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Serene Texas ranch resort boasts only 5-star restaurant in the state

Serene Texas ranch resort boasts only 5-star restaurant in the state

restaurant Inn at Dos Brisas
The restaurant at the Inn at Dos Brisas recently received a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. Photo courtesy of Inn at Dos Brisas
restaurant Inn at Dos Brisas
The Inn at Dos Brisas itself received a four-star rating. Photo courtesy of Inn at Dos Brisas
Inn at Dos Brisas
An offering from the chef's tasting menu. Photo courtesy of Inn at Dos Brisas
restaurant Inn at Dos Brisas
restaurant Inn at Dos Brisas
Inn at Dos Brisas

Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio 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.

Released annually, the prestigious list recognizes the world's best hotels, restaurants and spas with recommended, four- and five-star ratings. "We are thrilled," said managing director Steve Shotsberger in a release. "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."

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 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.

Texas fared better in the four-star ratings, with 24 overall, including four Dallas hotels (Four Seasons, Joule, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Ritz-Carlton); five restaurants (Abacus, Fearing's, Stephan Pyles, French Room, Mansion Restaurant); and two spas (Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton).