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J5 Steakhouse in Spicewood: A Dining Experience You Won’t Soon Forget

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If you find yourself along Highway 71 West near Spicewood, after 4 p.m. on a Tuesday through Saturday, strongly consider stopping for dinner at J5 Steakhouse. This restaurant is inviting and holds a perfect balance between casual and upscale. Friday and Saturday can be busy, so it’s best to call ahead or make a reservation. The menu has a variety of options for appetizers, sides, and entrees but not so many the range is overwhelming. Wine and liquor options are diverse and include local crafts. A small bar is located towards the rear of the building, live music is not uncommon.

Plenty of parking

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An appetizer of ahi tuna was shareable between two people, serving as a nice palate prep for the heavier main course. Rack of lamb was subtly sweet and perfectly seared; flavors melded well without a one aspect dominant. It was served with a bundle of asparagus, cooked to maintain crispness and not drowning in butter. They had quite a bit of girth but were still tender. On the other end of the table, the 8 oz. filet was a well-chosen cut of meat and cooked to order as rare. A delightful overall standout of the meal was the roasted cauliflower, which was lightly browned and perfectly kissed with lemon.

Just the right amount

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Service here is attentive; ask for Ann if you can! Families celebrate birthdays here, couples have romantic evenings, and friends treat out of town guests. Just outside of Spicewood, and a short drive from Marble Falls, consider J5 Steakhouse at 21814 Hwy. 71 West as a palatable option if you are in this area!