Salad-centric Vinaigrette opened recently at 2201 College Ave. in the former Treehouse Italian Grill space at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Live Oak Street. It is the first Austin location for the New Mexico-based restaurant. Vinaigrette cleverly breaks down its 18-salad menu into sections like “Bright and Zippy” (featuring a Greek salad), “Savory” (featuring a kale-based Caesar), “A Little Sweet” (featuring beet and goat cheese) and “In Balance” (featuring spinach-mushroom with hardboiled eggs). Owner Erin Wade intends to operate a farm in Bastrop that will contribute produce to her large menu.
The restaurant, which features ample outdoor seating, also serves several sandwiches and sides, as well as desserts, beer, wine and cocktails that utilize fresh vegetables and fruit.
Vinaigrette is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.