25 Reviews for Trudy's
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We had our ceremony and reception in the same large room. This meant Trudy's would have just a few minutes to get setup while the guests went down stairs for drinks after the ceremony and we changed the room over.
I was stressed that I was putting too much on Trudy's for our big day. We were to have them setup the buffet line in a small amount of time, and move lots of beer/wine between different locations within our wedding venue. They completely took control of the situation and made everything work flawlessly. They seemed to already have taken care of any concern before I even was able to ask them about it.
Our guests, full of picky eaters and special diets, all raved about the food. One of the caterers even helped the groom with his tie!
After the reception they cleaned and loaded up in what seemed like mere seconds. They were extremely professional and we couldn't have asked for a better caterer.
We fully recommend Trudy's for any event.
We found ourselves catererless 3 months before our wedding, due to our original caterer moving to Australia. Trudy's was extremely responsive and helpful designing our menu. The food was delicious and we able to give us a take home bag for our room to eat after the reception.
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Our wedding was on 2/18/2017 with the ceremony being held at Chapel Dulcinea and the reception at Trudy’s. My husband and I live in Houston, so planning an out of town wedding was very scary to me. The event coordinators made everything so smooth and wonderful and I feel so silly for even stressing myself out lol.
Specifically Beth….she was so wonderful from replying to my million emails down to taking care of every guest at the reception. They kept all my boxes and decorations and had everything all packed up after the reception. So you literally don’t have to worry about anything! Instead of just doing what I say, Beth and I actually discussed different ideas and she gave me advice since she’s had plenty experience.
One instance that really sticks out is how she handled my cake because it was my main concern.. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, we decided to use a 4 tier cake stand with a 8” round cake on top and the bottom 3 tiers filled with glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme. That’s what worried me the most…since we had to set it up ourselves rather than ordering a cake that is already good to go. I wanted to go to Trudy’s early before the wedding just so I can set the cake up myself (I’m kind of a control freak lol) But Beth told me to not worry and she let me send her pictures of how I wanted the cake (the set up, topper,and the flower decorations) Well, about an hour before the reception Beth texted me pictures of the cake/donuts and I was SOO IMPRESSED! It came out perfect and she made me feel less stressed and worried about everything else because I knew she had things under control. Needless to say, Trudys and Beth saved the day in so many ways..Our day was so magical on the rooftop, I wish I could relive that day all over again (:
Trudy's made having a destination wedding so easy! Having lived in Austin before, my husband and I loved Trudy's restaurants and insisted on having them as our wedding caterer. The catering staff were so accommodating and helped us create the perfect menu for our wedding day. The staff the day of went above and beyond to make our guests feel at home and even helped set up all of the table settings prior to the reception. Thank you Trudy's for being such gems to work with and making wedding planning easy. The food was the exact same quality we would have gotten had we been at one of the restaurants which is exceptional because they served 200 guests.
Trudy's was awesome! The food was delicious and a great value for the money, because the service staff was included. Their set up was very elegant and professional, and all their staff was great. They were very easy to work with. They even stayed later than we had originally planned to get the cake cutting done and were very flexible.
We recently had Trudy's cater our wedding and it was a pleasant experience from start to finish. The tasting was very yummy so we booked them right away. Their catering manager, Coco was responsive, professional and very easy to work. The best part was the food - our guests absolutely loved it and we got lots of compliments. I would highly recommend Trudy's as a wedding caterer.
Our contact was Coco and she was awesome from the first phone call! I live in Houston and was trying to plan a rehearsal luncheon in Austin. Coco took great care of us. She handled everything we needed over the phone. The room looked fantastic and was ready to go hours before the lunch started. There was plenty of wait staff there to take care of us. Everything went completely to plan and we had a great time! The food and drinks were great, service was excellent, atmosphere perfect. I would most definitely recommend Trudy's for a rehearsal dinner. They are on top of their game! And again, Coco was a great help from start to finish.
Thank you Rick! You all were such a pleasure to work with and we truly appreciate your kind words!
The staff was great.We were the parents of the Groom and we had the roof top for the rehearsal dinner.Had the Fajita bar and it was awesome.The staff kept chips and salsa and cheese always filled.Coco was very helpful and always called me back and was always pleasant and helpful.The bartender and staff were very friendly and were great. Our Son and his wife were very pleased with their day as were we. It was a great venue I would recommend . Robert and Lorie Grant
Lorie, thank you so much for your kind words. It means the world to us that you would recommend us!
Food was amazing, and everything was smooth throughout the night. The service was great, the pricing was fair, and overall we hardly remember the catering because it was so smooth (which I think is a good thing). We will definitely consider Trudy's for any future catering needs we have, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married in the near future.
Our food was excellent. We wound up with enough leftovers to feed the groom for weeks... and he was ecstatic about that!
All of our guests raved about how wonderful the food from Trudy's was, specifically noting how wonderful the fresh-made corn tortillas were!
Our catering guru, Coco, was knowledgeable and in constant communication to let us know what was going on with her end of the food dealings. She was able to make adjustments and recommendations for us as needed.
Now, anytime we go through Austin, Trudy's is one of our main stops!
Thanks Leah! You guys were so wonderful to work with and we loved being a part of your celebration!
I had my husband's retirement party at Trudy's Four Star on the rooftop. The event manager, Coco, was extremely helpful and accommodated every request I made regarding the event and the menu. The tables looked great - full linens, plates, silverware and candles. The food was set up when promised and was very good. This was a turn-key event. We only had to show up and enjoy our guests. We had so many comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the party and the food. I highly recommend Trudy's Four Star for catering events.
Food was great and my guests loved everything they had to offer!
My husbands 40th birthday was celebrated at Trudys hill country.
It was a perfect sunset view from the top.
The drinks and food ( with vegetarian choices) was excellent.
The servers were so nice and made drinks all through out the party.
We had nice music, food, cake(chocolate my favorite from sweetish hill), candles , flowers, drinks, childhood picture slideshow on the TV. Friends speaking about my husband. They have taken care of all the arrangements, very well coordinated. Thanks Trudys team.
This review is long over due...My son and new daughter-in-law had their wedding in Dripping Springs, Texas on July 4, 2014. Most of us stayed out in Dripping Springs so it made since to hold the rehearsal dinner locally instead of going to town or out by the lake. There are not many places to chose from in Dripping Springs so I was a bit skeptical at first. I literally pulled into Trudys Four Star on my way out of town as a last stop (close to dinner without an appointment). I am so glad I did! I was introduced to Coco (the catering manager) who was setting up for an event that very evening and she showed me around anyway. She was wonderful from that moment on until the very end of our event. After seeing the menu and prices, I never turned back. She made sure that every detail I asked for was taken care of. I even had flowers ordered from Costco that were delivered a couple days prior that she had placed in water and stored in a cooler for me. Many of our guest had never been to Texas so, upscale mexican food on a beautiful private roof top with views, made our rehearsal dinner elegant and relaxed at the same time. Now, if you are looking for a dressy upscale event with a stuffy feel, this is not it. This has a more "Welcome to Texas feel". I went with the highest price events menu ($16.00 Per Person) plus the $3.00 per person desserts add on. I also decided to put a maximum dollar amount on the bar. When I reached that limit they came and told me. By this time we were listening to speeches and slide shows and people were not drinking as much so it worked out. The servers were VERY ATTENTIVE and the food was great. I did however, need to order two more half trays of enchiladas because we ran out. We did have some rather large football players in attendance though. Coco was off that night but stopped by just to make sure that everything was going well anyway. They also have a wonderful audio and visual system for music & slide shows. Love Them!
Thank you so much Karen! It was our pleasure to host your rehearsal dinner!
Trudy's is great on price for a wedding being planned on a small budget. Their pricing is done all inclusive. They have a roof top area that is private away from the rest of the restaurant over looking the hill country of Austin. Down fall is that there is not a private entrance and you do have to walk though the restaurant to get upstairs. The food was wonderful and the service was great.
We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was just what we were looking for, something casual enough, but with a special event/ intimate feel. We had our dinner in the semi-private patio room. Trudy's Four Star is different then the other locations because they seem to cater more towards special events. I love their patio room. It looks out over the Hill
Country and is a beautiful view of the sunset! Our team Coco and Tara were great and responded to all questions very fast. It was so easy to set up our menu online. We were able to accommodate roughly 40 people in this space, but they definitely have other options for more or less guests. I recommend them if this is the vibe you are going for!
I can't thank Trudy's enough for a fantastic wedding feast! Everyone raved about the food, and we thought everything we ate was delicious as well. Our guests absolutely loved the street taco appetizers and our friends are still talking about the chicken enchilada suizas. Some guests came up to me and also said the coffee bar was the best they'd ever had. I loved hearing that.
Working with them was very easy as they were accommodating and full-service. After getting about 6 different quotes from various recommended caterers, I found Trudy's to be the most affordable and easy to work with.
Trudy's is one of the best buys for a Hill Country Rehearsal Dinner, as the food is great and the venue is beautiful. The rooftop area is nice and reserved, but be aware that the loud fan can be bothersome (it cannot be turned off).
Trudys did an exceptional job for our reception. I won't say that it was inexpensive because it was not. It cost a pretty penny, but, they did an amazing job. They charge a service charge up front. Then they want you to add tip at the end of the night. We were strapped at the end of the night and felt bad that we could not tip them what they were asking for even though they did an amazing job. The food was delicious! All we ordered were appetizers for 100 people. Not a meal but we felt it was plenty for everyone. The service was fantastic. I would highly recommend them for any event! A+++++++++++++
Thank you for your review and positive words! Trudy's is honored to have been a part of your celebration. We are very sorry you felt required to leave a gratuity at the end of the night. We make it a point to tell whomever is paying the bill that the service charge has already been included and, while it is not a gratuity, it does cover the hourly wage of our banquet staff (at least $15 per hour); therefore, gratuity is not required. This is also in our event agreement as we never want you to feel mislead about any costs involved with private events. I would love to speak to you more if you would give me a call at your convenience!
Thanks so much,
Director of Events
We had Trudy's cater our party in Wimberley this past weekend and they ROCKED! Awesome food and drink, and their employees were superb. Will use them for future parties if we have a need for sure.
We had Trudys cater for pre-wedding dinner at a hotel in Austin. I liked their choice of food and their reputation based on feedback from friends. The catering manger Coco was super responsive and the ability to make changes and pay online worked out really well. They also delivered the food, which was a big plus. Our guests, especially those out of Texas, really enjoyed the variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and desserts. We received many compliments afterwards. Thanks a lot.
With only a couple of days notice (and those falling on a weekend in between Christmas & New Years), Coco and her staff quickly got a quote together, re-worked the quote after we needed to make a change and got the catering scheduled in accordance with our short-notice plan. Food was great, portions were large and plate price was reasonable. This was set up for a self-service function only, but the delivery staff was on time and set up quickly.
I was a little disappointed in the quality of the food. We ordered beef and chicken fajitas which had too many vegetables and not enough meat! We also ordered the roasted chicken and received only leg/thigh quarters when we were told there would be white meat as well. The chicken enchiladas were great with lots of chicken, but I felt cheated on the garden salad, which was mostly greens, with a couple of tomato slices. I would recommend checking what you're paying for instead of entertaining guests! The event coordinator was very helpful in setting up the outside patio and working with me regarding changes.
It's rough having to write such a bad review; but after being in contact with them over a quarter of the year trying to get a simple refund for a lunch (on a rehearsal dinner inspection trip from Alabama), and a promise of 2 gift certificates to soften the blow of their mixup, I have to write the review...basically: my wife flew to Dallas, drove to Austin to check out Trudy's for the rehearsal dinner. Bought lunch, and also for a friend who accompanied...spent the entire trip there trying to get answers and help and plan the big event...not long after all that was completed, Trudy's staff wrote to her and announced: sorry, we realized too late that we were already booked for the day you wanted! Ok....bummer. Yes, mistakes happen (we are humans), but it was very unprofessional. More un-professional? When I wrote asking for a simple refund of the lunch (I mean after all, the trip was blown because time was spent with Trudy's, and they were "available" according to their calendar and our son wanted to use them---but then when we found out too late that they were already booked, and obviously couldn't go back and start the day over) the manager who wrote to us said she would send a $100 gift card to my son, and one to my wife and me...it's been well over 2 months since that promise. She checked on it in March...and "central processing" was told in early Feb to take care of it...but they haven't. In my correspondence with them I told them i wanted to handle this by email instead of social media, which often can be awful. However, now I'm getting ignored; no refund; no gift cards; no reply. And for us, no recommendations for Trudy's. Dealing with them has been a huge and disappointing waste of time.