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Fine Dining at The Austonian
Residents of The Austonian enjoy proximity to and special treatment from Congress, Bar Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen, all located on the first floor of the Austin luxury condominium.
Congress, Austin's only five-star restaurant offers a prix-fixe menu of three-course and seven-course meals with optional drink pairings including wine, cocktails and specialty drinks. Congress is available to cater special events in The Austonian Club, the 55th-floor event facility atop The Austonian that features 360-degree views of Austin and the Texas Hill Country. Only residents of The Austonian are able to host events, which range from small dinners to parties for 185 guests, in the private event space.
Residents of The Austonian can also host intimate gatherings at Bar Congress, which may be reserved for parties. Bar Congress is a sophisticated artisan cocktail lounge and premium wine bar with a refined menu, offering small plates, snacks and a limited number of entrees. It was featured in Esquire Magazine's "The Best New Bars in America 2011" issue.
For Austonian homeowners who prefer take-out, Second Bar + Kitchen, the upscale-casual restaurant adjacent to Bar Congress, offers food that can be delivered to residents' homes.
Chef David Bull, who competed on Food Network's "Iron Chef America," and is a "James Beard Award" nominee, is the Executive Chef at each of the aforementioned dining establishments. Bull describes his style as "Natural American." Together, he and his team at La Corsha Restaurant Partners have created distinctive dining experiences that elevate Austin's status as a foodie-centric city.
Additional accolades for the trio of restaurants include the naming of Congress as one of the "Best New Restaurants in 2011" by Esquire Magazine and the recognition of Congress hostess Hannah Mary Marshall as "Hostess of the Year." Congress also landed recognition as one of the Top 10 New Restaurants of 2011 by Bon Appétit. Sommelier for all three spaces, June Rodil, was named one of the "Best New Sommeliers of 2011" by Wine & Spirits magazine.
For more information on the restaurant trio, visit http://congressaustin.com/.