Josephine House

4.8
477 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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CCY2020
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable place! Excellent food, friendly service. Perfect spot for brunch. Highly recommend!

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Andi
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was so pleasant. I took my father here and he’s a big foodie - he enjoyed it SO MUCH. Would highly recommend for birthdays or special occasions and you can bring your adult family members. The waitress was so knowledgeable and friendly. LOVED it!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so great! excellent service delicious food

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vipnanb
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was VERY mediocre for quite a lot of money.

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vipKFMM
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Josephine House! Had a late lunch and signature cocktails with my old high school friend from Louisiana. I had taken her here before, and she requested to come back! Love the outdoor dining. We had so much fun catching up and enjoying the wonderful chopped salad and drinks with wonderful service! Have loved JH from day one, and it is always a such a joy!

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Jjeennn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved that we can make reservations for outside. We are still hesitant to eat inside so being able to do that was so nice.

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vipCraigL
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a nice table and an excellent server.
Drinks and snacks were excellent.

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vipRainDay
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We ate outside here on a drizzly day. The hostess said that she would try to bring a second umbrella to cover the other half of our table. Throughout our meal, there were empty tables with umbrellas at all of them. There also appeared to be another table that was fully covered. The waiter said we would not be able to have a second umbrella, so one of our diners was fairly wet through much of the meal. The waiter was unfriendly throughout the course of the meal, which was intended to be a special brunch for an out of town guest. We were finished and out the door in 40 minutes. I have loved this restaurant in the past, but will not be back.

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CourtneyJ
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the setting, service and I do love Jeffrey's. Had been wanting to try Josephine's house for awhile. I loved my redfish; husband's beef, daughter's steak frittes were underwhelming. I can honestly say, they were very bland frittes. Shaved fennel as the sides was "meh" as well. A bit lazy, in my opinion. I love fennel, but feel there should have been something to it. Beet salad was beautiful to behold, tasty, and I would suggest that they make the option to serve for 2 or 4. It is TINY. Mother's orecchiette was good, served with shrimp done nicely.
I've heard breakfast is very good. I'll come back to try sometime. Hoping this was just an off night.

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vipBrandonR
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We specifically went for the Steak & Frites night as we had heard so much about it. We had to reserve two months in advance so my expectations of the food and service were high. Overall, the steak itself was ok and lacked a little flavor but still good. I was disappointed in the wine and desserts (they come with the pre-course meal). For what you pay for the meal they could step up the quality a bit. The place itself is very cute and if you get the chance definitely sit outside (as long as it is not near the fire pit....you will get smoked out and leave smelling like it).

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vipBrynB
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipTaylorO
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to steak night for years! Great food for the price and bottomless wine ;)

I've said this for years... my only complaint is the fries are always stale, cold, or hard. Again, I'm not here for fries. The filet is fabulous!

Don't forget to head next door to their sister restaurant, Jefferys for all-night happy hour in their lounge, it's a great nightcap.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in Austin for brunch.

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Stacy
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Would visit again and recommend to others.

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DeboraD
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt I was in Mom's kitchen just outside the porch eating breakfast. Love the quaintness of Josephine House.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, experience and food! Great experience

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jspdallas
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our foursome arrived on time. Our table was not available. They asked us to order drinks and stand outside until the table opened, which was fine. We waited about 25 minutes. Had a nice dinner. Good service. Until he collected our plates and said, "I would normally offer dessert, but the next guests are waiting for this table" and brought the check. Sometimes when I make a reservation, I'm told we have a 2.5 hour limit. But here they first made us wait, and then made us leave, and never said in advance there was a limit. We will not return.

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KatieW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pretty unimpressed with the food. The only good item we got was the fish. Everything was overpriced and fairly bland. Enjoyed the ambiance and the patio seating.

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DillonN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu to choose from, very accommodating for any dietary needs, delicious food, wine, cocktails and great ambiance and service. We took our time and were not rushed at all. We had multiple servers taking care of us. My only complaint is our table was very small for all the apps, plates, glasses we had.

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MarkL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine House was amazing. I haven't tried that many things on the menu, but their burger is probably the best burger I've ever eaten--AND I HAVE DIABETES, so I like to think I know a thing or two.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful patio & fresh food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining friends from Houston in the new!

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vipAAAA
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure!!!

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ATXPete
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable experience and look forward to my next visit to Josephine House.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could bestow more stars upon this beautiful restaurant, I would. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect and the service went above and beyond! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend in town

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TylerS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find in Austin, even got to enjoy happy hour prices on some menu items as an added bonus

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibes!

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vipIsabel
Austin
45 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place !! It is a lovely restaurant and great food !

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vipLaurenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight. The most comfortable place to enjoy a fine cocktail outdoors or treat yourself to a delicious meal.

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and delicious food . The main indoor Dining room is a bit underwhelming . Outdoors is charming .

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donc
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

7pm reservation on Thursday. Good selection of wine. Sat outside, heater provided so kept us warm. Attentive service. Shared lettuce salad, tasted somewhat bland. Pasta dish with additional roasted chicken was great. Red snapper was nice however fresh herbs/seasoning would have made it more vibrant.

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vipJulieB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!! Love the food and service

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vipAAAA
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

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vipTaylor
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Really disappointed. Waiter made the experience unnecessarily uncomfortable. Friend found a massive hair on her avocado toast, and they didn’t apologize when we showed it to them..... they also tried to charge us for it? Have had several good experiences here before so was really bummed to bring a friend from out of town here and this be the situation.

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vipCHADG
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here! I only had breakfast today, which is terrific! But JH is great for lunch, dinner, just drinks, and outdoor dining.

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NicholeW
East Texas
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This is our neighborhood restaurant and since we genuinely enjoy the food and ambiance we wanted to book it for our anniversary.

What a let down. Despite noting our anniversary in the reservation. No one acknowledged it. In fact when we walked in, an employee just looked at us and waited for me to say I had a reservation, no hello! We get sat our our table and our server also did not say hello. Simply asked for our order. Profess later into the meal when they get my order wrong. I send it back and the manager comes back asking if I still want to returned dish or if they should make another. Oh and they forgot one item we ordered and never acknowledged that.

Not sure I will go back and it’s sad because we live 3 blocks away.

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Katie
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch spot. Food was delicious, patio was cute, and service was great.

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NicholeH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great food. It's a lovely little brunch spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Josephine House is adorable. The lemon ricotta pancakes were AMAZING!!! Typically I’m not a fan of lemon pancakes, but it’s so subtle that you don’t realize it. The chicken soup with crispy garbanzo beans was also really good!

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Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 477 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.