Vince Young Steakhouse

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Vince Young Steakhouse is a chic, inviting and local Austin, Texas fine dining restaurant. We serve the finest steaks, wines and desserts in a downtown lively atmosphere with exceptional service. No matter what the occasion; a romantic dinner for two, an important business meeting or gathering your family around the table, at Vince Young Steakhouse, we look forward to providing you with an exceptional dining experience.

From tantalizing appetizers, to delicious entrees and decadent desserts, at Vince Young Steakhouse food is our number one priority. We constantly search out only the finest ingredients, and try to stay as local and seasonal as possible. Our menu is meant to excite your mind, indulge your senses and most of all, be enjoyed by those around the table.
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JG
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a place to unwind and have a nice dinner. Everything from the service, food, and ambiance was fabulous!

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JB
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We were so looking forward to trying this restaurant but were very disappointed. Our reservation was a 5:00 PM but the valet wasn't there yet so we just parked and told the hostess that they could send the valet to get our keys. Our waiter took them to the valet but then one of them came in asking for our keys. Strange start. We started with the charcuterie plate which was actually excellent. We asked the waiter for more bread which we never got, my husband ordered a salad which he never got. He ordered the rib eye which was tough and chewy and their steak knives are not very sharp which made cutting the steak difficult. My filet was tender but still not easy to cut with the dull steak knife. Both steaks were properly cooked but nothing outstanding. The mushrooms were nothing special but the brussel sprouts were great. Our waiter was attentive and friendly but all in all it was a disappointing night out.

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DM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Our waiter was very attentive and extremely helpful, the support staff was equally as exceptional. The steaks were tender, very tasteful. The sides were perfectly prepared. It was easy to get to and we would recommend it to anyone traveling to Austin to visit and enjoy the experience. We will definitely return when we visit Austin again.

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NT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, waiter and most of all food. I would like to add the waiter communicated and checked on us without us feeling like he was sitting with us.

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TE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding way to celebrate Mother’s Day! I really appreciated it.

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AH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The steak was delicious. But I felt it was overpriced, just my opinion. But overall the atmosphere was nice.

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JK
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its all about the personalized service and attention to detail. The hostess calls to confirm the reservation and details of the reservation. Drinks at the bar, no pressure to be seated. Wait staff friendly, knowledgeable, and unobtrusive. Perfectly aged and prepared steaks - the best in Austin. Exceptional!

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SK
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting and attractive decor. Missed pictures of Vince Young in action though. Food and service were excellent. It was a lovely dining experience to celebrate my 80th birthday.

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S
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last time we visited Vince Young’s steakhouse, we had tickets to see Jeff Dunham at the Erwin Center. The portions were so large that I had to leave about half my steak on the plate, an absolute tragedy, seeing as how it’s the BEST steak in Austin. This time we brought friend to experience the mouthwatering fare. My wife has some food allergies, and the waiter came back time after time with questions and suggestions, and his service was impeccable. We all had steaks, my friend Simon took his first bite and his eyes rolled back in his head, and all he said was, Wow! Oh my....Another converted steak eater. We had the quail and lobster rolls as an appetizer, then I got to eat my entire steak, with very generous sides. Try the bacon with corn. Trust me. We followed up with wonderful desserts, and my friend told me he had been cooking steaks in various ways for 30 years, and never had gotten the fantastic flavor of his ribeye like he had here. Again, they are the absolutely best steaks in Austin. Period.

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CS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. Service was excellent. Nice wine list.

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l
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guest was late and our waiter was very nice to not rush us.

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d
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For most expensive restaurants, I'll think, "Yeah, it's good. We'll come back, but not often because of the price." I'll come back because the food is excellent. Expensive, but excellent." We had great steaks, scallops and a wedge salad. Just excellent!

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L
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Excellent steak, a little pricey for quality, average place to hang out.

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DW
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish everything was perfect - all the food, the staff was amazing, and our waiter was spectacular. It couldn’t have been better!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I'm in Austin for a few days on business. I brought my husband along to tack on a quick vacation/late anniversary. It's our first time in Austin and our concierge recommended Jeffrey's, but they were booked so we ended up here as it's a short walk from the Fairmont.

The steaks were solid. Not the best I've ever had but good. I ordered the "Perfect 10", an American-Waygu ribeye. It was good but a little tough around the outer edges. My husband ordered the 22oz bone-in ribeye. It was well-trimmed and had decent flavor but was under-seasoned. He added sautéed mushrooms. They had good flavor but may as well have been canned given the texture. The creamed horseradish was entirely devoid of flavor and worth skipping, especially given the extra charge.

We ordered the steakhouse potatoes as a side and they were solid. Nothing to write home about. The crab cake was the standout of the evening. Large chunks of lump crab, a nice crust in top, good seasoning and a bright sauce. I would definitely eat that again.

I ordered a whiskey sour. It was obviously made with sour mix and not fresh lime, it lacked egg whites and came with a maraschino cherry. Maybe this is a Texas thing? I only ordered the one.

The service was fine but not great. Our water glasses sat empty for upwards of 10 minutes. The food was fairly slow despite it being dead and a Thursday. They brought out a complimentary desert for our anniversary which was very kind. It was a rich but delicious floorless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. It took a while for the check. The server also kept calling me "my lady" which I found uncomfortable. He was otherwise pleasant.

Would I come here again? Not likely. I left well-fed but not really wowed. Having eaten at many other steakhouses across the country, Vince Young felt like something you'd find in a high-end mall but nothing I'd go out of my way for.

Our total with tip was a little over $220.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good customer service.

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Austin
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vince Young’s was great as always. They never disappoint from the food to the service. Best Steakhouse in Austin hands down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary, took a while to get our bottle of wine. But after that service was on point!!

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D
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service as always for our business meeting dinner. Highly recommend. Had the pleasure of meeting Vince Young as well as he was gracious to take a pic with our group.

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I both had the 12 oz filet mignon. It was without a doubt the finest either of us have ever had. I had broccolini as a side, my daughter had asparagus with bearnaisse and both were delicious. I highly recommend the Burnt Orange-tini for those who imbibe. Wonderful drink. Desserts were superb as well. Can't go wrong for a special occasion!!!

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VR
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and fabulous food. It was my birthday and they brought me dessert. Very nice touch.

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A
Austin
83 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous experience. Delicious food and wine. We constantly notice the philanthropy at numerous benefits by this locally owned restaurant. Not only are you guys generous, your place is beautiful and your food is delicious. You are the REAL thing!

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A
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in town visiting and wanted a nice classic steak dinner. We were not disappointed. Table was romantic. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. I didn’t have room for dessert but we split one and it was perfect. Drinks were also top notch. Vince Young is everything you’d expect from a quality steakhouse. Well, at least for a non-Texan (Philadelphians). Haha.

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Like it’s namesake, this restaurant is a shell of its former self.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and restaurant, but had to ask multiples times for refills before receiving them

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AG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the staff and food were fantastic. Great splurge for a date night!

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CS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for an early dinner and stayed in the bar for happy hour. The food and service were first-rate and the prices fantastic. We will be back when we are in Austin next year!

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VM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

This was our first time, sat us by the restroom (yes, we had reservations). The food was very mediocre. Surprised they did not have a dress code. Several people walking around in shorts, T-shirts and hats on. Was very disappointed. It was my husbands birthday and I felt terrible that I suggested we ear here. Oh well...

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DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was fabulous! Our waiter was awesome! The atmosphere was really nice! We will be returning soon!

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Used to love to eat here but food quality way down. Won’t be back.

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JD
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. My filet was cooked exactly how I odered.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent! Great place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Definitely worth the drive from San Antonio, the service was wonderful.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing especially the bone-in ribeye as well as the caesar salad. It was great to meet up have conversations and the service was very quick.

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SW
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Vince Young's the past 3 years to celebrate my birthday. Each time I come the service by Aris has been outstanding and our food has been delicious.

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d
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Seemed a bit pricey. Very nice staff. The creamed spinach was outstanding but the prime ribeye was too salty.

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Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there with some friends for my husband's birthday and we had a phenomenal time. The steaks were buttery and juicy and the scallops with tender and flavor full. The food was just a wonderful delight. And for the drinks, on point. I don't think that there was a drink ordered that wasn't enjoyed thoroughly. The waiter was so attentive and friendly. He paid attention to each and everyone of us to make sure that we didn't want for anything , especially the birthday man. We will definitely make this a Gathering Place when we had back to Austin.

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k
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle was amazing! We’ve eaten at Vince Young’s many times and so far we’ve had Kyle twice and absolutely enjoy having him as our server! 10 STARS!

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FP
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always celebrate our special occasions and after longhorns games here it's just incredible.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vince Young Steakhouse was so elegant and our dinner was delicious. We’re from the East Coast and were really hoping for an awesome Texas steak - we did not leave disappointed. The burnt orange cocktail was also delicious. I would absolutely go back and would recommend this place.

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DS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott gave us excellent service, and the food was delicious!

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