Austin Land & Cattle Company

(512) 472-1813 | View Website

1205 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions   78703

30.277192 -97.751243

Open Hours

Sun. � Thurs.: 5:30pm to 10pm, Fri. & Sat.: 5:30pm to 11pm, HAPPY HOUR: Mon. � Fri.: 5pm to 7pm

 
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From The Owners of Austin Land & Cattle Company

Austin landmark steakhouse proves that a spartan atmosphere can be saved by friendly service and superbly grilled cuts of meat.

Menu
Drunken Shrimp Cocktail, Classic Escargot, Shiner Bock Battered Mushrooms, Seared Ahi Tuna, Buffalo Lamb Chops, Air Dried Beef Prosciutto, New Mexico Green Chiles, Prime Beef Sashimi, Spicy Sirloin Soup, Sweet Potato Clam Chowder... more

Reviews for Austin Land & Cattle Company

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Great food, terrible service. :( – The food here is delicious. The service was atrocious.

This is one of the only locally owned steak houses in town! I brought a group of international work colleagues here for Texas steaks, and all I can say is, it was absolutely the worst service I've ever experienced in a restaurant.

We were a fairly big group, but mature, and reasonable. When we had to flag the waiter down, or send someone into the other room to find him, to order more wine, it was a bad sign. Long story short, I would never take a group in there again- I was charged with entertaining, as the local, and I was tremendously embarrassed at the lack of care the waiter gave us. It was really unfortunate.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic Steak and wonderful Ambiance – Once again, this proves to be one of my favorites in Austin. It is a great alternative to the pricier restaurants that have all the sides a la carte (Eddie Vs, Perrys, Three Forks, etc). Try the Ribeye with the Makers Mark Bourbon sauce! Simply delicious!

Recommends
over a year ago

Austin landmark steakhouse proves that a spartan atmosphere can be saved by friendly service and superbly grilled cuts of meat. – In Short
This restaurant features traditional steakhouse style with a slight hint of Spanish colonial flair in tiled floors and exposed wooden beams. Smaller, more intimate dining areas with a few tables each ring a central dining room, an ideal setup for the business casual clientele and couples on a date. Hand-cut aged steaks highlight the menu, which is rounded out with homemade soups, salads, pasta and poultry. The deep-fried mushroom appetizer is battered in Shiner Bock beer and is enough for four. Several cuts of steak are sizzled to perfection, with a hefty 22-ounce bone-in ribeye being the worthy house specialty. Dessert options include a subtle creme brulee for two.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The way I called a coffe urn was not an inappropriate word. & there were no glitches in my Name It section. – The middle of the week in towne for my mothers birthday & that is how our delightful evening started, in a restuarant I'm familiar with from long ago & that when ever in town frequented with great anticipation.The decor had little change,but there's restuarants & bars in New Orleans & other parts of the world I've frequented, that haven't changed in 300 to 500 years.Aaaah that in & of itself is the ambiance I seek.Our hors de vours (appetizers I believe some may call them) were right on the money & seemed foreign in someway.Spain, Mid East, zesty, tangy, fresh & just as I'd requsted of my 2 seperate orders & most importantly to be at least 30 minutes completed before I even look at the dinner menu.The bread,hot,fresh, moist ready for the melted dipping butter with thinly sliced & crushed garlic & finely chopped challots that I requested prior to its arrival.As usual wherever my spouse & I dine we order widely different menus,so as to hafu.(share delightfully with loved ones, family & friends).And this night was the norm, we ordered way too much at the start, & Her large ribeye well done without being burnt, was superbly flamed to her satisfaction & didn't have to be sent back as is generally done 50% of the time.How anyone can ruin a graded cut of meat by cooking it so, is beyond my comprehension. but others say the same about the medium turn done to my graded cuts, which this sitting was large New Yorker, backed up by baby carrots, steamed to almost perfection.Had to add my signature by having our waiter bring me a pinch of cinamin.{I'll have to say,raised in Hereford on a working farm,where the first whitefaced beef stayed upon landing in the US. I think I know my meat, if its put upon a skillet, better be castiron cleaned only by salt & fire or a grill over flames of mesquite,pecan or oak.Our desert was texas pecans (pie) & cake alamode with a fresh coffee carafe, honey & real cream.Only one other I allow to cook my graded cuts,my dear friend, "Chef Ramone" Nuff

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not Impressed – I usually would rather not review than give a bad review, but I went here a few weeks ago. It was OK as far as my steak flavor and service, but after a recent dinner at Finn & Porter, I can't help but observe that some of the steakhouses in Austin have some catching up to do.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I don't get it – I have heard good things about this place and was finally able to try it last week. I have to say - I don't get all the hype. My steak was overcooked, the steak fries were super greasy and too salty and the atmosphere is nothing to get excited about.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome Steaks – Great atmosphere, courtesy and prompt staff, EXCELLENT STEAKS! We had the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfect specifications. The baked potato and tuna titaki was great too!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great atmosphere and delicious steaks – We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the steaks were some of the best we have had in years. We highly recommend it.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Decent Food - Shitiskay service – AYTX(shit-for-brains) svcks. ALCC is ok but service suckisy. If you're even close to thinking Outkast Steakhouse is comparable, please eat there (it makes Euthenasia easier) If you've chuckled, then you know better. ATX-hippy-that-quotes 10-year-old-airport-codes, eat at Subway - apparently you'll never know the difference.

The service was BS (1 fiver gets you seated early!?!?!?) but food was decent to excellent. Comparative to a place that svcks as hard as Outback, ALCC was worth every penny despitethe inequitable "eating arrangement". (btw, Karma is 2X payback)

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good enough – ALC succeeds at being an above-average steakhouse from the Carter era. It's a cut above the terminally trashy Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse, but I'm not sure it would beat a good night at Outback. Hopefully this Austin mainstay will breathe some new air before it's too late.

Their steaks dinners go for $20-32 a person. Quality of meat was good (8/10). Skill of cooking was fair (7/10). Ambiance is clean but vaguely stale and trapped in 1978.

Service was fundamentally sound, friendly if dopey at times. If you like your steakhouse waitress in the cleavage-bearing variety (yes, and who doesn't?) you may get lucky here.

Sides were a little above mediocre. Mashed potatoes were ho-hum. Wilted spinach was satisfactory but could have used a splash of lemon and ground pepper. The julienne steamed carrots were excellent - sweet and firm, just below the the point of being crispy, with a good coating of butter.

Our appetizers didn't impress. The beer battered mushrooms arrived hot, but Betty Botter needs a better batter -- it was a bland as could be. I don't know why I thought "chicken-fried escargot" would be a good idea; it wasn't. Both came with a ramekin of chipotle mayonnaise I've often encountered in office cafeterias.

The Caesar salad dressing was a pleasant surprise - it was light, tangy, and tasted fresh, mixed with real shredded parmesan. The lettuce hailed from the whiter parts of the romaine; it is best enjoyed as a small side.

The steaks were fine. In the American tradition, the smallest size available was 10 oz, more than appropriate for most men and nearly all women. Though cooked well, they were served on cool plates and quickly cooled themselves. There was no option for fresh ground pepper presented (!).

The side rolls were the kind that you'd get at a hotel luncheon - no taste, no texture. ALC should take a cue from Outback and do something fun with the bread. The carrots were truly good. But who comes to a steakhouse for the carrots?

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