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About ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

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 19 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.

1205 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
12th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 472-1813

Website:
http://www.alcsteaks.com/

Parking Details:
There is parking available in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
5:30pm-11:00pm

Private Party Facilities:
Private and semi-private areas available for groups of 10 to 45 guests. We can offer our regular dinner menu, or we will happily assist you in designing a delicious dinner that is appropriate for any affair and print your custom menu for your guests to select from. We can also provide flowers and assist with wine selection.

Private Party Contact:
Theresa Mertens: (512) 472-1813

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (42)
Good for Birthdays (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Romantic (32)
Business Meals (30)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Groups (15)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the ambiance especially as this was our anniversary. Great service, noise level was more than acceptable. Parking could be a challenge

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a great meal, bone-in ribeye never disappoints. Worst part of the experience is always finding parking in the very limited space available. Otherwise the food and service is always great.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for our Valentines Day dinner. Had the New York Strip by 44 Farms. BEST STEAK I HAVE EVER HAD! Sides were also good. Will be coming back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was bland. We expected better.

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Cozy older joint. Great steak! Glad they had a salt shaker.

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful treat

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

ALC Steaks is a great mix of local and upscale quality food and service. I had a filet mignon that was comparable to Vic and Anthonys or a Ruths Chris in a more welcoming setting. A classy, relaxed atmosphere that was cozy and intimate. The sides were also outstanding! Plenty of wines to choose from but what I would consider a limited wine menu. My wife wanted to go back the very next day :)

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

It was my wife's birthday on February 14. We dined on February 13. Food and service were great. She had the filet (which she shared with me) and I had the pork chops. All food items were cooked to order and delicious. Nice spot for a special meal. They also have an excellent happy hour.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. Some menu items recently changed, so he shared that with us.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Was a great evening. Amazing food. The rib eye is fork cutting tender and "slap yo momma" delicious. Sorry mom!
The green chilies appetizer was amazing. The explosion of flavors was just the beginning. Great service and just a great night of memories made!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

ALC still is one of our favorite places. Upscale but casually minded the staff always ensures that your dining event is just that! Diego was awesome and the food exceptional! For those that haven't tried the prime rib Sunday are missing out on the best prime rib that I have ever had!

Luckily there is only one Sunday in a week because this next Sunday is your chance to get an amazing prime rib cut and enjoy great food, atmosphere and service!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My boyfriend came to town for a weekend. He wanted to go to a nice Austin steakhouse on his last night in town and ALC was recommended by my friends. He was not disappointed! I had the filet with blue cheese and it was absolutely delicious. We both got the Brussel sprouts and dirty martinis. Both were very good. The martini was not very dirty, but we could not complain with the blue cheese stuffed olives!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always heard good things about ALC on Dudley & Bob w/ Matt (93.7 FM Morning Show), this was our first time and we were celebrating our 10th anniversary. Great food, great service, could not ask for more. Awesome!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was good. A little annoyed that we got charged a gratuity for a party of 5 and the service wasn’t that great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Best steak ever!! Loved our server very good. Vesna is her name..

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 31, 2018

the food was delicious and my friends and I enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Simply the best in quality, preparation, presentation, & service, ALC is my new favorite!

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Really laid back vibe but with excellent food and service! Upscale place without the fussiness. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our server , Joe, was great, he was very attentive, and gave me a birthday cake even without me asking.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The best ribeye steak I have ever had!
The service, accommodations were perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I thought my steak was very good but not excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Scott and his crew were outstanding. food was amazing. had a wonderful time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Steak was not as good as usual. Shrimp cccktail watery.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Made our anniversary special and enjoyed a nice, quiet wonderful meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great, as always! Better food than the downtown steakhouses (but so close to downtown) and way better prices. And, I like that it is local and not a chain!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The steak itself was nice, but sadly that is the only aspect that impressed me. Quite possibly the most disappointing wine list in a steakhouse I've ever seen and no help or suggestions from the server who knew that I struggled to find something. No suggestion or offer for a taste of anything nor offer for someone to help. Needless to say I would recommend one of the other options in Austin instead.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Disappointing. We have been here many times and rave about it to our friends, but this time was a big let down. Ordered the Ribeye med-rare and entree-size lobster tail. Ribeye was definitely rare and extra charred on the edges, not as much flavor from aging or seasoning as prior visits. Lobster tail was pretty good, not great, and kind of small for the price.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and service were amazing!
We were in a quiet, intimate area (upper level w/3 tables) for a while. Then, a loud, boisterous group were seated at the 3rd table. There were several available tables on the main floor. The ambiance changed from intimate to sports bar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

the 16oz ribeye was worth every penny. might make it a monthly thing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place. We come here every month or so for a nice dinner. Food is always good.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We brought my brother here for a great steak dinner. The dinner was excellent after a small issue with his steak. The problem was addressed quickly& everyone concerned made the evening lovely. We would recommend this restaurant to other family & friends

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Best steak I ever had from a restaurant. Ordered the rib-eye medium rare plus.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Hands down this was one of the best steaks I have ever had at a restaurant. And I have had a lot of great steaks. Just a simple 12 oz Ribeye, but it was cooked perfectly, tender, flavorful, just excellent. The sides were great too, but the steak stole the show.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

ALC always does a great job cooking steaks perfectly. Really enjoyed the time there. Apps and sides are interesting and good as well - unlike most steak place a side is included with your steak. Desserts were probably the least impressive -relying mainly on old standards like creme brulee and pecan tarts.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My husband and I took some friends visiting from out of town here. Our first time at ALC but it was ranked as one of the top steak houses in Austin on a bunch of lists. Restaurant was nice but food was awful. The mushrooms and stuffed pepper appetizers were good but my salmon entree was over cooked. The other 3 folks in my party got various cuts of steak. All were in agreeance that they were cheap cuts of steak. The temperature of the steaks was also a bit off from what was ordered. All in all, this was not a $380 meal. This meal was definitely worth only half of what we paid for the quality we received (or maybe even a bit less). Unfortunate since our friends were excited to try Texas steak. We joke that ALC must have their B team chefs working Wednesday nights. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for New Year's eve. The food, service, and atmosphere were all great. We did not feel rushed as we do at some places for New Year's eve dinner. This is the 4th time we've done New Year's eve dinner here and we will go back for sure.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was not bad, but definitely not as good as I remember from my last visit a couple of years ago. Medium-rare steak was very rare, medium-well about right. Stuffed Green Chile appetizer was delicious. Server (Bo/Beau) was terrific.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My husband's steak was a little over the medium temp he ordered, but otherwise the meal was quite good! Love being able to make a reservation online! Thanks for the BD coupon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Heard great things about ALC, but I am honestly disappointed!! The food was great for a Texas Roadhouse, but the prices were that of Jeffery’s or Eddie V’s and the same quality was not there. And to top that off, the service was terrible. By my head count the waiter was serving 22 ppl by himself. Salad plates were left on the table for 10/15 mins after we had finished with them and were only removed as the dinner was being served. I had preordered wine for dinner with my first cocktail, which I never received until requested again, halfway through my steak. Topping if all off, on parties of 5 or more, ACL auto grats 20%! Worst case of food misjudgment I’ve seen in Austin! In hindsight, I think my ratings maybe a little high! We will not be returning!

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