Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.8
1260 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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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vipQuicKick
Austin
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals in Austin. My friends said his dinner was amazing also. We definitely will be back.

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vipKFMM
Austin
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and impeccable service. We have been dining at Jeffrey's since the early 80s and it has been our #1 place to dine and recommend for Austin's best dining experience!

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vipKristenK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST SERVICE & FOOD in Austin! WOW!!!
High end service, attention to detail….you name it, it was top notch! Enjoyed the deviled eggs, Caesar salad, ribeye and diver sole. Best quality! Think best service and multiply it by 100. That’s Jeffreys!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant, super accommodating for my two friends that were vegan and got the vegan version of the risotto. Lobster bisque was delicious! All around great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Great food. But there are far better options for a special occasion.

We made a reservation for our anniversary about a month in advance. We were seated in the bar area despite reserving a table through OpenTable. Jeffries is small, but the bar area is especially tight. We sat on a round couch about a foot from other guests. It was quite uncomfortable with very little leg room or space to get in and out of your seat. In the bar, most guests are just ordering cocktails. We felt a little odd ordering a full meal, but did so anyway. We could see into the dining room areas and it was clear there were several empty tables for the entirety of our reservation.

The food was very good. But for the money you will spend, there are much better options in Austin that combine great food with the space to consume it in a nice atmosphere. If you do decide to go to Jeffries, don’t reserve online. Call them and make sure they will seat you in the dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great environment for business dinner.

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vipMStr
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Except for the rude and condescending hostesses our dinner experience was lovely. Vanessa, our server is always a delight! As many times as we have been here it always amazes me that no one has trained the hostesses to be polite and welcoming. The wine list is incredible and the food was delicious. Would have been a five star except for the hostesses. Even the valet attendant was such a nice guy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Anthony and staff amazing tonight

Nice to finally have gracious kind servers at Jeffreys

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vipAmanda
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner in a quiet setting. Loved the duck, Dover sole, lobster bisque and Caesar. Popovers yummy, too. Great cocktails and wine.

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ACwriter
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible, and so was our food. It was an incredible anniversary spot. Thank you for the complimentary cava toast and sweet card. We loved it!

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BonnieP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the restaurant. Great ambiance, delicious dover sole and popovers for the bread!
Will definitely go back if in town.

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vipAleksandra
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Giles provided a wonderful service! Hope to see more vegan options on the menu!

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vipJewels
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always! MacKenzie took wonderful care of us on a special Anniversary. I he food was perfect, the ambiance romantic and bubbly and wine recommendations spot on. Our favorite place to splurge and celebrate!!! ♥️

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vipchri55
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. We eat at a lot of “rated” restaurants and this plugs into the top 10. Special note is service and the steak. Splurge on the best meat and surround it with the sauce sampler. The whole family was shocked. Great place, super cool ambiance and music and the service was 5 star all the way. Thanks Richard!!

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vipaustinfoodie
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Server made us feel uncomfortable when we asked about the Monday night all day happy hour. She said we were sitting in the wrong spot. The food was average, the steak was over salted. We were pleasantly surprised by the pop overs, which were great. I was kind of confused that our server mentioned a pizza oven when there wasn't pizza on the menu. I wasn't impressed by the service of our captain, however the assist staff were great and very kind. The best part of the restaurant was the décor, the blue room was stunning.

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vipJillianM
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with Jeffrey’s. 2nd time was just as good! I only wish their California cab selection was more robust, but their collection of French was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I’s experience at Jeffrey’s was phenomenal! We were celebrating for her 30th birthday dinner and had an amazing time. The service was exceptional from start to finish. Our food was delicious and unique and were perfect portions. We plan on coming back to Jeffrey’s in the future. The music at the restaurant was also a pleasant treat and definitely set the mood properly.

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AmandaA
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa was amazing! Food was spectacular as always. Highly recommend!

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lisaandmike
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining ambiance coupled with delicious food and really great service!! There is a reason why Jeffrey's is the special occasion go-to restaurant.

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our waiter and he was so kind and attentive. It was my wife’s birthday and he made it the most special dining experience. We would definitely go back.

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Anon
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

After first checking in to bring us water, it took our waiter another 20 minutes to come back to our table to finally take our order. The quality of food has declined as well. Please bring back the old chocolate soufflé. The new one uses caramel alcohol which gives it a bad flavor, why change it from the old recipe? Before I believe it was cream instead.

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RB85
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazin setup
Amazing service
High recommended for anyone wanting a 6 Star experience

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere. The truffle deviled eggs are a must.

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Snellingfab5
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always heard of this place. I was beyond amazed how nice the staff were. They go out their way to make a great experience for you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre-concert… holiday.

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vipnanimar
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the service to the ambiance, everything was exceptional. I highly recommend for a special occasion.

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vipAuspilot
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still offering the best service in Austin, with food that is consistently delicious, Jeffery's is my go-to for an upscale yet never fussy dining experience. The ambience is cozy and intimate enough for a date, but also feels just right for a party of 6-8.

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vipIMARTINEZ
Austin
42 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is probably the best fine dining experience from central Texas down to Rio Grande Valley. Excellent food and service!! Very nice wine selection!! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food delicious. Service depends on my children for communication. Need to learn how to communicate with Deaf Adults.

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ShannonE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for special occasions! Very romantic. Food is phenomenal. Will definitely returning to Austin for Jeffrey’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was outstanding!!!

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vipRebeccaH
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every moment courteous and attentive without intrusion. Had a "popover" (my mother called them "Yorkshire puddings." It was as good as my mom's, which is saying something. Appetizers were foie gras (perfect) and my husband a salad (he found anchovies on it but that's on him - he only ate one by mistake and recovered immediately). He had a seafood risotto that was the right texture (smooth but not in the pureed sense; right degree of "toothiness," for lack of a better term) and right taste (not too "fishy"). I had the New York Strip - grilled to order (medium rare to rare) and "pommes puree" (again, like my mom's). Only downside is the overwhelmingly underwhelming dessert array: two different soufflés (ok, that's impressive, if you feel like a scuffle, which I never do), a nondescript flour-less cake (that's so 90s!), and some sort of French pastry dessert that I overheard the waiter describing to another diner as a "kind of cherry aspic." No thank you. Now, my final comment - and this is not criticism - is: would at least one Austin fine dining restaurant please offer an impressive liqueur coffee after-dinner drink? A carajillo would have made this evening beyond perfect (because it was perfect).

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HayleyW
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, however a bit of overkill - we were approached by 6 different people several times throughout our dinner to refill, clear items, fold napkins, status of food... it was a bit much and cut into our conversation quite a bit. Other than that, this is a special spot that my husband and I will continue to frequent. Always amazing food!

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vipmdguy218
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I've never had a server at a restaurant like this ask me to pass them my plate to clear it. Food arrived with no silverware. Water service was infrequent. Empty glasses, wine bottle and carafe left at the table through dessert. Not worth the money. The wine mark up was off the charts, even for a steakhouse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food and service

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vipJaneJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Honestly this place was fine, but I think that based off the reputation we had higher expectations so that’s why it’s so disappointing. The service was absolutely not on par with other MMH restaurants we’ve been to recently, we sat at our table for almost 30 minutes before our server came to take our order and I had to request popcorn/bread, whereas the table next to us sat down after us and already had their cocktails and appetizers. The overall dining experience took forever, which I normally wouldn’t mind (7:45 reservation, didn’t leave until almost 10:30), but it was due to a lack of our server’s attention. We sat with empty water glasses and plates for long periods of time. My husband ordered his steak medium and it came out absolutely rare - Jeffrey’s did comp this and quickly remade his steak which we really appreciated, but I’m not sure where the miscommunication was and it extended our dinner even more so. It also took them a very long time to come over and check in with us about our meal after serving it, so he sat there for a while with a steak he wasn’t able to eat, again due to lack of server’s attention Overall it’s a really nice restaurant and the food was very good, it could have been an off night for the staff, but we spent our anniversary here and it was a disappointing evening! Would definitely recommend other MMH restaurants over this one.

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vipMichaelM
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Jeffreys aspires to be a top shelf steakhouse. They

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vipopcc
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The tables were so close we could barely fit between them. Otherwise everything was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed several dishes and every one of them was excellent! The service was impeccable; attentive, timely, never overbearing. We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with long time friends.

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Jeffrey's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1260 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.