Josephine House

4.7
525 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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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Hopefully it’s just covid struggles, but their menu has shrunk. They practically only have cheese options for appetizers so we ordered 2 brie’s and 2 salads for 5 people. All four came out on small plates and everybody could just have a couple of bites. In the past portions were much larger, salads like 4-5 times. Our waitress barely came to the table. We sat with empty drinks and plates for quite a while and I had to get up and go get somebody. They weren’t busy. The waitress was standing talking to coworkers at the bar. The food itself was ok, but the quality and quantity are way down, especially for the price. This used to be one of the best places in town. I hope they get it together soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Loved the food and the experience. The lattes were the best we’ve ever had.

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vipKFMM
Austin
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine House hits all points!
Food, service, ambiance and value! Never disappoints. Harold was awesome!

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MJS22
Austin
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had just celebrated our anniversary the day before and wanted to do breakfast at a place we had never been before and The Josephine did not disappoint. It’s in a classic Austin neighborhood and is very charming. We sat outside and were treated to good food, coffee, and great service. It was a great start to the day and offers yet another outstanding dining option in a beautiful city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were asked to leave our table before 2 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food tasted cheap. My ribeye had a burnt taste to it.

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vipJeathrinaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday. Food was awesome. The only negative was we sat outside at the sunniest table I’ve ever seen and the sun was beaming it’s rays of hellish heat on our libations. But again the food was really delicious.

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JillK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place especially for brunch! Every bite is absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

We sat outside and were inundated with flies. It was disgusting. We had to leave before finishing dinner or wine. The server was nice but our table was the only one without a fan hitting it and therefore the flies weren’t swarming others at the same rate. They offered a free dessert but we did not want to stick around any longer to receive it.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

food and service was great! Just LOTS of flies outdoors, not the restaurant’s fault though

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joeyberry
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the restaurant. Won't be our last. Great server, knowledgeable. Noisy only at first when the person at the table beside ours spoke as though through a microphone. Proportions are generous. Setting charming.

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Andrew
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch at Josephine House. The ambiance is great! The waitress was fantastic and split up our pancake entree for us. She even checked several ingredients out for us so we could determine if it was safe for pregnancy (it all was btw). reservations are super helpful as it is a small restaurant and it didn't look like they are seating inside.

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ricama
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Each part of each dish/plate vies for the top spot in this experience.

best Fries bar none, and best burger in Austin.

Dessert is a life well spent

And then there is the Green Juice - damn!!!!! wakes you up and aids in enjoying the rest of the meal

Richard and Susan Marcus

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vipYvonneT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience4

FLIES!! Yuck. Just miserable. Surely you can do something.

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vipPatrickR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

With a bit of investment the outside could be turned into a patio allowing it to be used during rainy weather avoiding a debate on boxing & leave vs being able to sit inside.
Too bad as the food is excellent !

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Lauren
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Waiter did not check in on us until we were almost done eating our food, took a long time to get the check. Value for food was not good, very overpriced. This was surprising because we have thoroughly enjoyed dining at Jeffrey’s before so we expected similar high quality service and food, but were let down. Other brunch spots offer better quality food for lower prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 👌🏼

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vipvgandy
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambience! Pancakes were amazing, as was the Gazpacho! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place with cute environment and great serve

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LThomas
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good, but expensive not many options and small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food

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vipAAAA
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pancakes to die for!!

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vipmaf8
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Like many places these days, it's understaffed. The food was very good, but the staff were not attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine House has consistently delicious food. I usually have the shrimp and grits and really enjoyed it. The service is efficient but never intrusive. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Delicious food to suit everyone even my picky MIL who doesn’t get too adventurous with food but thought the snapper with sofrito was delicious.

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vipChristina
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a little loud inside but the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was sweet, but very slow. Also, the flies were terrible outside. Hard to eat our food.

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NathalieS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is delicious. Highly recommend huvos rancheros @ nutella morning bun

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BornandRaisedAustin
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Hostess and waitress were terrific!!!!

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MBWP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious! We really loved their nutella buns and the fruit plate. Also the pancakes were great! We loved going for breakfast. ALSO get their orange juice! Delicious and fresh!!!!!!

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PeyT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, with a great vibe. Sat outside on a warm summer night, but was still able to stay cool with a combination of fans and overhead covers. Cant wait to go back!

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Turtle
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had a great lunch with an old friend. Our service was wonderful, our salads were delicious. Our only complaint was the flies. It was distracting and not appetizing and I am hopeful this amazing restaurant can come up with a fix for that. I have seen little spinning things on tables at other establishments with the same issue.

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VictoriaGG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a party of 12 for a business lunch and worked with the staff to reserve a beautiful space on the patio! Was hard to find anywhere in town willing to accommodate. Food was incredible and ambiance is lovely. Our server Josh was phenomenal and had quick recommendations for everyone, including an amazing selection of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue

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vipDanaS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we’ve been there for brunch. We’ll definitely go back!

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IvanE
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good, though not excellent. The pancakes were much sweeter than I remember, and not quite as good.

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vipJarry
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was amazing. The reviews and pictures and the wonderful experiences we have had at their other concepts is what brought us here. Once we got there, we were a little disappointed in the variety of options on the menu. We selected an app and two entrees. Once we got the food though, we were blown away. What seemed like standard Texas menu choices turned out to be a thoughtful and expertly executed and interesting food. We will be back. Completely blown away by the food, simple, clean, elegant, delicious!

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Josephine House. Will become a staple Friday night dinner spot.

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch at Josephine house. Our table and food were great. Overall a really nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been a fan of Josephine house for years and when we can get a reservation these days we are happy and excited to get back on the deck. Would love to see some new items on the menu now and again but it’s always a wonderful treat.

FAQs

Josephine House is rated 4.7 stars by 525 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.