Vince Young Steakhouse
Vince Young Steakhouse

Vince Young Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinceyoungsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (512) 457-8325
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vince Young Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)romantic (66)notable wine list (56)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (36)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (18)neighborhood gem (10)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Delicious meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our waiter, Tim, provided us great service. He walked us through the menu since it was our first time dining at VY, and he provided excellent recommendations. Bacon mac and cheese is a must. Also, my girlfriend had the filet mignon, and I thought it was fantastic. It was even better than their specialty grass fed "Perfect 10 Ribeye", which is what I had. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a steak dinner or celebrating a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steakhouse in Austin!
    Tommy
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've been to several of the high end steakhouses in Austin and Vince Young Steakhouse is the best! We've been there twice and both times everything was great. The first time was with our 5 year old twins. The restaurant offers ipads as the child menus. The menu is on the wallpaper, and they have games loaded to keep them occupied until your meal arrives. This time, my wife and I were alone for a date night. We had an equally excellent time. The steaks were cooked to perfection and were delicious. The side dishes were just as tasty, you have to try the sauteed corn with bacon...yum! The whole waitstaff was very attentive without being intrusive, which seems to be a tough balance to get just right. If you're wanting the best steakhouse in Austin, you have to go to Vince Young Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shockingly great
    Primetheus
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Among the very best bone in ribeyes I've ever had an I consider myself to be pretty well travel and well tasted. Very much worth your consideration
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Love Vince Young Steakhouse
    DBRoden
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I always love going to Vince Young Steakhouse when I am in Austin. It is a great place to treat my daughter how is at the University. Fantastic food and atmosphere right in the heart of down town.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Ruth's!
    JMac
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The hostess and bar staff were very friendly. The wait staff was very knowledgable and helpful in our selections. The decor was unique and set a romantic mood. Our food was outstanding! From the sides to the wine to the steak everything blended seamlessly. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the high prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My group arrived at 8:50pm for a 9:00pm reservation. When checking in at the front desk, the only repsonse that we recieved from the hostess was, "We will seat you closer to nine." This was stated despite the lack of business at our arrival. The steak and entree prices were excessive and the quality and preparation of our dinner was not commensurate with the price. For instance, the potatoes au gratin were cold and poorly prepared. The waiter did address this by providing us free chocolate cake for dessert, however, the cake was still frozen in the middle.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent service and steaks
    hearingaidgal
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a wonderful evening out at VY Steakhouse. The UT football team came in after the game and sat in the back - that was fun! Great attentive wait staff and great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take the other high end options 1st
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was good but not great. For the price the food was only average, and I would choose the other options that are close like Eddie V's in the Capital Grille ahead of Vince Young's steakhouse. We had a filet and of the two, I would recommend the tuna.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mr Beck Brown
    Beck
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was disappointed in VY'S.I don't see what all the hype is about.Our steaks were good ,but for the price i would expect them to be.The soup and bread was cold ,and mashed potatoes were bland at best.Our server kept forgetting out requests>>more coffee and salt for bland potatoes.This is not 1st or 2nd place i would recommend for fine dining.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • phenomenal
    jrfoodie1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We generally stay away from downtown because of all the hassle with traffic and parking. However VY's 22oz ribeye keeps us coming back regardless of the downtown hassles. We've been several times and it's always spot on. Succulent and always cooked to perfection - I hope they never change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!
    Bobbo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My fiance and I were able to meet the Champ Vincy Young. That was a great experience. The food was okay, but not the best. The steak was above average. The sides were a fail, and you could probably get better sides at a chain restaurant like Chili's or Applebee's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vince Young Steakhouse
    PolrbVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Best steakhouse in Austin, took friends from San Antonio and they loved it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak surprise!
    Misael
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time ever in this restaurant, the service is great since you enter the place and the food is really good and the ambiance is great, you have to be ready to pay not an average check at the end, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the perfect meal
    Faloodi
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Well for starters - the lobster rolls, fried quail, and tuna tartare were all spectacular, my prime ribeye had so much flavor and was perfectly cooked as ordered, my french fries were great, and everything was perfectly paired with recommeded white and red wine by our knowledgeable and attentive waiter. it was the perfect meal and a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Amazing
    DrLALAVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Everything was fantastic. The food and the cocktails far exceeded expectations. Our server was great at helping us select drinks, entrees, and sides, and he was not wrong. Everything about our dinner was delicious. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as last year!
    Steve
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Returned here after dining in 2013 and superb food and service again. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Overall our experience was nice but 2 out of the 5 meals served at our table were cold. When I called and spoke to the manager he said next time I come in tell them at the time if the food is cold. Obviously there won't be a next time. Our bill was over $500. When I have guests at the table I don't feel comfortable sending food back nor should I have to. I expect more responsiveness from a manager.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.