Jeffrey's Restaurant

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Jeffrey's Restaurant & Bar has been an Austin neighborhood fine dining institution since 1975. In 2012 the restaurant closed for a major renovation and has reopened under the leadership of Austin's premiere restaurant group, McGuire Moorman Hospitality. The restaurant, nestled in a quiet neighborhood just west of downtown features a lively bar, three distinct dining rooms and menus featuring dry-aged prime steaks, updated classic fine dining and locally sourced produce. Private dining is available, free valet is standard & local car service is offered.

Josephine House offers lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner & Monday night steak frites. The Clarksville cottage features a small marble bar for coffee or cocktails, intimate tables in the dining room, shady nooks on our patio and a grassy front lawn for lounging. Chef Alex Manley and her team prepare an eclectic daily menu featuring the best locally sourced products.
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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the greatest dining experience of my life. We went here for our 3 year anniversary and we were NOT disappointed. From the professional nature of the waiters to the absolutely amazing food (seriously the croquettes are small but they pack a HUGE flavor punch). We will most definitely be back for another special occasion as the steaks were out of this world. I would say Jeffrey's is by far the best place to get a steak in Austin.

RI
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was superb. Ambiance was nice, but felt a little cramped. That is just one little downside to an otherwise wonderful experience. Our server/sommelier (she was both) was absolutely fantastic and helped us pick out a lovely bottle of wine. And, we just happened to be there for 1/2 off bottle night. A wonderful plus to the whole anniversary dinner.

OT
Austin
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The way the ingredients are put together or sophisticated, talented and nothing less than perfect! The service is flawless! The sommelier really knows the wines and will get you exactly what you want. You will pay every step of the way just know that

E
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, love the ambiance. Would highly recommend!!!

DD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I recently moved back to Austin after many years away. Decided to take my daughter out for a celebratory dinner on Saturday evening and selected Jeffrey's based on memories of wonderful meals here many years ago. The ambiance was nice but quite cramped. The restaurant had clearly undergone some remodeling in recent years. Wait staff were generally pleasant although largely inattentive (plates that had been pushed to the center of the table, clearly signaling that we were done, were left for 10+ minutes on every course). The food was good - it just wasn't great. Bill (not including tip) was $395. I don't mind spending a pretty penny on a memorable meal. This was so far from memorable we had to prompt each other to think of what we ate.
In summary, there wasn't anything particularly wrong. When the staff showed up, they were pleasant. The lighting and ambiance were nice, just rather cramped. The food was okay, just not special. Won't be returning again anytime soon, but at least I still have some lovely memories of Jeffrey's from the past.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Service, ambiance, food, cocktails, wine were all on point. Our server Eric was absolutely fantastic. We will definitely be back soon😁

w
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeffery’s never disappoints. From the attentive yet unobtrusive service, to the perfectly timed delivery of cocktails, appetizers and entrées, to the perfectly executed cuisine, you can’t go wrong here.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were carefully and thoughtfully taken care of by the whole team at Jeffrey’s as we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. From the moment we sat down we felt welcomed by an officious and attentive staff. A wonderful experience!

GW
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for son, a family dinner at the always GREAT iconic Jeffrey’s Restaurant. Everything was simply fabulous. My son said it was the best steak he has ever eaten.

PB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Appreciated the personal touch and welcome for our anniversary. Will be returning.

S
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was incredible, and found ways to creatively accommodate our dietary restrictions.

K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beef tartare only disappointment
All other entrees phenomenal

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here while visiting from charlotte for a birthday weekend. The service was fantastic - they had a nice happy birthday sign waiting on the table and gave an adorable ice cream cup for dessert. While pricey, and definitely not something I could treat myself too often, it was a special treat and a perfect way to show the birthday guest how special he is.

SB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on point
Great wine list

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was spectacular. Going for our anniversary, it was the perfect place. They surprised us with a champagne toast and a handwritten card for our anniversary. The food was amazing. And the service exceeded all expectations. Would absolutely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for our 3 year wedding anniversary. They get the little things right (I.e. instead of generic bread & butter it’s a popover, personal note when we arrived, knowledgeable waitstaff). The food is high quality but not significantly better than other high end Austin restaurants. Overall a nice experience for a special occasion.

HE
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Delicious appetizers. Wagyu ribeye was top notch. Great wine selected by wine sommelier. Wonderful to see a cheese selection for dessert.

J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Jeffrey's for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Outstanding service, great food, wine choices and drinks. Will definitely be going back soon.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 21st Wedding Anniversary and the entire night was a wonderful experience at Jeffrey's. From our glass of champagne to our bone in ribeye all through dessert was amazing. Can't wait to share the restaurant with more friends and clients.

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OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The card on the table for birthday and cupcake with candle was very nice for bd. The tortellini was a bit off, maybe too much like bread rather than a light pasta. The foie gras sandwich is divine. The squab was good but your quail is better, so hope you bring it back. Always a pleasure to dine at Jeffrey's.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We found the food to be pretty one-note. The seared fois gras appetizer was way too sweet, and the puff pastry on which the fois gras sat was was burned and tough. The tortellini appetizer tasted just ok, and there was a lot of foam for foam’s sake. We couldn’t tell what was in the filling, though the little sweetbreads were fine. We shared the seafood risotto, which was supposed to be made with unit butter. It was overwhelmingly salty and lemony, and did not taste of uni. There seemed to be a good amount of seafood, but a lot was in the shell so the amount was deceptive. The lobster was cooked well, but the clams were just tiny. We skipped dessert. Our table was next to a table of 10 women who made it a point to raise the noise level to excessive, and the noise grew louder as the evening went on and thru had to shout across the table to each other. Large parties need their own room.

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a terrific dinner and a fun time with our family .... cozy table by the window was terrific .... plan on coming back soon to try the other 5-6 items I saw on the menu that I wanted to try !

DB
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with great service and the food was delicious. We initially got sat next to a very loud table but they quickly accommodated us when we asked and moved us to a better, quieter location.

JR
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bench chair was hard as a rock - and my tailbone hurt by the end of dinner - but a small price to pay for the experience.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I made dinner reservations here at Jeffrey's to celebrate our anniversary. The staff quickly greeted us, had us at our quiet and comfortable table in no time, and was there to wish us a happy anniversary. The menu is very simple, yet efficient with several options to choose from with each course. We really enjoyed the King Crab and Avocado toast, that was delicious! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and drinks served at Jeffrey's and had no problem helping me with trying a wine. He was right on the nose with the choices as well! If we ever return to Austin, then I am most definitely coming back to this place. The food tasted great and can't be beat anywhere near them.

H
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top restaurant in Austin!

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WP
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great as always! They did forget to bring our our food we packed to take home, no big deal though.

BV
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place as always! We had not been there in a while. The place has been remodeled and looks as good as before. They have a new bar that keeps you entertained until you are seated. Would come back for special occasions.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service !

A
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Great fusion of high end elegance and Austin ambiance. My future secret weapon when I need to impress.

JM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my wife's birthday this week.. was fantastic.. while we've lived in Austin a long time this was first time here and we wondered why we haven't been here yet it was so good! ... service was great / very attentive.. food was superb... very nice, relaxing pace..... will definitely be back soon!

JG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. The himachi was delicious, and the filet was fantastic. The souffle for dessert was a terrific conclusion to a wonderful dinner.

r
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!

CB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the absolute best time at Jeffreys for our wedding anniversary. They truly made us feel indulged and special without being overly stuffy. The food was incredible and they perfectly paired wine with each dish. Staff knowledge and hospitality is top notch. Truly the best place to splurge on dinner for a special occasion.

n
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nostalgia takes me back occasionally. The food quality has not kept up with other Austin restaurants and prices are comparable to New York.

YW
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!!!! LOVED it!!!! The food was fantastic, and the wines amazing!! LOVED the entire experience!!!

OT
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great date night. Food was outstanding.

BH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server, Vanessa, did a wonderful job. She is very pleasant and personal (in a good way). The issue we had with this dinner was that our reserved table was not ready (20 minute delay) and it took over 2 hours overall by the time our dinner arrived. We drove 4 hours to Austin for our daughter's move in at UT and then to have to sit through a 2 hour dinner was not what we were expecting. The seafood risotto is spectacular, but there was maybe only 2 tablespoons of risotto. Disappointing and light on volume.

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