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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.
Austin, TX 78703
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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There is parking available in front of the restaurant.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
sadly, my hubby's stomach did not fare well after this meal and he ordered his steak rare plus, so not sure what happened there (had the bone in rib-eye), even though flavor of steak was very good... the seasoning and flavor of my filet mignon was good but not excellent. Wait service was very nice, he knew the menu well, and was great at recommendations. Mac and Cheese was hyped up to be something amazing but it actually was not as fantastic as I thought it would be - too runny, and needed flavor, perhaps a sharper cheese, more S/P and flour. Overall the portions are modest in size, and I was left somewhat hungry. Excellent caramel/choc bundt cake - should offer some coffee menu. I am not sure if I was utterly in love with this meal. Good but not incredible... contrary to recommendations given to us. We are Native Texans with high standards for steak and fine dining service, so we pay attention to everything. Also, the smell of the restaurant smelled interesting -- like a disinfected bathroom, or wet floors. Did not smell like a steakhouse or even a restaurant - odd.
Our server, Michael, was nice. We had a filet mignon and lobster tail. Wasn't the most flavorful steak I've had, nor the best lobster. Asparagus was delicious. Appreciated the fact that entrees came with a side. A unexpected surprise for a steakhouse. Wine by the glass was a nice value.
ALC is consistently the best steak in Austin. I've been regularly since they opened in the 90's, and I've never had a bad experience or a bad meal. The meat is always top quality, and the signature sauces they make to accompany the steaks are incredible. Be sure to try the jalapeno blue cheese!
My wife and I had been to ALC a few years ago when we were dating and enjoyed it immensely.
Luckily I found a small bag of money outside of one of the drug houses in our neighborhood on the east side so we decided to use our new found fortune to eat some great steaks and drink ourselves into an altered reality. It was wonderful! We're not attractive people so they seated us in a little dining room away from the beautiful people but it was still lovely.
Incredible steaks! Best we’ve had in Austin by far, and we’ve been pretty much everywhere! (Including Bobs and Pereys’s). We did have to wait quite a long time for our server to come take our drink order when we arrived, the level of service was good, but not great. But, the food was incredible! I would definitely recommend!
Steak was terrible, ordered a ribeye and it was definitely a serloin. My steak was so tough it was ineadible. The asparagus and Brussel sprouts were both raw. And to top it all off the mash potatoes were mediocre at best. Definitely won’t be going back. The staff were very nice but doesn’t make up for the poor quality of food.
I brought my husband here for his birthday. We made a reservation, so as we walked in we were quickly taken to our table. The gentleman that seated us wished him a happy birthday as we sat down, and told us our server would be right with us. We weren’t waiting long before he arrived, the service was excellent. Our server never acknowledged a birthday, but was very prompt with the delivery of our food. There was an infant in the room we were sat, which was a bit frustrating but our experience was great.
This restaurant is an absolute gem in a town filled with steakhouses. Whether it's their Rib Eye or the New York cut, the steak almost melts in you mouth. The seasoning is just perfect. The staff is very knowledgeable, recommending items that fit our needs, without being pushy. Jordan the owner is a great host, visiting our table several times to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.
The biggest problem is that we live 1800 miles away and only visit Austin once a year. However, for the last four visits, ALC is first on our list. If we lived in town, it would be a weekly stop.
We've been going to ALC for many years. It is one of our go-to places for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries etc.
Over the years, we've introduced friends to the ALC experience, with excellent results. The steaks are great, of course, and the atmosphere is cozy, warm and welcoming. I would characterize it as upscale casual and would recommend it to anyone, especially for that special occasion.
And, if you're looking for a great appetizer to get started, I'd recommend the SHINER BOCK BATTERED MUSHROOMS. Love that chipotle cream sauce!
I am not one to write reviews but I must say, this was the best steak I have ever had! The staff was friendly and catered to me even though I was by myself. If you ever have the pleasure to come down to Austin Texas go here, you won’t be disappointed. Just make sure you bring lots of money, it’s expensive. But hey, it’s like the old saying goes “you get what you pay for”. This was just fantastic.
My friend and I were missing napkins and utensils. I asked for my porterhouse medium rare and it came out uneven - very rare on the inside, overdone on the outer edges. My boyfriend and his friend's sides were mixed up. Food was mediocre. Restaurant was more than half empty so unsure why so many mistakes were made.
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