Uchi alum Frank Mnuk will helm the kitchen of Geraldine's, a locally inspired restaurant in the Rainey Street District, opening later this summer. Located in the yet-to-open Hotel Van Zandt, Geraldine's is the brainchild of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of its first highly anticipated project in Austin.
Mnuk's menu highlights contemporary Austin cuisine, heavy on seasonal-inspired dishes. Highlights include chicken thigh confit with fried chicken skin, chanterelles, apricot and purslane; Benton’s ham and onion flatbread with Fromage Blanc and chives; and green garlic monkey bread with burrata.
The space, however, will do more than satiate culinary cravings. The restaurant's in-house stage will play host to local music every day — it also promises breathtaking views of the city.
Geraldine's will be open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner service. The restaurant also plans to offer Sunday brunch. It will be located on the fourth floor of the 16-story Hotel Van Zandt, which could open as early as August.