ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)
Delicious food, nice atmosphere, good service. Always love it for special occasions or when I'm yearning for a great steak.
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.
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.
Great place for a special and delicious dining experience. Food is always top-notch.
Always a fantastic experience. The quality of the food is only matched by the competency of the staff. My favorite place in Austin.
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.
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.
For those prices you expect near perfection.
This was not the case. Steak temps were uneven, foil in our oysters.
We always enjoy ALC. Service is fantastic and food very good!!
The filet mignon was absolutely fantastic - perfectly cooked and delicious.
Two of the five steaks were significantly undercooked. Manager did provide a partial credit
Our steaks were dry. Veggies and soup were great.
The best place in Austin for steak!
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!
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.
One of our favorite "go-to" places to take out-of-town guests.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Overall awesome dining experience. Food was outstanding and service perfect!
Food was great!
Great service, and the best steaks in Austin. Side dishes quality matches that of the steaks
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!
Another very good restaurant in Austin I would recommend. Service, food and location was great.
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.
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!
Great steak and excellent service. You have to try the spicy sirloin soup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our prime rib was not like the usual prime rib, more like steak. It was not tender.
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.
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!!!
Amazing food and great service, as always.
We love celebrating special occasions at ALC its always a great experience. We'll be back, often.
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!
Good value.Great steaks and drinks. Less expensive than Ruth's.