Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum
Excellent 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMWell done, Truluck's!The staff at Truluck's at the Arboretum were exceptionally friendly and prompt with service. The ambiance was excellent, the food more so, and overall it was an exceptional experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe king crab is still oneThe king crab is still one of the best overall meals out there. Attention to detail at trulucks is their signature and their food never disappoints.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining ExperienceOur favorite dining destination in Austin. We have never been disappoint and always had a memorable evening. Convenient location, no parking hassles and a beautiful decor. Piano bar before or after dinner makes it even more special.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect dining experienceWonderful food with perfect service!!!!
Tim was a superb host, giving us personal attention!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMComing back soonBesides the great food, perfect service the General Manager came to our table within minutes to welcome us.. Thanks Truluck's3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Place For a Special SendoffSeems Truluck's was the only restaurant in Austin that I could find that had Florida Stone Crabs. I couldn't even get them in Florida the week before. Reservation was right on time. Seating hostess, Matre Dei, and server were top notchprofessionals. The food was fantastic; appetizer, delicious stone crabs, sides. The incredible signaturedessert: The Chocolate Box was out of this world. The service was five star, and our waiter, Rixon, was very attentive. Received a phone call and voicemail the next day, checking whether we had an enjoyable evening. I wanted this to be a special restaurant to take my son to, who is in the military, and is deploying overseas in a few weeks. Well done on every level!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience as usual.Wonderful experience as usual. Steven provided excellent service also as usual3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe usual sophistication ofThe usual sophistication of the service that we experience at Trulusk's was missing to a noticeable degree on this viist. One of the managers was a bit over-exuberant and overly famliar; the other was refined and appropriate. And, sadly, our waitress' manner was more suitable for a diner than for a fine-dining experience. She approahed our table as a series of tasks to check off rather than as people present to enjoy fine-dining. She addressed both my wife and me respectively as 'Honey' at differnt points in the evening; a choice that was glaringluy out-of-bounds. The food was, as always, exceptional. The bisque is still the best, though it appears that the crab cake has been changed to a larger bulkier presentation, a single cake.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was absolutely delicious.Food was absolutely delicious. The fish simply melted in your mouth. Service was great. Waiters were knowledgeable about food and wine. Would definitely go there again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want to impress withIf you want to impress with the freshest and best taste in seafood or steak, then Truluck's is the place to go. My family always goes there for birthdays and other special occassions. It always pleases! If the location were on the lake or in the Hills, then it would be world class. But, if you want fantastic food in pleasant surroundings and a great wait staff. It is not cheap but well worth the price. Go to Truluck's in Arboretum.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect location to celebratePerfect location to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The stone crab claws were delicious. There was nice music in the bar area. We will definitely return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb dinning spotWe had a great 5th Wedding Anniversary dinner at Truluck's this Saturday. This place never disappoints!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite placesOne of my favorite places in Austin. I live over an hour away and we get down there once a month or so. The main attractions are the crab & desserts. Service was as always impeccable. The crab cocktail was the opening salvo and quite the highlight of the evening. See you again & soon.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant by far hasThis restaurant by far has impecable service, from the time you walk into the door to the end of the meal the management and wait staff were attentive and helpful. The food was excellent and the ambiance was quiet enough to be able to have a discussion with friends. The Seabass and steaks were delicious. I would definately recommend this restaurant.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood at its freshest in AustinWe love Trulucks! Every time we have dined here we have had a great excerpience. I had the Miso glazed Sea Bass, which is amazing a new favorite. My husband had the Hot and Sweet Halibut, another new favorite. Both dishes are fresh and well prepared. The service we had from Dillon and ? ( I am so sorry I have forgotten his name) was spot on. The two never missed a beat. We you haven't been GO! It will be worth every penny. On a side note happy hour is a great way to step into a long relationship with Trulucks.1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBecoming a favorite.Truluck's is rapidly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in town. The food is always good and my family has really enjoyed being with one another there. Our waiter was a little needy this time, we kept having to reassure him he was doing a good job and he showed up a little bit too much disrupting conversation. However, it didn't spoil the night and he was a nice guy. We'll be going back for sure.1/3/2013 12:00:00 AM