Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.8
745 reviews
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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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CL
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

i should have gone to a hamburger joint. Way overpriced!

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From our arrival to our departure one of our favorite restaurants experiences ever! Attention to detail for our Anniversary Celebration made it so special. The Seared Foie Gras, Corn Bisque, Chateaubriand and Pommes Puree was delectable, the wine selection incredible! Our Sommelier Tony was well versed and Briana attentive and very gracious! Thank you Jeffrey's!

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing, wonderful server, lovely table. We have celebrated both my husbands and my birthday in the last month and both experiences were very memorable. Thanks to the whole staff!

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B
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Worst service I have had. Been great in the past. I will think hard before returning

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B
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and one of the best steaks I’ve ever had! Loved the Texas lettuce salad with peaches!

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KT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we were seated close to other couples, it was not a problem to hear each other or focus on our own conversation. A friendly couple next to us asked what we were celebrating and when we said an anniversary, they said they were too and that if we let our waiter know there was a toast of champagne for us. I didn't know that so it was nice to know. I don't remember OpenTable asking about that, maybe it was a comment I could make. The reservation process was great! And I really enjoyed the light, cheery room we sat in. It was also great to have the valet service. I'm not sure where we could have parked otherwise. I was particularly happy with the duck, just had to avoid most of the peppercorns. Chocolate gnash was fabulous!

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PD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeffrey"s was excellent as usual. The food, the staff, the atmosphere are perfect.

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JO
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was incredible. Best Brussel Sprouts ever!

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JS
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have been here several times in the past and never had any issues. However, we were very disappointed in the food and other things on this occasion. There are too many things to mention in this review, but it was a very special birthday celebration.

The dinner (shellfish risotto -- very disappointing) and 6 ounce petite filet (mediocre) did not live up to our expectations for what a $250 meal should be including only one cocktail per person.

I doubt we will return unless something drastically changes. It is a shame that Jeffrey's is still living on its past reputation and the little things (lack of popcorn, no salt shaker on the table, etc.) should not happen for this kind of money.

We both looked at each other as we walked out and said this was not a good experience. Enough said.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

Food was over cooked and over salted. This was first time and will be last. Very disappointed

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S
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. The service was amazing. The food was phenomenal.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a fantastic time at Jeffrey’s! I went with my SO for my 24th birthday and the waitress and staff went above and beyond for us. When I walked in, they had a little birthday postcard for me which was so cute! We had never been to a restaurant of this caliber before and it showed but everyone was extremely patient with us and waked us through every single question we had. They brought out and explained how to eat every item for us and even shared tips on things they recommended personally. Our waitress was extremely attentive and when we told her that one of the appetizers wasn’t something we liked (to no-one’s fault - just wasn’t our thing), she immediately took it away, took it off the bill, and brought us a tray with a sampler of each appetizer item so we could experiment. This in itself was astonishing because I believe we mentioned this to each other in passing but she was so attentive that she caught on and immediately brought us the very best service and food possible. Near the end of the meal, she even brought out a Baked Alaska for me just so I could see it and didn’t even add it to the bill! And when I mentioned in passing that the drink I ordered was a bit strong for the night, she was happy to recommend a different drink and took the original off the menu. We gave her as much of a tip as we possibly could and I can’t thank the staff at Jeffrey’s enough! Phenomenal food made even better by phenomenal service - I couldn’t even get up to go to the bathroom without coming back to find that someone had folded my napkin for me!

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience for our 57th anniversary was as good as we had remembered it. The attention to detail was outstanding. We have been experiencing Jeffrey's for probably 35+ years, back to waiting outsideto get in for Valentine's when there were no reservations taken. We were trying to think of another place comparable in Austin and couldn't come up with one. Having another anniversary celebrating couple comp our dessert made our anniversary even more memorable. See you on our 58th anniversary.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was delicious as always!!!

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RM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT, DEFINATLY A PLACE TO GO TO
THANK YOU

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful- beginning to end - for a special occasion or a special family experience.

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RS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious for my birthday celebration. Enjoyed the popovers!! Will be back on our next trip to Austin!

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CB
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great service and food excellent

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Main courses took over an hour to arrive at our table. No real explanation as to why.

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PG
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck was amazing and the Wagyu tenderloin was the best tasting steak ever! Service was exceptional, will definitely be back.

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G
London
43 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best overall restaurant experience out of 100. From the minute we were greeted, the staff, food, and ambiance was perfect. Little touches like a Happy Anniversary card on our table to friendly and helpful wait staff goes a long way. Also, our table was large enough for 4 people so we never felt cramped. My fish entree was not as great as the last time, a bit fishy, but, it was still very good. We’ll be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Jeffrey's. We first dined there back in 2018 when we first moved to Austin. Both experience was superb! Our server was Kendall for both times we dined there. She actually remembered us from a year ago! We will definitely come back again!

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JC
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife for her birthday. In the reservation notes on OpenTable I mentioned it was her birthday so when we arrived they wished her a happy birthday and put a place card on the table wishing her a happy birthday by name. It was really nice. Their martini cart is great. My wife got an extra dirty martini with Polish vodka and it was fantastic. The vodka was the smoothest I have ever had. The tarts of beef tartare were really good although they are really tiny. There were only 2 pieces but I could have gone for 2-3 myself. The seared foie gras was nothing special and I have had much better elsewhere. It is not worth the price so try something different. The dry-aged 26oz bone-in ribeye was hands down the best steak I have ever eaten and I highly recommend it. It is meant to share so they cut it up for you. I also recommend getting the brussels sprouts on the side, they were delicious. We got the baked Alaska for dessert which is cool getting a flaming dessert but was nothing special. I enjoyed the vanilla ice cream they gave my wife for her birthday more.

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J
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu selections weren’t great and way overpriced, but was good quality and tasted good. Service was good but not personable.

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GH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Always a favorite.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All good except my wife got sick that evening. Suspect it was the tuna dish. Since we cannot be sure would likely go back at some point but will not order that dish for sure

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HF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. The food was amazing as was the service. Lovely atmosphere made this a perfect evening.

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B
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Father's day dinner. Jeffrey's consistently has great food, great wine and great service!. Jeffrey's is our favorite Austin restaurant!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food wasn’t great, good but not great.

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JM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

We’ve been to Jeffrey’s about 6 times now and we love it but this time around the service was not good by our captain he choose to pay more attention to his other tables than us simply because we were younger if it wasn’t for the support staff it would have just been terrible even without it still took roughly 18min to get our order in food wise the 26oz bone in ribeye was small compared to the other two times I’ve had it like wise the cream spinach was lacking this time around, this our favorite restaurant in Austin but with the prices one can only expect perfection

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner I have ever had!

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Houston but when ever we come to Austin we always have a wonderful evening dining at Jeffrey's. See you again later this year.

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RJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Jefferies. One the best in Austin. It walking distance from our house too.

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m
Oklahoma City
75 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar ingredients artfully prepared. Stellar service. The Sunday night wine sale is awesome. The entree portions are a bit on the small side.

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ND
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, even better service. They went above and beyond to make the evening special.

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MT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, Ambiance and Service was excellent. The only negative was several flies buzzing around our table all night.

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NE
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. One of a kind. Definitely would recommend to others.

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B
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good but for fine dining I felt like I was at a fast food place appetizers salad main course just onto our table. Barely finished our bottle of wine before we were done with dinner. Pace just was way to fast.

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F
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to Jeffrey's and we were as pleased with this time as the first! Outstanding food/presentation, service, and ambiance!

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