Roux 30a is tucked away in the Art District of Grayton Beach, FL. Although unassuming from the street, this gorgeous yet quaint location features 1,200 square feet of event space, a state-of-the-art kitchen, custom-designed decor, and exquisite distressed-wood farm tables. The venue allows for up to 34 guests for an intimate dining experience. Or the tables can be removed to hold a cocktail party for many more guests. Roux also features an outdoor space that can be tented. This beautiful and unique venue is the perfect setting for dinner parties, bridal showers, craft beer pairings, wine tastings, and more. Join us for our regular weekly events including Tapas Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night Dinner Club, and Sushi Sunday!

The Venue


The Venue

"An incredible place for a party"

The Chef

Nikhil Abuvala is the Chef/Owner of Roux 30a. Growing up with an appreciation for food passed down from generations of cooks and chefs, Nikhil started his culinary career at the early age of 13. Diving into a wide spectrum of cuisines, from Sushi to Creole, Indian to Mediterranean, Nikhil found his home under the care of Dean James Max, and the modern American palate. 

Driven by Max and his chefs de cuisines Paula D'aSilva and Jeremy Ford, Nikhil developed an understanding of what food is really about. It is Nikhil's hope to continue a symbiotic relationship between local farmers, fisherman, and the community of South Walton. With it, Roux30a has introduced a modern and original perspective of dining to Santa Rosa Beach.

"My love of cooking has been with me as early as I can remember, standing in a chair rolling out fresh Indian flatbreads with my grandmother on a counter too tall for me to reach otherwise. The way she moved about the kitchen, like a general of an army commanding spices and herbs sparked a passion for food in me that is unmatched."

From the Press


Mike Ragsdale,

“Nikhil has created something truly special and unique at Roux 30A”

Lisa Burwell, Editor VIE Magazine


"when Roux 30a’s owner and executive chef, Nikhil Abuvala, creates a meal and every bite feels like it was not only delicious, but also filled with goodness."

Deborah Wheeler, Walton Sun


Roux is a "farm-to- and sea-to-table venue, specializing in fresh seafood, with every meal custom prepared in front of your eyes"

©2016 by Roux 30a Enterprises LLC. 

Photos by Marcus Walton, STM Photography

Video by Alan LeBlanc, VIE Magazine