Cafe 909 - Marble Falls
Went for dinner on Saturday May 26th. Very nice restaurant especially considering the other offerings in Marble Falls. We spend many weekends at lake LBJ and this is by far the best we've found in the area. Our group fo 4 ordered the following dishes:Smoked Trout Kedgeree, Pan Roasted Veal Sweetbreads, Spring Asparagus Soup, Fennel Crusted Yellowfin Tuna, and a nightly special of roasted tilefish with smoked corn, sweet potato & oyster stew. For dessert we had the Frozen Pistachio Parfait, El Rey Chocolate Torte, and an apple rhubarb cobbler thing. All enjoyed the apperizers and entrees. Desserts were good but not spectacular. Service was friendly, knowledgable and relaxed. Don't think that cafe 909 is competing at the level of the top fine dining restaurants in major Texas cities, but as far as Marble Falls is concerned it's head and shoulders above anything elese we've tried. We're looking forward to repeat visits.
My husband and I went a few months ago and we really enjoyed it. I read the reveiw that has link below, and I am sorry he had such a medicore experience. I would urge you to look at the reviews on austin360 and citysearch--most of those reviews are also very positive.
The fact that some people really like a place (especially on citysearch) doesn't mean that everyone will, or should. Tastes vary. But there's no need for you to apologize for Cafe 909's mediocrity. After all, you weren't in the kitchen that night!
If I may ask, what did you order at your one dinner a few months ago? How was everything prepared? Which dishes stood out? To put things in context, what are your benchmark "fine dining" experiences in Austin?
Hearing details about your positive experience—and the determining factors that went into it—will be of help to other 'hounds. Then, they can make their own informed, and ideally delicious, chow decisions.