ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

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1605 reviews
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Enjoy a delicious steak and a taste of Austin. You haven’t experienced the best of Austin until you've been to ALC Steaks. The capitol city's only independent, family-owned steakhouse serves sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef the way Austinites have loved it for over 25 years. From our rich, antique wooden bar to our relaxing, unpretentious dining room, everything about us says, "Welcome." Our exceptional service and genuine hospitality are as inviting as the many signature items on our menu. Tonight's the perfect evening to discover something else great about Austin.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, good service. Always love it for special occasions or when I'm yearning for a great steak.

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SG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

My partner and I have been there twice. The first time was one of the best steaks we’ve ever had. More recently, however, the steaks were close to flavorless. Mine was over cooked, and my partner’s was cold. The replacements weren’t much better. Spending that kind of money for us is a special occasion, so we were quite disappointed. Our server was fantastic, and maybe the kitchen was having an off day. But the steaks (the 16 oz ribeyes) simply were not the same quality cuts as last time. We will give it one more try, though.

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MA
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. All three of us had steaks and they were delicious. Atmosphere was a little loud but not more than expected at a steak house (and it was a busy night). The only complaint I had was service. Our server seems bored and preoccupied. I supposed I expected better service at this price range. Otherwise, a very good meal.

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DS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special and delicious dining experience. Food is always top-notch.

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D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience. The quality of the food is only matched by the competency of the staff. My favorite place in Austin.

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EW
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Paid just over $200 with tip for 2 people (1 appetizer oysters texasfeller, 3 drinks, 1 domestic beer, 2 porterhouse steaks, 2 included sides). The 30 oounce porterhouse steaks did not seem that large even after factoring 25% shrinkage during cooking. I think if a next time, I would go with large bone-in ribeye and baked potato or vegetables. French fries as one side were average at best. I would think ALC would put much more attention to better fries and sides. Oysters Texasfellers as I think they call this appetizer was OK but not inspiring. Ambiance was average and at least quiet enough to allow good conversation. Service was average. Parking was difficult as parking in front was fully taken, no valet was available, and I had to park at sketchy park about 1.5 blocks from restaurant. Being first time here, I am probably a little hard on this restaurant, but when spending $100+ each, I have higher expectations.

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DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Ordered medium rare and got very rare. I told my waiter and he said "yeah we cook on the rare side." Mash potatos bland. On the bright side it is definitely old Austin.

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D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very underwhelming
For those prices you expect near perfection.
This was not the case. Steak temps were uneven, foil in our oysters.

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RW
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy ALC. Service is fantastic and food very good!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The filet mignon was absolutely fantastic - perfectly cooked and delicious.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Two of the five steaks were significantly undercooked. Manager did provide a partial credit

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our steaks were dry. Veggies and soup were great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place in Austin for steak!

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j
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonder service and wonderful food overall. Oysters Texafeller were delicious. NY Strip with oscar was cooked perfectly and tasted incredible! FYI the "beef tips" are more like a meatloaf than cubed beef tops as most would expect and arrived under done in the middle...otherwise, it was also good!

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door it was a 5 Star experience ! Wait staff was great and the food and wine were as good as it gets... my aged NY strips was cooked perfectly, thank you to all the employees on the front and back end of the restaurant..will be back for another fine meal soon.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite "go-to" places to take out-of-town guests.

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LM
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never been disappointed dining here. Everything was superb. Would definitely recommend ALC to anyone looking for the best steak, pork chops, or sweet potato clam chowder (my personal favorite) in Austin.

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t
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have made our ALC visit a birthday tradition. Never disappoints! Great service, great food, and brought some great friends to share in the fun. Brandon took great care of us!

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DS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place does not get enough credit. Much better than the chains for us locals. Maybe I should not post that as I don't want it to change.

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C
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

steaks were excellent. Cooked exactly as requested. We had the bone in rib and the filet. I t was outstanding. Service e was awesome. Great environment to enjoy a night out.

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EC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall awesome dining experience. Food was outstanding and service perfect!

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WD
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!

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RA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, and the best steaks in Austin. Side dishes quality matches that of the steaks

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JR
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Steaks are great and the green chile creamed corn is a must! Watch out for the fried mushroom app, those come out scalding hot. Very versatile place, good for a date or a business dinner. We'd been here a few years back and remember a much more extensive selection of spirits than we saw last visit, so that was disappointing, but no complaints otherwise!

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BM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another very good restaurant in Austin I would recommend. Service, food and location was great.

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TW
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of my go-to steak restaurants for many years. The steaks are excellent and we always seem to get quality service and walk out commenting how great the food was. I like other steak houses, but Austin Land and Cattle has been consistently one of the absolute best with prices that are not unreasonable.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALC is absolutely our favorite restaurant. We go here for every special occasion and when we get a chance for a date night. The food is perfect, every time. The drinks are the best in Austin. The steaks from ALC are the best we’ve ever had, anywhere. I recommend this hidden gem to anyone looking for great atmosphere, drinks and steaks!

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A
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak and excellent service. You have to try the spicy sirloin soup.

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AS
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall, meh. The place is really dark and feels worn out. Feels really "old." The food was good, but not memorable enough to want to go back. I make better steaks at home. The staff, while friendly, was phoning it in. Such an Austin institution, and it felt like it.

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AM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to have dinner with folks you want to talk to over dinner. Great server, wasn't sure what to expect when we pulled into a strip center, but inside was fine for a New Yorker in Austin.

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RA
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

ALC Steaks is our go-to for family celebrations when we want steak. They are consistent and the service is always good. I do think the restaurant itself could use a little sprucing up but we will continue to go there for nostalgic reasons and good food.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a super nice experience. The environments are very Texas style. It is definitely different than steak houses in NYC. The lamb chop was a surprise.

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KW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALC steaks are the best in town! The service is top notch and ambience quite nice. Unfortunately, the noise level is a problem. Perhaps better acoustic tile would help. I recommend ALC to all my family and friends.

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C
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our prime rib was not like the usual prime rib, more like steak. It was not tender.

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KM
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tastiest, juiciest, butteriest, perfectly prepared steaks. They have the best aged meat in Austin. Paired off with great sides, yummy wine and a low key ambiance. Everyone takes care of you there. It's always a treat to go ALC.

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to go and wish we could go more often. It is a great place for a nice date out! Service is always great!!!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great service, as always.

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love celebrating special occasions at ALC its always a great experience. We'll be back, often.

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JW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing, worth the hassle of parking and the folks that don’t know how to just use one space. The tavern customers seem to be the issue. However, this place is the BOMB! You can get one of the best steaks and finest service in ATX. Ask for Brandon and he is a ROCK Star! Wanna impress a date, family, in laws, business associates, well ALC WILL NOT DISAPPOINT! Best dang steaks and fixins in AUSTIN if not Texas!

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d
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value.Great steaks and drinks. Less expensive than Ruth's.

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