Jeffrey's Restaurant

4.8
1205 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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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 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
32 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
9 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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EricG
Austin
3 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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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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JGray
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service & delicious food, but the place needs to be upgraded. I would expect the ambience, building, and decor to match the food, service, and $$$$.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent wine selection, informative staff. We'll be back.

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vipVonnieS
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Not up to the usual Jeffrey’s standards. Waited several weeks for a weekend reservation and have had a better steak at many local restaurants. Ambiance is great but the food should be at the same caliber.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, nice and sofisticared environment with really good staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely amazing. The servers and the FOOD. I think it’s the best place I have gone in Austin. The drinks and food were incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience

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vipUnsatisfied
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and we both had an incredible time. At the recommendation of my brother as one of his favorite spots in Austin, Jeffrey’s did not disappoint.

Service was excellent. Never had to nurse an empty glass of water, drink orders were taken and served promptly.

Truffle deviled eggs were amazing. The beef tartare tarte was excellent and incorporated so many explosions of different flavors that meshed together perfectly. We were a little disappointed with the lump crab avocado toast but that was just a tiny skid mark on an otherwise perfect night.

The 8oz wagyu tenderloin we both had was perfectly cooked and tender. And for dessert, we got to order an off the menu espresso martini that was really just the cherry on top of the entire meal.

I would whole heartedly recommend Jeffrey’s to anyone looking for a romantic date spot. Incredible food, ambiance, and service. Definitely going back!

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TexTex
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Well, a different day, a different experience. Jeffrey's has been our go-to for coat and tie dress up fine dining since 2009. Our prior reviews bear that out. No longer. We fired Jeffrey's tonight.

They no longer hold their restaurant and patrons to a standard of dress and decorum. And if I am to spend almost $200/person dining out, I am not wasting it here anymore. Instead, we will enjoy the awesome restaurants in Houston and Dallas that still maintain quality environments and standards of conduct.

Tonight, the table behind us had an baby with them....a kicking, screaming baby whose stroller abutted the back of my chair. Acknowledging the parents are to blame to bring a baby into a high-end restaurant, management should have never seated them if they truly cared about decorum and the other 80 ? diners in the building. But its clear Jeffrey's just wants the money, I guess, without the standards. What an obnoxious night of listening to that, instead of a serene evening.

At the table across from us, three knuckleheads with very loud, profane voices held court. Dressed in jeans, shorts and golf shirts, their F Bombs carried easily and unavoidably to the other 7 tables in the room. Did management come to ask them to lower their voices to that of just their table ? Nupe. They were ok that the other 20 ? people in that area had to listen to gutter talk and nastiness. Never had that happen at Tony's, Brennans or Al Biernat's.

I acknowledge that our society in general has devolved in decency, politeness and knowing right from wrong (loudly cussing in front of ladies in a public place). But a true restauranteur holds its place of business and clientele to reasonable standards. Its my view the new owners of Jeffrey's don't care, and just want the money. Fine. We're out. Do it with their money then. And we likely represent customer attrition that will grow and affect Jeffrey's. Their choice. Buh Bye.

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vipStephen
Central Texas
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was first class. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish dessert was as good as the rest of the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Jeffrey’s. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipdoubleuclark
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless! Perfect! 100% Spot On! My favorite experience out of all Austin’s high end restaurants. And the food! OMG!Thank you

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Heartoftxfoodie
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. What else do you need? Tip: great HH specials! We didn’t even realize it was HH. I joked and said we went for the geriatric special with 5:15 reservations but it was absolutely perfect and we were out in time to get to the game!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grate service , good food !!!

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JonR
Austin
58 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

What started out as a delightful evening out (we were celebrating our wedding anniversary) turned out to be anything but. While there were a few delays in our being seated and in getting menus, water, bread service, etc., it was acceptable. However, once our order was taken, it was close to an hour before we received our entrees. And this only after we got the attention of a staff person and asked what the devil the holdup was. Apologies were given but no explanations offered. They did comp the meal but it still was an unpleasant experience overall. We also were surprised that there seemed to be no attempt to "socially distance" the seating, although the staff did wear masks. Over the years, we have dined at Jeffries many times, starting with the first year they opened. We have no desire to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visitors from out of town on our elopement trip. We came to Jeffrey’s the night before our wedding to celebrate and were absolutely amazed by everything. The food, the service, the atmosphere were all perfect. They even gifted us free glasses of champagne and dessert to help us celebrate. We will definitely be back next time we’re in Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday and the Jeffrey’s team sure know how to make a girl feel special! ☺️ Food was exceptional; really enjoyed our experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Jeffrey’s. It was our first visit to the restaurant and we were celebrating our anniversary. The food and service were top notch. Will definitely be back.

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AnnaG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The food and the service was top notch. I highly recommend this place and we will be back.

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Satisfied
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food.

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SusanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff and the food!!! Best meal I’ve had in forever!!

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StevenS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion. The food was delicious and the service exemplary!! We will be going back soon.

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Antonio
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best filets I've ever had. Half off bottles of wine on Sundays. Super good appetizers. They said they were short staffed but I didn't notice.

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vipJane
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipKyleM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Great service, great drinks, great appetizers, great desert, mediocre steak. My wife and I shared the $170 porter which was cooked as per order, but of extremely low quality. There are MANY better steakhouses in Austin. After hearing so much good about this restaurant, we are disappointed. We will not be back.

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Jamie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Phenomenal! Our server Victor didn't miss a beat. The entire team was very attentive. Everyone from the manager to each member of our serving team, each took time on a very busy Saturday night to connect with our table, and connect with us on a personal level. We were celebrating a birthday and she felt very special. This restaurant is very special and everyone should visit.

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Jeffrey's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1205 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.