Eddie V's Prime Seafood
|Wholly owned subsidiary|
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|Headquarters||1000 Darden Center Drive
Orlando, Florida, U.S. 32837
Number of locations
|14 (September 2015)|
|Texas, California, Arizona|
|Eugene Lee (Interim CEO/Chairman of Darden and President of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group)
Guy Villavaso (Co-Founder)
Larry Foles (Co-Founder)
John Carver (Corporate Chef)
|Parent||Darden Restaurants, Inc.|
|Footnotes / references
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is an American restaurant chain specializing in seafood, aged steaks, and live music. Eddie V's dining rooms use earthy tones, stone, and leather. Live jazz is featured and premium steaks are offered with sides including Brussels sprouts with bacon, fries with parmesan and chives, and roasted beets with candied walnuts. The menu is seasonal and based on local availability. The brand also offers a gluten-free menu.
The first Eddie V's was opened in Austin, Texas in 2000 by Guy Villavaso and Larry Foles. In 2011, the brand was sold for $59 million cash to Darden Restaurants, Inc. and became a part of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group.
As of May 2013, there are a total of 12 Eddie V's restaurants (which also operates Wildfish Seafood Grille), located in Texas, Arizona, and California) located throughout Texas, California, Arizona, Illinois, and Florida.
- "The Creation of Eddie V's Restaurants". Darden Concepts, Inc. 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Eddie V's Prime Seafood & Steak Menus". Darden Concepts, Inc. 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- Snel, Alan (October 12, 2011). "Darden buys two seafood brands". Nation's Restaurant News. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Select A Location Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant". Retrieved January 22, 2015.