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Geraldine’s, Austin, TX

Geraldine’s

4.6
4.6
1600 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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Booked 73 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 476-4755

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Schaefer

  • Private party facilities

    There's no such thing as ordinary in Austin. That's why when you need an extraordinary venue for your next anniversary party, birthday, wedding or company event, you need Geraldine's. Go as intimate or splashy as you want and let us handle the ambiance (fourth-floor city views, anyone?).

  • Private party contact

    Shannon Smith : (512) 476-4755

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Red River

  • Parking details

    Valet is $10 for the first 3 hours. Other parking options at MACC or street parking.

  • Entertainment

    Geraldine’s will have nightly music 7 days a week. From singer/songwriters to Blues and Americana music, our stage will host some of the finest Texas talent available. Our brunch will also include live Jazz and soul music every Sunday. Please visit our website or follow us on Facebook for the weekly lineup.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Birds Bubbles & Blues

    $35.00 per person

    Jan 20 - May 26, 2022
    45 recipes later, and chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, Geraldine's Spicy Fried Chicken is paired with half-off select bottles and glasses of Brut or Rose. Take it all in while renowned Austin-based blues artists deliver soulful tunes to round out the evening. Music starts at 9pm.

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • Snack Board

    cheese, charcuterie, & condiments

    • For Two$24.00
    • For Four$48.00
    • For Six$72.00
  • Buttermilk Biscuits$7.00

    maple honey butter / espelette

    • English Pea Toast$14.00

      sourdough / honey doe farms goat milk ricotta

      • Endive Salad$14.00

        walnut granola / goat cheese / apple / upland cress

        • Heirloom Tomatoes$17.00

          peaches / shiro vinaigrette / pickled vegetables

          • Scallop Crudo*$24.00

            hibiscus aguachile / cucumber / farm patch strawberries

            • Pork Ribs$19.00

              tarragon / piquillo caramel

              • Crispy Pig Ears$14.00

                aged balsamic / calabrian chile / mint / scallion

                • Smoked J&D Farm Carrots$15.00

                  cultured cream / coffee oil / puffed quinoa

                  • Blistered Texas Sugar Snap Peas$15.00

                    cashew ranch / pistachios / mint

                    • Grilled Broccolini$15.00

                      yuzu cashew butter / basil

                      • Brussels Sprouts$15.00

                        fish sauce caramel / almonds /serranos / mint

                        • Foraged Mushroom Ragu$31.00

                          rigatoni / black truffle butter / pecorino toscano

                          • Cacio e Pepe*$32.00

                            santa barbara sea urchin butter / bucatini / veldhuizen gouda

                            • Grilled Gulf Shrimp*$29.00

                              brown butter tangerine / toasted garlic

                              • Roasted Salmon*$44.00

                                fennel / potato purée / hazelnut

                                • 8 oz. Flat Iron Steak*$41.00

                                  calabrian chili butter / roasted oyster mushrooms

                                  • Smoked Short Rib$34.00

                                    mole birria / queso fresco / pickled onions

                                    • 12 oz Dry Aged Duroc Pork Chop$36.00

                                      smoked trout roe buerre blanc / celery root

                                      • Half Roasted Chicken$38.00

                                        crispy potatoes / cipollini onions / salsa verde

                                        Desserts

                                        • Chocolate Brownie$12.00

                                          dulce de leche / honeycomb / vanilla ice cream

                                          • Coconut Panna Cotta$12.00

                                            coconut ice cream / passion fruit / mango

                                            • Passionfruit Tart$11.00

                                              black sesame / meringue

                                              Last updated: May 12, 2022

                                              What 1,600 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.6Food
                                              • 4.5Service
                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                              • 4.3Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. DD

                                                DrDiner

                                                New Mexico

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Noise level listed at max for “energetic” not a negative review. We we there for blues night at arrives right as band started playing. Such an amazing ambiance and vibe. Food was excellent, drinks superb, great date night! Can’t wait to go back!

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Denver

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                We honestly just didn’t like the food as much as we had anticipated. The scallop crudo tasted of the cucumber and a watery strawberry sauce only. The manager took it off the bill which we appreciated. The pork wings were way over cooked. The biscuits were the best part of the meal. My friend liked the shrimp as her main course. The steak for me was cooked correctly but the popcorn tasting movie butter on top of the steak was not enjoyable and I would have not had them put it on the entire steak had I known. I had to scrape it off. Our waiter was great. The live music choice was poor. There are so many talented musicians in Austin to just have anybody up on stage. Unfortunately, I would only come back to sit by the pool.

                                              3. RP

                                                RayP

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The Gulf Shrimp were on point! So delicious!

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall4food5service4ambience1

                                                Had to yell to be heard during dinner because of the DJ and music. Would have liked to know that our conversation would be competing with the music before making reservations.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had an amazing brunch here. Ambiance was superb. Smooth jazz playing in the background with beautiful views through open concept windows. Great experience

                                              6. GW

                                                GailW

                                                Louisville

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Geraldine’s was fantastic. Every dish was special. Our server Emily was attentive but not intrusive.

                                              7. DD

                                                DiscriminatingDiner

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Ordered shrimp, steak, broccolini. ordered steak medium, arrived rare, shrimp a little overcooked, broccolini excellent. asked for unoaked chardonnay, took a while for the waiter to find that out.. Music was nice but the speakers are pointed straight out so the tables stage right don't get the full effect. atmosphere is very very good for romantic evening..

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                wonderful and memorable!

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Didn’t like that you couldn’t split more ways with the bill

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall2food4service5ambience3

                                                We brought our kids and it was way too loud, inside and outside. We couldn’t hear one another and it was over stimulating. Food and service were great though.

                                              11. SZ

                                                SamZ

                                                Milwaukee

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                Visited for Mother's Day brunch. We were wow'd by the interior of Geraldine's. Service was friendly but on the slower side. We waited a bit longer than we would have liked to for the food, but the live jazz music entertained us in the mean time. I'd visit again to see how dinner service is!

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Geraldine’s is Over-the-top. Just what we were looking for in a birthday celebration downtown. The quality and flavor of the food was superior. Ambiance and service excellent. Higher end of the price range is justified based on an absolute ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ experience. Can’t wait for our next visit there.

                                              13. J

                                                Juvi925

                                                Austin

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The pastry platter was delicious! The perfect appetizer while you wait for your food!

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Birthday dinner. Great ambiance even though we got there too early for the band

                                              15. TL

                                                TomL

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food. The food came out at different times for my wife and I but we like that because it was all perfect temp and fresh. If all food waited for last thing something would be cold or flat. We just ate delicious food for an hour and enjoyed good conversation in a happy, high class and comfortable atmosphere. Taiesa is an excellent waitress. So fast and helpful. All flavors were popping. A real treat to eat out. Reasonable price. Especially for food prepared with lots of thought, creativity and care. Chicken and potatoes Smoked carrots Shrimp Passion fruit tart

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Baltimore

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Awesome! Good service snd drinks & food

                                              17. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Nice to get there before the band to eat and talk. Enjoyed the live music but was getting to loud to hear except person next to you

                                              18. BQ

                                                BeckyQ

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                Service was not great — waitress seemed absent. Live music was lovely. Food was just ok.

                                              19. a

                                                amyg

                                                New England

                                                28 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                28 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                We went for brunch and the jazz band but the jaz band doesn’t start u until 1130 so I e had to drag out brunch so we could see a little. We ordered the biscuits which was very good and the fried chicken which was delicious.

                                              20. TE

                                                ToshaED

                                                Austin

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was fantastic. I love that they bring you the food as it ready. Also a great view!

                                              21. T

                                                Traveldiner

                                                Washington DC

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food is good. Service was excellent, prompt and enthusiastic about the offerings. It is lively on a Friday evening.

                                              22. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Antonio

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great music and drinks.

                                              23. DM

                                                DonaldM

                                                Dallas

                                                33 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                33 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My wife and I were blown away with how fantastic our meal was! Very creative shared choices! The endive salad and beet salad were just great! Our main courses chicken and shrimp were outstanding! Great atmosphere too!

                                              24. KP

                                                KeaganP

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                We went here for my sister's bachelorette dinner, and the menu was very expensive and the waiter had to give us detailed instructions on how to order food. We were looking for a simple dinner and this is not what we received at all. The food and drinks were overpriced. We wanted to sit on the roof and overlook downtown and instead we were set by the pool with a view of the inside of the restaurant. We asked if we could order from the snack menu, but we were told we could only order 16 dishes for a party of 9 to share. Overall, this experience was very disappointing and I will not go back.

                                              25. GW

                                                GiaW

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                not only was the service atrocious, but the food is WAY too greasy and took over an hour and a half to get. also, our waitress kept trying to bring us drinks we didn’t ask for and event tried charging us for them. unpleasant food and service. DONT GO HERE!!!!

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great experience for drinks and a snack. Small menu but it was good. Drinks and service was great

                                              27. J

                                                Jonathan

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Excellent tapas style cuisine and top notch cocktails.

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                overall2food5service2ambience5

                                                Good food, nice people. Can’t beat the view.

                                              29. LS

                                                LarissaS

                                                Austin

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Loved the Vinyl, Wine and Swine night! Great idea!

                                              30. T

                                                Topaz3

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                Disappointed that I asked for a table with the Town Lake view and wasn’t accommodated as there were several unoccupied during our 1 hr 25 minutes stay. The DJ and waitress were great.

                                              31. DS

                                                DianeS

                                                Phoenix

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                It was Easter Sunday, a 12:30 reservation. The band was on break when we got there and finished before we finished our meal. There were 4 people on our party. The food was good but I was expecting a more extensive breakfast menu. There were no special pancakes and the omelette was just egg and cheese.

                                              32. SH

                                                StacyH

                                                Raleigh

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                It was just ok. Server was nice, food was ok but we were a little underwhelmed. Band was too quiet and didn’t play long. Went for Easter bunch and realized it was “ just another hotel restaurant” had much higher expectations .

                                              33. RH

                                                ReneeH

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                Maître’d was perfunctory. Server was friendly but not overly attentive, food acceptable. It was fairly standard hotel fare. A bit overhyped in my opinion.

                                              34. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                It was fun. The drinks were so yummy we had Mexican martinis which wasn’t on the menu but when we asked for it they made it happen! The food was so so yummy we had the snack board and the buttermilk biscuits and seeet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Everything we full of flavor and delicious. Only thing I wish was different was that the music band didn’t start playing until around 10 pm and that’s when we already wanted to leave. We had early dinner got there around 7, so we wished for some nice music.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Loved it, will definitely be back! Live music at brunch, yes please!

                                              36. CJ

                                                ChrisJ

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We loved Geraldine’s. A perfect intro to Boston, great jazz brunch music and excellent food!!

                                              37. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                always fun, amazing food and great people watching!!

                                              38. MH

                                                MelissaH

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food and ambience! Drinks were even better

                                              39. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Anniversary- great experience

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                This place was okay… food was good but expensive for what it was… tapas style. Also, it was in a hotel and there was no parking except for valet. Probably will not go back.

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                                              Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 1600 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Booked 73 times today
                                              Experiences are available.
                                              Google Map for Geraldine’s

                                              605 Davis St Austin, TX 78701

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Red River

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Downtown

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Valet is $10 for the first 3 hours. Other parking options at MACC or street parking.

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Chris Schaefer

                                              • Entertainment

                                                Geraldine’s will have nightly music 7 days a week. From singer/songwriters to Blues and Americana music, our stage will host some of the finest Texas talent available. Our brunch will also include live Jazz and soul music every Sunday. Please visit our website or follow us on Facebook for the weekly lineup.

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (512) 476-4755

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                There's no such thing as ordinary in Austin. That's why when you need an extraordinary venue for your next anniversary party, birthday, wedding or company event, you need Geraldine's. Go as intimate or splashy as you want and let us handle the ambiance (fourth-floor city views, anyone?).

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Shannon Smith : (512) 476-4755

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