Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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Top 1% in Austin About the TripExpert Score

9 expert recommendations



"Fancy barbecue" is not an oxymoron. So shows this brother of the sister who owns the eminently popular Jo's Hot Coffee.


Fodor's Tick Choice

On an up-and-coming block near City Hall, Lamberts draws businessmen, Web types, trenchermen, and foodies for its "fancy barbecue," aka stylish twists on Texas classics. Full review →


Gayot 13.0

This hip eatery next door to City Hall attracts throngs of downtown worker bees, politicos and the food cognoscenti looking for real Austin food. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Lambert's serves intelligent updates of American comfort-food classics – some might call it 'uppity barbecue' – in a historic stone building run by Austin chef Lou Lambert. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Upscale BBQ with a nice patio and live music upstairs. Full review →


Rough Guide

Exercise your taste buds at this self-described “fancy barbeque” restaurant that puts a modern twist on the old Texas staple.


The Infatuation 8.4

All of a sudden, what was once known as “the warehouse district” filled with charming brick buildings has mostly vanished and been replaced by newer, sexier development Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Chase your bbq with a hoppy Lost Gold IPA from Blanco, Texas. The brisket is textbook: super-wet and judiciously smoked. Full review →



"Fancy barbecue" is the forte of this "classy" 'cue stop set in "gentlemanly" digs in the "historic" Schneider Brothers Building in the Second Street District. Full review →

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