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

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

4.6
4.6
2401 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
You haven't experienced the best of Austin until you've been to ALC Steaks at 12th and Lamar. For truly remarkable steaks served with a generous helping of Austin attitude, visit the Capitol city's only independent, family owned steakhouse. Serving sizzling, hand-cut, aged beef and great friends the way Austinites have loved it since 1993.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 472-1813
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

What 2,401 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

2,401 Reviews
  1. GlendaG

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening! It was my husband’s 75 birthday and every dish was fantastic !

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  2. Danny

    New Mexico

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4
    A great place for steaks and all the trimmings. Always excellent food and service.

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  3. BrentM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The restaurant is old Austin in the best ways! Not many left like this atmosphere. Great food and generous spirits!!

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  4. RonK

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5
    I find detailed reviews over a single meal to be overly much

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5
    Service and atmosphere was amazing, most of the food was bland wasn’t much taste, but prepared well! The steak was great but the sides not so much.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We love ALC and have been coming here for special occasions for years! The food was fantastic! Both of our steaks (aged 60 days NY Strip and the Porterhouse) were cooked to perfection based on our requests. Our drinks were delicious! Our server, John, was awesome - so personable, kind, quick with refills, knowledgeable about the menu - AND he became our link to updates on the game when he found out we were fans! So fun and another wonderful experience at ALC!

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  7. gjman65

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    It was excellent as always. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the service was attentive.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5
    I had a filet mignon cooked at a perfect medium temp with fries and let me tell you, I want more. The alcoholic drink Hello Darkness was beautiful and tasty as well.

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  9. Kate

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Our dinner was absolutely amazing! We have lived in Austin for over 3 years and always say we are going to visit ALC and I am so glad we did. The drinks, food, and ambiance were amazing! Highly recommend!

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  10. Calloway

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    An Austin classic. My favorite place to go for a special occasion. Great food, great service

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  11. CourtneyH

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3
    Steaks were great, appetizers were okay, drinks were poor. Dessert was burnt.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    This was our first time at ALC, it was very nice, service was wonderful, food was delicious, we will definitely come back, thank you.

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  13. AmandaH

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3
    The restaurant was empty, so it was a little awkward. I felt the hostess seemed put off by our arrival, but our server was quite accommodating.

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  14. Truemese

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5
    Always a great place to eat. Service is always fast and good. Thanks!

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  15. GerardoA

    Miami - Dade

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Amazing restaurant! Amazing food and excellent service!!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and the overall experience was superb. We will definitely be back!

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  17. JessicaC

    Austin

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    We brought some friends here for their first time and they loved it. Our server John was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable about the menu!

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  18. Graymatter

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3
    Noise level was deafening.. Friend said his filet was very good and cooked perfectly.. Appetizers were all very creative and tasty… I had the Black and Blue Steak salad. Steak was flavorful but had significant amount of gristle. Went through a hand full of toothpicks before having to stop at CVS for dental floss .

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  19. WillR

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Hands down my favorite steakhouse in Texas and IT IS LOCAL - Austin's very own! An Austin Gem, unlike the stiff crusty steak generic steakhouses. A+ staff - they are so accommodating. Their new fall drink menu has some fun spins on cocktails I have never tried before. Then of course - their steaks - oh my - so good. Lots of choices for all level of appetites and they always cook it perfectly. Sides are easy and big enough to share so you can get a taste of multiple. Last but not least - save some space for their pies - this is a must for me. Their traditional pecan pie with ice cream or their new blueberry pie are my recommendations to friends and family when they go there. Long of the short - stop doing the same old boring corporate steak houses - go to a family owned spot where you see regulars at the bar, kind people who work there and of course kickass grub.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3
    Server was great. But, we had a 7:30 reservation but were not seated until 8:30. Beef quality was not “steakhouse” quality. Better ribeye in an HEB value pack.

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  21. JCandDOU

    Austin

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4
    My ribeye was just ok. One steak was ordered medium rare and came out raw. It needed to be sent back twice. The sides were delicious as were the deserts and cocktails. Underwhelming and not as good as I remembered.

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  22. Notaveganyogini

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Love love love this old school old Austin restaurant!

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  23. Witte

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5
    Our waiter, David, I believe his name was, was very attentive. The food and drinks are good as always. There was a new item, the onion pie that needed the onions, a little bit more caramelized, but otherwise perfect as always.

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  24. MariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent as always! Visiting for over 12 years, and the experience is consistent!

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  25. Brad

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great service. The food was flavorful and good portions.

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  26. KellyN

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Everyone was so nice and accommodating! The food was amazing!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    We had my sister’s birthday here! Everyone had a wonderful time most of all my sister! It was a great celebration of life, we nearly lost her two years ago. The best place for a birthday dinner. Service was impeccable!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4
    Server was very attentive and we enjoyed the appetizers (fried oysters, cremini mushrooms) and sides (Mac & cheese, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes). The gulf shrimp was average. The tomahawk steak was a disappointing (didn’t come out cut for us, rougher meat to cut and chew)

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  29. MArc

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Enjoyed our meal. I will definitely return.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4
    Steak was dry, no color and the asparagus was way overcooked and soggy. Have been here probably 10 times. Seems it gets worse each time. However the service was really good. The hostess was friendly and the waiter was also very good.

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  31. StevenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent food. Laid-back ambience but still deliveries food & service that is as good or better than most of the more expensive upscale steak houses. Food & drinks came out quickly. Excellent date night spot if you’re craving a delicious steak in the laid-back atmosphere.

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  32. KevinW

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1
    Wow - really gone downhill since early 2000’s. So much competition in town should be better. Steak was dry even though cooked correctly. Cocktails were flavorless. Service was good - waiter was great but the table change out next to us was slamming chairs and seeming ready to be off work. This place used to be the best - needs a serious makeover in all areas.

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  33. vc48

    Austin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    Service was wonderful and food cooked just right. Server was very attentive to our needs.

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  34. DawnB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Our server was great! The food was delicious as always.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Really terrific dining experience. Will return next time I am in Austin. Super relaxed and casual and the foot was amazing

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  36. BryannaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The 36oz Tomahawk was the best steak I have ever had! The flavor was phenomenal and so tender! Also the lemon Italian crème cake was the best dessert I have ever had. Very moist and full of flavor. Our waiter was very nice and helpful as well! Highly recommend!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3
    Everything about the place was average. Nothing special at all. Quality and taste was just ok.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great food and an awesome server. Drinks were great as well.

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  39. MarcosP

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    First time back at an Austin icon. Still a very good steak and great service. Throw in a solid wine/drink list and you’ve got a great evening.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    10/10 will be back again. Sides and sauces were out of this world! And the steak was to die for of course. The lobster tail is worth the splurge!

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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 2401 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 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

1205 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    12th Street & N Lamar Blvd
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • 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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