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Josephine House Dusk - Josephine House, Austin, TX

Josephine House

4.8
4.8
1136 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.




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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 477-5584
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    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
    Steak Night at Josephine House photo

What 1,136 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 brunch

  • Austin

    American

  • Austin

    Great for brunch

  • Austin

    American

1,136 Reviews
  1. DaveS

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere. Pleasant staff, I'll be going back again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience. The food was delicious, drinks great, good variety of food options of the menu. Our serve Christie was the best. Highly recommend.

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  3. localprofessional

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy, quaint and quality meal. Salmon on crispy crusty golden hash brown and just the perfect tang of lemon and capers! Yum! The lemon ricotta pancakes were airy, and delightfully creamy at once! We will see you next time!

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  4. TarynS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful but please provide WiFi! Unique menu & trendy crowd!

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  5. IngridH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, as usual. The cauliflower soup was delicious and iced tea was perfect.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always great. Nice neighborhood gem.

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  7. coachp

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A little crowded and loud. Very slow service and ran out of what I wanted by the time I got there.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the Steak Frites, red snapper and burger. The red snapper is a must. Great service and friendly staff

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A little tight inside, food was really good though. Very fresh and worth every penny.

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  10. SusanR

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adorable little place- perfect for a special ladies lunch. I took my Mom & daughter for a birthday! Food delicious & service good. Made it special by serving a scoop of homemade icecream- complimentary. Parking a bit of a challenge-

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  11. Chris

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful choice for Valentine's Day - or any other special evening with a special person. The parking was a challenge, though there really is no place for a parking lot, so not their fault. But the food, the atmosphere, the service, and wine list make up for that. We had a very romantic Valentine's dinner and it was exceptional. I strongly recommend.

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  12. StevenV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!! We really enjoyed dining here.

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  13. YenlikT

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was disaster. I had steak - it was dry, name potatoes were impossible to eat - because they were too salty. Waiter assumed very sexiest thing putting the rice bowl in front of me and steak to my husband, when it was vice Versa.

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  14. TeriE

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful charming brunch spot. One of our favorites in Austin. Consistently excellent food & service.

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  15. AprilP

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem. I wish I could make a clone of this place and put it at the corner down the street from me. The food was wonderful, the decor is charming, the service was great. The only thing that needs improvement is parking, but I'm sure their hands are tied based on the location in Clarksville. I hope to be able to say that we'll be back frequently. We went after seeing a play at Bass Concert Hall. Maybe it will become our post-theater tradition. Well done, Josephine House!

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  16. vivh

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I love the food at Josephine's house and I was very excited to finally got a indoor reservation this time. However, when I arrived, the host still sat us outside. We did not dress appropriately because we thought we would have indoor seating (which is what my reservation is). They were able to change the seats for us after we complained to them but it wasn't after about 20 minutes.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food took way too long. Way overpriced for what you get

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  18. Chaz

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A memorable meal -beautiful atmosphere, execellent service and spectacular food !!! 10 stars🤩

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  19. JimenaR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved Josephines house. It is such a cute spot, perfect for special occasions or just to catch up with friends. Spent my bday here and would def come back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was magic. So special. Thank you for all your connection !

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  21. eab7

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience and delicious food at the right price. Service was a bit slow (I think they were understaffed) and they forgot a drink, but just something to keep in mind for planning your evening logistics. We'll definitely be back!

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  22. TIMandSANDY

    Houston

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the casual and cozy atmosphere of Josephine House. About the only time we plan far enough in advance is for an early dinner which we had after the Austin Opera yesterday. Food was again wonderful!! Love the cocktails, wine selections and limited but amazing food options!!!

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  23. Ally

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting Josephine House is always such a treat :)

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  24. AntonioM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was excellent, just hope they can bring some light yo the tables. We can read the menu it is too dark.

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  25. SylviaC

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are outside, ordering the cheese plate, cauliflower soup, and red snapper dinners. Everything was lovely. Sitting outside on a mildly cool night is a treat. The wait staff was lovely.

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  26. AllyV

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    parking was really tough! But it was well worth it !

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  27. TapasLover

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table was outside and it was very cold, but they had heaters and blankets for us :)

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. Ambience was awesome. We went to celebrate a 21st birthday, everything tasted extremely fresh and full of flavor. Couldn’t have been more speechless!

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  29. AlexisF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had 11:30am reservations for 3 people with a baby, they sat us outside and we ordered very minimum but it took over an hour and a half for us to get our items and over an hour to get mimosas. We even ordered scones to come out first and when our food came and we asked about the scone we never got they said they just sold out. No one ever checked on us, no one apologized or provided an explanation because it was not busy. The table next to us even felt back they came after us and got their food first. Once we finished eating we were told we had to leave because the next reservation was here. If our food was on time we would have been gone earlier and they never asked the table next to us to leave. Really bad experience, I’m sure it was an off day for the day so I understand things happen but an apology at least would have gone a long way.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! So delicious!! Always a wonderful time! Katie was great!

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  31. PaulQ

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. We went here for brunch during our four day visit to Austin and it was spectacular. Portions were perfect. The hot toddy was what we needed on a cold January day. Order the shrimp and grits with a side of toast and you won't go wrong.

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  32. MichaelA

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cosy atmosphere, great food and ambiance. It was a very good experience for a small group experience (6 ppl).

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cutest little spot. Nice people. Tasty, unique food dishes. Parking can be a challenge, but it’s WORTH IT!🤗

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  34. ShayemK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for small groups of people to chat! The food and drinks are a little pricey but very yummy.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was very slow, took 40 mins for mains to come out after appetizers. Then steak was cold. New steak was just ok. Food is hit or miss here, but the service is the real reason why I would not recommend the visit. I expect consistently good food and service at the prices they charge, but you just won’t get it here.

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  36. Goofeylover

    Central Texas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Good food good atmosphere, yet very pricey.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overrated and overpriced, could have prepared better food myself. The location is nice and the outdoor seating is inviting, but suffering from poor service and disappointing quality.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful time here on Christmas Eve. Perfect place to dine that night.

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  39. MarcC

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot in Clarksville! Love the food and atmosphere!

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  40. Soodle

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is really a charming breakfast spot. Cozy, great coffee and a fun selection of breakfast items—delicious!

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FAQs

Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 1136 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.


Booked 78 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
  • Neighbourhood
    Central Austin
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
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