Eddie V's - Arboretum
The panko fried oyster appetizerThe panko fried oyster appetizer was spicy and delicious. The red fish with crabmeat and the bananas foster cake were well prepared and flavorful.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy AnniversaryThis was our first time. My wife and I were celebrating our 12 year anniversary. The food was excellent. Actually what I remember most, was the excellent staff. The waiter was on time with all our requests and treated my wife like a queen.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a most wonderful evening.We had a most wonderful evening. Great food, great wine, nice quiet table in the banquet room. We were seated immediately even tho we arrived early with the plans of happy hour in the bar. Stephen was our server and we were most impressed with him. I would recommend the restaurant for any reason, other than taking children.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie V'sGreat as usual ! Always wonderful food and friendly people and excellent service ! Thanks6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceThe food was great. Almost everyone had seafood. Lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops and calamari. It was all delicious. No complaint from those that had steaks. Kevin our waiter, was awesome.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and perfectlyExcellent food and perfectly balanced service no hovering but attentive,6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceEddie V's is a place we visit every few months, especially for special occasions. Eddie V's never disappoints, gives outstanding value for the dollar. White-jacketed servers and great ambience would lead you to think it is a high-priced restaurant, but in fact the cost is moderate. Well-thought-out business practices ensure that the diner feels well attended to, the kitchen is always consistent, and portions are generous. We recently brought friends who have lived in Austin for 20+ years but had never been to Eddie V's--the lady had scallops and said they were the best she had ever eaten. We are lucky to live fairly close. The competition, located across US183 from the Arboretum (Truluck's) is not in the same league as Eddie V's.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMeddie v's is cosistently goodrestaurants come and restaurants go, but eddie v's is consistently one of the best in the city. it has stood the test of time.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Evening with FriendsEddie V's is a superb restaurant for an evening of fine dining. We made a reservation and got a table by the window with a beautiful view. We all ended up ordering seafood entrees and there wasn't a drop of food left on anyone's plate. Very attentive servers and pleasant atmosphere. Many tables around us were obviously celebrating special occasions - and I can see why they would choose to do so at Eddie V's!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOur anniversaryEddie V's is truly an outstanding restaurant...I wish we knew the name of the young woman who took care of us. Everything was perfect....
Thanks6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMParty of 8Overall a good experience. A little down time waiting on drinks throughout the evening.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently ExcellenceThe standard we have come to expect from Eddie V's is flawlessly prepared food, superb service, comfortable but elegant ambiance, and unsurpassed excellence in the dining experience. This is where we go for special occasions, and the staff has never failed to meet and surpass our highest expectations.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA special place......Ample portions of truly tasty food. Seafood and fish exceptional. Nice wine selection. Setting is high on hill with lots of foliage around. Service was attentive but not overdone. Great place for a special occasion as the prices are quite high!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerExcellent service and food. Made the experience memorable.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWOWWe arrived at the height of dinner time on a Saturday night. We are 3 women with lots of experience eating out at fine establishments all over the world. We were seated quickly in a prime spot and treated with the utmost care. We ordered a very nice bottle of Pinot Noir and had fabulous oysters and soft shell crabs with salad and other delectables. We were so full, we didn't order any dessert, but our waiter brought out two fabulous plates of the most extraordinary desserts - gratis! The service was superb and the maitre D was just delightful and remembered us from long ago. Thanks Eddie V's for being one of the best dining experiences in Austin, Texas (which says a lot since there are so many to choose from).!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMa perfect anniversary celebration!We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary at the arboretum and it was very special. The service is always way above par at this location of Eddie V's but our waitress made this the best visit ever. Al the way to the beautiful dessert. Thanks for making this special.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best in townEddie V's is beyond reproach. We are treated like royalty and always return.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find for an out of TownesWe were in Austin for a conference and were looking for a great seafood and steak restaurant. This place did both well. The lobster tacos were tasty and the Kung pao calamari appropriately spicy. The tuna steak was monstrous in portion sizing but still tasted delicate. A Chet's special bacon wrapped filet was pricey at $48 but well worth it. I would not be ashamed to bring clients here.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointedThe food was great as usual but the service was poor. We usually get great service but I am not sure if they were too busy but that should not have affected it. I think I am more disappointed as it was our anniversary and always go there for this special occasion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, but . . .My party of 7 went on the night of UT graduation, which also happened to be a high school prom night. The 7 of us were squeezed into a very awkwardly set-up chair/booth combo, away from the gorgeous hill country view and right next to two giant tables of prom kids. The servers were very professional and helpful (had a flashlight ready because it was so dark in there no one could read a menu). However, there was a large gap in service, with at least 30 minutes lapsing between our salad course and our entrees. I would expect such an established restaurant to be better prepared for handling a busy night with large groups. The food was very good; standard surf and turf fare. Nothing exciting or out of the ordinary, but every bite was yummy.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMKnown for seafood but theKnown for seafood but the steaks are great too. I love the side dishes. The service always caters to us so nicely.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSome great. Some not so much.The Hot appetizer was fantastic. One of the best apps I have ever had. Too bad since it wasn't on the menu, because we were charged for all three items seperately -- costing more than the app advertised on the internet.
The special of a filet and shrimp was ok but not worth almost $50. A tiny filet with 2 small shrimp. Pass.
The biggest problem was the pace of the meal. We had an app, soup, and entree with a wait time of about 30-45 minutes between courses. A bit excessive in my opinion.
I look forward to going again, but may stick to the bar area, eating appetizers.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMa little noisy and the fooda little noisy and the food is salty, but delicious.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMtahoe2seaGood food great service, happy hour would go back and reccommend5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent first time experience!Having relocated from Houston to the Austin area, we were missing our favorite seafood restaurants. This is our new favorite place to go for good seafood and relaxing atmosphere.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a dinner for two. TheIt was a dinner for two. The tables seem a bit closer to each other. The service was fantastic. I am not sure that I care for the background music that they had. I enjoyed the filet mignon that I had. I especially like the fried rice. It is very different from any rice dishes that I ever tried and I am regular rice eater.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has excellent seafoodThis place has excellent seafood and fresh, the Maui Tuna was a killer, a nice surprise, and the drinks are excellent. Superior service although it was rather slow so you ned to be patient. Looking forward to another visit soon.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Food & ViewOnce again, an exceptional dinner. We prefer the Arboretum's gorgeous view and somewhat calmer setting, compared to the bustling 5th street location where valet parking is just about the only option. Our server was inattentive; our first experience for this in either location and we think, an anomaly. Even so, we enjoyed ourselves immensely and this is still one of our favourite restaurants in Austin. Highly recommended. Start with their wonderful happy hour.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is something missing!Since the change in ownership the crab claws have disappeared from the menu. GET THEM BACK!!
Also our table was not ready when we arrived and we waited about 20 minutes for our reservation.
Otherwise, everything was phenomenal as usual.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatEvery time we good to Eddie V's for special occasions and they never disappoint us. First off the food is just AMAZING!! There are other places we have gone to in this price range but Eddie V's food beats them hands down. We get there early to sit at the bar for drinks and apps and the bar staff is great they most by name and will treat you great any drink on the menu is great but they will make you anything you want and if you are not sure they will surprise you and I have not had anything I didn't like.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence is Eddie V's StandardI always enjoy looking at the extended wine list, but usually pick the Stags Leap Artemis. We took out time sipping the Artemis and munching on a perfectly chilled shrimp cocktail made with shrimp the size of chicken legs and sauces with fresh horseradish we mixed to our prefered strength. We also enjoyed the sashimi. My wife described it as "butter" because its so good it seems to melt in your mouth.
The ladies ordered small filets, which they said were delicious and I had the bone-in filet. I think it is the best cut of meat in town.
As usual, the service was impeccable and the manager, Roger Hernandez, always makes everyone feel special.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeds expectations!Always a delightful experience. Service is fantastic & attentive. Chef honored us by making one of our off-the-menu all-time favorite appetizers. Thank you for a great evening!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is excellent. ServiceFood is excellent. Service is excellent. We had a lovely evening.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMCame to Eddie V's to celebrateCame to Eddie V's to celebrate my birthday. Our server was very sweet and brought out a special birthday dessert. The portions were much larger than expected which is always a nice surprise when the food is so delicious! Elements in the dishes complemented each other very nicely and there were no superfluous additions to take away from the flavor experience. Definitely a recommended spot!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent atmosphere and attentiveExcellent atmosphere and attentive service. Our table was ready when we arrived for our reservation, and the server addressed me by name and knew that we were celebrating a birthday. The food was fantastic, from the vegetables to the scallops, filet, and fish.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view of sunset rightGreat view of sunset right by window looking over hill country. Great food and drinks....first class experience the whole way.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid dinner as usual fromSolid dinner as usual from Z Tejas, no complaints.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe started at the bar forWe started at the bar for happy hour and the bartender was very friendly. We had reservations at 7:30 pm and were waiting for 15 minutes when the hostess apologized. About 5 minutes later the manager came over and offered us drinks on the house and once our table was ready provided 3 appetizers on the house as well. We ordered steaks and they were excellant. Overall the food and service were fantastic, I would highly recommend.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating an anniversary,Celebrating an anniversary, our waitress Mary was very attentive yet gave us our privacy. Very knowledgeable about the menu & specials. Bought dessert as an anniversary present. Asked to be seated with a view, request accomplished. Only negative about the experience, dining area was very loud. Not as quaint as hoped for but overall experience was very good.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is great, quantityThe food is great, quantity as well as quality. Service is impeccable. The only downside is that this restaurant is crowded and noisy even mid week. And it is not cheap.
Valet parking is necessary as there are few parking spots available between Eddie Vs and Z'Tejas.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly service, butVery friendly service, but just a touch slow at times, but all-around very good.
Food was also quite good, not the best meal I've ever had but pretty solid across the board.
Would recommend for sure.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding,The food was outstanding, but what I really want to brag about was our service. Josh and Phillip made our group of 12 feel special. Each of us had a wonderful dining experience. I would recommend this location to anyone dining in the Austin Arboretum area.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food Lovely service MadeGreat food
Made my sisters 40th birthday something special.
All while accommodating our 3 year old;)4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing missing wasThe only thing missing was a piano bar or live music. everything else Excellent!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper meal & service close to homeMy wife and I had a wonderful meal and a great experience at this location this past weekend. Great restaurant in our neighborhood!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner of your life!Every time I come here I get nothing but perfection. The food is amazing, to say the least. I always order the same thing and don't regret it!! I start with the lobster bisque (to die for), fried oysters, sea bass hong kong style, and the mac/cheese side to share! When I am able to eat dessert.. I go for the cobbler or the chocolate molten...
The have a great selection of red wine (particularly the pinot noirs) and inovative cocktails. Service is always excellent and view is amazing.
All of this only applies to the arboretum location.. I can't say that many good things about the downtown location (not nearly to par as this one).3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for making our AnniversarThank you for making our Anniversary celebration special! We were seated on-time, great service and dinner was great. Thank you also, for a wonderful complimentary dessert which topped-off the evening...not expected. We look forward to returning to Eddie "V".3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOk time ad Eddie VIt started with the salad which had chewy tomatoes, not ripe, not sweet, chewy unripe things that should not have been on a plate coming out of that kitchen. Bone in filet and New York steaks were nice, too salty though as I was drinking water all night.
The desert was a nice touch for our anniversary. More than 1/2 a scoop of ice cream with the chocolate cake please!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very pleasant diningWe had a very pleasant dining experience at Eddie V's. The food was delicious and the staff were very pleasant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Perfect for special events, romantic dates, etc.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM