We don’t have nearly enough great seafood restaurants in Austin. It’s not hard to believe, especially since we’re not anywhere near the coastal waters making it a little difficult and slightly expensive to get fresh seafood delivered consistently. However, Michael McCollum and Bill Rasch recently opened RedFin Seafood Kitchen in north Austin and, they’re succeeding in bringing in some of the freshest, best tasting seafood in town.
Redfin avoids the stalls of an old stale fried seafood joint. Instead they boasts daily fresh seafood and innovative dishes prepared by Executive Chef Mario Rodriguez in a casual dinning environment. Chef Rodriguez, has over 20 years experience in the kitchen including a long stint with the W Hotel in Austin. Together with owners McCollum and Rasch, he’s created a fun and tasteful menu with fresh Gulf Coast fare. Some of his best dishes include blacked redfish, wood-fire grilled salmon and Pepita Crusted Mahi-Mahi served with roasted poblano-tomatillo salsa and Mexican street corn.
RedFin boasts an upscale casual dinning environment in a family friendly atmosphere, which is a perfect fit for the mostly upscale neighborhoods and communities along RR 620. The interior features a beautiful custom made bar top and walls cut from 150-year-old long-leaf red pine from La Grange, Texas. The outdoor dining area provides a comfortable, lively atmosphere, with a dog friendly patio and a beautiful covered plays cape with nearby picnic tables adding to the overall romantic appeal of the restaurant, making it the perfect spot for a casual date or a fun family night.
Texas Spicy Mussels| with chorizo, grilled crostini
Mexican Ceviche | marinated sh & shrimp, fresh crispy tostadas
Crab Hushpuppies | with spicy remoulade
Blackened Redfish | with cilantro-lime basmati rice, steamed lemon-herb broccolini, lemon beurre blanc, topped with Crawsh Étouffée
Moroccan Spiced Cod | with pearl pasta, stewed tomatoes, capers, kalamata olives, red onion, grilled asparagus
Fried Catfish and Shrimp | with house fries, jalapeno tartar sauce
Pepita Crusted Mahi-Mahi | with roasted poblanotomatillo salsa, Mexican street corn
Blackened Redsh Sandwich | with focaccia, apple-fennel slaw, fried green tomato, spicy remoulade
Fried Shrimp | or Oyster Po-boy french roll, fennel slaw, pickles, spicy remoulade or bacon jalapeno aioli
Salty Fin | Ruby Red Deep Eddy vodka, fresh squeezed grapefruit
RedFintini |(RedFin’s Mexican Martini) tequila, fresh squeezed lime & orange juice, Cointreau, jalapeno olives
Dirty Trio | gin, vermouth, olive juice, olive trio (jalapeno, blue cheese, pearl onion)
8300 North FM 620
BLDG. L, STE. 800
Austin, TX 78726