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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress
Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://roaringfork.com
  • Phone: (512) 583-0000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Adrian Giovanelli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet nightly starting at 4:30pm. The valet parking is only $7. During lunch, valet parking is available through the Intercontinental SFA Hotel on 7th St. right out front of the Hotel.
A word from Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress
The Roaring Fork offers bold American wood-fire cooking with fine dining atmosphere. We serve dinner nightly starting at 5pm and Happy Hour daily from 4pm - 7pm in our bar and lounge area only. Sorry, no reservations for Happy Hour. Our bar and lounge is always open seating. We also serve lunch Monday through Friday starting at 11am. Reservations are always recommended for both, lunch and dinner. Thank you for your interest and we hope to serve you soon. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Everyone was great the service was outstanding had a wonderful time..."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I came here to eat with a close friend from college whom I had not seen in over a year. Food was exquisite. I ordered the cedar planked salmon and was blown away. Cooked just right with a delicious green bean salad. Topped off with a bourbon berry lemonade. It was sublime. The only drawback for the whole night was that the waitress (Emma) took a bit longer than I would have liked in checking on us and bringing us the check. Other than that, it was a great first time experience and I would heartily recommend it to others."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The Roaring Fork is always consistently great food at a reasonable price for lunch downtown."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The service and food are excellent. This is a good restaurant for a dinner when you are going to be in Austin and want something other than Mexican food and BBQ. It is also a very comfortable place for a business dinner."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We did make reservations to insure we could get a table and in an effort to get out in less than an hour. We had amazing service who could 'read' our needs and knew we weren't there to dilly-dally - never felt rushed, and we were able to get in and out in under an hour. Excellent for those of us that just can't take extended lunches."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great food and great service! Recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "All 4 of us had the filet and it was incredible! The sides and desert were all great. I wish I could eat here more often."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were visiting Austin for a work convention I took a chance and made reservations at the Roaring Fork for 6. I did look at the reviews on Yelp before. The experience was great, the waiter awesome and the food was awesome as well! I will definately go again if given the opportunity!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We went here on the recommendation of our son, and it was everything we hoped it would be. People were friendly, food was great and the server very knowledgeable...and had a wonderfully warm manner. I had the sea bass with the watermelon salad...delicious!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was very good. I loved the Cowboy Cut, Bone-In Ribeye. The rest of my group got the Pork Tenderloin and also liked it very much. The Manager on Duty was very attentive and made sure we were taken care of. This is a great place to take your out if town guests or business associates."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places for celebrating special occasions. The food is always amazing and the service is top-notch. We've been many times over the years, and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My wife got a filet mignon and I immediately regretted my choice of a salad (though the salad was exceptional). We will be going back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I love this place. The pork tenderloin is delicious, love the spinach waldorf chicken salad. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our server was attentive at just the right level - right there when we needed her, not hanging around when we didn't. The rainbow trout entree was superb - done perfectly with a delicious brown butter. One of the best fish entrees I've had in years. Grouper entree was also delicious but not up to the level of the trout. Nice wine list and a choice of craft beers."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Will definitely go back, wait staff and manager were very friendly. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Please bring yourself to dallas. Everything was executed to perfection. Get a new valet service, I don't think I should have to wait for him to finish paragraph or wave to him to get his attention when we drive up."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our food was good, but the restaurant is somewhat loud. The prices are fair for the quality and amount of food. Green chili mac and cheese and the street corn were amazing. Waiter was good and knowledgeable about offerings. Need more farm to table offerings."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The best steak I've ever had.. hands down!! I had requested a view of Congress since it was a fun girls night, and they of course were able to make that happen. Our waitress was super knowledgeable about the wines/drinks and was extremely friendly. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was great! Service was OK but could have been better - a few missed details from the order and not as attentive as it should have been for follow ups and refills. Overall, a good experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is a great spot for the downtown crowd to grab lunch. With a reservation, you can get seated pretty much immediately. Prices aren't bad for such a place, and the food's pretty good too."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went for lunch. Food was good, cocktails were very good and the restroom were clean. I would recommend this place for a place to catch lunch off the 6th street vibe."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Was visiting Austing for a quick business trip and discovered this great downtown gem. My group loved everything from the fresh guacamole to the heirloom salad that was a special for the night. The flavors were quite a treat!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My only complaint is the parking situation. Yes, they offer valet, but at $7 plus what you'll have to tip, it's a shame it's so hard to find affordable parking downtown."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at the RF preceded by libation in the bar. Great service both places! Food was well prepared and our server very attentive checking back several times to assure our satisfaction. Definitely would return!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Loved our dinner at RF! Food and service were great, yet prices are reasonable. Great location and great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "After visiting many food trucks on our trip to Austin we were ready for an upscale restaurant meal. The service was impeccable. Ask for Lauren. He was fun and easily point us in the right direction many times. The pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon is outrageous. As were the sides of mushrooms and spinach. Excellent. The only thing I would recommend against are the salads. Rather bland and uninteresting."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A great place to meet friends and enjoy an excellent steak."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our server Heather was busy as our party dined in the middle of lunch rush hour yet she couldn't have been more gracious or more helpful. Daily special (salmon) was amazing."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've eaten at the Stonelake location and thought it was much better all the way around. I think downtown location just okay. Not quite what I was expecting"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Probably the best steak I've had in years. You know it's good when you hear a low "mmmmm" from both your parents."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything was great except it was very hot inside. The air conditioning couldn't keep up. Maybe it's because our table was close to the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had the short ribs, redfish and chicken, and the mussels appetizer. Ribs were so tender and sauce excellent. Redfish sauce and presentation amazing. Chicken pretty good but not spectacular."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "So the service here was really what set it apart for me. That and the $7.50 Mexican Martini...I'm just saying. It was delicious. My boyfriend and I went here after our lackluster experience at Hudson's on the Bend the night before, and I'm so glad we did - it really redeemed our trip to Austin! The wedge salad was super fresh, the ribeye was cooked and seasoned wonderfully (and plenty big enough to share!), and the mexican street corn, while not as creamy as I would've expected, was clearly made fresh in the kitchen. I didn't have dessert (I was still working through my count em, THIRD refill of my martini glass off my one Mexican Martini) but my boyfriend really enjoyed the chocolate/toffee/pecan pie. :)"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The atmosphere here is pretty much split- quiet and dark on one side, noisy and vibrant on the other and they seem to size you up at the door. It worked out well for us and we had a great meal (highly recommend the bacon wrapped pork loin) with a view of Congress Ave, and even with the bar noise beside us, the booth we had was quiet enough for conversation. Service was exquisite. The manager brought a second amuse-bouche that was food allergy friendly for one of us, which was totally unexpected and very thoughtful. All in all, a wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "would go again, nice friendly staff, food was ecellent"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I am torn. The flavors of the food were excellent, but there was a consistent lack of attention to detail that surprised us. The big issue was bringing out a "medium" steak that was closer to well done. My wife accepted it because she does not like to cause problems. When the server asks you to cut into the middle of the steak and he sees no pink, he should say that it is well done and not medium. He can then ask if you are OK with it being well done. We ordered the creme brulee and the caramelized sugar was burnt. The creme brulee portion was excellent, but the burnt sugar ruined it for us. They missed several other details that would have made the experience so much better. It could have been great. I am not likely to return."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We visit Austin every year and this is always one of our stops. The food is always fantastic and the service is top-notch and friendly. Whatever you order, be sure to get a side of the Mexican Street Corn!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is located on the first floor of the historic Stephen F. Austin hotel and the southwest/cowboy decor certainly sets the mood for the dining experience. We enjoyed the creative variations on old favorites and would gladly recommend this restaurant to our friends."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere! Took some friends who are very particular about food and they enjoyed everything down to the desserts! Great place to go in a date or with friends! We will be back! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful experience for our bachelorette party of 4!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014