Big, bold vision unveiled in Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Westlake style

Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Westlake has been open for a couple of months, but Austin Business Journal has some of the first photos to share of the reenvisioned space at 3600 N. Capital of Texas Highway.

This is Austin chef Jack Gilmore’s third stand alone location and it’s a far cry from Trento’s, the formal Italian restaurant that occupied the space previously.

It seems like an oxymoron, but the vibe now combines Texas grit and sophisticated sleekness.

Mann & Mann Architects in West Lake Hills designed the restaurant with plenty of elbow room.

There’s 6,700 square feet of air conditioned space and a spacious deck overlooking the Hill Country, too. About 325 diners can sample Gilmore’s trademarked chicken fried anything or red chili fries.

The Burt Group handled construction.

Jan Buchholz covers commercial and residential real estate, construction and architecture and retail and restaurants for the Austin Business Journal.

This article originally appeared in the Austin Business Journal