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Jeffrey's Restaurant
Jeffrey's Restaurant

Jeffrey's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeffreysofaustin.com
  • Phone: (512) 477-5584
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily, 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Bar: Daily from 430pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
    Sunday - Monday all night

    Josephine House

    Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11am-3pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 11am-3pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday, 530pm-10pm
    Steak Frites Night: Monday 530pm-10pm
    Snacks: Daily 3pm-530pm
    Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Larry McGuire
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Fallon Gaskamp (512) 791-5745

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is complimentary
A word from Jeffrey's Restaurant
Jeffrey's Restaurant & Bar has been an Austin neighborhood fine dining institution since 1975. In 2012 the restaurant closed for a major renovation and has reopened under the leadership of Austin's premiere restaurant group, McGuire Moorman Hospitality. The clubby restaurant, nestled in a quiet neighborhood just west of downtown features a lively bar, three distinct dining rooms and menus featuring dry-aged prime steaks, updated classic fine dining and locally sourced produce. Private dining is available, free valet is standard & local car service is offered.

Josephine House offers lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner & Monday night steak frites. The Clarksville cottage features a small marble bar for coffee or cocktails, intimate tables in the dining room, shady nooks on our patio and a grassy front lawn for lounging. Chef Alex Manley and her team prepare an eclectic daily menu featuring the best locally sourced products.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Cheapest California Cabernet was $92. This insult ruined the experience."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Steaks are pricey but melt in your mouth delicious!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "My mother's favorite place. She had not been in awhile and was treated like royalty! Food was outstanding and the service was excellent (as always)."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Food and service were perfect. We each had 4 appetizers rather than entrees: lobster/caviar blinis 👌, cuc soup 👍, salads ✌️and steak tartare ❤️. Dessert was a Sacher Tort. Dinner was much more affordable than expected. However, the Frias cab by the glass was mediocre and way overpriced. All-in-all a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Jeffrey's in years, but the food was just as good as I remember and the ambiance was even better. This is a beautiful spot in the heart of Austin. I would highly recommend it for a date night, celebration or just for a great meal."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I decided to take the wife out to Jeffrey's for our first wedding anniversary dinner. We are pretty frugal in our dining experiences, but we were prepared for the sticker shock of the menu as this was a special occasion. It's been a long time since I've had a steak that costs more than $20 or that wasn't grilled myself. It was worth it. The next morning we both were still thinking about that wonderful 13oz New York Strip, the amazing brussell sprouts, and the cheesy potato gnocchi."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our first time together (wife went there with family back in the seventies) Jeffery's was a great food/wine experience. We dined over two plus hours, Enjoying ourselves and speaking French with back waiter. Utilizing valet is a no brainier due to neighborhood location. Just a quick hop down 6th street from downtown hotel locations."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Jeffrey's this week. Several of our grown children had eaten there and highly recommended it to us. Since we both recently retired, we decided to make a road trip and try it out. Endless to say, it was an exceptional dining experience. I rate the restaraunt as excetional in food quality and service. Don't just take our word, try it for yourself. You will be glad you did"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service. Smiles and humor. Not much was lacking."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "How can u screw up a lettuce wedge? How does it get soggy? Too much sald dressing! How long does it take to deliver a pastry? Apparently longer than it takes to make a soufflé! The pastry chef was backed up! Really? I liked it much better, when it was not trying to be so upscale?"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This is off the beaten path in Austin. The service is phenomenal. Martini cart just adds a lot of cool factor."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Used to love this place. In the past, I did a number of large group dinners, had special occasion dinners and even got engaged here. However, thry must be needing to recoup their renovation....Insanely expensive prices!! They should be ashamed. there are too many other good restaurants and places now in Austin that are just as delicious. They lost my business due to being a little to proud and stupidly expensive."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Hubby started with the roasted crab cake w/arugula slaw & I had the poached lobster, local lettuces and hearts of palm, sweet corn, avocado, serrano in a citrus vinaigrette salad. I think I licked the plate. H had the wagyu ribeye (cooked to perfection), fried brussel sprouts with serrano honey aioli & bacon & steak fries. I was already kind of full so I had the fried oyster appetizer with fennel souvise, grapefruit, habanero & fingerlime vinaigrette & yucca root chips which was delicious. The oysters were so delicate (not heavy) and the dipping sauce was heaven. This place is not cheap ($$$$$$) but it was worth every penny. The best quality food and the best service I've had in a long time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Jefferey's is the best restaurant in Austin. Tina and Tim Zagat would give it a 29."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Intimate. Very friendly, casual atmosphere(attire was all over the place), and great service. We took our two teenagers and they were the only "kids". Not sure if I would consider it" kid friendly". Impressively outstanding steak menu! This is a place for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our dinner was was one of the best meals we have ever experienced in Texas. The appetizers and salads are creative and exciting! We all ordered seafood and it was perfectly fresh and prepared beautifully. The seafood risotto and the tile fish were perfect. The meal was highlighted by the classic service touches of complementary amuses bouches on arrival and tiny bites of sorbet following the entree. The bar area was hopping and our small central dining area was quiet enough for good conversation. Wine list is well chosen and we had two perfect pairings. A memorable meal!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Wife and I really en joyed an anniversary dinner at Jeffrey's. It was quiet enough, and food and service was top notch...a great evening asll around!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We celebrated our birthdays at Jeffries and had a very nice dinner. It was pricey and we had three courses yet and shared a dessert. The tile fish was very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "THE best "date night" or special occasion restaurant in Austin. Romantic, excellent service, and incredible food. Can't imagine spending our anniversary anywhere else."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "When you go out for a celebration and know you are going to spend a lot of money, you expect the food and dining experience to be perfect. My wife and I had a good dinner at Jeffrey's, but it was not amazing. The steak portions for the price are small, the seafood risotto was more risotto than seafood and the shrimp were a bit overdone. A final pet peeve, there were certain items which we were told by our waiter would be complimentary and when the bill came we were charged for them. Since we did eat them, we didn't want to cause a fuss, but in the future we would be much more careful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter, Franc, was very helpful and all his recommendations were perfect. The "martini cart lady" made divine martinis and had such a beautiful, infectious smile and friendly nature. All our food was wonderful, but what really stood out for us were the warm spinach/dandelion salad, the crispy brussel sprouts and the Grand Mariner dessert souffle. Everything else was exceptional as well, but those 3 were what we refer to in our house as "moanable"! The only downside to the experience is that the tables are so close that if you are chewing and not talking you feel like you are eavesdropping on the next table's conversation. Other than that it is perfection!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Jeffrey's for my birthday dinner recently. Unfortunately it seems the quality of the food has deteriorated since our last visit. My husband ordered a very expensive steak that was just adequate, nothing special. Our order of brussel sprouts was drenched in oil. The chocolate soufflé was dry and missing any sauce. Needless to say we were very disappointed. The one bight spot was our very helpful waiter. Too bad he couldn't also cook our food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a very good meal at Jeffreys. The service was terrific. We loved the fresh flowers and the ambience. Would return. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I spent our wedding anniversary dining at Jeffrey's and we had a good time. The food was superb and very well prepared, while the service was attentive and cheerful. Even though we knew going in it was an expensive restaurant, the bill at the end of the meal (without dessert) was still surprisingly high. Our final judgment is that we had an exceptional meal, but one that was not a particularly good value."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went there for my birthday. The food was fantastic and the wait staff was great! Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "While Jeffrey's used to be one of our favorite restaurants, we had not been in several years. We went over the weekend - and it was excellent! Everything we ordered was outstanding, the service was attentive but not intrusive, I like the remodel. Would highly recommend Jeffrey's."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was fabulous; the wait staff very attentive and pleasant ! It is pricey but worth it for the fine dining, food, wine, drinks, dessert, etc; I just cannot say enough about how delicious the meal was; we celebrated a college graduation and the adult kids loved it!! I will definitely eat here again and again......."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food has always been spot on every time I've dined here. Had the squash and little gem salad--was to die for. Service, staff, ambience, all impeccable. Amazing restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful 20th Anniversary dinner. The service was great the food was very good. Felt it was a little expensive for what we got. But it was a special occasion!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I was prepared to dislike Jeffrey's as old, over-the-hill and overpriced. but the food was much better, and more creative, than I expected. It's more than just old-school Texas haute cuisine, with big steaks and powerful sauces. We had a warm spinach salad that was extraordinary, with a very appealing presentation. our entrees were also excellent. My wife had seafood risotto and I had pouched halibut. Both dishes were perfectly prepared and well-presented. I especially liked the idea of serving the halibut over a vegetable ravioli; it was a nice pairing. Austin now has a lot of really good restaurants, but Jeffrey's can hold its own. The dishes are pricey, but not overpriced. Compared to Fino, it may even been a bargain. We'll go back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We went there for our anniversary. It was a fantastic experience all around."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had an excellent celebratory meal for my wife's birthday. I love the unique options, such as the cheese cart and martini cart. The servers were well-versed in the food selections and paced the meal perfectly. We began with a 3-cheese board that we picked from the dozen selections on the cart, and they also gave my wife a complimentary gin martini, which she loved. We split a crab cake as an appetizer and then split the 14-oz Beeman Farms (Yoakum, Texas) ribeye, which was dry aged and cooked to perfection. While prohibitively priced ($75), the steaks are designed to split between a couple, as our steak was cut into six slices that made sharing easy. The sides were large, too. Don't forget dessert -- I loved the espresso souffle!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Now this place was amazing ... Buttttt the menu on this site is completely wrong. Check the actual restaurant website to see whet a fabulous menu they actually have !!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Loved the buffet, prawns, lobster, salad to die for but cold beef and cold lamb?"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "very expensive. not enough moderate or even pretty high options compared to borderline crazy pricing. positioned as a result to be relegated to only special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Sadly, I cannot say much more than: Just not that great. SUPER stringy and salty skate. Ate less than half of it. However, the brussels sprouts were really good. But out of $200 worth of food that is my only big compliment. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My only negative is the ridiculous outfits they make the valets wear. Otherwise, incredible service, incredible food. Our anniversary spot."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Jeffrey's for our anniversary and I must say we were very disappointed. The one highlight of the evening was the fried oysters. Delicious. I also ordered the Caeser salad and it was almost unedible. I left 3/4 of the salad. My entree was the Halibut. Beautiful presentation but the sauce and Halibut were in my opinion overly salty."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Pricey but worth it. One of the best meals we have ever had and a wonderful anniversary celebration."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "From the arrival greeting by the valets through to the complimentary limo ride back to our hotel, the service by the hostesses, wait staff and dining room manager was superb! Food was excellent as were the wine list and the martini cart. We will go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014