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Trace - W - Austin

A journey for the avid culinary enthusiast, Trace is an enriching and authentic experience of the senses, capturing the character and personality of the locale. Our cuisine with a conscience is foraged, farmed, crafted, hunted and shared utilizing the freshest, peak-of-the-season local and regional ingredients, supporting sustainable, renewable and organic food and beverage products.
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423 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(423 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 423 reviews
5 stars
(218)
4 stars
(124)
3 stars
(54)
2 stars
(19)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(146)
  • special occasion(127)
  • fit for foodies(123)
  • great for brunch(102)
  • hot spot(93)
  • romantic(88)
Trace - W - Austin Reviews List
Review 1 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/27/2016
 2009
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Review 2 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2014
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Review 4 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
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Review 5 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
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Review 6 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
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Review 8 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, late-night find
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Review 9 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
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Review 10 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/10/2016
 2008
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Review 11 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
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Review 12 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2005
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Review 13 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Service was terrible. Food was good. Bad service almost ruined the experience though. Would maybe come again."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
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Review 14 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/12/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2012
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Review 15 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
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Review 16 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/14/2016
 2012
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Review 17 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/03/2016
 2008
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Review 18 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
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Review 19 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/12/2016
 2010
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Review 20 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
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Review 21 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
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Review 22 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/07/2016
 2010
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Review 23 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 24 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
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Review 25 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic in every way!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 26 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
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Review 27 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always a pleasure

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Trace at the W has never let me down. I love the ambience, I love the food, I love how intimate the environment is. Great all around!"
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/21/2016
 2006
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Review 29 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2011
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Review 30 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2011
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Review 32 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2005
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Review 33 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2013
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Review 34 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 37 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Special attention to detail

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Dined on 3/24/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We have always had a wonderful experience at Trace and at the W. We recently celebrated our anniversary here, and the experience from the service to the food was above and beyond perfect and special."
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 38 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
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Review 39 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
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Review 40 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/23/2016
 2010
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Review 41 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great time. DJ is on point."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
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Review 42 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
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Review 43 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/13/2016
 2005
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Review 44 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food was blah but seating (especially patio) was very nice. Have drinks but skip the food."
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2011
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Review 45 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great place for lunch & people watching. Great patio... I'll be back."
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2008
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Review 47 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
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Review 48 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2013
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Review 49 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/13/2016
 2010
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Review 50 for Trace - W - Austin
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
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