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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.
Austin, TX 78703
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Jeffrey's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
There are many places in Austin where it is possible to have a very good meal. I am not aware of any other place that offers haute cuisine other than Jeffrey's. If the Michelin Guide ever decides to have a Texas edition, I am certain that Jeffrey's will merit a mention, if not a rosette or two. The decor is understated, the atmosphere is reasonably quiet (considering that this is Austin), and the service is magnifique. White tablecloths, brushed clean of detritus between each course, tableware replaced discretely between each course, and an attentive waitstaff that would never let your wine glass remain unfilled -- this is truly fine dining. The menu is commensurate with the service. My wife and I started with the fried oysters, a Jeffrey's tradition. Wonderful, crispy oysters on a bed of leeks and a cream sauce, topped with a dollop of what I believe was Russian dressing. Yum! I followed with the halibut and my wife had the Dover Sole. Both were yummy and the portions were quite adequate to assuage our hunger, unlike the portions at many Austin restaurants. Yes, they were a bit more expensive but you get more. The important thing to remember if you are considering this restaurant is that the flavor combinations are subtle. In my halibut, for example, I had white asparagus topping the halibut. The subtle flavor of the asparagus perfectly complemented the halibut. You will not find exciting new flavor combinations and juxtapositions here. Everything is in the French style, soignée, not avant-garde. For dessert, we shared a chocolate soufflé with a side of banana flavored ice cream. Once again, the execution of this classic French dessert left nothing to be desired. If you want a restaurant for a special occasion, Jeffrey's is impossible to beat.
Service and food were wonderful. Sat us in a very cozy corner table with a couple of pillows to make it more comfortable. I beautiful hand written card wishing us a happy birthday. Both our waiter and sommelier went above and beyond helping to educate us on thw available wines that paired so well with our meals. My 8 oz filet was to die for. It was cooked perfectly and the char added such a wonderful flavor. My wife had the halibut which was moist and delicious. We were both so pleased with our dining experience. We look forward to our next trip to Austin so we may plan on dining there again
I will start by saying the last and only other time I'd been to Jeffrey's was a year ago on my birthday and it was a first-class experience. That is why I recommended Jeffrey's this year for my birthday. My parents were in town and treating me. Completely different experience. We were seated at a table with guests within a foot on either side. I guess most of the tables are like this, but my previous experience in a booth was very different. The waiter was inattentive and seemed to check on us as an afterthought, and also seemed slightly put out when he did stop by and our orders weren't ready to go. We had to flag him to order drinks, and drink service was slow. There was no martini cart for us like last year, as the seating would not allow for it. Unfortunately the lively tables next to us required that I practically yell in order for my father to hear me. That's not Jeffrey's fault, but was frustrating and unexpected. The popovers were probably the highlight of the night. The gruyere tortellini was just okay. We had to flag our waiter again to order a bottle of wine to be sure that it came before our dinner arrived. This level of dining is not everyday for us, it was a special occasion to be sure. And very expensive by most standards. We were all shocked by the fact that I was the one refilling our glasses. Even now, I feel snobby writing this, but when you pay $125 for a bottle of wine that is not the service you expect. I'm almost certain that the staff had to be reminded of my birthday and to send out the birthday dessert. All in all, I just felt guilty that I was responsible for this extremely expensive and altogether lackluster experience. I expected so much more. The majority of the food was delicious, thank goodness. Finally, the birthday card on the table misspelled my name - SteFhanie?? - which was funny at first but proved to be an indication of the inattentiveness we would receive the entire evening.
My complaint is that I asked the waitress if the red wine was at cellar temp (60) vs room temp (72). She definitely said they had a wine cooler.
The bottle of red wine was served hot and I had to have it put in a bucket of ice water for 20 minutes to get it to the proper temperature.
Surprised that this high price restaurant would do such a thing.
Our server appeared at the table right away, but took an inordinately long time to return to take our drink orders (handling a cheese presentation in the next room was the excuse offered). We had to wait over an hour to receive our main course after ordering (a large party in the next room was the excuse). We had a 7pm reservation for four, and were one of the last tables left in the restaurant when we left at 9:30. The food was excellent, and I am certain we would have ordered dessert had we not had to wait so long for service. An appetizer and one other item were dropped from the bill because of the delays, but we would have far preferred considerate service.
We have eaten at Jeffrey's for over 40 years and have booked your next door facility for a large group of out of town business people. It has been our go to restaurant for great food and good conversation. This is the first time we have been let down and it felt like we were dropped.
Jeffrey's is housed in an old home in a real neighborhood of other homes so you would not expect it to be a restaurant. But my server explained that Jeffrey's has been open for 35 years, and until the last few years was owned by a person. The wine menu was overwhelming. However, when I explained to our server what our budget was and the kind of flavors we like, he came up with a wonderful Cote de Rhone that was quite reasonable.
My colleague and I decided to share an appetizer so we were surprised that it did not come out on two plates, but instead in a bowl placed between us. We had to ask for two side plates and a serving spoon. We each had fish. Mine was delicious and a generous portion. Then we indulged in the cheese course and enjoyed it thoroughly. I would recommend eating at Jeffrey's for a special occasion as was in our case--two old friends catching up after so many years. You can actually carry on a conversation, which we found was difficult to do in the other restaurants we visited while in Austin. We enjoyed our dining experience except for the appetizer episode.
What a lovely restaurant! We celebrated our company's 12 year anniversary. Tony was an excellent server. He offered suggestions when we were undecided and made sure my vegetarian son was well taken care of. Tony was very attentive and friendly and made our night special. We really enjoyed the extra touch of the "Happy Anniversary" note on our table. All of our food was delicious! We loved trying Orange Wine for the first time! We will definitely return!
We've been visiting Jeffrey's since the 70s, and it never disappoints. We loved the Dover sole, and the fried oyster appetizer was delicious, inventive and beautifully presented. It's a wonderful, intimate and beautiful setting, and the food is outstanding.
Jeffrey's never disappoints. Celebrated wife's birthday with a terrific dinner. Everything just right. Salads were unique and tasty - and not small ! Petite Filet and NY strip were fine quality and cooked to perfection. Service terrific as usual. Found us a lovely half bottle of cabernet - a better choice than wine by the glass. Can't beat it !
Extravagant dining experience for our last pre-baby date (delivered our daughter five days later). Reservation got us a perfect booth with outside views. Service was top notch. Wine list is massive and appropriately priced at all tiers. Steak and Veal Chop were flat out perfect - no better description. And the soufflé was the perfect finish! Highly anticipating this to be our first post-baby date soon as well! Can't wait to come back.
The staff was excellent! Very responsive to my request for a special table for a special date. They gave us the best possible booth. The filet was superb. I live In San Francisco and this exceeded the very high standard of my home town. Thank you for a terrific evening!
Outstanding food, good service, 1/2 price wine on Sunday's which the server let us know about. Wife and I were visiting Austin for the 1st time and Jeffery's was highly recommended and the wagyu bone-in ribeye did not disappoint only down side was a loud New Yorker at another table
Single handily the best meal I've ever had. I proposed to my now fiancé before dinner and the staff went out of their way to give us the best seats, service, and complimentary champaign. Staff is knowledgeable and will explain wines and food without being posh. Food is amazing and they have Pappy Van Winkle.
This is no longer your grandparent's Jeffrey's! Even traditional menu items like the fish en papillote have been given a modern spin (think a Thai influenced coconut milk sauce for that fish!) The meat heavy menu still offers plenty for vegetarians, with some items easily adapted if you just let your server know. Everything was delicious and artfully presented, served by friendly, professional staff.
The wine, food, and service were spectacular! Only problem was the group of 12 men who came after we were seated and stood next to and behind our table talking and laughing loudly and blocking the servers. We requested to be moved or to ask them to sit and calm down. We never heard back but later found the manager gave them free appetizers to get them away from our table! Really, ignore us and reward them. Not what I would expect from a high end restaurant!
A friend recommended Jeffrey's as the best in Austin. It did not disappoint. Appetizers were spectacular: crab and avocado toast and sesame oysters with grapefruit. Had excellent pork and lamb dinners followed by my favorite after dinner liquor, Nardini Amori. Service was beyond perfect. A real treat.
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