Geraldine’s

4.7
1091 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]

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Special menus

  • Birds | Bubbles | Blues

    Oct 8 - Dec 24, 2020
    After months of recipe testing, Geraldine's presents: Birds, Bubbles, and Blues! Every Thursday evening, join us for spicy fried chicken, champagne bottle and glass specials, and live blues music.

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 1091 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindsayS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Exceptional food. I got the short rib, my husband got the flat iron steak and both were so yummy. Great atmosphere with live music on Saturday night. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were looking for a nice place to listen to live music and have some nice cocktails and Geraldine’s definitely didn’t disappoint! We both had a few cocktails and had some food and loved it all! Music was great. Will definitely be coming back again.

Cheers!

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vipEddieVs
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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AustinTxNM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was not good. Our waitress would drop off a water upon arrival but not acknowledge you or make eye contact aka she was too busy to. But simply stating she would be right back would have been good enough, we had to ask for the main things like refills of water, silverware. It seemed as if she had tables way too far from each other so hard for her to maintain? Food was good thank goodness

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MelissaR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith our server was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We were enjoying a nice brunch and the food was great, however there was a live music performance that made our conversations difficult. The extremely loud music and drums would’ve been great in any other setting but a Sunday morning brunch.

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Kristi
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!! Great spot to eat farm to table. The drinks were great and handcrafted-even my LIT tasted perfectly mixed. "The Breezy" was delish!!! The music was good and not too loud. I would recommend this spot if you are looking for a nice date night that has all the ATX ambiance and vibes that a local Austinite or out-of-towner would enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Service was spotty- our waitress was not making any effort, her nearby partner ended up doing most of the work. Food was mediocre, to be honest. It did come very quickly, which was great! Two of our party commented on how warm the Bloody Mary mix was, but other cocktails were delicious. Ambiance was five stars! jazz band at brunch is amazing and the band really set the scene. Would come back for the scene and espresso Martini, not necessarily the food or service.

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NHtravler
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We were there for brunch. We didn’t realize it was housed in a hotel. We usually avoid hotel restaurants. The service was poor, we ordered a pastry basket, it came out without the butter. Then biscuits that should have come with pastries arrived with entree. The service was extremely slow all around even though it was far from COVID full. The live music was perfect for the venue. And a beautiful view of Town Lake on a sunny Sunday morning. The food was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food was so so good!! The place is very aesthetically pleasing any would definitely come back here

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JonR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to experience local favorites. A taste of Austin, the sights of Austin, and the sounds of Austin.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite Austin spots, it’s perfect for a nice date or dinner with the girls. Expect to be treated like a priority by the whole staff, they’re so attentive and kind! The food is amazing, especially the broccolini. And I can’t recommend their Aviation cocktail enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! We had the sweet potatoes, shishito peppers, and broccolini and all of it was amazing. Our waitress was great - super friendly and informative and made sure we had everything we needed. Sadly they’re under construction so we couldn’t enjoy the view, but we’ll be back and can take a peek then!

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vipGreenmonkey
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was shareable small plates style. Great flavors. The bread pudding was a custard version of the original, which was fantastic. The chicken was flavorful and seasoned perfectly, but on the smaller side. Be wary on what time you would like to book. The restaurant should not allow dining reservations after 830 pm. Booked a 9pm dinner reservation on a Thursday for Chicken/bubbles/blues night. Everything was fantastic until we were informed the kitchen closes at 930 pm, 30 mins after we sat down. Last call for drinks was around 945 pm. Was a very rushed “hurry up and eat” experience. Band stopped playing at 930 as well.

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AndrewV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was impeccable! Came for my birthday and was amazing!

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RICHARDC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, live music, service. We went for Thursday Birds, Bubbles, and Blues.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my girlfriend’s 35th birthday

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vipGailK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful space!

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Atxgirl7
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food wasn’t that good

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vipMargo
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday nights is great music with Jo James while dining on the nice assortment of small shareable plates, as well as the incredible fried chicken. We go every week.

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DanielC
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu selection, Appetizer to dessert. Service attentive, yet not obtrusive. Top of Hotel Renaissance. Overlooks town lake. Great for sunset view. Orchestra area.

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KristaW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional. From the food to the service to the ambiance, Geraldine's delivers. We enjoyed the special fried chicken menu so much that we went to brunch on Sunday before flying out. Everything exceeded our expectations and my friends, family, and even my picky children, had nothing but rave reviews. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tender exceptional

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fun place for a dye or hang with friends! Great food and amazing atmosphere

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AdrienneM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The service was slow and food only ok. Overall wasn't too impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There was supposed to

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John
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. We were looking forward to dinner and some blues music. After waiting a couple of hours drinking overpriced cocktails we finally left.

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vipJaazJ
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch was ok. Not the place for special occasion arrangements. The avocado toast was decent. Entertainment was outstanding. Overpriced and overrated.

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LaToyaC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and music was wonderful. Very relaxing atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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RitaK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good overall, but the water smelled funky, like pond water.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the cocktails, food, wine menu and live music. One of my favorite places in Austin!

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BrianS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for tasty drinks, solid cuisine, and folks that enjoy music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday with my husband and some family, our waiter was on his game with food and drink options and suggestions. Fantastic service overall, service and price were as we expected for the location and will definitely go again. Food tasted fresh and amazing melt in your mouth food!🥰

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vipcoolriggs
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wine and ambiance. They really take care of you as a guest and worth the price!

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ScotN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated My wife’s birthday and our Anniversary!

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MuyBueno
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and original cuisines.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was great. The iffy item was a “special” that was three-4 small pieces of bland fried chicken for $38-39. That was really excessive. Our steak and sides were fantastic as were the drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The food took over an hour to come out. They stated the kitchen was backed up, but it looked like only 15% of the restaurant was occupied. The manager was avoiding us, and never apologized for the long wait, overcooked eggs, and mixed up orders. The ambiance was amazing, even the entertainment was great, but the overall dining experience was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I’ve been to geraldines several times and the experience we had on Sunday was shocking. We waited over an hour for our food and when our food arrived, not only was it wrong but also cold!

Our servers only checked on us twice while we were there and there were several times we had to chase her down because our drinks were empty.

A few of us ordered the BLT and it was basically eating a subway sandwich that cost $16.

If this was my first time at this restaurant, I never would go back.

FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.7 stars by 1091 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.