Lambert's Downtown BBQ
Concert EveningLambert's is a great spot for dining before an ACL Concert.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale barbequeWe really enjoyed our dining experience at Lambert's. It is definitely a more upscale place than most of the bars and food trucks in Austin, which was a nice change, and the menu is extensive and creative. The dishes were creative and well-crafted, although the brisket, especially, could use some attention in the presentation and flavoring. The cocktails were ok, but not exciting, while the beer list was delicious. We especially enjoyed the side dishes.
The scene is energetic to loud; we had several large, rather loud parties around us, which did not make for a very romantic dinner, but we did enjoy ourselves.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing BBQWow, just visited from LA. What an amazing place. Great food, the brown sugar, coffee crusted brisket was unbelievable.. Cool patio. Tasty cocktails.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile we are deeply suspiciousWhile we are deeply suspicious of any establishment that both serves barbecue and takes reservations, we had an outstanding lunch at Lambert's. Miss their Sunday buffet -- wish they'd bring that back! Great specialty cocktails and quite possibly the most attractive waitstaff in Austin. Like both the small patio area and the interior. Recommend!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. But LOUD.Amazing food but so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. When we left, our ears were numb from the noise and we had to shout to have a simple conversation with the person sitting nearby. The bar in the dining area was the main problem. The bar goers were standing close to dining tables and were shouting. There isn't enough room for a bar and a dining room.
If it weren't for the amazing food and professional service, we probably would not have enjoyed it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWas my first time wonWe had an excellent time at Lambert's. The food was wonderful. The manager really went beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a wonderful experience. Thanks so much.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAll staff members -reception,All staff members -reception, wait staff, servers - are all top drawer!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Music was way way wayThe Music was way way way to LOUD........We were sitting in the back of the main dining room.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIconic restaurant - greatIconic restaurant - great for locals and tourists. The crispy boar rib appetizer is amazing. For the main course my favorites are the hangar steak or the ribeye. And you must try the brussel sprouts. You really can't go wrong here. My only complaint is that I was not seated at the table that I requested when making my reservation on Open Table.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food and service wereOur food and service were excellent. We had the fried boudin balls for our appetizer and they were rich and tasty. My wife had the cheese and meat tray from the appetizer section and a bowl of bean soup with sausage. Both were delicious. I had smoked pork ribs and waffle fries. The ribs were perfect--great smoked flavor, juicy and tender. I love Lamberts bbq sauce. I had an Austin Beerworks pint with my meal which was the perfect choice. For dessert we had the fried strawberry pie with ice cream. The strawberries were fresh from a small Texas town near Austin. The pie was amazing!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is our annual traditionIt is our annual tradition to go to Lambert's for brunch after the Capitol 10K. It is a short walk across the 1st St. bridge from the finish. This year the food was delicious as always. My only disappointment was that they no longer have a brunch buffet! The same food is available but it is all a la carte, so you can't sample everything you might like without getting a large portion and paying a lot more money. So we had to make some choices unfortunately. : ) But everything we had was delicious.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe could only get a brunchWe could only get a brunch reservation on late notice and thank goodness they still serve their bbq! Pretty great bbq! The sides were delicious as well. I had the brisket, ribs, collard greens, waffle fries and the broiled oyster appetizer. No complaints about any of it! I'm not into waiting in line for 2 hours for bbq, so the fact that I could get a reservation and have some was wonderful.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove bringing my family fromLove bringing my family from out of town for gourmet BBQ! Love the sauce, sides and cocktails too!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was outstanding...Food and service was outstanding...will definitely be back and I don't really care for BBQ.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been there before andI had been there before and it's always good. This time I avoided the barbeque dishes they are known for and tried something else. It was excellent and I was glad I was more adventuresome. It is frequently crowded and can be quite noisy, so recommend avoiding peak hours if you can. Great place to begin a visit to downtown Austin.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW! Amazing Brunch!WOW! Honestly what else can I say?!? Lambert's was highly recommended to us for brunch the last day of our vacation and it made for a perfect ending to our trip. The food was fresh, tasty and original. Also the service was amazing and very friendly. Can't wait to go back to Austin and come back for lunch and dinner - and brunch of course!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to its reviewsPhenomenal veal chop, moist red river fish and exceptional chocolate pudding with sea salt!
Live music, of course. Enjoyed our first BBQ joint in Austin.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy opinion of Lambert'sTwo of us. With reservations, we were seated immediately. Waiter came immediately. Impeccable service. Had the Pork Spare Ribs. In my opinion they were soaked in SUGAR. Too much. They tasted too sweet. It's not a candy bar. Ribs should not have a "piggy" taste - but should also not be so sweet - They should have a smoky peppery tangy flavor and they did not. But the brisket was out of this world. Best I have ever had (and I have had a lot. Overall - a nice place - will come back - The steaks looked beautiful (just hope they don't soak them in sugar as well). I have to say that in over 80 countries I have had BBQ - nothing - nothing even comes CLOSE to Fiorella's Jack Stack in Kansas City. That's OFF THE CHARTS BBQ - where burnt ends rule !3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is usually outstandingFood is usually outstanding here. Quality was down a notch this visit. Three of us had ribs and all plates were overcooked. Meat was tough.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost flawlessWe really enjoyed Lambert's. The food was outstanding. They had live music. It was a great night. My appetizer came after everyone elses and when I questioned, after a few minutes, where it was they kind of blew me off as 'it was coming.' However, when it did come it was so good that I have sort of forgiven them. We'll be back.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM