Vox Table

If the clamor of Shake Shack is too much for you, make your way to this promising newcomer around the corner. Monochromatic and multiangular, the gray-hued, light-filled space is welcoming nonetheless, with marble-topped tables and rows of stools that front an open kitchen and a bar that turns out sophisticated drinks with goofy names (like the gin-and-tea Herb Is the Word and the appropriately robust, tequila-based Danny Trejo). The food menu, divided into “fins and shells,” “feathers and beaks,” and “hooves,” delivers solid dishes that are harmonious and not overly clever, like braised akaushi oxtail with oven-dried tomatoes and potato “pillows” and a coral-hued roasted ocean trout accompanied by smoky shimeji mushrooms. Closest you get to out-there is the smoked hamachi, which arrives speared, along with a tomato “raisin” and pickled cucumber, with a plastic pipette full of coconut-soy vinaigrette. It’s gimmicky, awkward, and delicious. (6/15)

City: Austin

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Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

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Address: 1100 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, 78704

Hours: D 7 days. B Sat & Sun.

Phone: 512-375-4869

Website: voxtableaustin.com/

Last updated: June 10, 2015