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Sep 6, 2007 05:53 AM

Trio at The Four Seasons

Has anyone been there yet? I was thinking of taking my wife there this weekend but I wanted to get some info before I went.

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      1. I ate there last weekend with a few friends. We took a tour of the menu and the wine list. Our sommelier was really well-informed, and I think the food was fantastic. I can't say I've really had a better meal in Austin. The color of the room is a bit much, but all-in-all, we loved it. I think it would make a nice date spot for you and your wife.

        1. Have the squid a la plancha and the olive oil-poached halibut with celery puree.....just a suggestion!

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          1. re: jdupe

            The chef is super talented. I can't wait to go.

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            1. Had the foie gras trio as a 1st course a week after the restaurant opened; it was very underwhelming, and the menu is probably better off without it.

              1. re: dinetex

                Can you tell me about the rest of your meal? Was the experience worth the $$$

                1. re: amysuehere

                  I gave it a second chance this past weekend. To start with, I have to say the ambiance is much better in the wine room and will ask to be seated there from now on. As for dinner, I stayed away from the shrimp trio I had last time, as it was bland and unremarkable, especially the shrimp chevice and wonton shrimp (whose outer fried layer simply "fell off"). The beef trio 2/3 good, meaning the ragu was good; the oxtail was okay (but shortribs would have been far better and less fatty); and the wagyu steak was pretty pathetic, as it was about 2 oz of sliced tenderloin that wasn't that great qualty of a cut (rubbery) and wasn't cooked properly. For my second visit, I had the crab fondue, which was okay--but it had too much cream and not enough crabmeat in it. Then I had the pork schnitzel, which was on the old menu and is still very good. I also had a side of corn brulee which was great, it was sweet and salty at the same time and paired well with the scnitzel