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Geraldine’s

4.6
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1057 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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Special menus

  • Birds, Bubbles and Blues Every Thursday

    Sep 10 - Dec 17, 2020
    After Month's of Recipe Testing, Geraldine's Presents Birds, Bubbles and Blues! Every Thursday Evening beginning Sept 10, 2020, join us for a signature night of Live Blues Music, Fried Chicken and Champagne centric beverage offerings.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1057 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated My wife’s birthday and our Anniversary!

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MuyBueno
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and original cuisines.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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Juan
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have brunch or dinner. I would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pete was amazing! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Restaurant ambiance was fantastic! The service was dismal at best. We ordered 8 communal dishes for a party of 6. 4 different restaurant staff brought th

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 4-year wedding anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary!!!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Hotel and hotel staff...phenomenal.
Dinner at Geraldine’s on the other hand was a complete disappointment. From the minute the elevator door opened into the restaurant. Waiter, food, and over all experience was terrible.
Left a review on google.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect Sunday Brunch! The restaurant was beautiful and the views are incredible. Great food, yummy cocktails, and fun band to listen to. Definitely recommend!

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RoyN
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Geraldine's for Sunday Brunch. The band was terrific and the food was absolutely delicious. This restaurant is now in our "Brunch Rotation" and will be back frequently.

The pool looks like lots of fun as well!

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outcheckit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our first dish was the striped bass crudo, and was very good. Unfortunately the fish wasn't trimmed to our liking, and there were some inedible parts of the fish that we had to chew around. It was served like sashimi, and was delicious, but could have used a more delicate hand on trimming.

We had two aviator cocktails, both of which were not outstanding. Something about the mixture tasted like onions or garlic to us. Interesting.

The service and our waiter in particular were absolutely outstanding. He found out that it was our third anniversary, and did so much to make our visit special. Complimentary champagne and desert were an especially nice gesture. We appreciate his efforts greatly.

Good time. Great atmosphere. Live music. I would give the food another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foos is amazing here!

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EGoo
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, shared dishes. Everything was delicious.

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ChadR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday at geraldines. Brunch was perfect. Good food, good music and good drinks. Makes for a great Sunday in Austin.

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Brittany11
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere! Food was pretty good. We shared lots of small plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smashing music and food to die for

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time... the band was amazing ❤️

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KellyO
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, live music starts later in the evening. Would definitely recommend for a nice evening out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was great. There was live music. The food was excellent. I rated service less than 5 because our water glasses were never refilled. Otherwise great visit.

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Valentines
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

It was my birthday and 10 of us were celebrating. They had live music, and dancing.

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Misasongbird
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the safe service! We had a great time!

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LavelleB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation per the recommendation of a friend, and I was not disappointed. The ambiance of the restaurant was only topped by the service and the band playing. I woefully appreciate the staff for making it a fantastic experience!

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for bruch or for a staycation or vacation...staff was so kind...our server..Liza ..was fantastic and The Kenny William's Trio was the icing on the cake!!!

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vipDonF
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Geraldine's for Sunday Brunch. Great food, service and atmosphere. This past Sunday was especially great with the return of Kenny Williams serenading the lucky diners. I strongly recommend giving it a try if you've never been. You'll leave having a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I help my wife’s birthday dinner there with a total of 10 guests. The server was incredibly professional and helpful especially given the size and staffing constraints. The kitchen knocked out dishes in good time and the food was some of the best I’ve had in Austin. I’ll be headed back there again for celebrations and for as simple as a great dinner.

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vipMICHELLEC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was terrible! We ordered sticky buns as a brunch app for the table...never got it. We ordered avocado and extra dressing for sandwich and salad...never got it. Told another server and by time we got it we were almost finished eating. Ordered coffee...never got it. Had to ask after our food arrived. We didn't say anything about the app we didn't receive since it was not added onto our bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it! Just need to add desserts to the actual online menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience4

My family was very excited to come to this place from Houston for a quick weekend escapade as I keep hearing about its amazing ambiance, great food and impeccable service. Sadly those high expectation and excitement turned horribly wrong. Reservation was scheduled at 7pm for 6 people, requested the closest table to the kitchen and stage as we are planning to stay all night long for my niece simple bday celebration as we enjoy the band and on the phone they said “no problem, will be happy to accommodate you” Surprisingly as we arrived a group of 8 who has no reservation was designated to the expected station as we are sited all the may back of the bar, no big deal. Then after putting our orders one well done steak was served medium and my snapper was served at least 50 minutes late obviously he forgot to type it in. We were starving, we were getting aggravated though our server are very nice he seems overwhelmed with 4 tables assigned to him. Forget to served utensils and plates, forgot Dr. Pepper and we were like WHAT THE “F” is going on. The worst part about this experience was when the quail dish was accidentally served to the other table by a manager (5’5 to 5’7, a little heavy in his 50’s) when other table said its not theirs he pick up the plate and walk back to the kitchen as I was yelling “Excuse me Sir, I believed that’s ours!” Yet tend not to hear until I raised my hand snap very loud till He noticed. He did drop the food on our table and gave me a stinky and disgusting look! And for that Sir, SHAME ON YOU! You are beyond unprofessional. As a leader you are worst than ever in terms of dealing with guests! I suggest you Learn your tables, read your tickets and maybe be extra nicer. With all that happened the server was informed and delighted to gave us a free dessert but I expected a more profound apology! Worst, I was planning to buy out the pool and restaurant for next month celebration but with these bad experiences, ill bring business somewhere else!

Geraldine’s
Responded on August 13, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your negative experience! We have worked very hard to reopen Geraldine's safely and deliver on our reputation as a premier restaurant in Austin. We clearly failed in this instance. We thank you for your feedback and will certainly use it on our continued quest to get better every day. Please reach out to us directly if you would like to discuss how we can change your initial impression of us Stay Safe and Healthy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food with great service in a special place. The setting is perfect and the food and service are superb. Great night for dinner and a wonderful conversation. Enjoy this special place in Austin!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with amazing service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately the food wasn’t as good as it was pre-COVID, just okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and a fun atmosphere with a live band at the end of the night! Would recommend 100%!!

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CourtneyH
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a great view and great service!

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

They forgot our desert order for our anniversary that I ordered ahead for.

FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 1057 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.