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“A great spot; dine outside if it's not too hot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork
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Ranked #41 of 3,668 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between The Domain and Arboretum
Description: The Roaring Fork captures the spirit of bold American cuisine matched with a contemporary Western ambiance and unmatched service, creating upscale flavors that crackle with a rugged edge. Select from lamb, chicken, beef, pork and fresh fish entrees all perfectly prepared by wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill or wood oven roasting.
McKinney, Texas, United States
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great spot; dine outside if it's not too hot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I enjoyed Roaring Fork though, truth be told, I got hung up at the office and missed the apps and the sunset...

Of the part I got to enjoy, I would especially compliment the guacamole and, in the mood for something a little lighter, the Spinach Chicken Waldorf Salad.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Chestertown, MD
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wood fires!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

As we pulled into the parking lot, all I could think was that we'd have a really long wait - but not at all the case, despite the number of cars. We were seated immediately, and the hunger quotient ratcheted up with the great smell of wood fires and grilling. We sat outside, seated off a lake. The modern design and decor were nicely done, the service quick, and the menu long and varied.

The food ordered by four of us was pretty uniformly top notch, although a steak was a little chewy and on the seriously raw side of medium rare. That was the only disappointing (and pricey!) note in an otherwise enjoyable evening. Loved the wine list, as well.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Roaring Fork”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Great cocktails, for appetizer had the Nachos, full of flavor! We had carnitas, they were excellent as well as the grouper. This restaurant will be on our list next time we return to Austin.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Penang
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Service and pleasant portion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The steak is pricey but the freshness is good enough.
Sides have to order seperately, but the portion is very big.

Each dinner comes with free biscuits and appertizer.

Mojito wise is a little too rough for the taste and texture

Visited March 2014
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TX
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187 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Forked over too much for too little”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Service was very good. Lighting was a little dark for menu-reading. Although it was windy and we did not sit outside, the patio looks like it would be very nice, weather permitting.

I'm afraid the food was mediocre, and the restaurant was not overly busy at the time.

The fried avocado appetizer was blah. Not sure if this was inspired by a trip to the State Fair of Texas, but it was not particularly appetizing. My filet entree (one of the nightly specials) was disappointing - under-cooked (MR vs. M) to my order, which I can adjust to, but it was far too fatty and very tough for a filet. My wrists were tired by the time I got to the last bite. Others at our table seemed pleased with their various choices - maybe I just ordered the wrong entree? On a better note, the green chile mac & cheese was excellent.

Visited May 2014
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