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Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.8
439 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily, 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Bar: Daily from 430pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Sunday - Monday all night


Josephine House

Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11am-3pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 11am-3pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, 530pm-10pm
Steak Frites Night: Monday 530pm-10pm
Snacks: Daily 3pm-530pm
Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm
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Phone number
(512) 477-5584
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Larry McGuire
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Jeffrey's Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Fallon Gaskamp: (844) 736-6588
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th
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Parking details
Valet is complimentary.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 439 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We went to celebrate the birth of our new baby girl while my mother was in town. This was my fourth time eating at Jeffrey’s and each time has been equally outstanding. The food is phenomenal but the service is really what sets this restaurant apart from others in Austin. Their attention to detail is absolute perfection. And to accommodate a family with two small children!! Bravo. I can not recommend this place enough.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I have been a fan for many years but haven't been to the "new" version. I'm happy to say that the quality is as great as ever and it is well worth it for special occasions. If I had any qualm it is that Jeffrey's is now a little more "traditional" fine dining, as opposed to a more laid back Austin version of fine dining. Similarly, the cuisine isn't as inventive as it once was. That said, the food had the same excellence of execution as always, and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were there for a birthday and they went out of their way to make it special! I give them a big thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Love! Great food, cocktails, and service. The perfect spot for date night or a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Awesome food, service ambiance.Austin needs more like this

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Ordered the 6oz petite filet medium. Best steak ever!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The wine list was way too heavy with bottles substantially over 200 (most way over) and very few bottles in the 100ish range. Unless you are planning to spend at least $250 per person or dont drink wine I'd skip this place. Food was nothing special, especially not for Austin.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The first review I ever left for a restaurant on OpenTable was for Jeffrey's. It was about two years ago and I still remember that meal. So, when I found myself in Austin again for a business function and needed to take some of our best clients out for dinner, I instinctively chose Jeffrey's again. There's always some trepidation when choosing a restaurant - even if you've been there before. Will the food be as good as I remember? Will the service shine like last time? Will my clients think it's as special as I do? All of those were answered with a resounding "yes" this time. Jeffrey's may just be one of my favorite restaurants in the entire country. I just wish they'd open one in the Tampa Bay area where I live.

On this occasion, I had the pork chop. The portion was more than enough and the preparation and plating were exceptional. My guests had dishes that ranged from ribeye to risotto to red snapper and all were astounded by how delicious everything was. We shared brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes as side items and they both went very quickly. The wine list is impeccable and we took down a couple of bottles of very good Brunello.

I can't recommend Jeffrey's enough. Whether a business meal, a first date or a date night out without the kids, I can almost guarantee that you will come away impressed. The location, which is just a quick Uber ride from downtown, is perfect. The ambiance is amazing (you mean there are still restaurants where you can hear the conversation at your own table?!). The staff (kitchen, service and management) consistently deliver. I can't wait to get back to Austin!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing wagyu cooked to perfection! The chocolate soufflé for dessert was a great finish! Service was top notch. Can’t wait for the next occasion to go again.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I am happy to report that fine dining in Austin is not dead ! You can only eat so much BBQ meat and fried chicken before you cry "UNCLE" !!!!! Worth the 10 minute drive from downtown to this oasis of culinary delights. Warmly lit interior with a romantic feel and soft music playing in the background. Started with Osetra caviar and a bottle of Batard Montrachet followed by a seafood risotto and sole meuniere. Absolutely marvelous ! Additionally, the kitchen graciously sent out a couple foie gras sandies and crispy creped waygu bites at no charge, which always make them taste so much better. The staff was very attentive, without being overbearing. I might add that EVERY Sunday, all bottled wine(no matter the cost), is 1/2 price. Never, ever pass up a Batard for 1/2 price !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The entire experience soothed my restless soul that so desperately needed a night off from country music and the smell of smoke ! Thank God for Jeffery's.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Waiter assigned could not keep our glasses of water full, nor timely pour the wine. We had to wrangle another waiter to take our dinner order after slowly (our choice) proceeding from h’or doeuvres to appetizers and then completely stalling out with no one paying us any mind. The menues were still on the table, it wasn’t a mystery. Crumbs covered the table after the popovers, and contrary to EVERY other time we have been to Jeffrey’s over 20 years , NO one scraped and cleared the crumbs. If you want to be first class you better have the service to back it up.

Food was fantastic. Service left a great deal to be desired. A great deal to be desired.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Exceptional food and service. The decor is comically outdated, but who cares when the food and service are exceptional?

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I took my boyfriend to dinner for his birthday. We were both very impressed with the food and service. It is definitely upscale and a bit on the pricey side. But, we knew that going in. Being that is was a special occasion, we ordered quite a bit.

We started with the truffled deviled eggs. To my surprise and delight, there was a shaved large piece of truffle atop the egg...delicious! From there we asked for the cheese cart and tried five of the cheeses. Our additional apps and entrees were fantastic.

Truly this was an all around outstanding dining experience. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Split decision. Wonderful filet! Perfectly seasoned and cooked! Popovers were a delicious addition. Seafood risotto was mediocre at best. Bland with over cooked seafood. Risotto was definitely not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Delicious as usual. Service is impeccable!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Jeffrey's is a great place to visit for a special occasion. The courteous and attentive service and little extras really makes the experience!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We go to Jeffrey’s once or twice a year for birthdays and anniversaries. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but sadly I think it’s slipping. They brought out our $150 steak and the center was cold. It was cooked properly, but cold... seemed like it had just sat too long after being cooked. We asked them to heat it up which they did, but unfortunately the steak suffered because of it since it was already sliced. Very disappointing. A couple years ago they undercooked our steak but returned with excellent replacements, which made me still love going there. This was a more disappointing experience. It also leads you to wonder... how does a steak place keep screwing up cooking steaks? Also, I used the restroom this time and the first one I went into to had water (or something) splashed every where, all over the seat, sink and floor. The second one I went into had paper towels all over the floor. This is not what you would expect from what I have long considered the nicest stake restaurant in town. Perhaps the difference was because of the day we went, in the past we have gone on weekdays and this was a Saturday night, so maybe it was too busy although one of the employees said it was a slow Saturday, so not sure. Perhaps we’ll try again on a weekday but my enthusiasm for the restaurant has definitely waned. Shame.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Just lovely

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food and service was outstanding. It had been several years since we had visited Jeffrey's but
this was even better. We had the snapper and the dover sole and both were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lovely! Amazing food E V E R Y T I M E

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good ambience with attentive and friendly service. The gnocchi with black truffle was wonderful - both in presentation and taste. However, the Dover sole was dry and lukewarm by the time the dish reached me. Apparently, the dish was likely neglected as the fish seemed over-cooked and then probably left under a heat lamp for an extended period of time, if even. I was in no mood to get this remade as it was already late in the evening. A bit of a shame as I know this establishment has always had great potential.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We are always pleased with our experience here; food was amazing from appetizers thru desserts, and all our servers were a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Fabulous as always. The food is amazing, the service is excellent, one of the best restaurants I have been to.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great service and food. Nice high end experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

service was impeccable-attentive but not overly so;the food was beautifully presented , creative prepared;
wine suggestions dead on, lovely warm ambiance...hope to be back someday!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Family Birthday

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Waiters as wonderful as the steak. This is a real dining experience. We received just as much courtesy and service with our split meal as the guy at the next table who paid for two huge plates with a $1,000 bill. And loved how quiet it is!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

It was amazing!!! Loved the atmosphere and the service was fantastic! The food was incredible!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Everything about Jeffrey's is PERFECT! The food, the atmosphere, the impeccable service!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The hamachi was amazing, light bright and delicious. Oysters were perfectly cooked. We ordered the seafood risotto and the 8oz Wagyu beef tenderloin. The risotto was flavorful and not lacking a variety of tasty seafood and the tenderloin was perfectly cooked and flavorful. The staff were attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and well mannered. We had a wonderful evening and really enjoyed the atmosphere of Jeffrey's. Thanks for a 5 star meal and memorable night!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food and drinks and service. Ambience was tricky. Recommendation is try to plan seating with the restaurant based on your plan for the evening. Our plan was romantic evening for two, but we were seated in one of the really small side rooms with a larger group who had a casual, heavy drinking party night in mind. Not the best alignment.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Belated Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was amazing and service was very helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I have enjoyed Jeffrey’s for over twelve years now and never once been underwhelmed. From the bar to the dining room to the private dining suite... Not an inexpensive night but they just hit on all cylinders so it is just worth it. Table 58 is amazing for two and our Captain, James was informative, professional and friendly. As Mr. Ferris Beuller says “if you have the means, I highly recommend it...”.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Lovely restaurant with well trained staff.great drink menu and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Visiting my dayghter

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

So glad we went. From cocktails to meal/wine to dessert, a top tier restaurant anywhere in the U.S.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful meal! Jeffrey's is one of the best of many restaurants at which we've dined!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our waiter made our dining experience one of the best ever. His knowledge of the food and wine was perfect

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Wine list is outstanding

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