Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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JohnD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trey was awesome. The food was delicious as always. However we will not be going back with the homeless group right by the front door when you leave trying to get to your car and Uber

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vipSoozieqb
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food mediocre. Salmon raw. Retuned. Well done dry.

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EvaS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter loved this place to celebrate her 11th bday!

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vipLaura
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love Roarking Fork! Warm, comfortable ambiance, great service and excellent food.

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VickieK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience! Wonderful food and service. My husband is very particular about his steaks and he loved the filet...I tasted it and I loved it too. I had the bacon wrapped tenderloin and it was superb! We will be back!

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Billyjoel
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, Great service, Reasonably priced. Trey was a great server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank the chef for the wonderful food

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Victoria
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Haven’t been back in three years due to a move but it’s better than what I remember! Given the restrictions due to the pandemic, it was still the great Fork!

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Trich9
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most amazing experience. I actually proposed to my fiancé here. The host and my server were amazing and such a big help in me pulling this off. This location and staff played a part in the happiest moment of my life. Thank you guys so much!!!

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JulieW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated and the service was attentive. Beer list isn’t extensive, and the wine list is adequate. They do have Prisoner, which was great as always. We both ate the filet and it was seasoned and cooked beautifully. Perfectly seared and crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. The mashed potatoes and hatch Chile mac and cheese was good, too. We just wished we saved room for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Roaring Fork in downtown Austin is a great restaurant for a special occasion dinner. We celebrated our daughter’s 19th birthday. She was very happy. Each staff member who assisted at our table wished her a Happy Birthday. Very special. Thank you.

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GregoryD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great friendly service in an accessible venue. Food was good and the wine selection was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and excellent service.

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StephanieA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved our dining experience!! The food was delicious and service was impeccable🥰🥰 Thank you for the memory Roaring fork!!

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Robert
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated behind the bar area as the main dining room was closed on a Monday night. The music too loud making conversation difficult. There was no need for loud music with so few diners in the restaurant at 6:00pm on a Monday nite.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service!! Highly recommend.

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DinnerPlate
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We visit Roaring Fork about 4 times a year and always look forward to our visits as we are not from Austin. It was very sad that the quality has been impacted by the current star of affairs. I feel like the quality will return, but for now, best to manage expectations.

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RaymondG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Steak was utility grade. Not worth 48 cents, much less 48 bucks a la carte

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JasonV
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server Marc was very nice and timely!

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Precious831
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and environment was quiet and relaxing.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Great food as always. Maybe because of the civil unrest this past weekend - the vibe in the restaurant was uncomfortable. It was our first visit in two years to Roaring Fork so it was tough to go during the circumstances (we were not prepared for the overall status of unrest, homeless on the sidewalk area of Congress, etc.). The waiter was in a rush as it was getting close to 9 p.m. and he was marginally friendly. The QR code was something else we didn't expect for how to get the menu (don't have the app on my phone). Maybe just hand folks a paper menu at the door that can be disposed of? Maybe Roaring Fork could take more steps to make your wait staff deal with the stuff on the outside world and limit it (reactions to it) in the restaurant. Offer one free drink to patrons (wine or beer, or nonalcoholic)? Maybe not a bad idea for the time being.

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vipjptyke
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Servers were great. Unfortunately the food just missed. Green Chile Mac n Cheese was dry. Mashed potato was good as was the asparagus . The Caesar said was very vinegary and the Waldorf salad was soggy and the chicken was dry. The bone in ribeye was cooked properly but instead of using cracked peppercorn, they over used regular black pepper to the point where I couldn’t enjoy my steak.

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vipLaura
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Great food; lovely ambiance and decor; so glad they're open again.

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CorissaK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to evaluate the atmosphere due to covid... but the food and service were wonderful!

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vipguil3
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here, celebrating or not. Great meal, great svc, always great food.
Highly recommend and encourage to anyone wondering.
Even in the times we’re living in they made us feel at ease and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roaring Fork is an excellent restaurant. They always make the dining experience so special. The food is upscale and high-quality for a great value. The employees are nice, fun, and welcoming. They even fixed me a chocolate torte that was no longer on the menu because I commented about how much I liked it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great setting with great food, wine, and people. They also take strong cleanliness measures in light of the pandemic. I fully recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the best place on Congress. No exaggeration.

I know most people desire top end food but can not overcome the high-end pretentiousness that usually comes with it. You won’t get that here.

This is my third time to Roaring Fork. Twice with my wife for an anniversary. Once for a business trip. Each time I’ve ordered differently and have never been disappointed.

Valet parking is the way to go around the corner. Host is always classy and quick to it. I’m all about the dark and subtly Texas feel, some may find it too dark when you enter. It’s my vibe. Do yourself a favor and don’t plan a trip without a reservation. OpenTable is great.

Server was classy and knowledgeable to an impressive degree. Explained their macaroni side is homemade pasta with poblano peppers infused inside and the details of the cheese it was in and when to order the redfish. Wasn’t too overbearing or unavailable.

Food: don’t order the rainbow trout if you can splurge on the blackened redfish and don’t do that if you like steak. In that order. Redfish dish was excellent, we’ll composed. Flavorful but not intense. Steak=intense and perfect. No better steak on Congress for the price. Will be coming back again and again.

Support this place during the pandemic please. Great lengths taken to keep things clean and safe.

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SherryM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner. The queso was wonderful, my husband said the bacon wrapped tenderloin was delicious and my carnitas was great. Food was so good we got the dessert and the strawberry pie did not disappoint. We will definitely come back when visiting Austin in the future.

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AlishaB
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food was great!!! I had the blackened redfish & my husband had the stuffed chicken they were Awesome!!

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Wyatt
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner at Roaring Fork was great as always. I will continue to recommending RF to new comers to the area. You guys Rock!

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Choff
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, very attentive waiter. Wonderful for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Rib eye was ordered medium rare and was more on the rare side, but tasted great, perfectly seasoned. Asparagus and mushroom sides were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Double bone-in pork chop was outstanding

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Sudlow01
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will definitely return!!

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Ohern
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and professional service. Drinks, appetizers, and entrees were cooked perfect.

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vipKmoney
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Remember to try the green chili pork stew.

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EGKF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal. Food was excellent, service was effecient

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vipShayneM
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently exceptional restaurant in all regards.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu has great variety and is very reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very good experience.

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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress is rated 4.7 stars by 2462 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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