III Forks Austin
III Forks Austin

III Forks Austin

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.iiiforks.com/
  • Phone: (512) 474-1776
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Gutierrez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Options Available
  • Entertainment: III Forks has live music every Friday and Saturday night. Friend us on Facebook and Twitter for schedule and events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lavaca and Cesar Chavez
  • Parking: Valet
A word from III Forks Austin
III Forks is an award-winning steakhouse, located on Lavaca Street at Cesar Chavez, in downtown Austin. Considered the Crown Jewel of American Dining, III Forks serves USDA Prime steaks, fresh fish and cold-water lobster. The steakhouse, finished in mahogany and marble, is designed to accommodate private parties of up to 60 guests. With four private rooms, a piano bar, and over 500 different wines, III Forks is sure to provide the best food and service in town. Open Daily at 5:00 PM.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
III Forks Austin reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)romantic (38)notable wine list (30)good for groups (24)fit for foodies (17)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Excellent resturant! Great service. Would definitely recommend this resturant.nit is pricey but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eagar to go again soon!
    FoodTabulis
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was one of the best Steaks I have ever had, and I would be proud to take friends and family any time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Bluesky
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wedge salad was good; Bone in Ribeye was spot on, although I ordered it with blue cheese finish and it was not on the steak; I declined the high carb sides (potatoes and creamed corn) and ordered the creamed spinach which was sub par;The service was fine; I liked our waiter; I found the atmosphere lacking. The room in which we were seated had a stark and empty vibe to it; The strong raw sewage smell outside the front door was not appetizing; I will not go back; Would not recommend to others; I would put this steakhouse in middle of the pack; In Austin I would prefer Bob's or Fleming's;
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Real Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As always, III Forks delivers on what a steakhouse should - exemplary meat. But, since one cannot live on meat alone it also delivers great starters ad desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding service
    seekinggoodfood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    the staff and the wait staff were impeccable from the moment we entered the door.our waiter managed the dining experience from front the back.food was standard Steakhouse fare you would expect at any upscale steakhouse.I will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Looking for mouth watering fare, best steaks in town, served in a genuine old cigar room feel restaurant. This is the place. Table went quiet food was that good, and you know when steaks are just perfect, cut into smaller pieces and enjoyed slowly. Really good find, don't think you will be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Rib-eye in Austin!!
    OnCompanyCard
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    With my best customer in tow, when I visit Austin, we virtually always end up at one of downtown Austin's many fine steak restaurants; III Forks being the fifth we have chosen to dine with over the past couple years. To be clear, the other four were also really good. The difference, my III Forks bone-in rib-eye was the best steak I've had yet... hands down! Full of wonderful flavor, cooked to medium-rare perfection, could have cut it with a butter knife I think, it needed no other toppings as it was just spectacular all on its own. Our waitress, while new to III Forks was attentive, friendly, available as needed, and had the knack of fitting in with the table without ever overstepping the bounds. Guaranteed, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening in Austin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    III Forks is a great steakhouse. 9 of us ate for 2 hours and never felt rushed or like we were waiting for any course to arrive. We had two guests from China and they loved the meal. Very heavy compared to what they were used to but they cleaned their plates. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great attention and excellent food
    likeGoodEatingPlaces
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was excellent, friendly and attentive. The food was very good. In short a good and certain great afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was her first day on the job; she was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    kylem
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We went with what most reviewers suggested and weren't let down. The scallops and onion rings are outstanding. The filet mignon was prepared perfectly and you have to try the lobster mac & cheese.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but not outstanding
    wanderlustforfood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I went to 3forks for my sister's 23rd birthday. Overall, the night was great, but I've had better steaks, the lighting was annoyingly dim and the bread was subpar. First, we started off with the scallops topped with bacon jam. Those scallops were cooked fine, but the real star was the bacon jam... absolutely delicious. For our main course, my sister and I both got the bone-in ribeye. Delicious cut of meat, but I have had better. Something I though differentiated 3forks from other nice steakhouses was that the entree came with 3 different sides, all of which were unlimited. Finally, we finished our meal with the layered chocolate ganache cake that was soooooo good. The cake was moist and flavorful, but not too sweet. Overall, good meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect date night
    Monina
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our date night at III Forks. My steak was perfectly cooked and my husband enjoyed his pork chop, especially with the Emeretus wine. We will return!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • liveontheroad
    NJ5O
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Solid place for a cocktail & steak. Bartender understood the tequilas, wines and when to chime in and when to go away.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    ZKnows
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This is a great place to catch up on life with good company. This place knows food and the whole place is just the right mood for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great Steakhouse.
    evenpargolfVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been many times. The staff, service, and steaks are always excellent. A BIG wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One of my top 3 favorite steakhouses in Austin. Consistently good and steaks cooked perfectly every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive to requests.
    dutchlop
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am vegetarian and prefer not to eat rice and pasta. On the menu there was a vegetarian item, but it was pasta. I asked the wait staff to please ask the chef to make a vegetable plate for me without rice and pasta. The plate came out beautifully and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply outstanding!
    Riccardo
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything about our recent dining experience was outstanding! The food, the service and the ambiance were all exceptional. This was truly a magical evening for my wife and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I most highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great business dinner
    MCVisitor
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Sevice was great we had a group of 10 and they took great care of us and were very patient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    peanute
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    III Fork Austin is a very nice place to go for a Birthday, or special occasion. The food was good, and the service was fantastic. It has a pretty romantic atmosphere. The only issue I have is honestly I have had better steaks at a lower price, but I think you are paying for atmosphere as well. Be prepared to spend $150 for two if you get dessert and an appetizer, that does not include any alcoholic drinks. That said you should definitely visit if you can afford it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very good steak. Sides of cream corn, onions, tomatoes, mashed potatoes, and vegetables included in price of steak. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time visit
    LBerryVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    In town for business and friend recommended it! It was great love the STEAKS! Wine and service, will be back next time I am in Austin
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence all around
    DSCS
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food, the atmosphere and the staff made the dining so wonderful. I recommend it highly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best stake
    Matt24
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Best stakes I have ever had. Apps were great too and if you like wine they have a very large selection
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL......AS USUAL
    ODDDVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This restaurant started in Dallas and has stayed consistent in food and service opening in Austin. We dine here often and it is ALWAYS GOOD IN EVERY WAY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three Forks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We didn't have the proper place settings with missing knives and forks; response was slow when we requested additional silverware. But the bartender was very friendly and responsive after the meal. He recognized/commented that we had just dined there versus treating us like we just walked off the street.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Experience
    Amandy420
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I brought my nephew to III Forks to celebrate the beginning of his freshman year. Thomas was an attentive server who was always available but did not crowd or rush us. His jokes helped lighten the mood and crack the ice. The food was excellent, a true treat. I recommend the III Forks salad. It's a great way to jump start your appetite for a perfectly cooked filet. Ask about how they cook their steaks!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner
    20th
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful experience.Fantastic service and excellent food. Will return for many special occasions
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bone-In Steaks!
    PetrieDish
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    As a prelude to the end of our business trip, we agreed to eat red meat and try III Forks in Austin. We each ordered a bone-in... Filet, Rib-eye and New York Strip... All cuts were tasty and cooked perfectly. III Forks steaks also come with sides....
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance...
    SpindogVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you like a darker atmosphere with wood paneling, this is the place for you. The steak and side of wild mushrooms were fabulous. The lobster mac & cheese was a let down. Pricey.. seasoning was too much dill and there was not enough cheese to call it mac & cheese. This is our second time there - worth one visit. There are so many great "steak" restaurants in Austin that the next trip, we will explore them! The staff was very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad for a monday
    MetooVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Engaging wait staff and mgmt- funny guys n gals - will be back at some point in the future
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. The service was great. Thanks, Gus
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1184 reviews are from the III Forks Austin reviews archive.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Love2celebrate
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    III Forks is a Five Star restaurant through and through! My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this year with a spectacular dinner. Last year was extra special as we dined at III Forks after our Wedding ceremony! The food is beyond spectacular and the service is impeccable!! Thank you for another fantastic dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but pricey
    EricH
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I went to III Forks for our anniversary. The food was good and the service was exceptional. Overall, it was a good experience, but prices were steep for the quality. I recommend it only if you are looking for an excellent service experience complemented with satisfactory food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner to remember!
    KPena
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    GREAT choice for our first anniversary! We started with wonderful seared scallops and had a delicious filet with several sides. For dessert, a light but tasty chocolate mousse served in a martini glass that came out on a silver tray with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. We were delighted when the manager brought out a complimentary shot of white Russian for both of us and the host took and printed a photo for us to take home. Overall, a PERFECT choice for a special occasion and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    Liketoeat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Right down the line, excellent experience! Food was great, service very professional. We went on a Friday night and they had a piano player and bass. Really nice. Go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Seafood
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I took my wife for her birthday on July 18th, she ordered shrimp and immediately upon biting into one she said they taste and smell like ammonia. We informed the waiter who's response was "let me get the manager". It took him several minutes to come over and upon doing so stated " I checked the shrimp and yours should have been the fresh ones and he offere to get her another order are a different dinner which was a steak salad that turned up with overly seasoned beef tenders. No offer to comp the meal nor a real apology.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice to evening out
    SS7392
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always a nice evening downtown to go III Forks... service is excellent and food is just as equal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    bday
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great place for a special occasion if you have the money in the bank. The staff was exceptional and friendly. The atmosphere was quietly stated elegance. The food was great. You do need a bankroll though. Really, $15.00 for a top-shelf Martini? We live in Galveston and came to Austin to celebrate my daughter's 30th. I should of had her come down and at the top steak place in town (comparable in every way) the bill would have been half. Though, a great time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet