Retail Roundup: Jester Estates Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Just down the hill from Jester Estates is Jester Village, a shopping center featuring a variety of businesses and restaurants, including My Place Sports Bar and Italian Grill, where neighbors meet to enjoy clam dip, fried cheese ravioli, and spicy chicken wings. A Jester Village dentist makes semi-annual dental appointments a breeze. Grocery shopping is a cinch as well. Jester Market is a quick-in-and-out option when residents need just a few items. Randalls and HEB, less than 10 minutes away, can easily handle larger shopping lists.

A Variety of Stores and Restaurants in a Park-Like Shopping Center

The Arboretum, an upscale shopping destination favored by Austinites from all over the city, is just a few minutes away from Jester Estates. The Arboretum’s park-like setting is home to more than 40 restaurants and shops. Some of the more popular retailers include Barnes and Noble, Chico’s, The Gap and Gap For Kids, Jos. A. Bank, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, Coldwater Creek, Game Stop, SAS Shoes, and AZIZ Salon and Day Spa, to name a few.

Locals who take a break from shopping at the Arboretum for a bite to eat rave about the Santa Fe Smoked Chicken Enchiladas at Z’Tejas, and the hummus and Mediterranean-inspired shrimp salad at Zoe’s Kitchen. Other favorite eateries at the Arboretum include Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Brio Tuscan Grille, and Cheesecake Factory. After dinner, kids of all ages enjoy Amy’s Ice Cream for dessert.

Romantic Celebrations and Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

The upscale Italian fare at Siena Ristorante Toscano is perfect for neighborhood couples looking for an intimate and romantic atmosphere. And for a change of pace, the Salt and Pepper Calamari and Mongolian Beef at the Bamboo Asian Grille are Eastern delights that are not to be missed. Nearly every bit of decor you see at the Bamboo Grille is hand-constructed from bamboo shipped directly from Vietnam. The friendly staff is outfitted in traditional Vietnamese attire, and all the elements coalesce to enhance the flavors of authentic Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine and create a truly memorable dining experience.