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Geraldine’s, Austin, TX

Geraldine’s

4.6
4.6
1764 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 476-4755

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Schaefer

  • Private party facilities

    There's no such thing as ordinary in Austin. That's why when you need an extraordinary venue for your next anniversary party, birthday, wedding or company event, you need Geraldine's. Go as intimate or splashy as you want and let us handle the ambiance (fourth-floor city views, anyone?).

  • Private party contact

    Shannon Smith : (512) 476-4755

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Red River

  • Parking Details

    Valet is $10 for the first 3 hours. Other parking options at MACC or street parking.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,764 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MK

    MollisaK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for the Sunday Jazz brunch and loved the musicians and the ambience of Geraldine's. The menu could have had a larger selection. My brunch burger was good however I asked for no bun because I wanted a gluten free option and they brought with a bun. My husband liked the short ribs quesadilla but the portion was small. Our friend thought the spicy chicken was a little too spicy. The service was good and we would try this place again.
  2. ST

    SarahT

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had reservations for three and were seated in what felt like the middle of the traffic area. I fully understand that Sunday brunch is busy, we were happy to have a leisurely meal, but we felt we were an imposition or afterthought to the server who had a few large tables. The main courses were well made with quality ingredients, but the dessert was nothing to write about, the meal was absolutely not worth the price. The jazz music was pleasant, it appeared the musicians were not interested in being there. Though the view is pretty and the hotel it is attached to is swanky, I would skip this one.
  3. A

    Amazing

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, service and food! Had an amazing brunch then hung at the pool all day! Perfect for our bachelorette party!
  4. LD

    LaurenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was really the downfall. Food is excellent but the attention of the staff is really mediocre.
  5. NT

    NancyT

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keith our waiter was superb. Great food and service. Keith explained the small plates, how to order, and the right amount of food. Cocktails and wine were terrific.
  6. KW

    KevinW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Geraldine's and especially love Kenny. Its a wonderful place to enjoy some beautiful music and great food.
  7. D

    Donna

    Austin

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The view was obstructed by construction. The service was TERRIBLE!!! It took 45 minutes to receive our entree. Our waitress walked by us several times without stopping to check on us. The quesidillas and cinnamon roll were good. The burger was a bit spongy and the biscuits hard as a rock. Would recommend the restaurant for drinks only.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Beautifully appointed venue & ambiance. Excellent Craft cocktails. Bottle of Rose Brut sparkling was served warm which was unfortunate considering price point & that suggested several times as a special. Jo James Band needs a sound dampener on drums. Jo James was great though.
  9. N

    Nina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience and atmosphere was so amazing and was only exceeded by the quality of the food and the service we received.
  10. S

    Sgillmbay1

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Physically waved us in, instead of greeting us at the entrance. Tried to sit us in the area with the highest traffic but then did move us to a more reasonable table. Multiple people brought us our various dishes. Often reaching across us and or touching/moving our food or drinks. Not what is to be expected for a two hundred dollar meal. The hamachi crudo and the biscuits were exactly what we expected, very good. The other three dishes were salt/soy bombs. Broccolini was almost uncooked and took effort to chew. The brussel spouts were huge and not tender. The mushroom ragu had little or no character except the fresh pasta was tender but no tooth. Disappointed after making the reservation two months ago and looking over the menu for weeks.
  11. CS

    ConnieS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, service and food. Great way to end the evening
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liz was amazing! We loved everything and she was the best!
  13. c

    colleenu

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was fantastic. The ambience was nice with Sunday jazz band. The waitress did a phenomenal job. However, the food took 1 1/2 hours to come out . . . unacceptable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Jazz brunch was fun! Food and drink were good, service was a little slow but overall good experience
  15. h

    haileyb

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best dinners we've had in a long time! Everything we tried was delicious, and the sharable plates were perfect for our group. We can't wait to come back!
  16. L

    Lydia1

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Keith was outstanding. Excellent service and excellent food. We had a great evening.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Ambience and Service was great. Love the Live Music, but the food did not match the price.
  18. M

    Mackenzie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I love this spot for dinner and thought the Jazz brunch was great. I think they could revamp the menu a little to have more options (specifically vegetarian options).
  19. TL

    ToddL

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We had a reservation for eight. When we arrived the hostess bypassed a nice table set up for eight and squeezed us into a table for 6. Wait person was courteous but untrained. Main course was served to two persons at a time over 15 minutes. Trying to be courteous, most of us waited until everyone had received their meal before starting. Ambiance is nice but the "live band" was a DJ that was very loud. Food all had a heavy sauce to it. Flavors were not bad but too much in that every dish was similarly spiced and sitting in a heavy sauce.
  20. DS

    DrSchellCPA

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was slow and the food was rubbery. Not great and not worth the money.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Unfortunately our experience was not great. We went there for a Sunday brunch. We ordered
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and great food!
  23. KB

    KelsiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and space. Perfect for one on one dates or group gatherings they also have live music. We saw Aubrey Hays play there and she was AMAZING!!
  24. KP

    KristinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing and the music was great! I will definitely be back. We celebrated my friends birthday and it was perfect for the occasion. The ambience was great and our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive
  25. R

    Rushikesh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food is okay and not great. Grilled shrimp is a must try, probably the best dish on their menu. Brussels sprouts which we got were salty but another dish that you can try. Ambiance and service is top notch. Live music is a bonus. There are plenty of parking options nearby if you don’t want to valet park.
  26. SH

    SherrylH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for any special occasion!
  27. B

    Brandis

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That spicy chicken sandwich was Amazing!!! We went for Sunday brunch and listened to the jazz band alongside a craft of mimosas and avocado toast. Really nice place!
  28. AS

    AndreaS

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for the jazz brunch. Our reservation was for 10:30. Upon arrival, we learned that the music did not start until 11:30, which was disappointing. Also expected a fabulous view of the city, but it's now surrounded by construction cranes - not their fault.
  29. m

    mca23

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Highly recommend for date night or bigger get togethers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good place with wonderful brunch desert Pecan roll)
  31. HR

    HeidiR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A nice and relaxing atmosphere. We enjoyed their brunch.
  32. SH

    ShanelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The hostess was amazing. Very friendly and helpful a 10 out of 10. Our waitress was a 5 out of 10. The food and drinks were 7 out of 10. We went for brunch; I would possibly try lunch there.
  33. ME

    MattE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall another great experience, a must if visiting Austin. The rotating menu items keep it fresh…if they have beets, get them!
  34. JS

    JulieS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience at Geraldine’s celebrating our daughter’s 30th birthday. We had a group of 6 people and ordered most of the menu. Everything we ate was terrific. The service was attentive, helpful and had great positive energy that enhanced our experience. Live music started at 8 that was also terrific. We would definitely come here again for a special celebration.
  35. R

    Robert

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Worst part of the evening: the live music. It was too loud for a restaurant.
  36. JV

    JaneV

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. We had to seek out our waitress to get the bill. We come to see Kenny Williams play.
  37. H

    Haro

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I really like Geraldine's. Come in to town 1-2x/year for business and have had a meal here with friends regularly. I was disappointed with the service this time. It took over an hour from being seated to getting our food. The food was great. The ambience was great. Service was just slow and our server seemed unconcerned about providing a good experience. Don't know if something was going on. Will be back though! Love the food, the location and the ambience!
  38. JB

    JaneB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Geraldines is a quiet little piece of heaven in Austin.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The meal was fine, but service was pretty slow. Took a long time to get our food, which was decent. The selling point is the cool atmosphere, views, and live music. I recommend just going with the valet parking if you’re planning to drive.
  40. WP

    WoodlandsPair

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Food was great and our server Keith was very knowledgeable, professional and courteous!

FAQs

Geraldine’s is rated 4.6 stars by 1764 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 p.m.


Google Map for Geraldine’s

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Red River

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet is $10 for the first 3 hours. Other parking options at MACC or street parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Schaefer

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 476-4755

  • Private party facilities

    There's no such thing as ordinary in Austin. That's why when you need an extraordinary venue for your next anniversary party, birthday, wedding or company event, you need Geraldine's. Go as intimate or splashy as you want and let us handle the ambiance (fourth-floor city views, anyone?).

  • Private party contact

    Shannon Smith : (512) 476-4755

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