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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
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Ranked #107 of 4,014 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $150
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Guadalupe St
Description: Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, located in the 2nd Street District of downtown Austin, features modern Texas classics in a hiply restored historic building. With an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and all natural meats, produce, and seafood, Lamberts has invented "Fancy Barbecue." The beautifully restored Schneider Store, located on the corner of Guadalupe and 2nd streets, features an open kitchen and dining room on the first floor, with outdoor patio seating available. The upstairs bar and lounge features premium live music most nights and can accommodate large parties for private events. Since opening in 2006, Lamberts has been featured in Food & Wine, The New York Times, Conde Naste Traveler, and voted the 4th best new restaurant in Texas by Texas Monthly.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brisket dry and awful even looking. Wife's meal didn't come out until 20 minutes after mine did. Loud. Side dishes came out 5 1- minutes after the others main meal came. Server said "I'm not responsible for the kitchen". Neither am I and I won't ever go here again - am we're locals. Out grew their reputation.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us went there for an early dinner. Our waiter was efficient and friendly but we noticed that he recommended all the highest priced dishes. The brisket and long rib had a very overly crisp outside that was difficult to chew. The meat under the super crisp outside was good. The fried green tomatoes with a crab cake on top was delicious. Over all it was a good experience but we probably won’t go back.

Thank Dini35
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously one of my best meals ever! Lots of GF options. I had the Bibb lettuce and mozzarella salad with a creamy vinaigrette, then the lamb ribs and Mexican corn. The ribs were like eating all the best parts of a lamb chop, and the corn was sweet, tart, salty, and cheesy. Absolutely delicious and generous servings. I must find a way to visit again before we leave Austin!

Thank Opiedog
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Had the one meet and 2 sides lunch. Sauce was ok, but as you know there are lots of sauces and opinions. Variety was great, group enjoyed there meals, no complaints. Service was great.

Thank Douglas W
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Picturesque building, modern redo respecting the structure. Attentive staff. Complimentary cornbread muffins. A definite intro to Austin style bbq, spicy tangy dripping sauce with a variety of meat types.

Thank achin26
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