Vox Table

For the last meal of our trip, we decided to have Saturday brunch at Vox Table, located at 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste 2140.   My niece joined so we had a party of 4 and were seated right we arrived at the restaurant for our reservation…

I was surprised to see what looked like a photo of Tom Selleck on the wall by their bar…

We started with a brunch cocktail…

 
 
 
One of my daughters had the Bloody Mary, which came with a Lone Star beer chaser.  She said it wasn’t nearly as good as the last Bloody Mary she had had, which was at South Congress Cafe.  My other daughter and I had Peach Mimosas, which were good.
 
 
Next we started with some biscuits…
 
 
 
 
Honey Butter Biscuits with bird spice, seasonal jam, and house-cultured butter
 
These were delicious!  
 
Then it was time to make our entree choices…
 
 
Which I found to be quite difficult here because all of their choices sounded so good.  I finally decided on the…
 
Veggie Omelette with farmer market veggies, Texas goat cheese, and watercress puree
 
 
I also ordered a side of bacon…
 
 
 
This was very good!  I really enjoyed the assortment of veggies, which included snap peas, asparagus, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, scallions, pepitas, and enoki mushrooms.  I was a little surprised that there were no veggies inside of the omelette.  All of veggies of this veggie omelette were on top of the omelette, with only the goat cheese inside.  Regardless though, this was a great choice!  
 
I also ordered the Mexican fruit bowl to share with everyone…
 
 
This was another delicious choice!  The fruit included blackberries, blueberries, pears, and strawberries, which was topped with agave syrup and a sprinkle of chili spice.  
 
 
 
My daughters both chose the same entree…
 
 
 
Crab Benedict with poached crab, prosciutto, bacon dust, hollandaise, egg 63 (63 degree egg), and Yorkshire pudding plus a side of bacon
 
I was surprised when one of my daughters ordered this because she does not like seafood of any kind.  Therefore it was no surprise when she didn’t like the crab and said it tasted too fishy, lol.  However, my other daughter, who loves seafood, really liked this unusual version of eggs benedict with Yorkshire pudding as its base rather than an English muffin.  
 
As for my niece, she really enjoyed her choice too…
 
VOX Burger – Chuck and short rib grind, tomato, VOX sauce, house made pickle, served with steak fries
 
 
And a look underneath the bun…
 
 
 
That completed our meal, but on my way out of the restaurant I passed by the photo to get a closer look and confirm that it was in fact, Tom Selleck…
 
 
 
This piqued my curiosity, so I asked the bartender about the photo.  She told me that the reason for the photo was because they have a cocktail on their menu called, “Tom Selleck’s Mustache” (Knob Creek rye whiskey, Casa Brasil Coffee-infused Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, bar keep Chinese five spice bitters and smoke) that supposedly it tastes like Tom’s Selleck’s mustache.  Hmm…if I hadn’t had a plane to catch I might have had to give that one a try.  
 
So overall, we were very pleased with our brunch at Vox Table and gave it a rating of 5 stars.  This is slightly better than the 4 1/2 stars given to it by both Yelp and Trip Advisor reviewers.  Also Vox Table is ranked #125 best Austin restaurant on Trip Advisor and #164 on Yelp.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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