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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
  • "We've been dining here for many years - it's been around for quite a while. Do NOT confuse it with Texas Land and Cattle - they are not in the same league as ALC. The steaks (I have never tried any of their other offerings) have been tender, perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked and delicious. I am especially fond of the bone-in ribeye. We also love the New Mexico goat cheese stuffed green chiles - they provide an incredible flavor burst that has to be experienced to understand. Service is excellent with great timing and no rushing because the next course arrives too early. The prices are on the premium side, but represent a good value for the food an service provided."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Perfectly cooked, beautiful pieces of steak. Our waiter, Clinton, was fantastic as well; he truly went the extra mile whenever an opportunity presented itself."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We went for a bachelor party and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Service is always good and the steaks are great! Wine list is good and affordable. Restaurant is due for some updating."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting ALC and we were certainly not disappointed. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. The food was simply perfect. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Some restaurants don't seem to understand the term "rare". ALC does. Our steaks were nicely browned on the outside and nice and pink on the inside. The cuts of meat were just wonderful, juicy and tender. We look forward to returning on our next trip to Austin"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "All the the sides where very good, althoughT he balsamic salad dressing was unusually spicy. I ordered surf and turf. I ordered the steak Med-rare, it came well done. They where very apologetic and accommodating. They brought me out another steak that was perfect and a 2nd lobster-tail. The pecan pie was excellent."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The filet mignon that I had was excellent; cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good place for a great steak, good service, will definitely go back"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I took my family to celebrate a birthday and had a very nice experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The portion sizes were a nice change of pace as many Austin restaurants think that the more expensive a dish is, the smaller the portion. Our steaks were cooked just right and had just enough of my favorite "white" meat. All in all, a very nice dinner. I preferred over Ruth's Chris or the like."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The steaks and service at ALC was outstanding. Excellent wine list."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I would give the review 5 stars but the wine list was not up to par. The red wine bottle we did purchase was warm....but The food was amazing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is, hand's down, the best steak house in Austin. Not in the downtown madness and parking can be difficult at times, but it's worth the drive over to Lamar to get a great steak. The salmon was fabulous also and they have a great wine list. Service is fantastic and attentive. Take the family or friends or both for a great meal. We celebrate all our family occasions here and everyone looks forward to the meal."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were looking for a "Texas Style" place for an early corporate dinner with some out of town guests and our go-to place was not available. So I asked around and Austin Land & Cattle was recommend. We had a great dinner and great service for a reasonable price. I ordered the "off menu" Chicken Fried Tuna and it was out of this world. This place has been in Austin forever and if you haven't stopped by shame on you. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Filet mignon can often fall short on flavor - optimizing for tenderness but that was not the case in our visit to ALC. Our steaks were both tender and flavorful, and not overwhelmingly flavored as we've had in another Austin-area steakhouse. Delicious. The wine list was disappointing in that it's got some less than stellar examples, possibly just to fill a particular varietal/price-point. Our choice was promptly replaced with another that was satisfactory. My steak arrived plain, rather than in the requested preparation but was very promptly fixed, thanks to the attentive wait staff. All in all, a mixed review. The food can be wonderful and we've already recommended it but there is a need for improved execution overall."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great food, steak just a little rare for medium rare, but really great. Fresh shrimp, not fishy."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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
  • "This has turned into our favorite celebratory steak dinner place. We have been a couple times and both times the food, service and experience was wonderful. I will say that this time we had dinner much earlier than before and the extra bit of attention paid to our food, our service and the quietness of the restaurant was enough to make us want to continue to go a little early. I had the filet and it was just outstanding, it melted in my mouth. The wine recommendation for our server was a great pairing as well. Oh and that brownie dessert was so good that we had to resist ordering a second one. This was a great way to celebrate a very joyous time for us."
    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