Geraldine’s

4.6
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1014 Reviews
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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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vipSteveC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, comfortable expert service and delicious food

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JasonB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, friendly staff, really good food. I will definitely come back to Geraldine's!

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MrC69
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us ate for less that $140. The roasted sweet potatoes and the grilled brussel sprouts were amazing! The braised beef cheek was amazingly tender and the beef tartare was very flavorful. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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ATXPossum
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed jazz brunch this past Sunday. Venue is top-notch with views and good service.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great with live music and a beautiful layout. Food was up to par as well, will definitely be back.

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AlexJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!! Love this place!

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NicoleA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Un poco desangelado a mediodía

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KristieG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Great views of the city. Fun service staff. Portions are small but perfect for tasting a nice variety of the menu and sharing.

Geraldine’s
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi KritieG, thanks so much for the lovely comments. Happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope you join us again. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Geraldine’s has great atmosphere. Great place to hang out for a drink, but the food was just ok.

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FrankG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening with family and friends in a congenial and comfortably hip environment. The food was outstanding, a mix of sharable small bites with regional savor served with a flair.

Geraldine’s
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hey FrankG, thanks so much for the lovely comments. Glad you had a great time with us with your family. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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RickyATX
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geraldine's is a hidden gem! Great atmosphere, great food and good service. Always a first choice for business meetings/ dinners. Appreciate the consistent service and quality. All our out of town visitors are always happy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the food. Loved the ambience. Wished the musicians played longer. Service was slow.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hey Anonymous, thanks so much for writing us a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us and the entertainment. Hope to see you again. Cheers

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RandalC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all the way around.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hey RandalC, thanks so much for the review. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Cheers

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AnOpenTableUser
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We spent a birthday weekend in Austin and had brunch here. We noted the birthday on the reservation and they recognized it in a meaningful and unexpected way (no over-the-top singing). We will definitely be back.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Anonymous, thanks so much for the awesome review on your experience. Glad you hear you had a fun birthday weekend. Next time you are back for a birthday, we have trick candles by request!! Definitely better than awkward singing. Thank you again, Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch with outstanding food, music and service!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hey Anonymous, thanks so much for the amazing comments. Happy you all enjoyed brunch with us. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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yaakovs
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere is really nice, we went there for brunch and there was a live soft accoustic playing in the background. Really felt like you were In Austin. Food was god for the price, the potatoes and donut were unreal. Found the omelete to be too small. Overall would recommend for a clean brunch experience

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hi yaakovs, thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review about brunch. Appreciate the feedback and recommending us in the future. Cheers

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meg74
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch. The live music was perfect, the sparkling rose was 🔥🔥🔥. We were celebrating that I found my wedding dress, and really glad I found this place to take our moms and my maid of honor.

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TheresaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great ambiance

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey TheresaG, thanks so much for writing us a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Cheers

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Fancyfee08
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the service was great and the food was good. Our order came out very quickly. Food was a little saltier than I would prefer but otherwise everything was fine.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Fancyfee08, thanks so much for writing us a review. Appreciate the honest feedback of the quality and speed of food. Will relay this information to the chef. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything else. Cheers

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Joey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Made us sit outside when there were multiple open tables inside. Food was cold. Server was non existent. Kitchen closed 15 minutes after we were sat. Awful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's Day

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Anonymous, glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us on Valentine's Day. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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Clairram
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, well seasoned foods served family style. Only thing I’d wish next time is to ask that everything come out together...

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Mediocre, thanks so much for writing us a review. Our concept at Geraldine's is we course out our dishes to provide you with a tasting experience. Next time let us know and we can bring everything out together with smaller parties. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything else! Cheers

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vipPatrick
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The service was okay and the small plates were good. The brussel sprouts are amazing, but the host could be a bit nicer for a place like that and a bit welcoming. For the price, you'd expect a better experience, especially on Valentine's day.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Patrick, thanks so much for writing us a review. Also, thank you for the feedback about the host staff. We apologize for the rough start. Appreciate you giving us a try. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bar and dining area in Hotel Van Zandt. Family style small bites to share. Melt in your mouth beef cheek. Brussels sprouts that I want to marry. And a magical cocktail. It was really amazing.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hey Anonymous, thanks so much for the lovely comments. Happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope you join us again next time. Cheers

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SidC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time visit to this restaurant,however we do plan to return in the near future.Service was very good even though our visit was on Valentines day,evening dinner and the place was full. Food was hot, not warm and well presented . and . We were specially impressed with the timeliness of the servers and their attention to keeping our water glasses refreshed throughout the evening.All together a great first impression in all areas for this restaurant.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hey SidC, thanks so much for the lovely comments. Happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us on Valentine's Day. We will see you next time. Cheers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a nice meal!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Anonymous, thanks so much for the review. Glad you enjoyed everything. Cheers

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WillB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a great experience! My one complaint about Geraldines is that both times I have been there, the noise level from the live music has been far too loud. One time, the music was so loud that when I called to make a reservation, I could not hear what the hostess was saying and vice versa. Please keep the music at a lower volume!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey WillB, thanks so much for writing us a review. Thank you for the feedback concerning the music volume. Will relay that to the entertainment team. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything else. Cheers

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JessicaN
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to have a nice Sunday brunch while listening to some really good jazz music. Highly recommend this place!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi JessicaN, happy to hear you enjoyed Jazz Brunch with us. Thanks so much for recommending us. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Anonymous, happy to hear you enjoyed brunch with us. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Anonymous, glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galentine’s Day Brunch

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Anonymous, thanks for joining us for Galantine's brunch!! Happy to hear you all had a good time. Cheers

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PaulaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We requested a table near the live music, and we were accommodated nicely. Geraldine's was comfortable, and we enjoyed our time there. The main draw for us was the music, but we were also there for a bite to eat, dessert, and a drink. They have an interesting cocktail selection, and I was quite pleased with the one I ordered, Rum Forest Rum. We also ordered the Crispy Pork Ribs, which were delicious.

Our plan for getting dessert, however, was thwarted, since we discovered that the kitchen was closed when we were ready to order it. At no time were we informed of when the kitchen was closing, which is a mistake many restaurant/bars seem to make. They have what looks to be a great dessert menu, so we were pretty disappointed to miss out on trying any of them.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hi PaulaD, thanks so much for the lovely comments and taking the time to write us a review. I am sorry to hear we were not able to serve you dessert. This issue was brought to our team and we have gone over the issue for future guests. We hope that you join us again. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambiance and food! Highly recommended!!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Anonymous, thanks so much for the great review. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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DateNight
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for downtown views with a nice atmosphere. This is probably the nicest place to get dinner on Rainey Street. Its a excellent place for a date night as well.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi DateNight, thanks so much for writing us a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. See you on the next date!! Cheers!

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BenJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Ben J, glad to hear you had a great experience. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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vipMollyaub
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and great service. The waiter was spread too thin though and it took almost a half hour to get our first round of drinks. Other than that we had a great time!

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Mollyaub, thanks so much for writing us a review. I am sorry to hear it took a bit to get the first round. Appreciate the feedback on that. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything else though. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, service and food

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey Anonymous, happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Hope you join us again. Cheers

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vipExcellent
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining room was surprisingly calm. Food was on point, wise selection of food with a large international influence. Qual and ramen eggs had complex layers of flavor, very delicious. Cocktails were very pleasant and delicious.

Geraldine’s
Responded on February 1, 2020

Hi Excellent, thanks so much for writing us a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the dishes and cocktails. Hope you join us again, Cheers

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vipSherriH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely dinner here. The waitress suggested to order four dishes since it was Tapas style. We ordered the chicken wings (which were ok), sweet potatoes, beets and pork ribs. The pork ribs were our favorite!! Would go again!

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