ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.7
1929 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Enjoy a delicious steak and a taste of Austin. You haven’t experienced the best of Austin until you have been to ALC Steaks. The capitol city's only independent, family-owned steakhouse serving sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef the way Austinites have loved it since 1993! From our rich, antique wooden bar to our relaxing, unpretentious dining room, everything about us says, Welcome to Austin! Our exceptional service and genuine hospitality are as inviting as the many signature items on our menu. Tonight is the perfect evening to discover something else great about Austin.

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DanielleH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food! The lamb chops appetizer was really good!

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BenjaminB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's a little dark in the room we were seated in. Thats my only complaint. Love this place.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bone in sirloin was outstanding and cooked perfectly. Truly one of the best steaks I’ve had. If I’m in the area would definitely make a point to return.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m back in California now and have thought about that rib eye almost every day since the meal. ALC style.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place I would recommend ALC Steaks to anyone.

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CKDATX
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prompt service. Great apps. Steaks were good, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Awesome Lamb Shanks!
Great steaks!
Low key atmosphere. Old school steakhouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience for my father’s birthday at ACL. The oysters, steak, and ahi were phenomenal. The vegetables were perfection. My littler sister is not an adventurous eater, and they were kind enough to bring a bar menu and let her order off that. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at several other fine steak houses in Austin and feel that not only is the food at least as well-prepared if not better than others, but is slightly less expensive.
We have also noticed that the drinks are plenty strong and reasonably priced. The quiet, casual "Austin-centric" atmosphere makes for a relaxing experience.
Over the years, this has been our "go to" for quality steaks dinners.

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BPSH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pros: Food and service were excellent! Cons: 1) We had an early-ish reservation, and it was pretty full when we got there. VERY loud, difficult to have a conversation until a couple of the larger tables emptied out later in the evening. 2) When we made the reservation we were asked if it was a celebration of some sort, and I said yes it was an anniversary, but nothing was said when we were there. As I recall from a previous visit, we got a candle and free dessert for my birthday. Disappointing but no big deal. We will definitely go back.

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PennyK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always I great time!
Can’t wait for them to bring back happy hour prices!!

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ThomasR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. Steak cooked as requested. The pork chops were also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Heard good things about this place so we decided to give it a try. Server had zero personality and was not attentive. Food was ok at best. We have definitely had better. For the price I expected so much more. Truly disappointed and will definitely not go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? This place makes me feel like I am home every time I come in. From the lobbyists at the corner table, to the couple my grandparents age coming in for an early dinner, and the lovely staff who have been there forever, this place is perfect every time.

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AprilC
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The steaks are expensive but so delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positive overall experience!

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PatriciaT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, classy but not dressy ambience, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, and price wasn't too bad!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Horrible food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for me. Sat in the bar area and loved the vibe. Felt like “old school” Austin. Great cocktails and food. Will be back!

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LeighC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the seared tuna which was divine. My filet mignon was prepared just right. It was so flavorful it didn’t even need sauce, but it paired well with the chimichurri. The hostess was friendly and accommodating when we had to push our reservation back. Our server was on point and knew the menu well which we appreciate. Loved the ambience - very old Texas vibe. ALC is where I’d take someone from out of state for a real steakhouse experience.

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solanab
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy easy fast steak dinner. Try the house made cheesecake

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JulieC
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service there is always, every year, on point!

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service at a lower price point than the downtown steakhouses. Easy parking and it's not very big inside gives it a more cozy atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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KathleenW
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Diego, was absolutely fantastic! He was attentive and friendly, answering our questions and was never pushy. It was my birthday celebration dinner - our first dinner out in over a year (thanks to Covid) - and ALC made it wonderful.
The food was top notch and we'll be back.

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GeorgeW
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little spot in the corner. With good food and great service.

Well worth the $$$

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vipBrentW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant, visiting from out of town. For a medium priced steakhouse it was good. Nice ambiance, food was well prepared and cooked to the way we ordered it. Had three filet mignons between three of us. Nice wine list. Probably would not come back, but still was a nice meal.

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vipJonC
Austin
61 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful atmosphere in this Austin classic! Great food, great service, and a great overall experience! Highly recommended!

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JustinS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An amazing restaurant. So glad we were able to celebrate our 19yr anniversary here. Thanks so much for the great food and customer service.

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JimG
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to ALC for special occasions especially my wife’s birthday for the great filets. The chef prepared it to a medium rare + which, for us is the most flavorful and tender. The wine choice was a blended red and very good and reasonably priced. We will be back!

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AllisonB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our favorite waiter Brandon! He was awesome! He remembered what wine we drank and what food we love to eat!

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ThomasM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few real steakhouses in existence. A landmark place for Austin.

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ShaneG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Our server was great. Sadly, the two 12 oz ribeyes and the NY strip were shockingly dry. We’ve been here several times, but this might have been our last trip. The price is simply too high for very substandard steaks.

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Will
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner for my birthday at Austin land and cattle. The large filet mignon Oscar style medium rare was heavenly I wanted to cry when I finished it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meat I’ve had in a while.

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TheKing
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Micheal was fantastic, we were celebrating my Son’s 21st birthday and had a party of 6. We sat in the John Wayne room and the evening was awesome. This was our first time, down from the Dallas area. Definitely recommend!!

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vc48
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually go to ALC to celebrate special occasions, in this case our 39th anniversary. The grilled lobster was excellent, as usual. The chicken fried ahi tuna would have been better if it were seared instead of fried.
Service was excellent. The server wore a mask and we were seated a good distance from other diners. We felt good health precautions were taken.
This was the first time we've eaten at a restaurant in almost a year and it was a very good experience.

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XXXXX
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, as always. Great layout for dinner and conversation.

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rtclay
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, service, everything overall, but the ambience plays a psychological game I think ... doesn’t make you feel like you should spend as much as you are.

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JamesG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love Austin Land & Cattle....this Legendary restaurant is a reliable go to for celebrating special occasions! The food is always wonderful and the ambience is warm! The service is incredible as well.

FAQs

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 472-1813.

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) is rated 4.7 stars by 1929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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