Another member of Eater Austin's most anticipated fall openings club is certified open for business: the Round Rock location of Jack Allen's Kitchen. Austin diners can now go north when they're craving the Texas-centric menu at Jack Allen's, where executive chef Chris TenEyck will run the kitchen, moving over from the original Oak Hill location. Via a press release sent this afternoon, founding chef Jack Gilmore and business partner Tom Kamm are pretty proud of their new north side baby:
Fans of JAK's will find they are right at home in the new Round Rock location. From the bar, to the color palette and reclaimed wood, Round Rock was modeled to be just as hospitable and delicious as the original JAK's. Gilmore and Kamm's vision to encapsulate the quintessential JAK's feel in Round Rock was not lost upon designers Mann & Mann Architects (also the brains behind the original Jack Allen's Kitchen and Austin's Barley Swine), who transformed what used to be the Blue Oak Grill into the 300-seat, warmly hued restaurant.For now they're serving dinner only, but lunch service begins on Monday, October 8th at 11 a.m., with brunch service starting the following Sunday, October 14th at 10 a.m.
The new JAK, Instagrammed. [Photo: Courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen]