Monday, May 16, 2011

Restaurant Review-Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork Stonelake
10850 Stonelake Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
512.342.2700 P

Roaring Fork has a lovely atmosphere. We went for the first time recently, and it was a lovely evening. We asked to sit on the patio, but we were told it would be a 1.5 hour wait, so we were seated inside instead. The patio overlooks water, and it very picturesque. As we discovered later tho, the patio doesn't have any lighting after dark, so we were glad we were seated inside! The interior was quite dark as well, with the candle on the table providing most of the light.

The menu is an interesting (somewhat predictable) medley of tex-mex, steaks, wood fire grilled items, and some seafood choices. I choose the Pecan Crusted Haddock. P choose the lamb shank. Keeping up with the current trend, all sides are purchased separately. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Just create a plate with sides people! I don't WANT to share with my fellow diners and have to order things everyone likes. We ordered asparagus and mashed potatoes.

Overall, I was not impressed with my meal or the menu. The asparagus was served cold. The mashed potatoes were fine. The Haddock was just fine, but the pecan crust was very thick. I ended up picking some of it off. The lamb shank, according to P, was just "fine". I doubt we will be going back, the food was OK, but overpriced and the menu options were not enough for me to want to go back.

Overall: Overpriced, but nice atmosphere.

1 comment:

  1. Hint: You need to go for happy hour and get the kettle of green chile pork. SO GOOD. We have a Roaring Fork here as well and that's the only thing I'll go there for.


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