Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Downtown
Rare Gem.I love this place. It is elegant, yet doesn't think so much of itself that you get those dinky portions on decorated plates with drizzle.
The food is delicious. NO Complaints. Expensive, so it lends itself to special occassions.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMdress codeWhile it was an overall great experience, I was disappointed with the lack of a dress code. I realize we live in Austin, but I think men should be required to pull their pants up and cover their underwear. I don't mind spending good money for a great dining experience, but I don't think I should have to look at other's underwear.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceMy husband and I decided to celebrate his 30th birthday at Truluck's in Austin. We had a magnificent time! The food was great, the service was great and the ambiance was great! We plan to return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic NightFantastic food, drinks and ambiance! Great piano bar for pre-dinner drinks and extremely friendly staff. One of the highlights of our trip to Austin.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Success!It was me and my husbands 8 year wedding anniversary, and we wanted somewhere romantic to eat and not be rushed. We have two boys, four and two, and usually when we go out to eat we try and get in and out as quickely as possible. My husband and I like to try new food as well and Trulucks was perfect. We had a reservation at 6:30 and we were seated right away, Bo was our waiter and he did an amazing job explaining things to us and answering all our questions about different options and combinations to try. We had a great, relaxing non rushed dinner! Thank you!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food complemented byGreat food complemented by comperable service and ambience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall: Excellent minusAll fish were very well cooked, although the plates should have been warmed up more. However, the quality of the fish was top spot and that made the entire difference.
Drinks are overpriced by 30% and not full glasses. The "shrimp under Bernaise" was a very poor addition to the Canadian Club; too small, lacking flavor and the sauce was not full, rich & creamy. Waiters need some retraining on how to load and unload tables.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place, overall 10We have visited this restaurant numerous times and left completely satisfied every time! The food is awesome, the service is awesome, the waitress was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. Our top three in Austin!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and excellentOutstanding service and excellent food! The best seafood in Austin and the simply grilled option is perfect for any of the fish selections, although the halibut is a must. The piano in the bar area can get to be a little loud, so would opt to go into the restaurant instead.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingA wonderful evening. It is a little darker than I would prefer, but that doesn't take away anything from a memorable business dinner.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but a bit loudIt's a beautiful place inside, great service. The only issue was the music was fairly loud. You had to talk "over" it, which my dining companions objected to. The desserts were incredible!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTruluck's is a regular place,Truluck's is a regular place, both the downtown and Arboretum location. This was the first time we'd felt rushed. Our waiter gave us the impression the table was needed from the beginning and there were a number of open tables the entire night.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Seafood and Sevice EverWho would have thought that Austin would have a really great seafood restaurant. We're from Florida and can't get stone crab. But at Truluck's, no problem. The oysters were perfect and the entrees hot and excellent. We were greeted with an enthusiastic reception and treated like valued coustomers. Couldn't have been better.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen we were planning my husband'sWhen we were planning my husband's 35th birthday, we wanted to do something special, and had narrowed down our dinner options to a small handful of seafood/steakhouses in town. I am so glad that we chose Trulucks. They absolutely killed it. Every bite was perfection and every server, a delight. We left feeling like kings. "Best birthday dinner, ever"4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an INCREDIBLE time.We had an INCREDIBLE time. GREAT service. The food was AMAZING. Will deffinetly be back.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the simply grilled fishLove the simply grilled fish and seafood options to allow for healthier choices. Also, the attentiveness and knowledge of the staff.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent, whereConsistently excellent, where we go for special occasions or if we have visitors.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to this Truluck'sI have been to this Truluck's before and can honestly say that it's a very worth while experience. This time I started with the Rhode Island oysters and stone crab claws. The claws were better than the oysters but I'm from Louisiana and its hard to beat a gulf oyster. For my entree I had the African lobster...not only was the presentation beautiful but the lobster was cooked to perfection and tasted like the most succulent piece of seafood from any ocean. I'll be honest, I'm not usually a lobster lover but since my fellow diners ordered a steak special, I wanted to get some thing grand also...and wow!!! Everyone at the table said my lobster was better than their dish. These people know how to treat wonderful ingredients!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time forWe had a wonderful time for our girls night out! Thank you for a lovely evening!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMwine and dineMy wife and I went for our anniversary and loved it!!!
It was our first time there and I can honestly say we will definitely be back.
Really good service!
Friendly staff with excellent food, can't get ain't better then that!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent management and service.Excellent management and service. They go beyond expectations for a great dining experience . Also the only restaurant to call me the next day to check how my dining experience was. The night manager was very helpful as well with a valet service problem. Thanks to the staff!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome EveningWe had dinner at Truluck's downtown on a Saturday night and it was wonderful. We started in the bar for coctail hour which was terrific and even though we had reservations at 6:30, the staff was patient to wait for us to finish our drinks. After being seated in the dining room, we were graciously greated by our server who paid very good attention to our needs, what we liked, and even provided excellent recommendations. While I do enjoy Truluck's at the Arboretum, the one downtown beat it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were fabulous!Food and service were fabulous! We always enjoy our dining experience at Trulock's.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service, aGreat food and service, a little too dark but no complaints.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fantastic restaurant.What a fantastic restaurant. Went out for a rare special night out without the children and had read many great reviews of Truluck's. The reviews did not disappoint! We arrived a little early and were greeted by the very friendly staff and had some drinks in the piano bar. Great ambience and the piano player was fantastic. Inside the restaurant everything was perfect and the staff was spot on. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a nice night out.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAll you can eat Stone Crab!All you can eat Stone Crab! My wife had six, I had sixteen! This is a destination restaurant.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA steady downtown playerIt was a great evening to celebrate my partners 6oth Birthday with friends. It was all basic seafood that was prepared and served to perfection which is what I expect of Truluck's and personally is the way I prefer my seafood. We all had the crab legs for the main course, yum, but it started with oysters, lobster bisque and a wedge salad. We are all still working off the festivities!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the first time I'veThis was the first time I've dined at Truluck's and must say I was impressed with the service, food and wine. Definitely going back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife here for herI took my wife here for her birthday and was very impressed with Trulucks' effort to make the occasion a night to remember. I will definitely be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife to dinner forI took my wife to dinner for her birthday and this place did not fail our expectations. We experienced great service once we walked through the door and the food was spectacular from the appetizers to the desert. I will definitely be making a visit back to Truluck's in the near future.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter a few failed attemptsAfter a few failed attempts at finding great food, we tried Truluck's and had probably the best meal of our trip. I agree with others that the prices were a bit high but I'm guessing it might have something to do with shipping in fresh seafood. I would highly recommend this restaurant.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I truly enjoyedMy husband and I truly enjoyed our recent dining experience. It was my husbands birthday and he was treated like a VIP. The food was outstanding and our waiters were very attentive and eager to please. Thank you so much for making his birthday a very memorable experience...I would and have recommended Truluck's to anyone looking for a truly great dining experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Experience!Another wonderful experience at Trulucks! Great food, service, music and atmosphere!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food are amazing!Service and food are amazing! The management staff is the absolute best!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastik seafood restaurant...righfantastik seafood restaurant...right in the heart of downtown austin! if you're in town...it's a must!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSo good we ate there twice!Have NEVER loved a restaurant so much I ate there two nights in a row - but there's a first time for everything and this was our second night!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE the Trulucks dining experienceLOVE the Trulucks dining experience! The ambiance and food are amazing ~ my husband and I love coming here!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific TrulucksGreat food, great ambience, great service. Don't miss if you're in downtown Austin.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took our company out toWe took our company out to this restaurant hoping it would be a good experience, and it exceeded all of our expectations. The service was attentive,interesting and personable. The food was outstanding. I even got a call the next day from the restaurant asking how my experience was.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place was very alive butThe place was very alive but not overly crowded even on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately even though we arrived for our reservation early. The waiters were very attentive and the food was wonderful. The wine (a Ponzi Pinot Noir) was also very good.
The dessert tray looked fabulous although we didn't indulge. The pieces were more than enough for 3 or 4 people to share.
The only complaint i would have is that the order of Red Crab was $97.50. It was listed on menu as "Market Price". It was my mistake to not have asked, but I think at those prices the waiter should be telling you the price when he lists them as specials!! Otherwise, a very nice place to go in Austin on a Saturday. Conveniently located in downtown also.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLong drive worth it!One of our favorite restaurants anywhere. My wife and I drive from San Antonio just to have dinner here.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSeared scallops were excellent.Seared scallops were excellent. Veyr close attention to food allergies and sensitivities was apprecited.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful fresh seafood andWonderful fresh seafood and fish selections. Service was outstanding and very concious of food allergies and sensitivities. Grilled halibut and asparagus were prepared perfectly.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTruluck's always has the freshestTruluck's always has the freshest seafood and friendliest staff. We go very often and Steven always takes care of us.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Minute Dinner DateTrulucks was a last minute date after a very long day at work. I was happily surprised that I was able to make a reservation an hour before our meal through open table. (Especially during SXSW in Austin). We were running a few minutes late because of traffic and the restraunt was quite understanding. Food was fantastic as well as the wine. I would definitly recommend Trulucks to anyone.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTrulucks Best Food, ServiceTruluck's (especially downtown location) always consistent. Awesome food, service and the management staff is without a doubt the best in Austin.
Never had a disappointing experience here.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExtra special care was taken.Extra special care was taken. Amazing food, the freshest lobster and a healthy pour on cocktails! In all reality; one of the best meals I've had in Austin, since moving here in July, 2011.
Highly recommend!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingTruluck's is one of those rare places that in one word is always outstanding!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful.Everything was wonderful. We went all out and it was worth every cent.
We had crab, shrimp, steaks, appetizers, soup, salad, dessert, etc and all were delicious.
One tip-maybe get clarification on what their medium-rare is -as steak lovers know it can vary from restaurant to restaurant.
Would return for sure.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experienceTrulucks is certainly the real deal. We visited Austin for the first time and read the reviews and accolades before making reservations and Trulucks lived up to the expecation. The ambience is slick and romantic, but not stuffy. The service and attention to detail is impressive and makes the dining experience truly enjoyable. Piano in the bar area is perfect for not only the bar itself, but can be enjoyed in the dining room as well. The seafood we ordered was extremely fresh and the preparations were very tasty. If you're visiting Austin or a new local and desire a great evening of dining, I'd say don't hesitate to try this place...you won't be disappointed.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM