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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.trulucks.com
  • Phone: (512) 482-9000
  • Hours of Operation: Cocktail Hour:
    4:30pm - 6:30pm Daily.

    Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brian Wubbena
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live piano music in the Stone Crab Lounge nightly.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses.

Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great feel. Good wine. Staff very attentive to special occasion. Overall a wonderful dining experience. For $200 it should have been & was. The follow up call from Trulucks the next day was a good added touch."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "A perfect dining experience. Formal but friendly staff. Formal but not pretentious. Was happy to see some female wait staff, including an older woman. So many fine restaurants discriminate against women and anyone over 40ish. The food was excellent, best I've had in a while!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We had not been there since they remodeled, and were so impressed! When the manager came over we were complimenting the dishes , and he said, "well that was here back then, so was that, and so was that". I said, "amazing! The new ambiance lifted the pleasure of the food and gave it new relevance!!" Just a wonderful dinner, with melt in your mouth sea bass! Loved Ed the bartender!!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "My daughter chose to spend her 16th birthday family celebration at Truluck's. She loves her steak and mashed potatoes there! All the staff, from valet to hostess to floor manager to various wait staff, made her evening special. The ordered flowers were on the great view table waiting. Food sublime as always and our table host (William) was very personable and attentive. The special occasion dessert was beautifully presented and very yummy. Could not have had a more lovely evening."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "The bar had an excellent piano player. Very relaxing and entertaining"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • " The friendly and knowledgeable staff made our anniversary celebration here a magical one. The Sea Bass is the best I've eaten anywhere and the service and ambiance made for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Trulucks was the PERFECT decision for a special date night. The service and ambiance was amazing and the food was top notch. The King Crab Legs are a must! We will be back :)"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "There isn't another restaurant even close to the professionalism and excellence of Truluck's. Keep up the outstanding job!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Thank you for the experience at Trulucks. I will definitely be giving them my money again. I appreciated the call the next morning asking how my dinner was. The crab cake appetizer was amazing! I will be back 100%"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I have been to all the Trulucks in Houston, Dallas and here in Austin. I think this new iteration is the best. Sophisticated and dramatic dining room, great bar (often live music). Service is great with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Food is very fresh and well prepared with some creative recipes. Much better than the chain steak joints and excellent sea food choices. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I have eaten at all the steakhouses in downtown Austin, and I was very surprised for the quality of ribeye I was served. When I pay $50 for a steak I expect a better cut of meat. This steak was very very fatty and it lacked any real taste. Flemings, Sullivan's, and Eddie V's are by far more superior if you want a good steak. On a lighter note, I will commend the wait staff on their pristine customer service."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We were a party of 7 on Saturday night and to be quite honest the service was way below par. You are a fine dining establishment and as that the service should be at that level. After repeated times asking for basic items as more bread, another wedge salad and why it took so long to get anybody to come and take our order and then bring the food we did not even get a simple thing like desert on the house. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A little pricey otherwise.......... Eight characters remaining. But I must fill"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was our third or fourth time and complaint. Food was excellent, especially the scampi linguini"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and the food was extremely tasty. We come for a business dinner once a year and have never had anything but great service and great food."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Big portions don't make up for fair quality. Enough potatoes for four on each plate. Seafood was good, not great."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I was expecting a better view but too much construction going on. Should be nice when Austin finishes the majority of the street work. I had the Southwest ceviche, which was amazing, but the halibut was a little dry. Try the dish with sauce and toppings."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Amazing service and atmosphere on top of the always spectacular food. Upstairs dining has a breath taking view!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "A Beautiful lit bar surrounded by beautiful people. A Buble-esque Pianist croons. Ed, our Bartender, greets us with enthusiasm and charm. I ask for a Mojito, he suggests adding fresh raspberries - sounds fun, tastes even better. Upstairs, floor to ceiling windows give the illusion of a rooftop dining sans wind, heat, humidity and bad hair. Greetings, menus, water, warm bread... the highly polished staff are on their game. Our waiter, Reid Powell, adds character to the great experience; charming, intuitive attendance, a genuine professional. The lobster bisque is artful; the Scallop special, sashimi grade and cooked to perfection; the espresso - oh I'm coming back. Broadway show versus local theatre - that about sums it up. Bravo! Truluck's"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Had a great time in Austin and having my partners birthday dinner at Trulucks was the perfect idea."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Quite possibly the best filet I've had in years. The crab mac and cheese was outstanding, as were the parmesan mashed potatoes. Save room for desserts - several of them really. We found it hard to choose!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Truluck's downtown is the place to go for an excellent dining experience. The renovation hit a grand slam. We've been converted to this venue when choosing Truluck's in the future."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything was perfect, the food was to die for and the service was excellent! My husband hates going out but loved Truluck's. We made reservations got seated right away the wait staff was excellent and the food was the best I have had in a long time. My birthday is later and the month and we will be dining at Truluck's with family and friends!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Nice dinner, nice wine list, great service by everyone, great bar scene for those who want that. New upstairs dining area is an improvement over the previous great setting...."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Truluck's Downtown never disappoints! We thoroughly enjoy our dinner everytime we go there. I order the South African Lobster tail much of the time and it is always tender and delicious. We consistently get great food, great service and an enjoyable environment!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I haven't been to Truluck's since the renovation, so I was curious to see the interior. As for the food, Truluck's never disappoints. The restaurant looks fabulous. There's lots more space, and a second floor dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful view of the city. The food was, as expected, superb, and of course the service was spot-on. I forgot what a great dining experience Truluck's offers. I'll be back, for sure!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This was our first trip since the downtown location has been renovated. I absolutely loved them! The dramatic staircase is a great place for photo ops (we were there for an engagement celebration). As always the service was impeccable and not stuffy-essential for a fun dining experience! The food continues to be exceptional and ridiculously fresh. We always have a great time here!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It had been a very long while since I had been to Trulucks and I decided to try it again after the renovation. My experience was absolutely superb. I had the sesame tuna and it was still the best tuna I have had outide of Cabo. My boyfriend had the filet and it melted in your mouth and had spectacular flavor. The waiter was the perfect combination of attentive but absent when he should be. And the wine was wonderful. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food at Truluck's was every bit a good as always. We really enjoyed the new 2nd floor and the open view it provided. Great improvement to an already great place!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We felt completely rushed. One dish was excellent and the salmon was heavy with too much cream sauce. We got in trouble for wearing flip flops even though we were in the restaurant by 5:30 and it was 98 degrees outside. We were staying in a hotel 3 blocks away and it was so hot in Austin."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I would like to the staff was amazing. I live in San Antonio and my cousin visiting in from AL and his son daughter and son live in Austin and Houston. We decide to meet at the downtown location in Austin. We drove to Austin for dinner after work, once we arrived some additional family member decided to join us at the last minute. The staff was very accommodating, and polite. The rolled out the "red carpet." I think the manager did an awesome job. They even called me the next day to make sure the experience was satisfactory."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Trulucks is a special occasion destination. The new dining room is classic and comfortable. What bothered me, the seafood 'classic' menu was a mish mash of styles and traditions. Why would I want an expensive piece of fish treated like a Guy Fieri catfish filet? There were too many additional sauces and treatments. I ordered a simple pan seared halibut and it was very dry. My dinner companions ordered sea bass with different sauces or preparations. Of course, they had more flavorful fish with all the sauces. I like the space and the service. Just couldn't get through the price of a simple piece of halibut being over cooked. If I come back, oysters and dessert as to avoid disappointment."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The new dining room is outstanding as is the bar. The food and service remain excellent."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The remodel looks amazing! The food and service were terrific."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Dinner was good (steak and crablegs), but the sides were uninteresting (broccoli, asparagus, mashed potatoes). Desert was very good (carrot cake). Wait staff were very friendly but a bit on the tardy side sometimes as drinks seemed to take a while to arrive."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Saturday night was the third time we had been to Truluck's since it reopened, post renovation. The food, as always, was very good. The service was not good. We ordered drinks when we were seated and had to remind the waiter that we never received them. My wife and I split a wedge salad as the waiter said it was plenty of salad to share. Suffice it to say that what we received this night looked like a half, of a half. Mistakes happen but what was frustrating was that the waiter did not seem to care and copped an attitude afterwards. We called for a manager and the manager said he would look into it and we never heard back. BTW, we were treating another couple and our bill was over $500 so no small tab!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were already downtown and were looking for a fine experience - and we found it!! We sat in the upstairs dining area and it was wonderful! Our server was attentive and friendly and the food was excellent! We definitely recommend it and will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great Ambience and terrific stone crabs. We had a lovely evening and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "First time at the newly renovated restaurant. Very nice."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "After a poor experience at the Arboretum location, the Downtown location was AMAZING. The newly renovated downtown Truluck's offers an incredible view of the Frost building and streets of downtown Austin. The service and friendliness of the staff was impressive. The food was a wonderful variety of excellent dishes. Most importantly, for my husband's 50th birthday celebration I was cautious to give Truluck's another chance...but was glad I did! We will celebrate at this restaurant for many years to come. Thank you to all who made our experience special."
    Dined on 7/16/2014