Geraldine’s

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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.
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DE
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business dinner with 7 got great server, Amber, who took great care of us from pre dinner drinks to dessert and coffee. She recommend getting a variety of items and share with the table. Foodies will like the appetizers - seafood, tartare etc, and the vegetables! Carrots and Brussels Sprouts could be a meal alone! After apps there was a break, perhaps a bit too long? We then shared a 32oz Porterhouse cooked perfectly and carved up for us to devour! If in Austin check it out!

JP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location. Good vibe. Low key because it was Sunday.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and service

MA
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for jazz brunch!

JM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with every second Sunday the bonus of a band
The short rib quesadilla was super !

SE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I love the atmosphere and the food. Have gone for brunch twice during a live music set, good times. Both were very talented singers. The first time I went service was amazing, the second time I went the server seemed like he was having a bad day and did not offer very good service. However, I think the food and the vibes make up for it.

LT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch at Geraldine’s restaurant. I went with my sister and friends to celebrate her birthday/bachelorette weekend. We had excellent service and a table right by the live jazz band. Food was amazing and the waiter brought a complimentary pecan sticky bun for my sister. Would recommend to anyone!

A
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and music was lovely. The breakfast was good, though the menu online had some differences from what we saw in the restaurant. The service was delightful. My biggest quibble was none of our food was hot when delivered. Good concepts but timing was off leaving food lukewarm when I made it to us.

VG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaf, food, drinks. Liked the bloody Mary. But most of all, LOVED the jazz trio at brunch on Sunday morning!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals in Austin! I highly recommend the endive salad and the fennel cocktail — both surprising and delightful!

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the place is nice but the food selection is limited although it's good. valet parking (almost mandatory since there's no parking outside) is additional $10+tips for everyone, too much

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience! Would love a few more gluten free options for dessert, but other than that it was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed to food and drinks but it was a little pricy for the proportions.

W
London
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years Eve spent here, good party atmosphere. Tasty food, great cocktails service good too. A nice evening

TE
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave this gem another try for an early NY Eve dinner.
Everything from start to finish was wonderful.
Delicious specials and beautiful presentations.
Thank you to Brian for stopping by and being such a gracious host.

Looking forward to next time.

LL
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting

m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Geraldine’s four times now and it never disappoints. The food and service is always great and the ambiance is fantastic. They also have had good live music every time that I’ve been for weekend brunch.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi maxcweja, thanks so much for the review. Happy to hear we hit a home run every time. See you next time, Cheers

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CB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for brunch and dinner. Both times had great service and fantastic food. The 32 oz Porterhouse was amazing and could easily be shared between 3 people. The patio is dog friendly

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi CareB thanks so much for writing us a review on your brunch and dinner experience. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Cheers

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The main courses were bland. Not impressed by the quality

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious! Love the small plate share portions. Great veggie options and yummy meat options. Incredible flavors. Service is on point and ambiance is classy but comfortable. Excellent Christmas dinner 2 years in a row.

g
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I had Christmas dinner here and it was fabulous. The food and drinks were so good and our waiter's descriptions of our dinners were right on target. The ambiance was friendly and fun. Beautiful spot.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi gretchenb, thanks so much for the lovely review. Happy to hear you and your mother enjoyed Christmas dinner with us. See you next time. Cheers

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KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Brunch was delightful

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi KimberlyN, happy to hear you enjoyed Christmas brunch with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. See you next time. Cheers

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r
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi robertp, glad to hear you enjoyed brunch with us. Appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Cheers

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DD
Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi DDCHEIF, thanks so much for the review. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Cheers

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VA
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful environment. Outdoor patio area to explore and view downtown Austin. Food lacked presentation on the plate. I got an omelette and potatoes and there was no greenery on the plate. Not even an attempt at presentation. My food was tan on a white plate. Service was excellent. Views are excellent.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi VickyAustin, thanks so much for the honest feedback about the omelet. Will relay this to the chef. We hope you join us again, Cheers

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M
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas morning breakfast was delicious and service was fantastic! We will be back!

D
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was a bit disappointed regarding the holiday pop up Geraldine’s put on. I made a reservation weeks in advance under the assumption I would be able to experience both the snow globe and holiday drinks. The event was completely separate which it was not stated clearly on the website. It most definitely took away from my dining experience and left me a bit unsatisfied.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hey Dman, thank you for letting us know about our error on the igloo reservations. We apologize for the confusion with the reservation system. We hope that you enjoyed the event otherwise. Cheers

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Anonymous, thanks so much for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything. Cheers

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geraldine's was such a great experience and the food and service was supreme.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi LisaB, thanks so much for the lovely review. Happy to hear you had a great experience. Hope to see you again. Cheers

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AT
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the venue and service. They need to change their brunch menu though, quite boring.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi AkshayT, thanks so much for writing us a review. Appreciate the feedback on the updated menu. See you next time, Cheers

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LT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food and ambiance was amaaazing. Only off thing was we had reservations at 6pm for 6 people and the restaurant was very empty, but still the server told us we had to be done by 8:30 because a big party needed the space they sat us in. Very annoying to be told we had a limit for our holiday dinner in an open restaurant. Needless to say we stayed till 9:45 and didn’t move....

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi LaurenT, thanks so much for writing us a review. I apologize for the confusion about your table. We will definitely relay this to our host team. We appreciate the honest feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything else! Cheers

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W
London
35 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food varied choice of dishes, tasty cocktails thoroughly enjoyed our evening

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Willywoo27, thanks so much for the great review. Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves at Geraldines. Hope to see you again soon, Cheers

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a jazz brunch when we were there. Fit the atmosphere very well. I got the Cuban Benedict and it was absolutely delicious! They also have a kids menu if you've gotta bring the kiddos along (we had to that day).

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Anonymous, happy to hear you enjoyed brunch with us. Thanks so much for writing us a review. Glad to hear the kids enjoyed it as well. Cheers

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hey Anonymous, thanks so much for the review. Appreciate the feedback. Cheers

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KK
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every drink, appetizer, main dishes, desserts and after dinner drinks were superb. Service was attentive, entertaining and first class. We love our experiences at Geraldine's.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Keekeepmr, thank you so much for the lovely review. Happy to hear we took good care of you. We appreciate you taking the time to write us and hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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MW
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. They have gluten-free bread for toast (although not the gluten-free pastries at the coffee shop downstairs; I wish they would develop a special gluten-free pastry for Geraldine's or at least have the ones from downstairs made in the same kitchen). Eggs scrambled just right, a huge amount of bacon (I took some home), wonderful blueberry jam. I was also treated very well as a woman on her own and definitely not dressed for professional meetings (I live down the street). One of my favorite places.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi MarjorieW, thanks so much for the lovely review. We appreciate the feedback and glad you enjoyed breakfast with us. See you next time, Cheers

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Innovative and healthy menu. Great cocktails.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Justvising, thanks so much for writing us a review. Glad you hear you enjoyed the menu and cocktails. See you next time, Cheers

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy Geraldines. The food was great and the live music was terrific. Great place for Sunday brunch

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi KarenS. Thanks so much for joining us again. Glad to hear you had a fun brunch with us. See you next time, Cheers

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TE
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food service was not commensurate with venue. After several parties seated after us received their orders, finished their meals and paid their tabs, I was able to flag down our waitress and find out that our ticket had been gotten to kitchen/ was missed placed. As we had been waiting quite a long time, I would’ve expected them to bring out some thing pastries muffin while the kitchen and then received & completed our order. Nothing was offered.

Once the food did arrive it was excellent and certainly worth waiting for.

Live music for brunch was lovely.

Great venue.

Will try again.

EC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We chose Geraldine’s for the live music. Brunch was great but we were super far from the live music therefore couldn’t enjoy. Our server was attentive but charged each of us for coffee that only 1 of us actually ordered. She poured the coffee and we drank it, not because we wanted but because we didn’t want to waste it. I assumed that coffee was complimentary since it was poured without us requesting it. In the end we were charged for it, we paid for it but We didn’t appreciate this exchange. It seemed underhanded. The coffee was not good.

Geraldine’s
Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi EbonyC, thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review about brunch. I'm sorry about the coffee confusion. Will relay this to the morning managers so this issue wont happen again. Glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us otherwise. Hope that you join us again, Cheers

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