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Fine Dining Restaurant Adds Downtown Lunch Service Under New Chef

Chef Alan Delgado left Patika for the new gig

Labneh from Counter 3.Five.VI
Labneh from Counter 3.Five.VI
Alan Delgado
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Counter 3.Five.VII departed from its prix fixe-only dinner service to offer a new lunch menu. Executive chef Alan Delgado, who joined the restaurant in December, sent Eater the new menu for lunch, which is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

The a la carte lounge menu, which is offered all day, includes appetizers like house-made cheese with Texas olive oil and pickled strawberries or house-made bread. There are also more substantial offerings like chicken meatball sandwiches, mussels with kimchi butter, Parisian gnocchi, and 44 Farms steaks, and desserts of sorbet or cookie sandwiches.

For dinner, Counter 3.Five.VII still offers set menus of either three, five, or seven courses at the chef’s counter.

Delgado took over the position which was previously held by Damien Brockway, who is opening his own rooftop restaurant as part of the Line ATX Hotel. Delgado was previously the chef at South Austin coffeeshop Patika (and, as noted on Instagram, “has a slight obsession with chilis.”) He also organizes a pop-up supper club, Tumahye, which he shared will next feature Filipino food from chef Derrick Flynn of Juniper. That’s scheduled for sometime next month. There’s a burrito collaboration in the works as well with Gabe Erales, who is involved with Dai Due Taqueria and the Noma Tulum pop-up.


315 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 291-3327