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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress, Austin, TX

Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

4.6
4.6
3308 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Roaring Fork offers bold American wood-fire cooking with fine dining atmosphere. We serve dinner nightly starting at 5pm and Happy Hour daily from 4pm - 6pm in our bar and lounge area only. Sorry, no reservations for Happy Hour. Our bar and lounge is always open seating. Reservations are always recommended for dinner. Thank you for your interest and we hope to serve you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Southwest
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 287-8011
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Adrian Giovanelli
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a celebration or a business gathering, the Roaring Fork is perfect for any occasion. Our talented Banquet Coordinator can accommodate your every desire. From parties small to large, we will dazzle your guests with an incredible dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Gabriel Benavides: (512) 583-0000
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    7th Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

3,308 Reviews
  1. FelixL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was excellent. Couldn’t have chosen a better place for our anniversary.

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  2. JerrBear

    Chicago

    143 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    143 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful evening...had a table by the window. Attended a concert next door. Food was timed well; everything came out hot and as requested. Ribeye was a little tough but nothing major. Only surprise was the chocolate chips in the pecan pie. Don't mind the creativity but would just like it disclosed prior to ordering. Looking forward to returning!

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  3. lennyb459

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Zi was the best waiter we have ever had. Very professional and knowledgeable of all aspects of the menu. This restaurant is one of our favorites and definitely the most reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is amazing, well-organized, and accommodating. Our server was very personable yet professional. Ambiance was on point. Food was meh; I don’t mind overpaying in exchange for a good ambiance but food still just didn’t live up to the fanciness of the restaurant. Beef fondue was my favorite dish, but could have been a larger serving of fondue with extra bread imo.

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  5. ReneH

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was nice enough. She wasn’t able to answer all of our questions but was friendly. We ordered the green chile pork appetizer which was good. The shrimp and grits were runny but the shrimp was cooked well. The rotisserie chicken lacked flavor. Our green chile Mac and cheese and the Mexican corn were both lukewarm at best but the taste was good. Overall, disappointing and you have many more delicious options in Austin.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was exceptionally good. She had to relocate us and did a great job.

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  7. GwenB

    Austin

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The trout is our go-to, always excellent. But, RF just can’t cook green beans (RAW, despite multiple requests to chef to cook them), so sub the sprouts or spinach!

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  8. Lisa

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciate Cliff’s kind attention! He always does a great job 👍

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  9. Arynps

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great cocktails! We had the filet mignon and shrimp and grits, and they were both delicious.

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  10. KarenC

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was hit and delicious, service was outstanding and loved the indoor seating with picture window overlooking outdoor walk way.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tom, our server was amazing. He took the time to knowy preferences. His service was impeccable. Enjoyed our dinner very much.

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  12. CarolW

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to sit at the bar and got excellent service with almost no noise. The good was beyond what I expected…just recently discovered it’s a relative of Red Ash….such high quality of everything

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  13. mfavfoods

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Great way to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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  14. TedS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the service was professional

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  15. KentA

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, I had the pulled pork enchiladas with green chile gravy, it is outstanding!

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  16. JoeB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Texas! Chef Adrian outdoes himself every time we dine at “The Fork”. Of course our favorite is the steaks but everything else on the menu is also amazing!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but took a looooong time to get food out of the kitchen even though the place was half full. Waiter didn’t come by so we could ask and let him know we had to be somewhere.

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  18. FranO

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, steaks and chicken and sides were delicous

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was not impressed with the steak. It was average at best. Sides were awesome though. Waiter was super nice and attentive.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were wonderful! Highlights were the mussels & chorizo, rainbow trout, and chocolate torte. We had a great date night. In my opinion, The Roaring Fork is one of the few restaurants in Austin that is not overpriced. It is worth what you pay for!

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  21. AdamA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine - caters to tourists perhaps? Quality just wasn’t there for price. Honestly just didn’t like it. We had Steak and sides - perhaps the other mains are better. Many better options in ATX for steakhouse!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent! Worth a visit! Highly recommend

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  23. sgboo

    Houston

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Good service. Best tortilla soup in town.

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  24. JamesG

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We reserved a table for 10 to celebrate an 80th birthday. From the moment we entered the Roaring Fork, our waitress was available for anything we needed. We had to wait for two other groups to arrive, and she was extremely patient and accommodating. I have not had such excellent service in a long, long time. The food was excellent, and we really enjoyed the ambience.

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  25. RickC

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibe, great cocktails and specatclar food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were at party of 4 & I would give it a 3-Star because the overall experience w/food was just ok. One of us had the burger, which was just ok, as well as the salmon. One had the steak, which looked very good. One of the sides that we love to order at other restaurants was the truffle fries, which were just ok here. My martini that I order & is amazing at good restaurants was just ok here. We we had reservations & requested a booth. The booth we were placed at had the kitchen on the other side of a glass border. There were kitchen workers directly on the other side of the open glass having loud conversations, a little annoying, especially for a place like this. Our server was quite good, but they overall experience and food items, just really OK for us.

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  27. TomW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was attentive and friendly. I love the wood interior. Parking at the valet worked well this time, but the valets can at times be overwhelmed with cars for RF and the hotel.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not have been better. Service was excellent

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  29. erinB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was great- our sever Tom was wonderful. Only downside was a severe draft bringing cold air right to our table

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience - Zi was fantastic. We stopped by before a show at the Paramount and Zi was efficient and friendly with our order, helping ensure we made it to the show on time. But we never felt rushed. And the food was great! Would definitely go here again.
    Roaring Fork - Downtown, CongressResponded on January 23, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! I'll be sure to share your words with Zi. We love to here that our servers are making guests feel comfortable. - Grace, AGM

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  31. AnnaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The three of us got sick overnight. We shared the fries, mayonnaise & desert. The manager couldn't care less once aware (called him). No apologies, no "what did you eat" to check with the kitchen and ensure no one else gets sick.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and service were great. Steak was tough, really had to chew through it. Fries, street corn, and dessert were amazing. Will go back but might order the fish.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from Hostess and our Server. Great food, drinks, and speed of service.

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  34. sharonM

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The booth was a little tight but the ambiance was nice. The trout, salmon and sides were delicious. The Mexican Street Corn is especially good. The only slight negatives were my filet and the cornbread. I ordered my steak medium rare and it was more towards medium. I could have had them redo it, and they would have, but it tasted good so I did not say snything, the cornbread was a little flat but was still delicious. This restaurant is still a favorite of ours.

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  35. SteveS

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice eating experience, very good service and quality food.

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  36. TriciaD

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Initially our waitress was extremely curt and in a hurry to take our orders. She seemed annoyed when we asked to take a minute to look at our menus (as we had just been seated) and annoyed again when only two of us ordered appetizers but didn't seem like she wanted to take our cocktail orders. It was very strange behavior. However after eventually ordering something occured and a waiter came over and said he was taking over our table (we had not complained at all). He was a delight and wonderful to work with. The food was good. My cocktail (Bramble Breeze) was one of my all time favorites!! I did think the steaks were slightly overpriced and my salmon was a bit bland (however a side sauce with my side dish tasted amazing on the salmon). One person had the spare ribs and said they were really good but a larger portion than she could eat. I loved the creme brulee but the chocolate torte was not a favorite of anyone on the table. I wished there were more dessert options. Great atmosphere and we had a good time visiting with each other which is what our dinner was really about!
    Roaring Fork - Downtown, CongressResponded on January 17, 2024
    Good morning, Tricia. I am so sorry that your experience started off feeling rushed. That is not the goal here at Roaring Fork. We want our guests to spend as much or as little time dining as they desire, and we should be giving the same level of service no matter what. We did ask Jayson to take over your table because we wanted to provide y'all with a better experience, and we didn't think that is what you were receiving. I am so glad to hear that he delivered on that. We really appreciate Jayson here, and I'll be sure to let him know that he made your dinner better. I'll pass on your feedback about the salmon and chocolate torte to our chef. Thank you for your feedback. - Grace, AGM

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish you had the crab cakes at your location downtown. I picked your restaurant because I was craving the crab cakes today :)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience, but the bar area stays too cold due to the constant opening of the outside doors. Had to wear coats during dinner.

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  39. MyFaveSpotForFunNetworki

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jeffrey was an amazing server. Very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately our food was mediocre. The mussels were barely warm and not flavorful. The toast was amazing! My steak was just ok. The Brussels were yellowish instead of green. Not my top choice for a steakhouse.

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  40. KayF

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Just okay . Food was nothing special . Asparagus was too large so hard & fiberous . Service ok had to wait a long time for bill & hard to get wait staff attention .

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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress is rated 4.6 stars by 3308 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Southwest
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adrian Giovanelli
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 287-8011
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it’s a celebration or a business gathering, the Roaring Fork is perfect for any occasion. Our talented Banquet Coordinator can accommodate your every desire. From parties small to large, we will dazzle your guests with an incredible dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Gabriel Benavides: (512) 583-0000
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