ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.6
1991 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamelaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Both steaks were under cooked. Asked to send mine back. Because it was served sliced, the re-cooking didn't work well. In addition, it was tough. I got a better steak via my hotel room service. Service was good. But unfortunately, I was looking for good steak and it didn't deliver 😕

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LeahT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect birthday dinner!

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SonyaU
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet charming place with great food and service.

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vipTxlnghrnsgrl
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The steaks were really good but the sides sat on our stomachs for hours..: the kale was soaked with oil and the grilled veggies were just ok...

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SteveB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Waiter not personable at all; service ok, not great. Food good but not outstanding. We won’t be back.

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FireInTheHole
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been going to ALC for the last 20+ years. It is the finest steak place in Austin. The filet mignon is perfect every time. Plus it has the atmosphere of an old-time high end steak restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Steaks were very over cooked & over priced. Water person did not make rounds timely enough. We were also automatically charged gratuity for a party of 5.

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Motor5
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we were a tad early, we were seated quickly. Brian did an amazing job as our server, and the entire staff were great!! This may be our new go to.

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vipKenW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. It was special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had higher expectations from the other reviews. Overall good food, okay service, and reasonably priced.

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vipNew2NY
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Wonderful appetizers and great steaks

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TomT
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went to ALC and were promptly seated and served. The side dishes were excellent, well seasoned. The main reason to dine there were the steaks, which were not quite as good as I was expecting given the uniformly good reviews of ALC. We ordered a porterhouse and a ribeye. They were tender, but not well-marbled, and undercooked (we ordered med-um rare and got rare). I just didn't get the wow factor I usually get from nationally known elite steakhouses, though ALC also charge about ⅔ what they charge.

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vipSarahb8604
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some coworkers from out of town and everyone loved the food and atmosphere. Very happy to support such a great Austin gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Our waiter

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Andrew711
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We tried the special which was a 12 oz. Wagu Denver steak. Now that we know the definition of what a Denver steak is, we can better understand that the experience was more like eating a select grade sirloin steak which you can get at Randall's sometimes for less than $5.00/lb. The service, however, was excellent; the waiter graciously allowed us to split one entre between us. The Almost Famous crab cakes were tasty as was the cheesecake & berries for dessert. Nicely presented, too. The wine prices were relatively speaking reasonable. We've had better dining experiences at ALC. This time our steak-out experience at ALC did not measure up to expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An Austin classic that still holds its own. Food is great. Probably the best steak in town. Classic relaxed Austin vibe.

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Grant
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Found it super overpriced for mediocre steak and very lackluster seasoning. Table next to us was very drunk and loud (not holding that against the restaurant, but still wasn't great for our experience)

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vippickyeater9
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the pleasure of having Diego service during our visit. He was incredibly hospitable and attended to our every need. We were there for a birthday celebration and he made it extra special.

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BalenciaD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing! I would have given them 5 stars but my mashed potatoes were cold. I had the 12 oz ribeye and it was delicious.
The service was superb. Our waiter was fantastic.
It was our first time there as we were visiting Austin from Houston.
Would definitely go back.

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WillM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Got the 22 oz bone-in ribeye, was good but I expected better. Done perfectly but the cut was a little too gristly. Tried a friends porterhouse and it was excellent, so I'll be back to give the place another shot.

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vipTxlnghrnsgrl
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love ALC…one of the last “old Austin” haunts. So happy you are still here in the hood after 28 years!

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GaleF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was pretty good. Our appetizers were unexpectedly cold (crab cakes) and the pork chops were average but overall the meal was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place to celebrate special occasions.

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vipChadH
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Service was amazing and we loved the steaks!! Even my vegan partner had choices. I finished off with a pecan pie and coffee that was the best in a long time. Thank you!

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food!! Noise level a little too loud. Hard to hear each other across the table.

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DavidShort
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara and Jeff took great care of us, and made us feel at home. When my friend asked what to order, I recommended the bone-in ribeye. He said it was the best steak he had ever had!

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NancyL
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had to modify my reservation twice, but it was done quickly and without any hassle. We arrived early, but our table was ready. Service was excellent. Our server was readily available and unobtrusive. The food, wine and cocktails were all excellent! If you want a dinner that is a “step above” and perfect for special occasions, this is it! It is a bit pricey, but you definitely “get what you pay for” here. I highly recommend ALC!

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Hector
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best steak houses in Texas! Austin original

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kellyg
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great 1st experience. Excellent service and food.

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vipJonC
Austin
64 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite places to dine! Great food and service. A long standing Austin restaurant. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed shrimp (broiled and scampi) and they were both exceptional.
Our waiter was excellent..and the cheese cake was delicious. Next time I would definitely try the steak!

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EarnieL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed all the food, especially the roasted, cream cheese filled green chilis and the pecan tart. Friendly and attentive service. Only negative was the noise level, which was awfully high.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is quietly refined Texas, the waiter gave excellent guidance on steaks and their doneness, the wine and cocktails were perfect. The only drawback was the boisterous table next to ours. On the other hand, the contrast when they left was so stellar that we were wowed!

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vipmoloho
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Local place.
Old School
Staff are great.
Steak, wine and dessert!!
For the money...fantastic.

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vipJodiA
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best place for escargot in Austin. Classic steak house with great steaks and other food too! And the service is on point, there when you need them without being intrusive. Great for our first post covid dinner out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the Bees Knees!!

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JakobC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner amazing food amazing service and great pricing,,, highly recommended

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vipBBBrad
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

As always, the food and service at ALC are superb. However, there was a rowdy group that was VERY loud and aggressive to other patrons. It killed the mood of a typically upscale restaurant. One would hope that in the future management would take mind of this and make the necessary adjustments.

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 4.6 stars by 1991 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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