Southern restaurant Fixe opens downtown on Christmas Eve

James Robert is the executive chef and co-owner of Fixe, which opens December 24.
James Robert is the executive chef and co-owner of Fixe, which opens December 24.

Southern restaurant Fixe will open on Christmas Eve at 500 W. Fifth St. in the new IBC Bank Tower.

The restaurant is helmed by executive chef James Robert and director of operations Keith House. The restaurant from the Eddie V’s veterans will serve “Sunday Supper” style dining seven nights a week, opening at 4 p.m. daily for happy hour.

“Growing up in small town Louisiana, food was a very big part of my life. With cooks on both sides of my family tree, I saw early on that food has a way of bringing people together,” Robert said. “This menu showcases familiar tastes and dishes that I grew up with – you’ll see a section dedicated to an heirloom variety of grits, biscuits, boudin and more – but each with an element of surprise. The familiar is definitely there, we’ve just reimagined how it all comes together for the guest.”

Opening menu items include Fixe Biscuits with house made preserves and n’duja; smoked fish and potato with crème fraiche, preserved lemon and brioche; pickled shrimp with farm vegetables and coriander; beef tartare with crispy oysters; blackened red snapper; and veal brisket.

For reservations and more information, visit the restaurant’s official site at AustinFixe.com.

 

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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