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Geraldine’s

4.6
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1024 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.

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 1024 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
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.

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David
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, cool restaurant serving excellent food. We were sat outside which unfortunately is next to the swimming pool so not what you’d expect from a top restaurant. Would eat there again but would sit inside.

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AshleyG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith our server was amazing !!! He was very helpful with the menu selection. Amazing job

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SAMANTHAM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place is large, due to current restrictions few tables, so it felt empty.
The menu is limited. The food was good but arrived almost cold to our table. Very good cocktails

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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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