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Trace - W - Austin
Trace - W - Austin

Trace - W - Austin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.traceaustin.com
  • Email: TraceAustin@Whotels.com
  • Phone: (512) 542-3660
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 10:30am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lawrence Kocurek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music during Saturday and Sunday Brunch as well as Thursdays from 6-9pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Savor the Sound every Thursday from 6-9pm featuring live music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $7 per car with validation.
A word from Trace - W - Austin
A journey for the avid culinary enthusiast, Trace is an enriching and authentic experience of the senses, capturing the character and personality of the locale. Our cuisine with a conscience is foraged, farmed, crafted, hunted and shared utilizing the freshest, peak-of-the-season local and regional ingredients, supporting sustainable, renewable and organic food and beverage products.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great ! is our second time and we are going the third, fourth and every time we are on vacations. We are going again next week."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Brought my Dad in for a nice dinner before his trip home. Delicious food as always and our server, Julia was outstanding! I'll definitely keep coming back!!!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Had a delicious, relaxing lunch here. It was during a work day and we were able to get in and out within an hour but did not feel rushed at all. A great spot for a beautiful day because there is outdoor patio seating as well as the indoor area that opens up to the outside. I want to go back and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine when I don't have to go back to work after. Definitely worth checking out."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Especially for brunch, we always know that Trace will be a good experience. Tasty, great service, nice atmosphere....and city garage parking right across the street!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We love to stop in for dinner, drinks, or small plates. The service and quality of food has always been impressive and relaxing."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Waitress was great, and the manager was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We took my wife's sister and husband here to show them some of the Austin nightlife and start off our evening with a cocktail and a nice appetizer. We are never disappointed when we come to the bar for a drink and the appetizers and food are always delicious! The host, waitress, and staff were all excellent! Nothing bad to say at all! Thanks for a great start to an evening!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Not only was Trace convenient to our hotel but it had great food, excellent drinks, and very efficient service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lamb chops great. This place needs a new dessert menu. Little bits of beet, pear on little bit of sprouts. I barely got a taste and it was gone. Better have cheese plate. The service was very pleasant and timely. Location great."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We ate here after staying at the hotel and going to ACL (Moody Theatre) the night before....which is right around the corner from ACL. Brunch was very good but nothing to rave about."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I was surprised at how small the portions were. The food was good but I got a tiny filet. The vegetable were on top and nothing else came with the meal. I paid $38 to see their beautiful giant white plate. Very disappointing. This restaurant is probably better as a place to go for appetizers and drinks only."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "An average experience to a Austin brunchie. I have used this as a meeting destination for business and for weekend brunches. This time the restaurant really struggled and it was not that busy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Hip deco atmosphere. There is a nice selection of local craft beers with a reasonably good wine list. The menu has a nice variety. Both the presentation and food were top quality. Great place."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Trace hits the high marks in every respect with me: good variety of menu and wine choices, delicious and beautifully presented entrees and desserts, friendly and attentive wait staff, a chic but relaxed urban setting and reasonable prices. I hope to return soon!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Mexican Migas was awesome!!! also good mimosas, perfect brunch!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Knowing that it was during SXSW, I made a reservation--maybe not necessary, but just to be sure. The place was very crowded and a bit noisy at first, but the crowd cleared and it hadn't been a big problem in the first place. The food and service were perfect--love the place and it's proximity to all the downtown shopping and hot spots."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great ambiance, horrible service (at least from the waiter...everyone else was great), horrible menu...we ate lunch at 12:30pm noon on a Wednesday and they only had a limited brunch menu. Overpriced. The dessert, a fried candy bar thing, was HORRIBLE...I didn't enjoy much of anything besides the company and ambiance. Pass."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had a special occasion during SxSW interactive and I was surprised that OpenTable was able to land us a dinner reservation at 7pm on a Friday night. We were seated quickly and then waited. I flagged down a busboy to send over our waiter and a nice waitress, recently relocated from NYC showed up and took our drink order. She came by with drinks and disappeared again. Eventually she showed up to take our food order and our meals were outstanding. And then we waited and waited again. I flagged down another waiter to have he send the check and he eventually brought it. She showed up to take the credit card after another long wait. No apology. I will give them another shot because of the food, but I expect more from the W."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I entertained an out of town business associate at this restaurant. We were thrilled with our experience. We were able to sample and share several items from the small plates, entrees and sides. Although we found out (late in the meal) that our server was brand new, we never would have known it. Service, atmosphere, and food were impeccable."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Trace has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Austin, The food is superb, the ambiance welcoming, and the staff beyond compare. Scallops with pork belly for appetizers is divine - so yummy you'll want to write poems about it, chicken as an entree - and let me say, as a rule, I NEVER order chicken at a restaurant but Trace does chicken that is so moist and savory, I break that rule regularly and a glorious chocolate mousse for dessert - not too heavy but just right."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "our server was awesome. although. He felt genuine and really made us feel comfortable. it was our first time there and he took the extra time to explain food, happy hour, etc."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The W never fails to impress! Live band during Sunday brunch paired with amazing food and service puts this place at the top of my list! Try the fried candy bar...it's weird, and totally Austin."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The waiter did a great job of substituting for a wine they were out of and the food was very good. Portion sizes were small but the quality was great."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This is our third time at Trace and I have to say the best. We had been happy the last couple of times but felt this time they had taken the food to the next level. Everything was very fresh and delicious"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I loved the creativity that came from this kitchen. Give it a try! Also, great patio seating that is nice now that the weather is good. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there for Valentine’s and it was AMAZING. The service was fantastic and the food couldn't have been any better. Already signing up for next year."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overrated, overpriced, small portions. If you must go you might want to eat beforehand."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went for a Valentines dinner with another couple. I ordered the butternut squash soup, it was not very good and separated in the bowl even as it was being eaten out of sheer hunger...The crab cakes were very delish and had a nice outside crust that was crunchy and not greasy. The other food at the table was looked good and I didn't hear mmmmmm's or blah's but what we all couldn't help noticing was the plates/bowls that resembled very much a toilet bowl...in china white. It was an ok overall experience, but nothing that made my night. Big recommendation...change the plates from the toilet bowl shape!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was meager and pretty mediocre. After the $29 average tasting fish entree , I was left asking "now where should we eat""
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Trendy, romantic atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, delicious menu choices..can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We stopped in on a very cold night before a concert. The light dishes were perfect with a glass of wine. It was too wet and frigid to sit in the spacious outdoor patio, but the busy street view was fun to watch from our cozy spot inside."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The service was ok in the beginning and just went downhill from there. During our entire duration of the meal, we were only checked on twice and then our server never returned. We were also give a RAW pancake, which when we addressed the issue were only given a blank stare. The ambiance of the restaurant was good, due to the cooperating weather that day."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner but, it was so cold in the corner booth it was not as enjoyable as it should of been. This is the only restaurant that does not know how to brew tea. I was shocked at the almost clear iced tea they attempted to serve me. I sent it back so they brewed a fresh batch. The first glass was a rich brown looking tea but, the second glass was so diluted. Wake up I dine out 5-7 times a week and you are the only restaurant that didn't know what tea was supposed to look like. Unbelievable for being a W Restaurant. Totally unacceptable!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Overall, it's consistently very good and a great place to go before a show at the Moody Theater."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Went to have dinner before the Tony Bennett concert. Had a wonderful dinner, service was friendly and on top of everything. Also, met and talked with Bruce Johnston during dinner, that was a plus!!! Went back to the bar after the show. Had a great time there too! A must go!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Took my wife and my in-laws here for an unexpected Sunday brunch as part of her birthday weekend. It was such a great experience! The food was perfect, and the stuffed donuts where amazing."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Spent a recent Friday evening at Trace. Excellent cuisine and excellent service. The Kale salad was refreshing, perfectly dressed, and delectable. And, our main entree, the Drum substitution, was perfectly cooked. Kudos to the kitchen team. Beautiful ambience with the main hotel LIVING ROOM lounge perfect for after dinner drinks and conversation."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had a fantastic experience across the board. I was hosting a team breakfast for 6 and the service and food was stellar. A great environment for having a team meeting."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The prices are high, but the food delivers. It was a fantastic special occasion dinner. The room is gorgeous and the staff was incredibly attentive and friendly. We enjoyed it and will recommend it to friends and family for that special evening out."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "I went to Trace for lunch and had the butcher burger. My fiancée had the salmon burger. The bun on my burger had an overpowering amount of butter. Her salmon burger was dry and quite bland. All in all, not bad, but not worth the money, especially with such stellar Austin burger options as Hopdoddy and Your Mom's."
    Dined on 1/3/2014