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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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4.4

service

4.5

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4.1

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4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (34)
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Romantic (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

A 20 minute wait despite a reservation and 4 other groups including 3 walk ups getting seated before us. No specials once finally seated, and finally my stake was over cooked and tough. Really lousy $200 dinner.

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

Steaks are always cooked to perfection and delicious! I've never had a bad experience here. The staff is courteous and polite,well informed and prompt!

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·Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite steakhouses! It was my boyfriend’s birthday as well as his first time to a steakhouse and we loved everything. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and ambience was wonderful.

Just wished our service was a little better. Our waiter never asked if we wanted appetizers or desserts or how we wanted our meats done. Almost seemed like he was hurrying us out.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic steaks, shrimp , and Shiner fried mushrooms! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

ALC has exactly what I needed for my birthday: an excellent steak and lobster surf and turf. The choice to come here wasn’t off the cuff. I called around, but not a single steakhouse had the variety of lobster tail sizes and the selection of steak cuts that ALC had. Both were prepared perfectly, I might add.

Service left nothing to be desired. We were well taken care of and had everything we needed at all times.

The only knock is a lacking cocktail program. The cocktails left us wanting: most of them are one note, strong (can’t take that away from them), but generally the liquor overwhelm the other flavors entirely. The sort of bold, complex drinks found elsewhere outside these.

But all in all I would love to come back. The steak is what matters. And the steak was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely the best filet mignon I have ever had! The service was wonderful, attentive with out being invasive. A great experience!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wasted date night. Bad food, good service. Would not recommend....ever.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food and owner was very nice to my guitar playing visitor from Australia (even took guitar of tg Wall and let home play).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a great dinner pre-theater with wife and family. We receive some special deals for birthday and anniversary and enjoy ALC for a great steak dinner every time. Michael was a great help with making our dinner a special one. We will be back soon!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have gone to many different steakhouses all over the country looking for the perfect strip. I ordered the 14oz strip steak and it came out looking like an 8-10oz. The cut was also not clean. It was kinda warped almost looked like a long tenderloin cut. It looked like an end of the strip cut. However, It was good as expected, but not something to rave about. I enjoyed the sauce sampler although the 4 was a bit too much for the small strip I had. I would come back again if the mood strikes again. Parking was a bit complicated as I had to drive around a couple of times to find a space. The service and atmosphere was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The bone in Ribeye was great. We were promptly seated and the food came out quick. Would go back in the future.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first time to eat at Austin Land & Cattle Co and it was all we could have asked for to celebrate our 46th anniversary. The food was great and the service as good as you can find. Their mix drinks were also very good. Prices are reasonable for the type of restaurant this is and the quality of food served.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Worst steak I have had in years which includes more expensive steakhouses as well as places like Saltgrass. The waiter was also rude and condescending. I won’t be back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our favorite restaurant, hands down. It’s always a special night out when we go there.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

sadly, my hubby's stomach did not fare well after this meal and he ordered his steak rare plus, so not sure what happened there (had the bone in rib-eye), even though flavor of steak was very good... the seasoning and flavor of my filet mignon was good but not excellent. Wait service was very nice, he knew the menu well, and was great at recommendations. Mac and Cheese was hyped up to be something amazing but it actually was not as fantastic as I thought it would be - too runny, and needed flavor, perhaps a sharper cheese, more S/P and flour. Overall the portions are modest in size, and I was left somewhat hungry. Excellent caramel/choc bundt cake - should offer some coffee menu. I am not sure if I was utterly in love with this meal. Good but not incredible... contrary to recommendations given to us. We are Native Texans with high standards for steak and fine dining service, so we pay attention to everything. Also, the smell of the restaurant smelled interesting -- like a disinfected bathroom, or wet floors. Did not smell like a steakhouse or even a restaurant - odd.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server, Michael, was nice. We had a filet mignon and lobster tail. Wasn't the most flavorful steak I've had, nor the best lobster. Asparagus was delicious. Appreciated the fact that entrees came with a side. A unexpected surprise for a steakhouse. Wine by the glass was a nice value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food(we got Porter House!) with great service! Went for a special occasion and got a free dessert with a candle :)

Tags: Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 31, 2017

ALC is consistently the best steak in Austin. I've been regularly since they opened in the 90's, and I've never had a bad experience or a bad meal. The meat is always top quality, and the signature sauces they make to accompany the steaks are incredible. Be sure to try the jalapeno blue cheese!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent service. Steakhouse dinner - should be in the same class as the chain steakhouses but better. Austin Gem for sure.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Over charred steaks were bitter. Mac was runny. Bread and mashed potatoes were good but who cares?

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great steaks but the mac and cheese was to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I had been to ALC a few years ago when we were dating and enjoyed it immensely.
Luckily I found a small bag of money outside of one of the drug houses in our neighborhood on the east side so we decided to use our new found fortune to eat some great steaks and drink ourselves into an altered reality. It was wonderful! We're not attractive people so they seated us in a little dining room away from the beautiful people but it was still lovely.

Thanks ALC!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

ALC Steaks is our go to for birthdays and anniversaries, they always make it a wonderful experience. This was the first time for some family and they loved everything! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was good, and average to high price for a 'fancy' steak.
The mash potatoes were a bit bland....they tasted like everyday dull store-bought freeze-dried flakes.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The decor is confused, they want to be upscale but they're also Texas weird. The steak was okay, little chewy and the dessert was 'meh'. Service was fine, not great. The way they do sides is very confusing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was great but a little pricey. Wine choices were limited - needs more cabs to select from. Very good service. Will eat here again.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Incredible steaks! Best we’ve had in Austin by far, and we’ve been pretty much everywhere! (Including Bobs and Pereys’s). We did have to wait quite a long time for our server to come take our drink order when we arrived, the level of service was good, but not great. But, the food was incredible! I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Visiting from Chicago and looking for a good local steakhouse and this place did not disappoint. It was far more reasonably priced than others we looked at and we thought the food was great.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent service and value , great place for dinner

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Steak was terrible, ordered a ribeye and it was definitely a serloin. My steak was so tough it was ineadible. The asparagus and Brussel sprouts were both raw. And to top it all off the mash potatoes were mediocre at best. Definitely won’t be going back. The staff were very nice but doesn’t make up for the poor quality of food.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I brought my husband here for his birthday. We made a reservation, so as we walked in we were quickly taken to our table. The gentleman that seated us wished him a happy birthday as we sat down, and told us our server would be right with us. We weren’t waiting long before he arrived, the service was excellent. Our server never acknowledged a birthday, but was very prompt with the delivery of our food. There was an infant in the room we were sat, which was a bit frustrating but our experience was great.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This restaurant is an absolute gem in a town filled with steakhouses. Whether it's their Rib Eye or the New York cut, the steak almost melts in you mouth. The seasoning is just perfect. The staff is very knowledgeable, recommending items that fit our needs, without being pushy. Jordan the owner is a great host, visiting our table several times to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.

The biggest problem is that we live 1800 miles away and only visit Austin once a year. However, for the last four visits, ALC is first on our list. If we lived in town, it would be a weekly stop.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We've been going to ALC for many years. It is one of our go-to places for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries etc.

Over the years, we've introduced friends to the ALC experience, with excellent results. The steaks are great, of course, and the atmosphere is cozy, warm and welcoming. I would characterize it as upscale casual and would recommend it to anyone, especially for that special occasion.

And, if you're looking for a great appetizer to get started, I'd recommend the SHINER BOCK BATTERED MUSHROOMS. Love that chipotle cream sauce!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Went out to dinner to celebrate a special event and we had an incredible time. The food was delicious and well prepared, the wine was exceptional, and the service was beyond friendly. It’s one of the reasons we keep coming back.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I am not one to write reviews but I must say, this was the best steak I have ever had! The staff was friendly and catered to me even though I was by myself. If you ever have the pleasure to come down to Austin Texas go here, you won’t be disappointed. Just make sure you bring lots of money, it’s expensive. But hey, it’s like the old saying goes “you get what you pay for”. This was just fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My friend and I were missing napkins and utensils. I asked for my porterhouse medium rare and it came out uneven - very rare on the inside, overdone on the outer edges. My boyfriend and his friend's sides were mixed up. Food was mediocre. Restaurant was more than half empty so unsure why so many mistakes were made.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent meal the Surf and Turf consisting of Filet Mingon and lobster Tail one side ours was grilled Asparagus. Two sides Snow peas & seeet Potato sticks. EXCELLENT. A little pricy but we will return again. 👍🏻

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I love this place. The staff is the best. Food is delicious. It is just a fun place to go!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, People Watching, Disabled Access
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice dinner. I had the filet and my spouse had the bone in ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection and very tender. Also not over spiced. We hate salty meat. The variety of sides were impressive and we really enjoyed the corn, Brussels sprouts and the snow peas. Crime brûlée was excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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