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Geraldine’s

4.6
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1073 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.
[NOTE: Our rooftop lounge, private cabanas, and outdoor seating will be closed through 3/1/21]

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Special menus

  • Birds | Bubbles | Blues

    Oct 8 - Dec 24, 2020
    After months of recipe testing, Geraldine's presents: Birds, Bubbles, and Blues! Every Thursday evening, join us for spicy fried chicken, champagne bottle and glass specials, and live blues music.

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 1073 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my girlfriend’s 35th birthday

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vipGailK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful space!

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Atxgirl7
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food wasn’t that good

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vipMargo
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday nights is great music with Jo James while dining on the nice assortment of small shareable plates, as well as the incredible fried chicken. We go every week.

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DanielC
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu selection, Appetizer to dessert. Service attentive, yet not obtrusive. Top of Hotel Renaissance. Overlooks town lake. Great for sunset view. Orchestra area.

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KristaW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional. From the food to the service to the ambiance, Geraldine's delivers. We enjoyed the special fried chicken menu so much that we went to brunch on Sunday before flying out. Everything exceeded our expectations and my friends, family, and even my picky children, had nothing but rave reviews. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tender exceptional

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fun place for a dye or hang with friends! Great food and amazing atmosphere

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AdrienneM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The service was slow and food only ok. Overall wasn't too impressed.

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John
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. We were looking forward to dinner and some blues music. After waiting a couple of hours drinking overpriced cocktails we finally left.

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vipJaazJ
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch was ok. Not the place for special occasion arrangements. The avocado toast was decent. Entertainment was outstanding. Overpriced and overrated.

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LaToyaC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and music was wonderful. Very relaxing atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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RitaK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good overall, but the water smelled funky, like pond water.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the cocktails, food, wine menu and live music. One of my favorite places in Austin!

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BrianS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for tasty drinks, solid cuisine, and folks that enjoy music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
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
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
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 on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated My wife’s birthday and our Anniversary!

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MuyBueno
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and original cuisines.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
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
7 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
New Orleans
2 reviews
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

FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 1073 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.