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ALC Steaks

1205 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4130
+1 512-472-1815
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribeye” (31 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1205 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4130
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Told the waiter it was one of my favorite meals of all time! Had Creole chicken with garlic mashers. Sounds like an everyday order but it far surpassed an everyday meal!

Thank meljjr
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thanks for the love! We're so glad you enjoyed your Creole chicken and garlic mashers. I appreciate all your kind words about our place. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Jordan, Manager

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I remember when this restaurant was an enjoyable, welcoming place, with friendly customer service. Sadly, it's changed. I didn't have a $300 dinner tab, I guess.More

Thank Susan M
Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Susan, thanks for coming in with us, however, I'm sorry you weren't too pleased with the service this time around. It sounds like you know us, and have had many past meals with us. It also sounds like this was an off-night. I hope you...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Austin Land and Cattle on IH-35 and 290 dinner was exceptional the steaks were great made perfect to order the baked potatoes were amazing everything was great including the drinks the waiter was on time and friendly and courteous and extremely helpful,...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Mike, thanks for coming in and eating with us -- I'm glad you enjoyed your steak and baked potato! I appreciate all your kind words about our place and atmosphere, too. I hope you come back very soon for more delicious steak! Thank you, Jordan,...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and our first time trying a steakhouse in Austin. I think we were a bit too excited to be trying our first steakhouse in Austin that our expectations where high. Self-parking is available in a shared plaza lot. This place...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thanks for coming in and eating with us -- I'm happy we were your first choice for an Austin steak house. However, I'm sorry you weren't overly blown away with your experience here. Lacking flavor is never how we want to be described, so it's...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a great steakhouse that is not at all like all the other cookie cutter steakhouses out there like Capitol Grille, Del Frisco's and Ruth's Chris. No overbearing servers pushing sides and deserts. Very fine dining, but low key. Steaks prepared perfectly, great cocktails...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thanks for coming in and eating with us -- I'm so glad you enjoyed your food. It sounds like you really enjoyed our restaurant! Nothing makes us happier. I hope you come back again very soon! All the best, Jordan, Manager

Reviewed 19 August 2016

I mostly visit ALC for Happy Hour, which runs M-F, 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The service is great, and the HH prices can't be beat for the level of food you get. My favorite (and sometimes I've ordered 2 of them) is the beef sashimi. Served...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Judy, thanks for being such a loyal happy hour customer! I'm thrilled to know you have become a regular, and enjoy so many delicious meals when you come in. You have a great favorite appetizer in the beef sashimi, too. I hope you come back...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016

On the advice of a friend, we had dinner at ALC this past Saturday for the first time. We showed up without reservations and were seated immediately. The service all evening was top notch. My husband had the Spinach Salad to start and was more...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

I'm glad you had such a good time with us during your most recent trip to eat with us! I'm pumped you enjoyed your chicken fried sirloin so much, and that your husband liked his spinach salad, too. I hope you come back again on...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016

To start, Austin Land & Cattle is a very good Austin steakhouse, and I've sent many of my employees here on rewards and they have loved it every time, begging to go back, even when offered other more expensive restaurants, so I had to try...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Brandon, thanks for your very detailed and thorough review! It's clear you had a great dinner with your wife -- awesome choices on your beginners and mains. I'm so glad you both enjoyed your steaks as much as you did. I'm sorry you weren't too...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

On a family visit to Austin came here for a reasonably priced steak. The steaks and lobster tails did not disappoint. But I went with chili-rubbed grilled pork chops and they were outstanding. You get one side which is nice in a steakhouse. At so...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Vincent, thanks for coming in and eating with us! I'm so pumped you had a great steak and lobster tail. It sounds like you and your family had such a nice time. Thanks for making us part of your recent trip to Austin! Hope you...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

I've been thinking about whether to write this review or not and finally decided this experience should be told to future potential customers. ALC has been my favorite steak house in Austin since it's founding in 1993. It was my go to place for celebrations,...More

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Catherine M, Owner at ALC Steaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience with us. It sounds like you have been a very loyal customer over the years, so it's upsetting to know you left with such a sour taste in your mouth. That said, I'm not sure what...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4130
    (12th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-1815
  • E-mail
Description
Enjoy a delicious steak and a taste of Austin. You haven’t experienced the best of Austin until you've been to ALC Steaks. The capitol city's only independent, family-owned steakhouse serves sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef the way Austinites have loved it for over 19 years. From our rich, antique wooden bar to our relaxing, unpretentious dining room, everything about us says, "welcome." Our exceptional service and genuine hospitality are as inviting as the many signature items on our menu. Tonight's the perfect evening to discover something else great about Austin.
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