III Forks - Austin

4.7
2213 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(512) 474-1776
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adrian Corkill
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Catering
Catering Options Available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lavaca and Cesar Chavez
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Entertainment
III Forks has live music every Friday and Saturday night. Friend us on Facebook and Twitter for schedule and events.
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Special events & promotions
Our Banquet Manager, Emily Stevens, 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!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

What 2213 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going there for several years now and it always outstanding. Never a disappointment--and we are serious about food.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

This has always been our favorite steakhouse but we were very disappointed this time. It had been awhile since we had visited. Austin is a very competitive market. III Forks enjoys a prime location in the city. What set them apart from every other steakhouse was the fact that they included all the sides with your entree. They have now discontinued this so are now just blended in with the masses. the waiter tried to console us with some creamed corn which was nice of him. Guessing others have also complained. There really isn’t anything to get me to go their again. Premium prices but now nothing to draw us back that we can’t get anywhere else. Too bad.

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CH
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Typically a great experience but this meal was terrible. The waiter did not care about us - poor service - no respect and the dinner dribbled out with 5 minutes between dishes - it took 15 minutes and a question to a different waiter to get all of our food. They have really slipped.

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N
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was absolutely incredible. Wait staff was a little rude and invasive. Checked up on us at awkward times and way too frequently. Overall was worth it though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great hands down one of the best steaks I’ve had

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m
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and best steak ever! The server made us feel right at home!

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Z
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

III Forks is our go-to steak restaurant in Austin -- the food and the service are superb!

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SQ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing, I can’t remember our waiters name but he was phenomenal even going as far as to recommend great places in Austin to visit!

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HB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Texas steaks, and all of the sides were superb. Short walk to Moody Austin City Limits, so great place to dine before a show.

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TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service from Sherry was amazing!!! She was excellent in her recommendations and was highly on top of everything.
My filet was slightly over cooked, which I don’t expect from a restaurant like this.
But overall really good!

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MA
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary with our grand daughter and her boy friend. Food was excellent service was even better!

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MB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service & Food. Highly recommend.

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VL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was exceptional but pricey. We were seated near the bar which was very noisy with the people, TVs and bartender.

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JW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very nice steakhouse. It is not cheap, and if you wish, you could order yourself a steak offered for >$150. I don’t have that type of budget— had just the “normal” steak (in a reasonable range —$40-50) and it was delicious. Enjoyed our dinner. Service was great.

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

It was rather regular. Doesn’t compare to Perry’s, Eddie V’s, Morton’s, Vick and Anthony’s, Gibson’s, Bohannans none of the greats it’s just regular

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YE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Or food took him extremely long time to come out but it was worth the wait

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience top to bottom!

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M
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Austin and III Forks and what a treat! My date has been there many times and says III Forks is his favorite Austin restaurant. I totally agree. The food was creative and excellent. The service charming, professional and outstanding. I'm not sure who the entertainment was but the music and singer were a wonderful addition to an already wonderful evening. I can't wait to return.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for a celebration but the food was disappointing. I asked for well done and my steak was red inside. List my appetite at that point. There was a horrible sewage smear as we walked in the front door. We had talked this restaurant up because we love the Dallas location. This one was disappointing to say the least.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice time and great food

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service is excellent. My wife wanted a Merlot and he brought her a glass of red wine that was better! I would definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steakhouse. I took a client from out of town and it was that TX steak they wanted.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Way too loud , could not hear our guests or our waiter. Cramped table with staff banging into our chairs all night. Absolutely ridiculous for $200 per person cost for the meal . Will never go back for such a lousy experience! III Forks is not fine dining , other steakhouses in Austin like Perry’s , Trulucks and Eddies are far better value and far more comfortable! You will never see me again !

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CA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we were visiting family in Austin, we wanted to enjoy dinner at an exceptional restaurant and III Forks did not disappoint. The restaurant is beautiful, the paneling and chandeliers added to the ambiance.

The service was excellent and the meal, delicious.

We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a special dining experience. We are only disappointed that we live 1500 miles away and can't enjoy III Forks on a regular basis, but when we travel to Austin again. III Forks will be on our "must do" list.

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AM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated two birthdays here on Friday night and had a lovely time! I thought the food was good, however it did not blow my mind. I will say that the service was impeccable and I would go back for the service alone. Our server, Abe, was lovely, personable, and provided excellent service. The staff and himself really went out of their way to make our night special and it is much appreciated!

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and best place for steaks.
My daughter loves steaks. We will take her and her friends to 111 forks on her Birthday next year.

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m
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Good wine choices. Steaks were outstanding

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinin experience! The food was cooked to perfection, the service was attentive but not overbearing and the wine list was quite good.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Steaks slightly over seasoned Because quality was very good it didn’t need so much salt etc.but did not match price the quality ; lastly waiter was adamant that I was ordering my cut “too rare”/“too red”. Was disappointed with my over cooked steak ; which would have been fantastic! They forgot the old adage; you can always cook it more ...

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Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Father and Son dinner.
We enjoyed the service and ambiance.
My food presentation was simple and unique at the same time (salt mount & fire on the main course plate).
Price was a little high, specially for the shrimp cocktail. But the food and my time spent with my son was worth every penny.

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SL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

III Forks is one my all time favorites. It never disappoints and this weekend, it was awesome as usual. III Forks is known for their steaks. However, I'm more of a seafood / fish person and I'm a very judgmental seafood person. III Forks does an incredible job of preparing fish and seafood.

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DM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steakhouse with great service and conveniently located downtown just a block from the W Hotel. Perhaps the best prime cut pork chop I’ve ever had. My son had the 8oz filet and we shared asparagus and mashed potatoes. My wedge salad was excellent as was his french onion soup. Highly recommend!

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BH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Made a reservation for two and upon arrival we were seated in the bar area. We were literally shouting just to have a conversation. Set the tone for the entire dinner which degraded from the overall enjoyment. Food was not better than other steak options in town so the value is not there. I’m not one to complain about the noise at the bar when I choose to sit at the bar. Dinner reservations that don’t include a request to sit by the bar should not be put there to extend seating availability.

The outstanding service goes to Our waiter Charlie who was exceptional even in a crappy environment.

I would choose Perry’s steak house or Ruth’s Chris or Capital Grille over III Forks every time.

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LP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to III Forks for a Anniversary dinner/ Pre concert. Great location downtown. Food was excellent. Good wine list, excellent service. Even desert was good-Vanilla Bean Cheesecake..YUM! Not cheap but well worth the experience.

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Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere and wonder service. Attentive wait staff and very knowledgeable. Excellent wine and food choices. Nice atmosphere for a relaxed dinner!! Good choice for any special occasion. Will return again soon.

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WW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, amazing food, well worth the experience. Expect to spend some time and money, but it is worth every penny. Amazing!

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B
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night was amazing

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T
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Everyone enjoyed their dishes. The steak is great but they are one of my favorite places for fish. The service 5 star!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica, our waitress, made the evening incredible!

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