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Reviewed November 6, 2023

Best tortilla soup that I have ever tasted at a restaurant. It's full of tender chicken, avacado, cheese , tortillas and semi spicy broth🙆‍♀️ The chicken Waldorf Salad was horrible. Just a bunch of spinach, topped with boiled, bland chicken breast on the side. A...few grapes. No walnuts Not anything I would have expected given the quantities of other entrees. Green chilies pork dip was perfect! Grilling salmon had a wonderful sauce 😁More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 22, 2023

I have eaten here numerous times. I have even bought holiday gift cards for.my married kids to enjoy a night out. My husband and I live a long ways from Austin so it is an 'occasion' when we go into the city to eat. The...Roaring Fork always delivered a very nice dining experience until last night. I ordered the crab cake as an appetizer and it was excellent and you can never go wrong with a Caesar salad. My husband's entre was the 1/2 chicken and a side of creamed spinach. I ordered the blackened reddish over couscous/lentils. My husband complained the side of spinach was so salty, and it WAS! Over the top on salt. Folks watching sodium content should avoid this dish. He thought the chicken was good but the dressing too sweet. And it WAS! But some folks like it like that. I get it. My blackened reddish, however, was dead on arrival. The fish was waaay overcooked and dry. It was not good. We'll eat at Eddie V's next time we come to town for an occasion and spend $180. I'll pay more for a better dish.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2023

The Service here is awful and the staff is rude!!! It took 15 min to get water and Menus then they ignored our group of 3 for another 15 min. Half an hour and they didn’t even take our order. When we complained, the manager...came and her response was “well we don’t have to serve you” then told us to leave. Humiliated us in front mid my Dad visiting. Avoid this overpriced tourist trap at all costs!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 3, 2023

Roaring Fork is my very favorite restaurant! The staff, food, ambience are outstanding! The roasted chicken is out of this world!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023

A little too expensive for me to be a regular. but, certainly would be if I could. Everything I have had is excellent.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2023 via mobile

Outstanding food and exceptional service! There's a nice variety on the menu. Each of our party of five ordered something different, and we were all happy with our choices. Salmon was delicious, and the filet was so tender and flavorful. I had the pork tenderloin....It, too, was perfect. Our server, Red, was experienced and professional. I will request him when I return.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 7, 2023

We love Roaring Fork! The food, atmosphere, and staff are outstanding! We sat outside near the lake. It was absolutely gorgeous with the sun setting and people walking by on a trail near the restaurant. I can’t say enough about the incredible hosts and servers....They are so professional, friendly, and attentive! They serve a wide variety of sumptuous items, such as grilled steaks, roasted chicken, grilled fish, and burgers. Yummy! It is my very favorite restaurant in Austin! Thank you to Eric, Dio, Michele, Sarah, Danielle, Banks, Debbie, and Gonzalo!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 27, 2023 via mobile

Service was great but the Oscar style steak was beyond salty and not very tender. So salty we couldn’t even enjoy the taste of the steak. Avoid regardless of the great reviews, unless you are a lover of heavy salt seasoning!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 26, 2023

The restaurant is next to a pond with water-front views. Food was well prepared and tasty. My cedar plank salmon had the cedar plank salmon had the slightly smoky flavor that you would expect. They have a vibrant happy hour scene, but with a friendly...and respectful atmosphere. It seemed populated by business people and families, all clearly enjoying their visit as much as my family.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 15, 2023 via mobile

Well... the hosts and Servers are great. They are attentive and friendly. Sadly they have to serve overpriced mediocre food and deal with managers that don't want families the dine in the restaurant. With good weather, the outside dining can be a pleasant experience. However,...if you come with a child, expect the outside to be the only place they want you to be so you don't disturb the couples inside. We've never had any issues at this establishment until we had a child. During our last visit, our daughter was hungry and fussy as she was teething a bit. You could tell the table next to us was upset they were sat next to us in the first place so go figure they complain to the manager the first noise she makes. Not sure if it's because we were an interracial couple or they just didn't like kids but they gave us the snarky face from the get go as we were there first. Even when my daughter waved at them and said "Hi" they gave her a dirty look and turned away. Our daughter eventually really did get upset and we had to actually get up from the table to calm her down. The manager came and told us we had to move outside or leave. She had already stopped crying at this point but he persisted. It was below 65 outside and windy, so we told him no, we weren't moving outside. He didn't budge and simply said he'd take care of the wine and appetizer whe'd just received and we could leave. I almost made a scene but decided to leave. The couple next to us said thank you to him loudly as we passed by, I snapped on the couple and we left. I came back in right after to ask for money for the gift care we had for roaring fork since I didn't intend to return, no questions, the manager did so. No other option, apology, nothing, further showing that he didn't want us as a customer. Once again not sure if it was because we were a young interracial couple or if we had a child but he wanted nothing to do with us and you could tell. I went and tipped our server and we left. I didn't want him screwed out of money on the day before valentines because of the manager. If you're a couple with no children, go for happy hour when there's good weather and decent prices and enjoy yourself. That's the only good thing they have, the entrees are overpriced and bland. I've emailed the general manager with no reply. We'll see if they get their act together and address it. I was a server and bartender for 10 years during college and my first few years as a teacher, we never treated a table with an upset child like that, it's really ashamed and disappointing. Do better Roaring Fork, Do Better.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

Our Amazing dining experience started at the host stand where we were greeted with enthusiasm and Austin Texas charm, then extended throughout the evening as we were taken care of by a friendly, professional team who understood the right level of attention to keep the...table happy. Great food, generous portions, and a bartender who served up some top-notch powerful cocktails. The Roaring Fork has found the right recipe… menu, drinks, staff, atmosphere…an evening to remember!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

Went there to celebrate my birthday. Reservation was 8:30, tget close at 9 which was the first thing tge hostess said when we walked in the door. Was disappointed that they were our of rib steak so we ordered the filets. Waitress came back and...said they were out of the large filets so we got the smaller ones. Couldn't blame them for not having steaks left, but asked about the cut as you ordered selections only to he told they onlynhad 20 oz NY strip, so cut by your order is a myth. Service was excellent, can't say the same for the food. All of the sides were cold (room temperature). Not a dan of cold mashed potatoes, fries or sautéed mushrooms. Doubtful I will make a return trip anytime soon.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

My family was celebrating three birthdays of three generations so we had quite a group. Jess was our waitress and she was fantastic. We sat by the windows and were exceptionally well from the moment we arrived. The food was phenomenal. We have a Celiac...allergy in the family and the staff and chef were very accommodating. It was an overall great experience that I felt compared to share. No free desserts but maybe next time - I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022 via mobile

We went back to Roaring Fork again. We love sitting on patio overlooking the water. Getting those seats on top of the great menu, service and food made it a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 14, 2022 via mobile

The Roaring Fork is clearly a great choice. They are so popular the parking can be a challenge but worth the walk. Their menu, service, and food quality are all excellent.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Yes, I'm sure that would be fine. Later in the day you may want to wear long pants just for your own comfort but I'm sure they would still seat you wearing shorts. It isn't a stuffy place.
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