We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Roaring Fork

#25 of 3,009 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (7th Street)
+1 512-583-0000
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

596 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 587: English reviews
Cleveland, Oh
Level Contributor
1,194 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a elegant and comfortable restaurant with continental food centrally located in the main avenue. The food, from the salad, the fish and the tenderloin were of high quality and well prepared. Nothing was exceptional or had an original presentation but very good describes our experience. Good wine list and professional service.

Helpful?
Thank marcopolo111
Houston
Level Contributor
106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dined here in a large group (15ish) for a business dinner Service was very good given the large group Appetizers were good I had fish, and other at the table had beef; no complaints on any of it Guy next to me had a filet, and it was cooked to requested temperature

Helpful?
Thank txbride
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Austin for a conference and 8 of us went to dinner here. We had reservations for 7:30. They were running behind and it took about 15-20 minutes to get is seated. We chose appetizers for the table: Quesco Con Puerco which was chips and a cheese dip;Lamp Chop Fondue, with White Wine Fondue, Chili Pecan Bread. Both... More 

Helpful?
Thank MACBAW
Smithville
Level Contributor
52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great busy restaurant close to everything downtown. The Waldorf salad is enough for 2 people, easily.

Helpful?
Thank UptonChicky
Franklin, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking up Congress Street, never having been in Austin before, and picked this restaurant randomly. I ate in the Bar Area as I wanted to watch the 7th Game of the World Series. The atmosphere was very nice. The bar area was full without being noisy. The service was excellent and prompt. I was very surprised by the menu (again,... More 

Helpful?
Thank PricingGuy007
Greenbelt, Maryland
Level Contributor
63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was prompt and attentive and the food was really good. I had a bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin that was cooked to perfection and served on flavorful bed of grits and grilled corn. It was a great combination of flavors and texture. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank KSB_10
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice evening at the Roaring Fork. Interior is very rustic-chic and pretty. The service was not what I would've expected in such a nice restaurant, water glasses were never refilled, waitress was not very friendly. My pork carnitas were fatty but everyone else's meals were very good.

Helpful?
Thank BBos23
Clear Lake, TX
Level Contributor
97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dark and dimly lit bar and restaurant. This is not bad, but makes for a cozy atmosphere. Televisions are not too loud. Service is fast, accurate and friendly. We had a Green Chili enchilada that you make yourself. I comes in a crock type container with all of the ingredients inside. This was served with hot corn or flour... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gene W
Richmond, United States
Level Contributor
50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It started with the amazing server and only got better. Cocktails were just different enough to be interesting. Menu is small but caters to everyone's tastes. Steak was cooked to perfection and I appreciated that they waited after serving it to make sure it was exactly as ordered. Was a bit loud, but that was the only slight negative.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy B
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, really poor service - the food was really good, but there were two waiters serving our section, and they were less than attentive.

Helpful?
Thank KiryN222

Been to Roaring Fork? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-583-0000

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Roaring Fork and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Roaring Fork staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?