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Truluck's Seafood - Austin Downtown

400 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2919 (Downtown)
512-482-9000
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Ranked #15 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently visited the downtown Truluck's location and found it to be wonderful. Everything felt very personalized, from the initial greeting to the attention from our server to the food. it was a wonderful experience and the newly added second floor was beautiful. I recommend it!

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The newly renovated Trulucks is perfect. From the minute you walk in the door, it is apparent they spared no expense in the renovation. The views from the second floor are fantastic. The food is the finest in town. The service five stars. Bravo Trulucks, and thanks for finally opening.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a work dinner here on our last evening in Austin. Our group was put into a room on the second floor. Normally, this would have been ok, but the tables in the room were not big enough for our party and we had very little room to move and eat so it was a bit of a crowded... More

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austin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

...and the food is good too. They just might have the best quality seafood around. Great service. The happy hour menu as well as the regular menu frequently changes, but they keep the old favorites. Nice wine selection, though lacking on the by the glass options. All said, one of my favorite places in Austin, either downtown or Arboretum.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Overall a very good experience on this first visit to Trueluck's in Austin. We spent a little time at the bar while waiting on our table upstairs and were very well taken care of by the staff. The upstairs dining room is very well laid out and lit to provide what seems like a very intimate space at each of... More

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Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The evening started well when I ordered a sidecar - no sugar on rim and a whole lemon so I could squeeze into the drink (I like sour not sweet). The waiter offered to make the drink to my taste - he did and it was perfect. Same waiter also made sure there was a lemon twist in my espresso... More

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

They fly their seafood in fresh daily and it was so incredibly good. The service is supurb. Just amazing and you can't miss out on this restaurant if you are in Austin. Will hit the pocketbook a bit though.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

By almost all measures the remodeling of this Truluck's location has resulted in spectacular dining and bar spaces. The view from the upstairs dining area of downtown is wonderful. The dining area is large but well laid out with excellent acoustics. It is possible to hear the piano man upstairs and downstairs, but the volume is just right. The management... More

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Dallas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was in Austin for business meetings and was referred to the downtown Truluck's location. What a quaint, yet beautifully-designed property. The piano bar reeked of phenomenal talent, and the guests clearly appreciated the special ambiance. I thoroughly enjoyed the miso sea bass and mushrooms, but the lobster bisque is something I need in my life everyday. :) The next... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Every once in awhile you find a restaurant that makes your heart sing. Truluck's is this place. Beautiful ambiance, nice views of Austin's downtown bustle, gracious, friendly and professional service, and divine food. Worth every penny. Bo was our server for the evening and took great care of us from beginning to end. Attentive service from the host to the... More

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