Josephine House

4.7
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely- this was honestly our best meal while visiting Austin. Ingredients were super fresh, drinks were amazing and service was friendly and inviting! We loved it here

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j
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place for Sunday brunch. The decor and ambiance create a sense that you are eating in a country farmhouse. Excellent food and service add to a very memorable outing.

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BL
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it... all good!

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AS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The exceptional food was perfect for sharing 3 courses of the burrata, the big chop salad and the branzino. We visited during happy hour and were delighted that the food was half price. We were able to pair the food with great wines by the glass for $2 off. Assorted bakery items satisfied our sweet tooth for dessert. The place was lively but the noise level was just right and we could easily carry on a conversation.

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AM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

You can't beat the ambience. It took a while to get our bottle of wine, but other than that, the service was good. Food is excellent. Highly recommend the patio for date night!

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

I just wrote a review for trip advisor two days ago for Josepjone house. I would highly recommend. Love the ambience the personable service and the food is incredible. Loved it had an early Valentine dinner, it was Steak Frite menu. We had the new work strip. Food was large portions and delicious. From the salads to the well seasoned perfectly cooked tender meat, to the delicious amazing innovative dessert. Thank you, very nicely done.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, a little bit pricey for the quality. The seating was a little bit snug and uncomfortable. Kept getting bumped into. The service was good. The restaurant is cute and quaint. Overall, it was a good experience. If we do come again, would like to have seating outdoors once the weather is nicer.

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered the seafood and pork chop, very good. Service was excellent. Good honest cocktails.

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c
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Josephine in 2 weeks! I dined here with clients while in Austin and loved it so much that I suggested it for a dinner with a different set of clients. They are Austinites and said that they, too love Josephine, so it was perfect. It was a warm evening for February so we joined other guests and dined al fresco. As with my first visit, the service was impeccable as was the food. I had the Big Chopped Salad (again! ) and loved it. One of my guests had the pork chop and raved, and two guests had the rice bowl and also raved. The wine list is not extensive but still offers good variety. I find Josephine to be intimate, charming and delightful and will return during my next visit to Austin.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the seafood stew made with potatoes and it was absolutely amazing! Their bread is outstanding! Their pour on wine is soooo skimpy, especially for their price. The service was flawless and the ambience was cozy, warm and comfortable.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Good food.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. We had the waffle, chicken sausage and the house-smoked salmon/avocado toast. All amazing.
Bloody Mary was very good- clean and not too busy.

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A
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So cute and amazing food

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s
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty pricey for a brunch but the food was amazing. Lee was the waiter and he was awesome

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c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I selected Josephine randomly from the Open Table app as I am from Chicago and was in Austin on business. The photo of the restaurant was what first caught my eye and indeed, it being in a former home was charming. The menu offered a nice variety of smaller and more substantial dishes and the wine list was interesting.

I ate there with 5 colleagues and we all enjoyed it immensely. Two of us had the big chopped salad, which was delicious, three had the mezzaluna ravioli and raved about it and one had the pork chop and also raved. Our server was attentive without being intrusive.

All of us enjoyed our experience and would recommend Josephine highly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Had serapes and outdoor heaters was perfect.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The beet appetizer was amazing!

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KM
Austin
61 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great, small spot. This is a tiny little joint and would be great in warmer weather to sit outside and enjoy.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, attentive service. Cocktails were slow to come out, but they comped them without us asking! Gorgeous inside, food was great.

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BM
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is awesome, although they didn't have the restaurant open inside so we had to seat outside.

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WD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful space, great outdoor dining. Food/Beverage really Pricey. Server wasn’t attentive.

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LS
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delighful little spot in Clarksville, if you can get a table!

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ML
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

"Come on inside, we are glad you to seek you!" That is how I felt when my wife and I walked inside the cozy Josephine House. Walk past the bar and into the dining area, the patio sits just beyond the french doors and the kitchen is visible through a large pass through. It's like visiting a friends house. The chef crafted a savory fish stew for me and a hearty salad for my wife. All I remember is felling like I ate that too fast when my meal was gone. We drove around the block a few times looking for a parking space and it was worth it.

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MD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so charming. The employee are alsways attentive and helpful.
The food is always delicious and beautiful.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate a birthday
Great place to bring your friends from out of town

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KS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Diverse and excellent food. Lovely atmosphere inside and out. We ate inside due to winter weather. We selected it for Christmas Eve lunch as they were open. I ate the tortilla soup and chopped chicken salad. Portions were large, so suggest ordering the salad alone. Pricing is high for lunch and although they have excellent breads, none were served with soup and salad dishes. We will return again for dinner and/or brunch. Service was excellent and the atmosphere cosy. Would make a nice date night outside in the patio during a warmer evening.

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s
Austin
71 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was so excited to take my husband to Josephines for our Anniversary Lunch. Josephines did not disappoint, I had a veggie bowl that was outstanding and my husband had the steak and frites which he enjoyed. I couldn't keep myself out of his chimichurri, it was outstanding. We will be back on a beautiful day so we can enjoy the patio.

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A
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ricotta lemon pancakes are always a hit. Fun place to bring visitors, sitting outside can be lovely. Great tea selections.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Very quaint. Food is excellent. Perfect for a special occasion.

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C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice small place. Very good food and service. The pork chops were outstanding

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M
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was regular.

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BA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! I brought my parents and grandmother here and everyone loved the food and the service. My grandmother even asked to tell the manager that their restrooms were an "A+"

Think of this as a quiet, romantic meal with incredible food. Highly recommended

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great. Ambiance was really nice. Food was tasty. Bit it was probably 30% too expensive.

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JP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little gem of a place in my hood. I'll be back!

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HE
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch menu was fairly limited. However, the food and service were excellent.

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CS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service, charming setting. Only downsides were the noise level and the fact that every time the door immediately behind me opened, which was often as it was regularly used by service staff, I was exposed to a blast of cold air.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I love the ambiance at Josephine House but the food was not that good. My husband had the main course salad which came without the dressing and server forgot the soup. Not really a problem but our food was not very tasty. My frites tasted old and my corn beef sandwich was just ok. Same with my husbands entree. For an $80 lunch for two, unacceptable.

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Loved the small quaint inside eating area. Also had an after dinner drink at the bar. An easy Uber ride from the capitol area.

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RG
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, as was the service. Very nice outdoor seating.

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ME
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time! The food was amazing. Service was perfect. Can't wait to go again!

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D
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a girls weekend brunch and it was perfect! Quaint, cute and the best menu. We sat indoors and it’s a little noisy but we would go back in a heartbeat.

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