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ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle), Austin, TX

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.6
4.6
2157 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Enjoy a delicious steak and a taste of Austin. You haven’t experienced the best of Austin until you have been to ALC Steaks. The capitol city's only independent, family-owned steakhouse serving sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef the way Austinites have loved it since 1993! From our rich, antique wooden bar to our relaxing, unpretentious dining room, everything about us says, Welcome to Austin! Our exceptional service and genuine hospitality are as inviting as the many signature items on our menu. Tonight is the perfect evening to discover something else great about Austin.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 472-1813

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Mertens

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private areas available for groups of 10 to 35 guests. We can offer our regular dinner menu, or we will happily assist you in designing a delicious dinner that is appropriate for any affair and print your custom menu for your guests to select from. We can also provide flowers and assist with wine selection.

  • Private party contact

    Theresa Mertens: (512) 472-1813

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    12th Street & N Lamar Blvd

  • Parking details

    There is parking available in front of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I was expecting a more elevated ambiance but was a lot more casual than I anticipated. The food and service was excellent.
  2. BC

    BettyC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Steak was ordered medium rare—served medium at best. Shrimp cocktail had 4 shrimp, not served on ice and with sauces so spicy they were inedible—very poor quality compared to an identically priced shrimp cocktail at an upscale steakhouse in Portland, OR just two days prior to this visit to ALC. That shrimp cocktail had more shrimp, larger shrimp, was served on ice and all placed on dry ice for a stunning presentation. Current ALC prices are not warranted by the food or presentation. The bread was the only part of the meal that was outstanding.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a lovely evening , service was impeccable
  4. SB

    SoBlak

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I wasn't too pleased with the surf and turf filet needs to be bigger. Over priced for what we ate sorry won't be going back
  5. SC

    SunnyC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time!!
  6. KN

    KateN

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took 3 people who have never been and it was so wonderful. The experience was one they had never had before
  7. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second Time visiting. Still excellent food and service. Parking sucks "LOL" But that's not on you.
  8. EB

    ElizabethB

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The charm of this favorite date night place dimmed a little when we encountered two tough steaks on our plates last night. My NY Strip was cooked correctly to order and started out on the narrow end as fairly tender, but as I worked my way up to the wider end it became tougher and had some gristle. My husband didn’t even bother trying to eat the last half of his steak.
  9. LT

    LindseyT

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    A wonderful old Austin spot for good steaks and a nice but not fussy experience. Service was very attentive at beginning of meal but waned towards the end.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Best service ever!
  11. D

    Dinner

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed the dark semiprivate atmosphere. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. They had a good selection of food in steaks as well as seafood, chicken and salads. The wine list was extensive along with other adult beverages. We really enjoyed our dinner.
  12. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were outstanding. Have celebrated our Anniversary here for about 20 years. Missed the pandemic years.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Why ask if it’s a special occasion if the restaurant isn’t going to acknowledge it? Very disappointing that it was not acknowledged. The food and service was five star, but the noice in the back room was loud and distracting. We could not hear each other talk. It was not an enjoyable experience. Before CoVid this was our go to restaurant for special occasions. With no acknowledgement of special occasion and loud noise, we may not return.
  14. SA

    SteveA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Not a great start to the experience. First sit down to water glasses on the table that were not very clean, waiter changed them out but one of the new glasses was even dirtier than the first round. Waiter brought a new clean glass and was good. We were asked if we wanted drinks and we asked about some wine recommendations and the waiter was not real informative or helpful in making or recommending a wine to try. We finally settled on one and it was good. Ordered steaks and mine, ordered medium came out more like a rare, so requested to throw it back on for a bit. It came back and was done just right. All the food was good, but for the overall price of the evening I would have to say I was a little disappointed for my dining choice for the evening.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The server made sure we had everything we needed. We were able to easily park. Food arrived quickly!
  16. R

    Rico

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We typically choose ALC for our special occasions. Due to COVID, it had been a while since we were there. As always, great steaks, drinks, and desserts. There was a large and boisterous party in the dining area adjacent to our table, but the staff attempted to keep a noise barrier closed for the duration of our stay, which helped quite a bit with being able to conduct (and hear) our conversations.
  17. NG

    NikkiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! We ordered the porter house and it certainly did not disappoint. Fun to go with a small group to get different apps and sides and share!
  18. MJ

    MarkJ

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All food was good, Drinks could have been better for the price, ambiance was good, service was good.
  19. KF

    KFMM

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! ALC is always a favorite!
  20. JC

    JessicaC

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our steaks and sides were delicious as well as the starter bread and butter. I had ordered a caesar salad with the homemade dressing (love a good homemade caesar) and assumed it was a creamy caesar. I assumed wrong and when I asked our server about it, I received a condescending response that not all caesar dressings are creamy and he could give me ranch instead. If I was interested in a ranch dressing, I would have ordered a house salad with ranch. It would have been nice to be given a heads up that the caesar dressing was oil based and not cream based. This was the only off putting part of or dinner.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Fruit flies EVERYWHERE. The food wasn’t what I remembered from a few years ago
  22. JR

    JackieR

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The restaurant was over-run with gnats that got into our food, water, and wine. The restaurant acknowledged the problem but only replaced our drinks and comped our to-go dessert despite a miserable experience of us spending the entire meal picking gnats out of our food. Despite the food being pretty good, we won’t be back.
  23. DT

    DanT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Ribeye was perfect and all else great too.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Austin. The setting it intimate and the food and service has always been exceptional. It was my wife’s birthday dinner and team made us feel very special. Thank you Joe!!!
  25. DF

    DavidF

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than the nameplate steakhouses in town like Perry’s.
  26. C

    Clark

    Austin

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at ALC quite often. The food is great and the service is awesome. We like to eat in the bar area that is a great and historic part of the Austin political scene. We meet some really great characters there and always enjoy the atmosphere
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Food was mediocre. Salads were drenched in dressing, service was rushed. Noise level was ridiculous.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great porterhouse steak we shared. ALC house sauce was delicious on it. Sides and appetizers were fantastic too.
  29. TW

    TonyW

    Austin

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALC Steaks is an Austin legend. Best steaks in Austin. The fried mushrooms are amazing as an appetizer and I love the huge Gulf Shrimp as my main dinner. I gave up beef this year. My wife still loves the steaks. Overall, one of our favorites. The server, who has been there since I started going in the mid 2000s is always friendly and remembers us and is always top notch.
  30. H

    Holly

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly amazing evening. Special thanks to our server who gave us fantastic and unforgettable service. The food and everything else did not miss a beat!
  31. DV

    DonnaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    For starters our server Tarik was excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable. We were a party of 5 had 4 steaks and I ordered the lobster tail. It was enormous and delicious 14oz! All the steaks were cooked to temp sides were yummy as was desert.
  32. K

    Kkl1010

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience for our anniversary dinner. Food, drinks and service were all amazing!
  33. T

    Torigee

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always great, wine and cocktails very reasonably priced. It was a little warm inside, that’s all I could give feedback on. I’ll be back!
  34. RJ

    RickJ

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    In need of a remodel or just finish the one they started. Prices were too high for the overall vibe.
  35. RG

    RickG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I ordered my steak rare the friend I went with ordered his blue and they got it backwards. Mine was a Wagyu ribeye that was a bit sinewy, my lobster tail was overcooked, when do you have to saw through lobster like it's a cheap steak? The waiter became very inattentive when they got busy, dropped off the dessert menu and didn't ask if we wanted anything for 10mins so we just asked for the check which took another 5-10mins to get checked out. For all the rave reviews this place gets I was VERY DISAPPOINTED for the amount of money it cost, I will not be returning there are far better places to eat a steak dinner.
  36. SS

    StuartS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Nice atmosphere but last night it was quite noisy.
  37. MO

    MattieO

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we received excellent service. The food was delicious. It is always a pleasure to dine at ALC. the food
  38. G

    George

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was outstanding! Service was a little less than desirable. Had an empty drink most of the night.
  39. FS

    FinnS

    Amarillo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food as always was excellent. I forget that unlike most places when you orders a rare steak, ALC actually sends out a rare steak. Wine list was excellent and the service attentive.
  40. l

    luv2dine

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALC is dependable for a great steak dinner and fabulous wine list. The bar is also a great place for drinks, bar food, and ambience. It's quiet, service is excellent, and easy to book at the last minute. One can add seafood, order vegetarian platter if preferred, and choose among interesting salads, appetizers and desserts. They accommodate gluten intolerant needs perfectly.

FAQs

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 472-1813.

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle) is rated 4.6 stars by 2157 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 20 times today
Google Map for ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

1205 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th Street & N Lamar Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is parking available in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Mertens

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 472-1813

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private areas available for groups of 10 to 35 guests. We can offer our regular dinner menu, or we will happily assist you in designing a delicious dinner that is appropriate for any affair and print your custom menu for your guests to select from. We can also provide flowers and assist with wine selection.

  • Private party contact

    Theresa Mertens: (512) 472-1813

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