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“Great steak, good atmosphere, friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vince Young Steakhouse

Vince Young Steakhouse
301 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
5124578325
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Ranked #122 of 2,938 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, American, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 3rd Street
Description: Vince Young Steakhouse is a chic, inviting and locally owned Austin fine dining restaurant serving the finest steaks, wines and desserts in a downtown lively atmosphere with exceptional service.We proudly serve Aged USDA Prime Beef Filet Mignon, Bone-In New York Strip, Ribeye, Bone-In Ribeye, Porterhouse and, our most notable steak, The Perfect Ten, is cut from Texas Akaushi Beef raised in Yoakum, Texas.Our in-house sommelier puts together wine lists to perfectly complement your dining experience. Our bar and lounge offers an extensive, rare Scotch and Bourbon menu, as well as fine cigars. From 5 to 7 pm, our daily Happy Hour specials feature $5 off all bar menu items, $4 beers, $3 off any wine by the glass, $2 off any specialty cocktail and $1 off premium well drinks.Bacon Mac and Cheese, Hand Cut Fries, Crab Cakes, French Onion Soup, Short Rib Chili, Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Grilled Duck Breast, and Wagyu Brisket Burger are other local favorites at Vince Young Steakhouse.
Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great steak, good atmosphere, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was a surprise. The starters were interesting. The steak was very good. Cooked perfectly as requested. Now, the bacon is fantastic - Always ask for bacon with anything. I had it with mac&cheese (yup!), with brocoli and then asked for more. Wine list is extensive.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dylan, I'm happy to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by us! You're right, bacon is fantastic on just about anything. It sounds like you were impressed with everything, so I'm curious — what can we do to offer you an even better experience next time around? Thank you for reaching out!

Sincerely,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Tampa, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“So so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Ok so there was a famous quarterback for the UT who didn't do so well in the NFL. Now he has a steakhouse in Austin? Yes. The decor is warm, manly, and rich. The Texas longhorn sculpture in the lobby adorned with pennies is interesting. But how's the food? In my opinion, avereg quality but overpriced.$38 for a small filet and nothing else, as all things are ala carte. It looked lonely on the plate. The mashed potatoes were runny and broccolini way too salty. The salads and shrimp cocktails were very good. Service was so-so. In sum I've had beter at Ruth Chris.

Visited September 2013
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
While I'm thrilled that you enjoyed our ambiance, I was genuinely disappointed to discover that you weren't as happy with your meal. Did you by any chance mention this to your server? We would have been more than happy to switch your sides out for something else. In regard to your comments about our pricing, we'd like to point out that most steakhouses utilize the a la carte system, and we've always found that this helps our guests better customize their meal. That said, we'd love to have another chance to show you a great meal. We know that we can really impress you next time around!

Best,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Houston, Texas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Excellent Steakhouse in downtown Austin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Ambiance is very nice. The kids menu is on an iPad with games to occupy them after they order. Our steaks and sides were soo good. I highly recommend the grilled corn and bacon. We will definitely come back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
It was a pleasure to welcome you to our table! Sounds like the whole family had a lovely time, and I'm thrilled to hear it. Thank you, and please join us for dinner next time you're in Austin!

Regards,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Larkspur,California
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“Best steak we have ever had.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Yes. We do feel that way.We opted for a large, expensive Prime steak to share. The weight included the bone. It was exactly how you dream steak to taste. The server brought it to the table and attempted to slice into it to check for doneness.We both jumped on that one and had him stop and let it "rest" while we sipped our wine and talked. When we finally shared the entree, it was moist, flavorful and perfectly seasoned.We still carry that memory and recommend it to anyone going to Austin as the best steak we ever had.
The only reason I did not give the restaurant "excellent"is that we have only enjoyed the sides. We have not tried any other entrees.
If you are in the area, stop in for a drink and stay for dinner. The bar is open and spacious. You can get a hint of it from the web site pictures.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
"Exactly how you dream steak to taste"—that really says it all! On behalf of our entire team, thank you so much for taking the time to sing our praises. We hope you'll have another chance to sample our entrees soon, and we can't wait to have you back!

Warm regards,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin, United States
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“Not given enough credit as a great place for dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The food is exceptional every time we go. Service is fantastic and we always leave shaking our heads and wondering how people don't know how great this place is.

Visited September 2013
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Wow, Ryan! Thanks for taking the time to sing our praises! Come on back and see us next time you're in Austin—we can't wait to show you another five-star experience!

Regards,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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