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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin

4.5
4.5
1405 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wild Game, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 368-2821

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Love - Chef de Cuisine Josh Neises

  • Catering

    Please visit: www.timlovecatering.com for more information. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at Lonesome Dove Austin! We offer a variety of private and semiprivate spaces. For more information, menus and pricing please visit our website at http://lonesomedoveaustin.com/private-dining/

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (512) 271-2474

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet available Monday through Saturday $10/vehicle

  • Entertainment

    Texas Tuesday -- Live Music 6pm-closeHappy Hour all night in bar/lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    Good for business meals

  • Austin

    Good for business meals

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    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great service and atmosphere. Hush puppies were fabulous. We ordered the "Wagyu" tomahawk ribeye. I'm skeptical if it was Wagyu, it was either a once high quality cut that was mishandled, cooked frozen or not Wagyu. It was well seasoned, but dry and VERY chewy. It was tough to cut. We informed our server who said they'd let the chef know. After tax and tip, our dog ended up with a $220 steak. Time for a better supplier or quality control. A $300+ meal for two needs to be outstanding at every level, unfortunately, LDB fell short this time.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great good, great service
  3. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall experience was great & food was excellent. A little more patience from the server would have been appreciated, but his service was overall good.
  4. RL

    RichardL

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So Great!! Great location, food and service. Go to place in Austin.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Great experience!!! Delicious food! Great service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    I had heard rave reviews, specifically from my family about the restaurant so I couldn’t want to try it. I can confidently say I will never be back. First, we ordered the wagyu tomahawk as it was a celebration and figured we’d go all out. The tomahawk arrives, and I’m a bit puzzled because it does not look like waygu I have ever seen but a traditional steak. Then eat some of it and over half of it is medium well done and for a $200 steak I was extremely disappointed. My night turns when the GM comes over to commend us for taking the tomahawk on. My first response is “for my first waygu tomahawk it was extremely underwhelming.” He told me it’s not waygu, it’s USDA prime. Once I showed him the menu he went to the hostess then the kitchen and came back and told me it’s “Waygu Prime”, a special cross breed. I actually laughed out loud. How can you say waygu on the menu and then it’s a “special type.” Thats not waygu and COMPLETE false advertising. After that I explained the steak is extremely over cooked, after he noticed we had barely eaten it. He said “no that’s medium rare, look at the coloring.” I was more shocked he pointed at the meat that I was eating and told me it was good and what it was. He said the chef explained its hard to get an even cook all around. Excuse me…isn’t that his job? Finally, when the bill came the steak was $40 more than what we were told. The response was “oh yeah the chef said there was a little more tonight that usual” I’m not sure if they were having an off night but I won’t be back. Outside of the GM, everyone was very gracious and welcoming.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food a little too salty Entrees took a long time to come out Food, wine and service was very good overall
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent
  9. L

    Longonaustin

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Have always loved Lonesome Dove as their food never disappoints. But recent visit to their new location was very surprising, as the food, while still really good, is way overpriced. Just not worth it given all the other options of restaurants in Austin now.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    11/10 Everytime we dine here. Best restaurant in Austin!!!
  11. Z

    Zach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience as always! The prime rib is outstanding
  12. s

    sdevans50

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service and best meal in Austin by FAR!!! A must go to restaurant when you are in town.
  13. M

    Meltzera

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our first drink came after the first course so just a lot of tap water for 40 minutes. A private party dominated the service staff and the rest of us got poor coverage.
  14. RH

    RandeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! It was beautiful to look at and tasted divine! Our server Alexis was super helpful and explained the menu and took care of all our needs! If you’re a whiskey lover, order the Willy! The foie gras sliders and the rabbit and rattlesnake sausage are to die for! The garlic stuffed tenderloin, the bison ribeye and the elk with the hens of the woods-ALL FANTASTIC! The salads-AMAZING! And the ancho Chile chocolate cake…we know how he defeated the iron chef!! I wish I could give this restaurant 10 stars!!
  15. KP

    KariP

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. The food was superb, and our server was great.
  16. AE

    AuntieE

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate our friend's birthday (6 of us). The food was great - if you like lamb, you can't find better. Waiter recommended several first courses - hamachi was excellent, however, it was tiny (I'd say the value for this one is not there, but it was good). Lobster hushpuppies were great. Our meals were all excellent and our waiter was spot on with his recommendations and helped add to our celebration by being very personable. It helped that it was a beautiful evening outside for January, windows were open and ambience was perfect. Go enjoy and have a good time, while expensive, we enjoyed the experience and the food. Quite a memorable evening.
  17. WB

    WesB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Their lunch menu and pricing online do not match. if you are going to raise your prices substantially you should also do it on the website.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is expensive but very good. The Willie cocktail was outstanding.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and our server had the most upbeat personality I’ve ever met. We loved our experience and hope to return again soon❤️
  20. RH

    RandiH

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Group of 8. Exceptional service. Amazing Martinis
  21. M

    Miriam

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, wonderful staff… and delicious food!
  22. PN

    PNG0513

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time coming. Great spot and delicious food.
  23. LW

    LindaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service! Waitor very knowledgeable!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday they made it very special for her. They were really nice and food was amazing as always. This is definitely our favorite place to eat!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience celebrating our son’s graduation. Great attention to detail and exquisite meal!
  26. T

    Toofdoc

    Austin

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a culinary adventure. The quality of food preparation remains a constant.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Will not go again. Un filling meal cost $257 before tip for two people (only $30 was alcohol), and took 40 minutes to get a salad, 90 (!) to get our entree. Also sat us late for our reservation. Server did not check on us during this time and I literally said to my date “If the salad doesn’t arrive in 5 minutes we are leaving and going to Chick-fil-A because at least then we can eat” (across the street). I never write reviews but was compelled to for this - do not go. Your money is so much better spent at Capital Grille, Eddie V’s, Vince Young… Can’t believe how poor service was and slow food was on a night the house wasn’t even full (there were no people waiting when we arrived in the lobby).
  28. SW

    SWOJ

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another magical experience. Thanks to George for a great service and the kitchen for superb food. Meats cooked to perfection. All the menu items we had made our taste buds dance with happiness! Chris made sure the wine list was well stocked with amazing offerings. Took some first timers and they were left in awe over the whole meal. Thanked the crew with shots for the kitchen and our car was even waiting for us from the valet when we walked out the door. Austin's best in my opinion!!!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George was very attentive and knowledgeable. He recommended an excellent wine. The elk loin and tenderloin did not disappoint! Loved the spring mix salad. Everything was delish! Highly recommend Lonesome Dove!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Ribs and Elk are a must try. Food is expensive but at market for comparable restaurants. Enjoy!
  31. MH

    MikeH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Terrible experience. Atrocious service. Slow valet. Go to any other steakhouse where they actually care about customers
  32. F

    Foodie91

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent (a tad salty but I didn’t mind). Server was super nice but does slightly push for you to purchase more which I’m sure they’re trained to do so nothing against her. 10/10 for the rare luxury of actually comfortable seating. Slightly odd first impression - their phone line doesn’t work so we couldn’t ask for parking recommendations or valet info in advance. Having a phone line seems like a basic ask for an expensive place. Also the hostess didn’t unlock the main door when they opened, or while we were clearly outside waiting for almost 10 mins until we knocked on the glass.
  33. S

    Stone

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The valet stand doesn't exist until after 5:15pm, which makes being on time for a 5:15pm reservation tricky. We self parked a block away, had to pay 10$ and walk up and down 4 flights. Not terribly fun. Was the wife's birthday dinner, we noted it on the reservation. I pulled the waitress aside after dinner to ask for a Chef autographed menu for the wife, turns out Tim wasn't onsite that evening, so we got a sparkler with the check instead. Still made her smile so it counts as a half win. We were seated next to some younger couple that spoke loudly and imparted ideas of reference upon those around them (he sounded drunk and almost like he was trying to instigate a fight of some sort, she seemed apologetic to any that may have overheard and taken offense). While not the establishment's fault, it was part of the experience I could have lived without. Just glad that it seemed like the wife didn't notice. The entire restaurant was empty though, there was really no reason to seat them right next to us in the first place. We ordered a lot of food for 2 people because we wanted to try as much of the menu as was sensible. While the burnt carrots were a real show stopper the mashed potatoes were very lack luster and dry - literally just cook smashed potatoes - no butter, no cream, etc. The elk steak was the best cut of meat I've ever eaten. Cooked impeccably. The candied blueberries are incredible. The wife enjoyed the pork chops. The bluepoint oysters are fantastic as well, absolutely some of the best we've tasted. The bread pudding was generic, bland, and lacking. I read 'no dress code' on the website so I wore regular clothes. As a result, upon arrival, staff allowed the front door to close in our face only to be very surprised and apologetic when we followed them inside and asked to be seated. Obviously, assumptions were made. All in all, great food but not a great experience this time. Maybe we'll give them another shot next time I'm in the mood for elk.
  34. S

    Steve

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We had 2 parties of family members and tried to combine tables (4 at each) but were not allowed deff so outs having tables open. Some of the orders needed to be adjusted (were off slightly) but were corrected. They handled gluten/celiac well.
  35. VM

    VMDatenight

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! Delicious food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience all around! Unique food and some familiar. Fantastic service!
  37. N

    Neffie

    Atlanta

    184 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Jeremiah was attentive and professional. We ended up moving tables because the party next to us was extremely loud and had no disregard for the other guest there. It was a celebration for us and we paid for an Uber there and back to fully enjoy it but it didn’t feel like we where at an upscale place based on loudness of the guest, we were surprised that no one addressed it. Nonetheless we were already there. It was just an okay experience, probably won’t return. But if you are interested in trying game and different meats come but if not try somewhere place.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sliders were perfect, juicy and flavorful. I had the chili for dinner and it was amazing, a little heat that sneaks up. Churros for dessert were light and crispy with three delicious dipping sauces. Will go back again. Service was great.
  39. AC

    AliciaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I love this restaurant and the food. But we waited 90 minutes in between appetizers and entrees, which is a little excessive. They also sat up right next to the giant party where it was very loud and hard to hear each other, despite many empty tables in the restaurant when we got there, any of which would have been quieter. A+ for food but the entire experience was more like a D, especially compared to the wonderful meals I’ve had there in the past!
  40. C

    Christopher

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Best rack of lamb I’ve ever had! I would also recommend the rabbit and rattlesnake sausage.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin is rated 4.5 stars by 1405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Austin

123 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wild Game, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet available Monday through Saturday $10/vehicle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Love - Chef de Cuisine Josh Neises

  • Entertainment

    Texas Tuesday -- Live Music 6pm-closeHappy Hour all night in bar/lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 368-2821

  • Catering

    Please visit: www.timlovecatering.com for more information. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at Lonesome Dove Austin! We offer a variety of private and semiprivate spaces. For more information, menus and pricing please visit our website at http://lonesomedoveaustin.com/private-dining/

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (512) 271-2474

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