ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.7
1958 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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moloho
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipJodiA
Austin
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the Bees Knees!!

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town with the best staff in town.

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CatC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

In short, NY strip was over cooked and escargot tasted like hard boiled eggs.

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BriannaP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for a birthday dinner and everything was perfect!
The ALC staff were so friendly and easy to coordinate with for a great night.

I’d happily plan an event here again, in addition to also enjoying a simple date night too.

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vipTorigee
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was great, wine list was fabulous

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vipVegasLocal
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A restaurant who's better days are clearly behind it. It may have been good once upon a time, but not worth a visit now. There are far better options in Austin.

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vipmarkP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Had always heard great things about ALC. Finally got a chance to have dinner there. I was disappointed with the wine list for a steak house. The menu did not include any years of each vintage, and the wine list was pretty poor from a quality standpoint. I don't believe they had a single bottle of a known Bordeaux. The server did not know the years of any of the wines or have much to say about which would pair with our meal. I had expected them to have some type of special meat not on the menu- dry-aged, etc. The ambience inside was in line with a Matt's El Rancho- large, good noise level, but for an old school steakhouse, was generally disappointed and would not go back, nor recommend. Provided a dated setting, and average quality for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Austin, MOFOS!!!!!!

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vipBrandon
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great service, great atmosphere. Favorite place to eat when visiting Austin. Highly recommend. Good for meeting dinner or date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The steaks were good but a bit dry. I was expecting them to be truly perfect without needing a sauce. Not quite there.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I booked saying it was for my husband’s 40th birthday and no one said anything. Just didn’t feel like the experience I was expecting.

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VickieG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks.

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vipDuelly
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! Raved to friends about our many years of enjoyment and finally put together a night that worked out. I was so happy to be proved right.

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vipDieldu92
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Pretty underwhelming and pricey. Would not go back.

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DanielleH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food! The lamb chops appetizer was really good!

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BenjaminB
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's a little dark in the room we were seated in. Thats my only complaint. Love this place.

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MikeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bone in sirloin was outstanding and cooked perfectly. Truly one of the best steaks I’ve had. If I’m in the area would definitely make a point to return.

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MichaelP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m back in California now and have thought about that rib eye almost every day since the meal. ALC style.

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Josh
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place I would recommend ALC Steaks to anyone.

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CKDATX
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prompt service. Great apps. Steaks were good, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Awesome Lamb Shanks!
Great steaks!
Low key atmosphere. Old school steakhouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at several other fine steak houses in Austin and feel that not only is the food at least as well-prepared if not better than others, but is slightly less expensive.
We have also noticed that the drinks are plenty strong and reasonably priced. The quiet, casual "Austin-centric" atmosphere makes for a relaxing experience.
Over the years, this has been our "go to" for quality steaks dinners.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience for my father’s birthday at ACL. The oysters, steak, and ahi were phenomenal. The vegetables were perfection. My littler sister is not an adventurous eater, and they were kind enough to bring a bar menu and let her order off that. Great experience.

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BPSH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pros: Food and service were excellent! Cons: 1) We had an early-ish reservation, and it was pretty full when we got there. VERY loud, difficult to have a conversation until a couple of the larger tables emptied out later in the evening. 2) When we made the reservation we were asked if it was a celebration of some sort, and I said yes it was an anniversary, but nothing was said when we were there. As I recall from a previous visit, we got a candle and free dessert for my birthday. Disappointing but no big deal. We will definitely go back.

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PennyK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always I great time!
Can’t wait for them to bring back happy hour prices!!

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ThomasR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. Steak cooked as requested. The pork chops were also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Heard good things about this place so we decided to give it a try. Server had zero personality and was not attentive. Food was ok at best. We have definitely had better. For the price I expected so much more. Truly disappointed and will definitely not go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? This place makes me feel like I am home every time I come in. From the lobbyists at the corner table, to the couple my grandparents age coming in for an early dinner, and the lovely staff who have been there forever, this place is perfect every time.

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AprilC
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The steaks are expensive but so delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positive overall experience!

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PatriciaT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, classy but not dressy ambience, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, and price wasn't too bad!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Horrible food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for me. Sat in the bar area and loved the vibe. Felt like “old school” Austin. Great cocktails and food. Will be back!

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LeighC
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the seared tuna which was divine. My filet mignon was prepared just right. It was so flavorful it didn’t even need sauce, but it paired well with the chimichurri. The hostess was friendly and accommodating when we had to push our reservation back. Our server was on point and knew the menu well which we appreciate. Loved the ambience - very old Texas vibe. ALC is where I’d take someone from out of state for a real steakhouse experience.

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solanab
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy easy fast steak dinner. Try the house made cheesecake

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JulieC
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service there is always, every year, 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 4.7 stars by 1958 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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