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Roaring Fork

701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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Ranked #32 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street
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257 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We are staying downtown. Don't want to go to a place on 6th St. Don't want to pay a fortune at a steak place. Looking for a moderately priced, nice restaurant downtown. We found it. Really good place to go if that's what you are looking for. The bar was nice and service was good. Nothing to complain about. The... More

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La Jolla, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We started in the bar for happy hour enjoying guacamole,chips and drinks. Excellent! Wonderful service, too. We ate dinner in the dining room that was beautiful, quiet and comfortable with a view of Congress Street. Great for people watching. Our server Heather was knowledgeable and attentive. We ordered filet mignon, mushrooms and asparagus. It was delicious - the steaks were... More

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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went here for lunch with a friend when we were visiting Austin. It is obviously a hot spot for business lunch goers. There were different options for most tastes and the flavor of everything we had was very good. I had the mussels with chorizo and my friend had the beef sliders. It was crowded, but not too loud and... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

While you can sit and have a meal, I prefer sitting at the bar during happy hour. The margaritas are good (and powerful), and their queso is just as delicious (if you're a vegetarian, ask and they can leave off the meat).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great food and customer service. The environment is quiet and very neat. Managers constantly check to make sure customers are happy and enjoying the food.

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Houston, Texas
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160 reviews 160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Attentive service and a good menu support this well-located restaurant. The menu is large enough to satisfy all diners. Weekday reservations for lunch are advised.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I enjoyed everything I tried here. Started with the corn muffins. I've never described corn muffins as moist, but these were, and they feature the green chiles that show up all over the menu, including in the mac and cheese, which may have been the best I've ever had. I had carnitas, done very well and tasted the fish tacos... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Recently went there for my birthday and we enjoyed it very much. One request before you sit down, Make you are not sitting under a vent by the window. I sat under the vent by the window and feel the water dripping on my head due to the condensation. It wasn't a big deal but it was kinda annoying. We... More

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Tromso, Norway
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food was definitely worth the money, but we had a feeling of being not quite welcome. The waiter had perhaps had a long day and thus was a bit tired and exhausted.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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165 reviews 165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great service - really great service; but not so great food. The salad (date, goat cheese and arugula) was overdressed (drowning in a balsamic reduction), the seasonal vegetable was not roasted (advertised as "roasted cauliflower"), the pork loin tacos (a bit under seasoned) were good, but memorable - everything brought to the table (sans my mentions in the next sentence)... More

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