Josephine House

4.8
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351 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside- it’s so pretty. Love the ambiance. I feel like the brunch menu could have more options- have been there twice and nothing really jumps out. Food quality is good. Drinks were good. Service was also good- not super friendly, but timely and pleasant. Would come back for the atmosphere more than anything.

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Sonia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, delicious food and outstanding service! Highly recommend

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coffeelover1
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipRMarie
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent with charming atmosphere. love sitting outside.

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vipIsabelc33
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The Monday steak frites night is a delicious and wonderful deal. The outdoor seating makes it a lovely spot for dates or to catch up with a smaller group. The house wines weren't great which is a shame because the steak frites menu includes house wine; however, you can still order alternative drinks from the regular menu.

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WilliamW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The hamburger was great. Fries were cold. Service was luke warm.

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vipamfoodie
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dined on Monday evening; pre fixe menu of Steak & Frites with a DJ working the patio. Watermelon gazpacho starter was excellent & the filet mignon was done perfectly. The frites (aka fries) is where they dropped the ball. They could have been so great but instead were soft & not crispy or hot. More like they’d been under a heat lamp a bit too long. Hot, crispy frites with a moist interior is how it should be! So close. The music was a little loud but I enjoyed the selection & was dining alone so it didn’t bother me. I really like the place & noticed a dog on the patio. Dog friendly place will bring me back! Not to forget, the bar and table service was great.

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RobertG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Josephine House. CoVid protocols were in place and very effective. The food and the service were both exceptional. We will be back the next time we are in Austin.

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CHADG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the front lawn watching the world go by. Excellent food and service. It appeared that coronavirus protocols were being met.

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DannyM
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Josephine House and they are doing such a wonderful job staying open for the public while making their guests feel safe during the pandemic adjustments. We started it off with two espresso martinis and the peaches & brie and we both got the burger. Everything was absolutely delicious but I wish the portion size for the peaches and brie was a little bigger for the price. Definitely worth going and enjoying!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This place is all hype. The waiter Checked on us once and only saw her when it was time to cash out. Never got a refill on water or your drinks .

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AustinFoodie
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and very comfortable in outdoor seating. Could use an extra fan or two for the 100+degree heat days over the next couple of months. :)

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vipkimber
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little neighborhood house that's been converted into a restaurant. The atmosphere is charming, service good and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor seating. Did get a little bit dark during our time there.

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vipDukeM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner at Josephine House was excellent. The only draw back is that we ate outside and it was somewhat hot. If we were under their mist it would have been fine. The food and drinks were terrific. We will go back!

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Omie88
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The design of this restaurant could not be more beautiful, quaint, and charming. The egg salad tartine. the vegan blueberry bread, the coffee are delicious. The maitre’d/manager could not be more professional, delightful, and personable. My only criticism is the service. I’ve worked in the industry and know when waiters are being passive aggressive. All I ask really is to be knowledgeable and personable and check back to see if I am enjoying the meal, just once. Just asking makes all the difference in the world. I’m sorry to say that wasn’t done. I adored the overall vibe and just think all this effort deserves better table service.

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vipDavidM
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine's House is a great lunch and late lunch restaurant with outstanding salads, entries, and desserts. My wife and I agree that their shrimp and grits are simply the best. Great food, service and ambience make it hard to get reservations, so book early and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, I appreciate the fresh juices

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vipMWitthaus
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many wonderful flavors. Starter of peaches and brie, ricotta and green salad. Pork chop was perfect and a taste or two of roasted watermelon gazpacho from my partner divine. Salted caramel pudding dessert amazing. One of the best experiences ever from start to finish.

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AliceP
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Creative menu with quietly attentive service. Charming cottage with nooks and corners to enjoy life with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to try Josephine House for years & it was worth the wait! The staff is amazing, friendly, courteous and attentive. Our breakfast was absolutely tasty. The apple greens juice tasted as good as described, perfect mixture of sweet and spice without a overpowering greens taste like so many other places. Started with a peach cinnamon roll. The garnish peaches were perfectly softened, nice crust on the outside, super soft on the inside and the icing, oh my, made with real butter and, although not something I usually like, was like eating a cloud. Their signature lemon ricotta pancakes were so sinfully good and a good serving of 4....my partner could not finish them after eating most of the cinnamon roll. My avocado toast was a perfect combination of crunchy toast, ample avocado and the sunny side up egg set it off. An amazing meal at an amazing price. Parking is my only complaint but, evethe little stroll was worth it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to get out to Josephine House for steak night. The staff was very professional, as always, and maintained social distancing. We were spaced out outside and didn’t have anyone near us. It was really nice to go have a “normal” evening.

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vipSarahB
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

College send off

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to celebrated our 2 month anniversary and this was our first time being out to a sit down dinner together since this crazy pandemic began. We felt so safe at Josephine’s and the outdoor patio was beautiful and cozy! I ordered the shrimp and grits and my husband got the orichiette with sausage and broccolini. Both were delicious and the portion size was great! Well worth the price.

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vipWaltP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Very pleasant and great food along with outstanding service

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vipGoo59
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tranquil outdoor breakfast..........staff is adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. I felt completely comfortable while there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday was steak night with a lovely 3 course meal. There was a DJ playing great chill tunes. It was truly an ideal date in Austin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DaveInAustin
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it! Perfect outdoor brunch on a shaded patio. Very pleasant. Each and every food item was perfectly delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great ambiance highly recommended for late dinner outside

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vipBillS
Dallas
97 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the shrimp and grits and the huevos rancheros and both we excellent. Highly recommend both.

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coffeelover1
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh, great drinks and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been dying to try this place for months, finally made a reservation and it did not disappoint! Even my husband loved it, finishing his huevos rancheros plus half my pancakes! The grapefuit cooler was refreshing and the Americano was a perfect end to our romantic brunch date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Was a little surprised to see service so inattentive. I made a reservation, noted it was for a special occasion, and a requested table outside. After being seated outside next to the grill at a 6-top(???),we were moved to a great table on the lawn. But from there the service was fairly uneven at best, inattentive at worst - late drinks, VERY late dessert (on a prix-fixe meal at closing(???), etc. The food was pretty good (though expectedly pricey) and the ambience and music were great.

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Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 351 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.