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

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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 5124721813

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.
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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (50)romantic (50)good for groups (42)notable wine list (33)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This is my favorite steak place in ATX. Why does this have to be 50 characters, do you want my review or not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WilkAustinVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Good, healthy food (e.g. range-raised beef), excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Always a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Filet Mignon EVER!
    Scott
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Although ALC is a bit pricey, you definitely get what you pay for! Without a doubt this was the finest Filet Mignon I've ever eaten. Two of our party felt the same about the Shrimp. Be sure to try an appetizer. Parking can be a little tricky. FREE Reservation made through 'Open Table' in advance of our visit worked perfectly. Highest recommendation, ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks in Austin
    EatMeatVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We were in on busimess and were looking for Texas beef - we found it. Great place and great food. Service was very good. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Steak in Austin
    thollahan
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My wife and I enjoy Austin Land and Cattle for the great steaks. All the appetizers, sides, soups, and salads we have tried have also been great! The price is better than that of most all higher end steak places (you know), so we appreciate that as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Bigbuckdwn83
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Simply put, the best steak I've ever had the pleasure of eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Foodcritique
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were looking forward to a great steak dinner with friends after a full day of traveling to get to Austin. The service was slow and the steaks average. I ordered my steak medium well and it came out medium rare and very tough. I ate the edges and left the rest. Our waitress never came back to check on the temperature of our steaks. For a steakhouse, I feel this should be automatic. There was a sidedish that was excellent and that was the jalapeño grits. As for everything else, I would just rate it as mediocre.
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  • Rave Reviews
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I had searched for a steak place with fantastic reviews near to my friend's house in Austin. We went to celebrate a birthday. We all had filets, some with the lobster tail, some Oscar style. The steaks were amazing! Perfectly cooked to our specifications. We tried the shrimp cocktail app and the chiles stuffed with goat cheese; I would recommend both. The mixed drinks and wines by the glass were the perfect compliment to our food. We finished off with the cheesecake. It was decadent. The service was quick, friendly, and met our every need. Be prepared for the cost, which is comparable to other high caliber steak places. We will be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been to this restaurant on two occasions. The first time was Amazing. However, we took our friends from out of town there this past Saturday and had a Terrible experiences. The service was unprofessional and neglectful, the food was not good and had poor presentation, and the ambiance was lacking. I hope they get their act together because I want to see the restaurant succeed, but I am a little gun-shy about giving them another try because of the price tag that comes with trying again.
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  • Excellent All Around!
    RedVette
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We visited ALC for the first time for my 40th birthday dinner and this place did NOT disappoint! The service was excellent and the food was AMAZING. My filet was cooked perfectly and was really tender. We ordered the sauce sampler which is a MUST. Every single sauce is amazing. The mushroom appetizer was also very good and the chipolte sauce that came with it was perfect because it was spicy but it had the perfect amount of "kick." I've frequented many top steakhouses across the country (Capitale Grille, Mortons, Ruths Chris) and this place is top notch. I like this place better than Sullivan's (also in Austin); I think the steak was better at ALC. Well done! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak in Texas
    bazzap22
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    There is nothing more I can say about ALC Steaks other than they really are the best steaks in Texas, and that's quite an achievement! One visit to this place and you will be back again and again. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frog
    doghouse
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great place for dinner. Like going to an old friends house.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALC Never Lets You Down
    Blucrzr
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were a group of 6 and we got into happy hour. The bar was hoping. Drinks were, the black and tan super. Went in for dinner and our server was competent, friendly, and we never wanted for any refills. The salads were superb and the steaks were excellent. The fried shrimp was super. The prices were right in line with what we expected. We have used ALC for our old timers get together over the past 6 or 7 years and we have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business dinner
    JerseygirlVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Had our business dinner here last week. We were a group of nine. Our waiter took good care of us and offered suggestions for the menu. We all had steak except one person who is a vegetarian. They offered to make her a "portobello" steak which she had and loved. The goat cheese pepper app and the spicy cream corn are ao good. We also loved the sampler of different steak sauces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Heaven
    lortega4
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been to plenty of decent steakhouses in my life. This differentiated itself by the friendliness of the staff, the lax dress code for such an excellent restaurant, and the superb quality of the food. Not many places have such fun ways to add to your steak such as the enhance your steak part of the menu. Some people might hesitate to do anything like this to a $40 piece of meat. But I think it truly added to the experience. I got the ALC style and I was more than happy with the result. I'll definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • primo
    primo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    ALC has the best and biggest lobster tail in town. My wife loves it because it has great flavor and not too filling. I ordered the Ahi tuna, which was cooked just right. It's not often you can find a piece this large that is consistent all the way through. They also made this occasion (my wife's birthday) special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALCizOK
    RandomElement
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I have been there 5 or 6 times and we are never disappointed. The steaks are always great and the hot veggies like the seasoned snow peas and flash fried spinach are among our favorites. Our server was attentive and courteous. If I had to be nit-picky and mention something that was slighting lacking, it was the escargot. While still good, they were a bit chewy. My wife and I love great escargot and we have had better. It was the difference in my food rating not being outstanding, because other than that, it WAS! Absolutely love the "Oysters Texafeller" or whatever that was called. I have celebrated a couple of my birthdays at ALC and I likely will again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Steak
    Irishgirl78
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The steak was perfect, melt in your mouth deliciousness! The truffle bacon mac n cheese was amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    TexasDuo
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Home grown natural beef aged for that perfect flavor. Ribeye was tender and delicious. Little pricey but worth it if you love a good steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A sure bet
    AuntcheleVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I don't work far from ALC and friends and I go there periodically. On the last visit we had mushroom appetizer ( a favorite) and also tried the crab avocado appetizer. Both yummy. Had the lobster tail that was cooked perfectly and finished with pecan tart. A great meal. BTW, I love the warm bread they serve. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steakhouse in Austin
    kiko
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    They have the best steaks in Austin, they have a good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty
    EnigmaPDX
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Tables were nice, ambiance was goo, service was exceptional. Steak was well seasoned, but overly salty.
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  • Great Food; Great Service
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Austin Land and Cattle has the best steaks in town. The service was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    PMR1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Wonderful restaurant! Outstanding service -and menu. Very enjoyable place versus pretentious steak house restaurants (though indeed this is a very nice, decorated, quiet restaurant). Parking is easy. Food is always great-- steaks, seafood, salads, etc.! !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't judge a book by its cover
    ScottD
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    if you do not want to pay the price for the high end chain steakhouses in the city this cozy place may be a good alternative. It is not in a very attractive or fancy building and the interior could use some updating, but the food was a pleasant surprise. A very solid ribeye steak and solid service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Austin's best!
    SandyBeach
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great martini's and fabulous steaks! A must when visiting Austin! Scotty, one of the son's that help manager this gem is a great person to meet. Everyone was great from the time we entered the restaurant until the time we walked out the door. Next visit to Austin this is at the top of the list to visit. Thank you to all!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALC
    George
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We always enjoy eating at ALC. This visit was fine but we were not happy with the table the seated us at because there was a noisy group right next to us and we were right under an air-conditioning duct. At our request we moved to a table we liked better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always reliable
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    ALC is a standby restaurant for us when we want a great steak and an easy comfortable meal. It is not loud in the restaurant, the waiters are knowledgeable about the menu and adaptations one might need for dietary restrictions or needs, and the atmosphere is like a neighborhood place where it seems like everyone knows one another.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    PvilleDiner
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    ALC is my go-to place when new people come to town. The food and service are always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steaks!
    WildBill
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My wife and I had delicious ribeye steaks that practically melted in our mouths. They were very tender and cooked to perfection. The homemade rolls were delightful. The service was wonderful, and our server was helpful in reccomending side dishes and dessert. We were in Austin on a trip and were not familiar with the restaurant or location. From the outside the building was a bit underwhelming, and, you enter through the bar, which was rather dark. But, once you enter the dining room we knew it was going to be a great evening. The light was bright but subtle; the tables had white tableclothes and candles. A very impressive room. Next time we are in Austin this restaurant will be a certain stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check site menu
    dmm24kt
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    While the food was excellent, the menu link from Open Table turned out to be for a menu that was 3 years old and consequently 25% less expensive than the current prices for smaller portions. The manager immediately checked their own site and the Open Table site to verify our statement of price and portion difference. All involved were very professional and polite, but the difference in price was an unwelcome surprise. I do not know whose responsibility it is to see that links are current; just be sure to check the establishments' websites for menus and prices rather than relying on a link from a 3rd party site.
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  • Nice Laid back Spot
    Applejack1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very Austin like in style and feel. Food was great as well as service! If you want a good steak and a mean cocktail, this is the place. Reasonably priced for a high end steak house.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Austin authentic
    diningMom
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We wanted something authentic to Austin and we got it! Great steak and seafood. Service was great and the atmosphere is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awsome
    maximus
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I was visiting Austin for 3 days i have to say that was the best steak dinner i have had in Texas.. this is coming from executive chef.my hats of to you and staff.. thank you for the great time and amazing dinner..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing!
    Tvass
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    ALC was our favorite for years. They have made some changes in size of New York Strip and quality of meat was bad. Thickness of a steak is huge and now they have decided to cut corners. All other things were good but meat was bad. Please don't change what wasn't broken. I wouldn't mind paying more to get the quality back and thickness of the cut of meat.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A potent combination of friendly, knowledgeable staff, comfortable almost, club-like atmosphere, and the food is excellent. Always has been and I have been going here for at least 10 years or so, ask long as I have lived in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening!
    LatinaTurtle
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. My only complaint is that temperature of room was very chilly for me.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed for the 1st time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We LOVE ALC and take all of our friends and family. It is always fantastic...until this time. Not sure what was going on, but the steak (ribeye) was not quite as good, the service was slow and somewhat unattentive, and it was very loud. Disappointed for the first time. There was chewy fat that we did not eat...first time ever. Steak seemed like it was cooked in a hurry on a grill that was too hot. Waitress was friendly enough, but seemed unorganized?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Have been wanting to try this place for many years as a lifelong Austin resident. Finally did it for my 35th birthday... Sadly, the steak was far from good. I've had a lot of great steaks in town - this was not one of them. Poorly cooked, no "crust" and the seasoning tasted exactly like the pork chop.
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  • Just alright.
    OpenTableFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a gift certificate and it was a fine place to go at the last minute, but I probably would not go again. The quality of the meat was not fantastic and the wait staff was clearly stretched beyond their means. The bartender suggested a pretty good wine, but nothing really wowed me at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate