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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

4.6
4.6
2974 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 62 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 583-0000

  • 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: (877) 653-2341

  • 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 2,974 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. BO

    BradyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful steakhouse in a great downtown Austin location.
  2. MC

    MaryC

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Mediocre experience. Arrived on time for our 5:45 reservation and the employee at the front desk was on the phone. She never looked up to acknowledge us, or indicate she would be with us in a moment. Once she finally got off the phone, she didn’t greet us - she just said how can I help you. Gave her our reservation info and she seriously never smiled or offered any pleasantries. The hostess that seated us acknowledged we were celebrating our anniversary - this was the only time during our visit it was acknowledged. We were seated and Jeffrey our waiter was extremely pleasant and helpful. But shortly after we were seated a group of eight women were seated next to us and were fairly loud so we asked to be moved to a quieter table. Jeffrey immediately responded and moved us to a quieter booth - which was much appreciated. Daniel was our new waiter and he was friendly and helpful just like Jeffrey. We ordered the queso for an appetizer with our cocktails. The drinks were great - the queso was just OK. I ordered the BLT salad and my husband ordered the Caesar salad - the BLT salad was OK but my husband never got his Caesar salad. We split the ribeye which was good along with the mashed potatoes. Overall an underwhelming experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very attentive and efficient Food was awesome and on time. Onion soup was the best I've ever eaten.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before a show at The Paramount
  5. NJ

    NJfood

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and good service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Our server was horrible and kept trying to upsell every single thing she possibly could. The NY Strip was not cooked thoroughly and had so much fat on it. The server just made it worst. Go to III Forks if you want a good steak and better service.
  7. B

    Baileys

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our waitress Cat, was MIA, took her almost 15 minutes from being seated to arrive, she took drink orders, dinner order and disappeared until time to order dessert. Water glasses sat empty. Not very impressed.
  8. CG

    CarolineG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Happy Hour food, pricing and service. We are definitely returning!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful experience from wine to desert. Blackened redfish was superb. Tasty sides. Cozy booth. Lauren made us feel special. Thank you!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic (trout) and the service was top notch! Highly recommend.
  11. LH

    LonnieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a great meal and great service. It was the first time at Roaring Fork for most of our party of 8, and everyone was impressed. Steaks, salmon, pork tenderloin, burger.... all great! The skillet cornbread was everyone's favorite!
  12. K

    Karina

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met an old Friend visiting from California. She used to live in Austin. Great meal.
  13. A

    Andi

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was fabulous and the service was great. Thank you.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was unbelievable. The food was perfect, and I service professional, Cliff was the man! We can’t wait to be back.
  15. JH

    JoeH

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was great
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff was amazing. Highly recommend this place for a nice dinner.
  17. C

    Cwork

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and very accommodating chef. We had a large group and they took great care of us!
  18. LL

    LindaL

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate off the happy hour and regular menus during the happy hour timeframe. Our table was in front of a warm, glowing fireplace. The food, service, pricing, and ambiance were exceptional. This restaurant played music at a volume that allowed us to speak in a normal tone and hear each other! We are already planning our return.
  19. TM

    ThreeM

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Cliff is an excellent server!
  20. MV

    MonteV

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server Louis could not have been nicer & served us well. My 8 oz filet was very good but the rest of the food was merely average.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a new year dinner and it was a great experience. The service and the food was really nice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overall good date night restaurant. The food was good, but a bit boring. If you’re looking for a dependable place in downtown Austin, I would recommend Roaring Fork.
  23. C

    Columbus

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch. Food was wonderful and the cocktails were delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, but the attentiveness and speed of service was a little lacking. The restaurant was not busy and the bartender could be observed watching football with the people at the bar, yet our cocktails took 10 minutes or more to arrive. Our food was then partially delivered to the wrong table. I had ordered a glass of wine to go with my entree that might as well have been dessert as it finally came as I was finishing my steak. Overall the food and ambiance delivered but the service lacked the attention to detail.
  25. K

    Kmoney

    Houston

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been to this location many times. Never disappoints. The trout was awesome and the green chili pork stew is a must try.
  26. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate was delicious!! Service was wonderful!
  27. ST

    ShawnT

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great lunch spot
  28. MM

    MelissaM

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Green chili pork appetizer & green chili mac n cheese never disappoint!
  29. MS

    MarkS

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service and food were appalling. The waiter was particularly hostile and rude.
  30. TR

    TRay

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was, as always, excellent. However, the section we were seated in was really cold. We asked on arrival to be in a warmer section due to my 80 year old father, but we got the ice box. Also, though the wait staff was cordial, they failed to mention that the cornbread ap had peppers in it. We specifically called out peppers as something one of us was allergic to in our reservation. Who puts peppers in cornbread anyway? Yuck. There are peppers in every other thing, leave them out of the cornbread. Trout was great, salmon was great. Guac (prepared with no peppers, thanks!) was great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really good experience. The place is fun. And the food is amazing. Can’t wait to dine there again.
  32. PP

    PawPawG

    Central Texas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Austin for a concert at the Paramount Theater, next door to The Roaring Fork. Before the concert we went to Happy Hour at the Roaring Fork bar. The drinks were fantastic as was the Green Chili Pork appetizer on the $7 Happy Hour menu. We followed with a dinner reservation at Roaring Fork and the experience simply got better. The Tortilla Soup anf Rainbow Trout were both excellent. Service was attentive without being suffocating. Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience.
  33. RD

    RonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for downtown dining a little noisy
  34. s

    sgboo

    Houston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful happy hour. Great food and service. Will do it again
  35. PM

    PaulaM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roaring Fork is an Austin staple! The service was excellent, the food is always delicious and the ambience is great. Very cozy and you don't have to shout to have a conversation. Book it now!
  36. AD

    AustinDoggyMom

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love RF for cocktails and a light bite before performances at the Paramount! Just have to make sure to get reservations in advance!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Family fun
  38. RE

    RELish

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out! Wait staff was perfect and food was excellent!
  39. KS

    KimS

    Austin

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was was excellent and we had a great experience. Delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
  40. LG

    LeslieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely waiter. Had to kill time to meet friends. He was wonderful.

FAQs

Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress is rated 4.6 stars by 2974 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 62 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

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, 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) 583-0000

  • 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: (877) 653-2341

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