Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin

4.8
1059 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin is Chef Tim Love’s second location for his flagship restaurant. Open since 2015 it has become the go to place in Austin for wild game and creative dishes.

In order to serve all our guests in a timely manner, we ask that you arrive on time. A 15 minute grace period will be given to all tables. Unfortunately we are unable to seat partial parties.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1059 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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george
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food with smaller portions . would dine there again

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Karenn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent. He helped us make perfect selections and was very friendly and well spoken.

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vipJulie
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and the staff - especially the bar staff - was amazing!

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AtlantaGirl
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Interesting menu. Great ambiance. A little too pretentious but good food and Excellent steak.

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vipRubenG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Everything was delicious! A wonderful experience

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lovegoodfudchefswife
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great & attentive service, fun cocktails, food was very good and presentation was thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. A personally signed card congratulating us on our anniversary was waiting at the table. Great food. The deviled blue crab was legit. The Willie cherrywood smoked whiskey cocktail was on point. Had the Bison ribeye which was big enough to split and cooked perfectly.

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ThomasR
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The variety of good food options and the nuance of the chiefs skills made this a wonderful birthday experience.

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Enrico
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a very nice and caracteristic restaurant in Austin. It's a must if you want to have a interesting meal with a partner or a friend.
Country music, interesting menu, wide variety of wine, solid forniture and a massive bar, makes this restaurant a very good place where spend few hours in a slow food mood.
Few changes possibility on the dishes could makes people that wants to run the kitchen when they are sitting a the customer table unhappy, but I'm ok with the idea to taste the plate as buided by the chef.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Service and atmosphere on point. Would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I took two guests from out of town to Lonesome Dove for a late dinner. They were looking for unique offerings and we were not disappointed. From the smoked Manhattan, to the Fettine and oysters for apps, to the exotic game entrees we excellent quality on each. Our server was a great help in our decisions and my guests were very impressed.

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vipBevH
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always make a point to stop at Lonesome Dove when we are in Austin. The food is great with unique Texas flavors. We always sit at the bar and had great service from Paul and Jeremy. I have recommended LD to friends and absolutely recommend to anyone reading this review.
Enjoy!

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ChadW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff at Lonesome Dove are incredible. The food, as always, is out of this world amazing. The combination of flavors, textures, and unique ingredient pairings make this one of my top choices in Austin. As a Fort Worth Native, I deeply appreciate having Tim Love and his team here in Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harris was an OUTSTANDING server. The food was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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TimG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Loved the Steak, will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in Austin! The Fettine was amazing. We ordered it 3 times. The Buffalo Ribeye was on another level. The food was crazy good and we want to come back again ASAP. Loved the vibe and ambience too!

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vipNedS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food and great service! Would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were great. Portions for apps are very small and pricey. 2 pieces for 2 people! All the food is delicious but not sure the apps are worth their price tags.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was INCREDIBLE. All of the food was amazing, our waitress was very attentive and made the experience very enjoyable, and the uniqueness of the entire restaurant was so worth it. Will definitely be going back!!! A little on the more expensive side, but worth every cent. Make sure to go hungry because you don’t want to leave anything on the plate!

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RICHARDT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary celebration! We were very happy.

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vipTheDuke55
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Creative menu, great atmosphere, and delicious food. Top 3 restaurant in Austin. I can’t eat there enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Ask for Mark to wait your table.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was amazing and service was on point!

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AbuDhabi
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our first visit and was a great evening with great food

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing! One of the best meals of my life. So good we bought shots for the kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

So we got there and our table wasn’t ready for our reservation time. Totally fine, we grabbed a spot at the bar and had a drink. We were sat about 10 minutes in at a spot in the corner by the emergency door. Boyfriend commented on it to me and I thought it was a weird location to put a table as well. At our server’s suggestion and guidance we ordered:

Arancini Balls: these were good but overcooked and the rice was so crunchy it kinda hurt your teeth a bit.

Octopus pasta: didn’t really like this, lacked a wow factor and didn’t really make you want to keep eating it so I set it aside after a few bites.

Butter lettuce: really freaking good salad, dressing was on point.

Bison Steak: this was certainly delicious but when I had ordered it, I had said medium rare, server suggested medium due to the fat cap and I obliged. It came out rare. Like really rare. Gordon Ramsey would’ve sent it back rare. With covid going on, I’m not going to send back food because they can’t refire it, they have to cook a whole new steak and we couldn’t wait that long.

Mac and cheese: maybe warn people that you’re not getting a traditional Macaroni and cheese, it was kinda weird and had rice shaped pasta instead of macaroni

Mashed potatoes: really good, creamy, garlicky, delicious.

Server was super nice and eclectic, but I kinda feel like I spent a lot of money on food I didn’t really enjoy. The bottle of wine I ordered was also listing the wrong year on the menu and I ended up with a 2019 instead of 2017 (could’ve been my mistake when I was looking though).

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ChuckD
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, couldn’t have been any better. The oysters and lobster hush puppy appetizers were both great. However, I splurged and got the wagyu strip...expected to have an incredible steak but it was overdone (asked for medium rare) on, especially in one side. Overall still a good experience but I’d order differently.

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RichardY
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Given this is a meat lover's paradise, I am suprised all of the PETA and other Austin nut bags haven't tried to shut it down. Service was impeccable, and the food was some of my favorites ever. Couldn't recommend higher. And the entire staff was MASK free, so you diaper wearing morons should stay away.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant

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vipAlicel
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend for smallish groups, no kids. Pricey and delicious.

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vipMparkersdg
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw some exotic things on the menu (duck, rabbit, rattlesnake sausage) and thought I would give it a try for a client dinner. We let our server guide us through the menu options and WOW. Everything we had was incredible from the aforementioned sausage, to the Hamachi, Lobster hushpuppies to the tenderloin. This is a special place. Don't miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, George, was great! Awesome service and amazing steak!! Thank you!

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TracyA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Good food, great service, wonderful atmosphere!

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BillP
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu and execution. Food was fantastic. Definitely a great destination in Austin.

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LemmerR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s fine dining and pricey but very very delicious and worth it if you’re looking for the best steak!

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Alb82
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

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BradB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Website clearly states happy hour every day at 5. Made reservations at 5pm before a show. No happy hour, pressured into having a "quick" 3 course $150 meal at 5 o'clock so I just left.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was on par with what we expected. Unfortunately the service was terrible. For an upscale restaurant you really need to have good service with attentive staff for your customers. Our server seemed out of place and distracted all evening.

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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin is rated 4.8 stars by 1059 OpenTable diners.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lovebodega.com/products/gift-card?variant=773706919.

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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