Geraldine’s

4.6
1482 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
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.
[NOTE: Our rooftop lounge, private cabanas, and outdoor seating will be closed through 3/1/21]

Experiences

  • Birds Bubbles & Blues

    $35.00 per person

    Jan 20 - May 26, 2022

    45 recipes later, and chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, Geraldine's Spicy Fried Chicken is paired with half-off bottles and glasses of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut or Rose. Take it all in while renowned Austin-based blues artists deliver soulful tunes to round out the evening. Music starts at 9pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1482 people are saying
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MelindaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Birds bubbles ans blues is our new favorite. We enjoyed the entire evening and can't wait to do it again. Cheers

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JimD
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect meal. Cooked just right. Excellent flavors. We sampled 9 dishes and all - yes all were exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable. The menu is creative, and shareable. We ordered 7 dishes for a party of three, and each dish was perfection. And our table server was kind, energetic, and gave excellent recommendations. I can’t remember a meal I enjoyed more in the last few years.

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Michaela
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and staff! Everything was wonderful

LC
LynneC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Sunday brunch with great jazz, great food, lovely venue!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!!!

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vipBostonFoodie14
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The place is super cute I had high hopes. Service was ok. The waitress forgot to put in one of our orders and ended up eating our appetizer after our meal but everything comes out as they’re ready so it is what it is. The short rib was dry and not worth the $ honestly. Cacio pepe was fine. Veggies were good. Overall, not really what I expected and probably wouldn’t visit again.

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nathalial
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu
Excellent customer service from Kyle
Great music

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time with my friends. We were celebrating a birthday. My favorite part was the band & dancing with my friends

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Tito
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a date and live music, highly reccommend

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elainec
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Beautiful place great drinks but no food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was not as good as last time. Took a long time too.

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KamnaP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious place. We went for a double date and truly enjoyed the meal and the experience. The dessert was amazing, as were the cocktails, service, pacing and ambience. Can’t wait to have it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fabulous. I only wish the dessert menu was bigger.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and ambiance. Food was expensive but great for special occasions

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marcusp
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoked short rib was worth every penny! Would recommend Geraldine's for a great date night option.

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JoshuaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, service and food!

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SabeenD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing hosting a party of 14. Great service, ambiance and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bday great experience, food and music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

By far the best biscuits I’ve ever had. The French toast was also delicious. Our order of biscuits was forgotten at first however.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience4

My husband and I were in town for the Holidays and were excited to see that Rosie Flores and The Talismen were playing on 1/2/22. The show was fantastic and so were the drinks and food!

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AliciaB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful and my server Gary was truly a pleasure. The ambience outside was nice and I could see a little bit of the sky. The non-alcoholic drink “Dancing Farms” was a highlight and you should definitely get the broccolini and roasted beets.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the live music was an added treat. The French toast was beyond delicious. The smoked salmon Benedict was dead on. 100 recommend.

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Kerri
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Geraldine’s for our last meal of 2021. From the second we arrived, to the moment we left, we were utterly delighted. Our server, Keith, answered every question, gave excellent descriptions and was very good at giving us time to enjoy and checking in at just the right times! The menu is incredible. Everything we ordered was a perfect combination of flavors. Even when we thought we might be able to guess what we were about to taste, it was so elevated beyond our imaginations. Chef Chris Schaefer has created an absolute masterpiece of options to choose from. You couldn’t go wrong!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the fried chicken and champagne special. The chicken was incredibly juicy. We also ordered the Brussels sprouts, pork ribs, buratta cheese, flat-iron steakand sweet potatoes. Everything was outstanding. Overall I would definitely recommend and it was great for a large group.

AB
AprilB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit restaurant. The atmosphere , customer service & food was outstanding. This was my first time and everyone was amazing. Book your reservation in advance you won’t regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience2

ur mom is a nice lady you should call her

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BeccaRey
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We understand the service part due to Covid; we had a great meal and loved the live band

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RestaurantWeekEnthusiast
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I ordered the pork ribs and biscuits. The food tasted okay, but the portions were small and the menu was very overpriced. Two glasses of moscato for $42?! The lighting was also very dark. It was difficult for me to read the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary and Christmas dinner

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved my waiter! Ambiance was great! My food was very salty (biscuits and Brussels sprouts) except the short rib dish, it was very tender. The sweet potatoes were not good (onion and lemon was not a good combination for the potatoes)

Overall I did enjoy the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Christmas brunch with family and the food was fabulous, the service fantastic, and the ambiance soothing. Will definitely be returning!

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TimK
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Went for brunch on Christmas Day. Very disappointed they didn’t do anything special. Same old menu and no Christmas decorations. Our server was fantastic but otherwise disappointing experience.

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TheDR
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I am always glad that Geraldine's is open for Christmas; it's a good place for a nice meal. Brunch menu was only available for a 12:30 reservation, but it had something on it for everyone. All the entrees hit the mark. Our server did great, given the amount of tables she had to cover. We'll be back again if we are in town next year.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Crazy nice view. Just off Rainey Street so start here at sundown and see where the night takes you.

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dmg11
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server was great. Always have good meals there but this was especially good!!

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vipPMB7
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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gman
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Menu was extremely limited, but the food we had was good. Cocktails were overpriced (as one would expect in a high-end hotel restaurant). Restaurant itself is VERY dark, and the service was a little lacking.

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WaltandDD
San Antonio
7 reviews