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Geraldine’s

4.5
419 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Breakfast : Sunday – Saturday 7am -9am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9am – 1:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am – 1:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday - Saturday 5pm –10:30pm
Bar: Sunday -Thursday 5pm – 11:30pm Friday - Saturday 5pm – 12:30am
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5pm - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(512) 542-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Bonin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Red River
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Parking details
Valet is complimentary for dinner guests Sun - Thur

Regular rates apply all other days & meal periods
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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.
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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 booking@geraldinesaustin.com
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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
What 419 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved the overall vibe and live music for our Sunday brunch but the food was nothing noteworthy. Would go back but for happy hour and snacks versus a meal.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Very slow service.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful waitress and ambiance for Sunday brunch however... waited over an hour for our food and it was barely room temperature when it arrived. No attention from management until I flagged them down at the one hour mark. Big disappointment.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was terrible! Took a ridiculous length of time to get our food. No apology for the extensive wait. My son’s chicken & waffles were burned & not edible. The other food was good but very disappointed with the service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Highly recommended! Food and service exceptional at Sunday Brunch.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful restaurant aesthetics paired with good execution on a easy to approach menu with a few delights (scallops with apples and black garlic purée) and the grilled squash. Be prepared for slow service - order a few more drinks. Geraldine’s is likely a better fit for a party of 4 or more than for just a date night for two.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent and we have already recommended Geraldine’s to friends based on that alone! Ambiance and noise level various with your table location. We were seated near a small stage; band not scheduled to play until 10:30pm, but they arrived to set up early and this was an annoying distraction. Service was very good, but a little shy of excellent.

Back to the food - we had 4 of the small plate dishes and all were excellent - quail, gnocchi with oxtail, bourbon cauliflower, and pork rib egg roll. The sauce with the quail could be a stand alone soup, it’s that good. So good in fact, we requested bread to finish every drop. TIP - their normal bread plate was pumpkin or other flavor, but our waitress was able to talk the kitchen into a perfect plate of warm Texas bread with cultured butter.

We will be back!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Bachelorette party

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went for a Bachelorette dinner. Wonderful staff, food, music. Perfect night!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Beautiful place with great sunset views on the lake. Terrific handcrafted cocktails. Very comfortable, very nice!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The only reason I am giving 2 stars is the atmosphere was incredible! The live music for brunch was awesome as well, just a bit loud. Our waiter for a birthday occasion of 8 was just honestly just inattentive to the extreme. I don't think I have ever before in my life felt compelled to write a bad review, but when an entire meal takes 3 hours start to finish it calls for it. It was only when we received our check (also Geraldine's doesn't split checks) and realized gratuity was already included did it make sense why we never saw her. Getting the check in itself took 35 minutes after we finished eating, and when it had been almost twenty since putting out cards in without seeing her, I finally stood up and delivered it to her. We also never received 2 drinks ordered.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Music was awesome! Ambiance very nice. Service was deplorable. Food ok but not great. Very heavy and few options for the health conscious.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Special Gathering - Was in town for business. I wanted to take clients someplace unique. Geraldine's has nice ambiance. Understaffed, the value of the food was inadequate vs portion size. They tried to achieve a fusion type menu but the flavors did not blend, or were not complimentary. Mr Roboto cocktail was horrible. Ordered Lava cake - it was more like Lava Rock Cake. Dry, crumbly, even though it was chocolate - we did not finish it. Dinner for 4 was $275 and we all left hungry. Wished we would have chosen BBQ or Mexican.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good food and great ambiance. 1st time in Austin and it over exceed our expectation. I recommand it.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good music and food. Lovely atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Everything was very good. But when you serve family style off a predetermined menu the wait staff shouldn’t just dump the food on the table without saying what it is. And if the entrees are going to come out in waves they should tell you that so you can understand the overall meal. Otherwise the food was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was all excellent and the service was top-notch.
Live music was great as well.
Definitely recommend this place and will return when i am back in town!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went there for Easter brunch. The ambience was great, and the menu, while limited, looked interesting. The service, however, was way less than anticipated. We watched our drinks being served up at the bar and waited for another 15 minutes for them to make it to our table. The food took a loonnng time, and the omelet was cold. Drinks were good but pricey. I’m up in the air as to whether I would go back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday brunch was a lovely dining experience. The food was delicious and live music provided nice ambiance.
Service was definitely slow but we were in no hurry.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We loved the small plates dining and the menu options.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Geraldine's is located in a beautiful boutique hotel in downtown Austen, TX. Each menu item is like tapas or small plates. We shared 3 menu items: shrimp hushpuppies remoulade, grilled squash (zucchini), and gulf coast redfish. The best value were the hushpuppies.

Nice place to enjoy an evening of live music.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Phenomenal! Great food - great service and great interaction with server. Beautiful very cool spot! 👍👍 across the whole experience!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We made a reservation (recommended) we arrived early and they sat us in a location which was close to the stage. A Jazz band place super fun music but not so loud that you couldn’t hold a convo. Delicious food and good service

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Jazz brunch, great atmosphere. Sweet bun was amazing, as was Cuban Benedict. Chicken and waffles were ok but prefer them elsewhere. Server didn’t clear our plates though just let us stare at them as we were having around round of coffee so service didn’t feel up to par with ambiance . All in all we will likely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had great experience at Geraldine’s! Asher was awesome as was the live music

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was my third time at Geraldine’s and unfortunately my last. The service was slow, the food mediocre, and the waitress was extremely rude. This is not the type of experience I pay good money for and I will not be recommending this establishment to friends.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food, drinks, and company was spectacular. We highly recommend the bourbon glazed cauliflower and goat tartare! The patio was also gorgeous.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Tiny portions which included a tiny cocktail. Plenty of room for street tacos after dinner, since I was still quite hungry.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great cocktails, light bites and lovely atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

fun brunch! live band, good food and cocktails. restaurant is on 4th floor. valet on sundays is $15. (ouch)

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

In Austin for a weekend away. Outstanding food for Sunday branch (and a terrific coffee cocktail). Live music started at 11. Made for a fun morning before our flight home.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Hands down THE best Benedict ever. Pulled pork with bacon jam topped with perfectly poached eggs, smothered in a beautiful hollandaise sauce. My pork and grits were also very good!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My favorite dinner while visiting Austin. The grilled squash with lime ricotta was to die for delicious! Also had the bourbon glazed cauliflower and the red fish. All were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Was had an impeccable meal and experience dining tonight. Our server was perfect.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Nice restaurant. Food was good. Service was a little slow.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was terrible but maybe b/c we reserved last seating for brunch. Food was hit and miss. One entree was forgotten. Quesadilla was great. Pork and grits was not good...

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I was blown away by the cocktails & food. The smoked carrots were absolutely amazing—the best carrots I’ve ever had!

We saw KP and the Boom’s show, which was wonderful. Exquisite food & cocktails & music made a perfect evening out with friends! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was impeccable, the service was amazing, and the band that was playing that night was so groovy and fun. It got a little loud when the band played, but they had started when we got dessert so it wasn’t too big of a problem.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Every morsel was delicious. I even ate the garnishes they were so good. Will definitely go back again.

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