- amykragan Aug 13, 2009 08:38 PM
Had a great tasting menu at Gumbo's downtown last night and excited to announce they are soon opening another location in Westlake across from Davenport Ranch where the Chili's was.
The menu will be a little more limited and will have more of a family focus.
First course was Oysters Rockefeller topped with a crispy fried oyster, second course was a crab cake with Jicama Slaw, third course with redfish muniere, followed by filet St. George and and bread pudding. Beverages included, pinot noir, chardonay, vodka martinis and abita beer.
The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
The original owners did start there, and now have the newly opened Mama Roux (can't wait to try it). The Quigley's have owned the downtown Gumbo's (they sold the RR location) for 7 years which is why there are some differences. But you are correct, their first try here in Austin was in Wells Branch. My how we've grown, eh?
Thanks for the compliments and hope to see you at the next group dinner.!
Gumbo's has been around for about 16 years I think? They even had a location in Dallas that has since closed. They currently have a very successful location in downtown Denver (different owners) that is thriving. I'm looking forward to the Westlake opening. I heard that one of the original chefs from the Wells Branch location will be cooking there. Gonna be gooood!!!
Just had my first meal at Gumbo's in Round Rock and service and food were very good.
Tasty salad with chevre, spiced apples and bacon dressing. Tender pork loin on a delicious bed of griiled onions. Dessert a chocolate custard that was more like pot de creme. Very rich.
Tried the gumbo and it was not perfect but I am picky about gumbo. It was very dark with a spicy bite that was just right. Had plentiful shrimp that weren't overcooked.
.But I like more file and wished the broth was thinner.
Still a cut above most restaurant gumbo.
I will definitely make a return visit.
901 Round Rock Ave Ste D, Round Rock, TX 78681