Houston, Austin and Dallas restaurants often land on "best of" lists, but only one Lone Star restaurant has been deemed worthy of five stars by the exclusive Forbes Travel Guide: Inn at Dos Brisas, a serene resort located in Washington, Texas, about halfway between Austin and Houston.
In fact, the Dos Brisas restaurant was the only Texas establishment in any category to earn five stars. Released annually, the prestigious Forbes list recognizes the world's best hotels, restaurants and spas with recommended, four- and five-star ratings.
"We are thrilled," managing director Steve Shotsberger said in a statement. "We look forward to continuing to provide our guests with exceptional farm-to-table cuisine with the introduction of our new five-course chef tasting menus."
Despite its 313 acres, the resort's maximum capacity is 28 guests.
The inn, one of the best hotels in Texas, recently announced it was transitioning to an all-inclusive resort, offering guests breakfast, lunch and the aforementioned five-course chef tasting menu for dinner. Many of the restaurant's ingredients are sourced directly from the property: A 42-acre USDA-certified organic farm and onsite greenhouse are responsible for producing 400 different varieties of herbs, fruits and vegetables that go directly from field to plate.
The hotel itself received a four-star rating from Forbes. Despite its 313 acres, the resort's maximum capacity is 28 guests. Guests can enjoy cooking classes, farm tours, horseback riding lessons, clay shooting, spa services and wine tastings.
All-inclusive rates begin at $1,069 per night for casita accommodations and $1,399 per night for hacienda accommodations.