Smal Plates on South Lamar

South Lamar heats up with long-awaited opening of VOX Table

South Lamar heats up with long-awaited opening of VOX Table

Bar at Vox Table in Lamar Union
The large bar at the new VOX Table in Lamar Union.  VOX Table/Facebook

It’s a big week for South Lamar Union. Shake Shack officially announced that it will be opening in less than a week, and on Wednesday, VOX Table officially opens for dinner.

The “new-American” style restaurant at 1100 S. Lamar is modern, sunny and stylish. Austin designer Joel Mozersky is responsible for the interior space, which features white plaster walls and gray hardwood floors, plus a custom mural by Jeremy Earhart.

The menu is small-plate focused, with French and Spanish influence. Executive Chef Joe Anguilano has put together plates like crispy frog legs (wildfire blue cheese, herb noisette), braised akaushi oxtail (potato pillows, wildfire blue cheese, arugula) and blackened kampachi collar (celery root, Fuji apples, citrus aioli).

Pastry Chef Allison Henschel (formerly of the W hotel and the Driskill) has created a dessert menu that features treats like crème fraiche cheesecake (house-made crème fraiche, strawberry compote, fried ginger, yuzu curd, black sesame glass) — in addition to a daily selection of ice cream and sorbet.

At the long bar, expect to be served something innovative from Beverage Director Travis Tober, like a unique Old Fashioned from a separate menu designed to highlight the classic cocktail.

Dinner service starts Wednesday at 5 pm (until 10 pm). Regular hours will be Sunday through Wednesday from 5 to 10 pm and Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 11 pm. The bar will be open an hour later each night. Brunch will happen at some point too. For now though, lunch and brunch hours are “TBD.”