Enjoyable meal in a great
Enjoyable meal in a great atmosphere. I was surprised and disappointed to learn that, like Landry's other property Morton's, the Sea Bass is frozen. This is purportedly a seafood restaurant!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid steak, Good for Groups
A bit touristy, is a hotel restaurant, but being open during SXSW and seating 8 people with zero wait is a winner in that environment. Solid steak and amazing service. I would add they really don't know how to mix a martini, but that's because people in the midwest and texas don't drink cocktails, they only drink beer, so to be expected.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I ate the shrimp papardelle
I ate the shrimp papardelle with the spicy sauce and it was outstanding; and I have to mention that this was one of the rare times in a restaurant when the pasta itself is properly cooked!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went during South by Southwest
Went during South by Southwest and had an excellent time! We sat outside and enjoyed the music and the people-watching. The food was great and the wait staff were very attentive.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
New restaurant in Austin and
New restaurant in Austin and a keeper. Enjoyed a great dinner with friends. Food was well prepared and the wine list was outstanding. Service was amazing and our server was friendly and efficient. Bread pudding is a must.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
a nice addition to downtown
This restaurant has been open 1 month and this was our second dinner at this establishment. The service both times has been impeccable. The waiter was engaging and knowledgeable of the menu offerings to guide suggestions. We started with martini's which were good but very small for the price. Appetizers included raw oysters (yum) and calamari (a second yum). For the main course I had snapper melissa that had a crispy skin (the only way i like it) and a wonderful lemon sauce with scallops, shrimp and crab. My partner had the special of the night redfish that was almost as good. The menu has varied options so you can really control how much you want to spend. I highly recommend Willie G's.
3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff and very efficient,
Friendly staff and very efficient, attentive wait staff. Excellent menu items to choose from; we chose the snapper melissa and snapper charlie and both were delicious. Side of mashed potatoes were very good. Ample food so we have to wait for dessert on next trip. great experience.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Roar From the Bar
Food and service were quite good. But the evening was ruined by the noise from the bar. The live music was so loud that conversation was impossible.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really good for our first experience at this establishment ! Pleasantly surprised right down to the last bite of delicious key lime pie!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Liked the restaurant but the
Liked the restaurant but the music was a bit loud. Because of the acoustics it was hard to talk even though we were across the restaurant from the musician.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Keeper for sure
The shrimp scampi pappardelle was delicious, and big enough to share. My husband's redfish was equally good, and their prices on raw oysters are surprisingly decent $7/half dozen, $14/dozen. I will definitely be going back.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice and relaxing atmosphere.
Very nice and relaxing atmosphere. All the food I have had here has been very good
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and a beautiful
Fantastic food and a beautiful restaurant! The Snapper Melissa was great! The restaurant is a little noisy. My only advice is when seating a couple in a side booth for privacy (and who specifically asked for a private booth), dont stick a 3-top behind them as these folks will most always be loud and interrupt a rather perfect eveining with constant chatter!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
They really go out of their
They really go out of their way to 'make it right' for you...we wanted low sodium so they spoke to the chef and voila! out it came, scallops still tasty w/o salt because they were SO fresh, atop of my Caesar Salad, which was delish. We took a couple for their first time, and they were exceptionally pleased with Snapper Tocana and Lump Crab over Snapper. Very well done. Happy Hour is lively, too.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new décor and ambiance.
Great new décor and ambiance. Nice varied menu choices, and generous portions. Highly recommend!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our visit to Willie G's began
Our visit to Willie G's began with the ease of reserving our table, online. It only got better from there. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous! Everyone we encountered there was very friendly.
Johnny,our waiter, was fantastic! Not many people can keep up with my husband's wit, but Johnny did!!! We had fun, had quite a few laughs and the food was phenomenal. Only one restaurant compares to Willie G's and it is all the way in Corpus Christi!!!
Tony had the New York Strip and I had the Black and Blue Redfish!!! Both mighty tasty dishes! Kudos to the chef.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
willie g turned into willie wow!
From the perfect Martini to the comped birthday dessert, the whole evening was delightful. The general manager came to our table of 6 to check on us twice. The service was impeccable. The view of Congress Ave. Was great. Live music after dinner on the patio closed out the evening for our birthday celebration.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent fresh fish and vegetable options, all of which can be simply grilled for a healthier option. Initially wanted to sit outside because the weather was perfect. But, there was a jazz trio playing, which was too loud to be able to converse over so opted to be seated indoors. Lliked that there was a large bar area as well with optimal seating if dining alone.
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
mothers day treat
The service was outstanding, our bloody Mary's were the best we have had in Austin. The food was delicious. I had grilled swordfish and my mom had crab cakes egg benedict. I have dined at the Willie G's in Galveston and had similar experience. I will for sure be returning on my next trip to Austin.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Mother's Day
Our entire family (8) had a great Mother's Day celebration. The salmon, sea bass, crab-stuffed shrimp, braised short ribs, chicken milanese and even the cheese burger dishes were superb. Also oysters on the half shell and calamari were wonderful. This is a great new restaurant in Austin and we enjoy coming here. Finally, the bread pudding is awesome. Our server, Jaime, did a fantastic job. She was very attentive, personable and a very professional person. We will definitely ask for her table in the future.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Lunch
Nestled into the ground floor of the Frost Bank Building, the walk-up was certainly nice. Caveat: you'll likely have to pay to park. Their menu was very impressive (both surf and turf), and their specials were lovely - quiches, crab cakes under Eggs Benedict (which we shared and greatly enjoyed). Their Mimosas also appeared to be made from a decent bubbly and fresh-squeezed OJ, so we weren't sorry to have ordered them. The four of us got out of there for $124...not an everyday experience for most of us, but nice for a special occasion.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
our graduation dinner experience was excellent. we were seated in a nice quiet yet viewable space, with plenty of room and the service was wonderful.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The New Place in Town
Being a extreme restaurant attendee; I had to try out the new place in town. We like to try happy hour to decide if we would like to go for dinner on another occassion. That will be a Yes, Great bar scene - cool happy hour menu - Great Service from the bartender. We had the shrimp cocktail (actually two of them - very good - peel your own shrimp) and a bacon wrapped shrimp followed by the meatball appetizer - really good sauce.
Drinks are a good size and nice variety. Perfect location on Congress.
Can't wait for dinner. We also joined the Landry Club - It cost $25 but you get it back your first meal.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I miss the Willie G's in Galveston, where I'm from, so this was a great find here in Austin! Expensive, but definitely worth it for special occasions. Service was outstanding!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food and Service
Superb steaks done to perfection. Everyone at the table commented on the quality of food and outstanding service.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Friendly Place to Eat
We went to Willie G's for Father's Day. The waiter was exceptionally nice and was patient in explaining the menu and describing the various dishes. I think it's a nice place to go for a special occasion. I don't think it's a place I would go every day because of the prices but for a special occasion it was perfect.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great new restaurant in Austin. We have been several times in the past few months and enjoy the food and service. Definitely worth a visit if staying in downtown Austin. The service is also first class.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Staff was very friendly on the way in, during the meal, and on the way out. The food was excellent. The only gotcha was an overeager person who took my empty tea glass away just seconds before someone came with a pitcher to fill it. Too funny. My tea was quickly replaced.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and music
The food and ambience were excellent. The dishes were not only delicious but beautiful to look at. The restaurant had a cool, jazzy feel with live music at 7pm. We enjoyed our experience thoroughly.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two Thumbs Up
The staff made you feel welcome and took good care of us. The atmosphere was relaxing. Our server treated our daughter like she was just as important as the adults, which made her happy. The food was seasoned to perfection. Our appetizer was the seafood gumbo; my husband enjoyed the taste, as for me I prefer the roux to be a little thicker and a lot more meatier, the oysters were gritty but seasoned well and tasted great. Our main coarse we took a different approach, my husband tried the seafood mixed grill and I the shrimp scampi papardelle. Both dishes presentation was appealing to the eye, seasoned well, and tasted great. I would recommend Willie G's to all my friends to try. I look forward to going again!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business lunch options were
Business lunch options were varied, high quality and priced appropriately.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent. Decor great for eve
Decor dark for daytime but sure it's beautiful at night
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server did an outstanding job of helping us with menu choices and delivery of courses. The environment is very attractive, not dated and stale as some establishments. Everyone in our party was absolutely satisfied with the dishes which were prepared as requested. Willie G's on Congress is a true gem and if you have the opportunity to go don't pass it up.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a Working Business Lunc
Large tables, quiet dining room and great food. All came together for a great working lunch.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and great service
Wonderful place for late evening dining - unique blends within the varied menu. Food was prepared perfectly and the staff was attentive without being intrusive. A definite "must" in downtown.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Lunch
They didn't have a huge lunch crowd, but you could tell the clientel was very upscale. Which is ok, your in downtown Austin in the business district. They had a great business lunch deal, great portions and great tasting food!! Will be going back for Happy Hour!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Willie G's in downtown Austin
Great location near all the action of famous Sixth Street! Great steaks and very good service. The management was very attentive. Also had a nice dessert menu.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good seafood and service
We had a drink in the bar before dinner- definitely will return for happy hour with interesting cocktails and an enticing menu of bar food. I had the blackened scallops for dinner and they were exceptional. they were huge, not overcooked, and came with an interesting sauce on a bed of cream corn. My companion had the seafood mixed grill with shrimp, crab stuffed shrimp, scallops, fish and asparagus with cherry tomatoes - also excellent. Brice in the bar was fun and our waiter Roy gave great service. there was live music in the bar and while good, it was then too loud once we moved to our table in the dining room.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous dining experience
We went by chance as try had a last minute reservation and it was one of the best meals I have had in a long time
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date night!
We really enjoyed dinner, and our request for a server with a sense humor was granted. The food presentation was fantastic and it tasted even better than it looked. I wish I could remember the man who took care of our table because we would ask for him again. He was professional and had plenty of suggestions to offers us and above all he really did have a great sense of humor and made us feel welcome and comfortable. We will be back next trip down to Atx! Thanks Willie Gs and to our cool server!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a great experience dining at this restaurant. It was my first time food was great only thing I will note is the although service was good the waiter had his way of making me and my guest feel incompetent... If you understand what I'm saying. High end restaurant i would revisit.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent but service spotty
The food was outstanding! We enjoyed apps, gumbo, salad, and several entrees and desserts - all were excellent. The service needs some work, however, as it was more like a Chili's experience than fine dining.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Find!!
I love Landry's an somehow knew that Willie G's was going to be Great... I was soooooooo Right!!!! Great Place! Great Food!! an Most of all Great Landry's style Service..... Thanks
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second visit to
This is my second visit to Willie G's, and I must say it was much better than the first time around. Our server was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect for a business lunch meeting. I ordered a burger and it was great. I will be returning again.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting Austin for the first time and found Willy G's quite by accident searching for restaurant ideas on-line. The restaurant is physically very beautiful, sort of an upscale urban supper club type feeling (no entertainment though). The food and service was really very good and we felt very welcome. We had a lot of fun teasing our server and the manager because nobody could tell us who "Willy G" was or is. (Apparently he's a corporate creation of Landry's restaurant group) So we all came up with creative hypotheses as to who he or she might be.
If you're seeking a beautiful restaurant facility that is warm and inviting with really good food I'd recommend Willy G's as a safe haven escape from the craziness of the 6th st scene
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A pleasant place for lunch......
We really enjoyed our server and the presentation was perfect. They didn't offer any sort of breads/crackers and such as most restaurants do, but otherwise, it was good.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Pleasure to Dine
My 2nd dining experience at WillieG's was just as fabulous as the 1st. The ambiance was quiet with soft music in the background. My guest and I enjoyed our dinner and drinks! My guest said it was a birthday celebration he'll remember. Thank you all for your smile, your great service and a wonderful experience! I'm looking forward to my next dining experience there.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Houston Comes to Austin
Glad we have a solid seafood spot that delivers with a hint of Cajun gulf coast. They brought the same taste that makes the Houston location great.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM