Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.7
1231 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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ShannonE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for special occasions! Very romantic. Food is phenomenal. Will definitely returning to Austin for Jeffrey’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was outstanding!!!

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RebeccaH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every moment courteous and attentive without intrusion. Had a "popover" (my mother called them "Yorkshire puddings." It was as good as my mom's, which is saying something. Appetizers were foie gras (perfect) and my husband a salad (he found anchovies on it but that's on him - he only ate one by mistake and recovered immediately). He had a seafood risotto that was the right texture (smooth but not in the pureed sense; right degree of "toothiness," for lack of a better term) and right taste (not too "fishy"). I had the New York Strip - grilled to order (medium rare to rare) and "pommes puree" (again, like my mom's). Only downside is the overwhelmingly underwhelming dessert array: two different soufflés (ok, that's impressive, if you feel like a scuffle, which I never do), a nondescript flour-less cake (that's so 90s!), and some sort of French pastry dessert that I overheard the waiter describing to another diner as a "kind of cherry aspic." No thank you. Now, my final comment - and this is not criticism - is: would at least one Austin fine dining restaurant please offer an impressive liqueur coffee after-dinner drink? A carajillo would have made this evening beyond perfect (because it was perfect).

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HayleyW
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, however a bit of overkill - we were approached by 6 different people several times throughout our dinner to refill, clear items, fold napkins, status of food... it was a bit much and cut into our conversation quite a bit. Other than that, this is a special spot that my husband and I will continue to frequent. Always amazing food!

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vipmdguy218
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I've never had a server at a restaurant like this ask me to pass them my plate to clear it. Food arrived with no silverware. Water service was infrequent. Empty glasses, wine bottle and carafe left at the table through dessert. Not worth the money. The wine mark up was off the charts, even for a steakhouse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food and service

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vipJaneJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Honestly this place was fine, but I think that based off the reputation we had higher expectations so that’s why it’s so disappointing. The service was absolutely not on par with other MMH restaurants we’ve been to recently, we sat at our table for almost 30 minutes before our server came to take our order and I had to request popcorn/bread, whereas the table next to us sat down after us and already had their cocktails and appetizers. The overall dining experience took forever, which I normally wouldn’t mind (7:45 reservation, didn’t leave until almost 10:30), but it was due to a lack of our server’s attention. We sat with empty water glasses and plates for long periods of time. My husband ordered his steak medium and it came out absolutely rare - Jeffrey’s did comp this and quickly remade his steak which we really appreciated, but I’m not sure where the miscommunication was and it extended our dinner even more so. It also took them a very long time to come over and check in with us about our meal after serving it, so he sat there for a while with a steak he wasn’t able to eat, again due to lack of server’s attention Overall it’s a really nice restaurant and the food was very good, it could have been an off night for the staff, but we spent our anniversary here and it was a disappointing evening! Would definitely recommend other MMH restaurants over this one.

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vipMichaelM
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Jeffreys aspires to be a top shelf steakhouse. They

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vipopcc
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The tables were so close we could barely fit between them. Otherwise everything was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed several dishes and every one of them was excellent! The service was impeccable; attentive, timely, never overbearing. We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with long time friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Birthday - did a nice job with a card for birthday and special scoop of ice cream and candle.

Service seemed disorganized- delay with food between courses.

Good ambiance

Meal highlight were snacks and appetizer and not main courses/sides which was surprising

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vipMfromAustin
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Disappointing trip to Jeffrey's last night.
Was one of my wife's favorite restaurants.
Food was average and service was very disappointing -- I assume restaurant is dealing with staff shortages.
When we left (about 8pm), there were several groups waiting to be seated.
I would wait and go when they've resolved some of their issues.

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Mans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. It was our anniversary and they gave us complimentary sparkling wine to celebrate the occasion. Loved our experience!

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HoustonTexanFan
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food and drink were great. Ambience was great. I was extremely disappointed in the service.

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vipChristopherC
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very slow service. Drinks not right. A let down from going there over the years

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DavidL
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I found the quality of the food to not be equal to the quality of service. And the price was inflated. Not to my taste - but others seemed happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very friendly, food was delicious. Would love to visit again for special occasion.

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SweetMama
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic - my steak was like butta'! The waitstaff was attentive and professional yet personable. It is definitely not quick though. We had tickets to a 7:00p show down the street so I made 5:15p reservations and we were late. Next time, we won't plan anything after and will just go planning to savor and enjoy the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience which exceeded all our expectations! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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LuvtoeatoutAG79
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Service was great. Always enjoy going. It is our special place for celebrating our anniversary.

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vipDinnerClub
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went their for our anniversary. Absolutely fantastic! LOVE sitting at the bar - friendly staff and such a fun experience every time.

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vipJeanetteF
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All categories were excellent
If visiting Austin again Jeffries would b my first reservation

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Thom
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food & drinks, in a classy atmosphere. What more is there to say?

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KarinW
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday. Excellent service and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience! Every single dish was phenomenal. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good was excellent. If I had to rank the items we had, I’d say
1. croquettes
2. Deviled eggs
3. Crab and avocado toast
4. Fried oysters
5. Beef tartare

We also go the wagyu burger and the Bolognese. The burger was on the best I ever had and the Bolognese was super good as well (best ricotta ever)

My only complaint was that the tables were practically on top of each other. My boyfriend sat across from me and I was closer to the two guests at the tables next to me than him.

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vipAmyw
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was not very attentive unless they were hustling us through dinner. We were allotted a 2 hour window even though the place was half empty. They dropped off the dessert menu with our entrees. Not what we would expect at a high end restaurant. Food and drinks were good, but hard to enjoy under the pressure of poor management.

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vipIMARTINEZ
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably the best steakhouse!! Everything was on point. My wife and me dined on Friday on the bar. They have full bar service. The bartenders are very attentive and knowledgeable. We were so impressed that decided to go back on Sunday. The sommelier made some fantastic recommendations. I can tell he loves his job. The ambience and decor were impeccable. The service was immaculate and the food is of magnificent quality. The chef takes the time to prepare all dishes with love and dedication. We enjoyed it a lot and truly recommend Jeffrey’s restaurant to anyone who loves fine dining.

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RussS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was outstanding. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipMikeS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good but not especially memorable. It was also a disappointing experience checking in as they were not very friendly or welcoming.

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DBLJAM
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing service and food. Started with perfectly seared Foie Gras followed by a very creamy seafood Risotto and creamed spinach. Everything was delicious and the timing of courses made it unrushed. The atmosphere is very intimate and quiet.

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vipEricG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pricey but the steaks were the best we have had in Austin and cooked perfectly. Staff was excellent and attentive. I usually don’t eat the bread when it is offered but Jeffrey’s bread is crazy good. Will go here again for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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KATX
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Disappointing. The wait staff was in a hurry for us to leave. We must have taken longer than the allotted time the restaurants now use to keep turning tables. It wasn't a pleasant environment and I won't go back.

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vipLAWRENCEW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Highly, highly recommended. Great food, drinks, and service. Staff is incredibly friendly and made my date night amazing. Shout out to Kole, Kaitlyn, Crista, and Sam, thanks for enhancing our dining experience. Will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner. Wonderful service. Knowledgeable staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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KathleenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We skipped the entree and tried out multiple appetizers. Everything was so delicious. Our server Richard was outstanding. Can’t wait to return!

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ScottD
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Definitely worth trying one of the steaks.

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Jeffrey's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.