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Vince Young Steakhouse
Steak House$$$
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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301 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701
301 San Jacinto BoulevardUSTexasAustin78701
$$$Steak House, Lounge
Steak House
Cocktail Bar
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
Vince Young Steakhouse is a chic, locally owned, downtown Austin fine dining restaurant serving the finest steaks, wines and desserts with exceptional service. Reservations recommended.
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Famed Austin quarterback's swish, stylish eatery for upscale chophouse fare with Southern twists.- Google
"We shared the bacon mac and cheese that just melts in your mouth."
"Second pass on sauteed spinach from manager excellent."
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Brittany Story
5 months ago
My husband and I dine out quite a bit and we are always looking for a good steak to find. I have been going to Vince Young Steakhouse for quite some time, but when I brought my husband for his birthday, he was literally blown away. My husband is an avid chef and went to a very prestigious culinary school, so his opinion definitely matters. To this day, he still says it was the best steak he has ever had. We plan on dining there again Saturday for his birthday this year. The only thing I wish is that we could get Vince Young to donate a small silent auction gift card for the Austin Zoo Silent Auction. We get so many restaurants to participate every year, but Vince Young's always says no.
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
What a compliment, Brittany! We're so happy to hear that you've enjoyed our steaks, and we hope to continue welcoming you back for years to come. Also we would be very interested in donating but we have never been asked. If you email the info to we can help out with what we can. -Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Christina Pila
4 months ago
I visited Austin this past weekend, and was told that I needed to have a good steak before leaving Texas. After comparing a bunch of steakhouses, I settled on this one - and man, was I glad. This was the absolute BEST steak I have ever had. When they brought my filet mignon out without steak sauce, I almost asked for some (I love me some A1), but decided to first try the steak on its own. It was so tasty on its own it needed no additional sauce. It was cooked perfectly medium-rare and it melted like butter in my mouth. My waiter was also awesome - very friendly and personable, and he suggested a few more places for me to visit before leaving Austin. I absolutely will be visiting again when I visit Austin again. The only downside was the price - for one person for a 12oz filet mignon, rib chili, and tip, I paid $70. Well worth it for an occasional treat on vacation! I was a little nervous going in because I knew it would be pretty expensive, and I'm extremely picky about my steaks, but money well spent! Now you guys need to open up in Chicago!
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
You came to the right place! So happy to hear that you loved your steak, and that you felt at home with us, too. Thank you, Christina. We'd love to see you next time you're in Austin! -Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Dave Dart
8 months ago
I took a "first date" here, and everything about the evening set the highest mark. We started with the crab cake appetizer and a fantastic bottle of wine. We each ordered the filet, mine done up "Vince Young style" with shrimp, crab, and scallops. We had the brussel sprouts and bacon mac & cheese as sides. First, it was simply the best steak either of us has ever had. Cooked perfectly, offset beautifully by the seafood, sides, and wine. Secondly, the service was impeccable, as was the ambiance. And lastly, it was more food than we could possibly eat at one sitting! Compared to other high-end restaurants, Vince Young's is a complete bargain! Oh, and the impression on the first date has led to many more. :)
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Response from the owner - 8 months ago
You're too kind, Dave! We're thrilled that you and your date were so happy with your steaks, and that this date has been one of many. Thanks, and we hope to have you back soon! -Laura Brown, Co-Owner
Albert Kennedy
11 months ago
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here, and everything we had was amazing. My invinceable and my wife's diamond in the rough are among the best cocktails we've had. The steaks were without question the best we've ever had. My wife's filet mignon was cooked perfectly and so was my ribeye. I got the surf and turf special with my ribeye, and the shrimp, scallops, and crab were very fresh and tasty. We shared the bacon mac and cheese that just melts in your mouth. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, our waiter brought out a chocolate mousse pie dessert with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate. In addition to all the great food, our waiter James was the best server I've ever had in any restaurant. It was a great anniversary experience, and we'll definitely be back!
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Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Thanks for celebrating with us, Albert! It's great to hear that you and your wife had a lovely meal. It sounds like you sampled some of our house favorites, which is great. We hope to welcome you back in soon! Cheers, Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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KrayziE RussiaN
4 months ago
UPDATE (3star): They followed through with what they said and now I'm awaiting to return back to their establishment to see if the experience is different. UPDATE (2star): Just got off the phone with supposedly one of the owners and since they took the initiative to reach out, I'm updating the review. If they actually follow through with what they promised I'll be sure to update it to an even higher star rating at that time. PREVIOUS (1star): I'm writing to you to share my experience at a recent visit to your establishment. I've been to VYSH on various occasions and with great luck apparently. Never had any issues, until this Valentine's Day dinner. I was so upset that I chose to leave without saying anything! If I had mentioned anything, it would have been probably a bad experience for all. The service I received was less than mediocre to say the least. I'm not sure if it was because the waiter already assumed his tip would already be significant due to the fact the dinner was already priced at $95/person or maybe it was that he assumed that just because we were a young couple dining that we didn't deserve the same respect as everyone else. I can only assume obviously! Getting our waiter's attention was a struggle throughout the whole night. When we first arrived we received our drinks from the bar, we were almost immediately seated at our table so it was pretty fast. Throughout the evening, the waiter treated us as if we were a burden to him and before we could even finish a sentence, in most cases, would already be off to do whatever it was that was more important. The second round of drinks, when ordered from the waiter, came out about half the size of the originals ordered from the bar and even though this was the case, I didn't want to make a big deal of it. My fiance's drink however was mostly mix (it was the inVINCEable) and being that it was a smaller glass I assumed it would taste stronger than the previous. It didn't and in fact we couldn't taste any alcohol at all. No big deal right... well when she mentioned this to the waiter, before she could even finish a sentence, he once again left the table right in the middle of her speaking to him!!!!!!! At this point my blood was beginning to boil!!!! I asked for our desert to be packaged "to-go" and asked for the check! It took every bit of my self-control not to strangle the waiter, after being so disrespectful to her! Especially during our Valentine's Day dinner!!!! The drink was taken off the bill apparently but not a single word was mentioned or a single word was spoken to us after the bill was dropped off!!! Normally, I would simply never return to an establishment after something like this nor would you ever hear from me, as in most customer's cases I'm sure! I feel like, maybe you can try to learn from this and possibly correct his issue in the future. Especially if you intend to keep your doors open and expect customers to pay $300+ tabs and get this type of service!!!
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thanks for updating your review. We look forward to serving you once again, and we appreciate your candor. -Laura Brown, Co-Owner
Dan Kunkel
4 months ago
While the food lived up to it's advertisement, I had brought my wife in for her birthday and requested a romantic dinner possibly by the fireplace. I had to turn my hearing aides off and had to ask the waiter to stand closer so I could hear him tell us about the steaks. The noise level is out of the romantic intimate feeling. Disappointed that it did not live up to level Laura advertised!
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
I'm disappointed to hear this, too, Dan. It's rare that our noise level becomes this high, and I'll certainly make sure that our staff attempts to quiet the more lively parties. Until then, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope to have another chance to show you a five-star experience soon. -Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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John Friend
9 months ago
Best fois gras I've had in my life. Best duck breast I've had in my life. Elegant. Great cheeses. My friend was impressed with wine pairings. If I come back to Austin I'll definitely come here first!
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
What a lovely review, John! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words. I look forward to welcoming you in for many more meals to come! Take care, Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Lesa Rossick
a year ago
Nestled in the heart of downtown Austin is locally owned, Vince Young Steakhouse, with a cozy bar and elegant dining room for happy hour and dinner. Whether meeting a business colleague or romantic date, the cocktails, wine, and food will fulfill every appetite. Along with the delicious steaks, there are options such as the Rack of Lamb, Wagyu Brisket Burger and Bone Marrow. TIP: Open for dinner, closed Sunday. Reservations available through Open Table. Valet parking available.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks for taking the time to share this lovely review, Lesa! Whether you're in for date night, a business dinner or just a few drinks at Happy Hour, we can't wait to welcome you back to our table. Until then, let us know if there's anything we can do to make your next meal even better! -Laura Brown, Co-Owner


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