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“Nice bit of cow”

Vince Young Steakhouse
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Ranked #101 of 3,736 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, French, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, 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.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice bit of cow”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Ate here last night with friends for the first time. Service was very good and their dry aged steak was worth the high cost. Not a place I would go to often due to the prices, but if you are jonesing for a good bit of cow, then Vince Young is a good place to enjoy a nice red wine and a steak.

Visited August 2014
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Red wine and steak are definitely a match made in foodie heaven. Thanks for joining us for dinner, and for taking the time to review us. We'd love to welcome you back during your next trip to Austin!

All the best,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“After MANY visits, one thing is obvious....”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

After spending many special occasions here, with the food always incredible, one aspect can't be overlooked, service. The experience can be completely altered if the waitstaff is not up to par. This visit it was most definitely NOT. It is hard to part with a couple hundred dollars when you really want to complain. I REALLY wanted to complain. Our waiter was hurried, rude and did not even take the time to push the dry aged meats, which they normally do. He was condescending and absolutely awful. The recipe for the calamari has changed, too....and it was bad. Not a little bad, very bad. Chewy and flavorless with more pieces of fried nothingness than actual calamari. The steaks were stupendous, per usual, but the experience was less than it could've been all the way down to the valets losing our car and forgetting to open and shut the door for me, the lady. With so many lovely steakhouses in this city, they can't afford to be this far off their game. I may not go back, it was THAT disappointing. (And the streets are completely torn up, thus making outdoor seating a non-option)

  • Visited July 2014
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
You're right -- excellent service ties the evening together. It's upsetting that we've fallen short of that standard, especially considering how much you've enjoyed dining with us. Clearly, your waiter should have taken much more time to ensure that you were comfortable, and to explain our options in further detail. We apologize for that, as well as your calamari -- as you know, it's normally crispy yet light, and we'll definitely consider this moving forward.

It's upsetting that our steaks couldn't reconcile your experience, but we really appreciate your candid feedback. While we're not affiliated with the valet service, we will certainly share this with them to ensure that all of our guests feel welcome, even as they walk out the door. In the meantime, we want to make this up to you. Please email phil(at)vinceyoungsteakhouse(dot)com so we may have another opportunity to impress you.

Best,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Amazing food and great service!!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited this establishment last night and were both very eased! Our waiter was Gary and he was great! Gary was very informative and knowledgeable with the menu! He gave us superb service! We started with the cheese plate. It was very nice with a great presentation. I had the bone-in filet that was the tastiest steak I have ever had! It was quite amazing. I had mushrooms with the filet and we had the corn with bacon and Mac n cheese with bacon for sides. My husband had the sirloin which he was very happy with. We shared a bottle of Miner to start. We were both stuffed and passed on dessert but the chef sent out complimentary cookies that were amazing! I highly recommend this great restaurant! It's a great relaxing atmosphere with great service and amazing food! For the best service ask for Gary, he was just great!

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Thank Christine K
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
The tastiest steak you've ever had? What a lovely compliment, Christine! We're delighted that you and your husband were so impressed with our dishes, and that Gary made you feel at home. Looking forward to your next visit!

All the best,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Round Rock, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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“Wonderful for a special occasion”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The staff and service at this restaurant are amazing. We were celebrating a birthday and reserved a private room which was beautiful with the wine cellar lining the walls. I noticed several reviewers complaining about the expense. You do not go to this restaurant expecting a cheap steak or an average experience. The service was fantastic. The steak melted in our mouths. I had the surf and turf. The steak was wonderful, the scallops were like butter, the wine superb! I recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

  • Visited May 2014
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you! We couldn't have asked for kinder words, so it's lovely to hear that you had such a fabulous time from the moment you sat down. We can't wait to welcome you back again!

All the best,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic Steakhouse”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I have been to Vince Young's Steakhouse twice now and have loved it both times. Excellent choices on the steak menu and the flavor is amazing. Highly recommend the corn with bacon as a side. The wait staff was great from start to finish and even gave my wife a special surprise for her birthday. In Austin, this one is tops and stands far above its main competition in III Forks.

The ambiance of the restaurant is great as well. I love the decor here. Parking is difficult and you should just plan on paying the $10 for Valet and kinda disappointing they do not offer sweet tea, but still a great experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ethan F
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vysteakhouse, Owner at Vince Young Steakhouse, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
We're thrilled that you were so impressed, Ethan! Whether you're here for an impromptu dinner or a special event, it's always a pleasure to welcome you to our table. Thanks for the fantastic review, and keep us in mind next time you're in Austin!

Warm regards,
Laura Brown, Co-Owner
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