Iconic restaurant - great
Iconic 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.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food and service were
Our 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!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
All staff members -reception,
All staff members -reception, wait staff, servers - are all top drawer!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was my first time won
We 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.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great 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.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
While we are deeply suspicious
While 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!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow, just visited from LA. What an amazing place. Great food, the brown sugar, coffee crusted brisket was unbelievable.. Cool patio. Tasty cocktails.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lambert's is a great spot for dining before an ACL Concert.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wish this place was in the Bay Area
My husband and I were in Austin from the SF Bay Area. I had read good reviews on this place so we decided to give it a shot. What a treat. Absolutely everything was wonderful. My husband had the shrimp and grits. Wow! I had the BBQ Country Style Rib. Wow, again! This was a fun place to be and like many places in Austin, had a live band upstairs. Oh, and a big shout out to our waiter. He was wonderful. This review is probably as much as a big thumbs up for the City of Austin and its people as it is for Lamberts. If you go to Austin, go here. You won't be disappointed.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My son's favorite chicken
We love coming here. The waiters have always been gracious and attentive and the food is yummy. My son loves their chicken. Their cucumber gimlets are delicious!! Our only negative experience ever here occurred on our last visit. The runner didn't appreciate the fact that our baby didn't like salt and pepper on his side of avocado. But our waiter was great.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great take on barbecue along with a great atmosphere to sit and talk with friends. I have to strongly recommend the oyster appetizers. Also, being able to make online reservations just made the whole experience perfect. Good Job!!!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time here. Service
Second time here. Service was excellent as was the food. We were a table of 8, and we all had a wonderful time.
Hope to be back soon.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful BBQ taken upscale
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the outdoor patio in a shaded and quiet area. I expect that in the evening, Lamberts is transformed into a vibrant and noisy bar/dining area, popular with a wide range of ages. In our search for the "best BBQ" we found that Lamberts was tied as our #1 favorite along with a much more down home place outside San Antonio. The brisket and the jicama slaw would be our particular recommendations!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I heard Lambert's was a great restaurant and I was not disappointed. I really liked the atmosphere and loved the food. Everything tasted good and it's the best BBQ I have ever eaten. Great veggies too. I live in Florida and was visiting over the weekend. Wish I had a Lambert's near by.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place just can't go wrong
I always love eating at Lambert's. It is BBQ that isn't oppressively heavy. Innovative and fun. A+.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pulled pork
The pulled pork was great so were the deviled eggs and waffle fries. Super cool atmosphere and great service!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
top notch bbq
Great food, very foodie friendly. Be sure to get a reservation days in advance though.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the sandwiches
Had a brisquet and jalepeno sausage sandwich with vinegar slaw side and homemade sauce - was delicious. Bread was fresh, brisquet was juicy.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's always loud and crowded,
It's always loud and crowded, but the food is delicious.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ribs, Ribs and Ribs
Great gumbo with rich Louisiana flavors and enough kick for a real treat. I got the Lamb chops which were a bit too fatty for my taste though the flavor was good. I did get to finish my wife's pork ribs. WOW! They were the best BBQ ribs I have eaten. They were juicy, sweet and full of delicious flavors. Get them!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and service!
Amazing food and service! Would definitely come back soon!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service, and atmosphere. Only thing I would say is that our food came out really fast. Not exactly a bad thing I know, but we were done at the restaurant in about 30 minutes and for the price I would have liked to have spent more time there.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great, Noise a Bit Too Much
We are new to the area and Lambert's was recommended to me as a nice BBQ and atmosphere for my birthday. I loved the food and the service; however, I thought for the price range of the food, the music noise level should have been turned down just a notch (we were there at 7pm). It was so loud that I could not carry a conversation with my spouse.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
FOUND THIS ON A GLUTEN FREE AUSTIN SITE AND THE AMBIANCE AND VIBE
WAS ALL THAT IT ADVERTISED. WENT FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH AND
HAD A GREAT MEAL. BOAR RIB APPETIZERS WERE OUTSTANDING.
BEST MEAL WE HAD ON OUR TRIP.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow. Wow. And wow!
Lambert's had been on our "to eat" list after the TM BBQ review and we got to stop by on the drive from San Antonio to Dallas. Wow. We will be returning! We ordered 2, two meat plates so we could get a diverse selection. We have debated on what we loved the most. The pulled pork melted in your mouth with a sauce that was heavenly. The ribs were top-notch with a sweetness in the glaze that made you want more! Finally, the brisket was delicious. The crust was flavorful and the meat was tender & juicy! As for the sides, all were a hit! We had the collards, slaw, waffle fries, and bakes beans! The bacon in the collard greens added a perfect smoky flavor and cilantro in the slaw really added a nice crispness to the cabbage!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fabulous gastronomic experience!
This was our second visit to Lambert's after a not-so-impressive first visit for lunch when they first opened. From the start, our server had a great attitude and lots of knowledge about the food. I ordered the filet which was cooked to perfection and was unbelievably flavorful for a filet. My husband ordered the ribs and raved about them. As sides we ordered the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts and both were awesome! Everything we ordered was exceptional. We will definitely be going back!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular Texas BBQ and Atmospher
This was an outstanding experience. The BBQ and appetizers was phenomenal. The Rib-Eye? Best Steak Ever. There was a group of 7 of us from Oregon and the service, atmosphere and ambiance was sensational. This is a place I'll recommend to friends, family, anyone traveling through Austin looking for a good experience.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great non-traditional BBQ
Oysters were great. Chicken and brisket were excellent. Coconut cream pie was extra rich and tasty. Good cocktail list.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun & close to ACL
Lambert's is a GREAT stop before a show at ACL! The drinks are good, the food (whether you go with the traditional BBQ or one of their fish dishes like I did) Is spectacular, and it's a quick & easy stroll to the venue afterward. It's our ACL hotspot.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much more than some charred meat with sauce slopped on it. This place has style. If you're looking for an interesting spin on barbecue, try this place! I recommend the honey-sambal wild boar ribs for an appetizer!!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, VERY loud.
Great restaurant, we have been there many times! Friday night at 9:30 may have been a bad choice this go round, I couldn't hear myself think and had to yell my orders at the waiter. Forget conversation lol
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place, but you must have a reservation on the weekends. Some of the best BBQ in town as well as other delicious food! Salad, wild boar rib appetizers, rainbow trout and 1/2 chicken all fantastic this weekend! Looking forward to coming back soon!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Fun…Always Delicious….
Lamberts is one of those places where the food is always good…no matter what you order…and there are always lots of tasty things to choose from. The drinks are always delicious, but best of all…is the relaxed, yet pampered way you are taken care of. It's always a treat to visit Lambert's.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of good barbeque choices, but seafood and other dishes are yummy as well.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gotta love Lambert's
From the food to the service... You can expect nothing except the best !!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why would anyone...
choose to eat at County Line? The brisket and pork ribs were both melt-in-your-mouth delicious, with a flavor so good that it was almost a shame to even try the barbeque sauce. The fried okra was equally fantastic. And the draft beer is served the way the God intended that it should be served-in proper imperial pint glasses. Great food, great service, great location for anything downtown.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
really, really good food, excellent service, good value for the $. highly recommend it. just make sure you make reservations!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal I've had since dining at Jonathan Waxman's Barbuto in NYC.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Brunch @ Lambert's
First-time visit both for me and my companion. We were happy we made reservations even though we arrived when the restaurant opened. Both of us enjoyed being in Lambert's historic building and found the interior environment pleasant. The brunch choices were a challenge -- so many interesting choices -- but my companion was delighted with her small serving of barbecued beef brisket and her fried green tomatoes (with lump crabmeat) "appetizer." I was equally pleased with my Lambert's Eggs Benedict. We both enjoyed our Bloody Mary's, and my coffee was perfect. Both the host and our waiter were fun and efficient.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Birthday Brunch
We celebrated my daughters birthday with brunch at Lambert's. The servers were knowledgable about the menu and very attentive. The food was delicious. The only complaint from our group was that it took a long time for our entree to be served. In my opinion, the wait was well worth it! I'm going back!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous brisket! Good beer
Fabulous brisket! Good beer selection and excellent sangria.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time - loved
We had a great time - loved our food and drinks and our waiter was incredibly nice and helpful with recommendations. We would definitely go back the next time we're in Austin.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food / service is wonderful
The food / service is wonderful . And we are repeat customers. My only complaint is that it is so dark in the restaurant that you cannot read the menu without the flashlight app on your cell phone . A slightly warmer light would not hurt the ambience of the place at all
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good steaks, good wine,
Very good steaks, good wine, service was excellent, table on second floor with very good jazz music.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
i LOVE Lamberts. every time i'm in Austin, i make a trip to Lamberts. and, i would give them 10 stars for food & service.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
BBQ to die for!
This lively restaurant offers a varied menu with lots of choices. The entrees are divided by smoked or grilled and include fish as well as meat. Appetizers, soups, salads, and sides provide lots of support to the mains. The BBQ is cooked to perfection and the moderate use of delicious sauces keeps your mouth watering even after the first bite.
The two bars--upstairs and down--keep mixed drinks, wine, and beer flowing. Upstairs there is a small stage for performers like the excellent blues trumpet player we heard on Sunday night. The place is very popular; we made a reservation 3 weeks ago and could only get in at 9:30! They actually seated us a little earlier than that, though. Good food in downtown Austin. The desserts are great, too.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Review of Lambert's
Each time I go to Lambert's, I am pleased with the experience. The ribs were excellent, as was the yummy apple/fennel salad. I also had the terrific corn as a side. I look forward to my next visit.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Brunch with Coworkers
The food was amazing. The music was a little too loud for 1230PM but everything else was great.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lamberts is owned/managed by people I know can do better. It doesn't blow you away. In a city that is saturated with BBQ options, it does little to win you with food. I go often for brunch and LOVE!! it. Review is 5 for dinner. We ordered the smoked chicken, brisket, pork rib, beef short rib, ribeye, assorted salads, deviled eggs for dinner- all were 5/10. And it kills me to say this. The waitress could of been better, drinks were so-so. When 5 people go to dinner, in Austin, and spend $450 on BBQ it needs to be above average and ice cream shouldn't be the highlight. Having only previously been for brunch, which again I love, this kills me to say this about Lambert's dinner. The light at the end of the tunnel, I know it can be better.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM