Josephine House

4.8
613 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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ClaireP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food. Harold gave us great service for the special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience here. Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch at Josephine House! The menu has a good amount of variety with some delicious bakery items and not only your typical brunch foods, like avocado toast and pancakes, but also some more unique options, like great steak and eggs. There was also lots of tea options which were so yummy and a good serving size in a tea pot!
The location is also beautiful with outdoor patio seating as well as some tables inside. Gorgeous brunch setting, wonderful food, and very attentive staff.

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BridgetZ
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast with a girlfriend outside. So cozy and nice. Shrimp and grits and pancakes. Amazing!

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Jude
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The menu is weird. The options are strange. The avocado toast while tasty was nearly impossible to eat with such hard bread and not worth the price. We are not planning to eat there again.
Staff was delightful and decor great; outdoor area perfect.

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BastropCountyGal
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A terrific restaurant with a charming outside dining area. Heat lamps kept us plenty comfy in 50 degree weather. The food was simply perfect. The service was attentive without being overbearing. As a group, we had 2 different appetizers, 3 different main courses. All wonderful (and we are discerning diners!) Wine by the glass was a bit pricy. This is my new favorite restaurant in Austin and I will be back soon. P.S. Even though it has a rather relaxed atmosphere, this is definitely a restaurant for "grown ups." The inside dining space looked charming, clean, intimate.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would give 5 stars to this place, but service wasn’t great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pancakes were amazing, chicken sausage was dry, and coffee was bitter. Overall fun place for breakfast. Server was very attentive.

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BrandonB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast/Brunch - food and service was top notch, will def be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time every time we go.Absolutely delicious food and can’t wait to go back again!

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EricG
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. They could use some help expanding their appetizer menu. For meals though, great selections. Steak Frites is great! Wife had the Rice Bowl and added steak to it. Really good. Cheers!

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vipTracyW
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a dessert & decaf date out on the patio & it was amazing! Have wanted to dine on the Josephine patio for weeks now and it was just as beautiful & picturesque as I imagined it would be. Get the s’mores bar!! You won’t regret it!

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EmilyS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - Great service, interesting dishes with a twist. Great cocktails.

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TXwriter
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine House always delivers. Great ambience, always good service and food. Cocktails and wine list both excellent.

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KImJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and amazing food. Great friendly service. Will go back for sure

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reservations recommended...nice outside tables available should the weather permit. The room is loud, wood floors and walls....not much sound buffering. Great entrees for lighter meals, especially egg or pancake selections. The coffee is harsh...not the greatest but all else is very good. I will happily return again and again.

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vipFoodiee
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine House is such a great restaurant! It is great every time!

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vipBecky
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed Josephine. excellent food for value..Set outside. Nice night. Will be back.. First time....

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nancyg
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Music was too loud for casual conversation. Rice bowl was pricey for it's contents. Service was very good.

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MNTallgirl
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came into town and had lunch/brunch at 1:15pm on a Wednesday. Had the Huevos Rancheros. My husband had the shrimp and grits. So, so, good.

Cute location. Would definitely go again

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vipGaryG
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal on Monday night steaks and all you can drink house wine

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StellaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the hunt for a great burger on an early autumn Halloween night and we found it!
I had a perfectly served up Mezcal Razorblade and he had the Reissdorf Kolsch as we studied the menu.
We decided to split everything and it was a great choice.
I couldn’t stop raving about the Chicken liver mousse on the Charcuterie board. The extra bread we ordered for it came late but it didn’t ruin our night.
The Fattoush salad was bursting with flavors and the finale- the Josephine House Burger was perfect and paired well with “Corriente”. Absolutely delicioso!

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SusanLarry
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A perfect spot for a late lunch/early dinner on Sunday. The patio was comfortable; almost like being in one's own backyard. Appreciated the small but interesting menu. We both enjoyed our beverages (thanks for having Mexican Coke! and a lovely French Sauvignon Blanc) and meals. We would definitely return to Josephine House!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing as always. Service was great as well!

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vipSamuelN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great vibes and great spot for brunch and/or a late afternoon drink..

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vipAdLib
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for ladies who lunch as well as date night.

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vipCayhen
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were lovely. One of my favorite restaurants in Austin!

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KurtK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambience were wonderful! Highly recommend making a reservation as the seating is pretty limited. Will be back soon!

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vipMelissaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Only a Brunch menu during the weekdays. Not a great business venue due to the menu.

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vipDinnerClub
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Josephine House. The wait staff are very pleasant and we love the wine and food menus. Eating outside on the patio is the preferred area over dining inside - trust me, it’s the perfect ambiance. Great lighting, especially as dusk approaches. The burger is fantastic and so are the steak frites - truly to die for. Very much a special spot, always will be.

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LornaH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a cute place with a lot ofcharacter. The service was great and the food was delicious. We went to have brunch and really enjoyed it, it was a wonderful experience.

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SVG77
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

To sum things up: Nice location, limited menu, small portions, relatively slow service. And - very limited parking nearby.

The 'Brillat Savarin' on the brunch menu was a total disappointment. For $15 you get: 1 slice of brie cheese, 1 strawberry sliced, 1 crouton broken into small pieces, 2 wafer thin slices of green tomato and maybe a couple of basil leaf slivers.

Lemon ricotta pancakes are excellent as is the breakfast chicken sandwich, and steak/frites.

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JimG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and wine were excellent, but we got smoked out by the outside grill on steak night.

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vipRenataA
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fabulous evening. We sat outside, which was lovely. The food was delicious, and one can order of the fabulous Jeffey's wine list. The staff is what makes this place extra special. Shout out to Krista for helping us hunt down a wine... great suggestion. I had no idea what to expect and was delightfully surprised. We will return.

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vipCraigL
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outside on a lovely day.
Great server and drinks.

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vipKFMM
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine has always been a favorite! The ambience of a charming neighborhood house with fabulous food and drink. Last, but not least, the service is always impeccable!

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BRDavis
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Anniversary meal at Josephine House. Spectacular service. Even better food. Really happy with our time there.

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Jess
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, beautiful setting in a quaint building.

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DaleeP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time! Our waitress was fantastic. She was warm and fun. Food is always good here too.

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Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 613 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.