The Story Behind the Steak | Austin’s Chophouse brings the flavors of a high-end steakhouse to The Avenue Viera

Step into Austin’s Chophouse and you’ll think you’ve been transported to another city, perhaps Miami, maybe Tampa or even Orlando. But no, Austin’s Chophouse, located in The Avenue in Viera, brings just the same atmosphere of a high-end steakhouse in a larger city to our very own Space Coast.

Austin’s Chophouse is not just a place for USDA prime steaks. They also have a piano lounge and martini bar, wine room, and a banquet hall for private parties and business meetings.

The main dining room is filled with water bubble wall panels that can alternate colors with LED lights. The interior décor is what you’d expect from a high-end establishment – white table linens, dark and sophisticated furniture and luxuriously roomy booths.

32oz prime Tomahawk ribeye steak

32oz prime Tomahawk
ribeye steak

The posh furnishings whisper of the delight that awaits diners. As bacon is the food of the moment, carnivores won’t want to miss the starter Bacon Three Ways – a unique bacon appetizer which features three varieties of bacon, including one that is candied, one that is peppered, and another that is cajun-flavored. If you’d rather wait and eat your red meat as your entrée, another standout is the Calamari Fries, a meaty breaded calamari steak served with capers, scallions, baby arugula, lemon beurre blanc, chili oil, and parmesan cheese.

Not surprising, the restaurant’s signature dish is a Tomahawk ribeye steak, served with truffle pommes frites. The 32-ounce bone-in ribeye is a showstopper with its distinctive “handle.” Like other well-known steakhouses, Austin’s offers sides a la carte. The options offered include vegetables like wilted spinach and asparagus, fingerling or whipped potatoes, herbed risotto or the classic baked potato.

The menu also includes a selection of fresh seafood and a variety of specialties like braised short ribs or roasted quail. The beef short rib includes boursin whipped potatoes, asparagus, bacon demi and fried leeks. The quail is pan roasted with braised Cipollini onions, crispy bacon, hunter styled fingerling potatoes, garlic butter, haricot verts and sage butter.

Austin’s also serves lunch which provides reasonable prices for the same quality food and service. A new favorite spot for

Austin, Tom and Pat Biddix (seated) Austin’s Chophouse is named for Tom’s son Austin and the restaurant’s menu features dishes named for his two other sons.

business lunches, 12 meals are priced at $12 or below. Options include salads, sandwiches and a half sandwich and soup combination.

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a customized Bloody Mary made with an infused bacon vodka and topped with 20 garnishes and toppings of your choice. Homemade beef jerky and pepperoni straws are just some of the signature items on the brunch menu.

Austin’s has not one but two in-house pastry chefs who create homemade pastries, breads, cakes and desserts each day. A decadent signature chocolate dessert is prepared tableside that is worthy of any chocolate lover’s dream.

Austin’s Chophouse in Viera is the high-end steakhouse that many foodies were missing in the area. Now the family operated restaurant provides an exciting atmosphere for friends and family to come together for a special dinner or a night out on the town.

Austin’s Chophouse

6630 Colonnade Ave., Melbourne

(321) 632-1341

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11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lounge open until 2:00 a.m.

This article appears in the November 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Living.
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