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Trace - W - Austin

4.5
830 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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A journey for the avid culinary enthusiast, Trace is an enriching and authentic experience of the senses, capturing the character and personality of the locale. Our cuisine with a conscience is foraged, farmed, crafted, hunted and shared utilizing the freshest, peak-of-the-season local and regional ingredients, supporting sustainable, renewable and organic food and beverage products.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Organic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 10:30am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Please contact the restaurant for private party bookings on Sunday evening
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Phone number
(512) 542-3660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
James Zoller
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Catering
Onsite catering available for restaurant buyouts, weddings, etc.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $9 per car with validation (3 hour maximum time limit).
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Public transit
W 2ND ST & LAVACA ST
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Entertainment
Live DJ music during Saturday and Sunday Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Community/culinary events throughout the year. Check our profile and website for details.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy TRACE in the most intimate setting. Reserve our private room for your next corporate, family, or special event. Combining modern art and ambiance with the farm-to-table approach of TRACE, your guests will be enchanted from the moment they sit down.

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Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 830 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Not my favorite.

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Jona 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything about Trace was great, but maybe reconsider if you have a party larger than 4. We had 8 and our check was not divided by who ordered what (nor were we asked at the beginning how we wanted to pay). I have to assume that this is policy, because our wait staff was excellent. Kind and attentive.

So, the last 30 minutes of the meal were us writing in pen on the back of the receipt what we all ordered. However, everything else about the experience was great.

So, Trace, please. Help people divide the check up before/during the meal.

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Joseph45 (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Have brunched and dined several times at Trace in the past and have enjoyed the experience. However, on this occasion, Valentine's Day dinner, the fixed price dinner selections (table for six) were generally subpar.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our Valentines dinner was amazing! The steak and the desserts were the stars of the show! Definitely glad we picked Trace to celebrate valentines at.

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Sjsusushhashsudhshhs (Austin)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Was not that empresses with the restaurant, service was disappointing, especially not having a coat hanger when it was raining and freezing cold outside I was wearing a big fur coat and had no where to put it. Disappointing and unacceptable for the W hotel!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was very good and perfect temperature. Server wasn’t all that professional-rolled her eyes at me at least once (I don’t think I’m a bad patron). When she delivered the check, she was all smiles. Maybe she was just not having a good day. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

There was a live DJ and the atmosphere was kicking. Lots of energy and fun

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Sunday Brunch is just out of the world. Loved the DJ. Great ambience.

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vipAugieDawg (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic meal and Service! Spare ribs were superb. Never had a bad or mediocre meal at Trace

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Phenomenal dining experience. Every menu item seemed to have been reinvented from the ground up -- both creative and delicious. Looking forward to going back!

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Neice (Austin)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for brunch, number one they’ve taken their best items like the shrimp and grits and the quail and waffles off the brunch menu. The waiter we had was horrible. He had a smart mouth and he just wasn’t hospitable. And when I didn’t leave a tip he came back and asked why I stiffed him his tip and he said it was rude. So Trace is definitely off our brunch list and we go to brunch every Sunday after church. We are know as the Brunch Crew. We post and give reviews on Facebook and Instagram.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The menu lacked healthy options and vegetarian options. The Duck Chilaquiles sounded wonderful but was, in reality, nacho chips with a few pieces of duck and one egg. Staff were wonderful in accommodating changes etc, but menu needs an update.

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Samitch15 (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was great as usual, as was the coffee and mimosa's. Most of the small plates were good, except for the Boston Cream French Toast, which leaked frying oil every time you cut into it. The last time we dined at Trace, I don't remember this being an issue. I love the energy at this restaurant, but the music was a little loud this time. It was occasionally difficult to hear the person sitting next to you.

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JasonW (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and nice staff. Good for out of town guests. Great prior to ACL show. ACL theatre is next door.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Very nice lunch special.

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