Takeout Tuesday: Vinaigrette & Lenoir Reopen Their Patios for Dine-In

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Vinaigrette has reopened its patio for safely distanced dine-in service. Opened Monday- Saturday from 11am- 9pm.

The restaurant strives to source local and organic ingredients. So, if you’re looking for a healthier option for lunch or dinner, this is a great place! The local bistro seriously raises the “salad bar” with their delicious entree salads, soups and sandwiches.

Curbside takeout and Vinaigrette’s in-house delivery service (within a 3-mile radius of the restaurant) including pre-order family meals are also still available. Guests can order online

Reservations are encouraged, but not required and can be made for dine-in HERE.

Reservations are encouraged, but not required. They offer curbside takeout and Vinaigrette’s in-house delivery service (within a 3-mile radius of the restaurant). Family meals are also still available for pre-order. Guests can order online HERE

Vinaigrette has introduced a new no-tipping policy in order to help stabilize the staff’s income as a result of COVID-19.

The only way for Vinaigrette to implement this new no-tipping policy was to raise prices to cover service.The hard work, attention and care the staff places into making the food should be reflected in their paychecks. This is echoed in the statement now printed on Vinaigrette’s menus, “making and serving food requires skill and hard work. We are proud to pay our whole staff, front and back, a fair wage for their part in making your meal.”

Lenoir has now reopened for outdoor-only seating in the wine garden and curbside service four days a week, Thursday- Sunday from 5 p.m. until close, with plans to expand to weekend lunch hours for the first time in the future. Owners Todd and Jess have creatively turned the restaurant “inside out” by redoing and hanging their iconic indoor lanterns in the trees outside and adding new, colorful tables with custom-designed oil cloth vinyl coverings with patterns such as pink and blue loquats. This updated seating area is the new best stylish and spacious backyard in town with the same great backyard vibe plus distanced chairs in the lawn for drinking. The all-natural wine list has sparkling, white, orange, rosé, and red bottles that are also all discounted when ordered to-go. New to the menu are four ABV cocktails plus beer and cider.

The new hot weather food menu includes 12 dishes: 

  • cheeseboard that has a Texas Peach Pie as its bread or cracker component which is an outstanding twist— 2 rotating cheeses, benton’s ham, candied pecans and homemade nocino honey made from walnuts that Todd foraged in Zilker
  • Cold Summer Cannelloni stuffed with goat feta, marinated cherry tomatoes, pistachios, herbs
  • Morita-Roasted Gulf Shrimp with fennel and housemade Portuguese sourdough 
  • Pork Paté Melt with caramelized onions, cheese, and bread & butter pickles
  • Whole Roasted Dorade stuffed with blue crab in Goan crab curry with herb salad

In addition, this Sunday they are doing Sunday Suppers which is a to-go only menu designed for 4 people that you can pre-order. It will include salad, homemade bread, entree and will be hot and ready to eat as soon as you pick up. To read about COVID requirements of staff and customers see here. Guests can make reservations now on Resy and all takeout will be cooked-to-order.

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