There’s a new casual South Austin restaurant with Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, now open, courtesy of Round Rock restaurateur Rob Snow, the man behind Greenhouse Craft Foods. It’s found within the Ramada by Wyndham Austin South hotel at 4323 South IH-35, past Ben White Boulevard near East St. Elmo Road.
Hideaway’s focus is Texas comfort foods from chef Bryan Beneke for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This means hearty dishes like pickle-brined chicken and waffles, peach pie pancakes, sweet chili pork belly sliders with kimchi, short rib patty melts, and grilled honey chipotle salmon.
Drinks are overseen by beverage director and sommelier Nathan Prater, which means takes on cocktails (Barbara Jordan mixed with bourbon, Aperol, vermouth, and cherry juice; the Vincent Price Blues with mezcal, crème de cassis, and ginger brew), Texas beers, and wines.
Hideaway operates with counter-service during the daytime and switches over to table service in the evenings. It’s open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Snow worked with Charlie Skipsey to open Hideaway. Skipsey used to be the general manager and food/beverage director of the Driskill Hotel and the Carillon. Beneke previously worked at New Orleans-inspired diner Sawyer & Co, the North Lamar location of brunch diner chain Snooze, and South Congress Cafe. Prater worked at the Driskill and Carillon too, as well as the Red Room.
Snow used to operate another Round Rock restaurant, Scarlet Rabbit, but it closed last year.