They were very accommodating! I spoke to Scott on the phone just an hour before our reservation and said our baby sitter bailed on us and so we were coming with our 4 month old. He said no problem! We got there and they sat us in a little secluded area where we were very comfortable, still close to the main area but where it was a little quieter for the little one. The wait staff was friendly and just attentive enough, to where I felt like we never wanted for anything but they weren’t overbearing with the “Is everything ok?”s. The food was amazing! I can’t believe I finished everything, but it was so well made and tasty that I really can believe it after all. My wife felt the same and is wanting to know when we will be returning already! “Hopefully very soon!”, I said.
Porterhouse steaks were great! Atmosphere was very 80’s. Enjoyed the evening. In the middle of a Friday night during SXSW the place was not full.
As always, ALC was exceptional.
Wonderful experience for our 36th anniversary! Our waiter was excellent and the food was delicious. Highly recommended especially for special occasions!
We had a blast and great meal all wrapped into one. On vacation in Austin with BF`s for fun and good food, we found it here, the owner was awesome and treated us like family, drinks on him for our 40th and just because he wanted to, service was awesome as well and the steak I had was as good if not better than some of the world class steakhouses I have been to in Philly, NY, D.C. and San-fran, WOW!.....If you live or are just visiting Austin this is a must do, enjoy and have fun!
Jim Sanders Sr/Bucks County PA.
We’ve been customers for many years. Always great food and service. Never failed before until Sat 3/10/18. Had reservations but we’re taken to very back room. Only couple. Many tables in main dining area. Server great no issues there. Escargot fantastic. Shared ribeye steak was disappointingly not tender as many in the past. Not sure what was going on that night. Sides excellent but baked potato cold. Will come back again to give another chance. But very unlike prior visits.
Went to ALC to belatedly celebrate my son’s birthday. Service was very good. The complementary dessert they served (pecan tart) was excellent. Steaks were somewhat disappointing in that they were good, but I wouldn’t say they were great or excellent for the price. Pappas Bro’s is our go to steakhouse in Dallas and by which we compare other steakhouses. For about the same price, I personally felt that the ALC porterhouse wasn’t as tender and flavorful compared to the one’s I order from Pappas Bros. I do note, however, that the steaks at ALC come with one side whereas everything from Pappas Bros. is a la carte. So perhaps it is not an apples to apples comparison price-wise.
Steak ordered medium rare, came out medium well. Others at my table also ordered their steak medium rare, and was cooked nicely, but both steaks were sinewy and chewy.
Try somewhere else fot a really good steak cooked to perfection.
Awesome dining experience. The shrimp cocktail appetizer followed by the 22oz ribeye with the lobster tail add-on was a perfect dinner to share between two people. Great value; perfectly-cooked and seasoned food; friendly waiters. Will be back for special occasions!
Our go to place for a great steak, in fact, the best steak in Austin! Service is always wonderful, highly recommend the rib eye and filet.
ALC is our favorite place for char-grilled lobster. This time it was so tender it just fell out of the shell. We had a great waiter, who understood the food and provided a relatable personal perspective. He helped me order Ahi Tuna that was cooked just perfect for my taste. He understood our needs well and provided great service.
ALC was a great experience and the perfect spot to celebrate our 18th anniversary. The food was great and the service was exceptional. This was our first time dining here and we will definitely be back.
The food and service were very good. The ambiance is lacking. The ladies room is slightly comical as the beams are so low the mirror is at belt level!
I'd go back next time I am in Austin.
Always a great experience. One of my favorite Austin restaurants . Food, sort ice and ambiance all excellent. Steaks, it course, top notch.
ALC is one of my favorite restaurants--but not Sunday night. I will never go on Prime Rib night ever again. There seemed to be a different vibe, and not a good one. Also, even though I made my reservations long in advance, and indicated it was a special occasion, we were stuck in the back of the restaurant in a very small table where the atmosphere was terrible. The waiter was not very attentive. He was very slow. He also mistook my order of a nice bottle of wine for a glass of wine instead. I told him to forget the bottle, and bring another glass for my friend. It took 10 minutes him to get his glass of wine. The Oyster Texefeller appetizer was so salty it was almost impossible to eat. The prime rib was below the quality I would expect of a restaurant like Austin Land & Cattle, which is typically known for it beautiful cuts of meat. We were not even asked if we wanted to order any of your wonderful special sauces. It has been a little while since I had been to ALC for dinner. So I hope this was not an indication of the quality going downhill. Hopefully it was just an off night But I was really not impressed at all.
Really enjoyed the ambiance especially as this was our anniversary. Great service, noise level was more than acceptable. Parking could be a challenge
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.
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.
The food was bland. We expected better.
Cozy older joint. Great steak! Glad they had a salt shaker.
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 :)
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.
Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. Some menu items recently changed, so he shared that with us.
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!
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!
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!
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!
It was good. A little annoyed that we got charged a gratuity for a party of 5 and the service wasn’t that great.
Best steak ever!! Loved our server very good. Vesna is her name..
the food was delicious and my friends and I enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Simply the best in quality, preparation, presentation, & service, ALC is my new favorite!
Really laid back vibe but with excellent food and service! Upscale place without the fussiness. Would definitely go back!
Our server , Joe, was great, he was very attentive, and gave me a birthday cake even without me asking.
The best ribeye steak I have ever had!
The service, accommodations were perfect!
I thought my steak was very good but not excellent.
Scott and his crew were outstanding. food was amazing. had a wonderful time.
Steak was not as good as usual. Shrimp cccktail watery.
Made our anniversary special and enjoyed a nice, quiet wonderful meal.