ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

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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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JeffM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad ALC is hanging on. Not the fanciest steakhouse in Austin, but they do serve the very best steak. The steak fries and stuff chiles are special. Always great!

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vipTonyW
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a local dining favorite for fantastic beer battered mushrooms and great steaks. Martini and Wine were very good as well.

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MarcoR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first escargot experience did not disappoint. Bone in Rib Eye was great! I thought I was too full for dessert, but the Tres Leches cake proved me wrong!

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BryceM
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great time. We came here for our last whoorah before our son was born and everything was perfect.

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HungryinBeeCave
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The flavor of my Creole poultry entree was all I imagined it to be. Then, the horseradish jalapeño sauce which accompanied the chicken was the sauce I didn’t know I needed in my life. My taste buds were beyond happy.

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vipLpar
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard about ALC for many years, and finally got there. It will be the top of our restaurant list from now on. The ambiance, food, and service were outstanding. It is not a fussy place, you don't feel like you have to get all dressed up to go there. It has a nice ambiance, great service and fabulous food. I will be dining there again soon!

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vipTroyS
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Appetizer stuffed chile dish was great. Shrimp appetizer was average. Side of creamed corn with green chile's, was corn with cream poured over and green chile's - a bit odd. Pecan pie dessert was excellent.
The steaks were of poor quality, contained a good amount of gristle and one was over cooked. The prices are high so one would expect great quality and perfectly prepared meat.
Would not return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were greeted and asked the bare minimum “what can I get you other than water”. We asked for a wine list and it took a while to receive it. We ordered an “almost famous crab cake”. The texture was very unappetizing, the lettuce on the side was wilted, the sauce was oddly sweet. There was corn in the crab cake which was super weird. Don’t overthink it! The crab cake was so bad that we asked for our check and left without ordering entrees.

The ambiance was awful, super low music volume for a weekend night, could hear people’s conversations from across the room, including staff. The decor is bad and outdated—I never comment on decor, but the art is odd and low quality and they have random music instruments hung on the wall. Will not be back.

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BethM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is incredible in a more casual setting for such great quality. Definitely worth a try for anyone looking for a good steak.

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vipRhonda
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best steak in Austin. Always bring friends here and then they are hooked too. Mac & cheese is to die for!! Waitstaff is very knowledgeable and always helpful.

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Jorge
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have hosted our family celebrations at ALC for over 20 years. Always great food and service.

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Sciencenecktie
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The happy hour bar menu (you can eat at a small table, not just at the bar) is one of the best-kept secrets in Austin. High quality food at a price you can't touch anywhere else. We keep coming back, and we're never disappointed.

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LesterM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with great food and service.

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BPandA
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love ALC. It has been our go to for many years. great place great staff

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KayeM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food and service were exceptional. Staff accommodating and very friendly.

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EricJ
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, & service are always top notch. It's a gem in the city and reminds me a lot of the supper clubs from the Midwest.

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ChaseH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was alright. I got my steak medium rare and it was more on the rare side. There was a lady sitting next to us screaming about how we are in the end times and that the rapture is about to start. Then she went on a rant about pedophiles which was just what I wanted to hear at dinner!!

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service. Everyone wears masks to come in and all the social distance protocols are being followed. Food is amazing.

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KayeM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy ALC.. Food and service were exceptional

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vippecrosby
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family owned...makes a difference. Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We let the restaurant know ahead of time that this was a special birthday dinner for our mother with terminal cancer. The staff was so nice to us and they gave us a private area all to ourselves. The food was amazingly delicious and our server Michael was awesome! I loved the experience and my family did as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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Judy
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the steaks are the best is Austin and the cocktails perfectly crafted. The staff I are always friendly and the service superb.

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rossw
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Steaks were perfect. Definitely worth the price. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant, hands down, in Austin.

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EricJ
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so great! The food is fantastic and the service is even better. I just love going here for happy hour or dinner. Such an iconic Austin Steakhouse.

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vipCM1101
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Great food. Decent service. We will go back. They need to update decor. Stale.

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LoveAGoodSteak
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin Land & Cattle easily has the best steaks in town! And you can't miss with their blackened Cajun chicken. Don't miss this Austin jewel.

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LB1970
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye was amazing. Best steak in Austin! If you love wine, try Katherine Goldschmidt, Alexander Valley Cabernet.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had the 16oz ribeye, very salty, not great. It was cooked properly, I just did not like the method or seasoning. The baked potato was tiny. Overall we were disappointed for the cost.

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DebraM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and The ribeye is probably the best steak around!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great atmosphere, service and food.

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vipRhonda
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see ALC accepting dine in customers again. I really missed this place and their wonderful staff. Always the best steak in Austin and out of this world mac & cheese. Brought a friend who had never been before and she knew immediately it was her new favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service!

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KathleenW
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steaks, sides and staff. Wonderful place to spend a birthday, graduation, celebration.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We chose ALC to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had a fantastic time. Wonderful service. Delicious drinks. All of the food was excellent, but the beet salad was swoon worthy. Quiet and intimate setting on a mid-week evening.

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SandiG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we have ever eaten. Delicious and so tender. Service was great. Our waiter was very attentive.

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Food4Thought
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin Land & Cattle is a wonderful place. My husband loves steak. . .I love the Ahi Tuna. Their sides are also great and the margaritas are wonderful. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a night out with good food.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My husband and I have enjoyed ALC's happy hour burger & margaritas many times and highly recommend. This was our first time in the dining room, and we'll be sticking with happy hour in the future. It was "prime rib Sunday" so four of us got the 10 oz prime rib for $34. Prime rib was overcooked and desperately needed the au jus. Broccoli and baked potato sides were good. Service was irregular and the au jus was missing from one of our plates. When requested from another server in the area, instead of just bringing the au jus directly, our server took his sweet time coming by to say, "Oh you don't have the au jus?" and then later brought it to the table. Weird and a bummer, given the steak quality. Maybe our expectations were too high, given our happy hour experience and our belief that if you have a feature dish that it should be excellent. All that said, our folks enjoyed the cheesecake and pecan pie for dessert, and on the whole had a good time. At this point, we recommend ALC for happy hour only.

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TemTex
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It’s been a while since we’ve been to Austin land and cattle. The food was fantastic, but the Decour hasn’t changed much and the restaurant could use a refresh. The wait staff was excellent, very knowledgeable, and on point.

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 4.5 stars by 1839 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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