Geraldine’s

4.6
1395 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 1395 people are saying
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KellBell19
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here, the food was fantastic, so creative. Was not excited to try the cooked carrots, but they were one of my favorite dishes! Unique and tasty food plus live music! Will definitely be back

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Deboriah
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Live music and drinks...great service and I like the ambiance!

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TanyaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best unexpected food ever! Will definitely go again.

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Syesja
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment. The food was awesome. Great staff

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LauraF
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Love jazz music was pretty good overall a nice ambience. The staff was professional and friendly. The food, at least the brunch menu we tried was ok but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful service, inventive combinations, & outstanding execution! Loved it. Would 100% recommend to foodie friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

no negative comments following my first dining experience at Geraldines. Everything we ate and drank was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Family in from out of town and wanted a brunch within walking distance. Their menu wasn’t large and they were out of non-breakfast item with no offer of substitution. Service was cruddy as well with rude waiter. I guess that is what you get from a hotel restaurant. Will not be back as this was our second try at Geraldine’s and the food quality/taste is bland and service stinks. The restaurant and views are nice, but not at the price for mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the restaurant itself was very classy. My only complaint is that you get small portions for a high price.

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vipTessG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The Host person was aloof, didn’t acknowledge us while talking to another guest and left us standing to wait until she finally looked up and was rather perfunctory at best.
Server assistant was new and told us his life story.
Server was friendly, however visible disappoint me too once she realized we weren’t going to order more than 2 courses.
Value relationship on the menu prices to the portion and flavor profiles was not good.

Cocktails were outstanding. Also sat in the corner in an empty restaurant as far away from the band that was going to play while we were there.
Overall would not go back other than to have a drink and listen to music. We left after our 2 dishes and went to another restaurant to eat.

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LisetteM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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markr
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were seated at a 2 top right next to a bus cart, who designs a floor plan like that? The finish on our tabletop was in such disrepair that our plates stuck to it, very sticky and well worn but not in a good way. Condensation under water glass caused it to slide off of the uneven table surface on its own. Crispy pork ribs and biscuits were great, other items were so so. Server was just checking boxes. Very disappointing for a Kimpton property. Take lessons from Tulio in Seattle please. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Every plate we ordered was great. Especially the quail!

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vipZandraD
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our server was very attentive. Great wine list too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!

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LindseyT
East Texas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

we stopped in for brunch. food was delightful and the jazz band was awesome!

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viphoots
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience except we made a reservation but got sat in a strange section. Feel like we Could have walked in for that.

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DCB1982
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow and drawn out. Waited 20 minutes for a new drink every time. Got dessert way too late and we had to leave it uneaten so we could pick up our kid from the sitter. Roasted chicken was tasty but skin was slimy and pale rather than browned. When you first arrive, the hostess has you scan a QR code for the menu before you sit down at the table, which was offputting. With all we know now about how COVID is (not) transmitted via surfaces, you’d think they would offer some paper menus, especially for my older mother in law who was with us who doesn’t like to use her phone. Lastly is the seating. We were sat at a very low table in some high-ish low-back tulip chairs. It was very awkward to sit in them as it forces you to recline but doesn’t have anywhere to rest your elbows. And then the table is basically on your lap. Table top was beat up and has stains all over it too. In all, the food is pretty good. It’s just undermined by the seating and service. Just not as nice a restaurant as I was told it would be and that the prices indicate, and I was pretty disappointed. With so many good choices to eat at in Austin, I doubt we’ll be back.

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PhilipT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great menu selection. All selections were delicious. I will go there again.

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Archtkt
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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viplovefoodandwine
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect ambiance for a girls brunch. The jazz music was lovely. Food was great. Service was great. Drinks were beautiful. Loved it!

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KellyB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Loved brunch musical performance and top notch server!

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VictoriaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great service, chic decor & gorgeous sunset

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Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful date night spot! I highly recommend this place and will have to try the brunch menu next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Love the ambiance! Upscale and live band is definitely a plus! Will definitely go back again.

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AbigailB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fun, beautiful venue for dinner, drinks, and music!

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dwggy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience, the food was amazing, ambiance, drinks, view on patio all spectacular!

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LisaF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Great service. Delicious cocktails.
Entirely too expensive for quality and portion size. 38.00 for a half a small chicken and a few potatoes. Tomatoes served carpaccio style-12.00. Plates were awkwardly spaced out-randomly served a plate of carrots, then 10 minutes later a pork chop, then other dishes. Definitely not enough food for 4 adults. We left hungry and broke.

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

Very friendly waiter

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vipAnnieE
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Really fun to try a lot of dishes & share with the table. I loved trying a variety of dishes. We had the quail, the biscuits, the crispy pork ribs, and the hamachi crudo. My favorite dish was either the crispy pork ribs or the biscuits but the sauce for the quail was coconut curry and it was delish!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipGourmetdiner
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

First, the live music and ambiance is outstanding. Food quality is solid, but you pay for the ambiance in the price. Labor Day weekend they refused to valet park our car despite dropping $250 on brunch in our group, staying it was just for overnight guests. We got stuck looking for outside parking, which cost us $30.

The service was slow as molasses, it took an hour and a half for our brunch to show up. Nothing unusual, no special requests…quesadillas and burgers. They at least kept the drinks coming with about a 20-30 wait per round.

It’s a beautiful place, but not worth the price and hassle. Austin has better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

First time dining here. While the food was very good my overall rating is based on how poor the customer service experience was. Our wait person was not attentive at all. We waited more than 40 minutes for our food to be delivered (a salad and bacon and eggs) without any follow up by our wait person. During that period our ice tea glasses were empty. I will not return.

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ShEllyP
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the reservation service it made our seating so easy. And we had a great table to listen to Kenny Williams. He is just so lovely. And the food was magnificent. My friend had a hamburger that was 6 inches tall. Not sure how she got it in her mouth. I had the short rib quesadillas which were perfect. Then we had a sweet roll with ice cream on it. Holy moly. I’ll be back. Nicely done

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vipTheSpense
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music, great food and drinks, and a cool place to hang out with friends.

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Abbeygirl
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, food and drinks were fab! Great spot since it’s located on Rainey Street.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter knocked it out of the park. The spicy Nashville chicken was amazing. Can’t wait to eat here again!

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YuriS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice due to live music and the whole environment. I was a bit disappointed on the fact that it says it has a roof top, but once you get there you realize it’s largely only for the hotel guests. And it is not at the top, it’s a 4th floor.

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vipUnderwhelmed
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Ask for Alexander for Sunday brunch. He went above and beyond to make our experience fantastic, and added to the great atmosphere at this place.

Food wise, don’t miss the Bakery Plate for an appetizer, the brunch burger, or the short rib quesadillas.

For beverages, the Grey Goose Spritz & the Mr. Roboto were wonderful drinks.

FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.