Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

4.6
2182 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 - 7pm in our bar and lounge area only. Sorry, no reservations for Happy Hour. Our bar and lounge is always open seating. We also serve lunch Monday through Friday starting at 11am. Reservations are always recommended for both, lunch and dinner. Thank you for your interest and we hope to serve you soon.
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Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going here for years! Food is always consistently good. There specials are always solid.

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IT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, our server, Summer was awesome and it was a great atmosphere for our casual business dinner!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time guest, early in the evening. I had the prime rib and it was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The hostess was rude when we arrived. The Ahi Tuna was substandard. The waitress was great.

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SR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Roaring Fork. Was the perfect place to celebrate Father's Day. Always amazing food and service.

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a retirement and had Cliff as our server. Amazing server and amazing food!! Great night. The trout is to die for..as were the mushrooms! Will be back!!

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GB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wife and I had a marvelous overall experience and would recommend it highly and will definitely eat there again if we have the chance.

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JK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. A diner in our party has severe food allergies to milk, egg, peanuts and tree nuts. The restaurant was more than accommodating, our diner had safe grilled fish tacos and they were delicious. Highly recommend.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall great but temperature fluctuated greatly

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Seating in bar was cramped and noisy. Not up to roaring fork standards.
Server was amazing

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TO
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible rib-eye steak, but so-so pork chop, with outstanding greenchile MAC and kettle of pork verde. Our server was very nice and always right on time. A little loud where we sat, but overall good ambience.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Honestly for bringing in a party of 12 I get that there may be some delay but it was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a while and I eat out at least seven times a week. It took over an hour to get our food. Someone actually went to 7-Eleven to get a snack. Two of the people in our party did not have their food cooked to order and the waiter basically shrugged it off. Just awful.
I expect better from you rolling Fork if you want to look at my dining history you will see that I’ve come in many times. I’m not sure I will ever come back now

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We went to the Roaring Fork to celebrate a friends engagement. When the waiter asked why we were there we explained. At the end of the night the waiter brought out a cheesecake that said congrats on it which we all thought was extremely nice considering we never asked for it. When we received the bill, it turns out the waiter charged us for the dessert. Its not about the cost of dessert that is upsetting its the fact that never did we order or request a cheesecake to celebrate the waiter did that on his own and then he proceeded to charge us for it. Needless to say we paid for the cheesecake but that experience really put a bad taste in our mouths and not sure anyone in our party will be be dining here again.

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N
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Food was divine. Atmosphere was intimate but not boujee.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience! My dinner was amazing and the desserts were to die for. Great experience all together!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the place was great. I shared some exciting news with my family, and our server was attentive and offered a little treat in honor of the celebration. Food is reliably good; service is great.

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E
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with reasonable prices. Service was quick and friendly. Even though my server Andrew had a large party of rowdy bachelor party guys. He was on point with all his recommendations and made plenty of time for us. Andrew was a great server. If you find yourself at the roaring fork ask for him. Drink we’re very tasty as well.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roaring Fork is my pre paramount theater show go to restaurant! Service is great, the food is always consistent and great as well. I go at least a couple times a month and have favorite steak selection but always am tempted by the men.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Would recommend finding another establishment. My blackened snapper was burned instead of blackened. My wife's fish tacos were burned but were also cold. I'm not sure how the were able to do both. Overpriced and underdelevired. Don't believe the hype.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner and atmosphere for our 5th Anniversary

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J
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food only okay. Queso very thin, medium hamburger raw in the middle

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l
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good and a complimentary birthday dessert!

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A
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always very good food and service at the Roaring fork. Very consistent--Always good!

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PW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

got very good care....glad we made a reservation ahead of time...it was a busy night and the food and service was great.

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C
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this downtown location. Great value. Thank you for honoring our request for a quiet table for four. The Waldorf salad is the best in town!

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Austin
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had an early Sunday dinner (5:30) after movies at The Paramount Theatre. Our server Tom was attentive without being overbearing, and took good care of us. Meals were good, ranging from a hamburger and carnitas to filet mignon.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Lamb lollipop appetizer was amazing and the entrees did not disappoint. Generous servings and a terrific wine list. Will definitely be back next time I’m in town.

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C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Not just your typical steakhouse.

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W
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a very busy night, but the food was amazing and a really nice place for our graduation celebration!!!

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GC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed celebrating our 3rd anniversary here a few days ago. I think the portions are generous and the drinks are prepared well. I also thought the level of service was outstanding and it was a great looking restaurant. It's fun to be downtown, and to walk upstairs the hotel and stand on the old style balcony.

Having said all that, it was definitely a solid 4 but didn't have the indescribable quality needed to be 5 / outstanding. I would definitely go back and I'm certainly glad we celebrated there.

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d
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The appetizers were fantastic. The salmon was totally bland and the asparagus was over cooked. I would probably go back after trying some of the other spots in Austin.

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DA
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice, no drama dinner for a biz trip to Austin. Server was friendly and the food was tasty.

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RW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I selected Roaring Fork based on the reviews and I was not disappointed at all.
We had tickets for a show next door at 8p
We ordered and had a wonderful server named Talkie and he took excellent care of us made perfect recommendations and had us out the door in about an hour and the place was packed..

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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out for a friends birthday. We were sat immediately and the wine recommendations was perfect. Overall great experience!

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and good ambience. The service was attentive and the food was good.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Staff was nice and considerate. Speed of service was also fine. Atmosphere was great, very cool longhorn on wall. Biggest and main problem was food. I wanted the ribeye but they were out which is understandable and I am very willing to look past. I ordered the 16 oz Prime Rib which was quite undercooked. I requested it Medium Rare but it came out extremely bloody and pink everywhere instead of just an inside layer. For $39 I expected a steak that was far superior to what i could make by myself but was mistaken. It was not impressive in any way and was a very mediocre steak. Seasoned not very well and no sort of presentation. Also with no sides coming with steak it was just a large underwhelming piece of undercooked meat. Not my favorite steakhouse but my girlfriend enjoyed her salmon at least.

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b
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & drinks were wonderful.
Denying happy hour drinks, although we started at 5:30pm, was a very strange & just wrong.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Service was perfect
Seating and ambiance perfect
Hadn't been on a nice quiet dinner date in a while and it was the perfect first choice

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KB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stupendous atmosphere the minute you walk in he door- friendly attentive staff
Mussels with chorizo are a must try! Have never had this combination before and would order it again in a second.

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