Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

4.7
2510 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dixiem
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
33 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
93 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
30 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service

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KMT17
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Lauren was an amazing server and the food was amazing as always!

Felt safe with COVID precautions they had in place.

Will be back soon!

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vipBecky
E. Tennessee
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m very familiar with Roaring Fork and have eaten there often. I made a reservation and was afraid I would be late and called. Eric could not have been nicer and even seated us in a fantastic booth. Our server was awesome. It’s tough in the COVID world for businesses and these folks need our support! Well done!

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JackB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent atmosphere and perfect steaks. Our server offered one of their sauces for my filet and I commented that a good steak shouldn’t need sauce. The steak was PERFECT!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my 21st birthday dinner here and it was amazing, the burger was veryyyyy big and really good!!! I wanna go back already

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DonnaK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ok for Covid and Halloween! Steak was awesome!

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GandR
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roaring Fork us our favorite date night restaurant. The ambiance is always great, service is spot on, and the steaks perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! Enjoyed the food and hard to find Sinegal 2017 Cab!

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501Blues
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a little disappointed that the menu was much smaller because of COVID but the food was still very good.

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JosephC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little anniversary getaway led my wife and I to stop in and have a great dinner. The food was great and highly recommend this place for date nights and special occasions.

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NITA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME WATERS NOT JUST OURS BUT ALL OF THEM. THIS HERE WAS THE BEST SERVICE EVER

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SSha
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeyes were great, spinach side was a little odd, but green chili mac and cheese was delicious

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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress is rated 4.7 stars by 2510 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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