214 E 6th Street, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.267594 -97.740824
horrible expierence – the owner Chad Helton was completely rude and unwilling to discount my meal. When i had found a hair in the soup. He was overbearing and rude as well as his wait staff.
Don't waste your time, this place is horrible! Bad service, low menu selection, just bad all around – Went here on a Saturday night recently and was highly disappointed.. the place had about 3-4 tables full, the rest of the place was empty or at the bar. it took forever for someone to even acknowledge us and even longer for our wine to arrive. Once it did she just walked away, no info on specials, no asking if we wanted an appetizer.. strange. We flagged her down after 15 more minutes and ordered the crab cakes. They arrived barely warm and soggy. Strike two.. so we ask about the specials and she didn't know of any. ok HU??? She said the menu changed due to a change in chefs so she wasn't sure what was available that night. This was the last we saw of her... I am not kidding. We flagged down another gal who luckily turned about to be the manager. She covered our check and promised things would ne better next time.
Um, no thanks! We'll stay in N Austin at Sambet's....
T^hats not Cajun food, this is 6th street, tourist Cajun food – We met friends for dinner thinking we were trying a place we'd yet to go to - ok this is a bar that happen to have a dining room that happens to sell food that is kind of liek Cajun food. Frankly I can make better at home. Ok I did marry a Cajun girl so I know I can cook better at home but you'd think they would offer something tastey.
Basic, nothing fancy but could be a fun place if you are into the 6th street insanity. We started there too early, next time will come by for drinks later.
Poor service; just OK food – We visited this restaurant while in town for business. Since we are from Louisiana, we were looking forward to a taste of "home". I will say the hostess was very polite and prompt. However, that's where the good news ends. We were there for an early dinner about 6PM. Our waitress' entire vocabulary consisted of one word....."Cool". I had the etouffee and my husband had the fried catfish. The roux was much too thick. While a thin roux is awful too, this roux just wasn't good. The fried catfish had a good batter, but the fish itself was left completely unseasoned and tasteless. It was a little too early in the evening to sample the music, but hopefully it is better. But i won't go back to find out!
Tasty Cajun Bites and Cocktails – I discover Roux while surfing Citysearch for an after work spot with my co-workers. We picked a fun spot with a good crowd that serves quality Cajun appy's and fun cocktails. We all ordered Huricanes which seemed to be the daily special and sampled the fried tomatoes, fried pickles, oysters and the small sliders/burgers. Everything met or beat expectations as a few of the dishes were new to me. Good music was being played and the evening was fun. Roux will now be in my afterwork rotation and a must for dinner.
Love love love the sliders! – What a GREAT place! I was in Austin on Monday and went to this bar/ restaurant for happy hour. They have a new hapy hour menu with items like fried tomotatoes ( yumm) 3 different kind of burger sliders ( I like the bacon chedder ones) and this HUGE 60 oz drink that WAS QUITE ALOT OF FUN! When they brought it out for my boss with 4 straws in this huge fish bowl glass all of us broke out laughing. Needless to say we had a great time, they have a great atmosphere and it is fantastic for large groups or if there ar eonly two of you they have a fantastic people watching open window patio. Go in and check out there new happy our menu and ask the owner why fied pickles... he will be the first to tell you they are soo good they are bad :)
Yummy Southern Food & Cocktails – I went to Roux on 6th St. the other day for happy hour. They recently re-designed their menu and have ALOT more to offer in terms of menu items and specialty drinks. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and their location on 6th St. is really convenient. I ordered the oysters and was really impressed with the size of them. They were HUGE compared to a lot of other downtown seafood restaurants and less expensive too! I like the new menu items like the Fried Green Tomatoes and the mini-Hamburgers. I will definitely pay Roux another visit and will try them for dinner next time.
Great Casual Atmosphere & Good Food on 6th Street – Went here after work with a group--had great food & drinks--I think they could add more food specials to the happy hour menu BUT what they had was good (just a little more variety). I had the Hurricane and was very pleased not too sweet and I could taste the liquor without fear of getting blasted off of only one. The owner or manager came by our table and was very pleasant. He wanted to make sure that we were having a good time and enjoyed out time with them. We all did!
Great Happy Hour – Myself and a group from work went to Roux for happy hour and really enjoyed it. They have a brand new happy hour menu with great drink specials (The Hurricane was really good!) and the happy hour food was great. Between us all, we probably ordered 6 orders of Fried Green Tomatoes which I'd never had before but found to be very tasty! I also loved the small hamburgers they have on the menu. The bread and the meat (angus I think) were all of excellent quality--DELICIOUS! Fried green pickles were also a fun novelty. I don't eat oysters, but several at the table got them and said they were quite good. All in all, it was a great experience-excellent food, great prices, fun atmosphere.
Great Happy Hour Prices – I went to Roux this evening for happy hour. It happened to be the first night of their new happy hour menu, which was delicious! The group I was with sampled the Angus Sliders, Baked Oysters, Fried Green Tomatoes and several of their specialty drinks; all of which I'd have again. Generally, happy hour is reserved to the front of the restaurant around the bar, but the manager was very accommodating to our large group and set up tables in the back so we'd be more comfortable. For a Monday night there was a good crowd and their service was excellent! If you're looking for a good happy hour location with great service, good Cajun food and great drinks, Roux is the new place to go!
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