Retail Roundup: Whitestone Oaks Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Residents of Whitestone Oaks benefit from quick and easy access to many of Austin’s best shopping and dining options. At the local HEB grocery store shoppers can find fresh produce, meat, breads, and anything else a cook might need for the well-provisioned kitchen or pantry.

For a superior gourmet grocery store, Whole Foods Market is just a short drive and provides a top-shelf selection of prepared foods, organic meat and produce, and an extensive beer and wine section.

Regional Shopping Malls Within Easy Reach

Round Rock Premium Outlets is only 20 minutes from home and features 125 top-quality outlet stores including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gap Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and many others. And for those looking for something truly exclusive, The Domain in north Austin is just a short drive. This center features 100 choice retail stores and restaurants including Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Maggiano’s Little Italy and McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant and Steakhouse.

There are three other major shopping centers within about 15 minutes or less of Whitestone Oaks, including 1890 Ranch, The Arboretum at Great Hills, and Lakeline Mall. Together, these three shopping centers host an assortment of about 375 fine department stores, national and local merchants, movie theaters, services, and restaurants.

Nearby Restaurants with Diverse Cuisines from Around the World

Local diners consider the area around Whitestone Oaks their own personal Shangri-la, with a tantalizing assortment of cuisines from around the world to satisfy any palate. Foodies here love the choice of affordable but exceedingly good Muangthai Thai Cuisine, Leander’s excellently reviewed Taste of Ethiopia, Vietnamese food at PhoNatic, delicious dishes from the subcontinent at Naanfull Indian Restaurant, or Shandeez Grill Persian restaurant — and there are many others to explore.

Cedar Park is also home to a number of well-respected and top-quality sushi restaurants. The menu at contemporary Japanese restaurant Soto brims with delicious and elegantly plated soups, maki rolls, sashimi and more. Many diners recommend specialties of the house such as the impossibly tender and flavorful Kobe beef carpaccio with fried shallots, micro greens, and garnished with jalapeño chips, or the seared salmon and tuna with truffle, white truffle oil and mache.

The Fredericksburg Peach Glazed Pork Chop and a Texas-Sized Porterhouse

When only a really great all-American steak will satisfy, diners make plans to eat at Texas Land and Cattle, located just minutes from the neighborhood. The steaks are high quality, hand-cut and mesquite grilled to perfection. The Texas-Sized Porterhouse is large enough to satisfy even the biggest appetite, with a 20 oz. cut of meat served with a baked potato and all of the fixings.

For a fine dining option with a twist, Whitestone Oaks homeowners make the 20-minute trip to Urban American Grille, located at The Domain. The menu features classic American bistro food such as the Fredericksburg Peach Glazed Pork Chop, with honeycrisp apple, ricotta empanada and braised greens; a truly delectable dish with no rival in the city.

Professional Sports, Live Music and Disney on Ice

For entertainment, residents enjoy the convenient 8,000-seat Cedar Park Center. The Center showcases about 130 events a year including family-friendly shows like Disney on Ice, as well as minor league basketball and hockey. Residents can even attend performances by some of the hottest acts in the music business. The center offers ample parking, multiple points of entry and a great selection of food and drinks.