It can take hours for everyone in a group text to agree on where to eat. Diverse tastes, allergies, lifestyles, and ages are all factors. You need a place chic enough for young professionals, but relaxed enough for squiggly families; healthy enough for fit friends, but tasty enough for the foodie in the group. Friends, you are in luck. I’ve found your next hangout and it is just right: Rosedale Kitchen and Bar.
Thank you to Rosedale Kitchen and Bar for hosting me for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.
Inviting Social Space
Rosedale Kitchen and Bar is the perfect neighborhood hangout. It portrays an airy ambiance basking in natural light, decorated in relaxed elegance. While I caught up with an old friend in the social hour area, I glanced past the corridor. I noticed the layout of this hot spot is just as family-friendly as it is date-night-friendly.
The space is vast and multi-purpose with intimate sections, a social hour area, and a landscaped patio space lined with yard games. You just feel happy when you walk into the space, and are greeted by knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Rosedale Kitchen and Bar Menu
A restaurant typically rises and falls with the quality of its food. The tastings I sampled were outstanding blends of flavors, with just enough kick to leave my tastebuds curious.
With an array of food options like classic sliders, and more unique concoctions such as grilled Lockhart quail with apple and celery root slaw dressed in sweet heat sauce, Chef Janelle Reynolds has crafted a menu as inviting as the space it represents.
“The inspiration I had for our menu came from the desire to give people healthy and delicious options in a warm, welcoming setting. I want people to feel like they are having a meal in my home. The flavors come from different cuisines that I enjoy cooking and eating.”-Chef Janelle Reynolds
Unique Children’s Menu
I love French fries and nuggets as much as anyone (probably more), but I do hope my little’s tastebuds branch out to bigger and better flavors.
Whenever we go out to eat with the kids, I usually don’t even look at the menu. I just order chicken nuggets and a kids’ burger. But not at Rosedale Kitchen and Bar. This children’s menu is refreshingly unique, yet still sensitive to kids’ palettes. That is because a seven-year-old helped craft the menu!
As Chef Reynolds elaborated, “I have a seven-year-old son that enjoys eating good food. My husband and I were frustrated with the lack of good food for kids in the restaurants in Austin.”
According to Chef Reynolds, you can’t leave without trying these items:
- Crab dip with wonton crisps
- Crispy chicken and sautéed corn with okra, cherry tomatoes, bacon and tarragon pistou
- Pan roasted salmon with sweet potato startch noodles, carrot, wilted spinach, and sautéed shiitake mushrooms with tamari vinaigrette
My personal favorite was the smoked trout dip. It was smokey, light yet filling, and served with thick fried chips.
The next time you need a place everyone in your group will love, you can rely on Rosedale Kitchen and Bar. When there is something for everyone, it makes a restaurant feel a bit more like home.
3800 N. Lamar Blvd. #170 — Website
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