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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ME
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just average presentation was not special. Overpriced

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Versus competition at this price point, it was not the best experience. I would recommend hanging out at the bar vs. full service.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Overall very good. Service a little slow at first. Food was excellent.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my birthday. The food was amazing. We’ll definitely be back soon!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I've been to this restaurant several times. It has always been outstanding. The service on my last visit was very inattentive. The server was absent from our dining room for a large portion of the time. We had to ask the servers to the other tables to get our server to our table. We finally resorted to asking the servers for the other tables to bring us additional drinks, etc. The food was outstanding, as usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We ordered a Martinis and it was the worst one we have tried.

z
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, ambiance and food. We had an amazing date night!

C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffrey's is a wonderful place to go for a special occasion. The food, presentation and service were just perfect! The wine list tends to be a bit pricey so be prepared. Also the server in the bar is extremely snooty so save your cocktails for the table.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

M
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience. We had a delicious meal and were very impressed we could hear each other.

m
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing evening my girlfriend and I had at Jeffrey’s.
First time for both of us.
Highly recommend. A++++++

LP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on-point, from valet to wait-staff to every course of food.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible

R
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prices are expensive but if you hit their Happy Hour, they are a great deal. We had the Lobster Bisque which was delicious and had plenty of Lobster. The Dover Sole with King Crab was very tasting but the presentation could have been better as well as the portion of King Crab. The wine list is extensive and pricey but has some very fine wine. I would definitely go back to Jeffrey's if I want to splurge.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful evening at Jeffrey’s. So consistently good!

TH
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Much better than the last visit. The service is always solid and the pacing between courses was impeccable The food was solid albeit not very creative. Great place for a date or business meeting.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! Awesome service! Everything was perfect! The pork chop and filet mignon are a must-have. The only thing that made me giggle was the size of the steak tartare appetizer and cheese cake ...both were literally the size of my index finger 🤣

a
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can you say except this is a superb, top-notch experience? Sure it is expensive, but the service and food is such high quality make it worth every penny. This was the best meal I have had in a very long time. The flavors are so well thought out and very deep. We really indulged as it was a birthday celebration and everything was perfect. The beef was the best beef I have ever tasted. I will be back for as many occasions as I can.

HH
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting town from Dallas and wanted to try what we've heard to be one of Austin's best and most exciting steakhouses. And we were certainly not disappointed! The service was fantastic, especially as we were celebrating a milestone birthday and the waitstaff made us feel very welcomed and celebrated with a thoughtful birthday card on the table and a candlelit dessert. Appreciated every detail of our visit, and we'll be back in very soon!

AB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

FD
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, excellent food
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l
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good but the oysters were not served hot enough. They are very proud of their wine list and tough to find a reasonably priced wine. Good selection but not enough non vineyard designated wines.

LC
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! Amazing service and the food was very delicious. I would totally go again.

J
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing anniversary dinner here. The food and service was incredible and we will definitely be going back every year to celebrate. Cannot recommend this place highly enough!

a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very disappointed. Very expensive. 10 years anniversary celebration was awful. Couples on either side had cards and there was no mention of our reason for being there. Poor service on top of it all. Will not be back.

A
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my boyfriend to dinner here and he can be a tough judge when it comes to steak but he was in heaven!

We started with the foie gras sandies and it was melt in your mouth good. We then got the chestnut tortellini which I highly recommend. Then my boyfriend got the 14oz ribeye (not the wagyu, he doesn’t make that kind of money), he said it was cooked perfectly rare and was like butta. I got the snapper which was good, but I think I would get something else next time. For sides we did the broccolini and french fries but it was hard to finish everything, we were so full!

The chocolate intemperance was a must have dessert if you love chocolate. Would definitely get again.

A few of the free highlights that come with the meal are popovers (I could eat these every day!), popcorn, and dessert. So plan ahead for these delicious freebies!

5 stars!

TS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to around the world. On par with London's Le Gavroche and French Horn etc. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable.

M
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service staff were phenomenal! Very attentive to when we needed service, and to when we needed time to ourselves. They were incredibly generous to us in celebrating a birthday and it was so greatly appreciated. Thank you!

w
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A beautiful place for American fare. The steak (all of them) are divine and the wine list is unparalleled.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and pleasant

DZ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just about the best we hoped for. Dinner with our children whom we were visiting for the weekend. Wine list and choices made were superb. The sommelier was fantastic!

LP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a fine gem of a restaurant. Jeffrey's gets everything right, decor and ambience, martini cart, every course divine. I especially enjoyed my Niman Ranch Petite Filet topped with slice of Roquefort cheese. And the service is top notch.

N
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends and Jeffrey’s was amazing as usual! We had avocado toast, fried oysters, ribeyes, potato purée, and Brussels sprouts which were all fabulous. We tried the cream spinach this time and it was a little dry (not very creamy) so I would not get that again. Other than that meal was perfect! One of our favorite places for a special meal!

GR
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had been told this was the best steakhouse in Austin by multiple acquaintances and friends so we decided to try it for ourselves. The Service was top notch, attentive without being too much, and the team at Jeffrey's really took care of us. The Truffled Deviled Eggs were outstanding as were the Pop-overs brought to the table! However several of the staple items we order at other steakhouses, like the Lobster Bisque and the Steaks themselves (cooked the same way for comparison sake from other places) were not up to par as compared to our other 3 restaurants visited for steaks in town. I expected significantly higher quality meat and taste, especially considering the price compared to other steakhouses we have been to multiple times in the city, as I ordered the Porterhouse to share since this is typically the best cut in steakhouses that offer it in my traveling experience -for this price this thing should have pulled off the bone with ease and melted in our mouths, yet sadly it was only 'ok'. My wife's NY strip was much better than the Porterhouse and more than half the price, yet still too much for the taste and experience. I was wishing I'd gone with the Pork Chop as the Server said it was his under-rated winner of the menu for taste.

AW
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a lovely evening at Jeffreys. Fireplaces were going. Reservation was in order. Quality of food and choice superb. But service was a little. slow. Also sitting in a small hallway was not preferred to one of the main Dining areas.

CN
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Superb food and service. Great atmosphere both in the bar and dining area.

p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wine advice

TK
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from chicago and always try to visit Jeffreys when in town
The quality of all your food is exceptional’
Service is excellent and what a great value on Sunday night with half price wine by the bottle
Our favorite spot in Austin for fine dining!