Jeffrey's Restaurant

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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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FD
Houston
77 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, excellent food
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LC
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
7 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
6 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!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary. The staff was so sweet and very helpful in describing dishes. Even gave us a side on the house since we were indecisive. Can’t rave enough about how delicious and perfectly flavorful the dishes are here. Will be going back as much as possible when in the area.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we’ve had at Jeffrey’s

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffrey’s was absolutely excellent as always. Best deviled eggs in Austin and the bone-in New York strip was super tender. Made my birthday dinner absolutely unforgettable.

AO
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There couldn’t possibly be a better dining experience anywhere. Outstanding from every standpoint. A wonderful treat.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagu rib eye steak was fantastic. Plenty to split for 2 people . Wine lost is amazing but ask server for help to get better value . Really nice place for special dinner .

JO
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service are great. We have been going there for 20 years and have always had delicious food and great service. The only negative I have is that it is always packed so after you check in you go to the bar to get your drinks. My husband went up and placed his order and the waitress there told him “go stand in the corner and stay out of the way of the waiters”, he’s 62 years old, a little more respect would have been nice, maybe something like Sir, we will have your drink out to you ASAP, but would you mind waiting over there and we will get it right out to you? Thank you so much. There is a way to say anything, the way my husband was spoken to was not the right way. We will be back and love the restaurant, this was just one person in 2 years. Great place to go!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Truly undesirable. Would strongly discourage.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday and the service and quality of the food was exquisite. We made a pact that we need to make sure to go there at least once a year.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Will go back

MT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for special occasion or just to have a fabulous and memorable meal. Highly recommend

LM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful dining experience. Our first time and we will definitely be back. The food was impeccable and beautiful. The service was fantastic and the romantic ambience really set the mood for the evening. Highly recommend!

OT
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa and the entire Jeffrey’s experience was amazing!! Service and food were excellent as always!!!

Thank you so much!!

s
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I proposed, she said yes! Jeffrey’s will always be a special place for us.

C
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 13 year anniversary of partnership. Me & my wife enjoyed every moment of our evening at Jeffrey’s. It was our first time eating there and the service was extremely exceptional. Cozy, well lit atmosphere. Host was very knowledgeable & helped us pair our entrees with the right whine.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cadre chic, service professionnel, plats corrects mais pas a la hauteur des prix excessifs !!!

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s
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a table of 6 or 8 very loud young women next to us who were celebrating with lots of drinking. We did not complain and were pleasantly surprised when our server gave us two fabulous appetizers from the chef for our tolerance of our neighboring table. Very Classy!

MR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Super fresh salad, attentive and informative service from Tony, tasty cocktails and wine, large portion main courses, delicious souffle. Overall an enjoyble dinner.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been visiting Austin for many years, but had never made it to Jeffrey’s. It was everything I had heard & more. A perfect dining experience.

i
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Overrated and poorly managed restaurant.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came in to celebrate a special occasion and from the minute we sat down until the moment we left, we felt like royalty. Our server Skylar took time to answer our questions, and even brought us some surprises from the kitchen to make our experience even more special. Highlights included the hamachi carpaccio and the shellfish risotto. Also, we can’t thank management enough for taking care of us fellow service industry peers. It was a very pleasant surprise!