1205 N. Lamar
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 5:30-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-11pm
Elegant ambience and service is paired with first-rate steaks at quite reasonable prices. Particular care is taken with the sides, making for a complete experience. Don't miss the excellent wine list.
Some years ago, Barbara Chisholm writes, hipsters clearly informed us that Thai, Indian, Italian even -- anything but a steak house -- was cool. Not a slave to fashion, Austin Land and Cattle Company proudly flew its steak house flag. It was beefy when beefy wasn't cool.
The main attraction is perfectly prepared beef presented in a comfortable, clubby setting and enhanced by an extensive wine list and accomplished service. Be careful with hand-crafted cocktails including the Farmer's Daughter, Clover Club, and Blood Orange Sangria.
320 E. Second, 512/457-1500
A vestige of old Austin circa 1932 and an icon for generations, the Hoffbrau serves up steak, potatoes, and beer in a former feed store.
613 W. Sixth, 512/472-0822