About Jeffrey's Restaurant
Jeffrey's Restaurant & Bar has been an Austin neighborhood fine dining institution since 1975. In 2012 the restaurant closed for a major renovation and has reopened under the leadership of Austin's premiere restaurant group, McGuire Moorman Hospitality. The restaurant, nestled in a quiet neighborhood just west of downtown features a lively bar, three distinct dining rooms and menus featuring dry-aged prime steaks, updated classic fine dining and locally sourced produce. Private dining is available, free valet is standard & local car service is offered.
Josephine House offers 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. Chef Alex Manley and her team prepare an eclectic daily menu featuring the best locally sourced products.
American, Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily, 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Bar: Daily from 430pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Sunday - Monday all night
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11am-3pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 11am-3pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, 530pm-10pm
Steak Frites Night: Monday 530pm-10pm
Snacks: Daily 3pm-530pm
Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is complimentary.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Jeffrey's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent except for the de ...
The food was excellent except for the desert. Our lemon tart's shell was like car armour, was tasteless, and the filling was more sweet than tangy. But, in general, we had a wonderful experience.
The fish was cooked to perfection. The ...
The fish was cooked to perfection. The proposer rolls are amazing
While I don't eat meat, my boyfriend sai ...
While I don't eat meat, my boyfriend said it was about the best beef he has ever had and I consider him quite the foodie. The cauliflower soup was delicious and the asparagus with egg was a well rounded side dish. Too full for dessert, but they did sound amazing. The service was top notch.
Enjoyed it very much
Enjoyed it very much
Jeffreys exceeded my expectations in eve ...
Jeffreys exceeded my expectations in every possible way. From the cocktails to the dessert and every dish in between, the dinning experience was absolutely perfect. The service at our table was outstanding. Only the bar tender at the bar seemed a little rude but other than that the experience was a great one. Jeffrey's had become my favorite restaurant in town.
I have eaten here about 100 times. Used ...
I have eaten here about 100 times. Used to be my favorite restaurant but food was cold and late. Still a great place but not worth a $500 tab. The bar food is great though.
Great Austin Gem
Incredible restaurant where the marrying of Food and Service comes together. We started our evening out with drinks at the bar and then moved to the dining room for dinner. Food and Service was outstanding. Can not wait to return.
The service was the only issue ... Waite ...
The service was the only issue ... Waiter was way to weird ... We ordered drinks to start ...and for only three people he only got one drink right ,,.. Then when questioned about this he had a huff and made a fool of himself mixing drink (after a 15 minute wait) in front of us ... This being said as long as you do not get weird waiter .... You will get amazing food best restaurant we went to in Austin ..
Not worth it!! Would not go again.
Certainly NOT worthy of the reputation. You always hear this is the best restaurant in town, and they obviously agree given their exorbitant prices. But, be warned, this restaurant does not live up to its reputation in neither food, nor service. The food was good, but not spectacular. My steak was fatty and had a lot of gristle. Watery risotto does not cut it. Only the tartar stood out. And, the best item all night was their bread! Glad we went so we could experience for ourselves, but we will not be going again.
Amazing birthday experience
My boyfriend treated me to Jeffrey's for my birthday dinner. I was greeted with a 'Happy Birthday' by the hostess as well as a personalized birthday card at the table. They also poured us each a glass of champagne immediately...which may have been the bf's doing but I'm not sure. The service was great. I loved the table-service martini cart. We had the crab and avocado toast and Hamachi appetizer, both amazing. The bread basket consisted of two delicious and flaky popovers served with a ricotta honey spread. I ordered the pork chop with cheese grits. The pork chop was tasty, BUT when combined with the cheese grits it was simply out of this world! BF had a filet, it was very good and cooked perfectly...but not the best steak I've ever had. (We did NOT order one of the $100+ steaks). The mashed potatoes and grilled artichokes were both very tasty sides. They finished my meal with a birthday candle in super fun bday cake ice cream...all in all it was an amazing birthday dinner. Yes, it's pricey, but you know that when you walk in...I thought the prices were pretty equivalent to the level of service and food I received. I'd definitely recommend for any special occasion.
One of THE best dining experiences ever...
One of THE best dining experiences I have ever had. With its impeccable service, food, and ambiance, Jeffrey's well exceeded my expectations.
First we had cocktails in the bar. Nice ...
First we had cocktails in the bar. Nice scene with everyone having a good time. For dinner we split a wedge salad and 26 oz Waygu steak. It was cooked perfectly. Nice wine list but not any lower priced cabs, Mostly $100 up. a good addition would have been a Sequoia Grove at around $60.
I am picky about restaurants, food and s ...
I am picky about restaurants, food and service. I am also a "low grader". I thought Jeffrey's was absolutely outstanding in all regards and I am looking forward to my next evening there. 5 stars in all areas. Thank you for your attention to detail.
I got the Beeman Ranch bone-in strip steak. It was perfectly cooked medium rare. Enough for two to share (with a couple of sides).
Everything was Perfect
We had a fantastic dinner, service was great; available but not hovering and the atmosphere was upscale but not stuffy. A place to go if you want to feel special and have a superb meal!
Understandably expectations for food would be quite high? While the pate and accompaniments, salads, hot from the oven popovers were outstanding, the main course of seafood risotto was not outstanding. The presentation was beautiful, the seafood terrifically fresh and flavorful but it was overwhelmed by the dish being too salty, don’t know if it had something to do with the uni butter or just that night’s preparation. The service and ambience met with my expectations - were outstanding. I will definitely return for another try ……
Jeffrey's is a gem!
Jeffrey's seems to be one of the few fine-dining establishments in Austin. The food is delicious, service attentive and setting intimate. I wish it was in the heart of downtown but it's really only a short drive away. What a gem! Keep up the great work and I look forward to returning.
The staff and place are both perfect.y charming. The food was delicious, the fried oysters were scrumptious as was the warm spinach, dandelion and arugula salad!! Lovely evening!
too much 'tude, not enough 'walking the walk'
While I understand that this is an established spot it was the most disappointing of those experienced in our trip. I would just say, it was too formal, and our waitress, Beverly, had epic attitude and failed to 'read' that my family of four, including teens, wanted a more relaxed and less formal experience. Beverly needs to understand that it is about the experience, not about her. BTW, when leaving to express our disappointment there was no one available to speak with us. This place is over-rated, from my experience. And expensive. Limited wine choice at reasonable price as well.
Wow, first ime at Jeffreys. So amazing!
We came in for my wifes B day. The staff at JeffreyS took the time to make it very special. Our waiter Tyson was awesome!! We will definitely be back. Thanks for the great hospitality.
One of my favorite restaurants for over 30 years
Jefferey's was fine dining before there was fine dining, and it opened in Austin in the mid eighties when I was a student there. I went twice on very special occasions, and remember being mesmerized by the food, atmosphere and service. 30 years later, I can afford to go more often, and can only say the the experience is even better now. This quaint tiny restaurant has a huge pulsing heart.
Classic steak in the heart of Downtown Austin.
Perry's is a classic American steak and seafood house. The food is exceptional albeit traditional fare. Portions are enormous, so its a good place for a larger group to order a few items and share. The service staff is both friendly and knowledgable and it is a great place for a business dinner or special occasion. In particular, they have an expansive wine list with a lot of solid wines at a moderate price. All in all, a classic grand restaurant with warm and friendly service.
I have gone to Jeffrey's for years, but ...
I have gone to Jeffrey's for years, but was disappointed in my last meal. My favorite appetizer was prepared differently and was bland. My entree was mediocre. The overall experience lacked the elegance and tastiness I had experienced in years past. I hope they regroup and make a comeback.
Terrific evening at Jeffrey's
We had a perfect anniversary dinner at Jeffrey's. They asked when confirming the reservation if it was a special occasion and they executed nicely on that with a complementary glass of champagne and a "happy anniversary" welcome. The mashed potatoes that came with my delicious duck entree were the best I've had in my entire life. Excellent meal and service all around.
I thought the food was good - with stand outs being the bread/popover, cauliflower soup and baked alaska. We also had the steak fries, the petite 6 oz steak and the duck (the veggies were the best part of that dish). The service was sub-par for what I was expecting, but the overall experience was not bad.
Ask for the cheese cart. You won't be sorry.
A Taste of NYC
If you are familiar with the old-school New York City restaurant scene, this restaurant is reminiscent of that time: local, unique, romantic and just about perfect.
Felt ripped off...
Price and value just didn't add up. $45 for a petite filet that I could hardly cut with my steak knife (incredibly chewy), $12 for six asparagus spears (laughable) and $18 for a 3oz wine pour. Will never return.
Excellent server. Amazing food. Good dri ...
Excellent server. Amazing food. Good drinks.
The food was good, but expected more for the price
We spent our anniversary evening at Jeffrey's, and based on the food I had had in the bar area, was looking forward to trying their dinner. My favorite restaurant is Eddie V's, and in comparison, I would still highly recommend Eddie V's over Jeffrey's for the quality of food for the price. The steak was very good, but the sides were average. The horseradish sauce had a terrible "fishy" taste to it, and we had to send it back. I've had the same sauce there previously, and it tasted just fine. The server was pleasant, but didn't go out of her way to be friendly or suggestive.
One of the best dining experiences in Au ...
One of the best dining experiences in Austin!
Great for special occasion
Great experience, we were being treated by our daughter (Xmas) gift. This is a top restaurant for any city. Service was excellent and food (except for lobster caviar starter) and wish I could find wine we had in Austin. Be sure to get the crispy oyster starter, wonderful. Lots of little extra touches that make a great dining experience.
We went to Jeffrey's many years ago and were not that impressed at the time. Thought we would give it another try since it reopened after out last experience. We had high expectations, knowing it is one of the more expensive restaurants. We are happy to pay good money for a great dining experience. This was very disappointing. The food was mediocre at best. There are so many other better restaurants in Austin now for better quality, regardless of the price.
The restaurant was so classic. Just what ...
The restaurant was so classic. Just what we wanted for our special occasion. Every bite of food was so flavorful. Services was unrushed.
Except for the desert which was good, th ...
Except for the desert which was good, the rest, of the meal was a dissapointment. Tough steak,Horrible salad, and burnt black bread in one of the appitizers. Way overpriced for quality.
In addition to the great food, our table service provider (waiter) was as good as they get in any high end restaurant in N. America. One of the hallmarks of a fine restaurant is great table service and Jeffrey's certainly has it.
The best we've found in our three years ...
The best we've found in our three years in Austin. Great service. Delicious food. Not cheap -- but "you get what you pay for". Lamb chops excellent. Wagyu filet superb -- and quite well priced. Bernaise sauce "the best". Sauteed mushrooms excellent. Previously enjoyed their seafood risotto -- which was very good. We'll definitely be back!
Long Live Jeffrey's
So many Austin restaurants have come and gone, yet Jeffrey's remains after all these years as the most elegant fine dining spot in Austin.
Seafood dishes were fabulous, but the restaurant is very noisy. Finding reasonably priced wines is difficult.
We asked for a quiet table and while the place can be a little "energetic", they put us at the quietest table in the quietest room. Loved arriving to the sign "Happy 24th Anniversary" on our table. Wait staff was great. And the food was very good. Loved, loved, loved the cauliflower soup. It was the highlight of my four courses! I told my hubby I was practicing restraint by not just licking the bowl! Nice place for a celebration, cost would be the only reason not to make it more frequent!
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