This is how your meal at Trace arrives at your table: forager Valerie Broussard visits nearby farms sourcing for local ingredients such as meats, vegetables, fruit, cheeses, jams and even hot sauce from artisanal producers and fishermen, after researching production methods to ensure these foods don't harm the environment, our health or animal welfare, and are organic where possible. Our chefs take these finest seasonal selections of heritage breed meats, heirloom varieties of produce and wild, native foods and harvests a daily menu of gastro-revolutions on both small and large plates—epicurean Texan cookin' for glorious grazing and expansive experiencing. Colorful cocktails concocted from the freshest local fruits and herbs and regional wines, spirits and beer from the full-service bar keep these culinary creations in company. All around you, the ingredients of the day are showcased in a refreshingly fresh display—please ask us where everything comes from!
What you see is what you get. Start the day right with whole grain pancakes and homestead steel-cut oats, before moving on to a power lunch of seasonal "bruschetta in a jar" and grilled shrimp tartine to the centerpiece, a large sampling of the season's bounty for the table to share. At dinner, savor the true personality of our thoughtful cuisine with Texas quail (farmed), mushrooms en cocotte (foraged), pumpkin agnolotti (crafted), venison saddle (hunted) or a chacuterie board (shared). On those lazy weekend mornings, our hearty brunch is full of heart and executed with soul.
As you reflect on the provenance of the multiple culinary compositions in front of you, a palette of surrounding mirrors, polished steel and translucent glass defines the experience, set amid unique textures, plasters and blue steel. Celebrating the light and the outdoors, natural light plays off charcoal slate, natural wood and cast concrete, softly illuminating an ethereal and intimate space. From bar seating to banquettes to a large outdoor porch and private areas, join our celebration of Austin's slow food movement.
- (512) 542-3660
- Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM; Saturday - Sunday 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM; Monday - Thursday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Sunday 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Contemporary with Organic Touch Points
- Signature Restaurant
- Casual Sophistication
- Validated parking by WHEELS(SM) is available for 7 USD
Welcome to not your ordinary Living Room, where our four spaces, each with its own unique personality and vibe, are the stuff of local lore. Under a floating ceiling, classic vinyl collections, vintage McIntosh installations and local artist Denise Prince's photographic agenda are set amid creature comforts artfully blended with modern style. Explore each quadrant to suit your mood at any time of day—the plush sitting area awash with inspiration and creativity, a fireplace room brimming with warmth, a secret bar with state-of-the-art acoustics by Steven Durr, and a cozy screened porch where you can get starstruck at night with tall ceilings and large windows that slide open, inspired by the Hamptons.
Watch the action unfold in the spirit of a literary salon, where you'll meet, greet, flirt, play, sip and savor in this modern playground that is electric eclectism perfected. Scope out an alluring nook as you enter each facet to nestle in our cozy den. Groove to our live DJ who mixes infused with the best of Austin City Limits as you indulge in tantalizing small plates. Sip a mixed libation from our colorful cocktail list, a showcase for mixology integrity featuring local spirits, brews, ingredients and flavors such as Tito's Handmade Vodka and Real Ale. With two fireplaces, you might never want to leave the warmth. Play specially designed board games for hours of retro pleasure, or get a cyber-rush with complimentary High Speed Internet Access. Our Living Room is your living room. You won't want to miss a thing. And you won't have to.
- Light Fare
- 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM; Bar Menu: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Small Plates: 5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
- Hip and Stylish
- Lobby Lounge
- Smart Casual
Tear yourself away from the pool and come over to our full bar to refresh on all-natural cocktails featuring local and organic spirits, wines and beers. Before you take the plunge again, nibble away on American classics redefined, healthful snacks and frozen treats. Or stay right on your deckchair and don't even think about shifting a toe, because we'll bring it all to you. WET® Bar service is seasonal and will only be open from March to November. From December to February, guests can use the house phone to order beverages and food from in-room dining.
- 11:00 AM - Sunset; Food Service: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Seasonal March to November
- Casual, Relaxing (weekend hot spot)
- Poolside Bar