Saltgrass Steak House
10614 Research, 512/340-0040
The casual, noisy atmosphere makes this an appropriate family steak house. The Denny's-esque menu also offers foods other than steaks, most of which have been heavily breaded, fried, and smothered in cheese.
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.
1205 N. Lamar, 512/472-1813
This underappreciated gem serves well-prepared, reasonably priced steaks and generous, tasty sides in a casual atmosphere.
300 S. Congress, 512/469-9000
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