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Old 06-14-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Maple Valley, WA
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We're headed to Truluck's on Thursday. Does anyone know if coat and tie are required, or will slacks and a nice shirt do? Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Slacks and a collared shirt is what I usually wear
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I don't think a coat and tie are required in any restaurant in Austin.

Steve Jobs would be comfortable at Trulucks in jeans and his favorite black turtleneck.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Maple Valley, WA
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Slacks and a collared shirt is what I usually wear
That's what I figured, but just thought I'd double check. We don't get out too much

The last nice place we went to was Jeffrey's - about 6 years ago when we were dating!

Thanks again.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:32 AM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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I don't think a coat and tie are required in any restaurant in Austin.

Steve Jobs would be comfortable at Trulucks in jeans and his favorite black turtleneck.
Yes, there are some restaurants where one would feel more comfortable dressed up rather than down, but that's one of the true joys of Austin - not "having" to dress for dinner. I grew up outside Wash DC and there were coat and tie requirements in many of the nicer establishments. For one, it's just too darn hot here in the summer to require men to dress that way.

Are you going to the one NW or Downtown? If you go the the one NW, don't be surprised to see people in shorts. Austinites like fine dining, we just don't like to make a fuss about getting dressed up for it!
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think business casual applies everywhere. I didn't dress up in DC at all, but did see old gentlemen and ladies always dressed very formally.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Whee, do I have to take my tuxedo next time??

Tell me about this place. Good food?
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you are talking about the Truluck's on 4th and Colorado, I'm not aware of any dress code. I've never dressed up for it. Just whatever I was wearing at the time. Downtown has a lot of tourists, and they often don't dress up at all. Plus for some hipster Austinites, a vintage t-shirt IS dressing up.

So just wear something you'd be comfortable in if someone took your photo. You'll be fine.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I think you would fit in with shorts, jeans or slacks. Truluck's is quite casual. The food is wonderful.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I can remember going to Jeffreys way back when, and there were people in formal formal FORMAL attire standing in line right next to people in jeans and boots - as said, that's the one of the beauties of Austin, no dress code!
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