Josephine House

4.8
645 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The sister restaurant to Austin fine dining institution Jeffrey’s, offering breakfast, 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. Serving an eclectic daily menu featuring the best locally sourced products.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.



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vipAllisonB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with nice food! Sit outside!

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vipJennifer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been out to eat in a few weeks given the COVID surge so this was a special treat. The food and service are always phenomenal at Josephine House. But additionally we felt safe seated outdoors, well distanced from other tables and with all servers taking the utmost care with safety precautions. Really enjoyable meal and ambiance!

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NatalieG
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service. Loved the dirty martini.

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vipAustinite59
Austin
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great space. Brussels sprouts were yummy! Could have had another order. I got the chicken tajine. Just so so. Spices bland and bits of butternut squash still had the skin left which were crunchy weird tasting. Pork chop was beautiful. Red snapper is the dish to get. Very good. Outdoor space is cozy with great heat lamps. Staff were really accommodating.

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AMiller
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, amazing service and unique atmosphere. Will definitely be returning.

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vipshaunt
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food. definitely recommend!

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AlishaB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak Night at Josephine House is the best! Excellent food, great value, and all the wine you can drink!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly visit Austin to see our daughter and make Josephine house one of our regular stops. It is a favorite place of ours for brunch and delicious breakfasts.

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MalcolmW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, beef was cooked perfect. Service was amazing, polite and helpful.
Because it is a small place, found ourselves to be shouting a lot but this will not stop us going back.

Overall a great night and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing ambiance, and excellent service from Christy. My reservation was originally for outside but it was supposed to be 50 degrees outside at night so the restaurant called me to ask if I wanted to be inside. Greatly appreciated the thought they put in to make my date and I comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was made to perfection and the ambiance was cozy and warm.

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Alia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space is gorgeous, the food divine, the service friendly and just the right amount of attentive. I will definitely be back, and cannot wait.

Get the lemon ricotta pancakes. Trust me. I also loved my perfectly cooked, thick and juicy tavern-style burger (hard to find in this moment of smashburger domination!) and the super tasty thick-but-still-crispy fries.

One thing to keep in mind during these crazy pandemic days - the tables on their side patio are pretty close together, particularly the ones in the little nooks. So if proper social distancing is a priority for you, I would recommend requesting one of the front outdoor tables.

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vipandrea
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance! Patio was lovely!

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vipgercangar
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very nice restaurant, you can feel at home here. We visit Josephine every time we visit Austin, you will enjoy it.

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AliciaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat outside under a heating lamp and throughly enjoyed my vegan meal of vegan banana blueberry bread, avocado toast, and roobois chai tea My server was wonderful!

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vipBartC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The restaurant had mishandled our outdoor booking and ultimately seated us “at the only table” available which was by the outdoor grill. That was only after a healthy dose of attitude from the hostess who was short with both my wife and I and kept saying “well I didn’t mess up the booking”. That was after reviewing our booking and acknowledging it was for outdoor seating. So on this case “I” was her individually… the fact that as maitre d’ she represents the “we” that is Josephine house seemed lost on her. Then they chose to offer us one of two choices, splitting into two tables, just what any family of 4 with young kids wants, or the table by the outdoor grill soaking in smoke. All while holding a prime table for a booking 1 hour and 40 minutes later, because they “wouldn’t want us to feel rushed”. It was great paying the check as they were just arriving… as if them waiting 5 minutes wouldn’t have been a better outcome for all. Needless to say, my ranking reflects the fact that Christine our server did the best she could to make the best of the situation. Moving us for our dessert to the table adjacent to the table we weren’t good enough for in the first place, an hour into our meal so we could get a clean breath of air. I’m still in shock we weren’t even offered a drink on the house, or an apology. Just attitude… too many great options in Austin. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful dinner and experience! Food was amazing! Service was even better!

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vipatownchic
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoy eating at this restaurant. They have a good wine menu and everyone enjoyed their selection. The entrees were delicious. Two of us had pasta, one had chicken thighs, and one ordered the fish; all were cooked well. The only negative was a funky pear and shishito pepper salad. Three of us ordered it and none of us cared for it. Otherwise, the evening spent here was delightful!

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JanS
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! The steak and salmon were excellent ! The cocktails were wonderful. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly and attentive !

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vipCraigL
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday night special was delicious. Best steak I’ve ever had! We sat on the porch outside and it was beautiful. 10/10 recommend

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday Night Steak Frites is where it is at! We loved the outdoor seating arrangements.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best table and dining experience ever. The food was so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot for any occasion! Steak and Frites night is a must!

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vipLouise
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love a date night here around the holidays! So festive!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was really well prepared and delicious! The only constructive feedback I have is that the cocktails we ordered were just okay.

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vipSarahD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch and Wonderful service!

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DaleeP
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a nice and relaxing place. The food is delicious! I usually get the egg salad tartine but went for the avocado toast with an egg instead. All around lovely experience.

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LindseyH
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is such a cute location, the food is always good -not fantastic but definitely tasty, service is always top notch and the ambiance is bright/cheery. Great brunch spot with friends or romantic dinner option in the best neighborhood in ATX.

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jacobt
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, entrees and must try the desserts

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ClaireP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food. Harold gave us great service for the special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience here. Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch at Josephine House! The menu has a good amount of variety with some delicious bakery items and not only your typical brunch foods, like avocado toast and pancakes, but also some more unique options, like great steak and eggs. There was also lots of tea options which were so yummy and a good serving size in a tea pot!
The location is also beautiful with outdoor patio seating as well as some tables inside. Gorgeous brunch setting, wonderful food, and very attentive staff.

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BridgetZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast with a girlfriend outside. So cozy and nice. Shrimp and grits and pancakes. Amazing!

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Jude
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The menu is weird. The options are strange. The avocado toast while tasty was nearly impossible to eat with such hard bread and not worth the price. We are not planning to eat there again.
Staff was delightful and decor great; outdoor area perfect.

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BastropCountyGal
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A terrific restaurant with a charming outside dining area. Heat lamps kept us plenty comfy in 50 degree weather. The food was simply perfect. The service was attentive without being overbearing. As a group, we had 2 different appetizers, 3 different main courses. All wonderful (and we are discerning diners!) Wine by the glass was a bit pricy. This is my new favorite restaurant in Austin and I will be back soon. P.S. Even though it has a rather relaxed atmosphere, this is definitely a restaurant for "grown ups." The inside dining space looked charming, clean, intimate.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would give 5 stars to this place, but service wasn’t great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pancakes were amazing, chicken sausage was dry, and coffee was bitter. Overall fun place for breakfast. Server was very attentive.

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BrandonB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast/Brunch - food and service was top notch, will def be back!!

FAQs

Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 645 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.