The Roosevelt Room

4.8
632 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 632 people are saying
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SalS
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobertW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
14 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, need reservations

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vipAliS
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Environment and atmosphere were great. Highly trained, professional bartenders. Would recommend for a high end cocktail experience.

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MichelleM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks before dinner with my sister- excellent way to kick off the evening with an elevated cocktail experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roosevelt never disappoints. Great cocktails, great service and always a good time. We sat at the bar (best seats in the house for two so you can watch the bartenders mix up the magic).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chris! He’s very knowledgeable about anything to do with cocktails! He’s warm and welcoming. It’s always a joy to see him. We’ll be back soon, per usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks!!

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The ambience is why you go to Roosevelt Room, I get that. It was 6 PM on a Wednesday, and it was about half full. I couldn't get my servers attention even by waving my arms as he walked past me. Not sure when servers stopped making eye contact, or even pretending to wait on customers. It was pretty ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was a tiny bit slow at first. The French 75 and Cosmo here are my favorite.

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MichaelW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Great cocktails, but the restaurant is crowded and seating is a challenge if you plan to also eat. Limited food menu, but the items offered are good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The place itself was really cool, awesome decor and ambiance. Service was not just slow, but the staff just outright ignored us. We were sitting at the bar, ignored for 10 minutes. My husband and I both have been in the service industry and have a high tolerance for slow service if it’s busy or understaffed, but there is difference between really busy and indifference/rudeness. Our experience was the latter. I’d love to give it another chance, was a really cool place!

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GhassanO
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hang out with friends or to go on a date, the staff is amazing and very respectful, the cocktails are art, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had a great time watching master craftsmen at work.

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foodiewannabe
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this bar & cocktails. Service excellent. Vibe fun, dark and cozy. Will be back. An Austin must!

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vipMikeN
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time there. I think its best to sit at the bar so you can see the bartenders work their magic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service is slow once the place picks up…drinks are amazing!!!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just enough noise/sound for conversations to feel private, but music/sounds of the bar were not so loud that you had to shout to be heard.

Really fun and classic atmosphere, with every classic cocktail/drink you can think of and more. You can really tell the bartenders are knowledgeable and love what they do, and they do it well! It was honestly a fun experience just watching the different drinks they were making at the bar.

Small plates available if you need something to snack on while you drink as well. Will definitely be back!

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vipleslieb
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The absolute best cocktail menu. The bartenders are phenomenal. We live going here.

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vipRodneyH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well made inventive cocktails with good value offerings at happy hour. Engaging bartenders if you sit at the bar.

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vipojaijim
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to go for special drinks. Lots of activity/noise so not recommended for a quiet evening with a special someone.

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JavierU
Baja California
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect.....!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktail lounge! Just go.

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HeathC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, food, service. Variety of options for everyone to have a good time.

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vipHobbes
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST bar ever

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were fabulous, ambience was on point and the aesthetic was top notch. Overall, a spectacular experience which I would recommend to all Austinites and tourists.

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JesseG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Roosevelt Room is an amazing place. The bartenders are amazing and knowledgeable, the cocktails are legion and out of this world, and the atmosphere is lush. Thank you for a fantastic visit, Roosevelt Room!

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Very cool bar, great concept, great cocktails. Terrible experience due to very moody and rude bar girl Veronica who needs a change in career So disappointed as the experience could have been ready nice but she ruined it with her awful attitude. We sat at the bar aNd after 2 cocktails each we left due to her attitude and spent our dollars somewhere else. Such a shame.

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KoryM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The drinks were amazing, but the service was super slow!! The portions of the food were extremely small. Was a little disappointed because the price point and service didn't match.

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vipAlexC
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool place.

I made reservations on OpenTable that same morning for a Sunday late afternoon arrival of 3pm. The place is spacious, dark, and has that 1940s old time jazz vibe.

The drinks were really good. They have happy hour on Sundays from 3-7pm. Check their website for other HH hours.

We had six drinks and two snacks....bill was just $66 after taxes.

Brandon was our server and he was very friendly and attentive. Never had an empty glass on our table; he made sure the next order was in before we finished our drinks.

I would definitely return next time I'm in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great experience. The drinks are amazing and Matt was

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 632 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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