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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)
ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ALCSteaks.com
  • Phone: (512) 472-1813
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: 5:30pm-11:00pm
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private areas available for groups of 10 to 45 guests. We can offer our regular dinner menu, or we will happily assist you in designing a delicious dinner that is appropriate for any affair and print your custom menu for your guests to select from. We can also provide flowers and assist with wine selection.
  • Private Party Contact: Theresa Mertens (512) 472-1813

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking available in front of the restaurant.
A word from ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)
Enjoy a delicious steak and a taste of Austin. You haven’t experienced the best of Austin until you've been to ALC Steaks. The capitol city's only independent, family-owned steakhouse serves sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef the way Austinites have loved it for over 19 years. From our rich, antique wooden bar to our relaxing, unpretentious dining room, everything about us says, "welcome." Our exceptional service and genuine hospitality are as inviting as the many signature items on our menu. Tonight's the perfect evening to discover something else great about Austin.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "but we did have a problem with it being hot where we were first seated. Everyone at the table was uncomfortable until we said enough about it to get moved under a vent. Then things were fine. Great food and great service. Two really good bottles of wine. Just slightly marred by insufficient AC and having to move."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I'm very sad to write this review. We've been going to ALC for 10 years. This past weekend was very mediocre. Something has definitely changed! The portions and quality of food are not what we are used to. Plus, we were seated in a small room near a room that was having a private party with about 20 young men. Then as we were leaving (luckily) they brought in an even much louder group of 10 young men. If you're going for a quiet, peaceful meal....be careful you don't get stuck where we were!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've been coming to ACL for many years. The local vibe is nice compared to the chain steak houses in town - however this past visit the surf & turf was only average and the bathrooms were in need of some attention. We'll go back again and give it another try. Overall it was a good choice."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Consistently ranked in the top five steakhouses in Austin and usually in the top three. Parking could be difficult but we got lucky. People may be unimpressed by the exterior decor, but once inside, the dining room is perfectly lit for romance, groups, or celebrations. The place has been around for a while, but does not come across as being dated or dingy and is a place to come dressed from business casual to coat and tie. The steaks were perfectly cooked, tender and very tasty and the sides were well proportioned and well thought out. The wine list is excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive without being annoying. I have been to every steakhouse on the Austin top five steakhouse list and would choose this one to go back to."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Visiting Austin from Atlanta and was told this was "the place" to get a "once in a lifetime Texas style steak". No. It was good but really nothing special. I've had far better steaks in many "less renowned" places including some steak chain restaurants. Decent but not worth the price or the hype. Food average, service slow and inattentive. Unless you just want to tell people you went here, go elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner there. The meat was excellent and the service was efficient."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The best steak in Austin. Nice ambience. Excellent service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great spot for a quiet romantic dinner. Great menu selection and service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "ALC was a great choice considering all of the steak places in Austin. Food and environment were perfect."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Excellent place to eat. Very nice ambiance, excellent service and the food is OUTSTANDING !!!! Great wine list as well !!!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. We enjoyed every bite and felt very satisfied with out being over stuffed. We had a great time, it was very laid back, the waiters were very attentive."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Visited in July. Found the steak sampler adequate for our appetites at dinner. Sides were delicious. Excellent, friendly service."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Medium rare steak is my comfort food and ALC always does it well. They have a great Pre-Fixe Dinner on Sunday for $35. Make a reservation for Saturday nights. Parking is usually easy but 7:30 on a Saturday can mean waiting for someone to walk to their car."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Brian, our server, was great and the food was superb"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I really don't know how these guys get away with charging $40+ for their meat where it's second tier at best. The place is tired and dirty. With all of the great steak houses in Austin now, DO NOT waste your time or money at Austin Land & Cattle!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is the best steak I've ever had! Hands down and I've had some pretty good steaks in NYC. The steak marinate was out of the world. Not heavy at all. You can taste the meat and the quality of the meat just melts in your mouth. I'm raving about this restaurant once I get back to NYC. Our waiter was also just the best. He recommended me a good wine and was just a sweetheart!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "As always, the steak was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our waiter was great and didn't constantly interrupt us."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything is good. Love the atmosphere. The digital drink menu is cool."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I had ordered 6 oz. filets on previous visits. My wife likes hers medium-rare-plus, and she's always been satisfied by the result. I like mine medium, but they were sometimes overdone. That's not surprising, given the relatively small size of a 6 oz. filet. So we switched to the 10 oz. size, and I got a true medium -- thick, juicy, and done just right. My wife's 10 oz. filet was excellent, too. The best restaurant steaks we've had in many years."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Came on a Sunday- prix fixe menu with good pricing. Service was great and accommodating of our kids to offer some off-menu options. We each had the ribeye and salmon. Both were well cooked but a bit salty. Parents bringing children for an occasion might like to know that my daughter didn't like her burger, and when I tried it before leaving, I found it too thick and undercooked on the inside. (In fairness to ALC, I will note that we didn't notify our waiter, as we were ready to leave when I noticed.)"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Love this place. Must say the service was a little lacking this time, but all in all we are never disappointed. Can't even order anything other than the ribeye because it is so awesome. And thank you for the break basket!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "great food, the service is exceptional, never a disappointment. Very expensive though for our budget these days. t bones have gone from28.00 to 42.00 in the last 5 yrs."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "ALC is an old Austin standby and didn't disappoint on this visit! excellent steaks, but our server-Brian-was even better! Brian guided us through the wine list and made excellent suggestions on the meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We decided to come here on a whim, as we weren't looking to visit a sad chain of steakhouses, nor one that was overpriced. ALC seemed to fit the bill. Nice hostess, prompt seating, & good appetizers. We wished there was a steakhouse iceberg wedge salad option for salads. Steaks were generous, & cooked just fine. Delicious, even. Our server was professional and quick. Only complaint was the sad wine list & on an iPad. iPad wine lists are very diner-impersonal. This one was loaded with just ordinary, passe' wines. Wine list needs some freshness. If only Texas allowed patrons to bring their own fine wine, with a corkage fee, into a fully-licensed restaurant. Oh well, we'll have beer next time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to ALC to celebrate his 25th birthday. We had an exceptional dining experience. ALC is not a place we can afford to eat at everyday, or even monthly, but it was perfect for this celebration. The service, food, and ambience were exactly what I was hoping for."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Just realized on our last visit that this visit was the 4th birthday in a row we've celebrated here. We come at least once a month but any excuse will do. Love this place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had friends in for XGames and they asked for a locally-owned special dinner spot. We immediately thought of ALC since our 2 guests work for two different food companies and sell steaks and other meats to high-end restaurants and hotels in their specific regions. In other words, they're steak snobs. We were greeted by the general manager and seated and later visited by the owner. Special service and ambience. After the obligatory mushroom appetizer, our friends ordered a bone-in ribeye and a petite filet. Everyone raved about their meals and the service. Home run for us and ALC as these guests were overwhelmed. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We received our food 45 minutes after we sat down. Another table received their food before we did and were seated after us. Our waiter delivered bread for our table after several reminders. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Do not judge the place from the outside look of the restaurant, very nice on the inside."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Coming to Austin from out of town, we were looking for a high quality local steakhouse!! ALC was just that! What a great meal with great service. All of the staff were amazing! We could not have asked for anything more!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife, my daughter and her boy friend enjoyed an outstanding dinner. Steaks were cooked to perfection and garlic mashed potatoes were delicious. Excellent wine list. I chose a Spanish red (Las Rocas) Garnacha. The Texas Pecan tart was an excellent ending to a great meal. Staff is friendly, efficient and professional. A short distance from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin, but well worth the trip."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent food and great staff! Our favorite place to eat!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This was my first time at ALC. I enjoyed it as the food was good and it's is an Austin icon. However, I've had better steak and lobster elsewhere. And for $45, it should have been the best. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service was really rushed and the flow of the meal was very weird. Also using ipads for a wine list and a samsung device for instantaneous user feedback is creepy. The waiter was forgetful. Forgot to give us our doggie bag. Food was great, but the service was really disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everything was perfect for a 90th birthday celebration - - easy parking access, convenient location, well-prepared steak and shrimp, unique side dishes, and very warm and caring employees. They even brought my mother a little jacket because she gets chilled easily. It was my first visit, and I'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Old Austin hospitality and graciousness. We love Austin land and Cattle for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food! Nice variety on the menu prepared perfectly. The service was excellent. We will continue to visit ALC Steaks."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We ate at ALC as a UT graduation celebration. I made the reservation 2 months in advance. We 6 arrived promptly at our reserved time to find our table was not ready. The people before us had not vacated it. We sat for at least 20 minutes waiting. Meanwhile a large party of 12 walked in, gathered, and were immediately seated. Inexcusable in my book. It was very busy and extremely noisy making it more like a Friday night in a chain like Pappasitos. I had a 10 oz ribeye, ALC styl,e encrusted in peppercorns with blue cheese. About 3 oz of blue cheese in a thick layer on the top-way too much, looked like mashed potatoes. At least 4 oz of my steak was fat and sinew. Inedible. Should have sent it back. Will not eat here again. Very disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food and Service was amazing. Our waiter made us feel like the only celebration going on that night... Steaks melted in your mouth - you have to try ALC's special steak sauce!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This neighborhood gem never disappoints. Service, preparation, delivery are all spot on. No, this isn't the tony new kid on the block but if you want a quality meal, this is very hard to beat. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014