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Oct 31, 2008 07:48 AM

New Paggi House?

I realize that there have been multiple attempts at the Paggi House, but this one looks promising. I was wondering if anyone has tried it out since they relaunched?

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  1. haven't been there yet, but on my way soon. Tom and Tori of Cork & Co are managing it now, so that's incentive enough for me!

    my brother checked it out last weekend. he highly recommends the atmosphere and suggests the rack of lamb for the main course...

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    1. re: abidonfood

      the deck is AMAZING! you really should go just to see THAT.... went yesterday for some drinks and appetizers. the cheese plate there was excellent, absolutely one of the best i've had in town. the wine selection is very good, but considering tom's involved, i'm not really shocked. tried some of the chanterelle-leek risotto that came with the quail and it was outstanding...

      really do recommend giving it a try, at least to lounge on that deck...

      tom said they're only open for dinner right now tues-sat, but will start offering brunch fairly soon...

    2. I sent two co-workers there for dinner this week and they did nothing but rave about how great it was. So that is a good sign.

      1. I went to the Paggi House last night with my boyfriend and another couple. Nothing but good things to say. First, reserved online and was confirmed by phone within 24 hours. Second, they called me back a few hours before to ask me if I wanted the better table that opened up...who does that? Complimentary valet the end of the night they get your car when you pay your bill, and on a cold night will keep it warm for you. :)

        Service was some of the best service I have had in Austin. We sat there for 3 hours...never felt rushed, bothered, or hurried. Server was top notch. I'd pay for that alone. Music, atmosphere, table, everything was first-class.

        The food was delicious. I had a bet arugula salad, the lobster bisque, and the NY Strip. Everything was exactly exactly the way it should have been. My only complaint is that i wanted more soup!!!!! The specialty drink menu is fun, too.

        The desserts are kind of strange...tasty, but a little out there...

        I would go back tonight if I wasn't stuffed. :)

        1. How about accessibility? Twenty five years of inconclusve reports kept me away from the Paggi House. I'd like to know whether my wife and I could enjoy the food and the facility.
          Are wheelchair users welcome?

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          1. re: lvd

            As someone who designs ADA accessible facilities all day long, I can assure you that If it's new construction, or "significantly remodeled", then it's ADA accessible. Or the City won't let them open until it does pass inspection (which includes ADA compliance).

            That said, I don't know if the New Paggi house is still in the same location or if it's a new location. Or if they've significantly remodeled. Chances are it has been significantly remodeled since the ADAAG in ... 1991 or so. You could always call them. Most people here wouldn't know how to determine if it's ADA accessible or not.


            1. re: lvd

              i know that there is a lift that can take you up to the deck (to the far right of the stairs if you're facing them from the ground level). but not sure if it's in working order or not. sorry for the somewhat useless information... i'd just give 'em a call though...

              1. re: abidonfood

                I was there a couple of weeks ago and it was in working order (the lift, that is).

                I've been for happy hour a couple of times now and have been suitably impressed. They have half price wine by the glass and bar menu from 5-7, I think everyday. I've only had wine and the cheese plate, but it's a really, really great cheese plate. Might be the best I've had in Austin actually. Small amounts of many cheeses along with fruit and nuts and honey.

                I can't wait to try it for dinner!

            2. I have been there for dinner twice within the last week. Had both the Elk and Seabass, both were outstanding. Service was great, drinks were great.