ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.6
2073 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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vipNicole
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The atmosphere was different than anticipated. The restaurant is not cozy, kind of sterile. The food was good but not great

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MerrillB
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sets a high standard for a Steak House in Texas. Great staff, wonderful atmosphere.

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JaneG
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us were there for a New Year’s Eve dinner. It was very nice - good food and good service. We were not rushed at all and enjoyed ourselves.

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ash29
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great, and the restaurant was nice and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good and fairly priced for Austin. Staff was polite and attentive. Was not impressed with the interior decoration and layout of the restaurant. Expect a higher quality ambiance for a “steak house” but overall the food made the night worth it.

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JFK64
Central Texas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an early New Year’s Eve celebration. Excellent service, food was delicious and wine was impeccable

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little too loud in the dining area. Great meal and service.

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DavidT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a New Year’s Eve dinner for my wife and I.
They put us way in the back, where you could not see anything else but your small area. It was secluded, if you want that, but everything thing else was really a bad place to sit at. The wait staff was friendly, and great. The appetizers came next, we had the shrimp cocktail, which is great, but small for the price. Then I ordered the fried oysters. They were very large, there was only 4, the batter was tasty, but the oysters seemed under cooked for fried oysters. If you don’t also like raw oysters, then don’t Oder these. We ordered a filet steak to split, was a bit under cooked, but it was not worth sending back for them to over cook it. We added the lobster tail, which was a nice 10-12 oz tail. A bit over priced, but it was very good. $70 add for the lobster. The bread was sourdough rolls. Not my choice, but not my restaurant. My bill was over $170 without alcohol drinks, and 1 water and 1 Diet Coke. A bit overpriced for a meal, but it was a special occasion, so my final review would be, too pricey, for this good food, so I would never go here unless a special occasion, because at least you have an excuse for being over charged for a meal. FYI- service there has always been great, the 3 times (special occasions) I’ve been there in the last 4 years.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We made reservations for my birthday. Seated promptly, Food was fresh and delicious. Cocktails were ok and Food was very good.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a first date. Excellent food and service!!

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SandiV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very special experience and the food and service was outstanding.

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Dazzle10
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great filet with the sampler dipping sauces. great service. def will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The steaks were excellent. I would recommend the filet mignon. The prices were quite a bit higher than what were posted on the online menu. We would have left but it was late and we didn’t have a reservation anywhere else. Please update your menu to reflect current pricing.

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vipmusicandfood
Austin
47 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and service. Mushroom app was very enjoyable. My wife’s filet was excellent. My ribeye was ok. Nothing exceptional about our sides and brownie desert. Not bad though.

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vipgarngarn
Austin
56 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed a quiet special meal at ALC. Diego waited on us as a professional and we were reminded why this is our special steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

My husband and I chose ALC to dine at for our 40th anniversary. I ordered the 6oz Filet Mignon, my husband ordered a ribeye. We both told the waiter we wanted them medium well. When we cut into them, both were rare and the plates were filled with blood. We had a show scheduled for after dinner so returning the steaks were not an option. My husband ended up bringing over half of his home and fed to the dogs. It was a disappointing meal for such a special occasion, which the restaurant knew since I listed the occasion on our reservation. Won’t be back again. Wasted time and money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Great service. ALC is always great.

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DbDb
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It had been a hot minute since the last time I had visited ALC. I had remembered it as being particularly yummy however on this evening everything was very average from the food to the service. Nothing to really complain about I mean average is well average. The restaurant game in Austin the last few years has raised the bar significantly and ALC does not meet the mark any longer. If you’re looking for average you’ll have a great dinner, I’m looking for something special and unfortunately will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing !! Keith was our server and he was fantastic! We’re quite an exuberant bunch, and he was so polite and patient as we had a whale of a time!! Great value, delicious food, Love this place so much and will be back for sure !!

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding and kept pace with our dinning needs. He never once pressured us in ordering and offered recommendations.

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mikeinaustin
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service

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JoshuaC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

It was my 40th birthday and we were celebrating but our waiter treated us like we were an inconvenience to him and his night. It was honestly, a confusing experience. This is our favorite restaurant in Austin and we have dined here dozens of times and I am sad to say that this was a very deflating night. It was a big deal for us and although the food was (as usual) incredible, the man who waited on us sucked the fun and ambiance out and left us itching to get out of the door.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, we will be back.

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ScotD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed that you no longer split the steaks so they can be cooked different temperatures. This set you a part from all of the other steak house

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Maria
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and delicious food! We went for early dinner with two kids and all enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch at a local bar. Asked the bartender where he would go for a steak as a local. This was his recommendation and it did not disappoint. Great food great service without the fluff.

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vipBeth
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The lamb chops are simply amazing
Only served as an appetizer.... but enough for a dinner .

Everybody loved all their meats and sides and cocktails sooo much

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vipGarryS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cooks on the steaks were off, waiter never filled wine glasses after first pour, hard to find him, my guest had to stop another waiter to find our waiter, not what we have experienced in the past.

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MauriceB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could improve on parking.
Through the door, everyone was great to deal with.
Spent some time in the bar, not rushed to go to table.
My law partner and I both ordered the same steaks and our verdict was really good. Some of the best beef we have had in a long time. Highly recommended. Will return next time in Austin.

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Foodlover
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Steak was excellent and sides were great but service was just ok. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and they did not even acknowledge it.

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vipluv2dine
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALC is always reliable for an easy but elegant dinner when the day leaves you without dinner plans at home. Also great for a small gathering and celebration. Steaks are always excellent. Sides are ample and innovative. Wine list is almost too large to absorb with excellent choices and fair prices.

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juliec
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and great service.

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viptexas
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice attentive without being obsequious

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vipBevR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was terrific and service was perfect. The guest next to us were loud, but we were able to enjoy our birthday dinner celebration. Everything was perfect. Thank you!

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DavidF
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I craved a steak. Always wanted to try ALC - it’s an Austin treasure.

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WorstSteakAtAlc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food is very bad. Worst Wagyu I've ever had in my life.

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vipShannon
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was great! First time there and won’t be the last!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing, service was a little lacking… overall good experience!!!

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EHof
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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StuartT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Porterhouse steak had great flavor but was cooked medium instead of requested medium rare. Good service.

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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 2073 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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