The Roosevelt Room

4.8
662 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, The Roosevelt Room is Austin's most awarded cocktail bar, offering a seated experience with table service provided by its knowledgeable bar staff to guide guests through its expansive menu of classic and original cocktails, craft beer, wine, and epicurean bar food.

Voted Austin's Best New Cocktail Bar 2015 by Thrillist, Bar of the Year 2017 by TimeOut Austin, and Top Ten American High Volume Cocktail Bars 2018, 2019, and 2020 by the Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail.

RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED. We warmly welcome walk-ins when we have availability, but please note that there may be a short wait for the next available table. If your reservation details happen to change, please let us know as soon as possible. Although we will do our best to accommodate last-minute alterations to your reservation, we cannot guarantee immediate seating for any additional guests. For reservations of 11+, click the "Book an Event" tab on our website.

Safety precautions

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 662 people are saying
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RevelryT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Roosevelt Room is an amazing place! Justin the owner goes out of his way to make each guest feel comfortable. I highly recommend this bar.

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GaryD
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time! Bar tenders are wonderful!

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Karen
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The atmosphere, the inspired drinks and delicious food. We sat at the bar and had the pleasure of watching mixologist Kay's artistry in preparing delicious and beautiful cocktails.

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jgold24
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for the ambience and it was absolutely amazing.

I didn't try the food or anything and we actually just had non-alcoholic drinks (mine was quite delicious).

The service also seemed excellent, but we didn't really order much.

Just based on the ambience alone, I'm super excited to go back.

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ElizabethB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatatmosphere, wonderful drinks with a large selection and menu. Tasty apps. Great vibe for a girls night out or date night.

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vipKristin
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an enjoyable time at Roosevelt Room. The bar seating is amazing, and our bartender was knowledgeable.

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cameronb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date location. I recommend making a reservation ahead of time and catching the daily happy hour is a great budget friendly way to have excellent drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar, fabulous drinks and great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at the Rosevelt Room. Loved the ambience and music. Drinks were tasty as well as the charcuterie board. Definitely planning on coming back here again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. The service, food and drinks were exceptional and we can’t wait to make a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our seating was at the bar when I reserved a table; absolutely no room at bar given the actual bar surface was completely utilized by drink garnish trays so we had no room for food, drinks, etc. The bartender was very unfriendly and unhelpful when it seems the entire point of this bar is to learn about new cocktails. She seemed incredibly perturbed by our drink inquiries. Will not go again and told friends it wasn’t worth the effort to go.

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vipDinnerBratt
Central Texas
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the drinks and ambiance of Roosevelt. It took a while to get our drink orders- and it was not a full house. I know there is a trade off between speed and quality of a diverse drink menu! But seemed a little yesterday. We definitely would have had another round if drinks were coming faster.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our reservation was for 9pm, and we were not assigned our table till 9.30. The reception desk kept saying that they were trying to get the earlier people on our table to get up. Honestly, that’s not my problem when I have a reservation for 9pm. They should do a better job of calculating these things so that people like us who made a reservation a month ago don’t have to wait 30 mins and check multiple times about what is going on. I expect to be assigned a table at that time, especially since we were on time. Also, multiple people (couples and larger groups went in before us and seems like they didn’t get their table late. if the roles were reversed and we reached more than 15 mins late, we would have lost the table.

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TimB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

great spot for unique cocktails. perfect for grabbing drinks before a night out or nice dinner.

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NiteshP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Awesome! Recommend to all. Great drinks and service. Best penicillin I've ever had!

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vipKristin
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. We will return and request her service again!

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Nope
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks are amazing, food menu is well chosen, but VERY limited.

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vipPhillipY
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always; this is the best place in Austin for a great time going out for high quality craft cocktails. Would highly recommend anyone make a visit at least once. Friendly staff, tasty drinks and amazing ambiance.

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StacyW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The drinks were excellent as was the service . I loved the ambience and the chill vibe.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, amazing atmosphere, amazing location! We will Definitely be back for more!

my cousin Brandi Barnwell recommended this place, based on knowing one of the owners Justin! This place is an awesome place for any special occasion, or just a casual night out on the town

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Josh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, awesome service combined with a great atmosphere. Being we go there quite often it's the perfect place to get a drink and relax

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Firsttime
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place! Cocktails are amazing. We got to sit at the bar and watch the bartender create numerous cocktails. Service was amazing! Delicious food! Great ambiance. A must do when in Austin!

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Kody
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection of drinks, the mixology, and ambiance were terrific.

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vipJulieS
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Nice setting, great menu of cocktails. Food choices disappointing and service was not good. I understand service industry is really short staffed but it was not busy in there and yet we waited 30 minutes for our drinks. The cocktails were delicious and worth waiting for but the food was sadly lacking. With so many other great choices of places to go in central Austin I wouldn’t recommend going here now.

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Fish
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you are looking for craft cocktails with a great vibe.....this is it.

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vipkjsdining
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first date at the Roosevelt Room and we love to go back and try more cocktails. Their signature cocktails are amazing and the bartenders are incredible when it comes to helping you pick something if you’re not sure what to order!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food and drinks were delicious. Only draw back is that there really aren’t tables unless you have 4+ guests. Bar seating is tight.

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SalS
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Kay was amazing at describing the drinks and making it comfortable for us to ask any questions or thoughts about different drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The drinks were delicious but took forever and were extremely expensive. The cheese tray was very average for the price.

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible drink selection and service! We made reservations for 8, but ended up bringing an extra person. The staff was accommodating and very attentive. Kind people making beautiful and unique drinks!! Great place for a date night, or family outing! Relaxing and overall great experience.

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AndreaL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Roosevelt Room is a classic and attractive establishment for upscale food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun ambiance with cool drinks. Great place to meet up with friends or take out of town guests.

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RobertW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails ,we had the epicure board as the charcuterie board only had meat no cheese.
These boards could have been better but overall enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place and the variety of cocktails they have to offer. This is going to be our go to place!!

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vipAleksandra
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience! Great service. Creative cocktails and friendly staff. Thank you!

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PattiW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I made this reservation 2 months in advance, when we arrived plenty of space but we were put in a lousey area by the kitchen. Service was poor, took over 15 min for anyone to ask for an order. We had to stop a server and ask for help. The front desk woman had no personality. Cocktails were fair. Will not be back.

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Mjcl
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks, awesome service, decently priced, and quite the selection of cocktails, a must try!

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Drinks are always great! Their staff is very professional and friendly. We have always had a great experience there.

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LisaS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, need reservations

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Roosevelt Room using the Order Online button. The Roosevelt Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 494-4094.

The Roosevelt Room is rated 4.8 stars by 662 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.

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