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“My Downtown Happy Place!”

Truluck's Seafood - Austin Downtown
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Ranked #1 of 3,781 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 6 June 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 Maitre De to a server who saw us looking around and came over immediately to see if we needed something. It's exactly the perfect meal that everyone dreams of having when they eat out.

We began with the Oysters Rockefeller. These were hands-down the best we've ever had. They were light and delicate and perfectly broiled. We discussed just ordering plate after plate of these and skipping the main course. But then thought the better of that idea. So
we had the redfish and the trout. I added a Bernaise sauce to mine that had crab and shrimp. They both were excellent, but mine was more delicious, with the sauce elevating it to incredible. Every bite was memorable and made my tastebuds extremely happy.

They brought us chocolate bread pudding with a flaming cherry jubilee. Quite impressive looking and very thick. The scoop of vanilla ice-cream added a nice moisture to the mix and put it over the top. As it was an impromptu birthday celebration, (Russell had let them know in advance) they taken the time to write my name in chocolate on the plate. How very thoughtful..and yummy!

This restaurant has the fine details of dining and welcoming down to a fine art. We've eaten at many top star places over the years, but this one wins the award for best all-around dining.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

After 9 months of remodeling Truluck's is back in business. They have added another floor and completed remodeled the ground floor and the bar. The upper floor has a great view of down town area and the decor is very nice! each table has an spot light over the table so the ambience is very nice and at the same time you have nice light to eat and see the food.
The menu is pretty much the same and they also brought back some old time favorites that were off the menu for a while, like the Hot and Crunchy Trout.
The wine list is very complete with a good range of prices.
Service is excellent and the managers are checking in to make sure everything is OK at the table.
One major improvement is the addition of carpet to dampen the noise, in the previous set up the dining room was noisy and it was hard to keep a conversation. Now it is much better!
They had a piano player by the bar but the playing wasn't too intrusive during dinner.
We had a very enjoyable dinner and the very next day we got a call from the restaurant to check if we had a good experience the night before. Great touch!
Reservations are a must and now there is sign up front indicating that proper attire is required.

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Thank DiverDan88
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Seafood, fresh seafood. A break from these Texas nights of beef. And it was excellent, loud and welcoming. Rather a Rep crowd for my taste but Billy's Joel's Uptown Girl on the piano set the scene perfectly. Slightly salty smoked salmon, but a succulent broiled halibut and hte perfectly lightly boiled broccoli and a delicious parmesan mash were excellent.

It may be a chain, but it felt as if every cool dude and hot chick in town were there. Uptown entertainment.

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Thank julianmoseley
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Four of us ate there on a Thurs. evening. The server spent a lot of time with us answering our questions and explaining the specials. The food was great! Loved the extensive wine list. Enjoyed HH downstairs before our meal on the second floor. There was a pianist on the first floor, but the music was piped into the 2nd floor, but you could still have a conversation. Location was very good in the busy downtown area of Austin. Would definitely return!

Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

The stone crab claws and the crab fried rice made for an excellent dinner, We ate at the bar and there was a very talented piano player/singer--didn't get his name but he was also exceptional. The service was outstanding and the meal memorable.

So many great dining choices in Austin and I would put Truluck's on your agenda if you want an upscale atmosphere and seafood in Austin. Great location and many other nightspots within walking distance.

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Thank dibotu
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