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About Jeffrey's Restaurant

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.

1204 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
12th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 477-5584

Website:
http://www.jeffreysofaustin.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is complimentary.

Executive Chef:
Larry McGuire

Additional:
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

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Jeffrey's Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.

Jeffrey's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Romantic (26)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Belated Valentines Day

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was amazing and service was very helpful.

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 (Austin)·Dined 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...”.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Visiting my dayghter

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wine list is outstanding

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service...as always. Thanks and keep up the great work!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The Yukon Gold were amazing, the ribeye was one of the best I have ever had.
Outstanding and very knowledgeable staff. Definitely looking forward to going back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastically old school vibe with a lot of history, but a menu and attitude that's completely up to date. Interesting options on the menu, everything we ate was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Some of the best service I've ever received, food and wine was sooo good!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place! Would be hard to beat the quality of service, food, and ambiance. Eric, our waiter, was superb. Made online reservation and mentioned we were celebrating a birthday and would be attending a performance at the Bass Concert Hall after dinner. Restaurant confirmed reservation day prior and suggested arriving a bit earlier for dinner to accommodate our time schedule. Impressive attention to detail. On our table was a nice card acknowledging the birthday. Parking is very limited, but the restaurant offers valet parking and is very efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I took my boyfriend to Jeffrey's to celebrate his promotion. I had heard great things about their happy hour, but wanted to try dinner. I told the restaurant what we were celebrating ahead of time and they went out of their way to accommodate us and help celebrate the occasion. The service was incredible and the food is some of the best in Austin - which is saying a lot. We had a romantic table tucked in the corner and it was an all around great night - exceeded my expectations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing place. Great food and exceptional service. A unique gem in Austin.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Close and charming atmosphere, great food and outstanding service! Great venue for special occasions.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Beautifully presented food. Everyone loved their entire, especially the seafood risotto. The chocolate soufflé was delicious! Would definitely recommend Jeffreys!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We love Jeffrey’s! Everything we ordered was delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Phenomenal from start to finish. Went for happy hour to celebrate my mom’s birthday, and the food, drinks and service were stellar. To start, they seated us at a lovely table with a birthday card. The steak, wood fired mushrooms and coffee ice cream profiteroles with salted caramel were the stand outs. The leek soufflé, popovers, waygu burger, and acorn squash tortellini were excellent too. I can’t imagine how you could ever go wrong coming here, especially to celebrate!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was our anniversary and the service, food, atmosphere were perfect. Wonderful evening. Highly recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We returned to Jeffrey's for our post-wedding dinner, and sat in the Napoleon Room. Our meal and experience was the pinnacle of a perfect day, and we compliment Jeffrey's for providing an exceptional experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best dinner my wife and I have ever had, and that includes some of the nicer restaurants in Europe and in other parts of the U.S. and Caribbean.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The vegetables that were served with my Sole entree were phenomenal! Of course, all of the other offerings were delicious; fresh and sourced locally, I imagine. The pop-over served before the meal is quite a treat. The chocolate souffle is definitely to be shared.

The atmosphere felt a bit more casual than the previous venue. The division of the space, however, lends itself to pretty comfortable table conversations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The servers are awesome. Steak was wonderful. Dessert was okay, I think this is an area they could improve. Pretty expensive when you factor in all the side dishes and drinks. Good for a celebration.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I always think of Jeffrey's as a place to celebrate special occasions. The bar is so fun and festive and the main dining area is lovely. We decided to go last week for my birthday. We had a perfect table and the best service ever. Thoroughly enjoyed everything, until the food came. Not only was most of it totally overpriced, every single dish was a disappointment. The Dover Sole was dry and fishy, the Osso Buco was tasteless and the best part of the short ribs was the side of grits. Caesar salads just ok. We did not even order dessert because there was nothing on the menu that even sounded good! I would say go for a drink and sit in the bar. The other is overpriced and totally not worth, but you will have the best service you've ever had!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Jeffrey’s was amazing. Hands down the best meal we have had in Austin. Everything we had was to die for and the service was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went to Jeffrey's to celebrate a birthday. In terms of classic steakhouse dining, Jeffrey's hits the spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Another great dinner at Jeffreys. Perfectly cooked and beautifully served. Great cocktails and wine plus lovely desserts. We all had a wonderful evening. Thank you, Jeffreys staff, for making it a memorable dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time and definitely not last! I’m going back! Everything was great!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Jeffery's was awesome! We went for our 25th anniversary, it was amazing! Food,Service and
Kendall was our waitress, she did a great job!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We ordered 4 appetizers (2 small plates and 2 appetizers) and all 4 came out at the same time. It was such a disappointment. When you're spending $400 on dinner you want it to last 2 hours while you enjoy your expensive bottle of wine, food and company. I felt rushed and our warm dishes got cold because we couldn't even everything all at once. We asked for the warm dishes to be sent back and kept under a warmer while we finished our other plates. It was a little disappointing because we've dined at Jeffrey's previously and it wasn't like this. We were told this was a new arrangement but I don't understand how two people would ever want 4 dishes to come out all at once? We lived in NYC for 15 years and have dined at plenty of incredible restaurants and have never had this happen. That aside, it was a lovely evening.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Exceptional!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Arrived for a special Birthday dinner with my husband. Service was prompt and attentive at first and then became rushed. When at a fine dining establishment, we take our time through courses and like to enjoy a cocktail, appetizer, salad etc. prior to having an entree shoved in front of us as to "flip" a table. That was our pet peeve at Jeffrey's. On the plus side, the ambiance is inviting, low light. enables conversation etc. Food is good but not of a Michelin star quality in any way (just to set a bar). Would we return? Yes but most likely would do the bar area and reserve a fine dining experience for something more Chef and Service Driven.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I am not from Austin and was looking for a business dinner location. Food was exceptional, service was spot on. When traveling back to Austin, I will definitely be back!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first dining experience in Austin, and it was excellent. The food was creative and the portions reasonable; even my cocktail, which was delicious, was beautifully presented. The servers -- yes, plural, because there were many people involved with the service -- were all very friendly and helpful. I will definitely try to go back if I am in Austin again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything about our experience was great! The service and food were excellent. Wonderful restaurant for a special dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had dinner here for my husband’s birthday. Everything was absolutely wonderful. We were seated in a cozy booth next to the window and they even put a “happy birthday” card on the table! The cheese cart was awesome, my husband’s steak was literally perfection, my seafood risotto was incredible and service was on point! We will absolutely be coming back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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