Geraldine’s

4.5
1330 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

    Multiple dates available

    After months of recipe testing, Geraldine's presents: Birds, Bubbles, and Blues! Every Thursday evening beginning at 5:30pm, join us for our special spicy fried chicken, half off bottles and glasses of Moet + Chandon, and live music starting at 8:30pm.

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 1330 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AjatshatruD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Our server Keith was awesome! The cocktails and wine were great!
Awesome experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed this place, the people, music, and vibes were better than expected!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is fantastic. The service was also excellent. Our waiter Gary, knew his stuff and recommend some great dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very few mangoes in the gem salad and they were not ripe
They brought our fish at the end of the meal. Overall good flavors

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Talented musicians and staff every. single. time.

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pauls
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal, with a fabulous waitress, and an unbelievable music act of Zack Person who I would not expect at a hotel venue. We were out of town visitors from Portland and was blown away. Smoke carrots were to die for.

JR
vipJessicaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Kithen was sooooo slow! took hour and a half to get food but server was nice.

Should have comped us a drink or dessert tho-would have made a TERRIBLE impression into a great one so easily.

Kenny Williams was FABULOUS and we'll be back for him for sure! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice vibe. Food was acceptable but I’m always up to try different cuisine. Definitely a good place to vibe with a special someone or your girls

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere! Our server Gary was outstanding. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food
Great atmosphere
Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly was so accommodating and kind. We had some hiccups with our large group reservation and they still try to do their best to fit us all as close as they could. Our server Jennifer went above and beyond making sure our cups were full and we were having a good time. 10/10

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MishandaF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visiting from Los Angeles. Geraldine did not disappoint. Enjoyed the Jazz brunch and food.

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MollyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The drinks were great and well priced.

NG
NitinG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food option while staying at the Van Zandt hotel.

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Foodie2305
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and better food! The breakfast burger was delicious and the staff is very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch burger!

JT
JohnT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Decor is nice and would have been better if they had some sort of live music as advertised on their site. Unfortunate that they also don't take advantage of it being on a higher floor with a view of the lake or Austin - instead you have a view of the pool, which had little kids playing in it. Just kind of ruins the potential vibe - we went there for an adult happy hour. Service was friendly but was slow and they totally could have made more money from us by checking back in more often as we wanted another round. When they did come by again it was too late as we had somewhere to be. The menu has interesting and well executed drinks and small plates that were also pretty good.

JO
JonnyO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Geraldines. The staff were incredibly friendly and extremely helpful. The food and drinks were outstanding and we loved the live music.

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Jenn
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great views but no parking for restaurant which was NOT on website. Menu is so so, not a lot to choose from. Wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed - it was the 4th but still… overall the best thing it’s got going is the view.

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viplinmath
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Brocollini a tad undercooked, but well seasoned/sauced. Quail was tasty and tender, but coconut sauce it sat on was oily and bland--tasted like canned coconut milk with some unidentified oil poured in.
Malbec was ok, Butterscotch pot au feu was delicious

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LeeE
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dropped in to Geraldine’s for a snack and a drink before the fireworks . . . Great love music from Paul Val, lovely cocktails and appetizers (always get the sticky rib appetizer). Had the butterscotch pot de creme for dessert with an espresso - heavenly !!

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SF121
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

portions were so small and expensive better for just drinks

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Unsatisfied
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was exceptional and Keith the waiter was incredibly attentive and took his time to explain the menu and cocktail options. My date and I had a perfectly cooked halibut.

Highlight of the meal were the dessert cocktails, however. The blew our minds. One of the best espresso martinis I’ve ever had and a banana-walnut cocktail that tasted like banana bread. Incredible.

Would go back again!

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DavidF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Mediocre food and experience

MG
vipMichelleG
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seemed like a chaotic night. Disarray at hostess stand. We were sat in a section that was obviously double or triple sat and the waiter was visibly upset and arguing with hostess. He rebounded and ultimately took great care of us. I’ve eaten here before and loved everything I had. Last night everything tasted overly salty and not up to previous experience.

AV
AlexaV
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent, elegant, and fun restaurant. The food is fantastic and the staff was perfect.

LH
LaurenH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server’s expertise of the menu was awesome! He helped us choose our plate choices and had the perfect recommendations for the order in which to enjoy each plate, and what drinks would complement our food. Awesome service and amazing flavors! Nice date night ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service and music!

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RaineyResident
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, and ambiance with live music was the cherry on top.

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KathrynG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good, but kinda pricey. Would have liked more menu options. Disappointed that the bar did not stay open later.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and ambiance. Service was very slow.

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vipSteak
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Will not return. Our party waited for over an hour for our food. The wait staff was short and passive aggressive. I had enough when the waitress abruptly seized the bill from the table after I asked her to split it for each individual person. I asked to speak with the manager and before I could even finish speaking he felt it necessary to tell me that he had never had complains concerning the waitress. He also stated that his kitchen was understaffed along with a host of other excuses. I felt his approach was to provide excuses for the poor service as opposed to resolving the matter. It’s really sad because I was telling the other people in my party I wanted to return for a stay at the hotel, unfortunately that won’t be possible due to this experience. Also, I was over charged for parking. I was told it was $10. I just saw that my card was charged $22.35. I don’t even have the energy to fight with them about it. This is how over this situation I am.

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vipTracyDinesOut
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!
Loved everything about Geraldines from the delicious small plate menu to the creative craft cocktails. Also really enjoyed the live band that started playing at 10 pm. Will definitely go back.

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vipHogfan85
Little Rock
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! Loved how the food was brought out in small plates. Each round was excellent on its own. The bluesy band (starting at 10:00) was a nice touch. Highly recommend!

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vipLorrie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our server Pete was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Cute place! Brunch was good, nothing crazy. Service was a little slow but we were a large group. However, the restaurant wasn’t full. All in all, a cute place to visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nothing done for anniversary- was sad they didn’t do dessert or anything to celebrate.

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

Amazing dinner and ambiance.

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vipCooper
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great and the food was good but felt a bit over priced for the portion. We had the Halibut and Short ribs (both around $37-38) and since it is small plate style there are no sides. Glad we went but not sure it will make the list to go to again.

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RyanW
Austin
1 review