The Best Steakhouses in Austin
It’s hard to beat a tender and delicious steak, and Austin has plenty of wonderful steakhouses serving delectable meat with signature sides and decadent desserts. Make a reservation at one of our top picks for a luxurious night out below.
1603 South Congress Ave.
A modern take on the steakhouse, Maie Day celebrates the joy of eating incredible food with friends and family. Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek, the restaurateur behind Olamaie and Little Ola’s Biscuits, is cooking up chophouse classics like the Big Pork Chop, Ribeye and Prime Rib. Don’t skimp on the sides, which range from the Bodacious Bloomin’ Onion to the Creamed Kale. Order it all to share with your table before finishing the meal with the intensely decadent Texas Chocolate Cake.
Dean’s Italian Steakhouse
110 East 2nd St.
Steakhouse classics and Italian favorites come together to create the best of both worlds at Dean’s Italian Steakhouse, located inside the downtown JW Marriott. Impeccable service and an expansive wine list contribute to the unforgettable dining experience that is Dean’s. The Veranda is a companion to the Dean’s dining room, serving up a pared-down menu of food, drinks and happy hour specials.
Estância Brazilian Steakhouse
10000 Research Blvd., Suite B
Come one, come all to Estância Brazilian Steakhouse, where guests can take in a continuous tableside service of fire-roasted meat, amazing side dishes and a gourmet salad bar. The flavors of Brazil will please your palate as you enjoy a taste of everything during this one-of-a-kind experience. Visit for brunch to try all the churrasco items, plus Brazilian sausage, baked goods, flan and more.
303 Colorado St.
Locals may think of Red Ash as their top pick for handmade pastas — which are completely delectable and worth ordering — but don’t sleep on their locally-sourced premium meats, cut in-house daily and served with roasted shallot butter. The main attraction in the dining room is the custom-built wood-burning grill, oven and plancha that releases red ash, the inspiration behind the restaurant’s name. It is tough to get a reservation, but this place is buzzy for a reason.
J. Carver’s Oyster Bar and Chop House
509 Rio Grande St.
From the same team behind Red Ash comes J. Carver’s Oyster Bar and Chop House. Market fresh oysters, prime fish and grilled steaks are waiting for you at this downtown hotspot, an elevated and intimate space with food from owner and Chef John Carver. With elegant dishes and stylish interior design, a meal at J. Carver’s is a cut above the rest.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
123 West 6th St.
Chef Tim Love opened his first Lonesome Dove in Fort Worth before bringing the concept to Austin as well. This is the spot to try more unique types of meat, including Montana Bison Ribeye, Elk Loin and Wild Boar Ribs, but the more typical hand-cut steaks are delicious as well.
1205 North Lamar Blvd.
ALC Steaks, also known as Austin Land & Cattle, has been in the steakhouse game for 30 years. The independent, family-owned restaurant opened its doors in 1993, bringing an Austin-inspired attitude to hand-cut aged beef and fresh seafood, served in a more casual environment than most steakhouses offer.
1204 West Lynn St.
An unparalleled date night destination, Jeffrey’s is a fine dining gem in the heart of Clarksville. Open from 4:30 to 11 p.m. daily, the French American eatery boasts steaks that are aged and cut by Lone Star Meats in Austin, then grilled and roasted over live oak and finished in a piping hot broiler. Polish it all off with a grand finale of the Dulce De Leche Soufflé — you won’t be disappointed.
101 Red River St.
Garrison brings the smoke in their open flame kitchen. The menu is finely curated by Executive Chef Jakub Czyszczon, who claims Garrison’s 24 Oz. Prime Porterhouse is the best steak in town. No matter what their entree choice is, diners should complete their meal with the incredible Tater Tots with black truffle. Recognized as a Forbes 4-Star rated restaurant, Garrison is an ideal locale for a special occasion or upscale date night tucked inside the Fairmont Austin.
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd.
Steiner Ranch offers a straight-up steakhouse experience steeped in history. A stunning view of Lake Travis contributes to the ambience in the three-story building, which also features an epic wine cellar. All Steiner steaks are broiled to order and served with mashed potatoes and the vegetable of the day. As Texas as it gets, this is a great spot to bring out-of-towners.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
301 East 5th St.
9400 B Arboretum Blvd.
Although Eddie V’s now boasts many locations across the country, the upscale eatery’s first locale opened right here in Austin. And while the premium meats are wonderful, the seafood really is the star of the show here. Make it a surf and turf feast by adding seafood enhancements to any of the steak options, and top it all off with Bananas Foster Butter Cake or Classic Crème Brûlée.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
114 West 7th St.
11801 Domain Blvd.
Perry’s is a staple in a number of cities. The Perry family opened a meat market in Houston in 1979 before opening the first Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in 1993, later expanding across the country. One of their most prominent specialties is the Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, slow-smoked and carved tableside with luscious herb-garlic butter on top.
Carve American Grille
7415 Southwest Pkwy., Building 1
An Austin-based offshoot of Perry’s, Carve American Grille sits in Barton Creek, with a second locale coming soon to The Grove development in Central Austin. The bar is a highlight of the Carve experience, with creative cocktails to complement any meal and a wide variety of wines to choose from. All the meat is USDA Upper Choice or higher Midwestern beef, and Carve’s shareable sides offer an interesting variety thanks to items like Kimchi Fried Rice and Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree.
Vince Young Steakhouse
301 San Jacinto Blvd.
Named for one of the most famous University of Texas football players of all time, Vince Young Steakhouse is a downtown mainstay. The steaks are reliably tasty and the drink options are delicious, but the desserts here really stand out from the crowd. We recommend grabbing a seat in the bar and lounge area from 5 to 7 p.m., when all bar and lounge food items are available for $10 each.
Bob’s Steak and Chop House
301 Lavaca St.
8212 Barton Club Dr.
The primarily Texas-based chain has spots both downtown and in Barton Creek. Known for their extensive wine list and a food menu with something for every meat lover, make a visit to Bob’s for a crowd-pleasing meal.
111 Lavaca St.
III Forks prides itself on carrying steaks with excellent marbling and superior flavor, and they consistently deliver. For the best possible eating experience, try the Durham Ranch Wagyu by The Strube Family. Plus, with amazing private dining options, III Forks is a perfect spot for a special event.