Let's talk about how Suburbians of North Austin no longer need to venture all the way downtown to enjoy a nice dinner and a fun night on the town. Enter, ROUND ROCK, TEXAS. And I hate to throw Pflugerville, TX under the bus because that's where I grew up, but they could take a lesson or five hundred from neighboring Round Rock! Are you listening, PFLUGERVILLE? Get with the program!
Round Rock is killin' it with their downtown scene. They've got dining. They've got shopping. They've got nightlife. They have events. Basically, they've got it all! And I've found myself over in Round Rock more within the past year than I'd ever been before, and I grew up less than 10 minutes away.
Last week I had a girl's night at Swank, Steak & Seafood, in downtown Round Rock. Swank is a chef owned and family operated establishment, with locally sourced food and a very bright, welcoming and friendly atmosphere! The restaurant is perfectly located on Main Street, across from their sister restaurant Ajo, and next door neighbor to a coffee shop, bars and live music - which makes it the perfect spot to celebrate any occasion.
You can check out their menu here. Swank also offer's a private party room and dining in their wine cellar for special occasions.
See below for what we ordered! Everything was really good! My absolute favorites were the Calamari, the Truffle Macaroni, and the Peach Turnover! SO GOOD.
Swank: Steak & Seafood
Calamari: Salt and Pepper Calamari Steaks with a Lemon Aioli
Bread with Herb Butter
Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas
Beef Tenderloin with gorgonzola sauce.
Seafood Pasta with Homemade pasta, mussels, lobster, octopus, in a saffron butter sauce.
Salmon with Herb Butter, Israeli Couscous, Artichokes