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Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1370 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.

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Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Snack Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Steak Frites Night Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 477-5584

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mark McCain

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    12th

  • Parking details

    We currently do not offer valet parking at this time due to the current global heath climate.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,370 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. PE

    PEYTONS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been eating at Jeffrey's since the early 1980's and always considered every meal there to be special and memorable. Under current ownership and management, dining at Jeffrey's is even more treasured--from the aesthetic, the ambiance, to the stellar service, the creative and unique menu options, the cocktail and wine selections and the delicious, high-quality cuisine, dinner at Jeffrey's felt like so much more than just another great dinner in the foodie-lover's paradise of my hometown of Austin, Texas. It was a transportive experience for my wife and for me in every good way imaginable. Highly recommended.

  2. RT

    RinaT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience overall. The service, food and ambiance were amazing. I will go back! One of my top restaurants in Austin.

  3. N

    Nottoosweetok

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Y'all great. Thank you for accommodating a vegan.

  4. BR

    BREL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s definitely made for people with plenty of money to spare, but was fantastic for a one time dining experience for an average person.

  5. AF

    AllisonF

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredible. The Lamb chops are $$$$ but worth it!!

  6. A

    Ashley

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Becca was incredible! She gave us outstanding menu recommendations, and then there was wine. She went off of weird; red, open to suggestions and knocked it out of the park. We will be back and can’t wait! Thank you, Becca!

  7. AA

    ArtAcevedo

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jeffrey's never disappoints. Have had many amazing dining experiences here. From the moment you sit down, until the very last bite of dessert, the experience is always first class.

  8. NP

    NicksPicks

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best stake I ever had in the US, it was perfect. Amazing service and ambiance. We’ll definitely come back.

  10. MD

    MrDVMP

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Easily one of the best restaurants in Austin. Amazing creative food, excellent service. Bar selections are top notch, wine list is amazing but only real complaint could use more options in the reds 'by the glass' department.

  11. i

    ivanb

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    best restaurant/dining experience I think I have ever had. maybe Carbone or The Grill in NYC but I think this is the best. everything on point. no wonder its such a staple and a success

  12. KS

    KasieS

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service. Well worth the dining experience.

  13. h

    hopet

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Service was very slow in general. For a nice place, I anticipated that we wouldn't be left waiting all through the experience. Waiting to place the order. Waiting for them to remove dirty dishes. Waiting on drinks. Waiting on the bill. Waiting on dessert to come out. At every turn, we had a wait. We came in at 9:30 and it didn't appear to be too busy. There was never any explanation of why everything took so long. The food itself was great, but was less enjoyable because of the experience. The lighting was very dim and I had a hard time reading the menu. When your clientele is older, we appreciate a larger font or better lighting to be able to read. When I spend the amount of money I did last night, it should be something that I'm raving happily about. I won't be returning.

  14. L

    Lovefood

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was on spot! Very good restaurant in Austin.

  15. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding experience. Phenomenal food, service, menu, cocktails, wine selection, atmosphere, decor, etc. one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.

  16. MB

    MelanieB

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our anniversary dinner at Jeffrey’s was amazing! Our server Becca guided us through the menu, suggesting items that suited our dietary preferences. The wine, hors d’oeuvres, entrées, and soufflé were magnificent. The special touches (anniversary table sign, after dinner truffles, and tea service) were outstanding. It all made our 25th anniversary dinner so special. Thank you so much!

  17. B

    Bergan

    Central Texas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    All around a good restaurant. Hosts, wait help, and valet were all so personable and on top of their game. Food was good. Fine dining experience with fine dining prices. However, the fact that they request that you order all of your food at once is something that is a bit of a turnoff. It only says to the clientele that they want you in/out so that they can seat more people for the night (even though they use the excuse that your food needs time to cook). This practice is common, yes. But it's not necessarily a practice that's something to be desired by clientele. Sometimes your taste for the entree may change depending on what you have for the appetizer. That said, we refused to order everything at once and our request was granted.

  18. CC

    ChrissyC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent! We are ready to go back again! Lovely food and excellent service!

  19. R

    Rotsam

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been coming here for 20 years and it continues to be a shining star in the Austin fine dining scene. Best steak in Austin, but you’ll keep coming back for the incredible service.

  20. SH

    ShanazH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect! The best restaurant in Austin.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lucas our waiter was amazing. The food was out of this world. 10/10 experience overall. Could not have been happier.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Was a little hesitant to get the bone-in ribeye due to price point, but it is absolutely worth it. The sauces and toppings for the steak really elevated it to the next level! The fries were just ok, but if those were the only thing that didn’t blow me away from beginning with our salads to the end with the chocolate soufflé, I’m ok with that.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary - treated well but whomever sat us said they are new when I asked a Q. Diners spending $700 never like to hear that no matter how true. I’d train them to say: ‘let me get back to you on that’ if asked a question they don’t know how to answer. Otherwise our main server was fantastic and knowledgeable. Fun atmosphere. Fun dinner. Great martinis!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my mom here for a belated Mother’s Day dinner. The service was impeccable- we seemed to have a team of people attending to our every need. And yet also they knew when to leave us alone. The entrees we all had were fabulous. Two of us had seafood and one had short ribs. Everything was delicious and portions were just right plus plated beautifully. Starter salad was also excellent but was on the smaller side for the price. We had chocolate entrapment for dessert and I was mad I had to share it! Fabulous dinner, best meal I’ve had in Austin yet. (I wish I could afford it more often would be my only complaint!)

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best in Austin. No question.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best in Austin!

  27. M

    Mickey

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5

    Disappointing. Even overlooking a mistake here and there, I just can't recommend Jeffrey's if you get the experience we did. First and foremost: the staff were gracious and made every attempt to make things right. Kudos to them. Pulling up to the building with a brightly lit "V A L E T" sign and an employee standing underneath, you'll be told to instead park across the street into the retail parking with no lighting. "Why is the valet sign on then?" The employee chuckled at my question. My wife and I ordered steaks - her the Prime ribeye, me the "Wagyu" NY strip. My wife's cut was very thin, like a diner steak. It was cooked OK, not very tender but well seared and as-rare-as-can-be for a quarter inch steak. My Wagyu was pleasantly presented, a little rare but that's OK, well within margin of error. However, it was insanely tough, I couldn't reliably cut a piece with my knife and had to chew quite a bit to even get through it. It was also bland, but that's kind of what you get with a thick thick steak, you need salt on-hand to help it out with large cuts with low surface area - but no salt is to be found. Sadly I returned the steak disappointed. The sides of Brussel sprouts was very good, in the very popular style of flash fried with a sweeter sauce. Lovely. The mushrooms were mediocre, just tasted a bit off, not tender... felt like a bad batch. Salads were good, nothing mind blowing but nice homemade Caesar heavy on the anchovies. The desserts were good, including the ones they comped us. Coffee was good - they forgot my cappuccino. For a meal, it was meh forgiving the errors. For the "best restaurant in Austin", and the prices we paid, I can't recommend it. I hope to go again to get a second shot at enjoying it, but reservations are locked a month in advance.

  28. T

    Ttra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible.l food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

  29. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience. Everything was awesome. We both ordered the filet and agreed that we have never had steak like this anywhere before. But it didnt stop at the steak, the sides and the drinks and the service was over the top. It was expensive, but it was worth it. Definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was divine. The service was impeccable. Thank you Jeffrey’s.

  31. C

    Clark

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy Jeffrey's. The food is the best in town and the service is probably the best in Texas!

  32. BW

    BradW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was fantastic as was the food. Definitely not a place that most people can go every week, but was phenomenal for a special occasion.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had another wonderful dining experience at Jeffrey’s! This time to celebrate our son and his girlfriend’s graduation from UT Austin🤘

  34. RH

    RichardH

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the few restaurants in Austin where they keep the background music volume at levels where you can have a conversation with friends and not have to shout. Great ambiance. Food was fabulous, great wine selection and terrific service. A perfect place for an adult dinner celebration.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Everything was delish and the soufflé was a MUST

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We picked Jeffrey’s as the spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday and we were not disappointed! They went out of their way to make us feel celebrated. The staff was very attentive without interrupting too much. The food and drinks were incredible. We’ve found our new date night / special occasion spot! We already can’t wait to come back.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    Service was so slow and so unfriendly it made me sad.

  38. JH

    JasonH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On point, phenomenal, creative metropolitan infusion cuisine..... downright exceptional.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing from start to finish! Cocktails, food, service - best in Austin!

  40. CH

    ClaudiaH

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were impeccable!

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Jeffrey's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1370 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Jeffrey's Restaurant

1204 W Lynn St Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Snack Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon, Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Steak Frites Night Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We currently do not offer valet parking at this time due to the current global heath climate.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark McCain

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 477-5584

  • 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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