Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Austin
  4. Austin
  5. Central Austin
Josephine House Dusk - Josephine House, Austin, TX
0

Josephine House

4.8
4.8
902 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.



Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 477-5584

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    Waterston Ave and West Lynn

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Jeffrey's complimentary valet is available after 4:30pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Steak Night at Josephine House

    Multiple dates available
    Steak Night at Josephine House
  • Josephine House Steak Night: Valentine's Edition

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Monday's popular Steak Frites Night is getting a makeover this February 14th. Same great grilled steaks—strip, ribeye, filet mignon—plus an amuse-bouche, starter and dessert choices, too. There's plenty for non-steak lovers as well. Wine pairing option available for those going big.

Popular dishes

What 902 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Austin

    American

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Austin

    American

Sort by

Filters

  1. t

    thatgirljen

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls lunch was delicious and so much fun. Our server was great. Brunch was leisurely and attentive. The Lox were yummy, wished the potatoes had a touch more salt in them. Croissants were flaky as always. Pancakes were light. All around good lunch experience.
  2. C

    Cindy

    Austin

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Josephine House is a fave in our family. One of the best burgers in town. And we all love the rice bowl (however, could chef maybe do something besides steam the brussels in the bowl??)
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak Frites night was absolutely spectacular!
  4. H

    Harriet

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We've been to Josephine House many times over the last few years and it's always been lovely - great service, food, ambiance. This last time the service was not friendly or inviting...in fact one server said to us she only "has two hands!" when one of our party said innocently that we had two of one dish. They originally sat us at an outside table that had no working heater. This level of restaurant and any restaurant that offers outside seating in winter should have working heaters. They were not friendly when we asked to move to a table that had a working heater. It was 45 degrees outside. Also the lemon ricotta pancakes were just regular pancakes this day. We've had them before and they were great. Hoping they are just tired and it was a bad day. It's still a great setting and would like to return but had a sour taste after last visit.
  5. FS

    FaheemS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a evening out with a small group! Really enjoyed the steak frites and the chinoi salad.
  6. ER

    ElizabethR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a special occasion here and it was perfect! Staff did a great job making it a memorable dining experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ana provided wonderful service. I have been coming to Josephine regularly (about every week, sometimes twice a week) bringing family and friends, since 2013. Never, ever disappoints!
  8. CG

    ColleenG

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service at brunch!
  9. AM

    AMP123

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a warmer than usual evening in January, so we sat outside. The heaters above us fended off the chill from the wind that kicked up every now and then. Servers are always friendly and attentive here. Food is amazing. Try the Snapper. It doesn’t disappoint.
  10. J

    Javier

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was first time here, and it was amazing. Everything we tried was delicious, and everyone we interacted with incredibly nice.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Great food, subpar service. Hardly saw our server throughout the night.
  12. RA

    RebekahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Quality and delicious food. Cute and unique location. This place is a favorite of ours.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely brunch at Josephine House. One item that came out was incorrectly prepared so it was sent back. The restaurant comped it and was ultra professional. Our server was kind and courteous. Can’t wait to come back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josephine House for any meal is a GREAT idea, Monday steak night is phenomenal!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alway the same when i go there… which i prefer cause i love consistency!!! Knowledgeable servers and a cool atmosphere!!
  16. RJ

    RJMacReady

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  17. JF

    JoyofFood

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I need to slink away for a quality cocktail and meal on my own or celebrate something with family and friends, I now know where to go. Classy spot with quality food, booze, and service. Only tweaks to make: food took awhile to come out and the music was a touch too loud.
  18. b

    bradb

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    No orange juice at Brunch isn’t a great look.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious except the cookie at the end.
  20. NB

    NancyB

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely candlelit dinner on Christmas Eve. Food was excellent. Small, intimate, friendly.
  21. AR

    AndrewR

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their rendition of avocado toast is simply an inspiration that offers spice without heat.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely ambience, we were seated outside in a warm cubby just as Texas cold front hit (56 to 36 in 15 minutes) they turned up the heat and had blankets. Food was delicious and everyone was nice and professional.
  23. LR

    LongtimeResident

    Austin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A group of 6 young women at the next table made conversation at our table a challenge.
  24. L

    Lee709

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. A little loud because some people talked very loud. Still the atmosphere is lovely especially for dinner. I had the fish and Pinot Grigio. Perfect!
  25. JL

    JohnL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charming space, delicious food, excellent service. Went for Monday Steak Night, and it was a fun experience, and a good value. Cocktails were killer!
  26. SP

    SydneyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic visit. Really enjoyed dinner here on a quiet Sunday night. It is so cozy with heaters and little outdoor cubbies with blankets to add to the ambience. The food was fantastic! my favorite was the schnitzel and the pumpkin soup and for dessert my favorite was the super tart Meyer lemon dessert and the classic latte with house made vanilla. I will be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food! Celebrated a birthday brunch here’
  28. DC

    DenisC

    Austin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Place is charming- food was ok but not impressive. service was underwhelming- not paying attention to who ordered what, had to ask for cream 3 times (then tea is cold). Most of seating is outside.
  29. JL

    JanetL

    Central Texas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a sweet place. Make reservations in advance though! I’ve tried many times to go but it’s a small place and nothing was available. Was so happy to finally experience with my girlfriends. Highly recommend for a relaxing brunch. Absolutely adorable, great bloody Mary’s, excellent waitstaff, and food that hits all the right notes.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food was wonderful as usual.
  31. TT

    TravelinTiffany

    Coastal Georgia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute quaint spot! Love the decor inside and the outdoor seating! They also brought us complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. So thoughtful. Love the little touches.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place. The charming outdoor seating, the service, the food. Will tell everyone to go here!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top Notch Meal as usual. Ana was perfect and attentive in service. Thank you!
  34. a

    arli

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its the perfect spot for breakfast with friends!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice experience overall !
  36. SB

    SuzanneB

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We waited over an hour to get our food. Not the first time.
  37. RA

    RAULF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place, food was very good... very good service!
  38. DP

    DaleeP

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch in Austin! The staff are excellent. Our waiter was flawless and really understood the menu. He made excellent recommendations. He could have been a writer for Food & Wine magazine. The ambiance is lovely and relaxed. My only critique is they took the egg tarragon salad off the menu. There are still many other wonderful selections including avocado toast with an egg and lime zest as well as a lox sandwich. The scones sell out so make early reservations if you have that particular craving.
  39. WH

    WiliamH

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding brunch & service. Our out of town friends also loved the experience.
  40. b

    barbaraf

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the yummiest food as well as excellent service.

FAQs

Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 902 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Waterston Ave and West Lynn

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking. Jeffrey's complimentary valet is available after 4:30pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo