We have had good meals at the other Trudy's location and were excited to try the new Four Star location on 290 on the way to Dripping Springs. However, after reading reviews here, we were a bit apprehensive. But, we decided to make it an adventure and off we went.
The night we were there, the restaurant was having a private party on half of the patio. So, we were given the opportunity to either sit out on the patio (still indoor and with A/C) or sit in the dining room. The dining room is a strange place...reminds me of a nice IHOP. The booths give it a strange vibe...and not really in a good way. (In my opinion.) However, the patio/bar area has more of a casual, fun atmosphere. Yes, the chairs are metal patio chairs - but not uncomfortable. It is strange that there is no outdoor dining. By eating in the patio area, you get the feel but without the bugs, wind or heat. Not bad, in my opinion.
The food was great. We loved the veggie appetizer with black beans and corn. It had some good heat and was really yummy. I had the smoked chicken quesadilla and the meat was so tender and flavorful. Ask for a side of quac with this, as you only get sour cream. And, I felt it needed a scoop of pico with it. There was not enough inside the quesadilla. My husband had the spinach and mushroom enchiladas with suiza sauce and it was really hot and spicy...just the way he liked it. Salsas were good and we liked the choice of the red and green.
I felt they really missed the mark with the lack of a tequilla/margarita menu. We are sort of 'rita snobs. We like a good silver tequilla and always look forward to checking out the bar menu to see if there is anything new or "on special" that we might want to try. There was no drink menu on the tables and the waitstaff did not offer anything other than the house 'rita. Big disappointment. And a lost opportunity for the restaurant in their largest profit center.
Menu is large and we'll be back to try other options. Service was good - and on a busy night. Maybe next time we'll have to ask if they have other margarita options!