A new restaurant that aims to bring guests back to their childhood days opened in the Zilker neighborhood July 28. Elementary and its natural wine bar counterpart, Hopscotch, are open daily for dinner service at 2026 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

On the menu

Representatives describe Elementary’s food program as “casual fine dining.” The menu features cuisines from around the world, such as birria soup dumplings; banh mi eclairs; and al pastor tortellini, which includes mole, zucchini, manchego and sweet potato crisps.

Elementary’s cocktails lean into the restaurant's playful vibe, such as the Leggo Mi Eggo—its take on an espresso martini—which includes Eggo waffle syrup and cereal milk; the Smoking Paper Plane, which is lit on fire; and a version of a cosmopolitan that’s made with fermented Kool-Aid.

Hopscotch—the 15-seat bar next door to Elementary—serves natural wines, classic cocktails, tinned fish and light bites. The bar will utilize food scraps from Elementary to create new dishes and prevent food waste, according to a news release.

What’s in a name

Elementary is named after its “childlike curiosity, constant education and fun,” reps said.

The restaurant’s interior follows the childlike theme with walls and furniture painted in primary colors, menus typed on notebook paper and a handmade set of monkey bars that hovers above the bar.

Elementary is open daily from 5-10 p.m, and Hopscotch is open daily from 4-11 p.m., so guests can enjoy a drink before their meal or stop at Hopscotch for a nightcap after dinner.

The two establishments are owned by chef Colter Peck, Chris Arial and Allan Bautista, three best friends who met working at Australian-inspired restaurant Two Hands.