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Austin restaurant group reveals opening date for Rosedale all-day cafe

Austin restaurant group reveals opening date for Rosedale all-day cafe

Rosedale Kitchen and Bar Austin
Rosedale Kitchen and Bar will have a focus on healthy fare. Rosedale Kitchen and Bar/Facebook

After months of anticipation, the wait is almost over for the Chameleon Group’s new all-day cafe. Earlier this month, Rosedale Kitchen and Bar revealed it will debut July 15 at 3800 N. Lamar Blvd.

Chameleon Group, the force behind Wu Chow and recently re-opened Swift’s Attic, announced Rosedale in December 2018 as a replacement for upscale seafood restaurant Guild. The original release said that Guild would relocate downtown after its December 31 shutter, but it is unclear when, if ever, it will reappear on the scene.

Rosedale is a sharp departure from the previous concept. While Guild chef Sterling Ridings focused on wide variety of often decadent seafood preparations, former Chopped winner Janelle Reynolds has ushered in a healthier focus at Rosedale.

For lunch, the focus is on lighter dishes like a chopped salad with mixed lettuce, pepperoncini, English peas, mushrooms, and radish or roasted beats with goat cheese mousse, mint, and candied pecans. Heftier offerings are also available, like a pork belly BLT on grilled sourdough, and a chuck and brisket burger with American cheese.

Dinner features many of the same dishes, but with a wider variety of mains. Highlights include pan roasted salmon with sweet potato noodles in a tamari sauce; crispy chicken leg with roasted corn, seared okra, blistered tomato, and bacon; and a steak served with grilled broccollini and chimichurri.

As with the previous concept, Rosedale offers a full bar with beer, wine and spirits. A weekday happy hour will run from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Rosedale’s regular hours will be 11 am to 10 pm Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm Friday, 5-11 pm Saturday, and 5-9 pm Sunday. The restaurant has teased that a Sunday brunch would be added soon.

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