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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Spicy Deviled Eggs
Smoked paprika, American caviar, cornichons, olives, caperberries
Roasted Green Chili Queso
Fresh fried tortilla chips
Crispy Wild Boar Ribs
Honey​ & sambal, cabrales blue cheese, celery & daikon slaw
Deep Fried Boudin Fritters
Fines herbs, grain mustard dijonaise, lemon
Achiote Seared Chickpeas and Goat Cheese
Roasted tomatoes, caramelized red onions, oregano, grilled flatbread
Housemade Charcuteries and Artisan Cheeses
Pickle salad, spicy mustard, local honey, wood fired toast
Broiled Gulf Oysters
BBQ butter, creamed poblanos, lump crab toasted bread crumbs, buttered saltines
Iceberg Wedge
Cherry tomatoes, shaved onions, smoked bacon bits, buttermilk blue cheese
Bluebonnet Farms Bibb Lettuce & Avocado
Toasted pine nuts, tarragon, watercress, dijon & sherry vinaigrette
Fried Green Tomatoes
Jumbo lump crab salad, spicy greens, green goddess dressing
Smoked Brisket Salpicon
Avocado, iceberg lettuce, pico, lime, corn tortillas
Grilled Caesar + Achiote Seared Chicken Breast
Hearts of romaine, white anchovy, parmesan, creamy lemon dressing, grilled focaccia
Smoked Natural Chicken Cobb Salad
Blue cheese, avocado, hard boiled egg, apple smoked bacon, house ranch
Soup of the Day
Sliced Natural Beef Brisket + Jalapeno Hotlink
Spicy greens, caramelized onion jam, dijon mustard, toasted honey wheat
Wood Grilled Cheese Burger
Cheddar, butter lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo, dijon mustard, sesame bun
Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich
White onion, jalapeño and pickle relish, sesame bun
Smoked Chicken Salad BLT
Tomato, butter lettuce, apple smoked bacon, basil aioli, toasted buttermilk white
Pulled Smoked Pork Cuban
BBQ sauce, smoked ham, dill slices, jack cheese, wood grilled ciabatta
Carne Asada Bolillo
Grilled hanger steak, jicama, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, spicy mayo, mustard, lime
Cold Smoked Rainbow Trout
Avocado quinoa, bella verde cilantro, tomato & serrano vinaigrette
Oak Grilled Natural Hanger Steak
Cholua butter, charred red onions, tomato, avocado
Mustard and Brown Sugar Crusted Niman Ranch Ribeye
Whole Roasted Garlic Bulb
One BBQ Meat
With two sides or a small wedge salad
Two BBQ Meats
With two sides or a small wedge salad
Three BBQ Meats
With two sides or a small wedge salad
Brown Sugar & Coffee Rubbed Natural Brisket
Maple and Coriander Crusted Natural Pork Ribs
Homemade Jalapeno Hot Link
Achiote and Lime Rubbed Natural Chicken
Natural Pulled Pork
Classic New Potato Salad
Baked Mac and Cheese
Ranch Style Baked Beans
Jicama and Carrot Slaw
Herbed Waffle Fries
Smoked Bacon Braised Collards
Coconut Cream Pie
Shaved dark chocolate, toasted coconut
Vanilla Bean Flan
Pepita​ Brittle, Whipped Creme Fraiche
Cranberry Fried Pie
Orange​ Anglaise, Pecan Praline ice cream
German Chocolate Cake
Toasted Coconut, Texas Pecans
Milk Chocolate Bread Pudding
Cinnamon Vanilla Anglaise, Torched Marshmallow
Two Scoops of Homemade Ice Cream
Seasonal flavors
Coca Cola
Dr. Pepper
Diet Coke
Mexican Coke
IBC Root Beer
Big Red
Ginger Ale
Topo Chico
Dark Roast Coffee
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,
US$15 - US$150
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
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All reviews brunch wild boar ribs brisket mac and cheese spicy deviled eggs short ribs frito pie waffle fries collard greens hanger steak brussels sprouts wedge salad queso bread brown sugar side dishes family style
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a couple of years, we again had a meal at Lamberts. Wedge salad and boar ribs. Both were excellent. Service was friendly, and the servers worked as a team. The price was fair. All in all, a swell evening. And we ate outside on...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank OberstA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I was acting like a tour guide in the 2nd Street District for my brother where decided to have bbq for lunch. I have not been to Lamberts in a while so was excited to return and did remember it was very good. I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Homestyle68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy beef brisket, deviled eggs, & cheese grits. The fried okra was amazing! We loved listening to the Carl Weathersby Band while we ate. Service was just so so otherwise it would have a perfect rating!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ashbear38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with family as this is my niece’s favorite barbecue in Austin. She called to make reservations and they told her she had to call their Event Planner for 8 people. My nephew went in person and he couldn’t get in until 9:30, which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TereseRC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service. I really enjoyed my the sampler I ordered. I will definitely be eating her again.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank crealtor1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat at the bar and had half price on our entree. Huge amount of food and absolutely delicious. I had the pulled pork and my friend had the brisket and we shared. Delicious! Bartender was super friendly as well.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the most authentic, but they take reservations and the food and atmosphere are both very good. We had the mac and cheese, brisket, fries, and pulled pork. They were all tasty, as were the cocktails. Portions for sides are pretty huge.The location is also...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SRinNYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Lamberts for a dinner with a vendor. Because there was a large group we had a special menu that was served family style and it had a wide variety of the regular menu for us to try. Everything on the menu was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank roamer222
Reviewed 11 February 2019

I was unable to try the BBQ, but I went upstairs for an album release show. Wheelchair users, it would do some good to call ahead and let them know you are coming. Elevator in the building works, but it very slow and you need...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dambreaker
Reviewed 2 February 2019

We went to Lambert’s for lunch today and it was fantastic! Food, service, everything! Upscale bbq is how I would describe it. Loved it!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Response from Can_Fam_Adv | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did! One person in our party is celiac and he had lots of options.
15 December 2016|
Response from Ray5000 | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand your question. Maybe you can just call the restaurant.
29 September 2016|
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Response from Wyomite | Reviewed this property |
Like Ray5000, I didn't see any, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. I don't go to restaurants to watch TV. Call Lambert's and ask them.
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