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Trace
New American Restaurant
Today 6:30 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
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W Austin 200 Lavaca St Austin, TX 78701
200 Lavaca StreetUSTexasAustin78701
(512) 542-3660traceaustin.com
New American Restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant
New American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
American Restaurant
Bar
Today 6:30 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 6:30 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 6:30 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 6:30 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 6:30 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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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 food was quirky with wonderful locally sourced foods."
"The drinks are expensive except during their 3 to 5pm lounge happy hour."
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andrew abony
5 months 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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Angie Presby
6 months ago
One of our highlights in Austin was breakfast at Trace. Loved the atmosphere, the decor, and the outdoor patio. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was delicious. Pricy, but worth it. :) (Does not validate parking ticket to garage on the left of it's entrance, possibly the one across the street?)
William Weber
7 months ago
Great outdoor seating area with a menu that will make any mouth water. The only thing I didn't like was was having to only choose 1 main meal. Great experience, music, food, and service.
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Alex Choice
7 months ago
I tried and tried to like their food, at every event their food is below average. I only had one thing over the last 3 years that was even worth remembering which the pork sliders in the bar area. I ate in the restaurant several times had below average meals. The drinks are expensive except during their 3 to 5pm lounge happy hour. Don't be fool by the hype of W brand, its restaurant is more like a holiday inn quaility
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Shannon MF
8 months 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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Jennifer Smalls
9 months ago
Went here for breakfast, actually stayed at the W. The food was alright, poached eggs and toast and some bacon. Not really sure how you can go wrong there. Unfortunately the service was just so so. The waiter took forever to even come by and ask for our drink orders, and then never came back after taking our orders. We never saw him again, so that is that. The outdoor seating is nice, the atmosphere is nice, the food is okay, the service is lack luster.
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Angel_ LifeMusicATX
11 months ago
The beet salad is beautiful. I'm salivating right now just thinking about the freshness of the beets paired with the tartness of the goat cheese mousse. Goodness gracious. I don't know who thought of that, but I could kiss them. The restaurant's "shabby chic" decor is to die for. It's just the right touch for the location and, though Iive in Austin, I wan't to spend a long weekend at the adjacent W Hotel just so that I can eat at Trace every day. Yes. The whole package is just that good.
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Brian Vattiat
a year ago
I stopped at Trace for happy hour out on the patio last spring. I like the look of this place whenever I ride by, so it was fun to hang out on the comfortable outdoor seats and take in the scene. I had some appetizers...all very tasty especially the cheese plate. We also had some fancy cocktails, which were great, but the non-happy hour prices would be more than I'm willing to pay. The downside of the experience was do to our server, who couldn't get our bill right. He over-charged us by a significant amount, which I notified him about. He took the bill back and brought a revised bill. That bill still wasn't right, but I was willing to take the hit just to get out of there. The next day, I looked at my credit card statement and the original, over-charged amount was billed. To top it all off, the server left his hotel ID card in the check holder thingy. I took it as an expensive lesson to not return to Trace anytime soon.
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