118 E Main Ave, Round Rock, TX | Directions 7866430.508830 -97.677900
Neighborhoods: Round Rock Original Plat
The Best Steak in Texas is in Round Rock – Let me preface with a little background. I love food. I have always loved food and spend years in the restaurant business partially because I love food so much. I have worked in casual restaurants and fine-dining restaurants. One of the big things to do in your free time when you work in the food service industry is go out to eat. I did. A lot. I have had some fantastic meals.
Last night, I had the best meal of my *cough*ty some-odd years. This is not hyperbole. My wife will agree. I had the rib eye. It was 12 ounces of pepper crusted decadence, perfectly cooked to a warm, medium-rare and topped with a chipotle infused butter. It was served with tamale whipped potatoes and vegetable du jour. Let me tell you, tamale whipped potatoes are exactly what they sound like and they are just flat out delicious. First word out of my mouth following the fork was, ?Cool!?
My wife had lamb loin, crusted in horseradish breadcrumbs with some kind of red wine demi glace. It was served with Roquefort whipped potatoes and vegetables du jour. I don?t normally care for horseradish but it complemented the lamb very well.
We were seated in the old bank vault (by request only but it was recommended by the hostess that took my reservation), it was a nice touch. We were the only people in the vault.
Our server, I believe his name was Jeremy, was fantastic. He was friendly, made fantastic recommendations including a decadent cheesecake, topped with caramel sauce and sugar coated pecans with fresh strawberries on the side. Thanks Jeremy.
Simply put, Main Street Grill is a wonderful find of a restaurant. I will be back and I will recommend everyone I know to go at least once (if only once because it is a little pricey). Dudes, listen up. If your chick has a special day coming up, whether birthday or her anniversary or whatever and you are in the Austin area, go to Main Street Grill.
Can't Wait To Try It! – I waited on the owners at my restaurant, Crapitto's Cucina, in Houston in late February or early March 2008. After visiting with them, they told me about their restaurant in Round Rock. I am previously from Austin. I cannot wait to try their restaurant. The menu looks great and the restaurant looks beautiful. A great place for a romantic evening, I will bet. My name is David, just in case the owners see this review. I plan to come for a meal at Main Street Grill in the very near future. :)
Wait! I am in Round Rock Texas? – The style ,the taste, the class of any big city restraunt at half the price. This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The service was flawless.
OK, But not the most romantic place, that's for sure – Went here last night for dinner at 8:30... the place was completely empty. No nice candels lit or decor that was romantic at all whatsoever.. not sure how this place was named most romantic in Austin! they were out of the potatoes with the special (didn't tell us until it was ordered, WTF?) Our server was definitely not experienced (hmmd and hawed through the specials and didn't know many answers, had to check). The whole place looked like it was run by kids under 20. No kidding.. the hostess, the waiters... I didn't see management at all. The meal was just ok. For $30 per person we expected much better. The portions were very small (which would be ok if the flavor was better). I had the Lamb (which was 6 bites of lamb, no lie) My spouse had the filet special... ordered it medium it came med well. What are you going to do? Next time we'll head downtown...
So Impressed – This neat little place that I just recently stumbled upon in old downtown round rock is a definite new favorite of mine. We went in for drinks and ended up staying for a whole meal with everything on the menu just looking so irrisistable it became hard to choose. With our waiter John's recommendation for what wine we should pair with each item my friend and I found the famous Monica's salad to start, we finished with southwestern roast pork loin and the Lamb . Everything ended beautifully and with great wine, food, ambience, and impressivly personable service the bar has been raised in my standards as far as restaurants in Austin go.
Not the most romantic place to eat! – If your coming from Austin or somewhere else to make that special trip to round rock don't bother. This place should of never won most romantic 2007. Could it be strategic voting? Here's what I noticed, as you wait for a waiter you happen to look up. Ohh, no most of the vents on the ceiling have mold all around them (large amounts of mold) the very kind your not supposed to inhale! As for the food, the chicken was very dry and over cooked, the bread they serve is very boring and the meals are cold. Better off going to a safe place if your concerned about your health.
hmmmm not so good – everything wa below average. My 1st time here I wasnt so good either, so I wanted to give it another shot. I will not be coming back here again.
I sincerely apologize if you did not enjoy your experience with us. This is highly unusual because we take great pride in our service and commitment to quality. I hope you were able to speak to someone about what you did not like, because as we grow, the only way to truly know how we are doing is from customer feedback.
Hands Down best Steak – We were recommended to visit Main Street by some friends, and WOW we are so glad that we did. This is now our new "favorite" restaurant.
Jeremy, our waiter was excellent and described our food in detail. I ordered the Rebecca Filet and my Husband ordered the Venison and we had the famous Monica salad-which is by far the best salad -the strawberries really add to this salad and the candied crunchy pecans with the blue cheese is just wonderful.
They have a good wine selection and do serve some ports and after dinner drinks.
I enjoyed every second of this night and look forward to many other visits.
Anniversary treat – We spent our 11th year anniversary at the Main Street Grill last night and it was a very pleasurable event. We enjoyed the ambiance, the menu, and the service. The restaurant is very secluded and dark in style and a great atmosphere for an intimate dinner. We enjoyed a wonderful blush wine and crab cakes, and a strawberry based salad for openers. To follow my wife had the scallops, very tender and flavorful, and I had the venison, very rich care of the extremely delicious sauce. Plate presentation was very top shelf, and the sides were well done with green bean mushrooms, and a tasty jack pepper cornbread mix. The dessert was a delicious candied pecan ice cream. The server was very attentive and gave us the space any 11 year married couple with three children at the babysitter would have hoped for.
This is a great venue for couples or small groups of friends. We will definitely be recommending and returning.
Bon Appetit! – It was a dark and stormy night. Our faces bathed in the warm glow of candlelight, we embarked on a journey to share a memorable feast. There were four of us in our dinner party and our goal was to celebrate the holidays. Never mind that it was after Christmas! We still had plenty of joy to share.
We will be talking about our evening at The Main Street Grill for years to come.
Yes--it was that wonderful.
The atmosphere was quiet elegance. Tables were lit by candlelight. The staff gracious, efficient, and unobtrusive. Glasses were filled, orders taken, food appeared and disappeared--all expertly handled by our waiter, Jeremy. Jeremy was well-versed on both wine and food and his recommendations were right on the money.
From our crab cake appetizers, wine, martinis, salads, to our entrees we were all very pleased with presentation and taste. We can heartily recommend the seafood items on the menu. The steaks at our table were beautifully prepared but lacked just a touch of flavor. That is not to say that they were tasteless, they needed just a hint of salt. The scallops were simply delicious as were all of the other items that we sampled. Bananas Foster was expertly prepared table side and accompanied by delicious coffee.
Through our dinner we felt insulated from the rest of the world outside--the service so tremendous that we barely noticed they were there.
Thank you, Main Street, for giving my family shelter from the storm and making our event so special.
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