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Roaring Fork

701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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Ranked #33 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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85% Recommend
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We loved the green chile pork appetizer, but other than that, the food was just OK. I had the rotisserie chicken that was nothing special, my husband had a filet mignon that was charred on the outside, my son had the bacon wrapped pork that was covered with too much balsamic vinaigrette and my daughter had the salmon that was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited on our first night in Austin as it was handy. The waiter rattled off choices so quickly we had no idea what was going on but the good was good and the atmosphere nice.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Must try the green chile mac and cheese - FANTASTIC! Also loved the chorizo and mussels app. Seriously good. Finally, the steak salad was AWESOME. Cannot complain about a single thing about this place. Loved it.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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