Roux Restaurant

(512) 479-0474

214 E 6th Street, Austin, TX | Directions   78701

30.267594 -97.740824

 
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Cuisine: Seafood, Cajun & Creole

Price: $$

Tags: Business Dining, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Happy Hour, Live Music, Lunch Spot, People Watching, View Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Reviews for Roux Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

OMG with the Biscuits! – A friend introduced me to Roux by suggesting we stop in and have lunch. Since then, I've been dining or drinking at Roux at least once a week. I love that when I go in, the waitstaff recognize me. In fact, last time the waiter offered some great dating advice to me and my friend! LOL. This is a really friendly place.

And the food is wonderful. As indicated in my review title, the biscuits are incredible! They have cheese and bacon baked into the biscuits. Yummy! Last time we ordered a plate of biscuits to enjoy before our meal even came out! And the fried green tomatoes are quite tasty, too. The gumbo, bisque and jambalaya are all tasty treats that keep me coming back.

If you get their early enough, you can grab a seat up front where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of 6th Street. We often park ourselves right up front and spend the entire evening just enjoying spirits and people watching. (And believe me, people watching is WAY more interesting when alcoholic beverages are involved).

And unlike many downtown places, parking has never been an issue. There are a couple lots around there, but I have always been able to find meter parking on 7th.

Overall, I love this place. I rarely head downtown without at least stopping in for a drink or a quick bite.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Nice Twist – My experience with Roux was during a Happy Hour on a Thursday night. The intimate, Historic atmosphere allows you to really find a nice corner booth for you to have a great conversation with a significant other or be as social as you want to be in the bar area. Eventhough it was a bit busy in there, the staff was still quite attentive and pleasant to have taking care of us. The food was definately a nice twist on the traditianal "Cajun" style I have known and I really think they have succeeded in a wonderful modern fusion of Old School, Traditional Cajun with a new, bold twist. I highly recommend the Jambalaya...we shared a plate. I really think we made a great decision in stopping for a quick bite and a drink before heading home. Great portions...fair and moderate prices...open atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone anytime!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Hang out on Saturday night – I recommend Roux to anyone visiting Austin. It's located in the heart of the city with great views from inside the restaurant looking out onto 6th street. The food was outstanding. The fried green tomatoes and the steak Oscar is phenomenal. The atmosphere is very artsy and fun. The Parish Room is located directly upstairs and is a great place to listen to musicl after dinner.

This is a must try if you are visiting Austin. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in town.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Place for a Business Meeting Downtown – Let me start out by saying, phenomenal job on the remodel! Were it not for the brick walls and the tin ceiling, I wouldn't have know this to be the former "Everything here is fried" Jazz Restaurant. It has an incredible, healthier menu and the service has been consistently great, with exceptions only being during rush hour in which service is still above others in the same class. I had a business meeting at Roux last week that went well due to several reasons. First; Service. Second; Food quality and attention to detail. I recommended the seafood bisque that they loved. The meats were cooked properly and my clients' picky little changes to their meals were nailed perfectly. Try landing a client by taking them somewhere with bad service (or a slow golf course) and you'll be constantly apologizing instead of focusing on the business at hand. Third; Friendliness of atmosphere. We were commenting on the bisque to our waitress, which she replied that she'd let the Chef know. I have been to Roux several times before during dinner, but what happened next really surprised me. The Executive Chef (I forgot his name) came out and spoke with us regarding our meal choice. He was very helpful in guiding one of my guests change their meal selection to which they were grateful (changed to the sea bass). In all, as always, it was a great experience.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Full of flair – Having not been out on 6th in ages, I didn't even know Roux existed until a couple months ago. It is now the standard meeting place for all of my business and social engagements.

Since January, I have lured friends and associates to Roux for lunch, dinner, and long weekend nights. I have yet to be disappointed.

The food at Roux appears to be standard Louisana fare at first glance, but proves to be exceptionally more tasty than "standard". The Jalepeno Cornbread is To. Die. For. The Jambalaya is delicious, and is the sole reason I've changed my mind about Cajun food. And, for the price, it simply can't be beat.

The atmosphere is casual, yet unexpected. The art that drapes the walls throughout gives the restaurant a mysterious vibe that forces you to wonder what the story is. The open front that looks out onto 6th is the perfect spot for Friday night people-watching and breathes tons of fresh air into the bar area. It's my new favorite gathering spot for a night on the town.

The staff has been friendly and entertaining on every visit, and management appears to be consistently present and attentive.

Love this place, and will probably see you there!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food & excellent service! – The biscuits took me back in time to the deep South sitting at my Grandma's kitchen table. The staff was very accommodating allowing substitutions and making sure my order was correct. I would definitely come back again for the food and to see a show upstairs.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Jumbalaya, sandwiches – My Dad and my brother came in town and wanted to get lunch. I work downtown and we all love cajun food so I suggested Roux. Having not eaten there before, I wasn't sure what to expect. The food was great! My brother's in the Coast Guard and was stationed in Louisiana for several years. He said that Roux's Jamabalaya was the best he ever had!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

a not pleasant experience – i went into Roux last night. It was fairly non-crowded and we got a table looking out on 6th st. There was a menu on the table when we got there, but when we finally got a waitperson to even talk to us, we were informed that food was not served to those particular tables. We had a beer and then our table was approached by someone who works there. At that time we were told that the Ice Bats and fans would be coming in for a party. And while we were welcome to stay, our chairs would be confiscated. At this point we decided we'd had enough of this place. But before leaving I visited the ladies room where I found absolutely not one piece of toilet paper in any of the stalls. I will not ever go back to this place, and am warning my friends to do the same.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best potato salad I've ever had!! – I think this restaurant is a great place to go for lunch! We work down the street at one of the hotels so it?s just a quick walk away. I believe that the menu prices are fair; you can walk out at lunch about $10 lighter which is good for downtown! (I don?t know about the dinner menu) They have the best potato salad I?ve ever had which is one thing that would make me want to go back. I?ve tried the Rich boy, which the meat on mine was undercooked (I asked for Med-rare and got rare but that?s ok with me) and my coworker?s was a little overcooked for his tastes but he still enjoyed it. I?ve also had the Cajun pasta dish, which I thought was very good although a little heavy on the sauce. Over all I think this is a great lunchtime restaurant that isn?t very busy at any time! (yet!) Although, if you go in with 7 or 8 people (like we usually do) the wait time on food is a little longer, of course, that's anywhere!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Decent, nothing to write home about. – My boyfriend and I went on a Thursday afternoon, so it was pretty slow, and parking was easy to find. The service was great, our waiter was very attentive and accomodating. He answered all the questions we had and made recommendations. We each had Hurricanes, which were fabulous, I definately recommend them. For our appetizer, we tried the jalapeno cornbread, which was good. The butter that topped it was amazing, it was buttery with a little spice, perfectly delicious. My boyfriend had the Voodoo Jambalaya and I had Chilean Bass, which was a steal at 6.95! (They said they took to much out the previous night, and had to get rid of it quick, so it was on special!) The sides that came with the bass were cajun mashed potatos and spinach. The cajun mashed potatos were bland on bland, I've had Idahoan quick potatoes with more flavor. There was nothing remotely cajun about them! The spinach was the same, tasted straight out of a can, no flavor, whatsoever. The sauce that came with my meal was fabulous. It really helped the potatoes and spinach out! I can't remember what it was though. The bass was delicious, definately a steal for 7 bucks. I would be incredibly dissapointed with the meal, though, if I had payed the normal price of $22. I also ordered a side of cajun rice, since I love rice. I was dissapointed by this as well, it was very dry, although the flavor was good. My boyfriend's jambalaya was good, it wasnt $15 good, though. Again, dry rice, and the chicken was overcooked. The clams and shrimp were decent, and the sausage was delicious. Very spicy! Overall, I expected a little more spice and flavor. I went in with very high expectations, and walked out a little dissapointed (and tipsy, those Hurricanes are well worth the $7 they cost during Happy Hour). I think next time I am in the mood for cajun, I will just head to good ole Alligator Grill.

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