The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Austin

The OpenTable Team

Austin’s one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., and the food scene here is growing just as fast. From top-notch Mexican to gourmet donuts—there seems to something for everybody in this Hill Country town. And when it comes to steak, there are plenty of choices out there. So, where should you head when you’re craving a good steak? It’s always a good idea to eat like a local, so we looked into our data and found where the trusted tastemakers are going for steak in Austin. Here’s a list of all the best steak restaurants in ATX.

Restaurants:The Capital Grille - Austin, Vince Young Steakhouse, ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown

The Capital Grille - Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,249 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
An apt description of The Capital Grille's atmosphere might be “playfully elegant.” Yes, chandeliers, white tablecloths, and mahogany panels exude sophistication. At the same time,Read more
95% recommended
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Vince Young Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,457 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Variety could be Vince Young's middle name. The entrees at this restaurant range from chicken to pork, lamb to seafood. Meanwhile, the appetizer list goes far beyond the typical stRead more
91% recommended

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,958 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Since opening in 1993, ALC has given steaks TLC. It's family-owned, and its customers often feel like they're part of the family. This establishment definitely has a laid-back vibeRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in Austin

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,235 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The first Ruth's Chris Steak House opened in New Orleans in 1965, and the Austin franchise carries on the award-winning tradition. Indeed, the beef preparation here is marvelous. TRead more
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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
6,709 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
In Houston in 1979, a small establishment called Perry's Butcher Shop and Deli opened and quickly developed a reputation for high quality. This shop later became a restaurant and tRead more
93% recommended
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III Forks - Austin

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
2,944 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The enormous antler chandeliers and sparkling marble floors of the Ill Forks (pronounced “Three Forks”) lobby are impressive. From there, this restaurant just keeps on impressing iRead more
93% recommended
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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,641 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
The first Bob's Steak & Chop House opened in Dallas in 1993. Today, several are in business across the country, each with unique attributes. For instance, in Austin, diners can eatRead more
92% recommended
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Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Northwest
3,795 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
They say everything's bigger in Texas, and the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse takes that saying to heart. It has three floors, totalling 14,000 square feet in space. Where rodeo cattle aRead more
93% recommended
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Austin The Domain

$$$$·Steak·
Northwest
1,341 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse may be near the heart of Austin's technology center, but its dedication to service and time-honored recipes is distinctly old-fashioned. It boasts seasonRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Austin

Central Standard

$$$$·American·
Downtown
352 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
When it comes to the best steak in Austin, Central Standard sets the standard. It opened in 2015, and it's situated in the South Congress Hotel. No doubt its enticing aromas draw iRead more
95% recommended

Ranch 616

$$$$·Southwest·
Downtown
1,047 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
  • Neighborhood Gem
Ranch 616 has been a downtown favorite since 1998. Here, it's a pleasure to eat outside at night, the massive neon lights aglow. Inside, the joint bursts with color, with blue lighRead more
100% recommended
Best Ambiance in Austin
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Jeffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Central Austin
1,108 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Jeffrey's Restaurant, a fine dining establishment requiring formal attire, combines American and French cuisines in satisfying ways. It opened in 1975 and became an instant sensatiRead more
96% recommended
American in Austin
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Swift's Attic

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Downtown
760 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Swift's Attic occupies the second floor of a historic building at the intersection of Congress and 3rd streets. Busy and vibrant, this restaurant has a democratic spirit. All are wRead more
94% recommended
Best Service in Austin

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,014 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Here's a restaurant that lives up to its evocative name. The first Lonesome Dove opened in Fort Worth in 2000, and its downtown Austin counterpart debuted in 2015. This intimate eaRead more
94% recommended
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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
3,545 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
At Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab House in the city's downtown, the crabs are ultra-fresh, the wines are first-class, the steaks are soft, and the men are hatless. (Seriously, thisRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Austin
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Paul Martin's - Austin

$$$$·American·
North Central
1,434 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
With mood lighting, chic furnishings, comfortable seating, and unhurried service, Paul Martin's can put people at ease from the moment they arrive. What better atmosphere for enjoyRead more
91% recommended

Eddie V's - 5th Street

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
4,683 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
At Eddie V's, live jazz and fine wine are the perfect complements to a hearty steak dinner. All of these steaks have been aging for 28 days, and these premium cuts are juicy down tRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Austin
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Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Arboretum
2,281 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse provides a rich cultural experience every day of the week. Its bar boasts wines aplenty, exciting cocktails, and lively conversations. There are the fRead more
92% recommended
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Hoffbrau Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Central Austin
10 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Business Meals
In 1934, as the Great Depression raged, a small steakhouse opened on West 6th Street. The Little Restaurant That Could went on to thrive for decades, and it wasn't even air conditiRead more
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Justine's Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Austin
316 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
At this French restaurant, the red walls and sultry interior glow may call to mind the Moulin Rouge. Outside, lights on strings and disco balls glimmer in the night air. The clientRead more
91% recommended
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