Josephine House

4.8
429 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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vipSarahB
Austin
23 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and lovely with plenty of coffee!

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coffeelover1
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Beautiful setting and stellar service! One of my favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, beautiful atmosphere

KM
KimberlyM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday brunch for my daughter!

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PAWs
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very sweet house tucked away in Clarksville. The staff are really friendly and the service is great. We had a great meal, but thought the food was missing a je ne sais quoi.

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MatthewC
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Conveniently located. Great service. Yummy food. Recommend the lovely outdoor seating in covered booths.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this amazing restaurant. Anytime we come it’s always friendly and fun staff who make you feel at home.

LB
LindaB
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything-food, ambiance and service were all excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Next level delicious food. We ordered a lot and finished every bite! The lemon ricotta pancakes were divine, the avocado toast delicious, the huevos rancheros was very good and the beets and burrata were wonderful as well. The crème brûlée danish is not to be missed! It’s like a Crobrio. Amazing. The ambience and outdoor patio was beautiful and lively the day after the freeze. They didn’t have water due to the restrictions and did make us pay for expensive bottled water they were also out of Nutella morning bun so my fiancé didn’t get to try that one! We were left alone for quite some time at a couple moments, when we did want to order drinks. They gave us “free cookies” for my fiancé’s birthday and to make up for them being out of the Nutella morning bun. But then they didn’t take the morning bun off the bill. I felt bad mentioning it since they’d given us the cookies, but they ultimately were not free and we didn’t order them. All in all we loved our experience, gorgeous day and the food and atmosphere are worth returning for!

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WendiM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Such a gem. Great drinks. Great menu. Lovely space + excellent service

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vipBLW84
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely spot, we didn't realize it would just be a brunch menu, but there were still some lunch options. Food was very good, outdoor patio was lovely. They had heat lamps outside which was really nice too.

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vipSarahB
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as usual🥰

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Chavezino
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast experience, starting with the bakery that you absolutely will love, excellent coffee and my huevos rancheros were a flavor explosion, love this place

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vipKatexas1
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday was my very first time to Josephine House, and it did not disappoint. Met a friend for HH and early dinner on the patio. There were plenty of space heaters (although not needed since it was a beautiful afternoon). We had the mushroom appetizer, shrimp and grits, and the pork chop, preceded (and enjoyed with) palomas. Everything was absolutely delicious. I tried a bite of the pork chop and might order it as my meal next time based on that bite alone. I plan to go back this month; maybe even next week...thanks for a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary received her 2nd COVID vaccine shot!

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vipNancyH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and outstanding food. Loved their outdoor seating.

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MakaylaT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute place with a fantastic atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their chicken tortilla soup was amazing!

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PJ23
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, full of flavor with great quality ingredients. Outdoor seating had a great ambiance with soft lighting and nice music. Great for a date or special occasion. Loved this cute little restaurant!

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vipKelseysE
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and lovely bday brunch experience. Great outdoor space, service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible, just go. Nice people, excellent food, and very safe during Covid times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Pretty good date night spot. Awesome vibes. Steak and fries night is a pretty good deal. I think our steak temps got mixed up but the food was great. Most of the staff was pretty nice as well, with the exception of our original waiter who was probably the worst I've had in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Ambiance was very nice. In all honesty, Rudy, our busser, went above and beyond. We actually saw him more than we saw our waiter, who jjust went through the motions...took our order, dropped off the food., and gave us our bill. Would have rather tipped Rudy!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Disappointed at the disdain when seated outside and expressed worry that rain was ominous; not much attentiveness from the server or Manager even when multiple bottles of high priced wine were ordered. It felt like they were dealing with a very busy night, but due to COVID there weren’t many patrons so it felt like a lack of care overall.

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Wire
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had breakfast and sat out on the patio. We both had their chicken sausage in our meals and we both thought it was EXTREMELY salty. My husband had the huevos rancheros and he thought it was okay but not great. I ordered their ‘green’ juice and it was okay except it was spicy! It didn’t say anything in the description that it was spicy. Didn’t care for it. Otherwise, everything else was pretty good.

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LaurenM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss Steak Frites night on the patio! 10/10 meal, service, atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Birthday breakfast - no actual host on duty, staff seemed to ignore us until we requested assistance. Servers needed be asked for most common needs (silverware, check, etc)

Nevertheless, the food was very good and the environment was superb. Perfect music on the patio and everyone observed proper distancing and mask protocols for safety.

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vipJO123
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time outside, the heat lamps make it great.

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vipJoesafari
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we go to Josephine house regularly when we want a date night out. The service is great as is the food. I had the pasta with chicken sausage and it was perfect on a cool night. My husband enjoyed the pork chop. They do a good job spacing people outside too.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot for every occasion.

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CourtneyE
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service! The patio is fabulous for outdoor enjoyment!

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vipAndrewP
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wedding anniversary dinner was held at Josephine House, and as always we had a delicious meal and a wonderful experience with the service. Can’t recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

This was one of the worst experiences I’ve had in a restaurant in Austin in 3 years - we very much enjoy the Steak Frittes night but the waiters were CLEARY uninterested in providing a service of any kind. I understand that Mondays probably aren’t the biggest “money maker” for the restaurant but we still paid $180 for a date night and would expect service as much. I’m so sad that I won’t be going back for the fabulous food any time soon because the atrocious service is tainting the entire experience.

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vipDavidM
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu with truly outstanding fresh ingredients. A special day every time we go

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was perfect for brunch. Such a cute little house and great patio space. Slightly overpriced for the food and drinks but the ambiance made it worth it.

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vipHappyTraveler
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always wanted to go to the Josephine House and it did not disappoint! Excellent brunch and worth the trip and cost to eat their amazing food. The lemon Ricotta pancakes were excellent and we really appreciated their Covid protocols and safety measures. Times are tough for locally owned restaurants right now so we were happy to support this restaurant and had a great experience and service.

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tc1979
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s casual sophistication with an distinctive Austin sensibility...👍🏻👍🏻.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food fantastic. Great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The cobb salad with roasted chicken, black berries and pepita was delightful. And everything was clean and socially distanced. Well done Josephine House. Can't wait to return!

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vipMurt4
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend outside on a cold day, heaters, blankets, great food. Highly recommend!

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Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 429 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.