Not Worth It. I went to Joe DiMaggio's for the first time to celebrate my anniversary last night and was quite disappointed. We ordered the 12oz filet and the scallops The filet was good, but for $44, I was expecting fantastic. The scallops were overcooked and lacking in flavor, and the ravioli that accompanied them was dry and chewy. While the service was great, it didn't make up for the fact that the food was below average and the restaurant was freezing cold. I expected a lot more.
Experience good Entree Marginal.
Went to Joe's for our anniversary. Great ambiance, waiter was prompt and had some good suggestions.
We ordered the
Polenta - Best EVER Great would go just for that!!!!
Mixed Greens Salad - Hubby liked, I'm not a fan of the dressing or the silver dollar sized croutons
Squash Ravioli - Was undercooked, the pasta texture was kind of like raw flour once you bit into it. Great sauce! Filling was excellent! Not so sure of the warm greens on the top but tasted good when mixed with the tangy sauce.
Rigatoni W/Sausage and chicken - Just skip this. Cheese was slightly burnt on top, Flavor just plain bad. My husband had it boxed up but we decided to dump it once we got in the door.
The Sirrah wine my husband had was pretty good.
The sourdough bread was good but the other bread was waaayyy salty. The dipping sauce they give you is very good though.
The desert menu was lacking the chocolaty rich desert we were craving.
Nice place go for appetizers (the Polenta is AWESOME) or their HH but skip the meal.
Best experience for steaks. I was in the Domain area this past weekend for a business conference, and my hotel recommended this place for a nice dinner out. I am so glad they did! A few of us took advantage of their HH in the bar with $5 martinis, and the polenta was delicious. We were seated for dinner in the dining room surrounded by high leather booths that made us feel first class. I ordered the chopped salad, the 12 oz. filet,-medium & the hazelnut semi-freddo for dessert. The chopped salad was a wonderful combination of flavors and not too over powered by the dressing like some other steakhouse salads. My medium filet came out perfect, and it was so full of juice & flavor, it makes me drool all over again thinking about it. Our server was attentive and made the experience at Joe DiMaggio's "fine dining." He was the one that suggested something different for dessert, and I was not dissappointed. I usually go with a tiramisu, but the Hazelnut semi-freddo was so good & sweet, I will order it again when I go back. The price point is definitely a little up there, but completely worth it.
Great steaks, good service. This place is great. I can't wait for my next trip back to Austin, Tx for some more of that Joe DiMaggios bone in ribeye. Tender, juicy, succulent and delicious are just the tip of the iceberg for words I would use to describe these incredible carnivorous dreams on a plate. You've got to get this with the potatoes au gratin and the demi sauce. Don't forget to spend a little time on the patio by the fire pit. Cool (and clean) bathrooms.
Gorgeous restaurant in the Domain. This must be the most beautiful restaurant in the Domain shopping center (if not all of Austin). My girlfriends and I love the Marilyn Monroe Room. Red velvet booths and a swanky vibe make this our favorite birthday get together spot. The Happy Hour is great too. $5 for lots of different drinks and food too. My birthday is the next one in our group. I know where we'll be celebrating it --- At Joe DiMaggios!
Love the steaks!!!. This is the best restaurant at the domain and in Austin! The inside of the restaurant is replete with beautifully enlarged photos of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. The round booths are great for a small group. My favorite part, however, is the demi glace on the New York Strip and the Bone in Ribeye. My husband loves the gnocchi. Too many wines to name. Tell 'em Erica sent ya!
Worst steak and sides in Austin.
This was absolutely one of the worst meals that we have ever had. We had extremely high hopes due to the atmosphere, etc. We arrived during happy hour and were pleased with our appetizer. After that, however, things went downhill, We ordered a warm spinach salad, which was just wilted and lacking in flavor. We were still upbeat and joked about getting the salad from North, and bringing it here so we could have a decent salad. However, shortly after that our steak, potatoes au gratin, and creamed spinach arrived. The steak had been ordered medium rare. It arrived totally charred and burned on the outside and raw on the inside. The taste was bitter. The potatoes had to be cut with a knife. The spinach was nothing more than steamed spinach with cream poured over it. The sides arrived with no serving spoon. We had to use our forks to put them on our plate. Our policy is that we do not return items to the kitchen as we have both worked in restaurants in the past and know workers respond to this.
We did complain to the manager, who comped us 2 happy hour drinks (we did not ask to be comped for anything). The manager is all of maybe 24 years old, and obviously did not take our comments seriously.
If you want a top quality steak, do not come here. I have had better steaks at Outback. We were celebrating a birthday, and this was a total fiasco. Go to Ruth Chris, at a comparable price, where you will get top quality steak and service. I wish we had.
My New Favorite Restaurant. The patio makes this place my new favorite restaurant. That AND THE FOOD are what this place is all about. We wanted to have our rehearsal dinner here, but they didn't have a fully private room to accomodate us. They did have some private dining, but only sectioned off by a curtain didn't work for us. Oh well, we still love the happy hour. $5 for all that!?! Words of advice, request a booth. That's the best way to go.
Best Steaks, Most Attentive Service. This place is incredible! What a beautiful restaurant! I wish I'd known about it sooner. My girlfriend and I had dinner there last weekend and had an incredible meal. Our server was very professional and on top of it. He hung up my girlfriend's jacket as we were seated at one of the swanky leather booths and did a great job recommending dishes (don't miss the bone-in ribeye). The polenta was divine. We also really loved the warm chocolate souffle. Where have you been Joe DiMaggio? I know that we well be back soon!
Great outdoor patio, but WAY too loud and WAY too expensive inside!. The patio and bon fire are cozy & nice for a drink and some apps, especially during happy hour. Also the Marilyn Monroe lounge is great & sultry for that first date. But the main restaurant is just WAY too loud as the diners compete with the live music in an open space. Also main dishes are way over priced for what you get.
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