Mediterranean Coffee and Charm in Austin

Mediterranean

Many people around the world run on coffee, from the suburbs of the United States to the mountains of Asia, the vast fields and deserts of Africa and the forests and jungles of South America, all the way to the coastlines of Europe. Our luxury apartments at Retreat at Barton Creek have no lack of amazing coffee and food options for you to enjoy, even if you’re looking for a Mediterranean twist.

Opa! is a local coffee and wine bar that specializes in international beverages, Greek food, and of course fresh-brewed coffee. Their dining room is still closed in respect of quarantine regulations, but their menu offers take out and delivery, and they’re only one and a half miles away from our luxury apartments. Indulge yourself in one of their select brews of coffee or tea from the Mediterranean which changes seasonally, or stop by during happy hour from 3-7pm every day and take a bottle of wine or beer back home to toast with. If you’re looking for a meal, start out with one of their great appetizers, such as their famous hummus trio, oven baked feta, or the traditional Greek salad; afterwards, move on and enjoy a fresh thin-crust pizza, a chicken or lamb gyro, or ground falafel. Finally, they have breakfast and dessert options as well for early risers and those with a sweet tooth.

Perk yourself up with Mediterranean flavor at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Order takeout from Opa! and tour our Austin luxury apartments this weekend.

Amazing Asian-American Fusion in Austin

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re craving two types of cuisine at once? You may want the tangy deliciousness of orange chicken while pairing it up with southern mashed potatoes, or maybe you want a pizza with a Mexican-inspired twist. Our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek put you at the heart of Austin’s best fusion cuisine, so whether you make it at home or pick something up from a nearby restaurant, you’re guaranteed to find unique flavors.

Loro is a local restaurant that pulls together the flavors of an American smokehouse and an Asian eatery in one harmonious sitting. It’s highly rated by Google reviewers, and while their dine-in areas may be closed for safety concerns, they still offer take out and delivery options so you enjoy their cuisine at the comfort of home. Start out by picking one of their delightful appetizers, such as the fresh cabbage salad, sweet corn fritters with sriracha aioli, or sesame rice noodles. Afterwards, move onto the main course and savor plates like smoked beef brisket, grilled salmon, or the Malaysian chicken, or try your hand on their filling bowls such as the pork belly rice bowl or the salmon rice bowl. You can also order drinks for take-out, including their signature cocktails, canned and bottled draft beers, or non-alcoholic faves such as sparkling water and lemonade.

Have the best of both worlds and eat it, too, at Retreat at Barton Creek. Tour our Austin luxury apartments online and order from Loro restaurant for your next fusion meal.

A Refreshing Natural Spring for Spring in Austin

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Spring is making its way back into Texas again, and it’s bringing warmer temperatures around with it. There’s no better time to grab the swimsuits from the storage bin and break them in with a dip at a local pool. While there are many options for swimming at our luxury apartments in the Retreat at Barton Creek, including our own beautiful infinity edge pool, there’s one spot in particular that stands out from the rest.

The Barton Springs Pool is Austin’s own natural springs and local pool, and it’s a popular destination during the spring and summer for all Austin families. It’s located only three miles away from our luxury apartments, at the heart of the Zilker Park, so you can grab a few friends and drive to the springs in ten minutes or less. The pool is an astonishing three acres in size, so there’s plenty of space to wade around even during the hottest days of the year. It’s also naturally heated, staying at a comfortable 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit, which is great for swimming at any time of year. From March 14th to April 26th, visitors can stop by the pool for just $5 per person ($2 for seniors and kids 1-11 years of age) and swim around the beautiful waters, all while lifeguards stand watch for protection. Late night or early morning swimmers can also stop by without admission fees due to the lack of guards.

Immerse yourself in the best waters in Austin at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Visit our Austin luxury apartments and the Barton Springs Pool when they reopen on March 14th.

Seafood for Special Occasions in Austin

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Every so often, it’s nice to have something more than the standard fare for dinner, whether you’re celebrating another birthday in the family or perhaps an anniversary date with a significant other. Whatever the occasion may be, our luxury apartments at Retreat at Barton Creek put you close to some of the best restaurants in Austin, so you’re never far from a delicious banquet.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a high-end restaurant with several locations throughout the nation, each of which is just as incredible and detail-oriented as the rest. Their Austin location on E 5th Street is the highest rated restaurant in the city, according to TripAdvisor reviews, and it’s only four miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning that you can drive or carpool to your reserved table in under fifteen minutes. Start out your undersea culinary journey with one of their addicting appetizers, such as the Shellfish Tower with four unique fish to share, the Maine lobster bisque, or the Fuji apple salad with cider vinaigrette. Afterwards, move onto the main course with great entrees like the Chilean sea bass, Norwegian salmon, cold water lobster tails, or Ahi tuna. There are also several cuts of steak available for those who feel more comfortable indulging in land-based proteins. Pair up your meal with one of 400 wine selections collected from all around the world, and don’t forget to finish things off with a hot chocolate Godiva cake or classic crème brulee for dessert.

Go above and beyond the ordinary, even during suppertime, here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Stop by our Austin luxury apartments and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood for your next classy dining experience.

Festive Lights and Lattes in Austin

Nothing quite complements the bitter chill of winter like a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Just one sip of a good warm brew can invigorate the soul and replenish your energy. Here at the Retreat at Barton Creek, we allow our luxury apartment residents to make the most of every peaceful morning roast or evening mug from home or in our Austin community, especially during the wintertime.

From November 21st all the way through January 5th, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters will host its tenth annual Holiday Light Show, a perfect winter celebration beside one of the best rated coffee shops in downtown Austin. Not only does the café feature its signature roasts and bakery menu, along with its riverside views, but there’ll be thousands of lights arranged in a beautiful display on the patio for any visitor to enjoy. Live performances will cycle throughout the month, great for getting into the holiday spirit, and there will also be a German-themed tent for finding the best unique Christmas gifts and memorabilia. Best of all, admission is entirely free; just stop by, grab a delicious serving of coffee or hot chocolate, and join in the jolly merriment. Mozart’s Coffee is only six miles away from our luxury apartments, so you can simply drive up and grab your morning or evening fix in just ten to fifteen minutes.

Find warmth and joy even during the coldest months here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Tour our luxury apartments and Mozart’s Coffee Roasters this holiday season.

Costumes and Canines in Austin

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Halloween is a special time of year, mainly because it’s the one day you can dress up however and as whomever you want and no one can judge you for it. Anyone can get into a costume: you, your parents, your kids, your neighbors and friends, and, yes, even your dogs. Whether you have a few beloved furry family members of your own, or you simply enjoy the adorable sight of puppies in full costume, we have an upcoming event at Retreat at Barton Creek that’s perfect for you.

On Sunday, October 27th, Bee Cave Central Park will host Barktober, a Halloween-themed event dedicated to man’s best friend. The two-hour event will feature a colorful dog parade, featuring all the costumes upon both dog and owner marching down the street. Afterwards, there will be an exciting costume contest, where you can compete for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, Disney-themed, and Best in Show awards. Even if you and your pets don’t participate in the parade or contest, it’s the perfect venue to have fun, meet fellow dog lovers, and enjoy all the great displays. Admission is entirely free, though if you wish to participate in the contest and parade, there’s a $5 registration fee, and the proceeds will go towards the improvement of the Bee Cave dog park. Best of all, Bee Cave Park is only thirteen miles away from our luxury apartments in Austin, a mere twenty-minute drive.

Savor the best of the spooky holiday with Fido here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Explore our luxury apartments in Austin and attend the Barktober event this October.

Putting For Fun in Austin

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Mini-golf is the ultimate fusion of sport and entertainment: it’s easy enough for anyone to grasp – even the tiniest of players, while still holding the same competitive spirit of its bigger brother sport, golf. Retreat at Barton Creek has all sorts of fun activities at and around our luxury apartments, so you’re never short of family-friendly excitement over the weekend.

Peter Pan Mini-Golf is a local mini-golf venue right by the heart of downtown Austin, which hosts a wide variety of zany arenas and décor to explore. It’s highly rated on both TripAdvisor and Google Reviews for its mixture of whimsy and challenge, and it’s only three miles away from our luxury apartments, a mere ten-minute drive or twenty-minute bus ride away, if you want to save on the hassle of parking. Test your skill on two eighteen-hole courses – the easier yellow East path and the challenging blue West path – or double your fun and try out both on the same day. Conquer crazy obstacles such as the loop-de-loop on the blue course or the colorful turtle on the yellow. Need to cool off in between putts? They offer refreshing shaved ice cones for $2, or bottled waters and sodas for $1 for all guests, and they also allow families to bring coolers for snacks under the warm sun. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids five and younger, with great discounts available for those who dare to brave both courses.

Shoot for the hole-in-one here at Retreat at Barton Creek. Stop by our Austin luxury apartments and Peter Pan Mini-Golf for a fun weekend adventure.

Bouldin Creek Café in Austin

Bouldin Creek Café in Austin

Happiness starts with freedom. Freedom to live where you want and how you want. Start living on your own terms at The Retreat at Barton Creek. Choose from myriad floorplans and layouts designed with the space you need. Plan your next party, your friends will love your new place. Enjoy vibrant apartment features as beautiful as they are comfortable. Convenience is the purest form of luxury because it saves you time. The best lives are full of the best people. Enjoy inviting community amenities perfect for socializing with neighbors and making new friends. Start marking your social calendar, it is about to fill up. Keep the good times rolling with a night on the town. Grab your new friends and enjoy the rich entertainment and restaurant options all around you. Step out and enjoy your new neighborhood – who knows what the night holds? Come home to the life you want.

Bouldin Creek Café – Veggie Heaven

Pure deliciousness lives right around the corner at Bouldin Creek Café. In their own words “We provide fairly priced, wholesome vegetarian (with vegan options) food, and have shown vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike that veggie fare can be both flavorful and satisfying. We also have a wide array of tasty beverages. Our baristas are well trained and all of our coffee offerings are locally roasted, organic and fair trade. We are your go-to place if you are looking for quality food coupled with fresh coffee. If coffee is not your bag, we pride ourselves in providing plenty of other drink options (see the Food & Drinks section), including 25 different hot teas. We also serve beer, wine, Sake Screwdrivers, Sake Lemonades and Austin’s best hangover cure, “The Leveler” (Guinness, espresso, and chocolate). Whether you seek just a cup of joe or a full meal, come on down and join the Bouldin community.”

Start your weekend with Bouldin Creek Café in Austin when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek. Enjoy all the freedom your new life has to offer.

Soto South Lamar in Austin

Soto South Lamar in Austin

Come to love a luxury apartment home that loves you back.  Life at the Retreat at Barton Creek is more than elegant apartment features catered to your personal comfort. Make coming home the best part of your day. Regardless of the floorplan you choose, you will find the layout that is right for you. Make the most of your space. Start planning your summer holiday calendar – your place is great for hosting. But luxury doesn’t end at your doorstep. Spend the weekend enjoying community amenities designed for socializing. Catch up with friends and neighbors in the communal spaces and make some plans for the evening. Your surrounding community has every ingredient for a perfect night out. From restaurants and pubs to cultural attractions and the arts – your neighborhood is waiting to be discovered. Even better you can visit them all in an epic weekend.  See what everyone is talking about.

Soto South Lamar in Austin – Premier Sushi

Find a memorable meal for your next special occasion at Soto South Lamar in Austin. Here you will find sushi techniques steeped in tradition with a flavor fusion flare. What you won’t find are non-sushi “rolls” created for the sake of flash or inexpensive ingredients. In their own words “Soto Restaurant is a unique Japanese restaurant located in South Austin. Executive Sushi Chef Andy, has worked as the executive chef in some of the best Japanese restaurants in the world. He now brings his extensive talent to Austin! We offer traditional Japanese cuisine as well as creative spins on some classic Japanese fair.” Their fans also share rave reviews “Now let’s get to the food. Every piece of nigiri we ordered was perfect! Great, unique flavor to each piece! We also ordered the uni pasta to finish. It was so creamy and rich. – Tracy B” A new food adventure awaits.

Make a date with Soto South Lamar in Austin. Have the life you want when you enjoy life at the Retreat at Barton Creek and find the life that is waiting for you.

Fresh Caught Eastern Flavor in Austin

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Fish stands out from most other proteins, primarily because it’s one of the few you can enjoy raw. Japan thrived on their seafood cuisine for years and perfected the flavors so that anyone can enjoy it. Thankfully, here at Retreat at Barton Creek, you don’t have to take a flight to Tokyo to get a taste of great fresh sushi; there are plenty of Japanese restaurants right by our luxury apartments in Austin to satisfy any salmon roll craving.

Uchi – aptly named “house” in its native tongue – is a Japanese fine dining chain in Texas dedicated to serving the freshest fish and seafood in all their sashimi and sushi platters. Their location in Austin is only two and a half miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning that you can drive to your reserved table in under ten minutes. Open for dinner every evening, their expansive menu features all the best flavors of Japan. Try sixteen decadent sushi and sashimi options, ranging sake Atlantic salmon to kinoko mushrooms to even unagi freshwater eel. Not in the mood for raw food? Enjoy their sasami yaki chicken breast, or their biendo tempura shrimp spring roll with nuoc mom and red grape. Pair up your sushi and other entrees with their selection of fine crafted sake or wine. Mix things up with their daily specials and find a new favorite to savor. Finally, don’t forget to finish with a sweet dessert like the calamansi tart with ice cream or their chocolate candy bar.

Change up the way you eat fresh fish close to home at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Reserve a tour of our luxury apartments in Austin and a table at Uchi for an unforgettable dining experience.