Geraldine’s

4.6
1243 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]

Experiences

  • Birds | Bubbles | Blues

    Multiple dates available

    After months of recipe testing, Geraldine's presents: Birds, Bubbles, and Blues! Every Thursday evening beginning at 5:30pm, join us for our special spicy fried chicken, half off bottles and glasses of Moet + Chandon, and live music starting at 8:30pm.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1243 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We came for our anniversary brunch - the ambiance was amazing - decor and the jazz branch was on point. The cocktails were great and that’s as far as we got. Pretty sure our server never put in our order and after waiting over an hour we had to leave without ever eating because we had other plans. We were really disappointed as we were really looking forward to trying the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Awesome live music after dinner. Great vibe.

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Michelle
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

One order was forgotten, drink was forgotten, service was extremely slow.

JM
vipJamieM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took my mom here for Mother’s Day brunch and we had a nice experience. Might be a little too hip for many moms, but it was perfect for mine. The food was good, the drinks were better, and the star of the show was our server. She was amazing... sure wish I caught her name. She was working the tables in front of the stage on Mother’s Day for a 2:15 reservation... Geraldine’s, if you’re reading, she is a star. :)

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DevS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appreciated the simple menu, but some of our dishes tasted particularly bland. Nothing was bad, just didn’t quite meet our expectations. The restaurant itself is beautiful and they have a nice patio, so we enjoyed the atmosphere.

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vipARated
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This place used to be a great spot for quality food, but our last visit took us by surprise. The Ribs were cold and had the appearing they had been sitting below the heat lamp for a while. The smoked short-ribs were also cold.

Not the quality they are known for…

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Suzie
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all, we took our Mother for Mother’s Day and she loved it. Food, Service and atmosphere was all great. Stunning place and the band was great too! You could still have a good conversation while everything was going on @ you.

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JayH
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carrots and the chocolate tart were our favorites, but everything was delicious!
Thank you!

BM
vipBoilerMan
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The service was attentive and helpful. Will visit again if ever back in Austin.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith was awesome!!

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KelP
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We went there to see Jeff Crosby. Love the venue for a listening show. Service was slow, had to flag our waiter down 3 times for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary. Had a good time.

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NinaH
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always, and the server was extremely attentive and anticipated our needs several times. Thanks a ton.

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Ksafah
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had enough variety for everyone. I took the rib quesadilla and it was very good. Live music too.

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CandiceH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a Kentucky Derby watch party and it was perfect for a smaller group of friends. Drinks, food, and service were amazing and the ambience is always upbeat and classy. The live music and decor only strengthened a top notch experience. Will definitely be back, especially for their jazzy brunch!

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Lorie
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside so the noise level was minimal...food was great and pretty good offering for brunch- not overdone but basic Well priced Service was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a large group and in this weird semi covid time they couldn’t have been more accommodating. Food was delicious and we loved the live music. Recommend.

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vipDonnaH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening dining & listening to some great musicians.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was my friend 65 birthday nobody mention it the person who lead us to our table was very rude they placed us first inside but when we noticed it stopped raining we asked if we can sit outside her response was. PLEASE MAKE UP YOUR MIND WERE YOU WANT TO SIT I will not recommend this place to nobody

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vipScottATX
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our family visited Geraldine’s for the first time on my wife’s birthday last night. I thought that the hotel/valet/overall experience was quite nice. Unfortunately, our waiter was completely absent. Even though we were sitting right by the kitchen, we only saw him four times in two hours. It was 15 minutes before he showed up at the table the first time, and we had to ask other waitstaff to track him down two of other three times. I think he spent more time trying to sell us a bottle of wine than he spent at our table the rest of the night. I used to be a waiter, and almost always time > 20%. For the first time in my life I left a 10% tip.

I think the restaurant was quite nice, and we really enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never lets me down. The chef is the best in Austin. He/she and their staff are incredible

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TLM123
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had a reservation, yet they sat 5 adults at 36” table. They did move us at our request, but unfortunately next to the service area. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks and only because we asked. The bartenders were standing around, so we knew it wasn’t because they were busy. Our food took a long time and then one of the meals was inedible because it was sitting in a puddle of grease. They did comp a meal and a cocktail, but the overall experience was so poor, I don’t think we’ll return.

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ReasonablePerson
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch. Great atmosphere. Third time here

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vipKateK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow and music was much shorter than advertised

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vipSamantha
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place! Great brunch, good drinks, good service! Beautiful and fun atmosphere.

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vipMauryaM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service, food, drinks and live music.

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vipsarahm
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Not crazy about the chicken or for $35.

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Gunn
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Small portion size for the price. Halibut was too small to really share and the taste was not extraordinary. The ambience is really outstanding and trumps most else.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and great food!!

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LeeC
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50 characters? Okay. Our waitress was goo and the food was good.

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ShermainP
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere!! Such a great vibe!! Great customer service!!

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YaneliO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner by myself as I am brand new to Austin, and this restaurant was perfect. My server was fantastic, he had some great recommendations that did not disappoint. I look forward to coming back!

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Caroline
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the perfect date night! I loved it.

Everything was amazing as I hoped and hear it would be.

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LettyWoman
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks. Great service! Can’t wait to visit again.

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BryanA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Device was good. I ordered the spicy Chicken sandwich and it was delicious but the house potatoes were not good and fries arrived cold.

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IsaacH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service on Saturday for brunch was horrible. Also, not an extensive brunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere/music, & food choices for brunch although food was not hot when delivered to table. Server was nice. Good espresso martini.

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viplaurenw
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible brunch experience. Waited 10 minutes to be asked if we wanted water etc when we sat down. Horrible. French toast still raw inside. Very dirty around the restaurant

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LeeAnnO
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Thursday night birthday dinner. Great food, drinks, live music and service. We will return next time we're in Austin.

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vipAlfonsoP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music in the evening was wonderful and the food was outstanding!

FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 1243 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.