Pull Up a Chair at VOX Table

05.13.2015 by: Leah McGarry
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VOX table finally made its long awaited debut last week, opening its doors in Lamar Union across from the newly remodeled Alamo Drafthouse. It’s pretty obvious that the restaurant will serve as a perfect date night choice – dinner and movie-goers rejoice!

After just being open for a little more than a week, VOX is already receiving rave reviews for its food and ambiance. The restaurant is brightly decorated with clean, modern décor and lined with windows. They also have a wrap-around patio, perfect for dining al fresco on a warm Austin night. Even the waiters are dressed the part, wearing trendy gray chambray button-downs.

Interior of VOX Table {Photo via VOX Facebook page}

The menu of small plates is divided into categories like “hooves” and “feathers and beaks,” which admittedly is a little off-putting to me, but it goes along with their unique and often quirky take on their dishes.

We started our meal with the chickpea fritters. I would describe these almost like mozzarella sticks but filled with hummus rather than cheese. Served with a side of tomato marmalade, this was easily my favorite part of the meal.

chickpea fritters with tomato marmalade and parmesan snow

Next we ordered the BLT salad after seeing how yummy it looked on a nearby table. We loved the use of roasted tomatoes mixed with other more traditional ingredients.

blt salad with roasted + raw tomatoes, hydroponic lettuce, ricotta, crispy lardon, brioche croutons, buttermilk dressing

For our main dishes we opted for the grilled duck breast served over turnip puree, and the crispy boneless chicken thighs with barley risotto. The chicken was definitely a winner for us.

grilled duck breast with grilled plum, napa cabbage, leek confit, turnip puree, aged balsamic

crispy boneless chicken thighs with barley risotto, pecorino, king trumpet mushroom

Not to be overlooked are the restaurants inventive cocktails, like the hand on the pump, offered on draft and pictured below.

hand on the pump, on draft with absolut vodka, apple + rosemary fortified wine, lemon, sugar, bubbles

 We’re looking forward to going back to VOX to try more of the menu!

Official website:     VOX Table    

TAGS : South Lamar/South First