Retail Roundup: Davenport West Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Right across the highway from Davenport West is Davenport Village, a retail center packed with restaurants and stores such as The Tennis Shop, Copeland Jewelers and St. Thomas clothing boutique.

Folks who live in Davenport West do their grocery shopping at HEB, just 10 minutes down the road in the Village at Westlake shopping center, where they can also find Starbucks, Office Depot and Santa Fe Optical among the 40 or so shops. The Village at Westlake is also home to sub shop Quiznos and P. Terry’s, which serves a great burger.

The Most Exclusive Shopping Destination in Town

The Domain, Austin’s premier shopping center, is just 20 minutes from Davenport West. With exclusive high-end retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Barneys, The Domain is an upscale outdoor shopping mall featuring 100 stores and over 1,300,000 square feet of retail shopping delights. A break from shopping for lunch or dinner offers several popular restaurants including Maggiano’s Little Italy, McCormick & Schmicks, NoRTH and the Daily Grill.

Seven other major shopping centers are all within about 15 minutes of the neighborhood — Arboretum at Great Hills, Shops at Arbor Walk, Barton Creek Square Mall, Hill Country Village, Arbor Trails, and Sunset Valley Market Fair. Together these shopping centers host almost 500 fine department stores, movie theaters, national brand retailers, services, restaurants, and local merchants.

Crispy Tiger Shrimp and Oysters Rockefeller

Davenport West golfers who are famished after a day on the links at the Austin Country Club might head over to Eleven Plates and Wine, where upstairs dining affords impressive views of the scenic West Austin landscape. There, they’ll savor fantastic dishes that delight the discerning diner, such as crispy tiger shrimp and grilled pork tenderloin.

For a casual meal out with a group of friends and neighbors, Maudie’s Milagro is a popular neighborhood choice for its spicy tacos, cold margaritas and beautiful vistas. And residents celebrating a special occasion often go to Gumbo’s Steak and Seafood, where they can enjoy elegant Oysters Rockefeller or prime filet grilled to order. A perfectly chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot adds an elegant celebratory touch.

Wine under the Oaks

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen, just minutes away in West Lake Hills, took its name from a grove of live oaks that also lend the place a magical, romantic atmosphere. Its delectable food is made from scratch, using organic produce and only the freshest of ingredients. With a variety of small plates and samplers to choose from, among the popular choices is Grove Crispy Oysters served on house-made chips with spicy aioli and mango-poblano pico.

Many regulars recommend pies from among The Grove’s delicious specialty pizzas. The menu also includes pasta dishes, soups, paninis, and a wide variety of carefully grilled items. Of course, the Grove has a stellar wine list. While always happy to suggest a pairing, the philosophy about wine here is that customers should drink what they like with the food they enjoy. Offering wine by the glass, by the flight, or by the bottle, The Grove invites patrons to relax beneath the grove of grand live oaks on the outdoor patio and experience chic, casual dining at its finest.