Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum
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.
Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 2019 – OpenTable
Winner, 2018 Top Workplace – Austin American-Statesman
Award of Excellence – The Wine Spectator
Winner, 2011 Top Workplace (midsized business) - Austin American-Statesman
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Best Piece of King Crab I've ever had in my life...the butter could be done better though...The salads were very well done as well.
Always a great meal at Truluck's. First time at the Austin Arboretum, usually go downtown or the Woodland in Houston, but same quality of food and service. Celebrated a birthday and the table was decorated with silver stars and confetti, special dessert was shared for the four of us. Truluck's is our favorite place to dine. Just a very special dining establishment.
We are regulars at Truluck’s Aboretum, especially for special occasions because we love the food, service bland/tasteless & stringy. Only a small part of the middle section’s crab meat tasted right. Not what I would expect from Truluck’s.
The worst part was that our waiter was slow & mostly not around when we needed him. He seemed fixated in serving one of the other table of four seated 2 tables across from us. Although he was nice & friendly, he didn’t seem too interested in giving us his best service. As for special requests in our reservation, we found that nobody seem to read it. We do appreciate the complimentary birthday dessert but this is the second time we requested for “carrot cake” instead of your usual “bomb alaska” (we cannot consume anything with caffeine since there is coffee ice cream in it) but the waiter still brought out the “bomb alaska” & we had to stop him before he lit it on fire to serve. All in all, we expected a better experience but instead spent a lot of wasted time waiting for service.
Food was on point! Our waiter was great at knowing the menu and pointing out a great bottle of wine.
Just the Best!
Order Anything, It's All Great!
No Hats Allowed Though
The quality of the food is outstanding and the service friendly
Outstanding service and quality food presentation. Great for special occasions or when you want to try new options. It’s our go to location.
The entire experience was wonderful! Service impeccable, ambiance comfortable and elegant, and the food was absolutely delicious.
Very good food. Everyone was Very friendly. It was hard to hear our server over the music but other than that it was a lovely experience
Great service. We dined at the Arboretum location and Fred was our server. He was patient, friendly and polished.
I chose to propose to my girlfriend here based on the reviews. I spoke with Louis, the general manager, and made a plan. The service and experience was absolutely exceptional!
Great experience. Only missing were my dungeness crabs.
Great food. But little crazy on the prices . Service was good, bar area across from dining was so loud.
My wife and I celebrated our 39th anniversary with a fabulous dinner. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" upon arrival, by the server (who also referred to us by name - a nice touch), and the manager. Rose petals on our table and fantastic wine list. I enjoyed a very nice clam chowder, while my wife had what she described as the best crab cake ever. We split a wonderful, fresh wedge salad. I had the Faroe Island salmon with asparagus and my wife had the scallops w/Parmesan mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Both meals were perfectly prepared and large portions. Dessert: carrot cake (be prepared for a large portion which could easily serve four people. Excellent coffee. Our server, Lauren, was the best in the business. Very personable, attentive and professional. This is a great place to eat and should be on everyone's bucket list.
Steaks were terrible. Over cooked. Next one , no taste. Chewy. No comparison to Fleming’s. I had expectation way up high. But I was highly disappointed. Seafood was probably the thing to order. Oysters were great !
Came to town and wanted to have a special night for my wife and I. Found Trulucks on the Internet and I thought it would be a great place to visit. The place was beautiful, the food was amazing, and the service was excellent. Definitely will come back next time we are in town.
Great service. Very attentive waitress. Excellent food
Great 35th anniversary dinner capped off by Baked Alaska
We took our son and daughter-in-law here for an anniversary dinner. I had made reservations through OpenTable. We were cheerfully greeted by the reception hostess who found our reservation very quickly. She showed us to our table and within less than a minute Loren, our server greeted us. She was very personable and seemed eager to make our dining experience perfect. She was already aware that it was an anniversary event. It wasn't long and Louis Saliba, General Manager, greeted us and informed us that if we needed anything, please don't hesitate to ask him. He left his called card.
As for the food, we ordered appetizers of cocktail shrimp (5 pcs) which was average, and the tuna tower which was spectacular. Highly recommend it. For entrees we had two orders of red fish pontchartrain, one order of pan seared scallops and the bone in rib eye. All four entrees where impeccably prepared, served, presented and delicious. Cocktails were margaritas, bourbon neat, and domestic beer.
At the conclusion of our meal the table was presented with a complimentary baked Alaska on tray with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. The perfect ending to a truly fine dining experience.
The bill was $350.00 and well deserving of a full 20% tip. Thanks to everyone at Truluck's!!
We were here for the first time enjoying our anniversary dinner, the service was outstanding, but the swordfish was dried out and overcooked. When I mentioned it to the server he smiled and said sorry. I wasn't expecting it to be reimbursed, but was expecting the manager to visit our table. Our total meal was over $200. I wouldn't go back for a special reason but would eat at Truluck's again.
Always great seafood....Always great seafood...……………….
Best dinner ever! Everything was perfect. Our waiter was amazing. Everyone at the restaurant was very nice, polite, and paid attention to detail. I was super impressed. I would give it a 10!
Fantastic service we had a great anniversary dinner.
The food was awesome! We mostly had crab and it was delicious. We have Fred as our server and he was excellent. The food was slow to come out but worth the wait.
Our server Ryan was great and our meal was amazing!! Wish there were some of these on the east coast. Would definitely seek out another when traveling. Stone crab claws wee fantastic!
Everything was perfect!
Jason did an excellent job introducing us to the menu and making sure our evening was a great as it was.
Thank you all for the hospitality!
WENDY WAS INSANELY AMAZING. I honestly have never had a more amazing experience with a server. It was a business dinner and she kept it light and fun. Loved her!
We went to celebrate wife's and wife's friends birthday. Very enjoyable experience. Bar entertainment is too noisy and intruded into restaurant area.
A few misses. The calamari appetizer was excellent as was the bread they serve on the table. The waiter did give us a good wine recommendation that we appreciated. The lobster bisque that my girlfriend ordered and the clam chowder did I ordered were well below average. For the main course she had lobster which was excellent, I had the red snapper which I'll have to admit was pretty tasteless. Most of my visits here have been excellent, this evenings dining was a bit disappointing. One thing they do need to work on, getting those main courses out takes a little more time than it should.
Everything was very nice. While the food was delicious, it's a bit pricey for the portions served.
Amazing from start to finish. Great food and experience
Food was great but the the service was beyond outstanding. Sheng is the best server that we've had in any restaurant, anywhere.
We loved it. Can’t wait to go back.
Me and my date had a wonderful time at Truluck's! Stover, our waiter, was amazing and super sweet. We were greeted by many staff and managers, as it was apparent our night was special (from some decorations spread on the table). The food was wonderful, but to be expected for the price. Overall, a great experience.
Wonderful service from all staff we came in contact with. They were accommodating and knowledgeable of requests we made. The food was perfectly cooked and that included steaks through the spectrum of preparation. Thank you for a great evening.
Excellent service, a wonderful conversation with Justin (the manager), and top-shelf food. One of the best experiences of my life. Three thumbs up with only two thumbs.
As Arnold would say, "I'll be back."
Staff made extra efforts to ensure our party's allergy issues were taken into consideration in preparation of our meals. Great experience and no congestion afterwards.
We went to take our 17 year old grand daughter out for her birthday. The service was great and the food was good but not great for the price. To me overpriced as the bill for three with tip was $400.
Celebrated a birthday dinner with my girlfriend...and Truluck's is one of her favorite restaurants. She enjoyed her dinner...and the service...and her birthday cake. I will take her here again to celebrate!
One of my best friends was having a birthday so I decided to take there just celebrate. The ambience was just wonderful and because I expressed to them that it was her birthday celebration, they seated us in a beautiful secluded both with the perfect light setting to enhance the evening. The entire night was wonderful.She really enjoyed her birthday dinner and to me, it made the night perfect.
Thank you very satisfied customer