Willie G's - Austin
Happy Mother's DayOur entire family (8) had a great Mother's Day celebration. The salmon, sea bass, crab-stuffed shrimp, braised short ribs, chicken milanese and even the cheese burger dishes were superb. Also oysters on the half shell and calamari were wonderful. This is a great new restaurant in Austin and we enjoy coming here. Finally, the bread pudding is awesome. Our server, Jaime, did a fantastic job. She was very attentive, personable and a very professional person. We will definitely ask for her table in the future.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day LunchNestled into the ground floor of the Frost Bank Building, the walk-up was certainly nice. Caveat: you'll likely have to pay to park. Their menu was very impressive (both surf and turf), and their specials were lovely - quiches, crab cakes under Eggs Benedict (which we shared and greatly enjoyed). Their Mimosas also appeared to be made from a decent bubbly and fresh-squeezed OJ, so we weren't sorry to have ordered them. The four of us got out of there for $124...not an everyday experience for most of us, but nice for a special occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMmothers day treatThe service was outstanding, our bloody Mary's were the best we have had in Austin. The food was delicious. I had grilled swordfish and my mom had crab cakes egg benedict. I have dined at the Willie G's in Galveston and had similar experience. I will for sure be returning on my next trip to Austin.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fishExcellent fresh fish and vegetable options, all of which can be simply grilled for a healthier option. Initially wanted to sit outside because the weather was perfect. But, there was a jazz trio playing, which was too loud to be able to converse over so opted to be seated indoors. Lliked that there was a large bar area as well with optimal seating if dining alone.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwillie g turned into willie wow!From the perfect Martini to the comped birthday dessert, the whole evening was delightful. The general manager came to our table of 6 to check on us twice. The service was impeccable. The view of Congress Ave. Was great. Live music after dinner on the patio closed out the evening for our birthday celebration.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMthe crabcake was burned onthe crabcake was burned on 1 side. the seabass was burnt on both sides- but fresh.the shrimp and fries were very good. they did comp part of the meal. great service.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new décor and ambiance.Great new décor and ambiance. Nice varied menu choices, and generous portions. Highly recommend!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit to Willie G's beganOur visit to Willie G's began with the ease of reserving our table, online. It only got better from there. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous! Everyone we encountered there was very friendly.
Johnny,our waiter, was fantastic! Not many people can keep up with my husband's wit, but Johnny did!!! We had fun, had quite a few laughs and the food was phenomenal. Only one restaurant compares to Willie G's and it is all the way in Corpus Christi!!!
Tony had the New York Strip and I had the Black and Blue Redfish!!! Both mighty tasty dishes! Kudos to the chef.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThey really go out of theirThey really go out of their way to 'make it right' for you...we wanted low sodium so they spoke to the chef and voila! out it came, scallops still tasty w/o salt because they were SO fresh, atop of my Caesar Salad, which was delish. We took a couple for their first time, and they were exceptionally pleased with Snapper Tocana and Lump Crab over Snapper. Very well done. Happy Hour is lively, too.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice and relaxing atmosphere.Very nice and relaxing atmosphere. All the food I have had here has been very good4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and a beautifulFantastic food and a beautiful restaurant! The Snapper Melissa was great! The restaurant is a little noisy. My only advice is when seating a couple in a side booth for privacy (and who specifically asked for a private booth), dont stick a 3-top behind them as these folks will most always be loud and interrupt a rather perfect eveining with constant chatter!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Keeper for sureThe shrimp scampi pappardelle was delicious, and big enough to share. My husband's redfish was equally good, and their prices on raw oysters are surprisingly decent $7/half dozen, $14/dozen. I will definitely be going back.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dinner, butWe enjoyed our dinner, but felt that the filet was not up to the standards of some of the other steakhouses in town. Overall good experience and we will return....especially for happy hour!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLiked the restaurant but theLiked the restaurant but the music was a bit loud. Because of the acoustics it was hard to talk even though we were across the restaurant from the musician.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyReally good for our first experience at this establishment ! Pleasantly surprised right down to the last bite of delicious key lime pie!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly staff and very efficient,Friendly staff and very efficient, attentive wait staff. Excellent menu items to choose from; we chose the snapper melissa and snapper charlie and both were delicious. Side of mashed potatoes were very good. Ample food so we have to wait for dessert on next trip. great experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMa nice addition to downtownThis restaurant has been open 1 month and this was our second dinner at this establishment. The service both times has been impeccable. The waiter was engaging and knowledgeable of the menu offerings to guide suggestions. We started with martini's which were good but very small for the price. Appetizers included raw oysters (yum) and calamari (a second yum). For the main course I had snapper melissa that had a crispy skin (the only way i like it) and a wonderful lemon sauce with scallops, shrimp and crab. My partner had the special of the night redfish that was almost as good. The menu has varied options so you can really control how much you want to spend. I highly recommend Willie G's.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNew restaurant in Austin andNew restaurant in Austin and a keeper. Enjoyed a great dinner with friends. Food was well prepared and the wine list was outstanding. Service was amazing and our server was friendly and efficient. Bread pudding is a must.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, butThe food was very good, but not exceptional. The setting and the location are excellent. The biggest disappointment was the bar. They were unable to make a decent Mojito and had no clue about a Caipirinha.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent during South by SouthwestWent during South by Southwest and had an excellent time! We sat outside and enjoyed the music and the people-watching. The food was great and the wait staff were very attentive.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI ate the shrimp papardelleI ate the shrimp papardelle with the spicy sauce and it was outstanding; and I have to mention that this was one of the rare times in a restaurant when the pasta itself is properly cooked!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid steak, Good for GroupsA bit touristy, is a hotel restaurant, but being open during SXSW and seating 8 people with zero wait is a winner in that environment. Solid steak and amazing service. I would add they really don't know how to mix a martini, but that's because people in the midwest and texas don't drink cocktails, they only drink beer, so to be expected.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable meal in a greatEnjoyable meal in a great atmosphere. I was surprised and disappointed to learn that, like Landry's other property Morton's, the Sea Bass is frozen. This is purportedly a seafood restaurant!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA welcome Gulf seafood additionA welcome Gulf seafood addition to the downtown restaurant scene. Ask to be seated in the back of the dining room if you prefer to converse rather than enjoying the band. We've had nothing there in our first five visits that we did not enjoy greatly.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe apitizers and dessertsThe apitizers and desserts were great. Salads and main dishes were not as good. Almost everything had way to much butter and I love butter.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. NoiseFood was very good. Noise level (live music) made it difficult to talk.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great. Warm &Service was great. Warm & welcoming staff. Had a great steak and a great drink. Attentive (but not too attentive) manager. Wer will definitely go back often.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Austin RestaurantBrand new restaurant we stumbled onto. Excellent service and food, especially for new place.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bar experience was fabulous!The bar experience was fabulous! The oysters deal can't be beat, and the service was first class. The dining experience had a couple service glitches. Saltines were served with the lobster bisque - definitely NOT a good compliment with such a wonderful soup. We felt rushed when the soup and salad came out at the same time.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMConsidering that they hadConsidering that they had only been open a week, things went smoothly. The food and the service were both very good (it was a Sunday nite). The seafood entree's we had were both excellent, especially the sea bass. We will return.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and excellentDelicious food and excellent service. Music was much too loud. However our waiter was attentive and arranged for it to be turned down enough so we could carry on a conversation at our table.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife for a lateI took my wife for a late valentine dinner and am usually apprhensive to go to a new dining spot. My wife is very picky when it comes to seafood. We were not disappointed. The service, the food and the management were all top notch. The manager stopped by the table to make sure all was well. I highly recommend Willie G's2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, wine was great,Food was great, wine was great, service was superb. Overall, this restaurant exceeded my expectations since it is brand new. Definitely will be frequenting this restaurant!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. WeService was excellent. We went on Valentines and were greeted with a glass of champagne. The food was well prepared and they have a good wine list. Excellent Bread Pudding. At eh end of the evening the ladies were given chocolate covered strawberries to take home. A good experience.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for valentine'sWent there for valentine's day. Walked in and was greeted immediately. There was a wait but I anticipated that given the day. We were handed glasses of champagne and opted to wait at the bar. Food was excellent as well as the service. Definitely going back!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe could hardly wait for youWe could hardly wait for you to open so we could come eat. We are familiar with Willie Gs in Houston and Galveston. Food spectacular and going back with group tonight for dinner. So glad you are in here Austin!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fabulous. Wait staffFood was fabulous. Wait staff very attentive. Managers came by several times to check on us.
The dining room was a bit dark for my taste, but after joking with our waitress, the lights came up.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM