Retail Roundup: Rollingwood Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Residents in the Rollingwood neighborhood love their central location and easy access to some of Austin’s premier shopping destinations. Nearby Barton Creek Square, one of the largest shopping malls in Texas, is just minutes away, featuring 180 specialty retail stores and department store staples such as Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears, to name a few. Families and movie buffs also love to check out the latest blockbusters at the 14-screen AMC Barton Creek cinema.

Westwood and Westbank shopping centers are also close by, offering a full U.S. Post Office, Randalls grocery and quite a few boutique-style shops. An HEB and Whole Foods are also in nearby shopping communities for everyday convenience.

Fine Dining, Incredible Views and Barista-Crafted Beverages

There is an abundance of great restaurants in the area as well. When the occasion calls for fine dining, Abuelo’s more than fits the bill with specialties such as its Tilapia Veracruz, consisting of delicate filets of tilapia sautéed with fresh shrimp, scallops, vine-ripened tomatoes, roasted poblano strips and succulent olives.

Locals also rave about County Line On The Hill’s food and incredible 20-mile view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, offering exquisite sunsets a la carte. Known for its tender barbecue, mouthwatering burgers, perfectly grilled salmon and classic comfort food sides with family-style serving options, the iconic County Line scores high marks for a casual night out with friends or family.

Blue Dahlia Bistro, a European-style bistro with both private and communal seating, serves artisan salads and sophisticated entrees such as the tantalizing seared sashimi tuna steak seasoned with lemon pepper and served with fresh seasonal vegetables. The Bistro also features barista-crafted beverages and a daily happy hour.

For a date night, the Emerald Restaurant offers a divinely romantic atmosphere with original rustic Irish family recipes, such as the Galway Shawl-Leg of Lamb, where succulent shrimp imperial and fall-off-the-bone rack of lamb combine into the ultimate meal.