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Josephine House Dusk - Josephine House, Austin, TX

Josephine House

4.8
4.8
794 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 122 times today

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

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What 794 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Austin

    American

  • Austin

    American

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  1. S

    Sarah

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic and service was really good. Such a cute converted house. World have preferred not to sit by the back door.
  2. ND

    NattyD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good service. The drinks were hit or miss for us. . .too sweet or amazing . . .almost wish they had a drink sampler :) Food was fantastic. Very cute place, cozy and added to a lovely night out. The desserts were also really good, and the waitstaff was well trained and wonderful.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and they did not disappoint. Made a reservation for breakfast and sat outside. Their pastries were so fresh and delicious. Great variety. The table had their avocado toast and lox. Overall, ii was a fantastic dining experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, service was poor. Patio is nice, but some of the tables are practically in the parking lot. So your experience there could be great, but it could also be subpar
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! I highly suggest it!
  6. MS

    MelissaS

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were wonderful. This was our second time to visit Josephine House. Love that place and especially the green juice!!
  7. a

    alex

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great great great!! First time coming here and on my anniversary they added the cherry on top to the start of a perfect day! Everything was so good staff nice and attentive.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as usual! Sitting outside when the weather allows it is wonderful !
  9. L

    Leonardo

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite the difficulties of the day, the staff and the food made my day much better.
  10. LE

    LizE

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very loud, but very yummy! They were very nice about us splitting food and it was all delicious!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The table next to us was full of people literally yelling. It was so noisy that we had to just sit in silence until those creeps left. We would have left, but we were there to celebrate my daughter. Service was sub par, and food and drink ok. Eating outside is a must for this restaurant. Inside is so loud. Last time to come to one of our favorite Austin restaurants.
  12. ML

    MartinL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Too loud. Detracted from the environment. Couldn’t have a nice conversation. Food was enjoyable! But again too noisy!
  13. TO

    TaylorO

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Mondays, I've been coming to Steak night for 7 years. The 3 course dinner with bottomless wine is such a great deal. I love to take advantage of the patio and listen to the dj spin records. You do have to book about 2 months in advance because it's so popular.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, great service
  15. MG

    MeganG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Went for Monday night Steak Frites. The cook on each of our steaks was a bit off (all asked for med rare - 2 were more medium and 2 were more rare). Frites were ok, starters were ok, dessert was ok. Everyone agreed that the value came from the bottomless wine that servers were generous with. Service was great, ambiance was ok with the smell of the wood fire grill cooking the steaks outside, but overall we felt like we were sitting in a parking lot with nice umbrellas. Would go back, but probably not on a Monday night.
  16. BS

    BarbieShannon

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the front porch and felt very special. JH is my favorite go-to with my girlfriends!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food is good, nothing spectacular. A little overpriced for what you get. The restaurant is teeny tiny so it’s mostly outdoor seating - which is fine but if the majority of the restaurant is outdoors, you’d think they’d have fans at minimum. It’s so dang hot? They don’t have any fans or misters for this Texas heat.
  18. DR

    DarR

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such lovely ambiance. Servers are very attentive. Food is always great. Highly recommend for a quality dining experience with family, a friend, or a date.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was sub par, waitstaff was alright
  20. RB

    RickB

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Great food as always and horrible service!
  21. JT

    JaceT

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice "vibe", food and service was very good.
  22. SE

    SueEllen

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love Steak Frites night! Usually we invite another couple, and it is a good meal, and good time, for all!
  23. IR

    ImariR

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our anniversary and enjoyed complimentary champagne when we were seated. My boyfriend got the lemon ricotta pancakes which are a MUST HAVE. The shrimp and grits were unbelievable. Hands down the best grits I’ve had in Austin. Will 100% be back soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very cute place, with a small house vibe. Coastal grandmother vibes for sure. Bread was amazing, I’d go back for the jam alone. The salad was great. The huevos rancheros and the burrata was average. In general, it was a little pricey for what it was. Overall cute brunch spot.
  25. ED

    EricD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the lemon ricotta pancakes so much
  26. TG

    TevahGodfrey

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team at Josephine House was so kind, thoughtful, and thorough in making sure every detail of our anniversary lunch was perfect and so special. They went above and beyond in acknowledging our special occasion, but I heartily believe that even without a special occasion, our visit would have been just as outstanding. Everything we ate was phenomenal and we left so happy.
  27. e

    ethanm

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and fabulous atmosphere. Food and drink was delicious!
  28. CV

    CathyV

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for brunch. Will definitely dine there again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tiny place, but food was delicious!!! Great service⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  30. TI

    TIMandSANDY

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding early dinner before heading to the BassConcert Hall. Fantastic and attentive staff. The limited menu is exceptional!! Enjoyed our date night!!
  31. RH

    RobinH

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I messed up my reservation but they were able to us outside in shade. The covered and a fan made our early brunch pleasant. The food was perfect and the service attentive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little space, amazing food!!
  33. SS

    SaraS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful. Everything we ordered was so delicious!!!!
  34. A

    Ashley

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits were really good and overall it was a great experience. I will definitely be going back.
  35. HV

    HarryV

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Sunday brunch- everything was great. Nice food and drinks but the service was by far the stand out ; the staff was absolutely stellar. They were really lovely people- professional and warm welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Looking forward to going back again soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It honestly looks like something right out of Nantucket— SO CUTE. We sat outside for brunch. The service was excellent and the food was great. We definitely want to come back & try dinner :)
  37. A

    Alex

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a nice business lunch - service was wonderful.
  38. T

    Taylor

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It’s a small house, a little loud inside and a little sweaty, it’s so hot out right now so I imagine it’s hard to keep the inside cool with that many people. Good food, maybe a little overpriced. Cute vibe.
  39. k

    kackykeen

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    OMG, I would eat here every day!! We had 3 brunches and 3 dinners while in Austin for the long weekend and this was our #2 favorite of the weekend. Matties' brunch barely edged out Josephine House, mainly due to Matties' excellent location and outdoor dining. Based on the food alone, it was tied for 1st. You MUST have the ricotta pancakes, they were fantastic and I dream about them!! If you're thinking $20 for pancakes, DON'T, they're that good. There's a stack of 4 and we shared those to start. Then we had the English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich, Huevos Rancheros, and Steak & Eggs. The dishes were done to perfection and delicious. We were there with our fur babies so we dined outside. I would say the only thing they really needed was a better shaded area since one of us had to sit in the sun. In July, that's a little hot, but we managed since the food and service were impeccable. I feel like I would plan a trip to Austin just to go back to Josephine house.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, well informed wait staff. Drink/wine suggestions for meal choices were on point. The Charcuterie board and Burrata Salad were both phenomenal. My wife loved her Snapper main course and my Pork schnitzel was the best I’ve had in 20 years. Very memorable dinner indeed.

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Josephine House is rated 4.8 stars by 794 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 122 times today
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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