Geraldine’s

4.6
1429 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 1429 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. Food and ambiance were top notch. Our guests from New York had a great experience. We will make an earlier reservation next time to enjoy the music for longer. Jennifer was our server and was amazing. My son wanted the quesadillas and it turned out later they ran out. He was bummed out and she turned his mood back so kindly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time with the whole family

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite place in Austin. Great food, unique flavors.

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vipEatOutALOT
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for thanksgiving dinner. Never been here and the ambience was really really classy and nice. The food was delicious (some of the items are part of their everyday menu) and the wine list surprisingly broad. I had hesitations since it’s a restaurant in a hotel but we are coming back to experience live music and the rest of the menu. Service was super efficient and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. I’m glad I choose this place for our thanksgiving dinner while we in Austin. Food is great, service is outstanding. Highly recommend this place. I would definitely visit this place again

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre at best. Ok in a pinch but would go somewhere else if you are a foodie.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service, food and ambiance

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MaureenB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Jazz and awesome food and atmosphere!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, elegant furnishing, with delicious food.
The musical jazz artist were very talented.

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TodA
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the front table nearest the band. Service was great as was the food and music (Robin Mordecai rocks and so does his mom). We had the roasted beets, pig ears, salad, halibut and quail. And all were top-notch! Great way to celebrate a night out!

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NicolasL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not find any better place to compare this to. Focused ingredients with amazing twists and memorable flavors

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JasonS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked reservations for a double date and we couldn’t have had a better time. The food, service, and ambiance were best in class!

Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Amazing place, food wood have been better

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LeeE
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit to Geraldine’s for their Sixth Anniversary. Beautiful music, sophisticated cocktails and Andover-the-top dinner. Love these folks !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs were fantastic! Live music and a great atmosphere

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Jane
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is delicious. Wasn’t impressed with the service this time. We weren’t served for the first 15 minutes and the Bloody Marys weren’t great. It was also a special occasion but the waiter or host made no mention of it, even though I left a note in my reservation. I guess they don’t do anything for special occasions?

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jenzdar
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was creative and tasted excellent. I would highly recommend the brussel sprouts, pork ribs and the wagyu pastrami. Great ambiance and beautiful view of the city.

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vipoaklandlonghorn
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun. Awesome drinks, interesting food and great music later.

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SabrinaS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Pros: Our server was fantastic. The ambiance was nice. The Brussels sprouts, flank steak, and toffee pudding were great.
Cons: short rib and pastrami were so dry they were inedible. Our sever graciously comped those dishes. The broccolini had too many jalapeños it was inedible. The restaurant had a great ambiance but it was a little too dark in there to see.

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vipMaceyAdkins
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

cool venue & live music. food is just ok. might recommend depending on occasion

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JanV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every way. Got to catch a few songs from the 10pm performance following dinner. A real plus!!

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JimiB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind of like tapas, order multiple plates to share. Everything was tasty but the Smoked Carrots were to die for. Also, the Mission Martini was surprisingly smoky and very good.

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LindseyL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great brunch celebrating my sisters wedding. The music was a perfect balance of fun and relaxing!

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vipNiaGe
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our girls night dinner was fabulous!!! Everything we ate was delicious!!!!! The brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes were my favorite!!!! Oh and the Princess Consuela Bananahammock was sooooooo good!!!! Keith provided great service too! He checked on us just enough… not too much and not too little + had a great attitude. The music was a nice touch to the back and lighting really set the mood for good conversation and relaxation. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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emmaaaron
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Prices say it’s a high class dining restaurant but service was terrible. Server Jennifer, kept calling us “guys” just felt very “olive garden” like. They were out of almost everything on their scotch menu. Bus boy came and took our burrata when there was still a bite left without asking. Just wasn’t a good experience per the prices, if I was at Olive Garden, it would have been spectacular.

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jessicau
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to celebrate a birthday or event! Server was very helpful picking dishes for a large group. Both food and drinks were great

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MarcusP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service. I would definitely recommend anything from the brunch menu.

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Cameo
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service wasn’t up to par. Forgotten about a lot. Server Looked at desert that only had 2 bites taken from it and didn’t bother asking why we didn’t like it. No care. Online menu needs updating. Website and cocktail menus promised certain things and then not what was available or brought to us. Food was delish. Band was good. Pricy for what you get, but good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was outstanding yet the entire wait staff was rude. Consistently “too busy” and all I asked were the hostess stand was. Once seated the waiter was nonexistent.

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vipMsMouse
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creative small plate menu. The brand new Sea Urchin Bucatini Pasta, Brussel Sprouts and Biscuits were standouts. Was a bit too dark (lighting) and loud for us who are more mature. Will return to try other items.

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RyleyS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very nice band and not too crowded for a sunday brunch date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Met a friend from out of town who was staying at the hotel. Great place. Really cool vibe. Live music!

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KellBell19
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
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
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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TanyaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best unexpected food ever! Will definitely go again.

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Syesja
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment. The food was awesome. Great staff

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LauraF
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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.

FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 1429 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.