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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Eddie V's - Arboretum reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (182)romantic (123)fit for foodies (101)notable wine list (91)scenic view (77)good for groups (53)vibrant bar scene (44)hot spot (34)neighborhood gem (30)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • The Filet Mignon was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    The Filet Mignon was very tender and cooked perfectly, but the marinade was too salty. The Spinach with Garlic side dish had excellent flavor, but was too oily. Those can be fixed. What will keep[ us from coming back is how crowded we felt. We expected First-Class accommodations and received Coach.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The calamari was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    The calamari was fantastic. Probably the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The reception staff was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    The reception staff was very kind when we arrived late for our reservation because of babysitter reasons, the table was very small and cramped. The service was rapid (though we had about 6 different people bringing us things, which was good for promptness, but made me feel strange about tipping them all). The food was delicious though pricey, I would recommend this for a very special dinner, not your weekly eating out event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful meal at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    We had a wonderful meal at Eddie V's and it will be a place to return to when we are in Austin again. One thing that was of note: The lighting was so low we had trouble reading the menu and seeing our food! I'm sure the presentation of the food would have been even more spectacular if we could have seen the color of it better. We had to use the small light at the table to see and the waiter had to get us a light to see the bill. If it had been turned up just a little it would have made all the difference. As it was, it was somewhat annoying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter was great. He
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    The waiter was great. He was informative, quick and friendly. We liked the appearance of the dining area. Our only complaint is we were sat right next to a company dinner party of about twenty people and they were loud as crap. My wife and I had a hard time hearing each other speak. Bummer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good but I cant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    The food was good but I cant say enough about the service. From the hostess to the bartender, waiter and even the bus boys and kitchen staff-Top Notch!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great. Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    Service was great. Waiter was exceptional. It was a nice evening. (19th Wedding Anniversary). We'll probably visit again for our 20th.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband had never been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    My husband had never been to Eddie V's and it was an awesome experience. The waiter we had was fabulous and we had a wonderful time. The food was flawless and we will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a delightful evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    What a delightful evening! The food was delicious and the staff incredibly attentive. The 32-ounce ribeye special was succulent and my husband ate EVERY bit of it. The sea bass was very nice and plentiful. The asparagus is a MUST. The twice baked potato is enough for 4 people instead of just 2. The cup of bisque was wonderfully creamy and the bread pudding souffle was a treat to say the least. You practically had to roll us out of there we'd eaten so much. Jason and Stephen took excellent care of us and were extremely knowledgeable and offered excellent advice! A fabulous place to spend my birthday with my husband. I think we'll need to come back for a late night drink and dessert soon. Thanks! What a treat that was!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and always enjoy Eddie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    My wife and always enjoy Eddie V's. It is a great place with excellent food and atmosphere. The Sea food is always fresh and I love the aged beef from Allen Brothers. Your Chefs and staff are on point. Thank you for bringing this place to Austin. Forrest Hill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food overall was good. Not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    Food overall was good. Not a "wow". We ordered the 2 appetizers, the dinner special, an entree, a side and dessert. I would give the special a moderate rating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Previously, we enjoyed it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Previously, we enjoyed it but not this time. The augratin potatoes were hard with very little flavor, the ahi tuna was bland. Also, one of us got the special steak. It was good but not for $60. The quality and value is much better at a place like Flemings. There was a very large party with kids in the room right next to us so it was very loud. Overall, we spent $300 for 4 of us with very few cocktails and no dessert. It was definitely not worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambiance and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    The ambiance and service were great; however the food was lacking. We had two different appetizers that were overpowered by a dark sauce. The scallop appetizer had an aftertaste of something like bleach or a cleanser. The seafood entrees were better than the appetizers, but neither was outstanding. With all of the other great restaurants in Austin, we will not be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was so pleased with my dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    I was so pleased with my dining experience at Eddie V's. It was my first visit and I was truly impressed with the food! The fried lobster appetizer was AMAZING!! Cory was an excellent server as well. He was more than willing to accomodate and attended to our special requests, promptly. I too work in an envionment that prides itself on service and attention to detail, and it was refreshing to find it at Eddie V's. I will be going back again soon!! Thank you for such an enjoyable night!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was too dark, the waiters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    It was too dark, the waiters had flashlights to read the menus.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    Food was excellent and service good - however, it was too dark to read the menu. Managed with the help of a flash light from staff. AC to cold for a cosy dinner. They try to be a fine dining experience and are close apart from some details - like pooring a new bottle of wine into the glass of the almost consumed wine withour tasting it first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall experience was excellent.
    mickey
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Overall experience was excellent. The only negative was the Bananas Foster. Having had this desert at several restaurants,primarily in the midwest, I would grade the desert a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Entrees, salads, and desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Entrees, salads, and desserts never disappoint. The appetizers are not quite as good as the rest. The wait staff is always helpful, courteous, and attentive. My wife and I enjoy spending special evenings out at Eddie V's.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jacob was excellent as a waiter.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Jacob was excellent as a waiter. I also thank you for honoring my special request to have a table with a view. Unfortunately my dinner guest hasn't ever experienced fine dining and probably didn't comprehend the excellent venue in which he dined. I truly enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although we enjoyed the experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Although we enjoyed the experience, we were disappointed that they did not have some type of entertainment that we had enjoyed at the location downtown. It really took away from the dining experience. They also did not bring the right order to my date and we had to wait a few minutes to get that straightened out. All in all it was an ejoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best dining expierence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    The best dining expierence imaginable. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We took out of town friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    We took out of town friends because we had been there several times and it is one of the best seafood restaurants around. We had an excellent dinner and the service was exceptional. The menu was hard to read with the low light but flashlights were available. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner here was wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Dinner here was wonderful! I brought the family to celebrate my graduation from UT and everyone loved it. Our waiter, Eric, was great! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and made our experience a night to remember. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant was just about
    MikehotelVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    This restaurant was just about perfect. The exceptional food was only eclipsed by the professionalism of the service delivered by Adam. Tables for 2 are spaced too close together and the volume is loud for my taste. Expensive, but we would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience at your restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Our experience at your restaurant was excellent. We were celebrating Mother's Day and dinner was truly a gift to us all. The food was, of course, a special culinary delight. The waiter, Eric, was exceptional as was his team. He steered us gently towards ideas for salad, drinks, and of course dessert. He was knowledgeable, but never condescinding or arrogant. Great personality too. Thank you to all your staff for helping us create a delightful and joyous evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall very good despite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Overall very good despite the waiter forgetting one of the guests salad, then too late and canceled. Very noisy on this occasion due to prom night diners. Recommended for special occasions or just times when a little spoiling is in order.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter Mitch was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    Our waiter Mitch was great and helped make it a nice evening. The colamari was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated my husband's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Eddie V's. We were treated very well - the service and food were amazing! We did not feel rushed through dinner - they let us enjoy our cocktails without rushing to place a food order. This is definitely one of my favorite places to dine for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was really good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    The food was really good, fresh fish caught the day before. Service was fantastic, thanks Mark, you made it a place which we will now frequently visit. My only complaint was the total cost for a evening out with the wife, I am from manhattan and I am use to paying $$$$ but we are in Austin texas now and I did not think it would be comparable to Manhattan $$$$. Still worth coming back though, thanks again. Dave
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Everything was great. Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    Everything was great. Only thing is I asked for a quiet table with a view. What I got was a quiet table with a view ***OF THE PARKING LOT.*** Also no Valet Parking offered, which could have been a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'd like to thank you for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    We'd like to thank you for the wonderful dessert...it was our 52nd anniversary. The food was excellent; however, we'd like to have been by a window and not stuck in a booth. Our waiter looks like Edward Norton, handsome. He was exceptionally well-mannered, and just a darling. His name was, we think, Ken. He helped to make our dinner enjoyable because the waiter means a lot to us when we go out to dinner. We'd come again on our anniversary...hope we get a window table and Edward Norton (Ken). Mr. and Mrs. Bob Burkhart
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though I had a confirmation
    SLYMBAVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Even though I had a confirmation in hand, the restaurant did not have any record of our reservation. Ultimately, they agreed to accommodate us, but it took about 30 minutes. We would likely not have been seated if I had not kept the copy of the confirmation. They had no explanation--except that their computer might have been down. The hostess was left to deal with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have always enjoyed this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I have always enjoyed this Eddie V's location. It is head and shoulder above the downtown location in food preparation, service, ambiance and presentation. We were there to celebrate my birthday and couldn't have been happier. Our servers Jessica and Eric were perfect in everyway. Their knowledge of the food was amazing, and they were extremely pleasant and eager to answer any questions we may have had. My husband had sworn off Eddie V's due to such a horrid experience downtown. This changed his mind. His lamb was perfectly cooked, and my Sea Bass was so melt in your mouth. The only minor thing was the valet staff. They weren't very professional, but that is no reflection on the food and service of Eddie V's Arboretum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I take customers to Eddie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    I take customers to Eddie V's when in Austin traveling - they always love it, and the atmosphere is perfect for getting to know each other. My customers are from Phoenix normally, and even if they think they want Texas BBQ, they're glad we came here. It's the highlight of the trip normally.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very pleased with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    We were very pleased with the entire evening. After a reservation error, we were seated immediately and had a very pleasant meal. Service started off with too many visits to the table but they adjusted nicely to my hints. Oysters were fresh and tasty. Crab cakes were the best I have had. Filet was very tender and flavorful. Lobster tail was very delicious and cooked to perfection. Only complaint would be on the Crème Brule that was slightly over done due to thick caramelization and heat. We left there full and content, and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    As always, food was excellent. Entire experience was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the food - seafood and meats,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    the food - seafood and meats, are top notch and have been on every visit.. best in city.. Service is perfect.. I have dined several times at this location Eddie V’s and find the service honestly informative, courteous, attentive but not obtrusive. The only negative about this location is the front dinning area they have at the entrance. It seems uncomfortable (atmosphere wise) and distracting to dine when people are coming and going from the restaurant.. I personally avoid setting there when going to this location.. Setting in the main room past the host station is a more comfortable dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed Eddie V's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    Really enjoyed Eddie V's. First time at the Arboretum, but will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good restaurant with very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    A good restaurant with very consistent service. Staff is always pleasant and helpful. We enjoy going on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very nice time but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    We had a very nice time but were a bit surprised when, given advance notice of our wedding anniversary, nothing special was done for us. Not even a complimentary cocktail, glass of champagne, dessert --- nothing! Oh well, still a nice, altho pricey, restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate