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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle), Austin, TX
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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.7
4.7
2250 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 472-1813

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Mertens

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private areas available for groups of 10 to 35 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

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    12th Street & N Lamar Blvd

  • Parking details

    There is parking available in front of the restaurant.

  • Additional

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

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What 2,250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Cooper

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had some reservations about dining at a local place vs a chain. We were not disappointed. Steaks were grill on point to a perfect request. Garlic mashed potatoes and cream corn that had a little kick. Great service and a all in all good nigh.
  2. A

    Austin

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, top notch service with great recommendations. Overall a phenomenal experience
  3. EH

    EHof

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience and food!
  4. AJ

    AnneJ

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was delicious, perfectly prepared and served. We loved our server, Michael. Amazing as always.
  5. R

    Robertgg

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    A gem of a local place. Add it to your steak/seafood list!
  6. j

    jpatx

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice place to eat.
  8. KD

    KevinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to ALC for over 25 years. The food, the service & the very comfortable vibe has been totally consistent over all that time - every time. It is our favorite restaurant in Austin.
  9. l

    lauraleigh

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was excellent (Joe). It was extremely loud in the restaurant. Food wasn't cooked as ordered, but they did re-make it swiftly and correctly. Lots of kids.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, atmosphere was excellent, honest feedback about the food . . . The shoestring potatoes were not shoestring potatoes, they were frozen French fries, like the generic Sysco/US Foods/Ben E Kieth etc frozen fries. You should prep/buy the shoestrings or just take it off the menu/relabel Salmon was cooked perfect as were the Brussels. Gravy on chicken fried steak was watery, texture reminded me of gravies thickened with corn starch instead of roux. Chicken fried steak was tough. Chopped Steak and Baked Potato were great. Filet was a bit tough and over salted. I know it’s very difficult to run a kitchen and make everything perfect. I can only imagine that you guys are short staffed just like everyone else, adding to the difficulty. I just wanted to leave an honest opinion of the restaurant. Our meal tonight fell far short of the reputation of Austin Land and Cattle that I have encountered.
  11. TW

    TinaW

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our food service was average. The steaks were terrific. Nice, clean atmosphere. Menu had a nice variety. Beverage and wine menu substantial.
  12. M

    Mover

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday celebration!
  13. HS

    HSmith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. The food came out quickly and all of the staff was friendly and welcoming. The steak was cooked perfectly and I really liked the makers mark bourbon sauce
  14. SH

    StaceyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star from start to finish! We will be back for sure!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a great meal. Been here a few times and will continue to go back.
  16. d

    docdoc

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was disappointed in the chicken fried tuna--batter and the jalapeno gravy were both too thin. Others thought so too. Sides were excellent. My wife thought the pork chops were best ever in a restaurant, and one of our party who had steak, felt it was excellent as well. The noise level was a little high for an evening of planned conversation. Stick with the steaks and the pork chops and any of the sides for a 5 star experience.
  17. AT

    ATXlocalfoodie

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    No doubt this is a great spot and I love to support a local business. We could tell the staff was short handed but they worked really hard to make sure we had a delicious meal. Absolutely recommend.
  18. CB

    CharlesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable meal with great service. I definitely recommend this place for great beef.
  19. ME

    MELANIEL

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went for a local steak. The food was very good & the ambiance was comfortable permanence. We were seated by the bar which was noisy so will request a table across the room for our next visit. Pecan pie was excellent!
  20. NO

    NightOutSuggestions

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    I love fine dining and love spending money on good food and a good environment. And one of the reasons I love all of this is mainly for the experience. However, last night, We paid a visit to ALC for our anniversary and a desperately needed date night and although the food was up to par, the service was mediocre. First off, the rolls they brought out as starters were hard as rocks. Then, we had the fried oysters (a bit fishy) and shrimp cocktail for apps and the tomahawk ribeye for dinner. A bit undercooked, but was afraid to send it back and then it be over cooked. The steak was, however, delicious! I guess they don’t treat desserts for special occasions anymore. So we headed over to Amy’s ice cream for dessert. Server did, if at all, the bare minimum. It had been a while since being at ALC, will probably not be going back.
  21. RA

    RAWA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My favorite steakhouse in Austin. Its in the upper end price range but the best value in my opinion.
  22. J

    Jessica

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I’ll be totally honest, we had a rather poor experience. We order drinks and one out of three was incorrect. We ended up getting the right drink but then we also ordered a salad which was also incorrect. Then things when even more downhill. We finally got our food, after being there for close to two hours. Everything was wrong. Like laughably so. We’re still not sure if the order even went in. We waited longer and they ended up remaking it but at that point we just wanted to go home. We got it to go, the food was ok, but definitely would’ve been better if we had the opportunity to eat it there. I will say, the management team really tried to make it right and had comped our meal but it will be a long while until we try, or recommend to anyone, ALC again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us tried many apps, seafood, and steaks- everything was delicious. Staff was awesome- wine list is good. We loved the old school vibe. Will definitely return.
  24. A

    Alyona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really great experience. The food was delicious! The drinks were really good as well.
  25. C

    Clark

    Austin

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Fun old time steakhouse
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian our waiter was amazing!!! We really enjoyed our impromptu early date dinner!!! Food was a 100 as always!!!
  27. S

    Shannon

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike Z was amazing! Simply the best!
  28. AL

    AllieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You definitely get what you pay for here. Go ahead, you deserve it.
  29. K

    Kmoney

    Houston

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great evening with the folks. The poor waiter had many tables spread over 3 room so service was slow. It's the holidays so it's to be expected.
  30. NB

    NancyB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh what a NY Strip, lettuce wedge and loaded potato! I wanted to order another round.
  31. J

    James

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional! Our first choice for special occasions.
  32. DC

    DougC

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    ALC has been our groups “go to” place for years and it makes me sad to write this. The food, at best, was mediocre. Definitely not worth the price. Service was adequate but we sat for long periods of time waiting to order..it was not crowded and our waiter appeared to only have one other table. Many cocktails, appetizers, steaks, seafood and desserts were ordered. A lot of money spent for not a lot of value. Not sure when we will return because there are many other great steak restaurants.
  33. NC

    NancyC

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Festive setting, great service, delicious steak entrees!
  34. RC

    RebeccaC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service amd ambience was great. Food is good! The kids french fries and chicken nuggets were good. We had steak and brussel sprouts those were good as well. We had beets as an app i could have passed. Mac and cheese was delicious.
  35. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was fantastic All our needs were met
  36. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ribeye very juicey and Beer battered mushrooms the best.
  37. JD

    JesseD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Service was great! All around dyno
  38. LA

    LindseyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place for a company holiday dinner! Wonderful food and service.
  39. TW

    TonyW

    Austin

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food from an Austin favorite. I have been dining here for nearly 20 years and I have always loved this restaurant. From the fried mushroom appetizer to the shrimp and steaks. ALC never disappoints. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great place!
  40. DS

    DanaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. A neighboring patron who tried to ruin our experience, however my friend and I tried still enjoy the meal and the experience. The food was very good, cocktails were yummy and our waiter was attentive.

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 2250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

1205 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th Street & N Lamar Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is parking available in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Mertens

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (512) 472-1813

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private areas available for groups of 10 to 35 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

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