Austin >Food & Dining > Roaring Fork - Austin
701 Congress Ave (InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel), Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.272922 -97.744387
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm;
Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-9pm
Roaring Fork makes a creamy, seafood-laced version of the Stuffed Avocado, filled with crab then flash-fried to fattening perfection.
Great hotel BUT.. – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!
Always Good, convenient to Paramount, valet parking – Great iceberg blt salad, tartare ahi tuna with mango and avocado-YUM!, Big Ass burger always good. Server knew we had concert to attend and we received quick service so we were on to our next door event at the Paramount. Always dependable!
Horrible Service Again – Got to the Fork all excited to eat the good Pork Chili Stew on a cold day. Four of us sat at the bar since the restaurant was full during the lunch rush and it was the only way we could sit down right away. The waitress finally took our order after 10 minutes then we waited at "least" 30 minutes until our food came. Everyone that was there after us got their food first. The only thing the waitress said to us is it will be a few more minutes. "Many" minutes later it finally came. Stew is the only consistently good item they have. Other items vary as they range from good, too salty or not hot enough. when I asked her to put my entree on my credit card since I was with a group of 4 she replied with a snotty comment "we don't do that but I will do it this time" . Took forever for the waitress to even bring our checks and the restaurant had died down at this time. Usually I would not write these comments but this visit broke the camels back since the waitress was not even sorry and rarely even acknowledged us. I could not even say one good thing about this visit except the stew was good when I received it. Not a good lunch place either especially if you have a meeting or have to return to work that day. It is very frustrating to feel ignored, then have to wait for your food for forever. Get served after people that were there after you. Got there food first and then for the waitress to be so rude. Sooooooo frustrating.............
Save your money, go somewhere else – There wine list is impressive, but that's about it. Service was on par with the type of restaurant it is, but the food is to expensive for the quality they claim to have.
Classy steak, have cocktails on the patio before or after for great people watching – The food is no doubt great here, but an addition to any dinner out is the people watching on the second level bar before or after dinner - a great location right on 7th and Congress to watch all kinds of people out and about. Apparently David Letterman eats here when he's in town, according to the Austin Star Map web blog.
Great food & outstanding service – Having visited The Roaring Fork last year during a visit to Austin, we decided to take some friends there for dinner last night. Even though it was very busy, due to a show at The Paramount, we could not fault the service or the food. When I made the reservation, I asked for a table behind the bar, rather than the large dining room near the kitchen, I was told they were very busy, but they would see what could be done & true to their word we had the table that I had requested. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about all the dishes, including being able to answer our questions about certain things on the menu & his wine recommendation proved to be very good. The only comment that I have, was that it was very warm in the restaurant,. Having asked our waiter about this, he said that the air conditioning was controlled by the hotel, not the restaurant & unfortunately, due to the structure of the building, there was nothing that could be done. This did improve once the show started at The Paramount & it was a very warm evening outside. We will definately return & so will our friends.
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