Eddie V's - 5th Street
Eddie V's - 5th Street

Eddie V's - 5th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eddiev.com/
  • Phone: 5124721860x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11p, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10pm.; Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 7:00pm; All night Happy Hour Sunday & Monday in lounge. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Bauer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Entertainment: Jazz & Blues nightly

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Jacinto
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Eddie V's - 5th Street
If you want seafood, the buzz in town is Eddie V's Edgewater Grille. The Gulf Coast menu features lots of seafood - oysters, gulf snapper, fresh tuna, lobster, plus great prime steaks and chops. Expect a hip and high energy dining experience. Savor classic seafood starters like oysters on the half shell, fried coldwater baby lobster tail, and famous All Lump Crab Cakes. The extensive wine list features over 150 selections.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Eddie V's - 5th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
313 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (253)romantic (182)notable wine list (151)fit for foodies (128)good for groups (99)vibrant bar scene (86)hot spot (78)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (26)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Outstanding Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We live in San Antonio, but consider Eddie V's our favorite special occasion go-to restaurant! While you can enjoy it frequently, the staff always make you feel as if it is a special occasion! We celebrated my son's 19th birthday, and via a small comment made when made our reservation, each staff member greeted my son with birthday salutations and a BEAUTIFUL dessert with personalized chocolate greeting awaited him after dinner! The food is over the top extraordinary! Recommended are the scallops and the swordfish! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    my wife and i really enjoyed our anniversary dinner
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stunned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Visiting Austin we had a bad experience for dinner Thursday night at the Driskell. We were ready for a great meal. My wife ordered a NY strip and I ordered crab legs. Everything went great, drinks, salad, bread ect.. When our food came out they asked my wife to cut into the steak and see if it was to her liking. She ordered medium and it was definitely medium rare. Even the waitress immediately said, "oh that's not right, let me bring it back." We nibbled on the crab and side dishes (all delicious) and she came back a short time later and this time the steak was well done, no pink whatsoever. Long story short, they brought a whole new steak out which was perfect and comped the whole meal, unsolicited. I was speechless. Eddie V's cares !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply wondeful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Just can't say enough about this GEM of a restaurant. Top notch, eating at Eddie V's is not just having dinner, it's a dining experience! Especially if your waiter is Mario!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joed
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Fabulous as usual!!! Best part, this time ... the music. Kris Kimura and band. WOW!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak and atmosphere
    ScottD
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Started out the night at the bar for a great glass of wine and some live jazz. It was extremely crowded but it was a Saturday night and the ACL festival was going on, which is why I was visiting Austin. The oysters were fresh and full of flavor. We had the broiled halibut and the bone in ribeye. This was by far the best steak I have ever had, and there have been many. The seasoning was simple but delicious. The night ended back at the bar for some more great music. The service was attentive and helpful even though the place was slammed. If I'm ever in a city that has an Eddie V's I'll be sure to make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eddie V's - Thank you
    chrisVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Eddie V's great in San Diego and maybe even better in Austin. Thank you for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection
    SuzY
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Four of us had a lovely dinner here. We had a hard time choosing what to order, so we ordered four meals and shared; all were delicious. The service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back!
    HighMaintDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were in Austin celebrating our Anniversary and choose to go to Eddie V's for a nice dinner. I was amazed at the level of service at this restaurant. Both bartenders asked us our name and shook our hands looking us in the eye and our server for dinner was amazing as well. Very helpful with any questions we had, very attentive but not too much allowing us to enjoy our evening. He even hailed a cab for us when one wouldn't come after calling. Overall this experience was probably the best levels of service I have ever experienced and we enjoyed dinning out a good bit. I would most certainly recommend this restuarant and will be back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    jb10
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was good, wine list extensive but overpriced. Overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We'be been customers of Eddie V's for years ever since we ate at this location back in 2006. This restaurant never disappoints. Servers are the best in the business and the chefs create a consistent excellent meal whether in Austin or our home location in La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior service
    EAK3
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent service and quality. Recommended for any special occasion or nice dinner downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy and yummy
    shaelovestoeat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My room mate and I had been eager to go out for a nice dinner, after six weeks of hard studying at UT. I'm so glad Eddie V's popped up when I searched fancy places. The food was finger-llicking good, I mean absolutely delicious, especially the dessert!!!! Everyone was so friendly and helpful, from the hostess and waiters to the valet guys. Such a great spot. Would recommend to anyone wanting a romantic, celebratory, or just nice dinner out. So up scale and beautiful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    What a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Amazing appetizers: Tuna Tartare and Crab Cake. Fabulous fish: Flounder, Grouper, Sea Bass and Shrimp. Exquisite ending: Bananas Foster Flambé! All served with meticulous care by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dining at its best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    Fatherwookie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was impeccable. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat
    EMOOREVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Eddie V's never ceases to amaze me with its outstanding food and service. I still believe Eddie V's has the best steak in Texas. I have become a great fan and a regular visitor, each time I am in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hey good night out
    jcv3903
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    the food is always great and the service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fooddoc
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Always a great dining experience, food, service and ambiance
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular!
    WillS
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Everything was fantastic. My mother was visiting us in Austin and had heard good things about Eddie V's and she wanted to go; we actually had never been before as well and had been meaning to check it out. When we walked in the door I thought this place could possibly be pretentious but that thought disappeared as soon as we sat down. The staff was accommodating and knowledgable, all of the food was amazing and the ambience is just perfect. It is a little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for and Eddie V'will definitely not disappoint. I would highly recommend Eddie V's for a nice night out or romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    Lettsdine
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great historic building rennovated into beautiful classic dining space. Food was fabulous and servers attentive and friendly, but not bothersome. Would definitely go back when in Austin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go with someone that you care for!
    Hungrycurmudgeon45
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Have eaten at this restaurant many times when in Austin. It never fails to be outstanding. The food is always excellent. The service is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The lounge is the place to be to enjoy great live music with a super meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JamesW
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Food was excellent and waiter was outstanding and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely birthday dinner
    SuzieQ14
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had dinner at Eddie V's on Sunday evening to celebrate two family birthdays. The entire staff was so friendly and accommodating, quietly attending to our every need. The food was outstanding. Our group tried a variety of steaks and seafood dishes, which were all delicious. We appreciated the quiet celebration and lovely dining experience. Eddie V's is our top pick for special occasion dining. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I definitely recommend making a reservation. The staff was outstanding, our server was phenomenal! The food was outstanding and the staff is great on pairing wine selection and sides with your entree! It was a bit loud where we were sitting due to an extremely loud party sitting right next to us. However it was still an amazing dining experience and would say it's a must when you're in Austin! We cannnot wait to go back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnaFugue
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very friendly and helpful staff, steak was amazing. Fish dishes a little overcomplicated but good, fresh seafood and dessert great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As advertised..
    jscheider
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Can't go wrong if you like steak and seafood. Service was top notch, loved our waitress, bartender and even the valet was friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rusto
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great anniversary dinner. Roses on the table shaped like a heart and a great bottle of wine. Wife had the 12 oz filet (so I could have some) and I had the dry shipped scallops. Tuna appetizer was outstanding and highly recommend. Overall great service too!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Eddie V's
    Betsy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We shared the 22 ounce bone in rib eye which was fabulous. It was a bit under cooked for medium rare but the meat was very tasty. We also had a few sides which included asparagus, very nice, potatoes au gratin, kinda average and the beets with walnuts, if you are a beet lover you will love this dish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Loved it will be back many times to come! Waiter and food were excellent place a very fun vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The service was great, even the manager came out to greet us as it was our first time dining. The food was delicious,my husband ordered a steak & they ask you to cut it down the middle to check it is cooked through. This was unusual but we weren't bothered by it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The quality of steak dishes, red fish and Chilean sea bass was to perfection. The dessert was irresistible because they use Godiva in their chocolate lava dessert. Loved everything including particular attention to detail by servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    rodidog
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The bar ambiance along with the jazz band make Eddie V's one of our favorite places to have a few drinks and a nice dinner. Never disappoints. What did disappoint was the crab cakes. In the past your crab cakes were absolutely amazing. Not sure what you did, but go back to the old way ASAP. The service was polite but slow and drinks from the bar took too long. We will be back, but the luster's been tarnished, one more average crab cake could be disaster!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    Dave
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Tremendous food...appetizers, main courses, desserts. Great menu. The place was packed, but still cozy and comfortable. We'll be back and will definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    jbm2511
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Best food I have ever eaten. I do not like seafood but I could eat theirs all day! Service was PERFECT! Staff knew what they were talking about. Will come back next time in austin for sure! Its a must for anyone visiting austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • where to begin.....
    kwall
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    ......every time i come to the original eddie v's, i'm reminded why this is my fav restaurant in austin.....excellent ambiance, super service, incredible food and just a wonderful vibe....the grouper is to die for.....halibut too.....my buddy had the tomahawk rib eye.....46 ounces, less 10 for the bone.....cut like butter and tasted like heaven....great wine list and ice cold beer....the banana fosters desert is an old school classic that always pleases.....one order, five spoons please.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Holding Strong
    Argie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service at Eddie V's is outstanding and very personal. The food is excellent and the seafood choices are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Great
    EddieVrocks
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Made the reservation online and took my wife to Eddie V's downtown for her birthday and belated anniversary since we couldn't celebrate that earlier. They had the table ready with rose petals and made us feel like celebrities. Crazy good service, food, and overall experience in addition to special treatment for the occasion. HIGHLY recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KW Mega camp A plus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    our waiter was Eric. He was superb. Attentive, professional and knew the menu and wine list inside and out. the service was exceptional. And by far the best ever service of meat ever. we were asked when presented with steak, filet, rib eyes etc.. Were they cooked they way we wanted. When a few plates were not dead on, they were immediately taken, fixed and replaced. I have been in every top steak restaurant there is. I have never ever seen this level of service. I was very impressed. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was outstanding
    Houston2SC
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We loved it so much we went back again the next night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Austin Favorite
    Marc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I travel to Austin about 3X per year and always make a point of going to this fabulous restaurant. I have never been disappointed in the food or service. It is worth your time and money to visit this establishment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic