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III Forks Austin
III Forks Austin

III Forks Austin Details

  • 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful experience.Fantastic service and excellent food. Will return for many special occasions"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Engaging wait staff and mgmt- funny guys n gals - will be back at some point in the future"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. The service was great. Thanks, Gus"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Always a nice evening downtown to go III Forks... service is excellent and food is just as equal!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The four adults had three different steaks and they were all excellent. The men took the waiters suggestion to split the one large steak which they did. The only problem was when we received the bill there was an additional charge of $7 which we didn't know what it was for. The waiter said it was for the additional mashed potato and vegetables for splitting the steak. We should have been told there was an additional charge when he suggested splitting the steak. Anyway we truly enjoyed every bite and already have reservations at III Forks in Dallas."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner, excellent service. Visiting from Houston, so our first time at III Forks. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had a fabulous time with my g/f on our 1 year anniversary. Service, food, and the management were all top notch. Would love to dine again. Note: Manager knowing it was our anniversary brought out a very nice alcoholic seasonal beverage free-of-charge. A+"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We clebrated our son's 25th birthday at III Forks this week and it was wonderful. Our server was attentive without hovering. The coctails were good and the wine with dinner was fantastic. The steaks were cooked to perfection. No one said a word about theirs being over or undercooked. We were all too busy eating the wonderful food. Thanks for a great experience. The only thing I could say is that we had to use flashlights on our phones to see the menu but that was kind of part of the ambiance."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I had business in Austin last week and asked around for a recommendation for a great steak. Several friends recommended III Forks. They did not steer me wrong. The steak was perfect and included very tasty sides (unlike most upper end steak houses). It was a classic traditional steak house with nice unobtrusive live jazz and a solid wine list. I've also done Eddie V's, Sullivan's and Perry's on prior trips to Austin and frankly you can't lose with any of them, but for the money, III Forks should be on your list."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great experience. Excellent food. Great ambiance. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We came during a visit to Austin and were staying at a nearby hotel so this was convenient and had good reviews so we decided to splurge and go for a nice meal. We came on the late side, only to find the restaurant pretty much empty (maybe 3 other tables there). By the time we were done, we were one of two tables left. And yet, we still had to wait for everything, including the bill. We weren't offered dessert (the other table was) so I assume they were trying to move us out, but the service was still slow. The food was very good. My burger was very good and my friend's steak was also very good. No complaints with the food at all, but the atmosphere was a little dead, and the service might be why."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It is pricey but I am okay with that if the food is spectacular. I was very disappointed. I won't eat there again. My rating was accurate."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were early for reservation and were treated grandly they seated us immediately. We were not rushed to free up table. We had a very enjoyable dinner. The food was excellent and cooked to our specifications. I will definitely choose this restaurant any time I am in downtown Austin"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Definitely recommend III Forks to anyone wanting to have a romantic dinner to celebrate special occasions. Service was impeccable. Food was awesome."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is a fantastic restaurant - great food, great service, great ambience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As usual, dining here was a pleasure. The food and service were perfect. I almost never eat dessert but can't resist it here. It's a great place to make someone feel special or just to enjoy an excellent meal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday night. There was a singer in the bar, her was really good. The restaurant was sour smelling when you walk in the door. We had a reservation for 2, they sat us in a booth which had place settings for 4. The hostess was reaching around us to pick up the other 2 settings. Clanking the glasses and silverware as she went. Could've cared less we were sitting there, just sloppy. The Tomahawk Ribeye was the only thing besides the bread and the server that we really enjoyed. Lobster bisque was dark and had a burned taste. The Shrimp was way overcooked and dark as well. For $240.00 it just wasn't up to par on what you'd expect."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I took my fiance her and had a great dinner and experience. The only things that I didn't like as much as every thing else was the creamed corn and the sweat pea medley, but I'm not a fan of creamed corn or greens. Charlie was a great server and the ambiance was perfect for our situation. There was a jazz band playing, the lighting was perfect, the service was friendly, and most importantly the food was great. We each had the filets, 12 oz. for me and 6 oz. for her, both cooked to a perfect medium rare. It was our first time here and we loved it!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent and tasty with outstanding and attentive service."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I took my fiancé here for her birthday and it was the best meal Ive ever had. The steaks were amazing along with the sides. The service was on point.( I never had to fill my wine glass myself, nor did I have to ask). Wonderful atmosphere, very romantic. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The service at III Forks was outstanding. My wife and I went for our anniversary. We mentioned that to the hostess, in passing. All night, the wait staff and even restaurant management acknowledged the special occasion. They were so pleasant and loved to talk about the food. it's nice when the wait staff is really proud of what they serve. On top of that, the food was outstanding - don't miss the bone-in ribeye steak. Perfection!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The ambience was rich and distinctive yet comfortable. Each course was excellent in quality and quantity. The best surprise was the additional offering of fresh corn and beef steak tomatoes with our entree. Wow! I can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I love this place! My mom flys in about 1-2 times a year and this is always the place she requests to go in Austin. The whole experience is always amazing. I highly recommend and have recommended this place to all friends and family."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting our daughter, usually go to Perry's but decided to try something new this trip - glad we did. We will be visitng III Forks on our next trip. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " We had the steak and lobster, both were cooked to perfection. Crab cakes were amazing also! Will definitely go again. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I love III Forks. I've been a dozen or so times and they blow me away every single time. Outstanding staff and amazing food. I will keep coming back to III Forks!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The service was amazing by the manager and the wait staff. The food was very good for a steakhouse, but I did not give it more stars as it wasn't more special than any others. The desert and the lobster macaroni were not special, but our main courses were quite good."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Best steaks in Austin. Great wine list. Great service. Will visit again."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "All was excellent from the service to the steaks. The place is dark in a prestigious way, not musty or dated. Prices only slightly above peers and worth it."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Took my wife and 6 year old to 3 Forks for dinner on Mother's day. Limited menu, but staff was able to accommodate our off-menu requests. Restaurant was a bit dark...no windows and very dim lighting, but really wasn't a huge factor. Plates which the meals came on were EXTREMELY hot, and made it a bit awkward to eat, but again wasn't a huge factor. Staff catered nicely toward my wife and child. Actually giving my daughter a high five toward the end of the meal. Manager dropped off a Mother's day red rose which was a nice add to the experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Normally we love a "steak" restaurant for our family with two kids 16 and 18, They love steak, but mother's day at IIIForks was not up to par. I ordered med rare and it was over done and my son ordered medium (looking for pink throughout as the waiter said) but it was grey and he said too hard to cut or chew. No one asked us how the steaks were. Not the best experience for us in Austin, we'll go to others next time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First, we were seated and did not receive any attention from wait staff for twenty-five minutes. The water girl came by three or four times before our waitress acknowledged that we were in her section. Second, our entrees were not enjoyable. Three out of four of us got the beef tenderloin that was steaming hot as if it was just broiled, too hot to eat or to enjoy the taste. Also, I had to send mine back the first time since the beef was purple, when I ordered medium. Then, when my entree came back, it was even hotter and overcooked. I'd like to note here that I am not picky about my steak preparation, it was just way off here. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014