III Forks - Austin

4.7
3046 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
III Forks is an award-winning steakhouse, located on Lavaca Street at Cesar Chavez, in downtown Austin. Considered the Crown Jewel of American Dining, III Forks serves USDA Prime steaks, fresh fish and cold-water lobster. The steakhouse, finished in mahogany and marble, is designed to accommodate private parties of up to 60 guests. With four private rooms and over 500 different wines, III Forks is sure to provide the best food and service in town. Open Daily at 5:00 PM.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3046 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our anniversary evening started off rough as we waited about 25 minutes for a waiter to ask how we were doing. Thankfully our new waiter, Curtis, came to the rescue and was so helpful, apologetic, and kind. The manager, Cassidy, was also very apologetic and kind. They really turned our night around and we enjoyed our dinner! We highly recommend the Caesar salad, steak(filet mignon and ribeye), mashed potatoes, and lobster Mac and cheese. Food was hot and well seasoned. Add the Kings Butter to your steak!! It is AMAZING. We also enjoyed a non-alcoholic berry drink and chocolate cake for dessert! Thank you, Curtis and Cassidy!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Going to keep this simple. Service was good, lobster bisque was good, redfish special was good but the steaks were average. I had a decent amount of gristle in my $150 wet aged ribeye and the steak was overall quite tough. Wouldn't come back for the price.

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GeorgeB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and will go back many times when I visit Austin

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CharlesT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the right choice for celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. Will definitely come back for other celebrations and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas was superb. Great Thanksgiving special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch. Service was top notch. Although beyond busy, Thomas made sure we were provided for and took the time to check in and confirm each course was as expected and the wine was drinking properly. The steaks were cooked perfectly. The portions were large and justified the prices. Each course was served with an appropriate time for breathing in between. First time dining here but definitely not the last time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good. Steak was cooked perfect. Asparagus wasn’t anything to write home about though. Wine selection was vast and the staff was friendly

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vipAmbient
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this restaurant once a month and the reason is that the service, quality of food, etc. are always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Had a bad experience this time. Sadly the expensive Filet ordered medium rare, came out cold. They replaced it and then it was over cooked. Wound up comping it and the veggies as their seasonal veggies were cauliflower which was bland. They gave us a dessert to go. For this restaurant it’s out of the norm.

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JeffreyG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not only did our reservation get accommodated, we arrived early and they sat us anyway. Our waiter Thomas was great, food was great, manager stoped by to check on everything and even the staff member that was refilling drinks never let them get even half empty. On top of all the the valet was great too.

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GinaQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service accompanied by fantastic dining!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome waiter, temperament, suggestions. The food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassidy was the best, she really made our experience decadent and special!

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vipJacf
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is more expensive than what Open Table has it rated-review the menu. Excellent food. Basic steak house atmosphere. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My filet was amazing! His ribeye was not the best. We also had the max and cheese. Not sure exactly what that was because it didn’t taste like mac and cheese and the lobster was nowhere to be found, it tasted more like some type of casserole. The bread was phenomenal, and the dessert was so delicious!

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LisaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great steak house with exemplary service. A little pricey, but the food was very good and cooked to perfection.

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Rebekah
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server took fantastic care of us!

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NYEdiner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice birthday meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The last time we dined at III Forks was at the Plano location in 2019 - it was a wonderful experience. We were very surprised to see that they no longer offer a potato side complimentary with a steak. Was also very disappointed, shocked really to see that their entry level filet was “choice” grade. Why would such an upscale, expensive place offer low grade meat anyone can pick up at Walmart? While our waiter was good and service was good he came across a little snooty, and was pushing the bone in steaks a bit too hard, along with a $12 slab of butter on your steak. Just being honest with my opinion, but Bob’s is definitely a better upscale experience and more our style.

The food was very good though, but we won’t return because of the low grade meat options and their removal of the complimentary side. I’m not a fan of having to spend $30-50 on sides when it’s just 2 of us.

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NightsOut
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a very nice meal the brussels sprouts were great. The steaks were cooked properly and the attention to service was noted by my date.

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vipCharlesC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server was sick and wearing no mask. Sniffling all over our food made our time uncomfortable. Steak and burgers were cooked wrong

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vipCoreyJ
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate location with excellent service and great food. The service was unbelievable.
Good:
Onion rings: a little tough, but serviceable
Baseball Cut filet: Perfectly cooked, peppercorn sauce was worthy of a straw (and I’m somewhat of an pepper cord addict)
Mashed potato’s: perfectly creamy, delicious
Brussel Sprouts: a must order. Delish

Event: went for a birthday. Thankfully, it was a cake and no song and dance. Appreciated the professionalism of the staff to not make a scene over a birthday in a restaurant.

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KenN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing dining experience! Maureen is wonderful and the food was incredible! Best meal I’ve had in a restaurant in a long time.

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SteveS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding start to finish. Great food and Great service!

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MaryannG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Filet excellent. Wedge salad was fine, but nothing special.

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JayCod01
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There are better steak houses in Austin. The spinach and artichoke dip did not have any flavor and needed salt. The wedge salad was really good, smothered in blue cheese, bacon, and ranch. My wife and I shared the boneless 22oz ribeye, it was seasoned inconsistently. Some bites were good but others were bland. It also wasn't cooked evenly, the middle was a good medium rare but some of the edges were well-done. The dirty martini was good but nothing special. We've enjoyed Bob's, Fleming's, and Jeffery's more.

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MariaK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Since our reservation wasn’t until 8:45pm we started at the bar at 7:15pm. Great bartenders and good appetizers while we waited on our table. Unfortunately, once we were seated, our server was cocky, young, unwilling to listen, and very inattentive…..everyone’s order was incomplete or wrong…. Which happens, but for these prices….. get your sh@t together please.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for the feedback (...and the private note!). Please trust that your comments are well received and we will continue to develop our staff in a way that aligns with our highest purpose: A humble and determined dedication to the experience of our valued guests! FYI - based on your personal message I have assigned a specific server to be your's for all future reservations. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was just ok given the standards by which I have come to expect for III Forks after 20 years. Our table wasn’t ready and then we were moved away from bar. Felt more sold by bartender and waiter than cared for. Staff came to pull dishes twice before I was done. Felt rushed to turn our table, yet it was 1/3 full when we finished. Had to ask staff twice to get my card from bar to settle up entire bill.

Food was solid. Surprised to hear the Filet isn’t prime. What is it then - choice? Made me question ordering it. I asked waiter to educate me and he couldn’t explain. Oh well. Prime Strip was tasty and cooked correctly with a nice sear.

Wedge was good as always. Lobster Mac was too greasy - should have known. Hess wine was a nice choice by waiter.

I will probably be back again, but have to confess there are other options in town for a great steak dinner that made last night seem not as special.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you. We value your earnest feedback more than you may know. I hope we have the opportunity in the future to truly 'WOW' you with our experience. I look forward to reviewing your information with our staff, and ensuring everyone understands the multitude of differentiated criteria that separates our filets from simple 'choice' filets. I also intend to be personally responsible for ensuring you receive the best service known to humankind from this moment forward.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and meal. The steak was cooked perfectly and the atmosphere was romantic but not too quiet.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thanks!

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vipVolt
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Absolutely first rate service. Food for the most part was good but I have had better steaks. NY strip was just ok. I expected more. Could have been a bad selection on my part. I would go again for sure as the wait staff is far superior to Perry’s.

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vipJonD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Don, was fantastic and the bone-in filet mignon was as good as any steak I have eaten.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you!

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Butler
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Sam was great!

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2021

Happy Anniversary!!! If you like, I'll make a permanent VIP reservation for you on this date for every year. While we value your feedback, and are grateful for the review, nothing should stand in the way of a life filled with love!!! :)

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ChristanS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal and service. I'm still thinking about the blue cheese crown on my steak. You will not be disappointed.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thanks for the great review!

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vipGinaD
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey steakhouse! We are not ones who “adore” steak, but decided to indulge whilst in Texas. It was good, but did not “wow” us. My husband & I shared a waygu steak : been there done that!

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 5, 2021

Gina, thanks for the feedback and for choosing us during your visit. We hope we will have the opportunity to wow you the next time you are in Texas!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 2, 2021

You're amazing! Thanks!!

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BrianV
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Atmosphere and food were great. Our waiter left much to be desired. He was disinterested and nonchalant. Not the attention you would expect from a high end establishment like this.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We will share your feedback with the staff and do better.

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JohnG
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and superb service -- a little too much bar noise

III Forks - Austin
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thanks, it can get loud. Check out one of our private rooms.

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eateateat
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

III Forks was an amazing experience to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. Everything tasted amazing and the service was impeccable! We cannot wait to go back in the future.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thanks! Can't wait to have you back.

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Tommy
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best service experiences for dining in Austin. Great food, bar, service and ambience for a memorable date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Steak was excellent.

III Forks - Austin
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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You can order delivery directly from III Forks - Austin using the Order Online button. III Forks - Austin also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. III Forks - Austin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 474-1776.

III Forks - Austin is rated 4.7 stars by 3046 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.