Rosedale Kitchen & Bar

4.4
99 reviews
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Guild, the highly-anticipated and newly opened project from Chef Sterling Ridings, and the Chameleon Companies (Swift’s Attic and Wu Chow), is a progressive American seafood restaurant and oyster bar specializing in seasonal ingredients, locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared for guests to enjoy in a comfortable yet contemporary atmosphere. We source directly from many central Texas farms, including our very own herb garden located on the property. Our oysters arrive daily and directly from the farmers themselves from both the East and West coasts of the United States and Canada. We offer the freshest seafood but also other dishes, such as steak, pork, quail, vegetarian and also vegan options on a seasonally changing menu.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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(512) 975-2626
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sterling Ridings
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
39th Street
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Parking details
We have complimentary evening valet parking located on 39th street. Street and garage parking is also available.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 99 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant is closed (permanently). We did not go.

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O
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We did the New Year's Eve Five Course Dinner menu and the food was fantastic. All the courses from the were very unique but very good. Everything was cooked perfectly. My only complaint was the service (which it is busy on New Year's Eve) and sometimes we waited at times 30-45 mins for the next course (which the restaurant realized the issue and gave my wife an extra glass of wine which was nice). Would definitely try Guild again for dinner.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 7, 2019

Thank you so much! Come visit us in our new downtown location ~ opening Spring 2019!

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PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent and the chefs are amazing. The ambience seems a bit too quiet however..

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Responded on December 31, 2018

Thank you!

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We brought friends here soon after our first time coming. Not all of the dishes were available and the desert wasn’t as amazing, but still one of our favorite restaurants in Austin.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an exceptional experience. Our waiter was amazing as was our meal and drinks. He surprised us with the cardamom pavlova desert which blew us away too. We loved this location and hope in downtown it’s doesn’t get crammed or too loud.

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B
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Too expensive

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MC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Too expensive, plates very small, very good taste but really too expensive :(

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D
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guild was delicious. We sat at a cozy corner table for two. We started with oysters. They have a nice selection. For dinner we had the halibut and scallops. The dishes had so many different yummy components that came together in a great way. The service was solid too! We will definitely be back!

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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S
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent . The space is beautiful! We had a lovely evening there.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 5, 2018

Thank you so much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was not especially tasty, and quite expensive. For a $200 bill, I know I would have much preferred patronizing Barley Swine, or Clark’s. We will not return even though we live right in the neighborhood.

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LS
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening out. Delicious and very creative - would have loved slightly larger portions though. Thank you!

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Responded on December 5, 2018

Thank you!

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EE
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Expensive for what you get. Small plates charged as if larger portions.

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BT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious and fresh. Fun cocktails and a good wine list. Atmosphere is great and was a quiet. Personally I tire of the shared-plates movement and would prefer more entree/appetizer type menus but that is my only complaint. Everything was super tasty and left feeling satisfied at all levels.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2018

Thank you Becca!

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AD
Austin
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambience of the restaurant is outstanding. The food, while good seems to be loaded with a multitude of additional items seeking to make it trendy. I had the halibut, which was tasty -- but arrived lukewarm. Service was spotty.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 16, 2018

Thank you for giving us a try. We appreciate the time you took to review us. We are sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your experience and will use this information to help us to grow. We do hope you give us another try soon and try some of the other items on our menu.

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CK
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place!! It was such a gem and we will be back.

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Responded on November 13, 2018

Thank you Cara, we are looking forward to seeing you again!

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MB
Austin
68 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I asked a friend to join me for dinner because I had dined at Guild last week with a large group, the UT retired faculty-staff association, and enjoyed the meal. I particularly enjoyed the mussels, perhaps the best I had been served in Austin. I had been to Guild once before and had a good experience. But not this time, Friday, November 9. The mussels came, again excellent. Salads came and almost in mid-bite my friend was served his halibut. We were both surprised and even more so when after about ten minutes my entree, scallops, had not arrived. My friend did not want to start his entree until mine arrived. At length I caught the server’s attention and asked about my entree. He may not have turned in the order, we thought. The server said it would be coming and went to the kitchen counter and spoke with someone. After another ten or fifteen minutes we asked the waiter to return my friend’s entree because by then it was cold and the slice of toast on top of the halibut was limp. Finally, when the server brought both entrees he said the original halibut should have been served to another table. I looked at my scallops, or I should say scallop. It was one scallop with two thin rounds like tiny pancakes and three little chunks of what must have been in the center of the single scallop. That was to be a $28.00 entree. We finished our meal and asked to have the check split evenly. We were followed to the auto valet stand by a gentleman we assume was a manager, who asked us if there was a problem with the meal. We had not made a fuss, so were surprised, but pleased, that he had approached us outside. We explained the issues. He simply nodded and returned inside. But the night did not get better. When I got home I had an email alert from American Express. I was charged for the entire meal. Half was also charged to my friend. I called and Ashley, after a few minutes, said it was a mistake, would be corrected. It was not a good evening.

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - the servers and staff were so welcoming and accommodating- every dish was amazing and we couldn’t stop ordering. It was a great experience and we are so glad we tried it

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 9, 2018

Thank you so much! We hope you join us again soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Guild is unique in the Austin food scene. The range of dishes is creative; presentation and quality excellent. Incredible selection of oysters, small plates and entrees. Our server was well-informed and answered our questions. With open kitchen and room design we enjoyed watching our meal being prepared.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2018

Thank you so much ~ we hope to see you again soon!

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RG
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very poor. The waiter seemed unfamiliar with the menu, and he would disappear for long periods of time. We didn’t order until about 30 minutes after we were seated and didn’t get our food for another 45 minutes or so.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 5, 2018

Thank you so much for letting us know. Your feedback helps us to get better and it is much appreciated.

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CS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

So overpriced for food that was trying to hard to be unique that it tasted disgusting.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 5, 2018

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience.

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OT
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our waiter Shane was awesome. Perfect spot for a double date!

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Waiter was nice but their was this unspoken tension/stress noted from employees, waitress, look on faces
Of those working there. Seemed like something underneath the surface was going on.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 31, 2018

Thank you for letting us know - we will look into the matter. Hope to see you again soon!

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JN
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

They try to be a foodie place but the $45 NY strip was very fatty, and the boillabaisse was very salty. Missed the boat. Kindly , the server didn’t charge for the steak without us asking.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 31, 2018

We will look into the matter and appreciate you taking the time to let us know so we can improve. Thank you!

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M
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! The food, the service, the attention to detail. Will definitely be back.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 31, 2018

Thank you so much ~ see you soon!

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JF
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall, a really fine meal. Our server - perhaps new to service? - asked us 4 times in 19 minutes if we had questions or were ready to order. Sort of a burn-and-turn approach. I mentioned it to an AGM, and then the meal went into SLO—MO: 35 minutes between courses. Still, this is a remarkable new resto, and my sense is that they will work out the kinks.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Responded on October 31, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to let us know -- this feedback will help us grow!

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C
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, potent cocktails, delicious dishes. We’ll definitely be back.

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SL
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for high quality oysters and fish. The Chef is quite amazing.

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RR
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is phenomenal. It is a progressive menu experience. We tried the salmon belly and Oysters to start. Then were brought out the gnocchi, risotto and the steak to the halibut. The food was exceptional. Our server Jacqueline was wonderful and very attentive. Our favorite drinks were the Sage Old Fashion and the Strawtichoke. A fabulous night was had by all!!

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J
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The brunch menu is interesting, particularly their cocktail list (I actually loved the sake "mimosa"). However, service was lack-luster and it took a while to get drinks and food and more drinks. Our drink order was messed up with the table's next to us, and we were asked three different times if we wanted another drink before it arrived. I think the staff was just overwhelmed - they were trying to be attentive, but either they were too busy, or the bar and kitchen was backed up. I think the food was okay - I won't rush back, but I wouldn't object if I had someone that wanted to go back. Especially for the sake "mimosa".

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P
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot! The only reason I did not give it five stars was because it does take quite some time to be served. We waited an hour after placing our brunch order. Just know that going in, especially if you are on a schedule. Our wonderful waiter said dinner time is quite a bit slower making it a true dining experience. A very chef inspired venue ~ enjoy :)

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DS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable, the food was outstanding, and the reasturant with it’s open kitchen design is gorgeous. Will be coming back.

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s
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Guild for our anniversary. The seafood was really great and the dishes were creatively prepared. The fish dip was excellent. The restaurant itself is also very stylish. Would definitely recommend!

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j
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

we were very disappointed. service was ok, not great. very expensive, even for a high end restaurant. menu fairly limited and odd, even for a foodie, especially the desserts. super fennel heavy. restaurant was also loud. it is an attractive space, owever.

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RW
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation on OpenTable for 10pm. OpenTable even allowed us to make the reservation. We got to the restaurant only to find out that they closed at 10pm. OpenTable even had an availability online for 1015pm. Extremely frustrated that the system would allow us to book a reservation for a slot when the restaurant was closed.

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DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious and were creative. Larger dining room them expected and very nice patio. Everything was great. Chef Kristen Kish was sitting behind me enjoying several courses, if that tells you anything. But, oddly qe went on a Wednesday night at 8pm and there were only a few other tables. We were the only ones in the whole place once our dinner was finished. It was if we rented out the place for ourselves. A couple of the chefs even brought our courses to the the table and explained the dishes.

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SD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I was super excited to try this place, as it's owned by the same company as Swift's Attic and Wu Chow (both of which are great). We booked Sunday brunch for four of us. The positives: the space itself is fantastic - super modern and looks great. They have $2 sake mimosas, which came promptly and were delicious.

However, I will definitely never go back for brunch.

The food took forever (none of it arrived at the same time, just bits and pieces - first came 1 order of bacon after 30 minutes, then nothing until some beignets (one of our main courses), and then 3 main courses arrived together another 20-20 minutes later. I would like to mention that Guild was basically empty at this time...the delay wasn't because they were slammed with so many orders.

That itself was annoying, but here's the real issue: the food was terrible. It was just...all genuinely bad tasting.

1) We started with a pastry board, with an assortment of desserts that came out burned, crispy, and just plain gross.

2) We also ordered hushpuppies as part of our entree (and they continued to bring us more which we kept having to remind them we didn't order). They were inedible. Super, super salty and just bad tasting. We didn't eat more than a bite each of them.

3) The oyster beignets tasted off. Like the oysters had gone bad.

4) The savory dutch pancake was just...bad. It came with a fried egg, avocado, bacon and "red-eyed gravy." Nowhere in the description did it state it's "coffee flavored gravy" but that's exactly what it was. The coffee-grind gravy-ish substance dripped all over it ruined what could have been solid bacon, avocado, and egg on its own.

Will not return. There too many other places in Austin where you can get a great mimosa without waiting an hour and eating bad food.

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CA
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch.

Disappointed as there was but one fish-seafood item available. Also a very limited menu.
Last: way too much salt on the food

Prices were good.

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RM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We tried Guild after a University of Texas performance. it was convenient to get to being so close to UT but also didn't feel as if we were in the heart of Student center. What i want to point our was our waitress!! she was fantastic and engaging. we had private conversations and she was aware of when to come by for water or when we needed more. she gave us some tid bits of info about the restaurant but wasn't lingering. it was perfection. the food also delicious. when you walk in you see their garden and the basil, rosemary and others that you assume are used in the food. and with great delight! It was so yummy and the perfect late night place

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine, service and ambiance! Visited Guild for the first time while celebrating my husband’s birthday, and we were so impressed. We will be back for sure!

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