Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.8
680 reviews
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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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Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, impeccable service, excellent food, attention to detail. Can get a little pricy but worth every penny. We will be back!

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MG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very great experience for food and wine lovers. Superb service.

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GC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary restaurant. Great food, service & ambiance. Not to miss...

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j
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

impeccable service with great food in a quiet atmosphere

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Tables are very close to each other.

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B
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration.

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Austin
48 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I thought we were going to an upscale restaurant. Ive been here before, but it has been a while. Apparently management decided to throw the dress code out the window.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks I have ever had...amazing service...ambiance...top notch.

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AS
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening dining experience at Jeffrey's...

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The evening started out well with cocktails and an appetizer in the lounge. One we were seating for dinner it went downhill. The services was very slow and the dinning area was extremely hot. We complained no less than 4 times and finally we were told we could be re-seated. This took another 20 minutes and the manager never apologized for the inconvenience.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful interiors - great ambiance. Server was attentive, overall very good. However, we ordered two sides with dinner, the broccolini, and the leeks. We were contemplating the steak frites, and decided not to get them. However, the server had them sent over "on the house" , which was really nice (and they ended up being the best side). All well and good, until the next morning my husband looks at the check and sees that they actually charged us for the steak frites, and my husband left the guy 30% tip (to make up for the fries) because they said they were "on the house". Obviously I don't care about the extra 10$, but the moral of it. Don't tell us it is on the house, and then charge us for it (and my husband being a good tipper as it is) includes even more for the server bc we thought he did a good thing. Austin has so many great restaurants to explore, though it was enjoyable, the food wasn't to die for (in fact Josephine House) next door is better, though the same owner!

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New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a fantastic dining experience on every level. Superb cocktails, wine list, and food. All made even more enjoyable by wonderful staff and lovely, but relaxed setting. Planning to go back regularly!

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JA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, world-class service and delicious food. It's definitely a splurge to come here, but it is the right spot for a special occasion.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Seating is Too Close to others! No privacy. Steak under cooked & cold.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Austin! Always love it here!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was wonderful. Everything was perfect.

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San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caviar service is divine!

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Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!! Our server was The Best!! Spectacular!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Jeffery’s because of their great reputation. We knew they had a lot to live up to. They matched or or went beyond all my expectations.

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LV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeffery’s is better than ever. Still has the cache from 30 years ago with a wonderful new take on the classics. Service is impeccable and the food was gloat worthy.

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JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Jeffrey's and it was a wonderful experience. Service was first-rate, and the food was excellent. An oyster appetizer over a cream-leak sauce was extraordinary. Salads were great and the entrees were also superb. Highly highly recommended.

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D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service at Jeffrey's was excellent as was the ambiance. Unfortunately, the food just did not deliver. My steak was mediocre and my colleague's seafood risotto was overcooked (tough, chewy shrimp). I heard a lot of good things, but I think there are better Steak house options in Austin (like Bob's or Capital Grille).

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal great service.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and wine! Waiter took a little long to check on & bring our drinks, but atmosphere is conducive to private conversations and ambiance is perfect.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beautifully prepared and had great flavor. Wine selection was impressive and showed a diverse portfolio. Service was excellent. Wait staff was very timely and attentive to all details from recommending wine and food to ensuring we had everything we needed while dining. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a high quality meal or to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dining experience. The food,wine list, and ambiance were all amazing. The tempo of the evening was perfectly executed by the wait staff. I would highly recommend the experience!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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KV
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeffrey's is one of my favorite places to celebrate a special occasion or for a date night. The food and service are amazing.

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AY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had amazing time, excellent service and food!

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Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, food,service at the top

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j
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time at Jeffrey's. It is expensive, but we were celebrating, so we were prepared to shell out quite a bit. The service is fantastic - they took such good care of us, and the food was all perfect. We got the dry-aged ribeye, two sides, two apps, and a dessert, and we finished everything. One of the best steaks we've ever had + great service + romantic ambiance makes for the perfect special-occasion spot!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

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M
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating my family business’ 10th anniversary! They took great care of us and everything was delicious.

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

Everything was delicious. Server took my napkin when it fell on the ground and never brought another. Had to borrow my date’s until I could flag someone down 10 min later. Seemed kind of busy. No worries. Other than that everything was outstanding.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it and will definitely be dining there soon!!!

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BG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I've been to in Austin, certainly the best steakhouse by far.

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GS
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Google was not kidding around with the 4 $ signs for this place. Be prepared to PAY! But, boy, was it worth it. Food was delicious, service was top notch, and a nice cozy setting.

Definitely a good place if you want to impress someone 😉 Or just come out with your friends for a fancy night out, which is want we did. None of us where brave enough to order the $169 porterhouse steak but we did get the risotto, short ribs, and turbot (a type of fish) which were all fantastic.

Restaurant has free valet, which was very convenient.

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Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tiny room. Poorly designed seating. Shoved in a corner. Repeatedly brought gluten items after letting them know I was celiac. Flavors and presentation has gone down hill. Eaten here multiple times. Not enticed to go back.

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BB
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed dining at Jeffrey's with good friends for my birthday. The food was terrific with the exception of the seafood risotto which was overwhelmed with herbs and not cooked properly. Everything else was superb. Service was lovely. Wine list is great and the half-price bottles on Sunday are a fantastic bargain. Would definitely recommend this place.

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