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Review of Rosewood Restaurant in East Austin

June 08, 2020

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Rosewood restaurant in Austin Texas

Rosewood Restaurant patio

Rosewood restaurant opened in East Austin in 2018 but I’m just getting around to putting together this blog post on the restaurant! Rosewood is located at the historic Victorian home perched on the hill at the intersection of Rosewood Avenue and East 11th Street with a view of downtown Austin.

Rosewood’s menu pays homage to its historic 1890 home, while also being rooted in the cuisine of South Texas and those that provide the provisions used in the kitchen: Hill Country farmers and ranchers and Gulf Coast fishers. With in-house butchering and whole-animal utilization, Chef Jesse DeLeon creates compelling menu items, as well as off-menu dishes determined by what is fresh that day.

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Rosewood has rebranded as Rosewood Gulf Coast Chop House. This Austin restaurant has reopened its doors with new COVID-19 regulations to keep its diners safe by requiring a mask when you enter the restaurant and staff are also required to wear masks throughout service. 

Rosewood Gulf Coast Chop House Review

Restaurant Name: Rosewood Gulf Coast Chop House

Restaurant Description: Restaurant and Bar in East Austin, offering a simultaneously familiar and surprising South Texas cuisine, using indigenous ingredients.

Price range: $10 - $30

Address: 1209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Cuisine: American

Telephone: (512) 838-6205

View restaurant website

  • Patio
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food
  • Cocktails

Good for:

  • Outdoor dining on the patio
  • Dog-friendly
  • Private dining
  • Girls night out
  • Date night

Rosewood restaurant in East Austin


With Rosewood new reopening since COVID-19, they’re launched with a completely brand new menu and I have to say I am so impressed and like this menu a lot more.

The items marked with ** are Koko Approved!

Orka tempura at Rosewood Restaurant in Austin

Okra tempura with jalapeño yoghurt, serrano chimichurri, and mint.


Jumbo Lump Crab Salad at Rosewood Restaurant

Jumbo Lump Crab Salad with lemongrass custard, grapefruit pico de gallo, and salmon roe. I personally do not love crab so I didn’t care for this appetizer.


Glazed Pork Ribs at Rosewood Restaurant in Austin

**Glazed Pork Ribs with fish caramel and sesame seeds. I LOVED these ribs – so flavorful, moist while with the perfect level of stickiness. 


Caesar salad at Rosewood restaurant in Austin

Caesar salad with boquerones, parmesan, croutons.


Grilled Pork Chop Milanesa

**Grilled Pork Chop Milanesa with red beans and rice and mirliton salad. I would not have ordered this dish because I don’t care for pork chops but I’m so glad Hayden did because this was SO good. The pork chop was pounded until tender, coated with panko and then fried. Absolutely delicious. 

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Wagyu Strip Steak “Oscar Style” at Rosewood restaurant

**Wagyu Strip Steak “Oscar Style” with jumbo lump crab bearnaise, green beans, and scalloped potatoes. Loved this entree as well!


Beef Parisa at Rosewood restaurant

Beef Parisa with bone marrow, jalapeño, lavash crackers,

Fried chicken at Rosewood Restaurant

To-go menu

Rosewood does still have a to-go menu for curbside pick up. Above is their buttermilk fried chicken with Thai fish caramel and pickles – it’s one my favorite fried chicken in Austin!

Other items on the Rosewood to-go menu:

  • Shrimp Campachana – avocado/lavash/hot sauce
  • Blackened Redfish Tacos – pico de gallo/avocado salsa
  • Quesadilla – smoked mushroom/cauliflower chorizo
  • Grilled Quail – tater tots, blue cheese dressing
  • Sweetbread Tacos – salsa macha/cilantro salad
  • Rosewood Burger – poblano queso/tomato jam/french fries

Rosewood is also offering cocktail kits – each kit makes 6 cocktails

  • Rosewood – deep eddy vodka, hibiscus, lemon, topo chicos
  • Kentucky Mule – wild turkey 101, fever tree ginger beer, limes
  • Ranch Water – olmeca altos blanco tequila, topo chicos, limes
  • Bloody Mary – deep eddy vodka, bloody mary mix, limes
  • Mimosa – florinda cava brut, fresh-squeezed orange juice


Wednesday to Saturday from 4 – 10pm.

No lunch or brunch service right now.

Rosewood restaurant in Austin Texas

Happy hour

Wednesday to Saturday from 5-7 PM.

All-day happy hour on Wednesday and Thursday in both outside dining areas and 5-7PM happy hour Friday and Saturday.

  • 25% off draft beer and wine
  • 25% off Bar menu
  • $2 off specialty cocktails


You can make reservations for outdoor seating on OpenTable

Rosewood Restaurant bar

Rosewood x Koko

Indoor bar

When you walk into Rosewood restaurant, the first room on your left is the bar area with a couple of tables if you wish to dine in this area. You can also order a cocktail while you wait for your table.

Outdoor patio at Rosewood restaurant in Austin Texas

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Outdoor patio

You can dine inside the restaurant in their dining room or outside. Rosewood has almost over an acre on their property so they’ve renovated their outdoor patio during this time with tables spaced out at least 6 feet. You can also ask for picnic blankets and picnic on their lawn!


Rosewood Restaurant

1209 Rosewood Ave

Austin, Texas


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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.