June’s All Day, McGuire Moorman Hospitality’s newest restaurant, opened in late July on South Congress. The restaurant serves up—as its name suggests—breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Named after beverage director and master sommelier June Rodil, the laid-back yet sophisticated spot features a wine bar and cocktail program. Here is the early word on South Congress’ latest addition.
The food — From housemade baked goods and seasonal salads to bar snacks and entrées, Zagat Austin best summarized the bistro offerings as "clever interpretations of New American favorites." Claudia Alarcon with CultureMap pointed to the bone marrow bolognaise as "the star of the evening" calling it "delicate yet rich and completely satisfying."
The drinks — Naming a restaurant after a master sommelier set expectations high for the wine list, but June’s delivers. Zagat Austin reported there are more than 60 international wines by the bottle or glass, and Alarcon claimed its selection of global boutique wines "will delight wine geeks."
The space — Alarcon reported, "The bright space has a French bistro vibe, with black-and-white checkered floors, a mirrored wall behind Rodil’s rotating featured wines, a vintage jukebox and dog-friendly patio". (Yes, dogs welcome!)
The price — While some Yelpers complained about the prices and Alarcon admitted that "entrees are on the pricier side," Yelper Kate A. felt they seemed "pretty in line with their location." Yelper Ketan P. agreed explaining he didn’t think it is "any more expensive than other nice restaurants in town."
The overall experience — Multiple reviewers called out the service as friendly and prompt. Early reviews indicate that McGuire Moorman Hospitality—which also oversees Perla’s, Josephine House, and Lamberts among others—may have hit another homerun with small but mighty June’s.
- A first taste of June's, South Congress' playful new neighborhood restaurant [CultureMap]
- June's [Zagat Austin]
- June’s [Yelp]