Rosewood

4.7
534 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Gulf Coast style chophouse from Chef/Owner Jesse DeLeon. Located blocks from downtown, perched on the hill at the intersection of Rosewood Avenue and 11th Street in East Austin. Operating in the historic Haynes-DeLashwah House, built in 1890. The atmosphere progresses from lively to intimate from the boisterous setting of Rosewood’s eight-seat bar with full menu service, to the convivial spirit of the 12-table main room, to an intimate 12-seat private room, to the up-close experience of the eight-seat Chef’s Counter–reserved for only one nightly seating, only serving a multi-course tasting menu. The spacious decks and grand lawn are outfitted with a variety of settings, perfect for cocktails or outdoor dining. By using indigenous ingredients to create unexpected interpretations of childhood favorites and heartfelt references to coastal dishes and regional food staples, we hope our guests will feel entirely comfortable and curious, exploring our menu.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived and they a Had direct parking on premises.
The owner treated us at the door and seated us promptly right outside in the shade. The wait staff polite and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food overall. The hamachi was a little too fishy smelling but everything else was great.

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susan
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Everyone was very nice and attentive. Great attention to details.

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Emily
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff at Rosewood were very friendly and helpful, and we very much liked the atmosphere.

We enjoyed most of the food, although the short ribs were rather dry (the collard greens, however, were delicious!) The salad was good, but not spectacular. The mozzarella and tomato appetizer was delicious!

My takeaway feeling after leaving Rosewood was that the food preparation was uneven, and a bit pricey for what we got, but we did enjoy the ambience and MOST of the meal.

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vipJamieP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The location is great! I really enjoyed the overall experience at Rosewood. We sat on the outside patio and had a great view. The old historic building is really cool and offers a unique dining experience. The drinks were amazing and the food was good. I recommend the duck queso. Would recommend for a date night or small get together.

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grg39
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service for our table of six. Three appetizers were very good, especially the tomato’s and mozzarella and the beef tartar. Unique drinks were quite good. Main courses were all very good. Short ribs, pan seared flounder were excellent. Good value; two bottles of Garnacha wine, plus 6 cocktails, 3 appetizers, 6 entrees came to roughly $78 each. We would go here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have eaten

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vipkimc
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word, outstanding. The food was incredible. The wine list quite thoughtful. But the service was the cherry on top. My wife had haw surgery and was quite limited in her options. Hailey gave this her full attention, and put together the best main and sides that were available. Hailey is tops.

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RCVA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Beautiful building and fantastic ambiance on the patio. Food was enjoyable but not incredible, especially for the price and atmosphere. The service was a little inattentive and slow. The servers do not wear masks, and while that technically follows CDC policy, it was a little jarring to see, especially when other fine dining restaurants in Austin are maintaining safety precautions.

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PalomaV
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic spot for an upscale, yet casual date night. The food was so fresh and the service was great.

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Hapless52
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was indifferent except for the tomato and mozzarella salad. Both my fish and my gnocchi were burned and tasteless. Not worth the outrageous prices.

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vipLulu
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our waiter was not knowledgeable about the menu. Service was very slow and sloppy and just unprofessional.
What kind of restaurant does not allow substitutions and doesn’t offer sides that can be ordered separately? Food was overpriced. Beautiful place - but won’t be going back.

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OliviaG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had hands down. The chef’s counter was an awesome experience.

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SerE
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. Everything we ordered was such a great plate that we have not found at other places.

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MelissaH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I made last minute late reservations here after having a horrible dining experience at another restaurant. Given this was our 2nd time getting a babysitter since having our baby, we wanted to save the night out and Rosewood did just that and then some! I believe our server's name was Ben, and he was incredibly friendly and helpful. We've been to Rosewood a few times and it's never disappointed, but it had been a while. Food was still excellent and we look forward to returning soon! Highly recommend.

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DannynKatie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first experience at Rosewood we were blown away and will definitely be back. The staff were knowledgeable, very courteous, communicative and attentive. The food was absolutely divine. Our highest compliments to the chefs for nailing this southern inspired menu. My partner and I agree, the roasted duck was the best duck we've ever eaten in our lives. The food is so good it gives you a new perspective on what's possible in culinary arts. The drink list was also outstanding and the bartenders are top notch cocktail curators. This place is pure and special. If you're already this far in the reviews because you're debating whether to book a reservation, just go, it's so worth it!

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KenD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Spicy Tuna was less than desired. Everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Stephen never fails to amaze. The food was packed with flavor in every bite. His take on food is very homey, but exquisite at the same time. I had the ceviche tostada, the fried quail, and the dry aged steak. Everything was amazing. The things that were spicy weren’t over bearing and was delicious. I will definitely be visiting this place again soon. Honestly, every bite is worth it. The service was fantastic and the environment is very relaxed without being pretentious. The staff is great. They are very relatable and polite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosewood has the best ambiance, staff and chef in ATX! The atmosphere creates such a unique experience with history and a cool Austin vibe. Great spot for a large group business entertaining or date night.

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vipThomasS
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the shrimp and duck dishes. Nice views of downtown

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vipAleksandra
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 3 best restaurant in town - incredible food - huge variety for plant based diet as well, carrying and professional staff and beautiful ambiance! Highly recommend it!

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DonnaK
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was served in a timely fashion. Everything we ordered was done well. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Table In front porch is for the birds

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SarahG
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Everything we ate was top notch and worth the price!

This is the first time I have been to a restaurant since the pandemic started so I was pretty nervous about the enforcement of their COVID policies, but they enforced them and I felt very safe.

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vipDRKM
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A bit overrated. Cute building. Thought it was more upscale. We definitely felt overdressed. You can wear a ball cap, jeans or shorts here apparently.

Seating was outside on patio, covered. Path to the patio not suitable for heels really, friends had an issue. Expected something more comfortable than the seating that was there, maybe a cushion? When the sun goes down they need candles or something on the tables, very dark!

Appetizers were good, cauliflower great!, duck was good. Drinks were ok. Entree's were just ok, had the tenderloin, flounder and filet at the table.

Overall wouldn't recommend it for a date night, maybe a casual night with friends if other places are booked.

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vipATXfoodlover
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

OK, we REALLY wanted to love this place. It was our first time, and based on the reviews we took my son there to celebrate his birthday.

The hummus was good, and the fries with the New York strip were really good, too. My blackened flounder was not very good. The flavors did not really meld, and it was a pretty small portion for the money. The NY strip was gristly, not cut very well, and not very flavorful. It was tender, once you got past the gristle, but not enough edible meat to satisfy. Definitely not worth $150. The hamachi tostado was pretty good, but not great, and the crispy sesame pork ribs were really dry and tough - probably our least favorite thing we ordered. The banana pudding for dessert was OK - incredibly sweet.

There's a lot of potential here. The historic house that it occupies is beautiful, the patio is super nice and COVID friendly. They've tried to pivot from their original idea of shared plates to larger entree type meals because of COVID concerns. So, possibly they are still in the process of figuring out their identity. But, I would say they need to decide what they want to be - bar food/bistro, or seafood chophouse. Choose one and be excellent at it would be my recommendation. We may come back and try them again, just to give them another shot.

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vipTecolote
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was great but the poor service spoiled an otherwise lovely evening.

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vipjewel
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Rosewood is in a lovely location with plenty of well designed outdoor seating. Our service was attentive and helpful but the fish my husband ordered was partially frozen/raw. They were extremely sorry and replaced it with a tenderloin steak that was outstanding. My short ribs were very good. The cocktails were good but the place is very pricey so overall the experience was mixed.

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vipNona
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and cocktails were all fantastic! Would love to see the return of paper menus, I’m not a fan of the scan type.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it and recommend for a date night! The Ranch steak is yummy

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vipJSW58
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Sat outside as watched the sun go down. The outside space is perfect, the inside space is beautiful. The meal was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dana is just the best! Amazing service. You have to have the lamb - phenomenal!! As for apps, can’t go wrong with the shrimp and port ribs. One of the best dinners I’ve had in a minute

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JaimeG
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Staff super friendly and very accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Great recs and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. Pricey with flaky service and my food came out cold. Meh.

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Daleq
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I have been a big fan of Rosewood for quite some time, but something changed this time compared to last visits. It was almost as if it had changed hands or was under new management. The commitment to farm to table didn't seem to be there as it was in the past. We had the cowboy steak that fed two people. Advertised as a 40 day dry aged cut, I was expecting a very tender steak, but it wasn't. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great. It was just ok which is how I described it to the waiter when he asked. It was also a bit cold. I think it was cooked too soon in comparison to the other things we ordered. My wife had the Chicken and it was awesome. I hope my experience was just an anomaly, and we will for sure go back again, as we love the character of the place, but they need to pay a bit more attention to a steak that costs $133.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food d, great service, outdoors, safe, great wine. Good for every and any occasion.

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Cynk
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wouldn't change a thing and can't wait to return!

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vipCribjon
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food. Warm and inviting atmosphere!!

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You can order delivery directly from Rosewood using the Order Online button. Rosewood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 838-6205.

Rosewood is rated 4.7 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.