ALC Steaks is an Austin OG and has been winning the steak game since 1993. They offer a variety cuts from rib eye to porterhouse in a relatively casual environment. Because we like to do things differently round these parts, they offer homemade steak sauces to augment their meat mastery. Gorgonzola butter, Maker’s Mark bourbon sauce and jalapeño blue cheese are a few of the add-ons. You can also “enhance” your steak by choosing a certain style—Oscar (jumbo lump crab, spicy hollandaise) or ALC (crusted with peppercorn and blue cheese). Non-steak eaters might opt for ahi tuna, muscovy duck or one of their beautiful salads. For a more affordable night, hit up the Monday through Friday, 5pm to 7pm, happy hour. With $6 martinis and a heavily discounted bar menu, it’s one of the best in the city.
We love our meat in Austin, and while we're famous for the stuff that comes from the pit (check out our guide to the best BBQ in Austin if that's your thing), our Austin steakhouses are some of the finest odes to the cow in Texas. Rib eyes, filet mignon, tomahawk, sirloin, NY strip and wagyu hold sway over many a menu in town and we wouldn’t have it any other way—getting a taste of some of that action should be near the top of your list of things to do in Austin. Whether you’re looking for charred, crusted, topped, smothered, slathered, buttered or blue, there’s an Austin steakhouse willing to oblige your deepest carnivorous desires. And of course, a set of great bars in Austin to wash it all down at once you're done. Bib up, and get eating.