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W Austin, 2nd Street District 200 Lavaca St Austin, TX 78701
200 Lavaca StreetUSTexasAustin78701
(512) 542-3660traceaustin.com
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Trace at the W Austin offers ever-changing medleys of Texas cuisine, artisan cheeses and heritage meats from the finest and freshest seasonal fare sourced directly from the region's surrounding farms.
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Regionally sourced meats, veggies & cheeses in a sophisticated setting with sidewalk dining.- Google
"The in house pasta and sauce was delicate and just right."
"The spread was quite delectable, and the people watching was superb."
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Theresa Garcia
a month ago
Sat down for some charcuterie and bubbly after SXSW with a coworker the first time I ever came here. The spread was quite delectable, and the people watching was superb. Jay-Z and his posse were sitting right next to us. Second time I came here was just for a cappuccino. While I remember it being stellar, I also remember being exhausted and peckish so my taste buds might have been happy with anything remotely resembling caffeine, milk and sugar. The people watching was yet again superb though. This time it was Skrillex that followed us in and sat next to us. It's actually kind of exhausting having celebrities stalk me every time I go to Austin ;) On a serious note though about Trace, I thought it was a very nice place and absolutely love the outdoor dining area...especially in the spring and fall when the weather is lovely.
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Nick Y
a month ago
Delicious bloody Mary. But there are two on the menu. One that they are known for with brisket infused alcohol and a traditional one.
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Anna Wong
a year ago
I've been here once for brunch and once for dinner. Brunch was very good, although a little pricier than an everyday brunch. The fresh donut holes were delicious as was the benedict. It is a perfect place for a nice dinner or drinks before a show at ACL Live. The seared scallops were so yummy and so was the onion butter we had with the easy tiger bread (chef selects whipped butters). Service was a little slow in the beginning at dinner, but ended up okay and it was a really busy night as many others were dining there before the sold out show at ACL Live.
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Shannon MF
a year ago
I had heard good things about Trace. My boyfriend and I had a date night there. The restaurant was a little confusing to find because of how it's located in the W. It has a very elegant look with the low-lighting. We sat on there patio area. The menu is small but has a variety of options. We shared a salad that was very fresh and bright. I got a rabbit ragout that was not what expected but in a very good way. The in house pasta and sauce was delicate and just right. Not to heavy or over powering. The only thing is I wish it had more pieces of rabbit mixed in. My boyfriend got the lamb chops which were good but we've had better. Nonetheless, I recommend Trace.
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Mo Patellio
2 months ago
Good food. Great decor. The live DJ for the brunch time on Saturday definitely makes the place very happening. We had a party of five with reservation we were not able to get a table outside.
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Kandis Alexander
2 months ago
Beautiful atmosphere and the loaded fries are delicious! Very chipper and friendly staff!
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Elmer Boutin
a year ago
I met a friend for lunch here recently. Very nice place. I had the burger. It was quite good. The bun was toasted just right, the patty was done just the way I like it. The toppings were served on the side, which made it nice for me to stack the burger up the way I like it. The side of coleslaw was quite interesting. I'm not sure what was in it, but it was very different and delicious. The service was great, too. It's a little pricy compared to other lunch venues in the area, but it is a solid place. Check it out.
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andrew abony
a year ago
Its not the best W restaurant i've been to but like most W's, the decor, service and layout are all top notch. Grab a drink in the library bar, mozy through the little labyrinth to get to the resto and take a seat, great patio here with a nice vibe and good people watching on busy nights (especially when the Moody theater is bumping). Cocktails are strong, I had a goat dish which I wouldn't get again (wasnt bad just wasnt great) and the fries are very good! Good for a business dinner or a date night if you're out of ideas as the W has a mix of everything you want from intimate area's, good music, food, walking distance, all wrapped up in a great atmosphere.
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