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About Bob's Steak and Chop House - Austin
A word from Bob's Steak & Chop House - Austin
Bob's Steak & Chop House is ranked as one the top steakhouses in the country. USDA Prime Beef seasoned and broiled perfectly. On top of that, the salads are huge, the shrimp are monsters and the bread is to die for. Our service is experienced, the wine list is extensive and the drinks stiff. If you're not a regular already, come by and let us prove why we're so proud of what we do.
Bob's Steak & Chop House
Just like last time.
Just like next time.
Austin, TX 78701
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday; 4:30pm to 10pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 4:30pm to 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - Midnight
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Events in Austin's Special Venues
$10.00 Valet parking by Hospitality Parking. Street Parking & Public Parking nearby
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private Rooftop Events
Private Dining Room Events
Restaurant Buy-outs for Large Groups
Whether you’re hosting a large business function, a small gathering of friends or anything in between, Bob’s will customize your event to make it special. Our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that every detail is exactly right, from the food and drinks to the ambiance and timing.
Bob's Steak and Chop House - Austin Ratings and Reviews
I've read so many restaurant reviews over the years where the reviewer thinks they're a restaurant critic and deserves the space their writing on. I've been on the other side of reviews my whole career. That being said, I know feedback is important for continual growth and improvement. Hospitality was a 5 star. Crew was gracious, knowlagbe and hospitable. Very professional and friendly staff. But the drive-by generic "how is everything?" from the manager seemed awkward for her and not inviting. Service overall was slow. Very long drink time to where the server was apologizing when he arrived with them. Food - Seemed incredibly expensive for what you get. Caesar was almost twice what I'd pay anywhere else, and tasted like store bought dressing. The bread brought to the table was good, but definitely tasted like a par-baked generic grocery store loaf. Tomato and fresh mozzarella salad was ok. Definitely not FRESH, fresh mozzarella. Whatever Sysco had available. Creamed spinach was mostly cream with just a little Spinach. I would've preferred some more leafy green. My duck was chewey, had to spit out a couple bites because I couldn't chew them. Luxardo sauce on it was too sweet for my taste. Skillet potatoes were sold to me as just that with a peppercorn gravy. What I got was deep fried, thick potato chips with a packaged brown gravy poured over them.
My wife's steak was great. And she loved the smashed potatoes. We went for her birthday, and we expressed that we were full and couldn't eat dessert, and a very gracious gesture from our server packaged up a birthday dessert for her to take home and enjoy when we were ready. I liked that touch. But the size of the piece was ridiculous. And again, store bought generic cake. Overall, we did have a wonderful night, and the hospitality was gracious.
But I left feeling it wasn't worth it. The food was so generic on every course, and to me tasted so store bought or Commercial Commissary made. It didn't have a fresh taste.
While the food was good, it was quite pricey and I didn't find any of it amazing. I wouldn't recommend it to my friends because I don't think they could (or would want to) afford it. My husband and I split a steak, which came with potatoes and carrots. We also ordered the roasted Brussels sprouts. I liked the steak, but the vegetables were just OK. They also served house-made pickles (not my thing) and warm bread (which was delicious) as appetizers.
Because it was his birthday, they gave him a free dessert of his choice. We chose the chocolate peanut butter cake, which was awesome! I wish we'd known they would do that and we would have saved a little more room!
Our server was a little... overwhelming. My husband and I like a little more hands-off waitstaff and I felt he was too schmoosey and "used car salesman" for my taste. I don't need someone to serve my meat to me. I also found it annoying that he took away the pickles and the bread, especially since the bread was my favorite part. Oh well.
Making reservations was easy and the hostess was nice. The lighting was very dark (the waiter actually got out a flashlight to show us some things on the menu, which I also thought was obnoxious). The ambiance was mostly quiet, which was nice.
We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience! We were celebrating my husband's birthday and they treated him like a king! The customer service was awesome; our before dinner drinks and meals were not rushed and they not only gave him a signed birthday card,
but also a complimentary dessert. We both had filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection, as were the glazed carrot. If I had any complaint, it would be that asparagus was overcooked (my opinion), but no worries, my husband liked it a lot. We don't live in the Austin area, but I am sure we will return again one day.
We went there on Thanksgiving day and had a very nice dinner for four. Everyone was friendly from the moment we walked in the door. The waitstaff were all wonderful and very professional . Chris was our waiter and we were very happy with the service he provided and his suggestions for wine.
This was our first visit to Bob's. We went for Thanksgiving dinner, just the two of us. The service was professional and friendly. The food was excellent and abundant. We had the fixed-price Thanksgiving dinner, which included salad or soup (we both had the wedge -- very good), a heaping plate of traditional T-giving fare, and dessert -- I had the carrot cake, she had the pumpkin cheese cake -- both delicious. We took home good-sized leftovers -- which were still good heated up.
Had Thanksgiving with my 90 year old mother and brother. My mother just oohed and ahed at the atmosphere. We all ordered off the regular menu, or the day’s specials rather than the Thanksgiving menu. I had Wagyu beef medallions and lobster, both of which were outstanding. We also shared roasted brussel sprouts, which were very good.
The food is ALWAYS good at Bob’s, as is the service. The servers are knowledgeable and can make recommendations that make sense... not just something that looks like up-selling. This server was also willing to say, “I’m not really a ________ drinker, BUT ______ sells really well here,” AND told of it’s characteristics.. I wish I remembered his name... he was very good, AND then made an ENORMOUS hot fudge sundae for us. He said the dessert person was busy and since we accepted his challenge that it was the “best in Austin,” he wanted to make sure to back up the claim!! He was right! Our family agreed that the reliability of ALWAYS having excellent food and service sets Bob’s apart in a city of very good restaurants, especially steak places.
Waitress talked too fast and mumbled
Salads lacked dressing,
Appetizer was competent, but the accompanying sauces (plate) was remove from the table before we were both finished (speed dining?)
Side dish- brussels sprouts (which are green right?) arrived as a mound of tumble weeds and ashes mixed with pork belly... I was not brave enough to take a second bite.
Steaks were great, but the damage was done.
Headed up to the roof top bar to "decompress" .... was met with nice views but available seating was nonexistent. Headed for the elevator.....Second visit?....nope
Service was the first thing I noticed. A+. The calamari appetizer was surprisingly very good. The steaks were very flavorful, well-seasoned and cooked to a perfect medium rare. Unfortunately, that’s where it ended. The skillet fried potatoes were almost inedible; undercooked and covered in some slop they labeled as gravy. Not cooked well and absolutely no flavor. The creamed spinach was only slightly better. Way too much cream; almost losing sight of anything that would resemble spinach.
I would consider returning, but only if I didn’t have to be served the potatoes or the spinach.
My husband & I splurged during our visit to Austin and were not disappointed! Our server Alvin was attentive without hovering. The lobster bisque had large pieces of lobster and the filet was melt in your mouth! I highly recommend the smashed potatoes - yum. My mouth is watering recalling our wonderful dining experience.
We were visiting Austin and decided to give Bob’s a try- so glad we did! This was most definitely the best meal we have ever eaten and that’s saying a lot. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The meal, filet and rib-eye, was hot all the way through and cooked to perfection. Don’t pass on the garlic mash. Well portioned plates, you get a lot for the price. Can’t say enough about our experience at Bob’s.
Terrible food and service. I have been to Bob’s several times in Dallas area and it was always great. This place not so much. I don’t think the waiter was properly trained to work at a fine steakhouse. The brussels sprouts were the only good item we had. Steaks were over cooked and not tender. I am not going to even comment on the terrible carrot cake that was supposed to be complimentary but it was not. On top of everything 18% tip was added to a party of just 4. I should have trusted the bad reviews I read.
Fooled by all the good reviews. We went here for a treat to celebrate selling our house,and left disappointed.
Good - Service was good. The waiter was knowledgeable, and when we asked a question he didn't know, he went to find out the answer.
Bad- Food, all around. My steak was way overcooked (asked for medium, got well done with no pink),my husband ordered the crab cakes which were all filler and only tasted like peppers.
They added 18% gratuity to the check automatically, claiming the it was policy due to it being a busy weekend with F1. Doesn't seem like a reason to me for a party of 2 to be charged. The decor was dark, bland, and outdated. Needless to say, we will never go back. Waste of money.
This was only our second time at Bob’s. Our first experience was soon after they opened, and was a disaster.
After hearing from friends how great the food was, we decided to have my birthday dinner there. The bar staff started out not overly friendly, but warmed after a little time, while we waited for the rest of our group.
Craig, our waiter, was great. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. The fried lobster as an appetizer was amazing; as was the calamari.
Our dinner took a turn when our steaks arrived. They were both over cooked, having been ordered medium, but coming out well done. Since we were in a group of 8, we didn’t send them back.
Overall, I’d give Bob’s solid 4 out of 5. I would be a bit hesitant, but would go back nonetheless.
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