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About ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

Enjoy a delicious steak and a taste of Austin. You haven’t experienced the best of Austin until you've been to ALC Steaks. The capitol city's only independent, family-owned steakhouse serves sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef the way Austinites have loved it for over 19 years. From our rich, antique wooden bar to our relaxing, unpretentious dining room, everything about us says, "welcome." Our exceptional service and genuine hospitality are as inviting as the many signature items on our menu. Tonight's the perfect evening to discover something else great about Austin.

1205 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
12th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 472-1813

Website:
http://www.alcsteaks.com/

Parking Details:
There is parking available in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
5:30pm-11:00pm

Private Party Facilities:
Private and semi-private areas available for groups of 10 to 45 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

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

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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.0

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for Birthdays (29)
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Business Meals (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (12)
Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were amazing!
We were in a quiet, intimate area (upper level w/3 tables) for a while. Then, a loud, boisterous group were seated at the 3rd table. There were several available tables on the main floor. The ambiance changed from intimate to sports bar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

the 16oz ribeye was worth every penny. might make it a monthly thing.

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place. We come here every month or so for a nice dinner. Food is always good.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Best steak I ever had from a restaurant. Ordered the rib-eye medium rare plus.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Hands down this was one of the best steaks I have ever had at a restaurant. And I have had a lot of great steaks. Just a simple 12 oz Ribeye, but it was cooked perfectly, tender, flavorful, just excellent. The sides were great too, but the steak stole the show.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

ALC always does a great job cooking steaks perfectly. Really enjoyed the time there. Apps and sides are interesting and good as well - unlike most steak place a side is included with your steak. Desserts were probably the least impressive -relying mainly on old standards like creme brulee and pecan tarts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My husband and I took some friends visiting from out of town here. Our first time at ALC but it was ranked as one of the top steak houses in Austin on a bunch of lists. Restaurant was nice but food was awful. The mushrooms and stuffed pepper appetizers were good but my salmon entree was over cooked. The other 3 folks in my party got various cuts of steak. All were in agreeance that they were cheap cuts of steak. The temperature of the steaks was also a bit off from what was ordered. All in all, this was not a $380 meal. This meal was definitely worth only half of what we paid for the quality we received (or maybe even a bit less). Unfortunate since our friends were excited to try Texas steak. We joke that ALC must have their B team chefs working Wednesday nights. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here for New Year's eve. The food, service, and atmosphere were all great. We did not feel rushed as we do at some places for New Year's eve dinner. This is the 4th time we've done New Year's eve dinner here and we will go back for sure.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was not bad, but definitely not as good as I remember from my last visit a couple of years ago. Medium-rare steak was very rare, medium-well about right. Stuffed Green Chile appetizer was delicious. Server (Bo/Beau) was terrific.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

My husband's steak was a little over the medium temp he ordered, but otherwise the meal was quite good! Love being able to make a reservation online! Thanks for the BD coupon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Heard great things about ALC, but I am honestly disappointed!! The food was great for a Texas Roadhouse, but the prices were that of Jeffery’s or Eddie V’s and the same quality was not there. And to top that off, the service was terrible. By my head count the waiter was serving 22 ppl by himself. Salad plates were left on the table for 10/15 mins after we had finished with them and were only removed as the dinner was being served. I had preordered wine for dinner with my first cocktail, which I never received until requested again, halfway through my steak. Topping if all off, on parties of 5 or more, ACL auto grats 20%! Worst case of food misjudgment I’ve seen in Austin! In hindsight, I think my ratings maybe a little high! We will not be returning!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Rolls and salads weren't up to par on the night we were there. But the entrees aND desserts were great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our server, Kyle, was amazing. Food on time and fab. Great experience overall. It is now our yearly tradition on Christmas Eve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The char-broiled lobster at ALC is the best in town!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service but the food was not at the level expected for a Texas steak restaurant.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Disappointed. Not what I'm used to, overcooked steak.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love ALC Steaks! Small family owned steak house that never disappoints.

Skip the chain restaurants and hit up this local gem. Also a great secret HH spot!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food, great service, limited beer selection. Overall would recommend and will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had a reservation and asked for a quiet corner. It was perfect. Wonderful food wonderful table. Best in Austin

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was decent but not worth the price. Service was god awful. Had to ask our waiter to take plates away and refill drinks. Waiting staff seemed way too laid back, were wristling and joking around. If you wamt to charge 50 bucks for a ribeye, please provide top quality service with it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was my third time in Austin, TX and my first time at ALC. Our server was knowledgeable and the environment was relaxing. This was a memorable dinning experience and of course the food was AMAZING!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful food!! It's a lovely steakhouse and doesn't cost as much as other steakhouses downtown. I love coming here for special occasions. You can dress nice, but you don't feel out of place by dressing down either. Highly recommend!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I really like this restaurant for the fried spinach. If they offer a new steak dish as one of their specials, don’t order it! It was medium rare pot roast they called prime rib-neither of us could chew it. They’re steak knives wouldn’t cut it w/o a big cowboy effort. But, we were hungry, as a safe default we order a filet -cooked medium as a replacement. It took an extended time and came out of the kitchen with crispy burned grill marks (smelled like lighter fluid as I was scraping them off) and cold bluish red inside- clearly not medium. My impression was an amitureish attempt to quickly please.
They’re baked potato, grilled salmon, grilled vegetables, fried spinach, dinner salad are good.
The waiter and manager were appropriately apologetic and the prime rib (pot roast) charge was reversed from the bill. We also received a discount gift card that I will use as a white elephant gift.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

A 20 minute wait despite a reservation and 4 other groups including 3 walk ups getting seated before us. No specials once finally seated, and finally my stake was over cooked and tough. Really lousy $200 dinner.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My husband was celebrating a big birthday, so there's no place else to go but Austin Land and Cattle. We always get great food and excellent service and our recent visit didn't disappoint. Our waiter Joshua was attentive without being intrusive. My husband loved his steak. I'm a vegetarian but I had the grilled portabella (why isn't this featured on the menu?) and some tasty sides. I appreciated ALC's wine list and the complimentary dessert. It was a Saturday night and unpleasantly loud, but that's Austin. Our annoyance at the noise was more than outweighed by the great food and service. ALC is our go-to place for big celebrations.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Best clam chowder I've ever had and the warm rolls were nice.
But two of us ordered baked potatoes and they were not hot, only warm. Chopped sirloin was dry.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Steaks are always cooked to perfection and delicious! I've never had a bad experience here. The staff is courteous and polite,well informed and prompt!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of my favorite steakhouses! It was my boyfriend’s birthday as well as his first time to a steakhouse and we loved everything. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food and ambience was wonderful.

Just wished our service was a little better. Our waiter never asked if we wanted appetizers or desserts or how we wanted our meats done. Almost seemed like he was hurrying us out.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic steaks, shrimp , and Shiner fried mushrooms! Highly recommend!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

ALC has exactly what I needed for my birthday: an excellent steak and lobster surf and turf. The choice to come here wasn’t off the cuff. I called around, but not a single steakhouse had the variety of lobster tail sizes and the selection of steak cuts that ALC had. Both were prepared perfectly, I might add.

Service left nothing to be desired. We were well taken care of and had everything we needed at all times.

The only knock is a lacking cocktail program. The cocktails left us wanting: most of them are one note, strong (can’t take that away from them), but generally the liquor overwhelm the other flavors entirely. The sort of bold, complex drinks found elsewhere outside these.

But all in all I would love to come back. The steak is what matters. And the steak was perfect.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely the best filet mignon I have ever had! The service was wonderful, attentive with out being invasive. A great experience!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wasted date night. Bad food, good service. Would not recommend....ever.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food and owner was very nice to my guitar playing visitor from Australia (even took guitar of tg Wall and let home play).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a great dinner pre-theater with wife and family. We receive some special deals for birthday and anniversary and enjoy ALC for a great steak dinner every time. Michael was a great help with making our dinner a special one. We will be back soon!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have gone to many different steakhouses all over the country looking for the perfect strip. I ordered the 14oz strip steak and it came out looking like an 8-10oz. The cut was also not clean. It was kinda warped almost looked like a long tenderloin cut. It looked like an end of the strip cut. However, It was good as expected, but not something to rave about. I enjoyed the sauce sampler although the 4 was a bit too much for the small strip I had. I would come back again if the mood strikes again. Parking was a bit complicated as I had to drive around a couple of times to find a space. The service and atmosphere was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The bone in Ribeye was great. We were promptly seated and the food came out quick. Would go back in the future.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first time to eat at Austin Land & Cattle Co and it was all we could have asked for to celebrate our 46th anniversary. The food was great and the service as good as you can find. Their mix drinks were also very good. Prices are reasonable for the type of restaurant this is and the quality of food served.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Worst steak I have had in years which includes more expensive steakhouses as well as places like Saltgrass. The waiter was also rude and condescending. I won’t be back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our favorite restaurant, hands down. It’s always a special night out when we go there.

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