About III Forks Austin
III Forks is an award-winning steakhouse, located on Lavaca Street at Cesar Chavez, in downtown Austin. Considered the Crown Jewel of American Dining, III Forks serves USDA Prime steaks, fresh fish and cold-water lobster. The steakhouse, finished in mahogany and marble, is designed to accommodate private parties of up to 60 guests. With four private rooms, a piano bar, and over 500 different wines, III Forks is sure to provide the best food and service in town. Open Daily at 5:00 PM.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lavaca and Cesar Chavez
$31 to $50
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III Forks has live music every Friday and Saturday night. Friend us on Facebook and Twitter for schedule and events.
Catering Options Available
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Our Banquet Manager, Shawn Farmer, may be reached directly at (512) 236-0124. We have private dining rooms available from 6-80 guests. Open menu and prix fixe menu options available! If we can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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III Forks steakhouse offers Austin a sophisticated club-like ambiance with an elegant bar and lounge. The inviting foyer greets you with an array of fine wines-over 500 labels-in the spectacular walk-in wine room. The luxurious mahogany trimmed with triple-crown molding and marble surroundings.
III Forks Austin Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is awesome! We think it ...
This restaurant is awesome! We think it may be some of the best steak we've ever had. There were 6 of us, and well all agreed. My husband and I are amateur lobster bisque aficionados, and we thought we'd had the best at another restaurant, but III Forks wins hands down. The steak was so full of flavor. The staff was super attentive, they fold you napkin for you if you leave the table kind of attentive. I'd recommend III Forks.
II Forks again provided a memorable meal ...
II Forks again provided a memorable meal. They are now offering dry-aged and wagu beef but my taste buds cannot appreciate these, their regular steaks are just so good. Sides are no longer included with a steak so this is effectively a price increase. New to me this time was the lobster bisque which was as good as any that I've had anywhere.
Highly recommended but pricy.
All I got to say is, "WOW!". Came here f ...
All I got to say is, "WOW!". Came here for dinner and when I walked in, I was immediately taken cared of. The atmosphere was gorgeous, very romantic and low-lit. There was live music which made the experience much better. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on the menu and provided us with excellent service. For dinner I got the 12 oz. Flat Iron and it was delicious. The steak was cooked perfect and the peppercorn sauce was tasty with a bit of a spicy taste. The general manager came by twice to see how we were doing as well. For dessert my girlfriend and I got the 6-Layer Chocolate Cake and Blueberry Cheesecake. Overall, I was very pleased with my visit and must say this is one of the best places I have been to. I will definitely come back again!
Absolutely outstanding. Ask for Kelsey ...
Absolutely outstanding. Ask for Kelsey (though I'm sure all the wait staff are good). My wife took me here (we have dined here in the past, hence the choice) for my 76th birthday. I know steaks. I know how to buy them and how to grill them. Trust me, the USDA Prime at 111 Forks is much higher quality than you will get at the supermarket. Steaks were tender, juicy, and cooked to perfection--and full of great beefy flavor. I started with half dozen oysters on the half-shell (only $18). Perfectly fresh and wonderful. Chocolate cake for dessert. Not gummy and oversweet like many. Again, perfect. Two bottles of great wine at fair prices. Superb service. The place is clubby, like an English gentlemen's club. Quiet, soft lighting, dark wood, leather, etc. One of the best evenings out, ever. I still think about that steak. Wow.
III Forks does it again! It had been a ...
III Forks does it again! It had been a few years since I ate here. And now I remember why I love it. The food is impeccable. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly. The martinis were done with just enough "dirty" and the blue cheese olives were a perfect match. Lastly, the service was flawless. Our server, Sherry Lovedahl, was fun and energetic and made the evening a real treat.
Well the "included" creamed corn and pot ...
Well the "included" creamed corn and potatoes are now "ala carte". The tomatoes used to be outstanding thick "Beefsteak" and now are thin "orange HEB on sale". The filets were covered in so much pepper, that they ruined both of ours. Don't even try the roasted mushrooms as I think they are 50% hot peppers, instead of button types. We only go on special occasions, but this place has really gone downhill since the last time we were here.
This was our third visit to this fabulou ...
This was our third visit to this fabulous restaurant. It is our "go to" place for the last night of our trips and each visit surpasses the previous ones, although goodness knows how! The food is fantastic, we have never tasted better steaks and the service by the hosts is second to none. Well stocked bar on and delicious cocktails, nothing is too much trouble! It is fairly pricey but as a special treat it is well worth it. A true Texan steakhouse, can't wait for the next visit!
One of the best dinners I had in awhile ...
One of the best dinners I had in awhile and I dine out 4-5 times a week! World class steaks.... Excellent service..... Earnest the general manager and his staff are professional and they are all about insuring you meal and III Forks experience is the very best it can be! The food .... From the world class steaks to seafood .... All of it is amazing! Take your loved one there to let her know she is loved ....... The III Forks staff will pamper you both!
Enjoyed dining at III Forks prior to a c ...
Enjoyed dining at III Forks prior to a concert at Austin City Limits Live. Location was superb, menu was varied and wine list acceptable. Service was prompt and professional. Very nice evening with no rush to make our curtain.
I've eaten at all the Austin steakhouses ...
I've eaten at all the Austin steakhouses and III Forks is the best. Way better than Vince Young, Bob's, or Sullivan's. The quality of the steaks is always great (they have both prime and non-prime cuts -- you won't be disappointed either way). I got the large filet and it was buttery in terms of tenderness. Cooked perfectly.
I was disappointed that III Forks changed their plating and don't include the creme corn or sugar snaps as they used to in the past (everything is now a "À la carte"). Still a good value given the steaks are the best in Austin.
Until last time I was a regular at III F ...
Until last time I was a regular at III Forks.
The food and service was excellent and I really appreciated that the steak used to come with some sides (corn chowder and probably potatoes if I recall correctly). This time everything was a la carte following the trend of other steakhouses in Austin. Unfortunately, those little details are what made III Forks different from some chain restaurants like Ruth Chris or Flemmings.
Additionally, in the past the service was excellent and the waiters/waitresses made you feel at home. Unfortunately, this time the waiter had an attitude (kind of snob) which is very similar to the attitude that you get from your chain restaurant competitors.
I understand that the market is changing in Austin. And that there are lots of newcomers that like a snobby attitude and feel like they have to pay even for a smile in order to feel important. But there are also lots of people which appreciate the real Texas hospitality that III Forks used to have.
I won't be coming again.
Our server, Mick, was fabulous and cater ...
Our server, Mick, was fabulous and catered to my father's every whim. I would come back here just for his service, since he recommended tasty adult beverages, asked the kitchen for special preparations of menu items, and made us all laugh. But I should mention the other great things about the restaurant, so here goes. The food was amazing! We had the foie gras - to die for! And the French onion soup - SUPERB! The bread was so good we almost didn't have room for our main courses which were the bone-in ribeye and lamb. AMAZING! And we rounded it off with the GM's recommendation bread pudding for us all to share- delish!!!
Disappointed. We were seated in the bar ...
Disappointed. We were seated in the bar and it was pretty loud that night. Could hardly hear the live music. Had to ask for a black napkin. Were never given the specials. Had to continually flag down the tomato/onion guy even though we expressed that it was our favorite. And when did you go a la carte? We used to feel like we got a little more value with the sides. Overall, they have too much competition for service like this. Hardly saw the waiter.
In a city with lots of excellent steak c ...
In a city with lots of excellent steak choices iii Forks served the best steak I have ever had in my life. Pricey but worth every penny. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff with just the right touch. Went for our wedding anniversary and it was the perfect choice!
Can't speak highly enough of all the tim ...
Can't speak highly enough of all the times lll Forks has always been exemplary when we have dined there. We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary and they made it extra special this year for both of us. Thank you again for your excellence in all areas!
Family dinner to celebrate 3 birthdays. ...
Family dinner to celebrate 3 birthdays. This is our go to place for special occasions. Started with superb onion rings and mussels. Steaks were perfect as was the salmon and one son loved the pork chop. Great service from Marie and her helpers and we appreciated the manager stopping by along with the free dessert. Good downtown location and well worth a visit.
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