5 new restaurants to try in Westlake

Sway's South Austin location opened in December 2012.  A new location is going up in Westlake this winter.

Sway's South Austin location opened in December 2012. A new location is going up in Westlake this winter.

Several new restaurants are now open or coming soon to the Bee Caves Road area, all located between Walsh Tarlton Lane and South Capital of Texas Hwy., or Loop 360.

1. Pearl Snap Cuisine
Now open in Westlake

The restaurant's philosophy is food as nourishment for the soul. Pearl Snap Cuisine is now open at 4238 Bee Caves Road and serves lunch. 903-520-3550

Coming soon to the Woods of Westlake in the location formally occupied by Tokyo Sushi

The Washington, D.C.-based Mediterranean culinary and restaurant's latest location at 3201 Bee Caves Road will be one of three CAVA locations in the area. Two more will open at 2422 Guadalupe St., Austin, and 515 Congress Ave., Austin.

3. Summermoon Coffee
Coming soon to Westlake

Located in the space formerly occupied by Trianon, 3654 Bee Caves Road, Summermoon serves mostly coffee and plans to serve baked goods, sandwiches and soups.

4. Sway
Coming soon to Westlake

A new location for this upscale restaurant is going up at 3437 Bee Caves Road, Austin. With its first location at 1417 S. First St., Austin, Sway offers modern Thai cuisine, drinks and desserts for lunch and dinner. A third location is planned for Domain Northside.

5. Zoes Kitchen
Coming soon to the Village at Westlake next to the new Snappy Salads

The newest Zoes Kitchen fresh-made Mediterranean food experience will be located at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, West Lake Hills joining Central Texas locations at the Arboretum, Austin and Round Rock.


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