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Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake
Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake

Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roaringfork.com/
  • Phone: (512) 342-2700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Glenn Tabakian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: upon request

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between The Domain and Arboretum
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake
Roaring Fork offers bold American wood-fired cooking in refined atmosphere with rustic touches. Whether it's cocktails in the lounge, dinner in our comfortable dining room, or a leisurely lunch or weekend brunch on our open-air patio with panoramic views of Quarry Lake, Roaring Fork is the perfect place to relax with family and friends.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Roaring Fork has a great patio. The food is good, though not remarkable. Servers are friendly and handle families with small children well."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The staff at this restaurant was amazing. And the food absolutely delicious. They even gave my boyfriend and I a dessert on the house to celebrate our anniversary. It was wonderful and we'll definitely have to come back again when we have another occasion to celebrate. The view of the lake made everything very romantic and the lack of loud guests nearby made it so that my boyfriend and I could hold a conversation without having to shout to be heard. Another thing I appreciated was that while our waitress was attentive she wasn't overly so. We enjoyed our meal with a very acceptable amount of checking up."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my first time at the Roaring Fork, I had heard of it before but never been. Everything was outstanding. We had the fried avocado and crab meat appetizer, which was so delicious. We shared the mixed greens salad, and both ordered steaks. Their steaks are market based, so they change throughout the seasons, I had the bone-in ribeye and my girlfriend had the filet minon. Both of our steaks were cooked perfectly to our liking, and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful pairing our wines. In fact, our server was wonderful all night, good cocktail recommendations, appetizer, wine, and very friendly overall. This has to be my favorite upscale restaurant I've visited in Austin, highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had the 'big-assed burger' and was NOT disappointed. It absolutely lived up to its name! Had to end up using a fork though... which was not a problem. It was perfect. Also had the mexican street corn (which thankfully was OFF the cob!) which was wonderful. Made an already special day (July 4th) even more so!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Although the food was really good, it was a little pricy. Not sure if this is to cater to a more upscale crowd? Would only return for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Unequalled quality and presentation of the food in the Austin area. Fish dishes particularly flavorful and veggies fresh-tasting (I can't speak to the meat dishes but our friends all loved them). Ambience is great, particularly the outdoor section when weather permits. Only problem is when the indoor place is full of people - the noise level can become intolerable due to "cocktail-party effect"."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a great brunch here last Sunday. This is definitely a hidden gem. The brunch options were all delicious, and we just left raving about the place. Everything was foodie-friendly and amazingly tasty. The actual building is really cool too, and they have a wood burning oven in the front, and it has an awesome smell, even in the summer!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had the best steak in Austin. Loved the fried avocado. Spinach was delicious"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our party of 2 grew to a party of 4 unexpectedly on the 4th of July. We were able to change the reservation. We arrived and were dressed pretty casually and told the staff it would be fine if we ate outside on the patio, if it was covered and in the shade. It was covered and part of the table was in the shade. My husband, who had been battling a cold all week, was the poor one who had the setting sun in his eyes the whole time. We were joined by many flies. I'm sure there must be a solution to the many flies, but I don't know. I mentioned all the flies to our waitress and she said "yea, I know.". The food was great. The drinks were very good. But we weren't going to stay around for dessert and fight off the flies."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "BOGO special on 4th of July made this a very good value."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I wanted a place where I could make reservations for three for lunch, the Roaring Fork was perfect. My guests were delighted to have exactly what they wanted. We shared a dessert. Although it was very busy, we didn't feel rushed. Service was great."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is the best brunch i have had! Great variety of entrees and not so ordinary which i loved. Everything was delicious and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love the initial entrance. The host skillfully opens the door to welcome you at just the precise moment for the olfactic seduction of the seasoned wood fired grill. The location is perfectly set on Quarry Lake. The seating was optional for outdoor or indoor. The romantically dim lit setting would be perfect for first dates or set couples alike. The bar was ambient and inviting."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "While our waitress was very polite, it was hard for her to be attentive to our table while she also waited on a large (>20 people) wedding party table. We sat with our finished plates in front of us for approx 10 minutes while we watched her cut the cake for the wedding party. Then we watched her start to take drink orders for a birthday party table of about 12 while our bill and credit card sat on the table for another 10 minutes. Finally another waiter came over and asked if he could take care of it for us. Not exactly what we expected from Roaring Fork."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a great time, the service was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. The daily fish (grouper) was fantastic, as was the avocado and crab appetizer. The ribeye was a good steak, but probably not on the same level as the rest of the food. Though Roaring Fork is not per se a steakhouse, I expected more out of the steak. We would certainly go back, though likely not for a steak."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have a little dining group. Came here this week. Everything was excellent. Will be back soon. The Green Ghili Pork. Try it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was a first time visit for Father's Day. It was perfect for making Dad feel loved. Friends had referred us to the restaurant and we are glad they did. The entire staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Would defiantly recommend and return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I really like the Roaring Fork. They've got a great happy hour with some good deals, and while you cannot take advantage of the happy hour in the main dining room, the food and service makes up for that."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had a really nice lunch out on the deck on a beautiful June afternoon -- food, environment and service were very good"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were in Austin for our son's college graduation. The staff did a great job of making it a special evening for our party of 5. The food and service were wonderful. My only complaint is that it was extremely noisy so it was difficult to carry on a conversation at our table without shouting and also hard to hear what our waiter was saying."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I recently dined at Roaring Fork for my mother's birthday getaway. I'm from Dallas so there were high expectations for the restaurants in Austin. Upon arrival the hostess staff was underwhelming but accommodating. We requested outdoor seating and were seated in the corner somewhat secluded but it turned out to be a pretty good table. Our server Josh was awesome and the staff was helpful in suggesting menu options. The food was so yummy! I loved the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and the green chile Mac. Our server also gave us a dessert on the house to celebrate my mom's birthday (Crème brûlée was awesome) Overall we had a great experience and I would recommend Roaring Fork in the future."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went there with my dad and uncle for father's day. We ordered the 8oz black angus steak and 2 salmon steaks. The beef steak was very tender and delicious; I ordered the steak medium cooked -- it was brown on the edges, pink in the middle -- with no burnt areas anywhere on the meat ! Its the best steak I've had in a long time. The salmon tasted great with its spices. The side dishes were also good -- the mixed greens salad and the complementary dessert. Service was friendly and quick. I will definitely go there when I visit Austin again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've been a patron of the downtown and Stonelake locations of Roaring Fork for several years now, and the only time I've ever been disappointed was when I couldn't find parking. The staff is congenial without ever feeling fake. The prices are moderate and food always good quality, nicely prepared. The Stonelake views from the deck are wonderful. It isn't the hippest place to be, nor the food so incredible it'll get written up and the chefs whisked off to L.A. or NYC, but it's always very good. To me Roaring Fork is just plain comfortable... not comfortable like an old pair of jeans, but comfortable like sitting in front of a fire in a lodge at the end of a ski trip drinking a glass of fine wine...in a Jacuzzi...while getting a massage."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Roaring Fork for an early Father's Day celebration. Everything was excellent. I had the beef short ribs, they were tender and flavorful without being fatty. Dad had the trout and daughter and grandson had the Roast Pork. Everything was very tasty and well seasoned. Definately becoming one of our favorite restaurants in Austin."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and offers a good variety of food options with a notable wine and drink menu. Be advised that the noise level is very high, so not appropriate for an intimate dinner or anyone looking for quiet conversation."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We arrived promptly for our reservation on Wednesday night at 7:00pm for my husband's birthday. We were rudely told they didn't have a table ready for us and we could wait in the bar and get a drink. We went to the bar there were no seats available, plus I'm pregnant so that's not really a great option anyway. They said they had a table available outside but we had requested to sit inside so we decided to wait. After 30 minutes went by the rude hostess said they still didn't have a spot for us and we could sit outside. Okay well if that's our only option, I'm not going to let the rude service so far ruin my husband's birthday. We sat outside and sweat through our meal, the food was good but my husband's chewy steak was not worth $41."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was wonderful--service not as good as it should have been"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My spouse and I came here on a friday night around 9. The outside tables seemed to all be filled, but we chose a table indoors, as it was a little too muggy for our tastes that evening. There were only a handful of tables filled inside, so the noise level was low. It's quite dim inside, but you can still see the fine presentation of your food when it arrives at your table. I tried the filet mignon, med. rare, with the asparagus, crab and hollandaise sauce, and it was cooked to perfection. My spouse had the spit-roasted half chicken, also cooked very nicely. Tons of flavor and juicy, it was divine! Overall, a terrific time with great service. We will definitely be back for lunch and to sit out on the patio!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We tried several items on the menu - the pulled pork queso, fish tacos, and bone in rib-eye were all excellent. The green chili mac and cheese is a "must get" side dish. Staff was very attentive, managers stopped by. The bar was busy which affected drinks in the dining room, but the wait staff rallied together to get drinks out. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Everything was superbly prepared and seasoned. Server named Dylan was knowledgeable and personable, ask for him by name! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We always try to go to the Roaring Fork for special occasions and this time it was for our Anniversary. The food, service and atmosphere keeps bringing us back. You can eat in the main area or cuddle up in the Bar area. They have a great Happy Hour, and you can have a wide assortment of appetizers or they will bring you a full dinner. Wonderful cozy decor for a romantic evening. You will definitely want to come back again. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We were so disappointed to find the menu changed and Roaring Fork 11 was no longer serving the brunch item we specifically went there for! The Shrimp and grits was a favorite choice for us and we had our tastebuds all set to enjoy it this past Sunday, when we brought our friends there to introduce them to your restaurant! We were also disappointed that the crunchy cinnamon rolls had also been removed from the brunch extras. Never-the-less, the meal we did order was great, our friends enjoyed the meal and the ambiance, and we had a pleasant visit in our (requested) red booth in the dining room! We'll be back, and hope the menu items we missed will be too!! Manager, wait staff were very attentive and apologetic about the menu change."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Celebrated my recent retirement with intimate family dinner. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place to enjoy good food and service! This is one if my favs in North Austin. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The pork stew appetizer and both main dishes (Halibut and Scallops) were delicious. The deck seating made for a perfect way for my wife and I to celebrate our 48th. The shared Ancho Chocolate Brownie was a perfect end for the meal."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was way too loud at dinner. They need to do something to reduce the noise level. For dinner I would not recommend it if you wanting to a meaningful conversation."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Nice evening out for anniversary. Great food, drinks, dessert as well. Would reccomend for anyone not wanting to fight the crowd in downtown Austin, and still have a delicious meal!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Positive experience. Food/Service very good. Personally the noise level was a bit high for my tastes, but that's just me. Will come back for dinner, and a perfect spot for business lunches"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is not suitable for a business dinner. Too loud and the service is slow. Sat a 7:00, did not get out until almost 10:00. Food was okay."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great food with educated wait staff. Our table got a bone in rib eye steak that was overdone for the person who ordered it. There was no question about correcting the mistake and we were all enjoying our dinner together. The fried avocado appetizer is a fantastic taste experience. Parking can be problematic with no valet service."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had an awesome brunch on Sunday celebrating a friend's birthday. Our waiter was fantastic, the mimosas were great and the food was oustanding! We will be back again!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014