ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.7
1904 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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4.7
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4.5
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TheKing
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Micheal was fantastic, we were celebrating my Son’s 21st birthday and had a party of 6. We sat in the John Wayne room and the evening was awesome. This was our first time, down from the Dallas area. Definitely recommend!!

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vc48
Austin
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually go to ALC to celebrate special occasions, in this case our 39th anniversary. The grilled lobster was excellent, as usual. The chicken fried ahi tuna would have been better if it were seared instead of fried.
Service was excellent. The server wore a mask and we were seated a good distance from other diners. We felt good health precautions were taken.
This was the first time we've eaten at a restaurant in almost a year and it was a very good experience.

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XXXXX
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, as always. Great layout for dinner and conversation.

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rtclay
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, service, everything overall, but the ambience plays a psychological game I think ... doesn’t make you feel like you should spend as much as you are.

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JamesG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love Austin Land & Cattle....this Legendary restaurant is a reliable go to for celebrating special occasions! The food is always wonderful and the ambience is warm! The service is incredible as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST cocktails and incredible service. Best steak house in Austin!

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Jess1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there the night before Valentine's Day and the service and food were outstanding. We had an 8:30 reservation for a bar table but I put in my comments that we would like to be in the restaurant proper if availability opened up. A table did open up and they graciously moved us from the bar area to the regular seating which was greatly appreciated. This will not be my last trip to ALC!

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SMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

*Valentine’s Day 2021*
Had Reservations well in advance.
Seated in the same area as another couple who were extremely high maintenance - loud, obnoxious and every other word spoken was the F word. Music was heard from the main bar area and possibly the kitchen?...so overlapping music. Food - we ordered drinks and appetizers then our main meal. Steaks (wife’s - supposed to be medium) came out pretty much cold or like it had been out half the day on a counter and potato was definitely underdone, other steak (mine - was basically blue - looked like it was literally taken out of the refrigerator - had asked for medium rare), it was Valentines - was trying to do something special, impress my wife as we’d never been here...I did not return my steak - ate around it and took the rest home to cook), however, did relay my wife’s steak (not her potato) and waiter stated it was completely his fault (still a mystery - Was he on a break? Busy with couple next to us? Or someone else? Anyhow, my wife asked for hers just to be, at least, warmed up, maybe even flash flamed, but when it came back in less than 2 minutes it was way, well overdone. For the price of the steaks I would have thought her steak would have been re-made correctly or at least “fixed” correctly. We were rarely checked on by our waiter...had our empty glasses (wine and other drinks) sitting...empty, for what seemed like forever. Waiter seemed to be very engaged/running back and forth for the high maintenance millennials next to us.
Not impressed, unfortunately (and, it was Valentine’s Day) :-(

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It’s like stepping back in time, they haven’t changed in decades, still great food and service. Personably I like that they haven’t changed the look, it reminds me of the good old days of Austin.

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AlexandriaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is lovely! Service is on point and they know how to pair their wines

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The steaks were undercooked for the degree requested. The steaks were claimed to be prime but were actually choice. The steaks were served on regular plates so they cooled rapidly. The knives were dull and not able to cut the steak with focused effort. The price was comparable to better steakhouses.

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vipTravisH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! The service and food were excellent.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, from course to course, was excellent. The best we have enjoyed in a long time. The service was attentive but not bothersome. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in the ATX

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are exceptional. The food is delicious. It's locally owned. You can't go wrong with ALC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

$50+ for a choice steak is a ripoff.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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JohnnyD
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great and everything tasted great but the waiter missed a few small requests. Asked for a butterflied filet and no sour cream on my baked potato. Again minor details but if you’re paying too dollar they shouldn’t be overlooked.

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JonM
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host warm greeting. Food delicious. Service impeccable. Good value.

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AaronE
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Steaks were great! Truffle Mac n Cheese was really nice. Service was fine. Everything was good except the ambience. The walls were unfinished, paint job was a little shoddy where the wall and ceiling met, they may be putting some crown molding there soon. They may be in the middle of a working renovation I don't know. But they put us into a table that was directly facing a wall that was not even finished, there was a broken part of the wall and there was no paint on it. There was no music playing and it is very echoey inside. This place got a high star rating on Yelp and it may be completely for the food which was nice but the ambience was extremely lacking. Steaks were 50+ bucks so I was a bit confused on the price point compared to their presentation.

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JohnF
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Steaks were good and the sides, broccolini and garlic mash were delicious,

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin Land and Cattle never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Just an average steak house.

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UlyssesA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Great ambiance. Even better food.

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MarkF
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, I always enjoy it! Go have fun there when you can and step back in time to the good old days!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was very attentive, would recommend asking for him as a server. He was funny. Had great knowledge of the menu and what ranch the steaks had came from.

Our order:
Escargot
Crab Cakes
Red wine
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Rib eye
Garlic mashed potatoes
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Cheese cake *a must!*

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NicoleK
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALC is the best! Jordan, V, Joe, Kara, Z: best team in town!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We definitely recommend this steak house. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was good.

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vipTonyW
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steaks and staff. One of my long time favorites.

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DeborahG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Womderful atmosphere and great food. The staff is amazing and very attentive. I booked 7:00 slot New Years Eves and they only had one time slot left. Even though they were totally booked, they didn't rush my dining experience or stare at me with intimidation to make me leave as I have experienced with other booked venues. I really enjoyed but gave 4 stars cuz my steak was not sizzling hot, not cold but not hot enough for a freshly cooked steak. I will go back tho

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PamN
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with my brother and brother in law. ACL is my favorite restaurant. Luckily they were able to seat us in the dinning room, since the bar area was restricted (COVID and Austin). Our server was so awesome, she made the evening delightful. Food and drinks delicious as always. Thank y’all

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DobieN
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep going back. Great meal every time. Parking it tough but worth it.

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JackieA
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Austin Land and cattle. The staff and food are excellent !!

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RafiS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The ambience is ok, it has the typical Texas steakhouse feel, and not the upscale ambience, which is fine. The food was also fine, but the waitstaff, esp the one that served us was horrible. I had made a reservation and we walk in, and the hostess takes us and puts us in the table right in front of the bathroom. That is the table you provide to walk in guests when no other tables are available, not the one you give to someone who has made reservations well in advance, given that there were so many empty tables. I asked we be seated at a different table since I don’t want to see everyone that’s using the bathroom. I ordered for the filet mignon medium-well, and butterfly cut. The steak arrived and it was NOT butterfly cut. I asked the waiter and he just said “maybe it would be cooked well, cut and see” and then he vanished. You don’t cook the food as I asked for and you can’t even show some responsibility ? Also, the the table was not getting cleared properly. Looks like they don’t care much about customer service, which sucks

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Server was attentive and fun, food was delicious and everything was easy and relaxed! Great place :)

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vipBrkB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area, chairs and tables were properly distanced. All the staff were friendly and professional, when I couldn't remember the exact name of the wine I liked they did, very nice! As always the food is so good, I got the black and blue salad and the filet was cooked perfectly. My husband got the 6oz filet and said the same thing. So yummy! ALC never dissapoints!

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic nas usual. One of our drinks could have been better. Other than that it was a 10!

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KayeM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were outstanding, as usual, and Bryan our waiter could not have been better. He didn't rush us but was helpful and friendly. I always enjoy my time at ALC.

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AustinLaLa
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Favorite Upscale steak restaurant in Austin

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ChipD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Got there early and had a quite table in the corner. Started to fill up before we left. Great food, great service. Loved it!

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 1904 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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