Turtle Restaurant, 514 Center Ave. - Best Fine Dining restaurant within 100 miles. Great food and service. You'll drive out of your way to dine here the second time. This statement is meant both figuratively and literally. There is no way to go to Brownwood without going out of your way.
- Fort Worth Hole in the Wall, UrbanSpoon contributor blog, "Texas Road Trip"
"I chose "The Turtle" for a first date, she and I were very pleased. I can't tell you how refreshing it is just know this quality of dining is so near. The food and service we received would rival any that could be found in any metropolitan area. The wine selection is amazing and so are the prices. I strongly suggest this place to anyone that values quality... I give it five shining stars."
- Zagat: Ricky
"Small place downtown with wonderful food and cocktails, great environment and service... It was obvious that the chef and owners took pride in their food. We will definitely return many times!"
- Trip Advisor: Annie B, San Saba, TX
"The Turtle Enoteca remains my favorite place to get a drink and hang out in Brownwood, and has the best selection of craft beer and wine in town. Their pizza's remain one of my favorite's in particular "The Dano Supremo" :). They are now home to "The Best Burger In Brownwood" after their win at the Taste of Spring this year. Still the best fine dining you can get in Brownwood, and with the new Pasta machine, it now is home to the best Italian Cuisine in town. Fresh Pasta and ingredients are a ticket to flavor town! Finish off a great meal with Creme Brule, Sorbet or Gelato! What's not to like? Come raise a glass with me for a nice escape in the heart of Brownwood! Prost!"
- Yelp: Dano D, Brownwood, TX
"This is definitely 5 stars for Brownwood, at least four anywhere else in Texas. Food was fresh and seasonal and portions were ample. In February 2013, I had a delicious bowl of tortellini, sausage and kale soup followed by pork chateaubriand (tenderloin) with brussels sprouts and risotto accompanied by a nice glass of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The soup accompanied by a salad would have been more than ample, and the pork was enough for two people. It was at least double the amount of tenderloin that I usually eat at home. The pork was crisp on the outside and just slightly pink in the center... an excellent meal, fairly priced."
- Yelp: Alfred S., Austin, TX
"I had a cup of the chicken tortilla soup, unbelievable. Spicy and full of flavor, the chicken pieces were so tender. You could tell the chef really knew what he was doing with this soup. There was a small amount of cheese that had melted under several tortilla slide chips. The spices that were used in the soup were just wonderful not over bearing, but just right. (I do like spicy and this was not over the top.)"
- Yelp: William M., Dallas, TX