This October, Austin will have their first Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant, a high quality luxury hotel chain without a hint of the quirky weirdness this Texas capitol is known for. Situated on Lady Bird Lake, Hotel Van Zandt and Geraldine’s -- led by Executive Chef Frank Mnuk of the famous Uchi Restaurants -- pays homage to the history and culture of its Rainey Street home ... so maybe their will be something weird there after all!
Chef Mnuk’s menu will offer contemporary Austin fare inspired by the local culture such as Crispy BBQ Pork Ribs with pickled watermelon salad and Green Garlic Monkey Bread with burrata. Another unique feature of the menu is the “Feasts.” With an advance reservation, diners can order a family-style dining experience with seasonal dishes such as Braised Beef Osso Bucco, Whole Roasted Porchetta, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Beef Rib Roast.
Plus with Geraldine’s location on the fourth floor of the hotel, the restaurant serves as the perfect oasis from the bustle of the city, with incredible views of Lady Bird Lake and live music each evening.
For those of you with architectural/design interest, check out the hotel renderings here: