An impressive 30 years in the business means there’s no BSing around here when it comes to quality steak. This fan favorite serves chargrilled meat that recaptures the flavor of an open campfire. Options are wide and varied, including Texas T-bone, New York Strip, Bacon-wrapped Filet, and Wagon Boss Center-cut Top Sirloin. Sides are a must too (the Mac and Cheese reigns supreme), and afterward, be sure to wander the adjoined lounge where many a sports buff is known to congregate.
How to book: Call 512-340-0040 to reserve a table.
We’ve been raving about Garrison for quite some time now, but that’s because it’s never failed to wow on all accounts. Its boudoir is a winner for romance, its wine cabinet is stellar, and chef de cuisine Jakub Czysczon is the resident master behind Texas Post Oak flame-grilled steak. Splurge on a 32-ounce Prime Niman Ranch Dry-aged Tomahawk with Smoked Onion Pomme Puree, Blistered Shishitos, and house G1 sauce to taste, if you really want to sample downtown’s finest.
Austin’s fully leaned into those Cali-cool vibes, not just by way of vegan cafes and swanky rooftops, but also in terms of cutting edge steakhouses. Fleming’s isn’t your traditional old-school joint, but rather, a more inclusive, dietary-restriction-welcoming establishment where carnivores and herbivores can chop it up in harmony. The prime steaks are broiled at 1600 degrees for the perfect sear and crust, so don’t miss the buttery Filet Mignon or the Prime Bone-in Ribeye, a beautifully marbled cut teeming with bold umami flavor. Vegetarians, meanwhile, will love plant-based specials such as the Korean Style Bulgogi laced with marinated mushrooms and onion.
How to book: Reserve via SevenRooms
This longstanding Austin legend has never gone out of style, as locals return over and over for delicious classics. These are aged and cut by Lone Star Meats, grilled and roasted over local live oak, and finished in a 1200 degree broiler. Consider balling out with the 42-ounce Porterhouse, which has been dry-aged for 32 days, and go ahead and add on the Foie Gras Butter—you’re worth it.
As if getting down on a huge bloody steak wasn’t enough of a carnivorous venture, celeb chef Tim Love takes things several steps further with a plethora of wild game options. At Lonesome Dove, you can get your steak, boar, elk, and buffalo with a tasty side of Rabbit and Rattlesnake Sausage. And, if you’re up for the challenge, check out the hand-cut Wagyu Tomahawk doused with serrano lime butter. It’s great food—though if you’re not a fan of dining next to taxidermy, order yours to-go.
How to book: Order delivery via Uber Eats.
Vince Young Steakhouse blends exceptional service with a wide variety of aged prime cuts like The Perfect Ten, a whopping 14 ounces of exquisitely seared Texas Akaushi steak that cuts like butter. And even though you're entering the steakhouse as a mature adult, the ridiculously rich and creamy Mac and Cheese complete with house-cured bacon will be impossible for your inner child to pass up.