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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.
Austin, TX 78701
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast : Sunday – Saturday 7am -9am
Brunch: Sunday 9am – 1:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11am – 1:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday - Saturday 5pm –10:30pm
Bar: Sunday -Thursday 5pm – 11:30pm Friday - Saturday 5pm – 12:30am
$31 to $50
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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.
Valet is complimentary for dinner guests Sun - Thur
Regular rates apply all other days & meal periods
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Your event will feature specialty menus created by Chef Stephen Bonin showcasing contemporary Texas fare. And you know we've got an in-house concert venue, right? Just imagine how awesome that local band you discovered will sound when piped through our state-of-the-art audio system on your big day. We can also partner up with Hotel Van Zandt, which has even more unique Austin event spaces available, each with catering from Geraldine's. For more info or to book your private event, email email@example.com
Geraldine’s Ratings and Reviews
We were there for the jazz brunch, but the music started much later than we expected, so we completely missed out. The service was good. There were no decorations, music, food/drink specials to make it feel like the holidays - bah humbug! The food was ok, but nothing I'd make a special trip back for. The prices for brunch were ok, but adding the valet parking + tip on top made it rather spendy.
I’ve been there a few times and the bar service is great but my server was just AWFUL! I’ve had him as a server there before and each time he just gets worse. When I asked about a certain drink, he walked away as I was asking about it. He took my menus away a few times and brought them back while my friend and I were catching up.. we felt rushed even though I made reservations. I asked if it was ok another person was joining us and he said “it might be awkward but ok”. Food was great but service was bad.
We were pleasantly surprised that a hotel had a restaurant that could be a community place. The food was well prepared and the Music Brunch we attended was great. It did not feel like a place for hotel guests, it was a place for people, residents or not. We'll be back.
Ate brunch today at Geraldines and we were really impressed. The ambiance was great. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was terrific. There was a 4 piece band playing in the background that was very good. It was a great first experience and we'll definitely be back.
So bad... Service was awful and food overcooked. I don't know if this was just a meltdown weekend for the staff, or if they are this inept every weekend, but they desperately need a change.
I will say this though, the Front of the House Manager did step up after we expressed our frustration. He became our waiter, gave us desert, and cut the bill in half. We would have preferred paying full price and having a wonderful evening, but within the midst of a very bad evening he did try to make things right.
Not a good experience. I’m not sure that We actually had a server, and maybe that was the problem. We waited a long time to have our order taken. The first course was just bread a butter for 7 dollars, which was comped because of the delays. The food came out a two different times, and my husband finished his way before I even started mine. It went on like this with very little going right, except the food tasting good. They were kind enough to comp bread and dessert, but we can’t really say it helped us feel better about having to ask over and over for help, but goodness knows, it is a pleasant place to see.
The restaurant was very nice. But unfortunately the food came out lukewarm and the service was not great. I ordered a French 75 and I am not sure what I got in replacement. The Sunday brunch music was way to loud, could not carry a conversation. I might try it again at a slower time, but not Sunday brunch again.
The blueberry muffin and biscuit at Sunday brunch was sooo good! It's hard to make a tender biscuit and they have done it! My companion also had a omelet, which he enjoyed. My oatmeal was fine but not special-not enough extras bits (fruit, nuts) to make it worth $6. And the sad bowl of fruit I was served was definitely not worth $6. That said, who cares? The wait staff and the ambience were both authentic and wonderful, as was the live music. Overall a positive experience!
My friends and I stayed at the Kimpton, during our time in Austin. After reading the reviews, we decided Geraldine's was both convenient (only a couple floors down from our room) and worth the try. Be mindful, the restaurant is VERY dimly lit. If a group of 25-year-olds have trouble reading the menu, there must be minimal lighting. Regardless, we started the experience off with some cocktails, which were really tasty! For the entrees, our waiter suggested we share several plates between us. I believe we ordered the scallops, roasted quail, goat tartare, farm fried chicken and the glazed cauliflower. Overall, the meal was fine - really no complaints. However, I will mention, our waiter charged my card twice. This was done without my knowledge, so my bank statement showed two different amounts! I called their management to clarify, and was told the waiter voided one of the two charges when the mistake happened. This was OK, I just wish he would have told me!
The food was so-so, but definitely not worth the ticket. I would only recommend this spot for happy hour. Typical Austin resto that has great ambiance paired with average food at a price that doesn't match. The server never explained our dishes to us, and when asked she seemed annoyed.
The food was inventive and tasty. The Scallops and the roasted beet selections were excellent. Wait staff was friendly, attentive and extremely knowledgeable and helpful about gluten free options. Weren't able to stay for the live music but would have liked to. The one negative, it was difficult to read the menu.
The food was good. The restaurant was not very busy, but they only had one waitress, and she was working all tables. There were 2 managers sitting around twiddling their thumbs. I asked if they could help her out (as I've worked front of the house before so I understand her plight), they seemed to not care. It was also a birthday for all 3 of the other guests that we were dining with, and I told the hostess upon arrival, as well as put it in my Open Table. Nothing! Too bad that lack of front of the house management messed up the experience.
Saturday brunch was to be the last meal before leaving Austin. We were coming off a week of exception dining while in town and had read good things about Geraldine's. The service was good. We are quickly seated and at 9:30 am there were only a handful of people in the restaurant. First issue was flat soda. A Diet Coke was served flat .. no worries, we asked for a replacements... it never came asked again and were brought a second flat soda. On the third try we were given a caned soda and glass of ice. Problem solved. When the meals were served the chicken and waffles were cold and tough. ..Sent them back. Second order was fine. Egg chorizo and potato frittata... one was requested without potato and was clearly made to order and was quite tasty. One other was inedible, greasy, hard and crumbly. It had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for quite some time. The same for the side biscuit. Hard, stale tasting... definitely not made that day. Overall a sub par dining experience.
We absolutely loved Geraldine's. The food was phenomenal, the service was professional and friendly, and the ambience and decor are awesome. We are foodies that love trendy places that are not cookie-cutter and Geraldine's is exactly that. It is going on my favorites list!!
This was our second dining experience at Geraldine's. The concept is small plates which allows diners to try a variety of dishes in one meal. Every dish we ordered on both occasions was fantastic -- interesting combinations with perfectly balanced flavors. The service was exceptional on both occasions as well. We will definitely be back!
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