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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Eddie V's - Arboretum reviews from OpenTable diners
255 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (214)romantic (144)notable wine list (102)fit for foodies (99)scenic view (80)good for groups (49)neighborhood gem (37)hot spot (34)vibrant bar scene (34)late-night find (17)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • like crab shrimp lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
  • 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
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    • 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
  • Great seafood
    SARunnergirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Especially lived the sashimi. Great service, food times well. We would definitely go again. Totally happy with the seating, service and food quality as well as knowledge of staff. Sea bass was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great choice for fish and seafood. Other menu items are available for those who prefer steaks/chops and there is a vegetarian option as well. Service is always professional, never stuffy. It's always a packed house so don't forget to call ahead or be prepared to wait.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Eddie V's not only had excellent food, but the customer service was great from before we ever entered the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food best service
    TDogandWonderWoman
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have started a tradition of going once a week and we have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    jason22
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was great. Food was outstanding. Our server was awesome as well! The only thing was we had reservations at 9pm. We got there about 9:02pm. We were informed tables are being cleaned and would be notified once they became available. About 20 minutes later another couple arrived and said they had reservations at 9:30pm. They were informed the same thing we were. However, they were seated PRIOR to us which I dont understand.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing! Perfect evening & food
    shellmar
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated our 19th anniversary with Eddie V's. Everything was fantastic. The lobster tail was huge and cooked perfectly. It absolutely melted in my mouth. You know the food is great when you close your eyes and sigh. The scallops were wonderful, just the right texture. On recommendation from a friend, I ordered the truffled mac and cheese. It was my favorite. I want to go again just to eat that. We had the flaming Bananas Foster cake-WOW. Fun to watch and even better to eat, especially with the butter pecan ice cream. It was expensive but it was a special and wonderful evening. Thank you, Eddie V's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the worst Mojito I have ever had to the soggy encrusted sole, I would have never expected this to happen at a venue like Eddie Vs. The happy hour mojito was mainly club soda with almost no trace of lime or rum. The corn and crab chowder was watery and way over spiced for even this pepper eating Texas. My entree was the encrusted sole and it was served with a wet salad on top which caused the crust to be soggy. My wife had the steak and lobster that was served with "clarified butter" which looked and tasted like butter flavored cooking oil. Our sides were the truffle mac and cheese, which was dry and had no noticeable truffle flavor, and the sauteed spinach which tasted like it was cooked in burned bacon grease.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    RKR123
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Perfect evening! Everything was excellent .... Food and service outstanding . A perfect birthday dinner! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food.
    MikeW
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Having a reservation, we were seated immediately. Drinks arrived a little slow. Waiter talked us into a platter much more pricy and with sides we really didn't need. Food arrived as ordered. Decent presentation. Taste was excellent but the food could have been slightly warmer. But we were hungry and couldn't wait.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    butasha
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have been going off and on to Eddie V's for about 8 years now and it has never failed to provide an excellent experience. The food and service are always great as is the environment. One of my pet peives against most restaurants is the noise level. When I take friends and family out to eat it is a social event and if you have to raise your voice over the music or background noise it takes away from the experience. Good job Eddie V's please keep it up for years to come. The only negative I have to date is the lack of parking at the Arboretum location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st visit Great, 2nd not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I ate at the downtown location a few weeks prior to this visit, and it was excellent, the entree, apps, and sides were all great. My second visit was at the Arboretum location. We ordered the 8oz and 12oz filet, 3 sides, asparagus, twice baked potato, and mac and cheese. Our steaks were very bland, even with the cognac cream sauce didn't help much flavor wise. The asparagus was nothing special, seems that they could have at least added salt, it was very bland. My wife liked the truffle mac and cheese, but it was average to me. The twice baked potato was good, but had nowhere near the amount of toppings compared to the downtown location. If I go back, it will be on the company's dime, not mine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Expectations Met
    BigMac
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    For our "celebratory" date night we chose Eddie V's because we frequent the restaurant in Scottsdale whenever we are there and we have been intending to dine at our local Eddie V's and we are so glad we did. We loved the location; window seating allowed us to look out and over and added a nice charm. The service was 5-star all the way, from valet to host to waiter. The menu is very nice and the only drawback on this visit was with the grouper perhaps a little underdone as were the Brussels sprouts but both issues were quickly and cheerfully remedied. We intend to dine here once a month for the next 6-months or so as we are now limited on our travelling. A great evening!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Jeff took extremely good care of us! The food was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.