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“Loved the atmosphere and food!”

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
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Ranked #123 of 4,241 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$150
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: 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 August 15, 2017

Visited for lunch on a Saturday, it was busy but we were seated quickly. Server was helpful with local beer choices and menu recommendations. Food was fantastic! It's not the traditional BBQ on a tray, but that's not what we were after that day and it was great. All the sides we tried were wonderful. The desserts sounded great but we were way too full after our meals. Would go again.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We had lunch here - our waitress provided us with good service. We ordered the Smoked Brisket Salpicon and two-meat bbq plate. The smoked brisket menu says it comes with "Avocado, iceberg lettuce, pico, lime, corn tortilla's. This item was so spicy it was basically inedible. Turns out the restaurant chops up Serrano Chiles in the dish, but neglects to tell the customer that. We informed our waitress and she said she passed on our comment but the restaurant did nothing about it. On the two-meat bbq plate we got sliced brisket and a pork spare rib. We had asked for the brisket to be cut off the "point" (fatty end) but instead we got pure lean meat - no fat at all. Further we only got three very small slices - about 3 ounces of meat - pathetic. The spare rib was ok. When we have visited Austin in the past we have always stopped at Lamberts for lunch. This is the first time we were disappointed. Since there are a number of bbq places in Austin, we will avoid Lamberts in the future.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We loved Lambert's. No reservation on a Tuesday night so had to eat outside. Not an issue tonight as it was not oppressive with the weather. Band on upstairs, great menu, huge portions. We had brisket, ribs and pulled pork with two huge sides. Don't think I've ever tasted as cheesy Mac n Cheese. Loads of beers on tap. Good vibe to the place. Am sure there is cheaper BBQ but you knew you were getting top quality in this establishment. They serve some dishes with 3 of their home made sauces in bottles. Neat little touch. If your early enough, a great place to then walk to see the Bats on the bridge afterwards.

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Hosted a business dinner here for 8 people. Great atmosphere and good service. Menu has a wide range of BBQ to pick from. Brisket was delicious and highly recommended.

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband really enjoyed his meal. I felt the sauce was a little spicy and they were happy to put it on the side. We had great service and the portions were very large.

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