Executive Chef Jacob Weaver from Juliet Ristorante shares a special dish that they're making for Rat Pack Week in honor of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday.
Inside the restaurant, guests will find themselves in the glow of the room’s pearl-like Venetian plaster walls, warm walnut millwork, antiqued brass accents, and cozy leather booths. The restaurant also features an intimate cellar-like room, a statement room available for regular seating and private parties.
When conceptualizing her confections, Juliet Pastry Chef Carly Rossmeissl likes to shape them using a bit of geometry. “Different textures and heights,” she says. “Things to draw your eye to different points of the plate.” But, of course, math isn’t the main component of dessert development—flavor is.
In a wonderfully Shakespearean turn, Juliet took over a space formerly occupied by Romeo’s. (Because would an establishment, by any other name, be as sweet?... sorry.) And though the Italian joint may technically qualify as more a restaurant, given its two chic bar areas -- a gorgeous white marble number occupying the clean, elegant interior, and another situated on the spacious garden patio -- it certainly qualifies for this list.
The individual talents of each person involved contribute to the complete package that makes Juliet what it is. Collaborations between Joel Mozersky and Christian Helms on the interior design and leatherwork give the dining space a beautiful sense of place, while the collaboration between executive chef, Asti Trattoria’s Jacob Weaver, and Easy Tiger pastry veteran Carly Rossmeissl completes the experience. Juliet deserves all its recent accolades – it truly may be the best new Italian restaurant in Austin.
The restaurant’s mid-century-meets-Mediterranean aesthetic feels at once vintage-inspired and modern with wood, brass, and marble accents that aren’t overpowering in the light-filled space. And there’s a roomy patio for alfresco dining.
Serving modern Italian food in a relaxed setting, Juliet Ristorante opened in July on Barton Springs Road. The design, from Clayton & Little Architects, Joel Mozersky Design and Mark Wood Design, references the Mediterranean with the whitewashed stucco exterior and blue-and-white awnings, while the interior features warm leather booths and brass accents.
With traditional favorites and new twists, an awesome patio and a super
stylish interior, Juliet is sure to catch on quickly with Austin diners.
There’s an outdoor bar and overhead misters in the Barton Springs restaurant’s “Italy meets Texas” shaded patio.
One of the most anticipated restaurant openings in Austin this summer…Chefs Jacob Weaver and Brandon Fuller will bring upscale Italian food to Barton Springs Road in early July at Juliet, housed in the former Romeo's space near South Lamar. A huge patio holding more than 100 diners will be a focal point of the restaurant, as will house-made pizzas, pastas and breads.
The dream team behind Juliet is just about ready to open the doors of this highly anticipated new Barton Springs Italian spot. Another pleasant surprise: Juliet plans to forgo small plates and serve regular appetizers and entrees. Its prices will lean towards being more accessible.
Executive chef Jacob Weaver, who honed his Italian skills at Asti, has crafted a classic Italian menu full of antipasti (meatballs, crudo, fried ceci beans), pasta (spaghetti carbonara, rigatoni pomodoro), and grilled items like beef tenderloin and game hen. The menu will also include an olive oil tasting featuring selections from around the world.
Austin's Italian restaurant boom continues with Juliet, a new restaurant in the former Umami Mia and Romeo's space. Former Asti chef Jacob Weaver will serve, yes, wood-fired pizza, pasta, and more in an "Italy-meets-Texas" space.