Eddie V's - Arboretum
Eddie V's - Arboretum

Eddie V's - Arboretum

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eddiev.com/
  • Phone: 5123422642
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 10pm. Friday - Saturday, 5pm - 11pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jose Rojas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Eddie V's - Arboretum
If you want seafood, the buzz in town is Eddie V's Prime Seafood. 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 and famous All Lump Crab Cakes. The extensive wine list features over 150 selections.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Eddie V's - Arboretum reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (189)romantic (133)fit for foodies (97)notable wine list (91)scenic view (74)good for groups (49)vibrant bar scene (38)hot spot (34)neighborhood gem (33)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Kathy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Lovely place to celebrate our anniversary. Our dining choices had been made, but quickly changed when Josh, our server, mentioned the daily specials. The food was delicious, beginning with the smoked salmon crostini, right through to the entrees - a mini surf and turf for the hubby and a shell fish sampler for me - and finally the Bananas Foster dessert. The service was excellent with just the right amount of attention. All in all the entire experience was great; we'll be returning again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stubum
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Very good food - some dishes outstanding; Outstanding service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always meets high expectations
    loradorado
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Eddy V's is a favorite spot that I recommend to family and friends for its delicious and affordable happy hour menu. Wonderful service. Consistently delicious food. Well made cocktails. Hint..check out the side order menu for yummy crab fried rice and other affordable treats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fine Evening
    BigMac
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our 3rd consecutive monthly visit and a good overall dining experience. The yellowtail sashimi is one of my favorites and this time the red pepper rings had a really nice bite to complement the sauce. I tried the St. Georges scallops for the first time...really nice. The redfish with crab is always excellent. We split the wedge salad which is delightful; the blue cheese crumbles are more like nuggets! The chocolate mousse...what can I say - you have to go for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    jembo
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I've never had a bad experience at Eddie V's (the Aboretum location or any other). Food, service, ambiance, attention to detail... great experience. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding!
    gvrbaVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Eddie's never fails to impress. Food, service, and ambiance is always right at the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bandit
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Food and Service were outstanding. Portions were generous and the food was superb. Nice wine list from moderate to very expensive wines. this was our 36th wedding anniversary so wanted it to be special- it was. The chef provided a very special dessert to congratulate us - on them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Eddie V's!
    CWalsh
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and service are always outstanding and you couldn't find a better host than the Manager, Roger Hernandez!
    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
  • Rushed
    Sally
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Felt our waiter was rushing to wait on us. Not really interested in serving us.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special attention
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From the moment we walked in staff recognized our special event and immediately took care of us. The service was personalized and exceptional. Our server was engaging, helpful and entertaining. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • like crab shrimp lobster
    review
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Nothing .... all was outstanding ........just make sure you bring your letter of credit as greenbacks will be flying out of your wallet $ 300.00 for 4 with no alcohol.... service bordered on overwhelming as my space was constantly being invaded by the little sweeper man geeeez people let me wallow in my breadcrumbs for a second or two NOISY not the remote romantic setting
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Fun!
    whoohoofood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and special treatment my husband and I experienced! Thank you for our exquisite and delicious dinner and desert! Everything was absolutely perfect celebrating our 2yr anniversary!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and side dishes
    David
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Server was not attentive and focused her limited attention on my date. Table not cleaned properly before we sat. Terrible service for this caliber of restaurant. Main course, steak and sea bass were great but side of brussel sprouts was overcooked, dry and tasteless. Beets side order was as beautiful as it was devoid of flavor. Overall, a disappointing visit for an expensive date. This is well below my previous experience here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Rodger and his staff made our anniversary so special that we will book our Christmas Eve dinner this year at Eiddie Vs-if it wasn't for Rodger we would not have had such a great time-thanks for the staff and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic for a special occasion
    Staylor287
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went for a birthday and the service was absolutely impeccable. The waiter asked if we'd like wine suggestions but was not pushy about it. We ordered the lobster bisque and heirloom salad to start and both were phenomenal. Then red fish and the NY strip, which was practically the size of my face and still cooked perfectly. The restaurant was fairly crowded, but it hardly felt like other people were there. We had complimentary dessert because of the birthday and I'm not a huge cheesecake fan, but I would eat theirs all day! Highly recommended them if you want a special night out with food that's actually worth the price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pros and Con
    Paris2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have chosen this restaurant many times before. We bring our special friends and family here. The only negative that I will state here and now is the dress code or lack of. my husband and I can come in with our best foot forward, dress to the nines and feeling special and someone else walks in with an extreme casual attire. I may as well have chosen to go to McDonald's. I could understand if these customers were seated outside but how can you have a real dining experience next to anyone coming off the street ?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eddie V's
    Texasjems
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Although I have been to Eddie V's several time for business engagements, I finally took my wife for our anniversary and we had a great time. We started at the Bar where we were unexpectedly surprized about the happy hour and enjoyed a dozen oysters and martini's before sitting down to dinner, the hostess even held our table by the window for another 30 minutes during this time!. Dinner was great, service was great and there was even a card signed by the staff wishing us a Happy Anniversary. The overall meal was fantastic (Filet and Halibut), the wine very nice and the pace was great... never rushed and a truely memorable eveninng.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great steak......again
    TXBrad
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent food and excellent service this place never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special romantic place
    Beth
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This location of Eddy Vs is very special. It is smaller than downtown so it has a more intimate feel. The sunset view is gorgeous. Staff are amazing Manager is outstanding. We look forward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Cheryl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We always love Eddie V's and Friday night was no exception. Great waiter, food excellent. What a fun and relaxing evening. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I am a foodie and would not recommend Eddie V's. For a good steak, Bartlett's is ten times better. Excellent service... but avaerage food. I had steak and sides. .. didnt try the seafood. Maybe that is better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We brought a prospect to your restaurant and they were wowed by the Tomahawk as well as the steak and shrimp special. Thanks for making this a memorable experience for them. I had the chicken and it was tender and very tasty!!! Their loss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    Pamp
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have friends that we go to Eddie V's with to celebrate our anniversaries every year and we are never disappointed. The filet was outstanding and how can you go wrong with that wonderful stuffed potato. For dessert we had the creme brûlée and it was to die for. See you all next aug.!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    CPTMongo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I dined at Eddy V's for a date night. We arrived early and was able to be seated immediately. I ordered the tomahawk steak with was ridiculously tasty and huge. Of course I must comment on their martini....perfect. The best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rose
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A lovely setting with outstanding food. It will be our first choice on our next visit to Austin. Very large portions. Try truffle Mac and cheese! Have a reservation. Seating was prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak had wide range of rareness
    Ohthatguy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    One of the specials for this weekday evening was a 12 oz bone-in tenderloin; it sounded good, so I thought I'd give it a try. I like my steak cooked medium, and when I received it, the spot I cut into was cooked to my liking. However, as I got through the steak, it ranged from well-done around the exterior, to rare towards the bone. This steak may have been a difficult cut to cook, but it was just all over the place. As with most specials, the server did not mention price when describing the specials; had I known I would pay $60 for this poorly cooked steak, I would have definitely gone a different route. My wife enjoyed her sea bass/lump crab special, so that's good, I guess. Overall, disappointing, because their food is generally good
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly outstanding
    TexmaxVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    About as good as it gets for a chain restaurant experience. Matt, our server, was excellent! All the food exceeded expectations. Greet team service. Highly recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    atx2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I went there to celebrate an occasion and the staff was amazing, we even had a surprise dessert for the occasion :) The food was delicious... starting with our appetizer to salad to entrée and dessert. In addition they have a great wine selection, we enjoyed a 2010 Opus 1.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing....
    DisappointedDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    For the amount of money we spent on dinner, both my wife an I were disappointed in our dining experience at Eddie V's in the Arboretum. When you spend $30 for scallops, you should be able to expect them to be sand-free. All eight scallops had some sand in them - which occurs when they have not been properly washed. My seared ahi was just okay. I expected better for the price they charge. The one positive was the service. We had Kevin & Kevin as our servers - both of which were very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husband's Favorite Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a fabulous dinner once again. It is a pleasure to dine somewhere and the food is consistently great. The staff were friendly and made our dinner out very special. The menu is exceptional. My husband had shrimp cocktail and the infamous "Tomahawk" steak. I had the lobster tacos and scallops. Perfection in preparation for the both of us. Made for a superb dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've been there 5-6 times. I've NEVER had any food that I didn't like. I love Eddie V's. 5 stars is not good enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Constant!
    OldBride
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Eddie V Never disappoints, wait staff is prompt, cheerful and, helpful. The food is excellent and the choice of dishes are varied and delicious. If there is A birthday person in your group be sure to tell them when making the reservation. The desserts for the birthday table were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Service and Food
    EddieVsfan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    All I can say is, this is our favorite restaurant in Austin, TX.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eddie V's ALWAYS AMAZING!!!
    Dcanuck16
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Eddie V's Arboretum for years for every birthday and anniversary. The food is always impeccable and the service is outstanding. RC is one of the best servers I have ever encountered! We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait with reservation
    dinerdoc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Appetizer ordered was billed separately as itemized even though it was one plate . Waiter failed to explain this until asked to explain bill. Do not order if not on menu and ask for prices . Otherwise , their billing practices will surprise you . Not the best service I'm used to getting there. RC was not up to par!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentfoodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Crissy is the best! Everyone give outstanding service. Best steaks and seafood in Austin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • upper tier
    Milo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This place is among the upper tier in service and food quality in the Austin area. It was worth every penny, wife had lemon sole and I had the chicken. We will return soon, arrive early parking can be rough unless you valet for free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Consistently great food and service and on the top of our list for family celebrations. Steaks and fresh seafood among the best in Austin. Treated the family to a desert to share to celebrate my father's 80th birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite place
    LTOC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love Eddie V's in the Arboretum. It is our favorite place and we dine there about 4-6 time s a year. We usually dine there for special occasions and love the food. We do love some of the items not on the menu anymore such as the tempura scallops. Also, I usually get the filet oscar style and the decision to cut the steak up tends to dry it out a bit. All in all an excellent place. The bar staff was super friendly and helpful seeking us out in the crowd and waiting on us. Great job.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The grilled lobster tails and Hong Kong steamed fish are always spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate