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

Eddie V's - Arboretum

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eddiev.com/
  • Phone: (512) 342-2642
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Eddie V's - Arboretum reviews from OpenTable diners
211 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (178)romantic (121)fit for foodies (100)notable wine list (90)scenic view (77)good for groups (50)vibrant bar scene (43)hot spot (34)neighborhood gem (29)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I had a large table on 8 folks following a business meeting. Food was great the best Lobster Bisque ever. Daniel was our waiter. Service was great and the presentations were really nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the very best of everything!
    Elcid91VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We frequent the arboretum location. Excellent service, a great hill country view, and the food is always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The first night there was a confusion with the hostess and we did not get seated. We waited an hour then left even with reservations. However we wanted to give it a second try and we were not disappointed. They were very accommodating with our newborn baby in tow. We were seated in a quiet room and the service and meal were to perfection. The manager was also very polite and intent on correcting our previous experience. And the wine list was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We had a lovely time celebrating our anniversary. We were very early for our reservation but they were able to seat us right away. The only downside was we were near the front door on a very chilly night. They had to bring us a portable heater. Besides that, from our appetizers of tartar to African lobster to filet Oscar, it was perfect. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Found ourselves with a free Saturday night without the kids and managed to get a late reservation. We showed up early and got seats at the bar which was great. Could have just stayed at the bar and had dinner. Got a table in the back room which is much quieter. Overall, great outing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie V's was great!
    oenophileVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As usual, we had a wonderful meal at Eddie V's. The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the appetizers (scallops and crab cake) were delicious. And the chocolate lava cake with Amy's Mexican vanilla ice cream is a real treat! Service on a Saturday night did seem a bit slow, perhaps due to the large number of customers present.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I took my parents here for their birthdays and Eddie V's delivered once again. All the food/drinks were excellent and the free desserts were much appreciated. We will continue to come back for special occasions here as we believe the food and drinks are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Being a longtime Trulucks fan of both locations as well as Flemings downtown we seldom found other restaurants of that class we enjoyed...until we tried Eddie Vs. We think it is a step up from the aforementioned. The servers uniforms and professionalism reminds us of restaurants of old that we enjoy. Oddly the most casual dressed staff member we noticed was the manager. At the other restaurants managers are always in suits and the servers could use a little more dress attention...Eddie Vs seems to focus in the other direction in a good way. I liked that the background music was at a comfortable level unlike Trulucks.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can't beat Eddie V's
    srnaustinVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Eddie V's has been one of my favorites for years. Can't say I've ever been disappointed in the food, service or atmosphere.
    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
  • great food and first class service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We dined at Arboretum with a group of nearly 20 and we had our own lovely room, very good food and wine and first class service. Just what we needed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was a special occasion , my wifes 60th birthday. The food was outstanding which was mtached by our attentive waiter. The drinks and wine along with a great ambiance made this a very special dining experience. I highly recommend this location for both a special night or to just grab a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very enjoyable evening
    Badmachine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our first experience dining at Eddie V's and I must say everything was perfect. The waitstaff were attentive and very knowledgeable about not only what was on the menu but how it was prepared. The atmosphere was jovial without being raucous and the ambient music was a mix of tasteful blues. Just loud enough provide atmosphere but quiet enough to allow dinner conversation.The food was quite delicious and the portions were ample. Eddie V's doesn't carry too much in the way of craft beer but the wine and drink list is fairly extensive. The pace at which food was delivered was just right. Nothing was rushed, but it didn't feel like we were waiting for our food either. Eddie V's is a little pricey, but definitely worth it .
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, average service
    ATXwinoVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We dine here regularly, but more frequently at the 5th Street location. The food this time was good, not great. Scallops we're extremely gritty. Two complaints - our waiter had as much personality as wet cardboard, and the wine, though a fairly good selection, is so overpriced that I left feeling violated... I'm used to overspending on red wine in nice restaurants, but this wine list is just obnoxiously priced on most to all California cabs. Fine, expensive cabs at a nice restaurant. I get it... But ~$350 for a bottle that is usually ~$225-250 at comparable restaurants - ridiculous! Try lowering the price to something more competitive, and sell more wine....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our server did a fantastic job, great attention to detail
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • favorite anniversary dinner
    brianinroundrock
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Every anniversary we look at our options for dinner and we always choose to come back to Eddie V's. It's that good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and food
    ArkansasEater
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Mom and I came here because it was rated highly and close to the hotel. It deserves its reputation. The service was very friendly and efficient. Our waiter went over every item on the menu that could be prepared to meet our particular dietary restriction. We ordered a few things and split all of them. They were all excellent. I would love to eat here again, even if I'm not staying at the hotel across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    TasteBuddies
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary celebration at Eddie V's on this past Sunday. What a great restaurant! It has a nice lounge atmosphere coupled with the full fine dining experience. Our host, Anna, displayed a perfect balance of neighborly hospitality (almost familial) and professional attentiveness. The food was exquisite. We had beautifully plump gulf shrimp, steak and lobster tartar, and zesty, Cajunesque redfish with broccolini and crab fried rice. Eddie V's comped us the always lucious Godiva cake for our anniversary. Well done. I do wish that Eddie V's would offer more of the great craft beers that the Austin area and the broader American West have available now. This will ensure that we hop-heads return a little sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie V's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Special occasion go to!:) fiancé proposed here!!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    JohnS
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent service and high quality, fresh food always combine for a great dining experience. Seafood is as good as it gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    James
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food here never disappoints, nor does the impeccable service. Everything is done perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place never disappoints.
    John
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Although I can't speak for their downtown location, I have been to the Arboretum location several times now and each visit is as enjoyable as the last. Great food, great service and great times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something missing, service!
    Georgetown73
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Have eaten at the downtown location with a great experience so decided to try the Arboreteum. Friendly hostesses, comfortable seating, reservation seated on time, yes! Our waitress introduces herself and takes the drink order. Then we wait. When she returns she takes our dinner order, never mentions any specials. Wrong food delivered to our table, we wait, finally dinner comes, food is great and finally the waitress shows up to check on us. We hadn't seen her since she took the order. Refreshes drinks, disappears. The other tables near us are all being served by attentive waiters who do their job well and that's how we found out about the specials. Now I could understand this at a busy time but we were eating early(5:30) to go to a show.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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