Josephine House

4.8
499 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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChristina
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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MoniqueB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking can be a challenge but food and drinks were delicious! Great intimate date night location

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LizW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love this place. The food, drinks, and treats are delicious and the ambiance is stylish yet comfortable. However, I recently ate brunch there and there were so many flies it was hard to talk and eat. We both had to keep swatting with our hands for an hour.

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deenam
London
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Little too hot to sit outdoors ..need fans or misters ? They treated us to a class of champagne as we had a special occasion. Music a tad too loud outdoors...food excellent ..enjoyed cucumber salad and snapper . White wine, husband had the rice chicken bowl. Parking is not easy here.. so plan ahead , walk or uber . Service great until check time then we got forgotten a little . Thank you for a nice dinner

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vipMFT2184
Austin
39 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful work lunch here with my colleagues. The ambiance and food were outstanding and the service by Mel was warm and perfect. The egg salad tartine will haunt my dreams!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great setting

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SamV
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak Frites Nights is one of my favorites at Josephine house. Nicole, our server, was fantastic and very attentive. My only complaint would be the four of us ordered medium rare filets and they all came out well done.

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CCY2020
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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
20 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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it was raining, we were still able to sit outside in one of their little alcoves and stayed completely dry - it was actually a fun way to dine! It was a deliciously perfect meal and they made my birthday brunch extra special with a tasty treat to help celebrate. Can’t wait to visit again soon!!

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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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Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 499 OpenTable diners.

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