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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
  • Email: steaks@austin.rr.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
  • "Great steaks, perfectly cooked. Generous sides portions, friendly, attentive professional staff and reasonable prices in a nice settling. Highly recommend this place to people visiting this great city."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great for taking your lady out for a romantic dinner or going to happy hour and hanging out at the bar for a casual expeience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We have a group of 7 friends who get together for each others birthdays, etc... We were celebrating 2 birthdays on Wed 04/09/14 and it was our first time to ALC. It was outstanding. The food was phenomenal, drinks were excellent. We had the table near all the John Wayne pictures (it was requested on our online reservation) and it was the perfect location for a table of 7. Our server was fantastic and did a great job. We will definitely come back to ALC for future special occasions or just for dinner."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Steak was very good. I recommend getting the sampler of steak sauces. I ordered an 8 oz. filet and it was probably closer to 4 oz. then 8. The spicy sirloin soup tasted good and the Cesar salad was decent. Taking out the bread a little earlier would have been nice as well as asking if we wanted an appetizer. By the time that we ordered, we had filled up on bread and didn't want to spoil our meals. The service was rather slow. While we were not in a rush, a little more speed would have been appreciated. Overall, good experience and I would recommend going there if you are looking for something local to Austin rather than the chains like Trulucks."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at ALC in 1999 but living way out northwest and raising kids we just haven't made our way back down. We were at House Park for a lacrosse game and decided to visit ALC again with some friends. Steak was tender and tasty, appetizers were very nice (fried mushrooms and the crab avocado) and visually appealing, the beer cold and wine smooth. All in all a great night out after all these years."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food - everything cooked exactly to order. Service was good, could have used a little more attention and the waitress never filled up my wine, but that seemed like a lack of training rather than the waitress just not caring. Also, the wine list was unimpressive but fits the "vibe" this steakhouse seems to be going for. Will go here again."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "ALAC came through in providing a wonderful date night meal for my partner and I. Our stakes were cooked perfect and the atmosphere was great. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my first time here I had looked online trying to find a great steakhouse. I had heard this place was good before from friends and was pleasantly surprised to find out that It was everything I had heard ..great steak , great service. Was a little tricky on parking had to park across the street as the lot was completely full but it was a saturday. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a great meal with a true austin feel."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We travel a lot for business and pleasure, so we eat out more than we should. ALC was a great find for us while traveling through the Austin area. The rib eye prepared ALC style was the best steak I have ever had. It was perfectly prepared and considering it was a rib eye, there was very little waste. The service was spot on and the entire team was attentive. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This is the third time i've come here for dinner and it has never disappointed. The steaks are always perfectly cooked to order. Service is always wonderful. Well worth the price."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Very nice dining experience. Knowledgeable and cordial watier"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Worth the re-visit. Awesome steaks, excellent wine pairings. Service is good but unobtrusive. Slight delay in taking order for main course but nothing major. We had a group of 8. Great attitude on part of our server to split the bill. Loved it and will be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The best steaks in Texas, maybe the entire US. Ruth's Chris has nothing on this place. Kind of hard to find, but well worth the effort."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "They sure know how too cook a steak! I had a mel-in-the-mouth 16oz ribeye: it was perfectly cooked with an excellent array of sauces. The Magarita was the best I had in Texas! Wine and drinks list come on an tablet - fantastic idea! I'm an American wine novice, so the extra info I could retrieve was just brilliant. I found the cheesecake just a little too sweet, and a little light in texture - but still pretty darn good! All in all, great food and fantastic service from new boy Willis. Thanks for a great night!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went there after several years and found it to be the same if not better. Very good food, natural and locally harvested. I will have to go back more often."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday night, everything was great as expected, and have learned to expect since the mid 90's. That is until the next day when my friend opened her leftovers and her last 1/3 of her large lobster tail wasn't in the to go container. I called and spoke with Jordan who told me to call the next day around noon and he would be able to better assist me then. So I called, and it turns out he doesn't work on that day, and wouldn't be back until Thursday. I didn't remember to call a third time until the following week. I learned that if there are zero mistakes on ALC's part = great, if there are mistakes then they make you feel like you aren't being honest and trying to get something for free. Jordan seemed really bothered by my calling"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The service was a little slow My husband still tipped properly Should not have to wait for tea or water"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My husband and I love the steaks! There's plenty more to enjoy about ALC, too. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful. Our glasses of water were filled almost immediately and were kept full throughout the meal. Our waiter, Brandon, was available, friendly, and patient with us as we made our choices. The steaks were perfect! Also, I like the hearts of romaine salad which my husband and I shared. My husband likes the warm dinner rolls. Great dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had my birthday / Valentine dinner at ALC this year. It had been a while since I ate there and don't know why I waited so long. Great food and awesome service. You really can't ask for much more than that. I will not wait so long between the next visit and fully recommend it to anyone and everyone who still wants to visit and eat at an Austin original."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "ALC Steaks is my go to happy hour spot. Great martinis and the happy hour menu is unbelievable. The menu is only for those sitting at the actual bar, which has very limited seating. The cool thing is you don't have to fight for a spot like most places. When you walk in, the host or hostess puts you on a list and lets you know when a place big enough for your party becomes available. It's also one of my favorite date places...romantic lighting, impeccable service, and delicious food."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Great Dining Experience for parents with daughter and son-in-law! Casual Elegance plus good food! Steaks were perfect as well as appetizers. Meal was served in stages with plenty of time to savor the food and no one felt rushed to hurry and eat so they could seat the next customer! The restaurant also hosts a perfect blend of ambiance to make you feel upscale but in a casual way."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our second visit, and the steaks were fantastic, perfectly cooked. Good treatment of veggie dishes, nicely seasoned and kept crisp, not steamed to mush. Hot rolls before dinner were delightful. Wait staff takes good care, manages that balance of attentiveness and leaving you be to enjoy your food and company. Impressive wine/spirits list - Zolo Malbec was the choice of two in our party, I opted for a glass of Maker's Mark over ice. ALC is a tiny bit on the pricey side, but when you want that extra something for a special occasion, or even just an intimate dinner for two, it's well worth it."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We went there for what was supposed to be a romantic evening. We weren't greeted by our server for over 10 minutes. He never provided us his name either. My boyfriend had the T-bone steak which had to be sent back twice. The first steak was a poor cut and was mainly fat. Both times the steaks also had an unappetizing texture and was extremely difficult to cut. The flash fried spinach was interesting but ultimately not appealing. Our server never offered us a second drink (we had to ask for them) and took way too long to ever check on us. They provided these shoddy tablets to do a survey at the end. We tried with two different tablets, both died. Unimpressed. Overall, the experience and food was extremely disappointing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was my girlfriend's and my 1 year anniversary on Saturday night (3-1-2014) and we had an amazing time. Our waiter had long hair and a goatee, he was phenomenal and made the evening great. The steak and lobster were cooked perfectly, thank you for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We are never disappointed when dining at ALC. They have absolutely the best grilled lobster in town and the tuna was very flavorful. We always enjoy ALC."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to Austin Land and Cattle since college in the early 90's. Now that we have children, we go back about once a year usually for my birthday. I believe that they offer the best steaks in town with the best service. We love the ambiance. Now, my kids look forward to going back every year. My ribeye was cooked perfectly and my wife loved the duck."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "It's too and because everything else about our experience was great here, including the service, but all of our food was just way over salted. Inedible."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is the best neighborhood restaurant in Austin. Why would you eat a steak any other place in town."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My brother was in town with his wife and 2 children (5 and 10). My husband and I took them to ALC for dinner and everything was great. We had a separate little alcove and the wait staff was great with the children. Service was excellent. I've also been here with my husband for a romantic dinner and enjoyed it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our waiter was attentive. Rolls were served HOT. The restaurant was dark - we used lights on our phones to read the menu. Drinks were good. Steak selection & price was reasonable. Plates came out quickly. Sides were awesome - mac & cheese is a must-have. Baked potato cooked perfectly. Can't put my finger on what exactly left me wanting, but I did not walk away saying "one of the best meals I've had." Steak was undercooked in the center & overcooked on the outside. My hope is that a different cook would result in a different steak. All-in-all: good local spot; great choice for family-owned steakhouse; doesn't rise to the 4-star national chain steakhouse quality, but worth it if you want to support an independent local restaurant."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Steaks were great but service was extremely slow. The wine tablet was unique for choosing but lacked descriptions of the tasting qualities."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Amazing food, amazing service, everything was fast and tasted well beyond what was expected. Would definitely go to the restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Cooked to perfection! Sides were amazing. Have the flash fried spinach!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have been there a handful of times and everything is always delicious. It's a little pricey, so it's normally a special occasion dinner. The only drawback is the noise level. It's very loud and had to have a conversation with someone unless you are right next to him. The wait staff is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The best rib eye steak I have ever had. The flavor was magnificent. The service was excellent. Would go back to Austin just to eat at ALC."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The sirloin steak was not great--it was rather tough. I should have went for the filet. The pork chops were good. The choice of appetizers was unremarkable--calamari or ceviche would have been nice. I didn't like how every employee addressed my date and I as "guys." Ex. "How are things, guys?" This is a bad habit that a lot of people in the service industry cannot not seem to disconnect from as they have adopted it from their everyday interactions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place was great! The food was fabulous - lots of variety, and although this isn't an inexpensive restaurant, it is not overpriced by any means. Our table had a variety of items from steaks to fish, it was all delicious. The steaks were prepared perfectly, and the sides were generous portions. I highly recommend the creamed corn and fried spinach! We had the green chile and goat cheese appetizer, and I wanted more. On top of all that, the bar menu is phenomenal. GREAT variety of QUALITY bourbons and scotches, and the wine list is pretty extensive."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This place has served up the some of the best steaks I have had in a long time. The escargot were delicious and hot. The steaks cooked to order and the service was very good. I would take the Pope there if I could!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband and I have been dining at ALC for many years and have never been disappointed in our dining experience. The steaks are top notch and don't need a sauce of any type but for those that wish for something extra, the sauces are superb. The creme brulee is velvety and a lovely finish to the meal. Thank you ALC for staying true to your vision. There are several secluded areas for large groups which keeps the noise level and ambience just right."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, wine our waiter suggested was delicious and the service was some of the best we've ever had. My two complaints were that we waited 15 min past our reservation time to be seated and 2 other couples were seated before us that had arrived far later than we did (we arrived 5 min before our reservation time) and the server sat us and did not explain that the iPad at our table was actually the wine list for us to browse through so we had no idea what we wanted by the time our waiter arrived."
    Dined on 2/14/2014