Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway quickly became a fav new dining destination in Lake Travis as soon as it opened it doors. A restaurant with a full bar in an amazing, new grocery store? Yes, please!
But just like every other business in the Lake Travis area, locals have their gripes and grins about Table 620. I would say the grins far outweigh the gripes – terrific wait staff and managers, live music, happy hours and specials. An added grin is they’re rolling out a tasty new expanded menu today. So what’s the gripe? Moms agree the playscape is more problematic than playful. Oy!
Grins about Table 620
Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway rolled out its brand new menu to a private group of hungry folks yesterday. For me personally, Table 620 is a dining must for my family. If my boys don’t get to eat brunch there every Sunday, they’re grumpy all week. I guess you could say it’s got a permanent spot in our restaurant rotation. When I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek – and taste – of their new entrees, appetizers and dessert, how could I say no?
First thing’s first, the portions on the new menu are huge. And that’s no accident. One of the goals of this new, expanded menu is to offer more entree-sized options. Think Texas-sized entrees! The great thing about the bigger portions is they’re perfect for sharing or taking home if you’re a fan of leftovers.
I tried a few bites from each plate, but I couldn’t come close to trying everything. There was so much yummy food! My favorite bite of the day was the Post Oak Smoked Salmon appetizer with green chile ailoi and toast points. It was amazing. I also liked the Appetizer Trio featuring Texas Rolls, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Tenders. Why? Because there’s mac-n-cheese, coleslaw and beef in those Texas Rolls – yeehaw!
Other new items on the expanded menu include: Supreme Pizza, Mississippi Catfish, Jumbo Shrimp, Brisket Grilled Cheese, Fajitas and the 620 Burger featuring 1/3 lb patty served on a Martin roll with pepper relish, Applewood bacon, dijonaisse and pepper jack cheese.
In addition to the new menu items and the dishes you already love, Table 620 has live music Wednesday through Sunday. Plus, they have daily specials like Happy Hour (Mon–Fri, 2:30pm-6:30pm), Trivia Tuesday, Whiskey Wednesday, Kids Eat Free on Thursday and Sunday Brunch. Oh, and you can also shop for groceries…
Gripe about Table 620
The one thing that just doesn’t make sense at Table 620 is the outside playscape area. It’s a terrific, roomy space for kiddos to run and play. So what’s the prob?
No shade! That entire area heats up like a beast in the summer sun, including the turf and the climbing thingy. It’s just too hot for children to play comfortably. They desperately need some kind of awning out back to shade the area. That way families can hang out and watch their little ones without melting away in the roasting rays.
Next on the list, that twisty, spiral, climbing monstrosity must go. It looks cool at a glance, but if you’ve tried to help a toddler or preschooler climb it, you know it’s incredibly unsafe. Last year, I helped my sporty niece climb it and I was sweating bullets when she crested the top and then tried to hang upside down and climb down. I was like, “Okay, sweetie, I’m just gonna physically remove you from that now…”
The other problem with the climbing apparatus is the location is just awkward. It’s too high to climb, but not necessarily high enough to run under. I watch the kids running in a circle around the turf and just wait for the inevitable, cartoon “BOINGGG” sound of a kid running smack into it.
What are your suggestions for improving the playscape at Table 620? They’re open to ideas from the community. Let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page.
Images: Cathy Hale