Revival Public House -now open on East 2nd Street.

December 15, 2015 (Austin, TX) – Revival Public House, a new neighborhood restaurant and bar, announced it would open at 340 East 2nd Street in Austin on December 17.

737 Burger - Revival Public House
Photo by Claire Hogan

The new concept from Chef Frank Johnson brings a renewed energy and local focus to the downtown space that previously housed CRAVE restaurant.

After serving as the Executive Chef of CRAVE, a concept from Kaskaid Hospitality out of Minneapolis, the restaurant group gave Johnson creative license to shape and grow the concept into his own Revival Public House.

Johnson is a hospitality industry veteran who has served in kitchens for more than 18 years. He spent time honing his skills at restaurants like the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah TXBaltimore Country Club, and Hank’s Seafood Restaurant under Chef Frank McMahon. He eventually went on to head up the opening team at Roaring Fork Stonelake TX.

During the past seven years in Austin, Johnson has forged relationships with local breweries, distributors and purveyors.  He has an eye toward sourcing locally and regionally grown produce and meat and cheeses from Texas farms.

“I’ve always wanted to create a welcoming space where diners could experience familiar Southern dishes. Dishes that are nostalgic yet have a modern and fresh twist,” notes Frank Johnson. “In a city like Austin that takes such pride in remaining local, it was important to me to keep a focus on that notion from the carefully selected beer list to the ingredients in each dish.”

Revival’s menu features house-made classic southern dishes with a Texas flair:

  • Kimchi Frito Pie with Beef short rib, queso, red pepper, spicy mayo, scallion
  • Creole Corn Pups with Andouille sausage, cornmeal tempura, creole mustard 
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich on Texas Toast with house-made pickles
  • “737” Burger with pimento cheese, bacon jam, bacon, arugula, garlic aioli, and a fried egg 
  • Lemon Buttermilk Pie with a gingersnap crust

The locally-focused craft beer list featuring over 40 taps hits on a variety of Austin favorites.  Including:

  • Real Ale Hans Pils
  • Independence Brewing Austin Amber
  • Thirsty Goat Amber
  • Limited seasonal features like Circle Brewing Tuxedo T-Shirt Black IPA, 512 SEVEN, and more.

Johnson even incorporates local beer into the menu, as seen in the 512 Pecan Porter Sticky Toffee Pudding dessert.

In the center of the restaurant is a visible beer cellar which will house rare cellared brews as well as  large format bottles and unique beer taps. The space, featuring floor to ceiling glass windows allowing diners to see in.  Further highlighting Revival’s dedication to Texas craft beer.

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Revival Public House



“Dine With Shayda previews Revival Public House. The new concept from Chef Frank Johnson brings a local focus and renewed energy to their downtown space.”

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