Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

4.5
2523 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks are delicious!! 10/10 would recommend.

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DannyG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just OK. For the prices ($22-$30) the entrees should have been much better. Overpriced. Mediocre. There are so many better restaurants in Austin where you can spend the same money or less and have much better food.

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Janm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed , due to the ice and snow , Open Table should not have let the reservation be accepted the restaurant itself should have updated there website

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went there and the restaurant was closed with no prior cancellation

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place wasn’t open!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

During the Texas snowstorm I booked a reservation for Monday late afternoon. Walked over a mile to find out they were closed. Very dangerous and inconsiderate.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic waitress, food was excellent just came out very quickly which was surprising. However still love this place.

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JaymeS
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, everything came out in a timely manner. Recommend the green chili pork!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was a piece of scramp metal in my soup and they did comp anything

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Dinnergirl
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday celebration dinner! Perfect steaks and sides. Cheesecake and Creme Brûlée were fantastic!

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MichaelC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice for a business lunch or early bird dinner. Standard faire w value happy hour. Good location.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with great food and the wait staff was outstanding. Green Chile Mac and cheese can’t be beat and the pork appetizer with tortillas rivals any Mexican restaurant.

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vipdixiem
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and eat here regularly. The food is consistently good and we always get the mac and cheese and street corn.

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viplaurau
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food was fabulous as always.. we had our two young teens and came in last minute and very casual. Staff was super accommodating and even sat us where my son could watch the football game. Thank you! We will return!

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Bunnys
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, the ambience is warm and friendly, and the staff is very competent and helpful. Appropriate prices for a higher-end downtown restaurant.

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GAAMG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We hadn’t visited since before pandemic.
But was very disappointed with the very limited menu and wine selections. We all chose other items but we went with the intentions of getting our previous items. We did enjoy what we ordered, though. Then went upstairs to the bar. They had great drink selections there. We had a great time upstairs. There were just a few people there. We may go back just to get appetizers until the menu expands.

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TammyN
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was our waitress and she was amazing!! We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday and we had a unforgettable night at Roaring Fork. The food was delicious! I got the steak with the peppercorn sauce and my friends got the salmon and they said their lemon butter sauce was good too! Definitely recommend for a special night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a little less wonderful then expected. The food was good but could have been better for the price. The Scenery was nice, and it was convenient to be at because we were staying in the hotel.

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RandyM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been more pleased with the food and service.

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vipGeneR
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with family sitting near the bar overlooking the fireplace. The food and drinks were great, from the Spinach Chicken Waldorf salad (my favorite salad anywhere), to the Salmon, the Filet, and the Redfish entrees.

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EmilyH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizer was great. Drinks were fantastic.
Steak was a little on the dry end. Green chile Mac...to die for.

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vipHighCotton
Kansas City
96 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Highlights were chips and guacamole and the desserts. Salads are generous and greens were fresh. Salmon was good. Special pork loin with rosemary was ok but the rosemary overpowered the loin and the pork belly was not overly warm. The service was good and the atmosphere was good. Worth checking out and we will be back to try again.

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MarlonQ
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience2

35th Anniversary Dinner. Food was great; however, I have had 34 anniversary dinners and this was the first time that the actual restaurant did nothing to recognize our special accomplishment. The host seating us did wish us, "Happy Anniversary" so I know that they knew. Most of the time, the restaurant offers a free dessert or something else; however, "The Roaring Fork" failed in that regard. The food was good, but it's is the entire evening that creates that memory.

So my personal advice is to chose somewhere else for a very special event! I hope this helps others in their decision where to go on that special day!

I would say that Eddie V's Prime Seafood has done the BEST so far!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newlywed dinner and we thought it was wonderful!

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AngelG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer are a meal itself. Always great food.

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Ericapaige83
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at the Roaring Fork! We went for a date night and the environment was great, food was delicious and service was fantastic...highly recommend!!

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KimH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour burgers downtown. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very nice, food was yummy, ambiance was on point!

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PaulM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always the best food in Austin. Shortened menu deletes some of my favorite appetizers, but there is excellence in every bite.

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vipTroyH
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, quiet, and good service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The server was fantastic. The food was prepared terribly. Over seasoned and the restaurant was out of choices. I wouldn’t go back!

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2Dine4
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our server was snide - she asked how we wanted our steak cooked, when we explained to her how she wanted it she was snide and said, "well I don't cook the steak" she then said she didn't care if our food came out how we wanted it or not. The limited covid menu was disappointing too - really only chips on the menu for appetizers? What a waste of a night.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Everything we ate was great and everybody we interacted with was happy and helpful.

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MichaelaJ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our anniversary and we left so happy! This was a great atmosphere and experience for an elegant dinner. The food was amazing! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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vipJeffrey
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been here several times pre-pandemic, but this was the first since the pandemic. The menu has been down-sized drastically, which I understand. Just disappointed. Food quality and service is still top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We were seated in a part of the restaurant that was very cold. They had a floor heater on, but it was obvious that it had been turned on right before we were seated. The food was very salty which included a Caesar Salad (so fishy and salty), Tortilla Soup and Hamburger. Unfortunate for the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant itself. Our waiter, Cliff, was awesome.

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DannyG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and have a wonderful meal. Make sure to try the green chile kettle!!

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ISABELA
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great and very flavorful, service was a little slow

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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress is rated 4.5 stars by 2523 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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