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

Eddie V's - Arboretum Details

  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "The crab cake was beyond wonderful - ditto the calamari. My husband's halibut (the special) was exceptional and my vegetarian sides (sugar peas, gently sautéed spinach and grilled asparagus) outstanding. But our friend's NY strip steak was so spot on, she raved about it all evening. Her conversation with our waiter about how "rare" it should be was hilarious ("Would you like it grilled on the outside, pink inside and cold in the middle, or do you just want me to walk it through a warm room?") but yielded a perfect result and kudos to the chef. We had a great experience, from beginning (lovely table near the window, with a beautiful view of the tree covered hills, great wine) to end (the molten chocolate cake)."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Eddie V's is one of our all time favorite dinner spots and has never disappointed us whether it's just the 2 of us or with friends. This is just simply great food in a relaxed environment that is comfortable and unpretentious."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Everything from the service to the food was excellent! Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without over doing it. My fillet mignon disintegrated in my mouth the seafood was fresh, and the crab fried rice was divine (I could dive into a vat of it and eat my way to the top it's so delicious). Unfortunately it's a little too pricey to eat there every night, but well worth what you pay for the occasional splurge!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Due to some issues, our server gave us two desserts free of charge. This was unexpected and welcomed. The desserts were fabulous. The swordfish was bland and the brussel sprouts were undercooked. While it was a good experience, I would try another place before going back. Very professional staff."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Who would have thought you could great seafood in Austin, Texas. Superb."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "By far one of the best restaurants we've been to in a long time! Excellent menu and dishes-don't miss dessert!-as well as exceptional service! This was our first visit but I imagine we will be back again soon."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was great, service was pretty bad. Our waiter was busy and paid very little attention to us. After he took our order we saw him again twice and he forgot my glass of wine that I ordered and we couldn't even find him to order my son a soup. However, he was very nice and knowledgable about the menu. We were on a mini vacation so we tried to stay positive. I was just hoping that at such a nice restaurant we would had a better experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I splurged and got two lobster tails, and cooked two different ways. I thank the waiter and staff for making that happen, it was delicious. My son's steak was perfection. Had a great evening, and our waiter was soooo nice!!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My boss comes here often, and thought we'd "surprise" him and one of his more preferred spots. We normally all do fish, but this time had steak. Nice. The truffle mac & cheese was yummy. He had asked for butterflied and they brought it out wrong, but quickly responded when he reminded them of his order. Oysters were only average. Always save room for sweets at the end. I'm still eating my left overs."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We don't eat here often as it's somewhat expensive but the service and food are outstanding. There is always someone making sure that everything is good. The calamari appetizer is great as was the banana foster cake for dessert. But the real reason we love to eat here is for the seafood dishes. The bread is pretty special as well"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great evening dining with friends. The food was terrific. Sea Bass was devine and Banana's Foster was heavenly. Try to avoid the banquet table at the entrance to the dining room - a bit nosy but frequently disturbed by guests and staff needing to pass by in very tight quarters."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything they brought to our table was fresh and delicious. We didn't do any steaks, but the seafood was all wonderful. I'm not big on deserts (and I thought I was too full after the shrimp, crab, lobster, sea bass, scallops, etc.), but the bananas foster was out of this world."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We made reservations at Eddie V's for date night. We had never been there before and wanted to try something new. We were not disappointed. Our table was ready when we arrived although there were quite a few people waiting. The service from start to finish was "spot-on." Our waiter was knowledgeable of both the wine list and menu. My wife had the Sea Bass, which I tried and it was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. I had one of the specials, the seafood trio (lobster, shrimp & scallops), which was also awesome. We shared the spinach (large) and twice baked potato (small). Both were more than adequate and had exceptional flavor. We got a dessert to go (blackberry cobbler) that was also excellent. Eddie V's definitely will see us again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Christy - Hope I have her name right, was a great. Service was excellent. Food - from oysters and Ahi tuna to swordfish and grouper was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I have been here many times and this was by far the worst experience I've had at a steakhouse in austin. At one point the server was talking to us and mid sentence she walked away and did not return for 15 minutes and when she came back she just said are you ready to order. The rest of the service was equally poor. I'll be taking clients somewhere else from now on."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was our belated anniversary, birthday, and valentines day celebration. In before-hand communication, I requested a window table with a view of the ravine, and we were given that very spot. Our waitress, Mary K, made the occasion a memorable one. She was gregarious, but not overly. She was knowledgeable of the entire menu and wine list. She did not hover excessively, but appeared at the very moment she was needed. We enjoyed her immensely and combined with your good food, made the evening what it was meant to be."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday . Byron our waiter was terrific and made our time there special!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants! Great food, great people. We love Robert so much, he came and sat with us periodically and we laughed ourselves silly. We waited for a "quiet" table and it was a good choice. I go there regularly and dont go anywhere else regularly, Great for Adults. Downtown is better for the much younger crowd, I think."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Food was good, but NOT great. The service was also good, but when the waiter got a few more tables the service SLOWED way down. The sever was very nice, but the service was not at all worthy of a 275.00 meal. ( 3 people in our party ) I think the restaurant was a little short staffed that evening, which is NO excuse."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for our 24th wedding anniversary and had a GREAT time. Dan was our waiter and suggested great wine and food, we have a great time. Thanks for making our 24th so great!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Server was great - very attentive and other staff were always there to help. Server got our order wrong but took care of us immediately and comp'd a side because we chose to eat what he brought. It wasn't that big of a screw up... Anyway, all in all, it was a great evening and they comp'd a birthday dessert for me."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my first tme to Eddie V's in the Arboretum as I wanted to avoid crowds from SXSW and it was also special occasion as my boyfriend from South Tx was visiting! The service from our waitress - Mary Kay was outstanding and enjoyable, and the food was very delicious!! They also made note of my personal request for private romantic table...we very very pleased with everything!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Ambiance, Food and Service ,are the best. If you are celebrating a special occasion, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Arboretum-Austin location is the best place to go! And will be the only location I will always go to. Super friendly staff. Great food and great service! Love love love!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. We requested a booth and mentioned his birthday and they actually paid attention to our request! We were taken to our table that had a reserved sign and my fiancé was given a birthday card signed by all the staff, it was very touching! Dan, our server, was amazing and answered all our questions and even bought my fiancé's birthday desert and a congrats dessert for our engagement! On top of the amazing service the steak, lobster, shrimp and all the sides were delicious!! We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "From the calamari to our steak and sea bass to our blackberry cobbler, everything was delicious and cooked perfectly!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy our meals and the atmosphere at Eddie V's for special family time. Steaks and fish are the best in Austin and we always have to have a molten chocolate cake with ice cream...or two!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We were greeted and seated on time for our reservation. As we were seated the hostess presented a special birthday card for my wife signed by the staff. The evening had already started off great. Next came our server.. Jeff.. Again birthdays wishes.. Great food recommendations, great wine selection, a truly wonderful special night experience.. The manager, Carol? Came by a chatted.. Making sure we were enjoying the evening, one of Jeff's helpers as well. Matt, I believe.. Eddies V presented a complimentary dessert, their butter cake with bananas topping. We have been to many Eddie Vs across the country, and can truly say the staff, the food, the resturant were all outstanding.. We'll be there again, asking for Jeff.. Thank you Eddie Vs."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "As always a wonderful meal with outstanding service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "As we ordered our first course and were trying to decide on entrees, Jeff encouraged us to take our time, relax, enjoy our wine. He'd take our dinner order when he came back with our first course. And . . . if we were having trouble deciding, just ask because he could "describe each dish down to the last spice" to help us decide. My starter with salmon smoked in-house was incredibly smooth, mild, and rich. We chose the Louisiana redfish and the grouper; twice baked potato and sauteed spinach, all perfectly prepared. The birthday boy had a choice of any dessert; the recommended flaming bananas foster was marvelous. We never felt rushed, our questions were welcomed, and Jeff made us feel like his new best friends."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Eddy V's always provides excellent service with attention to detail and great food. Awesome sea bass and the filet is superb"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Best service we have had at a restaurant in a long time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Eddie V's in the Arboretum for our wedding anniversary. Upon arriving the Maitre d asked if a special occasion brought us there that night and congratulated us for our anniversary. The service and experience is top-notch at Eddie V's! Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and easy-going - even treated us with a free dessert in honor of our anniversary. We ordered the filet medallions with the crab-stuffed shrimp on top and two sides - mac'n cheese and the roasted brussel sprouts. We started with the cold crab and avocado starter and the lobster bisque. Everything was DELICIOUS! Outstanding service and experience to make a special dinner memorable. Thanks Eddie V's!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We went to go to happy hour in the bar but were seated in the dining room where we got the full court press in service. The food was still good but we much prefer the bar service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Austin, impeccable menu both seafood and steaks. Best Waiters and Bartenders in Austin. A must place to go. One of my favorites!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Had a great dinner experience at Eddie V. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. All items prepared perfectly. Great selection both on menu and specials. Good advice given by the attentive staff. A terrific evening!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. The service and the food were wonderful. A manager came by our table and asked what we were celebrating. Later the waiter said they wanted to give us a dessert on the house. When it came out they had written Happy 35th Anniversary in chocolate on the dish! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "3 of us were there for a business related dinner. The server, Daniel, was excellent and added to the experience. The food was excellent and the wine was wonderful. This is a place that we return to time after time as it is one of the best places in town."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014