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“Beautiful room, great service and yummy food”

Eddie V's Prime Seafood
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Ranked #2 of 3,727 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: San Jacinto
Description: If you want seafood, the buzz in town is Eddie V's Edgewater Grille. The Gulf Coast menu features lots of seafood - oysters, gulf snapper, fresh tuna, lobster, plus great prime steaks and chops. Expect a hip and high energy dining experience. Savor classic seafood starters like oysters on the half shell, fried coldwater baby lobster tail, and famous All Lump Crab Cakes. The extensive wine list features over 150 selections.
Kent, Washington
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Beautiful room, great service and yummy food”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

This lovely room gave the impression that the place might have rather stuffy service, but that was not the case. The service was relaxed, but attentive. The crowd ranged from couples to business people to large family groups with small children. The overall noise level is pretty high, so you didn't really hear anything in particular from any other tables. We started with the Kung Pao Calamari. It was delicious, and enough for two. We had the Louisiana Redfish and the Grouper, and both were excellent. The real hit of the evening was the truffled mac and cheese. We talked about it for days, and although we only had one more night in Austin, we seriously considered coming back to have it again. All in all, a really great dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
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DarienJim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“I would have given it 6-stars if I could . . .”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

My business partner and I were staying out at the airport hotel and where looking for a good meal to unwind a long day. Hotel staff kept recommending places that did not have good TripAdvisor ratings, so we took a flier on Eddie V’s based on the reviews. . . .and we were very glad we did. First great choice of the night.

We showed up on a Monday night at 8pm without a reservation. There is valet parking there (more about that later) so it made it easy to park in a neighborhood that was busy and with some construction reducing parking spots on street.

We heard the jazz quartet playing in the bar/lounge and decided to sit at one of the high-top tables. Second great choice. We had an excellent server and the music was fantastic.

Now for those that follow my reviews, I am always criticizing bars for crappy martinis and lack of great olives (ideally blue cheese stuffed!), but not here: the bartender executed on both issues.

As we were unwinding over our martinis and listening to the jazz set, our server recommended a starter of salt and pepper jumbo shrimp. We took him up on his recommendation (third great choice). My only regret was there were only 7 on the platter to split between the both of —could have eaten 10 myself.

Although we were in “meat country” our server highly recommended seafood. I settled on the Redfish (never had before) and my business partner on the Chilean seabass. Both were excellent.

And to top off the night, as a former trombone player, Bill Watrous (www.billwatrous.com) showed up and played a set with the quartet which was truly amazing. I spoke to him after the gig and at 74, the man can still blow a mean horn.

And the parking. . . .as we walked out of the restaurant our car magically showed up with the valet. No wait and easy get away.

BTW—why is this not rated higher in TripAdvisor?

  • Visited May 2013
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Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always the best”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

You know when you go there it will always be great -- with no ugly surprises! Dined there last night with about 8 people for business, service is the best. We shared the hot seafood appetizer, fabulous flavors. The crab fried rice is a hit with everyone. Great wine selection as well. The beef is tender and first class. One of the few places where you can order a steak rare and the waiter doesn't tell you rare means a cold red center, I know what rare is when I order it, thank you very much!

  • Visited May 2013
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Tuscaloosa AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“liked Truluck's better”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Eddie V's had good food, good service, but it was very loud. Truluck's had more menu and wine choices.

  • Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“One of my Austin Favourites ...”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great service, great food, great cocktails. Jazz in the bar in the evening. A great evening in Austin guaranteed. Never had a bad night here…. ever.

  • Visited May 2013
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