Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum
Wonderful experienceThe food was outstanding, but the service was impeccable. Our server Steven was pleasant and made awesome recommendations. Ask the staff what is great, they know. Go with their recommendations and you wont be disappointed.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMwent for dessertMy kids (teens) and I love going here for dessert. My daughter loves the chocolate box and nearly eats the whole thing herself. My son and I love the carrot cake (with spiced nuts on top - absolutely wonderful). We also had to take the chocolate cake home for my husband. All the desserts are very shareable - we ate finished them the next day. The coffee was also great - a French press done at the table and real sugar cubes. We were seated at the bar since we arrived early for our reservation and could be seated quickly at the bar. I have always loved the piano singer they have. He was fantastic! And our waitress was very attentive, friendly, and wonderful. We don't eat seafood (two of us are vegetarians), but love dessert here.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBig Al's Opinion!One of my favorite high end night out dinner spots in Austin. Food's great and service is the best.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at TrulucksI had a blast celebrating my birthday with top notch seafood and great company! Trulucks is definitely concerned about offering great service and making their customers feel special.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWe were cordially greeted upon arrival and seated immediately. Our waiter was extremely polite and helpful with wine and food choices. We enjoyed a delicious meal with great service.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTruluck's is amazing!My husband and I took some friends to Truluck's that had never dined there. They loved it! The food, service and atmosphere were amazing as always! We always love our dining experieince at Truluck's. You staff is incredible!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food and service were above and beyond what we expected! Our expectations were already elevated because of what we had heard from friends. Not only that but the next day a lady from Trulucks called and asked if we had a good dining experience. This seems to be a restaurant that cares deeply about their guests and the service they provide! I can not say enough good things about Trulucks!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerAmazing food and service albeit very pricey. My wife and I split an appetizer and two entrees and ended up with $150 bill (including tip) and that was drinking water only. We had calamari to start...and it was the best calamari we've ever had. I ordered the special, dynamite steak. It was a filet mignon with a spicy crab and lobster sauce. My wife had the rock crab platter. The crab was served chilled and pre-cracked, so it was fairly easy to eat although I personally prefer my crab fresh out of the boiling pot. They did give us a complimentary dessert and an anniversary card signed by the staff which was cool. The only thing that wasn't flat-out amazing were the mashed potatoes. They were good, but heavy and over-buttered in my opinion.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday/Anniversary DinnerWe wanted a special place for our anniversary & my birthday. Trulucks was recommended by a co-worker. Started in the bar with an appetizer of hot & crunchy shrimp - it was fabulous. The waiter in the bar was super helpful with the wine list & the appetizer. In the restaurant Steven was our waiter for the rest of the evening. He was professional but fun & offered great suggestions. Our food was so fresh & we enjoyed every bite. We ordered dessert & to our surprise, he brought not just what we ordered, but 2 additional desserts - one that said Happy Birthday & one that said Happy Anniversary. Overwhelming!! Needless to say we took a lot of leftover dessert home. Great wait staff, great food & a very memorable evening!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyedWe came to Trulucks for our anniversary. Had an exceptional waiter. Room was bit noisy (even waiters were loud), but our waiter made the dinner very nice. 5 ounces of wine for $14 was a big high.. food price was good. All around good experience5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTruluck's is Always GoodThis is one of our favorite restaurants and we go back all the time. Truluck's is always good and you can count on having a magical evening.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular as alwaysFantastic time at Trulucks this week. Rachael was our server in the bar and she did such a great job that my wife and I chose to stay there and order dinner at the bar! (the piano guy was another reason to stay where we were)5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappointed!Our recent visit to Truluck's at the Arboretum was actually our first, although we have been to the downtown Austin location numerous times. It is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. We are always thrilled with the quality of the food, the service and the surroundings. As one of our group said, "We are never disappointed!"5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary at Trulucks ArboretumWe ate at Trulucks for the first time recently to celebrate our anniversary. We both had fish and all the food was delicious. Our waiter, Michael, provided the kind of excellent service we'd read about at Trulucks in other reviews. The meal was expensive but worth it for a special evening and quality provided. We very much appreciated the recognition of our anniversary with a card and complimentary dessert. Since it was a Sunday we were able to take advantage of the all day happy hour for drinks and best calamari ever before our reservation where we enjoyed similar excellent service.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMmostly goodOur experience was very good and the food was too. I ordered a martini and it was, I believe, $12. It was very small.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experienceBest overall dining experience I've had in Austin, from the minute we walked in to a follow up call the next day to assure our service and meal were above expectations.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceFrom the service to the food to the ambience, this was a perfect dining experience!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectEverything was perfect from the super cold filtered water to the Chocolate Box.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten free menuIt is always nice to find a place with a gluten free menu. It is even better when that place has some if its regular menu items on the gluten free menu. The Cioppino is gluten and dairy free and delicious.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Attentive ServiceThe service at Truluck's Arboretum is excellent. Servers are knowledgeable about the food and are able to offer great suggestions. They know when to be there for you, and they know when not to be. The food was excellent, both in the bar area and at dinner. The lobster bisque was very creamy but was not overwhelming in aftertaste, as some bisques can be. The Scottish Salmon Bernaise was nicely cooked, with a crisp outer coating of the salmon giving a nice counterpoint to the rich creaminess of the bernaise sauce.
All in all it was a great evening out, and Truluck's helped make it so.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance & Great CuisineExcellent service, excellent, well prepared and very fresh sea food, talented use of spices. Worth the price . . . only complaint was the overly large size of the chocolate cake for desert O.M.G.! Required a 'doggie-bag'!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous experienceThis is the second year we came to Trulucks for our anniversary and it was amazing both times! We actually said we might make this a anniversary tradition! We still had the managers business card from last year and saw him this visit, he was so impressed he gave us to complimentary drink cards! Our waiter was so good. Good energy and extremely knowledgeable! And of course the food was outstanding!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always excellentThe food is always excellent and the service faultless5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMroyal treatment!Impressed from everything to greeting by general manager, sommelier, Daniel our fabulous server, and DELICIOUS food. the most yummy shrimp and grits ever! and a follow up call to my cell phone inquiring about my experience. Wow!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMmédium stone crab clawsI am very familiar with Florida stone crab claws and have eaten at the best restaurant for that item at
Joe's in South Beach.
The médium size claws that I ordered were actually small. They could not posible get much smaller!
tris was the only disappointing part of our meal as we have had wonderful experiences in the past.
One expects the best with the prices of the items on the menú.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceHe had only been to Trucklucks two other times, the first experience was unbelievable- we sat outside. The second time the food was a little off, but that was a number of years ago. We decided to have our next date-night at Trucklucks this past Friday and we were so glad we did. Every bite of food was exploding with flavor, our server was on top of eveything, and we had a cozy little booth this time. We had been there about one hour when we realized the place was packed- but we were in our own little world and didn't notice the place filling up around us. It was just perfect! I am glad we went!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation dinner for party of 8We celebrated our sons's college graduation with dinner at Trulock's. Service was very good for our group and our server, Robin, was knowledgeable, engaging and efficient. Most of our group had not been to Trulock's before and they were uniformly pleased with out drink service and menu selection. Seven of us had fish which was well prepared and well presented. Our son had a steak with crab and he said it was prepared medium rare, as he had ordered. We completed our meal with a good port, another first for most of our guests. Trulock's staff and service made the evening memorable for us all. Highly recommend.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely PERFECTI wanted to make my daughter's 35th birthday celebration perfect. Truluck's Arboretum made that possible and more! There was not one thing that Truluck's could have done to make our evening more special. The food and service was outstanding. Can't wait until our next visit!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThis place is really, really dark. Unnecessarily dark. I understand they are trying to create romance. I get it. I don't need it to be glaringly bright, but it would at least be nice to be able to read the menu and actually see what I'm eating (amazingly delicious morsels of succulent crabmeat vs. tiny pieces of shell) without being forced to whip out the flashlight.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMtruluck aboretumWe went there with a 6 yrs old boy. We received an outstanding service from the lady greeting us in the front(i did not get her name). She was friendly, helpful and has an appropriate manner. We were seated at the booth, which is to our prefference.
Our waiter for the day was Michael. He was great. We do not eat beef, pork or chicken except for seafood and veges. He patiently explain to us and suggested few items on the menu, and tell us how they prepared the food. Even our little on who is normally cranky at later of the day, had a good time in the restaurant.
The manager pays a good attention to the customers too.
All in all, we had a great time. Will be back early june.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderfulTruluck's at the Arboretum has amazing service and food. It is pricey if you order the specialties (South African Lobster Tail), but worth every penny. Perfect place for celebrating a special occasion. The night we were there, the spring weather was lovely and they had all the doors to the patio open which made the dining room extra pleasant. What more to say? Just go.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA few too many interruptionsA few too many interruptions trying to be accomodating, but still wonderful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff are outstandingThe wait staff are outstanding and cater to all of our wants and needs. This was our third dining experience at Truluck's and each time the food was delcious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurants!This is one of those restaurants that really excels in service and the quality of the food is amazing. We've been for dinner multiple times and have always been impressed with the whole experience. Definitely recommend!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always excellent andFood is always excellent and service is outstanding..4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious asThe food was delicious as ever. We had the all you can eat stone crabs.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood seafood restaurants areGood seafood restaurants are hard to find, particularly one that offers a variety of crab dishes. I will probably make Truluck's a regular visit. Great food and excellent service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend and i reallyMy girlfriend and i really enjoyed having dinner with you guys and it made our night very memorable. we really appriciated ur hospitality and service. thank you alot. we will definately come again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for very special occasionsWonderful place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The staff didn't miss a beat in commemorating it. We even got a signed card congratulating us. Expensive, but I promise it's worth every penny. My husband is more of a steak guy than he is seafood, and his steak did not disappoint. We had the Florida stone crabs to start and then I had the Dutch harbor crab legs for the entree. Absolutely excellent!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!I hadn't tried Truluck's in a while and decided to go there on a Friday during Lent...they have made many changes, and all for the better! I went back when a special occasion came up, and the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and taken care of! The food is fresh and prepared perfectly, their timing was impeccable, and they came back just enough to make sure we didn't need anything. The energy inside is wonderful, and you could tell that other tables were having fun as well. I would recommend this restaurant whole-heartedly, I'll definitely be going back! :)4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for All-You-Can-Eat MondayWent for All-You-Can-Eat Monday Night stone crabs. Have done this for years. Noticed that the trend has been prices increasing every year - now at $69 - and at the same time the delivery of each subsequent set of claws seems to have slowed down. We very much enjoyed our experience. Waiter was good. It was crowded; however - - - it took us over 2.5 hours. I am fine with leisurely - but . . . at 2.5 hours that just seemed more than leisurely and more like a slow roll instead.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service from Steve,Wonderful service from Steve, and fabulous stone crab claws. A delightful evening!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Birthday Crabs!It has become a tradition for my sister and I to celebrate my birthday there with the "All you can eat Stone Crabs"! They are always fresh, the staff is very friendly and we enjoy the happy hour specials on bottles of wine. They even throw in a beautiful dessert and a birthday card they all sign.
Makes me look forward to birthdays!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great nightWe went to Truluck's for our friend's birthday. They treated us all like royalty, even giving us a free started appetizer to celebrate. The service was outstanding and the food just perfect. Great experience!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were top notch! If you are a seafood lover, Truluck's is a must go. If you're not a seafood lover, try fish here and you'll be a convert!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for special occassionWe have been to Truluck's Arboretum on several occasions. This time was our 39th Wedding Anniversary. I am a seafood lover. My wife almost always tries one of the many off the menu offerings. Two shrimp the size of lobsters, in a special sauce and cheese grits. Their desserts are outstanding. Just a tip, plan on splitting the dessert, they are huge. Coffee from a French press was a wonderful finish. We will be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to hold a businessGreat place to hold a business meeting and dinner. EXCELLENT service and food!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined at Truluck'sI have dined at Truluck's on many occasions and the quality of food and service have always been exceptional. The wine list has a variety to meet every desire and the information provided by the servers is always helpful. A truely great place for both business dinners and pleasure.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go every year for an anniversaryWe go every year for an anniversary, they always make it such a special occasion for us. We look forward to it every year!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place,nice music, caringGreat place,nice music, caring and attentive wait staff and management. The halibut was excellent but the scallops were average. Will definitely give it another try. Other selections leaving the kitchen looked delicious.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM