A Taste of St. Genevieve

A first taste of St. Genevieve, The Domain's newest hot spot

A first taste of St. Genevieve, The Domain's newest hot spot

St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 drink cocktail I Dream of Genevieve
I Dream of Genevieve is made with Bombay Sapphire gin, rose water, and elder flower liqueur topped with a rose petal. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 mumbai chicken
St. Genevieve's Mumbai fried chicken features tamarind chutney, pickled watermelon, coconut, and cilantro. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 hummus guacamole
Dripping with flavor, the hummus and Parmesan guacamole gives an international nod to Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 pizza prosciutto
Signature flatbreads like the pear and prosciutto with crumbled blue cheese, arugula, and truffle oil are a must-try. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 pizza egg mushroom
Roasted mushroom flatbread with garlic, Parmesan, cracked egg, fresh parsley, and truffle oil. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 cocktail drink bartender
Signature cocktails at St. Genevieve are mixed to perfection. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 drink cocktails bar
The cocktail lounge features nine different signature drinks. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 interior
With pops of blue infused throughout and European-style ceilings, a large circular bar centers the lounge. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 exterior
St. Genevieve is located in the new Rock Rose development at The Domain. Photo by Nicole Raney
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 drink cocktail I Dream of Genevieve
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 mumbai chicken
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 hummus guacamole
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 pizza prosciutto
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 pizza egg mushroom
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 cocktail drink bartender
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 drink cocktails bar
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 interior
St Genevieve Austin bar Rock Rose March 2016 exterior

As the Rock Rose block within The Domain heats up, the area’s newest cocktail lounge prepares to launch Wednesday evening. Introducing St. Genevieve, an upscale lounge serving delicious handcrafted drinks and gourmet bites.

Setting up its new home in North Austin, anyone who went to the old St. Genevieve in Houston will immediately recognize the Austin transplant. With its signature blue infused throughout and Mediterranean-style ceilings, a large circular bar centers the lounge where guests gather for lively conversation.

Nine signature drinks are featured on the cocktail menu. Opt for the refreshing Namaste made with Grey Goose Le Citron vodka, St. Germain, lime juice, green tea syrup, mint leaves, and prosecco; the I Dream of Genevieve with Bombay Sapphire gin, rose water, and St. Germain topped with rose petals; or the Cobbler Old Fashioned, which is like dessert in a glass (but not overly sweet), made with Bulleit bourbon, peach bitters, cinnamon, brown sugar, and muddled peach. More than 40 wines are offered as well as bottled beers.

The food menu is equally impressive and utilizes a global approach. Diners can share plates reflecting the Middle East, South America, and Mediterranean regions like the Mumbai fried chicken with tamarind chutney, pickled watermelon, and coconut; the short rib taquitos with spicy avocado cream; or the hummus and Parmesan guacamole with house-made pita chips. Flatbreads are also a must-try here, and we recommend ordering the pear and prosciutto with crumbled blue cheese, arugula, red onion, and truffle oil or the roasted mushroom flatbread with garlic, Parmesan, cracked egg, fresh parsley, and truffle.

“[St. Genevieve] brings people together over drinks and cuisine,” says Co-owner Darren Van Delden. “We’re not reinventing the wheel, just giving it a twist with international flavor.”

This is one of six concepts brothers and business partners Jeff and Darren Van Delden will own at The Domain. Their existing outposts include Somersault, The Park, and Jack and Ginger’s Irish Pub. Joining St. Genevieve will be a large, three-story nightclub on top of the space called Rose Room, which will open on weekends only. Next door (also upstairs from St. Genevieve) will be 77 Degrees, a rooftop bar that will be open during the week but will join Rose Room as one giant venue on weekends.

Having been invested in the development of The Domain for the past five years, the Van Delden brothers, of Union Venture Group, are helping to shape the local flavor and nightlife scene popping up in the Rock Rose district. To grow this, St. Genevieve will have an in-house DJ playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings as well as during Sunday brunch, which will offer dishes like English toffee pancakes and goat cheese frittatas.

St. Genevieve is open Monday through Saturday from 3 pm to 2 am, and Sunday from 11 am to 2 am. Additionally, catch the cocktail lounge’s wine-focused happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 pm.