Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.8
1134 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1134 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tommy
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This post-pandemic visit to Jeffrey's was not up to par, as compared to previous visits. Seems the kitchen and service is a bit out of step and striving to get back to their normally-exceptional dining experience. To their credit, the staff made efforts to make up for kitchen mistakes and forgotten drinks.

However, the food was delicious and dining experience was great. We'll be back and hopefully Jeffrey's will be back to their normally expected service level as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We enjoyed the service and the food is divine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really phenomenal food and service up until the point that we still had food and they stop serving drinks and couldn’t make espresso after dinner with dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The steak wasn’t great. I ordered a petite filet and was really looking forward to it but it had a Smokey taste. My husband agreed that it tasted like it had been smoked. Which is very odd especially for the price.

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kathrynl
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried oysters are superb. Always a great night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful!! attentive service and super friendly and food was outstanding!

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vipmaryt
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! Great food and nice service.

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HollyP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best culinary experiences that we have had the pleasure of enjoying. The entire staff was incredibly attentive, polite, and happy to be there. We will definitely be back.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

We've been to Jeffrey's before a few years ago and had a great experience. We've been trying to get reservations for months and finally got one at 5:15pm. Unfortunately, our steaks were not cooked to our specifications and overall the food was not worth the price of the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was very good. Only issue was waiting 30 plus minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation.

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EmW1
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best dining experience! Close-your-eyes good food and really attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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AlexaV
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffrey‘s was utterly phenomenal. The second we walked in, I loved the ambiance, the staff was impeccable in every way. Perfect service and care extended at every interaction. The food was 5-star, every dish we had was well-prepared and dining luxury. Our table ordered two Caesar salads and had them split to share between four. We also got fresh popovers, which was one of my favorite parts (I love popovers more than anything). Our table also ordered the Wagyu burger, filet mignon, tomahawk pork chop and the Bolognese - each was meal was superior to other dining experiences and beyond delicious. Dessert consisted of the soufflés - which were the perfect cappers to the meal. Would 10/10 dine again, and hope to come back often.

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Odido23
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Best food. Will go here for any special occasion.

Colin, Alexa and Chandler all worked together to deliver a memorable night for us

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Greg
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. A must in Austin. Get your reservations early. Very cozy feel. Braised short rib was tremendous. Save time for the soufflé

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vipHowieZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection all day every day!

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vipRYWR
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing restaurant. One of the best in Austin by far!

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PapaOwl18
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We we're seated in the Bar Area. Cozy seating, nice ambience. Food inventive, excellence with every course. Service by Augustus was excellent; attentive, knowledgeable, personable. Service by Vanessa was shaky; unfamiliar with wine list, not at all the type of personality suited for fine dining. We'll be back every chance we get!

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ficklemoon
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal. By far the best meal we have eaten in Austin.

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vipAmyL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our dinner and was greeted with a completely shut down restaurant, no lights and a locked door and a sign saying we are closed due to rolling black outs. However there were lights on the street and other businesses had power so that didn’t make sense.

We had just spoken to the restaurant two hours before our reservation confirming everything. They never called us to let us know they were going to close so our special occasion was ruined. Not a nice way to treat their clientele.

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vipfoodie
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The popovers are to die for! Everything we had was wonderful as usual. This is our favorite Austin spot. Always try to dine here when in town.

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AAPAAPAAP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a birthday; we will, god willing, be going back again next year.

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate his birthday and had the best experience! Our server was great, the food was amazing, our drinks were perfect. They had a little birthday card set up on the table for us and brought out a cute little scoop of ice cream with a candle at the end of the night which were just really nice touches. My boyfriend and I are both planners, so I budgeted for this dinner for a bit so we wouldn’t have to worry about getting anything we wanted to and I’m SO glad I did. Can’t wait to come back.

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MelissaA
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time celebrating my fiancé’s birthday at Jeffrey’s. Food was amazing and service was impeccable, will be back next time we are in Austin!

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KellyT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great meal! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. BUT, not a ton that I would say differentiates it from another steakhouse. No problems there, just when you live in Austin, you get spoiled for unique ambience ;)

Would definitely recommend!

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NicholeH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food. The popovers were amazing. The service was superb!

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BrianM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience for 20th anniversary dinner!!

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vipChristinaC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jeffrey’s! The service is always great and the quality of food and beverage is spot on.

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AmandaJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for a special, expensive night out.

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vipexquisite
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Don't go there unless you want to be rushed from the moment you sit until you leave. This applies even to Monday, when the happy hour extends all night and people tend to order multiple appetizers.

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vipBraziliandrummer
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak was a little underwhelming this time, drinks were OK, but the rest of the appetizers were amazing

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vipJimm
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Worst service I’ve had over 3 decades dining at Jeffreys. Late being seated, waiter who continued to poor wine into guests glass who indicated otherwise. Not friendly

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JoseA
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing service but a bit overpriced for the cooking of food

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vipAudreyA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Jeffrey’s.... quite possibly our favorite restaurant in Texas. Vanessa is outstanding. Will definitely be back as soon as we are back in Austin!

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vipMStr
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place

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Olivia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal I've had in Austin. Only complaint is that I can hardly get a reservation!

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vipGeoff
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing service.

Of the 4 people regularly touching our table, everyone was great. Very attentive without being intrusive or overbearing. A few recommendations were made, including wine, that we were thrilled with. We were at our table for just over 2 hours. The courses were timed perfectly. We had 7 courses over that time and never waited long for the next, nor did we ever feel rushed.

The food was awesome. Steaks cooked to perfection. There wasn't a thing brought to our table that we didn't love. The portion sizes were perfect. The courses leading to the main course were small enough to finish without being too full, but large enough that you feel like the pricing is right. We had just enough of our main course left over for a nice lunch the next day.

This restaurant is not cheap, and for people who dine out regularly and know how important tipping your service staff is, you should account for a larger tip than you might normally leave. You're going to drop some cash here. Be prepared, and tip well so that everyone is taken care of. :)

We will absolutely add Jeffrey's to the top of our list of 'special occasion' restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience in Austin for us.

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Turbo
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Good wait staff. I had to wait a while for my reservation but otherwise a good experience.

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ThomasH
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enhoyable experience. Fantastic food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best dining experience of my life. XOXO

FAQs

Jeffrey's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1134 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.