Geraldine’s

4.6
536 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Offering a bat's-eye-view of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline, Geraldine's is named after the famed guinea fowl that once roamed Rainey Street. Respect for Austin's history and culture seeps into every part of the restaurant, from the local ingredients featured in our Chef's contemporary menu to the nightly concert lineup—because there is no Austin without live music. Take shelter from the Texas sun at our adjacent rooftop lounge, complete with private cabanas and outdoor seating.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Breakfast : Sunday – Saturday 7am -9am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9am – 1:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am – 1:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday - Saturday 5pm –10:30pm
Bar: Sunday -Thursday 5pm – 11:30pm Friday - Saturday 5pm – 12:30am
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5pm - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(512) 542-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Bonin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Red River
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Parking details
Valet is complimentary for dinner guests Sun - Thur

Regular rates apply all other days & meal periods
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Entertainment
Geraldine’s will have nightly music 7 days a week. From singer/songwriters to Blues and Americana music, our stage will host some of the finest Texas talent available. Our brunch will also include live Jazz and soul music every Sunday. Please visit our website or follow us on Facebook for the weekly lineup.
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Special events & promotions
Your event will feature specialty menus created by Chef Stephen Bonin showcasing contemporary Texas fare. And you know we've got an in-house concert venue, right? Just imagine how awesome that local band you discovered will sound when piped through our state-of-the-art audio system on your big day. We can also partner up with Hotel Van Zandt, which has even more unique Austin event spaces available, each with catering from Geraldine's. For more info or to book your private event, email booking@geraldinesaustin.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 536 People Are Saying
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CR
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good option on a busy F1 weekend in Austin

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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The profiterole was the best dessert I have EVER had (“the craquelin”).

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HG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, phenomenal music and outstanding service. That's all!

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TC
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, although the plates are small, it was nice to share a taste of everything. Fabulous craft cocktails and a decent wine list. The menu has an abundance of vegetarian options, if that's what you're looking for, this is the place for you! Our thought was that the dishes are over thought, and that it would be lovely to have more options, especially for desserts.

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M
San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

2 ND visit really like the ambiance, and music! Lousy service this visit

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back!! Great food and atmosphere

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CC
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly stunning experience! I booked a table there for my husband's birthday and invited three other couples. We had a blast. The service was excellent and the food is out of this world. I highly recommend it for a special event. It's a pretty pricey night out on the town but worth it if you're a foodie and like to dress up.

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BT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Server was MIA a majority of the meal. I'm legitimately surprised that we didn't die of dehdration. The server gave the food to the wrong people so the vegetrian of the group got a bowl full of pork grits which tainted their appetite.

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p
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great ambience - sharing plates are very creative - quite expensive but high end. Service was a little slow but charming - nice bar - overall very good but pricey - great for special occasion

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MW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place. Wonderful atmosphere with good food and music. The staff was amazing as well!

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w
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geraldine's is the swankiest place in town, with the best overall experience.

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JM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great. support staff is what saved the day but our server was abysmal

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RM
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine tuning of ambience, service and perfectly prepared food!

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We greatly enjoyed our experience here (food/waitress/ambiance) until the very end when our waitress told us they needed our table for another reservation. Our reservation was at 10:15am and, to be fair, it took quite a while for our food to come out and we were really there to listen to the band which went on at 11. It was about 12 when we essentially were being asked to move to another table. It left a bad taste in our mouth with what we thought overall was a nice experience. We had a great table and were still paying customers. We didn’t make a big deal out of it since, yes, we had been there some time, but there were other tables open. It was just not a great way to end our first experience there.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent.

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VB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there with business guests. Everybody was really happy although some of them were uncertain doubting before. Next time in Austin for sure again!

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CG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Location is great. Not a lot of brunch choices for Gluten Free (Celiacs). No mimosa specials for brunch.

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HS
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service. AND AWESOME BAND, THE ARGYLES!!!!!

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L
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Austin. Loved the restaurant Food and service was great. Portions could be a bit larger

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E
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Met another family for brunch following the Texas/USC game. Great atmosphere and comfortable/warm decor. Food was oustanding and the service was very good. had to wait a little longer than we would have liked to for our check to be brought to us, after we had declined any dessert, but overall, I would highly recommend this place.

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NF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and Service was outstanding. Definitely will come back again.

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious, nice relaxing brunch.

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BT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burrata, squash and filet were fantastic.
Quiet enough that we could have a great conversation.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks

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T
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Austin for a family wedding and had the opportunity to get away for a little date night! It was raining outside, and we sat looking out at the rain at the pool, and the restaurant at night, which is also beautiful. We had great service and loved the menu . . . Very creative and tasty!

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The Quinoa Breakfast salad was amazing and extremely unique! I would recommend it to anyone looking for something other than a heavy brunch item. The service was a little slow, I imagine it's because it was at the end of the brunch shift. But the drinks took a long time, water glasses were not re-filled, and we had a rouge blue-berry muffin that never came. Otherwise, this is a lively, aesthetically pleasing restaurant and a solid jazz brunch!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our reservation was at 11am. We weren’t seated until 11:20. We did not have a single thing on our table until 11:50am! Almost an hour after our reservation. We waited 30+ minutes for crab toast. Toast. You toast bread and scoop some crab. Then we waited an additional 15 minutes for our entrees. The waitress apologized several times for the wait but didn’t really do anything about it. It was kind of busy so I understand to an extent but there’s no way it should be an hour before we get our drinks and appetizer. We will not be returning.

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KF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic Saturday brunch here with amazing live jazz band. Eggs Benedict was one of the best meals (if not the best) of my whole trip to Austin. Beautiful dining room and very friendly staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and I had two servers that were really attentive. A live band performed during brunch which was amazing!!! Will definitely come again!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gluten free friendly with great service!

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j
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small plates meant for sharing, we found portions size generous with what we ordered (roasted cauliflower, ‘ramen’ egg and gnocchi). Menu was creative and food well prepared. We also enjoyed the craft cocktails.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved absolutely everything we ordered. From apps, to dinner to drinks to dessert. A little pricy for amount of food you receive, but incredibly delicious.

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XL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hostess and server were helpful and friendly. Great ambiance, excellent food , & service. The live music was the cherry on top. I highly recommend this spot for a special occasion, date night, or meet up with friends. Great way to spend the evening in ATX!

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WX
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here

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CE
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I had a special date night catching up and enjoying the wonderful food and lovely atmosphere at Geraldine’s
Our server was so helpful with recommendations on wine ❤️

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J
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is great. Be aware that this is a small plate/tapas restaurant. Be prepared and willing to try several plates. Ambience is great and there is live music after 9:30 pm.

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NS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch away but not far from the convention center and walk able. Would have had to wait to get in anywhere close so decided this might be a good option and it WAS! Great food, had the chicken salad and my partner had the blackened red fish. We were not disappointed! Need to try it if you haven't.

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P
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was very disappointed because I had been to Geraldines several times for brunch, but dinner is a completely different restaurant. I was expecting dinner and what we got was tapas, if it was a tasting menu, they need to say that on their site. It was not worth the money, I spent 34 on two tapas and my friend spent $16 dollars for an egg, an egg!!! Additionally, you cannot call something a tapa or tasting, if it cannot be shared, how can you share one egg? It was also so loud, that we could not hear anything the server was saying and we could not talk to each other. Great bar, music and drinks, but for dinner, I would never come back. Brunch there is still so good though! Just sad because my friends came from out of town and we left to go eat at the food trucks after we eat here.

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LB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Creative and delicious dishes; however, potions are small and the menu is kind of pricey. Live music was great and the atmosphere was nice.

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AG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible. I waited an hour for my food and then the server brought out the wrong food. I had changed tables and the server prior to the new sever cancelled my order. I believe she did this on purpose because I changed from her section. I apologized to her for moving but I was not comfortable sitting by the window because there were spider webs in the window. The manager came to check on us and I informed her that we had been waiting 40 minutes for our food . I saw her speak with the previous and current server ,she came back and informed me our ticket was just put in. Then she returned with the wrong food. My husband and I got up and walked out. Terrible service. I was upset we spent a hour 1/2 waiting for food. I was visiting Austin for my 20 th Anniversary. What a disappointment. Was looking forward to a romantic brunch with my Husband.

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