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Geraldine’s, Austin, TX

Geraldine’s

4.6
4.6
2209 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Offering a bat's-eye-view of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline, Geraldine's is named after the famed guinea fowl that once roamed Rainey Street. Respect for Austin's history and culture seeps into every part of the restaurant, from the local ingredients featured in our Chef's contemporary menu to the nightly concert lineup-because there is no Austin without live music. Take shelter from the Texas sun at our adjacent rooftop lounge, complete with private cabanas and outdoor seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 476-4755
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sergio Ledesma
  • Private party facilities
    There's no such thing as ordinary in Austin. That's why when you need an extraordinary venue for your next anniversary party, birthday, wedding or company event, you need Geraldine's. Go as intimate or splashy as you want and let us handle the ambiance (fourth-floor city views, anyone?). For inquiries, email us @ booking@geraldinesaustin.com
  • Private party contact
    Shannon Smith : (512) 476-4755
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Red River/Rainey Street
  • Parking details
    Valet is $10 for the first 3 hours. Other parking options at MACC or street parking.
  • Entertainment
    Geraldine’s will have nightly music 7 days a week. From singer/songwriters to Blues and Americana music, our stage will host some of the finest Texas talent available. Our brunch will also include live Jazz and soul music every Sunday. Please visit our website or follow us on Facebook for the weekly lineup.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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2,209 Reviews
  1. kaster512

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service amazing server amazing food and great place to hangout’s

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  2. Donovan

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for the live music and interesting menu. Turned out to be only a DJ spinning records by request for tips. Ordered cocktails - which were good but very expensive- and waited another 30 plus minutes for our server who never returned until we asked the bartender to cash us out. I’ve never had such poor service in such a supposedly “high class” place. There are literally a thousand other places to eat in this town, do yourself a favor and find a different one.

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  3. HeatherH

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding! Our server was on point! She was knowledgeable about the menu, the pairings, and flavor profiles we were looking for. The food was wonderful. There was a DJ entertaining during our visit, he was great as well and the volume was very reasonable. The only complaint I have was trying to locate the hotel, GPS was not very helpful, and there was no close parking that wasn't valet.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect experience, we went there to celebrate 2nd year anniversary and had an amazing night, the foods are amazing, the environment, and service is just perfect, will definitely go back again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was incredible! We got the biscuits, brussels sprouts, redfish, and lobster risotto! 100000/10. Service was a bit slow, especially in the beginning. We had to order an item twice because our server forgot to put the order in. Music was a bit loud, but that was expected.

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  6. LorineB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue! Great food, music and service! Thank you :)

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  7. EmilyS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Delicious! The Hamachi and Korean Fried Chicken were my fav. Service was outstanding- very knowledgeable server!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly amazing food! Every dish’s execution was superb! Save room for dessert as well.

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  9. Outoftowner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Meh. Service was sub-par as we felt it was slow then super rushed. Didn’t even order main course as we were never asked. Bartender did a great job. Music was too loud to hear our conversation. Won’t be back.

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  10. debi

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated Valentines early on Sunday at Geraldine’s. The atmosphere is romantic and fun! We enjoyed the DJ and were able to request songs. The menu offered so many delicious options. Everything we ordered was really amazing! We had the snap pea salad, crispy potatoes, smoked carrots, cacio e Pepe,and Texas redfish. We wanted to try desert but we were too full. I highly recommend Geraldine’s.

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  11. ReneeF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully cool jazz brunch. Geraldine's is located in Hotel Van Zandt. Modern rustic decor. We were seated a step up from main floor but still had a good view of the band. The band was cheerful and the music was loud enough to hear but still light enough to enjoy table conversation. Our server Tai was a delight. She was professional, helpful and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and her recommendations. I started with a French 76, a twist on the traditional French 75. (tito’s vodka / campo viejo cava / lemon juice) And our table shared the mini cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. They were amazing; tender, warm and sticky sweet on the bottoms; cooked in a cast iron pan. I also ordered the Lox on Toast (rye toast/ whipped cream cheese/Scottish smoked salmon/ capers/red onions) and a perfectly cooked poached egg! Everything was delicious and we had a great time. I highly recommend Geraldine's.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place my wife loved it and the food was awesome we were there for awhile but didn’t get a chance to hear the band because they kept having technical difficulties with sound check but overall a we had wonderful time we will come back again.

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  13. ATXPartyof2

    Austin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is family style. Everything we ordered was tasty. Portions were on the smaller side. Cocktails were good. It was quiet and cozy, but it was so cold inside. We aren't sure if we would go back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the vibe! Food was pretty good but it was just above lukewarm when it came out. I was pretty hungry so I didn't want to send it back.

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  15. JoeK

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and great music. Definitely a Rainey St. highlight!

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  16. AnkitM

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is really good. I have only been there for brunch but love it. I love their biscuits and sides of potatoes.

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  17. JennyM

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly this was really disappointing - coffee was cold, eggs were also cold and not quite cooked (somehow!) breakfast choices a little pedestrian, nothing that special or exciting. The cocktails were nice and jazz also pleasant, but just a bit of a shame the rest of the experience wasn’t great - considering how good food is in Austin.

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  18. Kishen

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space for brunch. It was a quick brunch so did not have a lot of things but the avocado toast, carrot and ginger juice and espresso martini were great!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere. Cocktails were creative and delicious. Meals are smaller portioned to share. Excellent flavors. We will be eating here again!

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  20. AngelS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork ribs and the chesse pie, was the best that i ever eat !!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything we ate! Service was great and the food came at a good pace. We were sat pretty close to the stage which got a little loud towards the end of our dinner. But Ruthie Craft rocked! Highly recommend spending a chill evening here.

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  22. luvgoodfood

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good as was the wait service however as we were paying the check and finishing our mimosas, the hostess came over to our table and said she needed the table in 15 minutes. One would think she would have checked with the server to see if we were getting ready to leave. It just felt as if we were being ushered out.

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  23. StephanieP

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of food! Good live music. Try the smoked carrots

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  24. ChelseyC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Brunch was great. Enjoyed the jazz band as well

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic live music and great brunch with good service!

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  26. JulieB

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dishes we chose. The scallops and the Korean Chicken were great. Same for Pepe de Cacio. The ribs were a little too smokey and a bit overdone. Super friendly and accommodating service. A little disappointed with the Dirty Martini. The used cheap small green olive with pimento. Most good bars, especially in high end hotels uses garlic stuffed minimally and good olives. Also too much vermouth and very small glass for the price.

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  27. AmandaA

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing, service is great and the bartenders are some of the best in Austin. The be live music is a great experience

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  28. Kayamay

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice brunch selection. Nothing over the top but decent food well prepared. Need a nonalcoholic beer choice.

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  29. AmyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best brunch we had in Austin during our stay! Superb French toast snd breakfast potatoes!! Came back twice just for those two! Dakota was our fantastic server! Thanks again from Minneapolis:)

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Host was very rude. We were staying at the hotel and made our reservation 2 months in advance but they prioritized the walk-ins and squeezed 3 of us into a 2-top table. We came solely for the jazz brunch/music but we were sat at the furthest corner of the restaurant and couldn’t see the stage at all and the views were of a construction site. We asked politely if there were any other options and the host rudely just said “nope. we’re full.” and walked away lol. We sat for 10 minutes with no greeting so ended up just grabbing seats at the bar. The experience got a little better from there but our food took 40 minutes. It has potential to be a great brunch experience but it was sadly a miss.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ok and the service a bit hit and miss, I felt we were an inconvenience as we were offered no more drinks when the bill was placed on our table. The chicken sandwich was chewy

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  32. MikeS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter wasn't the best. He was a very nice guy and certainly had no issues with his presentation but consistently forgot things which wasn't the best and wasn't around as much as we would have liked as we needed more drinks./

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  33. MoniqueC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The band was Amazing last night. Looking forward to coming out again to listen to the neo soul jazz band.10/10 I love it. Thanks to the amazing staff they took great care of me. Thanks you guys. So much respect. Thanks 😊

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  34. JeffreyM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best spot in town for live music and food, nothing even comes close

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  35. stephanief

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience is always amazing 😍. Our waiter was even outstanding and giving us suggestions on what he thought we would like.

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  36. TonyM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and Great food. The hostess was VERY friendly and on top of it. She really made us feel welcome. The waitress on the other hand was fine but not very attentive and gave us very slow service. I'm not sure if the kitchen was busy or what but it took an extremely long time to get our food and she never came over expect when the food was ready. The food though was excellent! My omelette was perfectly cooked which is not an easy task. I was absolutely impressed and will go back! This is a great date spot too, with beautiful interior and the live music.

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  37. Erica

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a fantastic time from the moment the valet took our keys. Excellent service with a very lovely live band. I appreciated the fact that the band wasn’t too loud as we visited during brunch hours. The biscuits and French toast were delicious.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was incredible and the food service was so quick! Squash wasn’t all that, but everything else we had was phenomenal (spicy chicken, potatoes, cucumber salad and waygu)

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome NYE experience! Food and drinks were on point and the live music was amazing!

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  40. CarlosR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started with the shrimp cocktail. It came with 5 large shrimp and a nice sauce with a perfcect amount of heat. We had the red snapper and Caseo de Pepe pasta. The snapper was cooked perfectly and the pasta had a nice gouda flavor. For dessert we kept it simple with the cheesecake. It was made of three types of cheese but I couldn't discern a difference from a typical cheesecake. I would definitely return and try more.

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FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 2209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Geraldine’s

605 Davis St., Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Red River/Rainey Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet is $10 for the first 3 hours. Other parking options at MACC or street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sergio Ledesma
  • Entertainment
    Geraldine’s will have nightly music 7 days a week. From singer/songwriters to Blues and Americana music, our stage will host some of the finest Texas talent available. Our brunch will also include live Jazz and soul music every Sunday. Please visit our website or follow us on Facebook for the weekly lineup.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 476-4755
  • Private party facilities
    There's no such thing as ordinary in Austin. That's why when you need an extraordinary venue for your next anniversary party, birthday, wedding or company event, you need Geraldine's. Go as intimate or splashy as you want and let us handle the ambiance (fourth-floor city views, anyone?). For inquiries, email us @ booking@geraldinesaustin.com
  • Private party contact
    Shannon Smith : (512) 476-4755
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