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Lambert's Downtown BBQ

4.6
1068 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Barbecue
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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, located in the 2nd Street District of downtown Austin, features modern Texas classics in a hiply restored historic building. With an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and all natural meats, produce, and seafood, Lamberts has invented "Fancy Barbecue." The beautifully restored Schneider Store, located on the corner of Guadalupe and 2nd streets, features an open kitchen and dining room on the first floor, with outdoor patio seating available. The upstairs bar and lounge features premium live music most nights and can accommodate large parties for private events.
Since opening in 2006, Lamberts has been featured in Food & Wine, The New York Times, Conde Naste Traveler, and voted the 4th best new restaurant in Texas by Texas Monthly.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon – Sat, 11am to 2:30pm

Dinner
Sun – Wed, 5:30 to 10pm
Thurs – Sat, 5:30 to 10:30pm

Brunch
Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm

Bar
7 days, 11am to Late

Happy Hour
7 days, 5pm to 7pm
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Phone number
(512) 494-1500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Guadalupe St
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Parking details
Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage directly east of Lamberts (entrance on lavaca) and in the Amli on 2nd parking garage (entrance on San Antonio). Valet is also available on 2nd Street.
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Entertainment
Lamberts features the best local artists in our intimate upstairs bar and lounge. Please check www.fancybarbecue.com for this weeks shows.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Lambert's Downtown BBQ can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 1068 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

One of the best meals ever!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food consistently!!! Must go for visitors or locals!

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RachelR 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had a reservation on Sunday. I am from out of town and found this place from reading reviews online. Came for the barbecue which was ok. It's like upscale if you call it. Regular barbecue on a square plate which is overpriced. I recommend the brisket. My mix sour drink was blah. If you don't like spicy food don't get the devil eggs or the mac n' cheese. They seated us upstairs in a little two seat table by the stage. Another two seat table was right next to us which made it uncomfortable like no privacy. Another couple got seated there after we got seated and ended up leaving not ordering anything. I didn't think they were comfortable also. I really wanted to love it but I don't think I will be returning next time I am in town.

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vipgdlp (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Tasty bbq place. Boar’s Ribs appetizer was great! Good cocktail menu, too.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Hubby’s Birthday

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CMT2 (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The smoked trout was tasteless and the jalapeno tomato sauce that accompanied it was overpowering, as were in the olives in the quinoa. Best to stick with the brisket!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Would definitely visit again.

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vipAgdiaz1 (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Seems to be good but closed right when we got there. I think is worth to try

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The flavors are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Farm to table foodie BBQ. We had the brisket and pork ribs and these meats were first rate and perfectly prepared. Exceptional. Great sides and salads too - the heirloom carrots and also the fried green tomato dishes were especially good.
Great beer list too.
It’s not cheap but a truly great dining experience. New school but a respectful and inventive refinement on the best Texas meat traditions.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great spot - will go there again. Amazing food, awesome service, fantastic ambiance.

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RobL (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent meal, their ribeye entree is my new favorite steak in Austin

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great menu. Great service. The ribeye steak with a full head of roasted garlic was over the top. I am still talking about how good it was! Great wine selections. Desert was ridiculous. Shrimp and crab cocktail was like a meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The brisket salad was terrible- very dried out, stringy and lettuce was awful. Would never order again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Fantastic BBQ amazing service wonderful atmosphere definitely a new destination favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The best beef brisket I have ever tasted!! Whenever in Austin/a must do!

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vipbportier (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was amazing and our server was charming and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly!

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vipMantoloking (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Rob who was our server was very polished and friendly. He warned that the fried green tomato plate was not very large. It was perfect for lunch. The brisket was the best we have ever had. Rob gave us a list of excellent restaurants in the area. He was just wonderful.

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SMLB (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience and great food! Our server was wonderful and all the food arrived quickly.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing. The service was terrible. The waitress acted like she didn't want to be there or maybe isn't a people person. The person that brought our food was rude, we asked for dressing that was not brought to us and she was very sarcastic and seemed like we bothered her.

Very surprised at the way we were treated.

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vipThisIsHardWork (Austin)
2.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Decent but overly expensive barbecue. Extremely noisy even when it’s not too busy. I always seem to have a problem when I go here. I’ve given this place multiple chances but there is always an issue. Once it was a chef tasting sauce with his finger and then immediately playing food as witnessed through the window of the open kitchen. This time it was parking. Although their website says there is parking at the AMLI across the street, they don’t validate and you end up paying full price.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great recommendations. Everything was delicious. Not a bit left on our plates!

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docdoc (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Much too loud for conversation with friends we had not seen for a while, and service, on a Sunday night, was just very slow, but still, we love the food. We would go more often if we did not have to yell across the table to carry on a conversation with our dinner partners.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic meal in a beautiful space!

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Just1Tourist (Portland)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Likely best appreciated by the under 50-year old date-night demographic. Probably not enjoyable to most seniors. Signature dishes deliver an authentic smoke flavor and are well presented; however, they were unnecessarily dry and cried out for support from absent condiments or sauces.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

We made reservations for lunch here, don’t feel we needed it though it wasn’t busy. We were sat right away. Our waitress was awesome, she suggested the two meat plate and everything was extraordinary! We will most defiantly be returning!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, delicious food, great service. We celebrated our 16 year Anniversary and did not expect to sit so close to another table.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Been to Lambert's several times. Gourmet bbq, craft cocktails and service. Very popular.

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