Vince Young Steakhouse
Vince Young Steakhouse

Vince Young Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinceyoungsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 5124578325x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Phillip Brown
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: At Vince Young Steakhouse, we offer curbside valet parking for $10 provided by Concourse Valet.
A word from Vince Young Steakhouse
Vince Young Steakhouse is a chic, inviting and local Austin, Texas fine dining restaurant. We serve the finest steaks, wines and desserts in a downtown lively atmosphere with exceptional service. No matter what the occasion; a romantic dinner for two, an important business meeting or gathering your family around the table, at Vince Young Steakhouse, we look forward to providing you with an exceptional dining experience.

From tantalizing appetizers, to delicious entrees and decadent desserts, at Vince Young Steakhouse food is our number one priority. We constantly search out only the finest ingredients, and try to stay as local and seasonal as possible. Our menu is meant to excite your mind, indulge your senses and most of all, be enjoyed by those around the table.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vince Young Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (89)romantic (66)notable wine list (50)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (29)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (13)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Great Anniversary Dinner!
    Charles
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with a quiet romantic dinner at Vince Young. This was our first experience dining at VY, and it was simply Fabulous. We dined early and that probably contributed to the nice, quiet atmosphere in the restaurant. The background music mix was perfect level, not too loud for conversation but enough to give a nice ambience. Lots of classic Motown music which we love anyway. Steaks came out perfect to our order, and timing on everything was spot on. VY could use an actual cigar lounge (basement opportunity?), rather than just a small humidor cabinet. Open Table reservation didn't make it through to VY even though it was made days earlier but VY accommodated us as they should have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great find in downtown Austin
    GioMolina
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This place can make you addicted to it. Their ambiance, service and food are outstanding. The Ribeye is absolutely out of this world! I'd definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes fine dining!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was a huge disappointment. Once of the most expensive steak places in Austin. No ambiance, shabby interior, sides were mediocre at best. The steak was good and the waiter attentive. I would not, however, recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Best restaurant I've ever tried. Unbelievably good food and service and the atmosphere is awesome. And I even got to see Vince himself and take pictures. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    MisterV
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We love everything about Vince Young. Great wine list, superior margarita and best steak in town. We look to coming here for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had a recommendation to come here for our anniversary dinner and were sadly not impressed. I think the pairing of the cornbread and tomato topped bread did not compliment steaks. No plain bread avail when we did ask. The Ceaser salad was not up to par. Many of my leaves were wilted and the sauce was missing some kick, too much of a mustard taste. The asparagus was cooked perfectly; however, instead of a drizzle of sauce it was drowning in the sauce. The potatoes gratin were very good; just presentation-wise not as appealing or fancy. Big hunks of potatoes instead of more carefully cut. Our steaks were good and the wine was good. Our server was very nice and polite.
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  • A winner, just like Vince
    Dinedaily
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Often restaurants named for legends fail to deliver, but not here. The attentive nature of the staff, our server, and the food was top notch. Surf & turf is something I rarely order. It's too much food and generally the surf suffers from better turf at a steakhouse. I took the risk ordering the surf and turf special. It was too much food (not a complaint) but surprisingly quite good on every level including superior presentation. My dinning partners steak was also top notch as were our sides. My only criticism that keeps me from rating everything at the highest level is the odd decor and overall ambiance. It was a private feel setting in an extremely open room, but the overall Arabian nights look is just too bizarre not to mention.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first time here
    SuE2125
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My first visit and it was very good just like I had heard about. I had the aged Prime NY stripe and it was unbelievable. Our wine from Napa was amazing. I highly recommend Vince Young Steakhouse
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    LoveVY
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This restaurant has, if not the best, at least in the top 3 the best steaks I have ever had. I have eaten in a lot of steak places here and in other countries and I can't remember having a better one. Service is top notch also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience. We'll be back.
    SteakSnobVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was outstanding as was our server, Russel. Best steak house in Austin, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced yet tasty food
    rawtruth
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service staff act as though they had practically no training. The restaurant looks like a fine dining establishment. The pricing makes it look like a fine dining establishment. The staff, from the moment we walked in the door, were very mediocre. The food was good. The wine was tasty. The staff were courteous. They had nothing special that made me want to return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary celebration
    Cynthia
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Highly recommend Vince Young Steakhouse. Good food, excellent service made a special occasion more memorable! Request Marcus to insure the best service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty
    jd60610VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my third visit to Vince Young Steakhouse, and the food was uncharacteristically bad. The meat, scallops and the sides were all over-salted and over-seasoned. Since my prior two visits were positive, however, I will definitely go back. The service is outstanding (Jim) and the wine list is fabulous (Chris).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excelled Customer Service
    Hasslehoff
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Decided to book Vince Youngs steak house during our trip to Austin. Under special requests we decided to indeed put a special request to see if anyone read them. To our delight upon arrival; our request that they offer a centerpiece of David Hasselhoff bay watch era was met! Not only did they go above and beyond they made our experience in Austin that much sweeter!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Value
    Hurricane
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were celebrating a friend's Birthday and decided to try Vince Young Steakhouse. We started with the Calamari. Priced at $14 the dish was bland, they merely battered it and threw it on a plate. The dipping sauce didn't help much. Since I don't eat much we decided to split a large steak, the NY strip $46. All sides are served separate. We ordered corn with bacon. The steak just average, the corn was delicious though cost $8. Our dessert selection was a seasonal pick, some sort of pumpkin ice cream snickerdoodle cookie concoction. It was OUTSTANDING. Overall the restaurant was just so-so. Our final bill was $152 w/ tip, the entire meal was split between 2 people so the cost seems outrageous to me. The music too loud !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation Treat
    mlg1764VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I took a vacation to Austin and wanted to treat ourselves to a special night out. What better choice than a steakhouse when you're visiting Texas? Vince Young did not disappoint. It had all the swank and sophistication of a fine dining experience combined with the generous portions and indulgent dishes you would expect. Of course the steaks and sides were out of this world...perfectly cooked and decadent, but the real surprise of the evening was the bread basket. Delicious onion focaccia and corn bread with chive butter...yum! Great cocktails, wine list, and bourbon choices as well. Well worth the splurge on your budget and your diet!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to the name
    houstonian
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Friendly staff, timely service, and great food. Try the Akaushi steak!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal for our anniversary
    Shelley
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fabulous steaks and service, icing on the cake was meeting Vince and getting a picture with him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    DrClarkus
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    First time visiting. Fantastic steak. Great location. Awesome patio to have an after dinner scotch and cigar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fantastic
    Txlove14
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We've had the wagyu burger and perfect 10 steak. Both were amazing. Also, our entire group of 6 raved about the Mac n cheese, corn and potatoes gratin. The big guy red blend wine from bell cellars-fantastic...the Invincable margarita, best I've ever had. We could go on and on. Service and ambiance also top notch. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great customer service
    lilibrian
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our steak was so good! The bacon mac and cheese was the best. The service was excellent. I will definitely come back soon. ..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Birthday Dinner
    bb8689
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife wanted to go to Vince Young Steakhouse for her birthday since it is her favorite steakhouse. As usual the service was attentive and knowledgeable. For appetizers we had the lobster rolls and charcuterie board. Both were fantastic. Entrees ordered in our group included the filet, ribeye and pork chop. All were cooked as ordered and delicious. For desert the Forever Young chocolate cake was a perfect ending.
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  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was fantastic. Best steak we ever had. The service was top notch. Only complaint would be the lighting. It was very bright and annoying to the eyes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    kristinurse
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised how great the food was! Wine list is extensive too! Highly recommend the corn and mac and cheese for your sides!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    AustinExplorer
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I thought the Steak was excellent, as was the service. The Bar mixes up great drinks. All things you would expect from a good steakhouse, they nail it. I expected good, I felt like I got great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Bit Expensive, food outstanding
    BozemanMikeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Three business associates out in Austin. Vince Young's was right across from our hotel and came highly recommended. The service was impeccable, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was superb. Ahi Tuna, Ribeye and NY Strips were devoured quickly. Side were generous and equally well prepared. Its a bit expensive, but still a great place to eat in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak - made it special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went for a special anniversary, and enjoyed perhaps the nest steaks we've ever eaten. They made great suggestions for wines, and in spite of the fact that our primary waiter was a little sluggish, the rest of the crew more than made up for it. They also sent a nice complementary dessert to commemorate our anniversary. Overall, it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had dinner at Vince Young's Steakhouse with my husband and my mother on a Saturday night. Everyone in the restaurant was very friendly. Waiter was exceptionally good and the food was to die for. The steaks were tender enough to cut with a fork and the seafood was wonderful. Overall, a wonderful dining experience. The price was no more than you would expect in any upscale restaurant. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My Food was Fabulous and the service was really good and we got to watch the Longhorns Play Saturday night on their big Tvs are awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing atmosphere
    Nighttimespot
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the moment you walk in the bar is very nice and the scene is set up for a Very special occaion or a night out with ladies . The staff is Top notch and very helpful . We will Deff be returning. To Vince Young Steakhouse !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat and enjoy
    Astro
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had one of the best waiters we've ever had and some great food to boot. Loved the look, ambiance, service and food. Not a cheap place to eat, but if it's going to be pricey then you had better have great service and food (and they do!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Perfect, Perfect Ten.
    bachelorparty
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant is fantastic! We went for my brother's bachelor party and all had "the perfect 10", which it is, and left knowing the night was a success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    JoJo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first visit to Vince Young Steakhouse. There were 5 of us and the waiter was good to point out that we could share starters and vegetables. Unfortunately, we did not heed his advice. The portions were perfect for sharing, so we really ordered too much. The entrees were cooked perfectly and were absolutely delicious. I had my leftover steak (bone-in ribeye) for dinner last night (3 days later) and it was still delicious. We ordered 3 of the desserts: chocolate cake (ok), flourless torte (rich and moist - wonderful flavor), and the home-made ice cream. I am still thinking about that ice cream and wondering if you can buy it by the pint. The only drawback is the price, but we also over-ordered.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Awesome
    RMDavis
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This make our third trip and the experience has been consistently the same. Atmosphere, food, service.... absolutley awseome.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place birthday dinner
    RAPrice44
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time to visit and we had an early reservation. We prefer to eat earlier in the evenings in general. Small steak and the duck breast were both perfectly prepared. Shrimp cocktail was good, as were the InVINCEable drinks. Had a wonderful piece of chocolate cake brought out in celebration of my birthday too; mousse icing on it was extra great. For our sides we had the creamed spinach, really good garlic cream sauce while the asparagus was just ok. Excellent place for dinner but it is on the pricey side. We enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, food, and service
    athenslawyer
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had a great time celebrating with my daughter her upcoming start of college at the University of Texas. The food was great as was the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    RMDavis
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food, atmosphere, wine, service, decor, bar... all absolutely awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Rose
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first visit to Vince Young's! Best Mac & Cheese, Great Steak!, Great Service!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chchng4
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We visited VY Steakhouse for our anniversary. My wife & I couldn't have been happier. Food & service was excellent.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JAllon
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    staff was well trained and provided a good experience / atmosphere was great / food was not up to par, one of the two steaks ordered was not a good cut of meat and hard to eat / all the other dishes were very good
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate