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New East Austin restaurant deemed one of the best in the country

New East Austin restaurant deemed one of the best in the country

Dai Due fried rabbit
Fried rabbit from Dai Due.  Dai Due/Facebook

A hot East Austin restaurant has been voted one of the best in the country — and this time it's not qui. OpenTable has released its Top 100 Best Restaurants in America, honoring the new brick-and-mortar Dai Due. 

To determine the winners, the restaurant reservation site analyzed more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Ten restaurants received numerical ratings of No. 1 through No. 10; the remaining 90 restaurants were not ranked. 

Known for its work with local farmers and the greater culinary community, Dai Due scores highly when it comes to food, service and ambiance. The Manor Road butcher shop and supper club has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 on OpenTable. 

"From the great staff to the delicious food this place is darn near perfection. Will be one of our regular go-to places," wrote one reviewer. Another detailed a "pretty epic" dinner, highlighting "venison ceviche, beef tartare" and "the best pork chop ever!"

Dai Due is joined by four other Texas restaurants. Dallas' The French Room ranked No. 9; other Lone Star spots in the top 100 were Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant in Camp Verde, Texas (northwest of San Antonio); Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse in Fort Worth; and Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar in Galveston.