Restaurant Rumblings

Locally inspired restaurant Geraldine's lands on Rainey Street late summer

Locally inspired Geraldine's lands on Rainey Street late summer

Geraldine's restaurant Austin Kimpton Hotel
Geraldine's cooks up locally inspired cuisine. Photo courtesy of Hotel Van Zandt

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.