Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.04mi
  3. Distance: 0.05mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi
  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.04mi
  3. Distance: 0.05mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.04mi
  3. Distance: 0.05mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi
  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.04mi
  3. Distance: 0.05mi
  4. Distance: 0.12mi

About Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

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.

701 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
7th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 583-0000

Website:
http://roaringfork.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet nightly starting at 4:30pm. The valet parking is only $7. During lunch, valet parking is available through the Intercontinental SFA Hotel on 7th St. right out front of the Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Adrian Giovanelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (38)
Business Meals (30)
See All
Romantic (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Comfort Food (20)
Authentic (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Casual (12)
Fun (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Healthy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Sort by
S
1531 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Mobile)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was excellent, except the space is overly crowded. We kept getting bumped into by patrons at nearby tables and wait staff. That is true of most tables. If you go, as for a booth.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

As always my lunch at Roaring Fork was fantastic. Food was delicious and the service was very good. This place is my go to when I want to impress!

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and ambiance, worst service I've ever had. We were there for 25 minutes before we were able to flag down a waiter. It wasn't busy but the service took so long our food was cold by the time it got to the be table.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service1
value3

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great. It was delicious and perfect setting.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been going to Roaring Fork for years, normally for lunch. It was my birthday celebration and family visiting from out of town that led to our reservation at The Roaring Fork. We arrived a little bit early, so they sat us about 30 minutes before our reservation. The food, drinks, dessert and service were all perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is a very nice looking restaurant. But the food is way overcooked and way over priced. The trout and the chicken were both dry as if they had been sitting under a heat lamp for too long. The pork chop had too many fatty, inedible bites. And something I have never before experienced in a nice restaurant, very loose chair legs that had us reaching to find the screws holding the chairs together.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value1

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great location next to Paramount Theatre with a variety of menu choices and great service! Might be a little darker than preferred if trying to read the menu, but overall very enjoyable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Came here for my fiancé’s birthday, and wasn’t disappointed. Had a great meal, excellent wine, great service and even managed to snag a selfie with one of the stars from Shark Tank.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We booked our holiday lunch for 8 two (2) weeks in advance for 1:00pm on a Thursday. We were assured dining room seating would not be delayed.

We arrived early at 12:30 with gifts to ensure we were on time and could set up properly. The hostess tried to seat us in the bar. We decliined and explained this was a holiday lunch booked for the dining room.

Finally, at 1:30 after waiting patiently in chairs in the dining room, we were seated at 1:30pm. I don’t recommend this restaurant for any party over the size of 4 people.

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service1
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food (had the tortilla soup and blackened red fish) and ambiance. Staff was friendly and food came out quickly.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

great service, good size portions, carnitas and fish tacos were great

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Cameron (male) was our server that night and he did a wonderful job making us felt welcome in the restaurant. He was also polite and attentive to our needs. The bone-in filet mignon was absolutely delicious! I enjoyed my visit to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went here for a dinner date, and we were really excited to try it. We went to the bar and waited for our table with a cocktail. When we got to our table, we waited 30 minutes without anyone coming over to greet or serve us. We timed it because it was so crazy, but after 30 minutes we got up and left. We told the hostess stand what happened, and they really didn’t seem to mind. Such a bummer, but we definitely won’t be going back to try it again.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

We've been going here for years. At a minimum for our Anniversary.
Skipped a couple and returned to the same great experience.
If you are so inclined, don't skip the Bloody Orange Margarita. Especially if Raymond makes it.
Stopped on our way home to pick up the ingredients we lacked to continue the experience.
One of the very few places I can say we have never been disappointed. Ever!
Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Or server was outstanding, and attentive the entire meal, even with a large party there at the same time. The food was all outstanding and the restaurant was decorated in a memorable and perfect way for a rustic yet classy ambiance.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always great food. The green chili pork is one of our favorites. Be sure to ask for an extra tortilla or two. And don't forget the little corn breads.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What a great experience! Food was outstanding. Well prepared and priced reasonably. The green chile pork appetizer was great. Double cut pork chop was excellent. We will definitely return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always enjoy for a downtown dinner and perfect for pre shows at the Paramount

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great place to eat!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a wonderful experience and I am sure we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was incredible! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine and was so much fun. We had a wonderful night there!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Six of us "pre-boarded" at 6:30 for an 8:00 concert at the Paramount. Made reservation three weeks prior with Open Table and Andy called to confirm reservation the day of (very reassuring since there were six in group). We were coming from multiple cities in four vehicles so some arrived a few minutes early and were still seated right away. Server Jenny was delightful and did an outstanding job of helping us with drinks, appetizers and meal in plenty of time to walk next door for the show. The food was outstanding and served at a perfect pace so no one felt rushed. The menu is diverse so everyone can find something that works for them. Will definitely return to this location. Oh, and they have valet which is another great perk when dining downtown.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food overall was very good; however, we do have the following comments. I was disappointed that the almonds on my rainbow trout were not cooked in the brown butter sauce as I would have expected. They seemed to have been tossed on almost as an afterthought. Additionally, my husband's salmon was almost sushi grade in the middle which was less than ideal for him (it was a very thick piece for a filet though).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

Birthday lunch

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great experience, our waiter was fun and interactive and made the dining experience enjoyable. Great street corn and fish tacos!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

All the staff was courteous, attentive and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The food was excellent and was served in large portions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was fabulous! The blackened red fish was special. Service was great.
Austin traffic was really bad and they held our reservation in spite of being 15-20 minutes late. So glad I had a reservation, there would have been a 45 minute wait otherwise on a Wednesday.

My client loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

All was fine until ny side veggies were sent back twice. Server didn't pay attention to details or kitchen messed up. Guac app on the house as compensation. Otherwise wine and fish entrees were very good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We came on a Sunday evening, visiting from Wisconsin. Terrific food. I had super rich short ribs served over mashed potatoes. The meal had begun with little corn meal muffins, easily the best corn bread we had ever tasted. Nice wine selection aided by a knowledgeable and quietly efficient waiter. The overall experience was simply wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great place in Austin really. Love the steaks, authentic cuisine and ambiance. Service was good, nice selection of wines. Overall, a great impression.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was my birthday meal and I was blessed to have such great company. The service and food was fantastic

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A delicious birthday dinner! A bit pricey as most items a la carts, but the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were taking family pictures downtown and wanted a nice dinner afterwards. Roaring fork was a hit the last time we ate there, so why not.
We had reservations for 530pm. We show up, we get sat, and the booth is entirely to small for my wife’s comfort. She doesn’t like tight spaces.
We asked to be moved and the hostess who sat us said she would see as they were “very busy”. The head hostess came out and moved us to a better table, would have loved a window seat, but none the less they made us happy.
The food was great, the dessert was good, and again our experience was awesome.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Three wives of college frat brothers having dinner out. We enjoyed wine and appetizers and then requested an entrée (one entrée) to be served family style because we may have ordered too many appetizers! Our server was very accommodating and did just what we asked. We plan a return visit next year.

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was very good. All of the food was good and prepared well. We did have one couple who are vegan and one has food allergies. There was very little on the menu to accommodate this need. We told the waitress that this party is lactose intolerant, and the potatoes still was serves with cheese all over the top.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dinner Prior to show at the Paramount next door, great spot for such an event. Service is excellent the food is as well

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Nice dinner as always. Fifth visit to this location. Asked and request a booth with somewhat privacy but was not provided. Food and service great as usual

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent and we had a great time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was one of the best restaurant experiences I have had this year. We had a big group and every dish was amazing! Can't stop talking about how good this dinner was.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good selection of entrees. Apparently the hamburger is the star as the table next to us order 8 of them. We ordered 3 different items, one of which came as a servers recommendation was short ribs which was all fatty and quite disappointing. Since the portions were large enough we shared. Our server was very apologetic. Nice atmosphere overall.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.