Eddie V's - 5th Street
Special Special Date Night!Totally worth the once or twice a year dinner out --- the bar does have a great happy hour menu and drink specials!! We will make it in to Eddie V's more often. Our evening was an event started with cocktails in the bar with snacks. Once we got to our table, had the "special appetizer" and ordered our dinners --- bother were seafood and it was prepared percetly. Not over cooked and seasoned perfectly!! The dessert was AMAZING!! It was a salty sweet custard like treat!! Oh, I can't wait to go back for another!! Thank you Eddie V's on Fifth Street for making our special night out --- REALLY SPECIAL!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bar, great serviceWe made reservations for my birthday and got to the restaurant early to have a drink at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and introduced himself. He had a great balance for being friendly but not interfering with your conversation. Afterwards we were seated at a tiny little table in the corner. I could have rubbed knees with the woman sitting at the table next to us. I know they were trying to seat as many customers as possible at one time, but it was a little uncomfortable trying to get in and out of the table without bumping the table next to me.
Our waiter was very friendly and hospitable. The food and wine was great. I would definitely go back for a special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie is a little unsteadyThis was our first time at Eddie V's.The menu was large with lots of interesting choices. We live on the East Coast so we were anxious to check out the seafood. Our waiter was friendly in a professional waiter kind of way . The fried oysters were the best that I have ever tasted and I have eaten many. My friend said that the mushroom salad was just okay. I am sorry to say that the fish dishes that we ordered were more or less "fried fish" entrees and could have been seasoned and sauced more creatively. Our special pre-ordered chocolate cake was fabulous and a surprise gift from the restaurant when we quietly mentioned that we were celebrating an occasion. We wanted to love Eddie and we kind of do. We just think it could be so much better.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAWSOME FOODSome of the best food I have ever had. Can't wait to go back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryWe went to this restaurant for our 37th anniversary. Table was decorated with rose pedals and a card sign by the staff. Food was great and waiters outstanding.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. SeatingGreat food and service. Seating a bit confused at the front desk ... not up to a great restaurant of this quality.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Quality FoodI found the food quality at Eddie V's to be outstanding. We as a table had the Maryland Crab Cakes (the best crab cakes I believe I've had outside of Maryland), Potstickers, Calamari, several steaks, and Ahi Tuna. All was excellent, and with the exception of a few items on the menu I found the pricing to be under control. An exceptional choice for business dinners and special occassions.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, as usualWe made reservations in the main dining room in celebration of my wife's 50th birthday month :)
The crab and corn soup was perfect and the Caesar Salad used the leafy ends of the romaine. My wife ordered the sea bass and I had the fillet with shrimp in a cajun butter special. Both meals were fantastic as well as the twice stuffed potatoes and beets.
We have eaten here several times and always have come away with fond memories of our time together along with great service and food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Must Stop Restaurant in AustinAny time I travel from Philadelphia to Austin one of the most fun evenings I look forward to is Happy Hour and dinner at Eddie V's ....Tomahawk Rib Eye is TO DIE FOR.........I wrap remnants up and keep in my hotel fridge and pack them in my luggage for my Dog back home. My most recent visit last week I hosted dinner for a group of new and dear friends and we had a GREAT TIME.......5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice for couplesLived up to my expectations. Food was awesome. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion. I appreciate being seated in a quiet booth. Too many times even fancy restaurants are too noisy but we were seated well. I really liked booking on Open Table. So much simpler.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth the bucksEddie V's offers some of the best appetizers, seafood, steaks, desserts and beverages in town. The service is impeccable without being intrusive. The ambiance is cozy enough though a bit loud. It's worth what you pay and is a great place to celebrate special occasions.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience overall!Great experience overall! Fabulous service. Our server was super helpful, professional and very personable. Only complaint was that my food came out a bit cold. They immediately fixed this though once I mentioned it. Everyone in our party left happy!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe V Lounge never disappointsLive jazz, a great martini, fresh seafood prepared by experts. What's not to love?4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI had made a reservation forI had made a reservation for our wedding anniversary and when we got to the restaurant, the table had been decorated with rose petals along with a card from all the staff wishing us a Happy Anniversary! We were also given a dessert on the house to celebrate, all in all, we had EXCELLENT personalized service, a wonderful evening!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I dined atMy husband and I dined at Eddie V's for our 27th anniversary. We were treated as royalty. I am vegetarian and the chef made up a vegetable plate for me.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood we have had sinceBest seafood we have had since visiting Boston. Excellent menu suggestions by our waiter. Thec crab cake appetizer was exceptional. Scallop entree was wonderful. The banana foster desert was sensational. The only negative criticism was the the shrimp was slightly overlooked. It should also be noted that the portions were very large.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal & serviceThe food was incredible. I had the Chilean Sea Bass but with the garlic and chive reduction instead of the Asian style that is on the menu. The corn chowder was wonderful and the truffle Mac & cheese was heavenly! The only thing better than the food was the exceptional service. Our waiter was knowledgable, friendly and very attentive without being overbearing. Now my favorite place in Austin!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie V's is a great placeEddie V's is a great place for doing business over dinner and unwinding in the bar. The food is great, wine selection is good and the staff takes great care in providing a fine dining experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chef is creative in inThe chef is creative in in his combinations, the base ingredients are top quality, and the overall presentation is great. This is a great choice for business or private dinners.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent time atWe had an excellent time at Eddie Vs. It was three couples and we were treated very well. Jason was our waiter and he was just splendid! Very attentive and wanted us to have a great time and we sure did. He explaind the menu and appetizer selections superbly and was ovverall fun. The atmosphere was great, the soft jazz music by the talented musicians topped it off! Will definitely will be going again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was flawless-our waiterService was flawless-our waiter Shawn gave just the right amount of attention to our table. Food is really good. Never a bad choice! Portions are big- bring your appetite!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was excellent forOur food was excellent for the most part. My steak was a bit burned not the outside, but overall was cooked well. Good service and a nice atmosphere.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReturned to Austin for a visitReturned to Austin for a visit and planned the entire trip around dinner at Eddie V's. Sat in the bar and had an amazing dinner. Our Waiter was Jose M. He was awesome and provided the right amount of service and small talk. The swordfish, Scallops and crab fried rice were incredible but the cookie cake dessert was the best. This place never disappoints!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe overall experience wasThe overall experience was great. The service was amazing and everyone was out of their way helpful. We both had steaks and I wish we had tried more seafood. The steak were good but not the best we have had and the sides (brussel sprouts and mac and cheese) were not as great as expected. The calamari was amazing and our soup and salads were great too. Again, service really made the meal.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite places.One of our favorite places. We go there all the time.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on recommendation ofWent on recommendation of friend and were not disappointed! As east coast residents we were a bit wary of seafood inland in Texas. It was superb! Service was excellent and food top notch! Would definitely recommend- already have. Can't wait to come again!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJust got back from a hot weekendJust got back from a hot weekend in the great city of Austin, TX. We came early for our reservation, so we sat at the bar and had drinks and a cocktail. Three hours later, still at the bar we finished up with the bananas foster. The guy's at the bar were fantastic. The food was outstanding! This is a must on your reservation list.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table (for four) was seatedOur table (for four) was seated so close to the next table that dining was physicaly uncomforable. The waiter tripped once and stepped on my foot once. I don't know if they've moved the tables closer together to accommodate more diners, but this was not a pleasant experience. The food and service were excellent as always.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent. had a good time,excellent. had a good time, business dinner. had dined there before4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome! Realized it's beenAwesome! Realized it's been WAY too long since we've been! Just perfect! Zach was great!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome and location! I alwaysAwesome and location! I always take customers here!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter was great -- thanksThe waiter was great -- thanks Luigi
Food was good, but for the price.......I'd expect better.
My swordfish was dry - though the topping was great.
My wife tried salmon (though not a seafood friend) and did not get converted to a seafood friend. I ate the leftovers.....and a bit over done I would say.
Sides were fine.
Chocolate desert was dry and flat tasting.
In short, not a meal worth it's cost.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur 10tb hWe celebrated our 10th year anniversary there. They staff there we so awesome. They came by and wished
A happy anniversary. They also had a card which was singed as well. Man I tell you the food was out of this
World good. The filet was cook ed d to perfection and I had the grouper which was like butter. I cant wait to
go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeIf you want a dining event, this is the place, the food is outstanding, as well as the service. Management takes a interest in every guest!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA friend from Las Vegas cameA friend from Las Vegas came to visit and he was completely impressed with the food. That is saying a lot considering all the choices there are in Vegas.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Great!Always great! I've dined at Eddie V's five, maybe six, times and it gets better each time. I highly recommend the fried oyster starter: scrumptious on a bed of sweet pickled cucumber. The fish and crustaceons are fresh and perfectly prepared. Jason was our server for our most recent visit. He is just what a restaurant server should be: great suggestions, knowledgeable, there when you need him, and invisible when you don't. Ask for Jason!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMJammed on a Saturday night!Jammed on a Saturday night! The food was great - I had their Alaskan Halibut special, and it was terrific. The crab-fried rice was rich and chewy, very fresh.
The downside was the atmosphere. I like attentive servers, but these folks positively made us feel rushed. It was clear they wanted to get us on with every aspect of the meal so they could turn the table over. And it was freakin' noisy! We weren't that close to the kitchen, but the wait staff were making no effort to tone down the sound, and the crashing and slamming of dishes and silverware constantly across the restaurant was something that made a nice dinner conversation almost impossible. For the setting/price, I was expecting a place that wouldn't have to shout.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodMy first time at Eddie V's was a great success. They have wonderful cocktails and the food was what you expect from a high-end steak house.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great night eatingWe had a great night eating seafood tower(s) and the restaurant did everything they could to help us celebrate our anniversary.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant, food, serviceThe restaurant, food, service and drinks were amazing!!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlex was great - made my daughter'sAlex was great - made my daughter's 23rd birthday dinner extra special!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe shrimp "fried rice" sideThe shrimp "fried rice" side dish was particularly outstanding.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for making our 3rdThank you for making our 3rd Anniversary dinner very special! The Server was awesome and the food very very good! The dessert and writing on the plate very special AND DELICIOUS!!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a wonderful placeThis is a wonderful place to get great seafood but they also have one of the best steaks in town. Great for a special occasion but a little bit loud to be too romantic.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceFood and service were both excellent. The Bananas Foster was wonderful and well presented. I was on a business trip - will return on my next trip to Austin.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotMy wife and I originally asked for a table in the dining room and were seated there. However, we noticed the jazz band in the lounge and asked to be re-seated there. Our request was accomodated quickly and with a smile. The band, who was great, played at just the right volume level to hear them very well but also allow for comfortable conversation. The food and service were great. Definitely recommend the lounge.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating our anniversaryWe were celebrating our anniversary. I mentioned it when I made our reservation. Once I got there, everybody congratulated us and we even got the dessert on the house. Oh, and the food was fantastic!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb ServiceWONDERFUL service by Luigi!!! WIsh I could give him 10 stars!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie V's on 5th helped createEddie V's on 5th helped create a memorable 10th Anniversary for my husband and me. Thank you for the experience!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous dinner andWe had a fabulous dinner and celebration of our wedding anniversary. The staff had sprinkled our table with red rose petals and had signed a "Happy Anniversary" card for us! Our waiter, Sully, was outstanding. So was our meal. Everything was prepared to perfection. It was one of the best dining experiences we've had in Austin in years!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM