Trace - W - Austin
Friend's Birthday DinnerHad a very enjoyable evening celebrating a dear friend's birthday. Outside dining was very pleasant and food was yummy.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Excellent choice for Mother's day weekend dinner. The quiet corner booth in the back was perfect! Beautiful view of the entire restaurant and the outside patio. Food was "Top notch! Delicious!"5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect date night!Our second visit to Trace, this time for our 11th wedding anniversary. This place rocks...they sat us at our favorite table, surprised us with a couple of glasses of champagne! While the food menu is short, everything we have tried thus far is just delicious! Romantic ambience, excellent service (Mika & Ben Jordan...both took excellent care for us on our two visits!). On our first visit, we had this incredible chocolate dessert......which was absent from the menu this time...so what do they do...they created a custom "chocaholics" dessert for us...incredible! Thanks Trace, and Ben for making our evening special!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for breakfast and brunch.Great for breakfast and brunch. I was a little disappointed in the dinner, as the menu was so small but not diverse. I would definitely dine here again for the atmosphere alone. Our waiter was FANTASTIC.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingOur server was courteous and attentive without over-interrupting. The manager Chris was full of energy and genuine.
The food was excellent.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire meal was outstandingFrom beginning to end the entire experience was excellent.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good. Great serviceFood was good. Great service and great ambiance! Waiter went out of his way to take care of us as we were celebrating our anniversary! We received two glasses of proseco on the house along with a desert!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was phenomenal! ItThe food was phenomenal! It was our 5 year anniversary and we were made to feel special and valued!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful restaurant. menubeautiful restaurant. menu is okay...a bit pretentious...but food is good. was surprised to see how empty the place was...a shame given it has a great feel. desserts are outstanding!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoyable at TraceLove having this place in the neighborhood, perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks, anything! Most recent visit was for brunch and had a fantastic meal. Our waiter was incredibly nice and accommodating when we mentioned we had an injured guest in our party and would like to sit outside but need a place for our guest to put his foot up. The food was delicious as always. Waffles are my favorite but I tried the chicken sausage club and was very pleased with my decision. The migas were a hit by all - all native Austinites so we know migas. Bloody marys had just the right amount of spice, watermelon juice was extremely refreshing on a warm spring morning, and coffee was great as well. Good amount of people but not too loud and quick service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTrace was wonderful! I loveTrace was wonderful! I love the modern details in the decor and the open air feel of the dining room that faces the patio. The food was wonderfully presented and very tasty! My only complaint was that I would've expected better service from the wait staff. They didn't really go out of their way to make sure we were enjoying our dining experience. There were a few times when I had to ask for refills and my brother tried twice to get our servers attention for a cup of coffee. But other than that, It wont keep me away from enjoying Trace again!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely ladies' brunch!Posh with some cozy, and delicious food that was perfectly sized for me & my friend -- just what we needed for a ladies' treat! We hit up Trace for Restaurant Week; I was a little wary of the $17 bunch options of just 2 courses, but my migas was delicious (the accompanying potatoes somehow deliciously reminded me of sausage; the creamy salsa was a nice hint of spicy; and the black beans added a nice filler when I made a mini taco with the migas (yum crunch factor with the tortilla chip-strips!)), and still my friend and I could only manage to split one of the small-sugared & stuffed donut that was my "dessert!" (Her parfait looked deliciously fresh, too, btw.) Loved the silky velvet tufted banquette, the streaming light, and live music!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough my husband and IAlthough my husband and I arrived early, we were seated promptly and had a beer while awaiting our friends. The table was inside, but next to the open patio doors, so we got the best of both venues. The crab hush puppies and the salad were excellent; the lamb shoulder with couscous was tasty; and the Drunken Donuts were divine!
Service was very helpful and unhurried, even though the restaurant was still over half full at 1 p.m.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendThe staff was extremely helpful and accommodating and took great care of our small group for a business meeting. I highly recommend the happy hour as well and the best patio in town for people watching and the place to see and be seen. Great service, great food and great ambience!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous service and atmosphere!Fabulous service and atmosphere! Celebrated birthday and Trace provided specials touches throughout meal3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had such a blast!! I highlyWe had such a blast!! I highly recommend this place. Food was awesome and they took such good care of us. Best birthday dinner ever!! Thanks for an amazing night!!! They are fabulous!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery year on my birthday,Every year on my birthday, I take four friends out to dinner somewhere we wouldn't go except for a special occasion. We try for someplace that not only has a sterling reputation, but is a little off-beat. We decided on Trace sight unseen, and we loved it. The food was excellent, particularly the small plates -- and of those, especially the jar of pimento cheese! Our waiter, Scott, was perfect -- appropriately and unobtrusively attentive, and spot on on his recommendations. We'll definitely recommend Trace!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful!Took a friend for her birthday. Asked for an indoor table near the window. They wished her Happy Birthday as we arrived. Food was fantastic, as was our server - when we wanted to order fries, he told us that our plates already came with fries. Water glasses were always filled, and the server was attentive without being a nuisance. He also brought 2 birthday desserts for us to share at the end of the meal. My friend said it was the best lunch she had ever had. Thanks so much to Trace at the W for another wonderful memory!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM