Main Street Grill
118 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
Primary Phone: (512) 248-9200
Main Street 101 Inc
309 Main Street LLC
309 Main Street
Cuisines: Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse, Bar & Grills
Takes Reservations: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
11/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Love, Love this place!! I recently helped my employers plan a dinner party here and could not be any happier!! The food is amazing and the service was even better! From the first time I spoke with the manager Kim, I knew we were in good hands. Every detail was thought of, and can I tell you about the Monica Salad ~ seriously the best ever!! This place is truly a gem and we will be back for sure!! I am bringing my sister here when she comes home for the holidays ~ just because of that amazing salad! :)
06/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This is the only thing I eat when I come in, I keep wanting to try other items but this one is way too strong of a meal to chance on something else.
everyone is very friendly, sometimes I think about sneaking away for lunch but it can be too long and too rich to go back to work,
12/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Went to Main Street on a recommendation. What a great surprise. Its super cozy, has the best salad I have ever had, Monicas Salad!!! Wait staff was so friendly and the overall experience felt like a little New York Cafe. We had a great night. Looking forward to coming back soon for Monicas salad!
02/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's Day last year and we were really looking forward to it because it was voted Most Romantic in '07. The lighting and candles are romantic but the bar was extremely noisy and took away any possibility of being romantic. It took FOREVER to get our drinks! Also when we made reservations we asked if they were going to have a special valentine's day menu, they said they were but we could also order off of the regular menu, but when we got there they said we could only order of the valentine's day menu. We started of with an amazing crab cake, which really made us look forward to the rest of the meal, however, the salad was mediocre, the lamb shank with bean puree and short ribs were bland and room temperature, the only thing that was any good was the asparagus. Then we finished off with a big heart shaped cheesecake with a couple of chocolate dipped strawberries. The cheesecake was o.k. nothing special. And then when we got the bill we couldn't believe it $170 for 2 people, with no wine, and an automatically added 20% gratuity. While the crab cake was awesome, we will definitely NOT be returning.
01/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Just thought I would share that the quality of food does not match up with what I think the general population expects for a $25/plate restaurant. I ordered a steak, with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The steak was good, but everything else was cold. It wasn't as though they were busy - we were the only party in the whole restaurant. Also, I didn't catch on the menu that so many of the dishes are spicey. The mashed potatoes are spicy - fine. But, so is the fried avacado salad (jalepenos) and and some other dishes we ordered. It seemed 50% of what was on the table was spicy - kind of overkill on the spice (unless you're expecting/desiring that). For the price, I don't plan to go back.
05/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My husaband and I celebrated our 1st, 2nd, 4th and now our tenth anniversary. Main Street Grill had taken care of everything including my husband's request for rose petals and candles on the table. We were in the vault which is the prefect place for romance and celebration.
It was fabulous! A memory for the ages! It couldn't have been any better.
07/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I have been to main street grill at least once a month since the first time we went there. Everytime we go the soup is amazing, no matter what kind it is, it's always fantastic! I, personally, am NOT a soup person, in fact, it took a lot for my husband to get me to order the soup at Main Street, because I don't generally like soup. But this stuff is FANTASTIC!!! The chef even came out to meet my husband because he ordered 5 bowls of it the first time he ever tried it. (I'm not exaggerating... ) He will not give us his secret recipe, so we have to keep going to get our soup fix... I also love the horseradish encrusted lamb and the garlic mashed potatoes... whatever this chef is putting in his food, it's working! Great place to go!
05/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
First Time to ever write a review but we wanted our dining experience to be known. We are brand new to the area and are so happy to have Main Street Grill in our back yard. We found the restaurant on citysearch and we thought lets try it out. The service was warm and the food was Phenomenal. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and was more than happy to guide our night when he discovered it was our first time to dine with them. He tooks us through the menu recommending a couple of favorites per course. His descriptions enticed us to take his word and we were blown away with the flavors. He selected a starter for us bacon wrapped jalepeno stuffed shrimp with an ancho honey sauce, next we tried a roasted pepper bisque and also a mixed green salad with strawberries, pecans, and gorgonzola crumbles which had this rediculously delicious sweet balsamic dressing, and for dinner we both had a beef tenderloin which was served in a red wine sauce and a gorgonzola baked topping, the spices the steak were prepared with played off the red wine sauce perfectly. We finished with a house made cheesecake which was also advised for us to try. I don't even really like cheesecake but wow that's some good cheesecake. (I gave in when I saw my husband's ears perk up when he heard cheesecake) So overall we give it four thumbs way, way up!!!!
04/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Let me preface with a little background. I love food. I have always loved food and spend years in the restaurant business partially because I love food so much. I have worked in casual restaurants and fine-dining restaurants. One of the big things to do in your free time when you work in the food service industry is go out to eat. I did. A lot. I have had some fantastic meals.
Last night, I had the best meal of my *cough*ty some-odd years. This is not hyperbole. My wife will agree. I had the rib eye. It was 12 ounces of pepper crusted decadence, perfectly cooked to a warm, medium-rare and topped with a chipotle infused butter. It was served with tamale whipped potatoes and vegetable du jour. Let me tell you, tamale whipped potatoes are exactly what they sound like and they are just flat out delicious. First word out of my mouth following the fork was, ?Cool!?
My wife had lamb loin, crusted in horseradish breadcrumbs with some kind of red wine demi glace. It was served with Roquefort whipped potatoes and vegetables du jour. I don?t normally care for horseradish but it complemented the lamb very well.
We were seated in the old bank vault (by request only but it was recommended by the hostess that took my reservation), it was a nice touch. We were the only people in the vault.
Our server, I believe his name was Jeremy, was fantastic. He was friendly, made fantastic recommendations including a decadent cheesecake, topped with caramel sauce and sugar coated pecans with fresh strawberries on the side. Thanks Jeremy.
Simply put, Main Street Grill is a wonderful find of a restaurant. I will be back and I will recommend everyone I know to go at least once (if only once because it is a little pricey). Dudes, listen up. If your chick has a special day coming up, whether birthday or her anniversary or whatever and you are in the Austin area, go to Main Street Grill.
03/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I waited on the owners at my restaurant, Crapitto's Cucina, in Houston in late February or early March 2008. After visiting with them, they told me about their restaurant in Round Rock. I am previously from Austin. I cannot wait to try their restaurant. The menu looks great and the restaurant looks beautiful. A great place for a romantic evening, I will bet. My name is David, just in case the owners see this review. I plan to come for a meal at Main Street Grill in the very near future. :)
12/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Went here last night for dinner at 8:30... the place was completely empty. No nice candels lit or decor that was romantic at all whatsoever.. not sure how this place was named most romantic in Austin! they were out of the potatoes with the special (didn't tell us until it was ordered, WTF?) Our server was definitely not experienced (hmmd and hawed through the specials and didn't know many answers, had to check). The whole place looked like it was run by kids under 20. No kidding.. the hostess, the waiters... I didn't see management at all. The meal was just ok. For $30 per person we expected much better. The portions were very small (which would be ok if the flavor was better). I had the Lamb (which was 6 bites of lamb, no lie) My spouse had the filet special... ordered it medium it came med well. What are you going to do? Next time we'll head downtown...
11/04/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This neat little place that I just recently stumbled upon in old downtown round rock is a definite new favorite of mine. We went in for drinks and ended up staying for a whole meal with everything on the menu just looking so irrisistable it became hard to choose. With our waiter John's recommendation for what wine we should pair with each item my friend and I found the famous Monica's salad to start, we finished with southwestern roast pork loin and the Lamb . Everything ended beautifully and with great wine, food, ambience, and impressivly personable service the bar has been raised in my standards as far as restaurants in Austin go.
10/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
If your coming from Austin or somewhere else to make that special trip to round rock don't bother. This place should of never won most romantic 2007. Could it be strategic voting? Here's what I noticed, as you wait for a waiter you happen to look up. Ohh, no most of the vents on the ceiling have mold all around them (large amounts of mold) the very kind your not supposed to inhale! As for the food, the chicken was very dry and over cooked, the bread they serve is very boring and the meals are cold. Better off going to a safe place if your concerned about your health.
04/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We were recommended to visit Main Street by some friends, and WOW we are so glad that we did. This is now our new ""favorite"" restaurant.
Jeremy, our waiter was excellent and described our food in detail. I ordered the Rebecca Filet and my Husband ordered the Venison and we had the famous Monica salad-which is by far the best salad -the strawberries really add to this salad and the candied crunchy pecans with the blue cheese is just wonderful.
They have a good wine selection and do serve some ports and after dinner drinks.
I enjoyed every second of this night and look forward to many other visits.
03/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We spent our 11th year anniversary at the Main Street Grill last night and it was a very pleasurable event. We enjoyed the ambiance, the menu, and the service. The restaurant is very secluded and dark in style and a great atmosphere for an intimate dinner. We enjoyed a wonderful blush wine and crab cakes, and a strawberry based salad for openers. To follow my wife had the scallops, very tender and flavorful, and I had the venison, very rich care of the extremely delicious sauce. Plate presentation was very top shelf, and the sides were well done with green bean mushrooms, and a tasty jack pepper cornbread mix. The dessert was a delicious candied pecan ice cream. The server was very attentive and gave us the space any 11 year married couple with three children at the babysitter would have hoped for.
This is a great venue for couples or small groups of friends. We will definitely be recommending and returning.
12/30/2006Provided by Citysearch -
It was a dark and stormy night. Our faces bathed in the warm glow of candlelight, we embarked on a journey to share a memorable feast. There were four of us in our dinner party and our goal was to celebrate the holidays. Never mind that it was after Christmas! We still had plenty of joy to share.
We will be talking about our evening at The Main Street Grill for years to come.
Yes--it was that wonderful.
The atmosphere was quiet elegance. Tables were lit by candlelight. The staff gracious, efficient, and unobtrusive. Glasses were filled, orders taken, food appeared and disappeared--all expertly handled by our waiter, Jeremy. Jeremy was well-versed on both wine and food and his recommendations were right on the money.
From our crab cake appetizers, wine, martinis, salads, to our entrees we were all very pleased with presentation and taste. We can heartily recommend the seafood items on the menu. The steaks at our table were beautifully prepared but lacked just a touch of flavor. That is not to say that they were tasteless, they needed just a hint of salt. The scallops were simply delicious as were all of the other items that we sampled. Bananas Foster was expertly prepared table side and accompanied by delicious coffee.
Through our dinner we felt insulated from the rest of the world outside--the service so tremendous that we barely noticed they were there.
Thank you, Main Street, for giving my family shelter from the storm and making our event so special.
10/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We were very excited about trying out a new restaurant, we were told this would be a very good one. WRONG!
To start with, our appetizer was a shrimp and bacon starter. The bacon was under cooked (still pink) and the shrimp were over cooked. Go figure?
Salads- In all fairness, our salads were very tasty. My wife selected the house specialty salad and I had the Caesar, both were excellent.
Dinner- my wife ordered the Salmon and I ordered the Ribeye. Her salmon was well cooked. However, the side dish was suppose to be a wild rice pilaf but was very mushy and like no other pilaf I have ever seen, not very tasty either. The ribeye steak I had was a good portioned sized and looked very tasty. However, it had absolutely no flavor. I take that back, it had a FROZEN flavor, like it had been defrosted too quickly and the entire flavor was lost. If it hadn't been for the tamale mashed potatoes (too dry) and the mushrooms served with the steak, there would have been no flavor at all. That's pretty bad when your veggies are better tasting than the entree, especially a $28 entree!
Dessert- we figured we would go all the way. We ordered the candied pecan ball ice cream dessert with hot fudge. Sound great huh? Well it wasn't, we were disappointed as well. The ice cream was mushy and the candied pecans were a bit much considering all the other sweet flavors of the ice cream and fudge topping. Too much sweetness!
After dinner coffee- I ordered cappuccino and it had quite a few coffee grounds floating around. Very annoying.
Oh, we did have a couple of glasses with our dinner (would have only had one each, only entree took so long) and the wine was very good. I believe my wife had a Chardonnay the (sweaty) waiter recommended and I had a glass of some Zinfandel or another (not the pink stuff).
Lastly, our waiter, though cordial, was a bit rushed and sweaty. They seemed to be understaffed or something.
My recommendation - EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK AND BRING LOTS OF MONEY!