With the openings of all the new restaurants in the Lake Travis area, Oasthouse Gastropub will have a good chance of making it on your list as one of the newest local favorites.
Oasthouse Gastropub serves up locally sourced, melt-in-your-mouth, upscale pub food. As soon as you walk up to the joint, you’ll be greeted by warm smiles and clean cut staff members.
The aesthetic details of the restaurant are designed tastefully chic — welcoming, cozy, and elegant. You will take notice of the re-purposed wood tables and Edison light bulbs floating above the dining floor. The view through a wall of glass allows you to see all of the action taking place in the kitchen.
You may be completely floored by the entire operation, as it is a big step above the site formerly occupied by Highlights Gametime Grill. You could say this rightfully so as the owners, brothers Amir and Ali Hajimaleki, reign another highly successful restaurant in South Austin — District Kitchen + Cocktails.
A sampling of the menu at Oasthouse
Just three months young, Oasthouses’ menu is chock-full of dishes that will sometimes rotate in (or out), depending on what’s in season. You can literally taste the freshness of the farm-to-table concepts.
Amir H. is the head chef and will tell you himself, the curation of some of his favorite signature dishes.
Let’s dive into a variety of German influenced pub fare and craft cocktails that are being served at the Oasthouse Gastropub.
The wild cut calamari is phenomenal. From first glance, it may appear to be just fried calamari — in fact, it’s like eating pad thai … but with calamari, bean sprouts, peanuts, micro greens, and boiled egg yolk crumbles. Talk about a taste bud explosion.
The carnitas poutine + egg (brunch item) is another one of those wildly flavor-filled appetizers. In this appetizer you will find perfectly tender carnitas, sunny side up egg, house-smoked bacon gravy, Texas goat cheese, and micro cilantro over house-cut fries.
The bangers + mash are a house favorite. You’ll find the house pork and ribeye banger atop sweet potato mash, bacon bourbon mustardo, brown gravy, and crunchy onion strings to complete the mix.
The bacon beignets brunch bites are not exactly what you’d find in New Orleans. Instead, they’re dusted with cinnamon sugar, served with a side of real maple syrup — none of that processed sugary stuff.
The truffle prosciutto bruschetta brunch bite packs in the most delicate flavors onto freshly baked (and delivered) bread from a little bakery in Marble Falls. You’ll bite into house made ricotta, arugula, medjool dates, local honey drops, and truffle oil.
The shackshuka is the perfect thing to order on a cool and dreary day. Served from a small cast iron skillet, dip the french bread that comes with your order into a savory mix of two eggs poached in spiced tomato ragout, sliced english banger, feta cheese, and cilantro micro greens.
The ipa pork + spaetzle dinner entree is a truly melt-in-your-mouth braised pork cheek with a Bucket Head IPA glaze atop sweet potato spaetzle, english peas, sage, pickled onions and green tomatoes.
And of course, who can live on without dessert?
The cookies and milk come with chocolate chip, peanut butter bacon, chai snickerdoodle, and cookie dough with a side of cinnamon mocha milk.
The chocolate duet gives you a pair of tastefully crafted desserts. One is the 512 Pecan Porter chocolate cake with a salted toffee glaze. The second is a sundae ice cream with pecan crumbles and a housemade chocolate syrup that is poured on your sundae, table side.
Craft cocktails at Oasthouse Gastropub
The bar slings creative and quirky signature cocktails like the good morning — tastes like the cereal milk that’s left to drink after you polish off a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
The morning after is reminiscent of a hazy morning after a night of heavy drinking — imagine refreshing orange juice with the aromas of hot coffee being brewed.
The frozen irish coffee is a dangerous cocktail (not literally speaking)! It’s super smooth and refreshing. Picture a kid with a frozen chocolate milkshake … except yours tastes like coffee delightfully blended with cinnamon syrup, coconut, and condensed milk for an ultimately sweet, adult beverage.
Stop by Oasthouse Gastropub for lunch or dinner any day of the week. And Saturday or Sunday for their boast worthy brunch menu that begins at 9:30am.
If that wasn’t enough to get you out of your seat, let’s just say that the honesty and dedication that goes into the food and drink at Oasthouse Gastropub should.
The words of the Chef Amir:
“I care about what goes into my body, I care about where my food comes from, and I care about what I serve to my guests.”
Oasthouse Gastropub in the Trails at 620
Address: 8300 N FM 620, Austin, TX 78726