Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin

4.8
954 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. We offer curbside pickup, delivery through UberEats, and Dine-In following strict social distancing standards. We look forward to providing you with an amazing experience however you wish to have it!
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Offers

  • Winedown Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Enjoy 50% of select bottles - ask your server for details!

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
  • 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
What 954 people are saying
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CarrieM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was average. I've eaten here many times before and it was always very good. The appetizer we ordered was "stuck" to the paper and it was difficult to remove it to eat.

Our wait staff was preoccupied with a larger table celebrating a birthday. We were left waiting first to order a drink and then to order a meal.

Overall it wasn't bad but it wasn't great. It was just good.

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KaylaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, excellent food, and fun atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

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Heiki
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful knowledgeable staff and attentive. Food was amazing wish I was able to eat more. I will be recommending this place to others as it was recommended to me.

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vipAshleyM
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great for adventurous eaters or foodies who want to try something new. The food is good but can be hit or miss depending on your specific taste. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful from everything to do food and wine.

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CodyR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I proposed to my girlfriend, and the staff helped to make it a special night to remember!

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JosephG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day 5 Course! Beautiful and personal interior with wonderful service!

CJ
CJBOUCHARD3
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lonesome Dove is one of Austin’s most amazing and entertaining restaurants. Starting with the smoked Willie Manhattan to the Buffalo ribeye and Austin’s best and most professional servers....this place always delivers. Definitely a place to visit!

LJ
vipLJB12
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Great ambiance and vibes. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a good date night! Cocktails were noteworthy as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Table was ridiculously wobbly. Had to move it ourselves.

JT
vipJordanT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is arguably the best restaurant in town. As a food snob and someone that’s hard to impress (I know, that sounds eye-rolly as hell but it’s true, damn it) I would recommend this place before any other restaurant in Austin. Superb across the board. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my boyfriends birthday so special and we felt safe with their covid policies!

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vipmike4all
Memphis/West TN
50 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is exceptional. Service was excellent and food was fabulous. Highly recommend.

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CSatx
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely dinner- great place for a special occasion. Exquisite local cuisine and cocktails. Will definitely be back

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AllisonL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time with my friends on NYE. The waiter was personable and informed about the menu. I’m looking forward to coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the bluebonnet cocktail!!! Great experience! So happy we found this place while in town. Service and food ..amazing! It didn’t hurt that they played some red dirt music from folks like cross Canadian...thanks for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and inventive menu. Perfect portions of food. Attentive and pleasant wait staff. Drinks, multiple courses, sides, and dessert =~ $200 for 2 people. Great birthday dinner.

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vipNeffie
Atlanta
117 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridgette offered great service! My 6 oz filet was over cooked and it took about 15 mins too correct but other than that it was good. Felt I should have gotten a discount on that as I didn’t not get the opportunity to actually eat dinner with the hubby and ended up taking it home. The food and wine was great and it’s worth the visit.

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ElizabethP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hailey was our waitress and she couldn’t have been any better! She was knowledgeable, informative and overall had a great personality. She walked us through the menu and made our experience overall excellent. Food was our promptly and it was all delicious. We’ll definitely be back to try everything else that we didn’t this time around.

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BrianP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good restaurant but they have a BS practice of changing your reservation so you have to call so they confirm in person. WTF do I confirm on open table if they make me call. That alone will keep me from coming back.

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TheRanchRealtor
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the area and was in search of a replacement “celebration/special occasion” restaurant. Came across this place online and made a reservation to try it out. Wow. Without question replaces our old favorite spot. They have such unique food and we did not try a single thing that wasn’t absolutely delicious - everything from the drinks, appetizers to the main course. Ambiance is wonderful, servers are fantastic. Highly recommend and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always!!!

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Cass
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our leadership Dinner to celebrate our companies year end. Recommend reserving the Wine Room

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Taylar
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! especially the Wild Boar ribs and the chocolate cake. We also loved our waitress, Stacey! What a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Mess up steak. No garlic in the middle and poorly seasoned. Also screwed up our bill. Gave us the wrong table. Informed them and still charged us the neighboring table. Still trying to resolve.

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pendlerock
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant for special occasions! Incredible food: steak and elk loin were best in class; brussel sprouts were like crack; service was humble and attentive; decor was upscale rustic (if that makes sense). Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The elk/foie gras sliders were surprisingly delicious. So much flavor/spices

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ScarlettG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You will not be disappointed in the food, regardless of what you order. Come hungry, because you'll eat many a course! I also highly recommend "The Willie" if you even remotely like whiskey. Worth every sip!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lonesome Dove Austin was amazing! Service and cuisine Were top notch. Thanks for a wonderful evening

DM
vipDebbieM
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are jaded New Yorkers and Chicagoans, a new Austinite, and 1 native Texan and we had a fabulous time at LD thanks to our server Gary and the chefs. We had the classics: trio fettine, elk, buffalo, tenderloin, boar ribs and the ancho chile chocolate cake. Oh and Pappy Van Winkle at a reasonable price point was much appreciated. All were amazing and beautifully presented. My family could not stop thanking me for making this reservation..Love the Texas wild game decor, keep it coming. Thank you to all at LD Austin for giving our family such a memorable experience.

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christinam
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and service was great and really, what I expected. Not very impressed though with the goat cheese side dish. The ratio of cheese to carrots was off putting.

RJ
RogerJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lonesome Dove made a great effort to make you feel like you're eating in a normal time - not a pandemic. Everything was excellent.

JM
JaneM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thanksgiving Lunch . Seating was exactly as requested . Quiet and private considering the number of folks there . The menu as always was wonderful and so fabulous ! We even tried the grits which normally we despise grits and they were amazing.

The waitress though was kind of a low point . She hurried us to order before we’d even had a chance as nice to read all the choices . Then she served the 1st course before the fettine . Eventually that arrived and was the wrong one . We politely waited until she came back by we’ll after she might have checked on us . My husband said I think this is not what we ordered . She said yes it is and I pointed out that the one we had ordered black buck, pork belly etc did not have seeds in it (: It was annoying to receive the wrong dish , late wait till she checked and then be argued with .
Luckily the rest of the meal went ok and was delicious including the chocolate ancho cake . Even not ordering the second course It was so much food we asked for a take home box . I guess she is used to people either just leaving a huge amount of awesome food to throw out or she eats much more than we do .

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JordanA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, beyond what I could have imagined. Our server was incredible. She gave us the feeling that she genuinely loved working there and loved taking care of us. Amazing experience top to bottom. Well done.

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vipSteve
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Meat ( Elk ) was overdone. 4th time here and most disappointing meal

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Ashley
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as always. And our server, Chris was awesome!

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW We were BLOWN AWAY! Just an amazing dinner from start to finish. We haven't been out a lot since the pandemic hit and this was a perfect evening. We celebrated a birthday and were made to feel very welcomed by the entire staff. There was a birthday card, birthday sparkler, and were helped to find an amazingly paired bottle of wine! THANK YOU!! We will be back. HIGHLY recommend this place. Again WOW.

TJ
TravisJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere amazing staff and service outstanding food overall a memorable anniversary dinner location I can’t thank the staff of lonesome dove enough for the personal touches to make our six year anniversary that much better thank y’all so much

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RyanT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, good food, great service. Can't wait to go back