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Josephine House Dusk - Josephine House, Austin, TX

Josephine House

4.8
4.8
863 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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 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
  • New Year's Eve at Josephine House

    US$175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    For New Year's Eve, we're going full-blown with a very special edition of our signature Steak Frites Dinner featuring a three-course menu with highlights including Lobster "Wedge" Salad, Foie Gras Torchon, choice of three cuts of steak with all the frites, and desserts like Triple Chocolate Crunch Bar. Optional wine pairing available for additional charge.

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What 863 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    American

  • Austin

    American

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  1. b

    barbaraf

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the yummiest food as well as excellent service.
  2. AP

    AnnP

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It took longer than I think is reasonable for a pot of tea to arrive at my table. The server delivered a warm cup first and then, ten minutes later, a pot of tea that quickly cooled and was not refreshed. After that, my order of lox on a potato cake was cool when brought to the table and seemed to be missing some of the ingredients listed on the menu. I was also surprised that the menu was a brunch menu rather than a lunch menu on a Wednesday at 12:30. I appreciate the usual excellent assortment of soups, salads and sandwiches on the lunch menu rather than the protein-heavy selection on the brunch menu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always my go to breakfast place because the food is amazing EVERY SINGLE TIME!! It’s an added bonus that the staff is always so helpful and kind and the space itself is super unique and modern!!
  4. K

    Kenny

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak Frites night was delicious as always!
  5. HK

    HannahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for drinks before a birthday dinner at sister restaurant Jeffrey's down the street. The service was excellent! They treated us to a free glass of champagne with a candle for his birthday, and the two cocktails we shared after were excellently crafted and tasted great. We look forward to coming back for a full dinner soon!
  6. DP

    DaleeP

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place!! Great service. Delicious brunch!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely location for brunch. The lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing! The food and service excellent!
  8. S

    Shelley57

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The menu is incredibly limited. I had a hard time finding something to order and I am an official "foodie." I finally settled on an entree sized chicken salad. When it arrived, the whole salad was a weird shade of green. The Umami dressing was inedible, and in my opinion, so was the whole dish. Our server was very good, no complaints there. I can't understand why it is so hard to get a reservation at this restaurant. Very disappointing.
  9. FM

    FranM

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute place. Am intimate bar in a soothing setting. Brunch was beautiful and fresh and delicious. We are so glad we chose this place. We will definitely be back.
  10. TG

    TeodorG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was amazing! Just need to go for dinner now!
  11. H

    Hobish

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Table was small but served its purpose well. Service was top notch. Our table wobbled a bit but was no big deal; we let them know to fix it. No issue at all. We’ll come back again.
  12. R

    Riley

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and vibes as usual! We celebrated with brunch for our 5 years!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    So cute! Arrived early for dinner, enjoyed pumpkin soup and chia latte while i waited. The vibe and charm of the restaurant is delightful… converted house with rustic accents. Snapper dish was yummy (required lemon) and the chocolate tart was such a unique taste combination. My only *meh* was the service staff… shared my dinner order just before the kitchen opened and it still took the house 40 minutes (1 of 4 patrons in the establishment). The staff was dismissive about the order being forgotten. Felt inattentive and diminished the experience a bit. Overall - yummy time!
  14. h

    heritagemaven

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love brunch at Josephine House - always tasty and substantial, and besides, it's a beautiful place to be, either inside or out...
  15. M

    Morag

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this cute restaurant. I will be back!
  16. GS

    GalenS

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice little spot in a quiet neighborhood. Parking can be tough, and you will likely have to park down the street and walk a short way. Food is excellent, service was attentive albeit a little slow.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and food was delicious!! We will be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing vibes, super cute venue! The food was excellent though I didn’t feel like the cheese board was worth the price. Everything else was absolutely fabulous though!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing!
  20. s

    sumlang

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful 75 degree night on the patio under the soft lights with a good friend and a perfectly cooked steak - what else could you ask for?
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so cute! Parking can be a pain but it is worth it for the experience of dining in such a different space. The service was quick, and the food was delish. We had the Lemon Pancakes and English muffin sandwich plate.
  22. DK

    DianeK

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been wanting to try check this out for awhile. I wish I had come sooner. The food was incredible, my friend said it was one of the best meals she had ever had! We were there on a Sunday night so it was not that busy ( although the patio was full and we would have liked that had we not waited so late to get a reservation!) Very good experience and I will be back for sure!
  23. a

    ambers

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love Josephine Table! I always go when I’m in town . It’s perfect and quaint . Service is always great and the restaurant is beautiful. The apple spice tea, pancakes and salmon are incredible!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside, was very nice
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Miguel
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the most amazingly yummy pumpkin soup. I’ll be thinking about it all weekend!
  27. MM

    MargaretM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Josephine House is always a winner when you want a delicious meal. My friend and I met at 1:30 for a late lunch and were both surprised at how busy and noisy it was inside. Nevertheless, I ordered my usual huevos rancheros with avocado, and my friend had the lox...both perfect! As the crowd cleared, it was easier for us to have a conversation...just note that because this restaurant is in an old house, voices bounce around. Still a favorite.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always amazing!! Terrific service. Excellent food. Warm atmosphere. 10/10
  29. SO

    SeanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josephine House is incredible. Amazing food, drink, and ambiance.
  30. CH

    ClaudiaH

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious soup and lunch overall!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    11/10, great food, great price, wonderful staff. Definitely a worthwhile experience.
  32. JL

    JenniferL

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch outside and it was lovely. The food was delicious - shrimp & Grits and Pancakes were stand out faves. The weather was so nice (a rarity here in Austin!) and the table was perfectly in the sun:) Our server was great and helpful. In the end, we felt we spent quite a bit for brunch - but we really enjoyed it - so I guess that's ok.
  33. RS

    RahkelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Lani as our server (per the receipt) she was incredible! Very kind and patient because it was early for us! She was never push or hovering over us! Loved the food!!! So very delicious and well displayed! Thank you!
  34. A

    Auspilot

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience. Consistent and the perfect vibe for a cool fall evening.
  35. I

    Izzi

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Food. Service. Ambiance. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. So much in fact, that nothing else we ate that weekend at other restaurants even compared or came close to how perfect Josephine House was. We can’t wait to go back.
  36. CP

    CharlesP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful with beautiful and well presented food. I recommend sitting outside as inside can be a bit loud. Will definitely be going there on the regular!
  37. MM

    MargaretM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend and I met here for brunch on a weekday. Reservations are a must and our table was ready for us. We both enjoyed our meals---she had the avocado toast, which was a very generous plate full, and I had the huevos rancheros. Great coffee, too! Parking is difficult. They do own Jeffrey's around the corner, so you can park there as well. A bit noisy for my taste but the food was worth it!
  38. MM

    MichelleM

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere as usual.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service, the food arrived 55 minutes later, clienta almost left! :-(
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here several times and it never disappoints. The pancakes and huevos rancheros are a must!

FAQs

Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 53 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

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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