly bahn mi, roasted Brussels sprouts with lemon aioli, scallops with homemade aioli and Spanish chorizo, crispy garbanzo beans, and more) that is always plated with elegance and panache. Trento, also only about 15 minutes away, takes a classy but casual fresh approach to Italian favorites. Dinner dishes include brisket-stuffed ravioli with eggplant, carrot, and kale, and delicious pizzas. And Maudie’s Milagro holds down the spot for most comforting Tex-Mex in the neighborhood with homemade enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and its famous margaritas.