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Jeffrey's Restaurant

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Downtown
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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1204 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703 (12th)
512.477.5584
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A passion for friendship, food and wine fed the genesis of Jeffrey's. It...
A passion for friendship, food and wine fed the genesis of Jeffrey's. It continues to endure today. The restaurant first took shape in 1975 when Jeffrey Weinberger and Ron and Peggy Weiss, friends from student days at the University of Texas, pooled their interests, talents, and enthusiasm with three other pals to open an intimate neighborhood bistro in Austin, such as they had encountered in their travels. They were part of the first wave of new American cuisine, and over the years they made their mark with an original flair that is unmistakably Jeffrey's alone. Chef Deegan McClung is known for accenting regional flavors and ingredients with European recipes and techniques in order to create a unique cosmopolitan style.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Steak in the entire world!

This place is something special. From the driver that will pick you up to the excellent wait staff, it is all top notch. If steak is your game then you cannot go wrong here. I've eaten at "The Best" steakhouse in London, Paris, NYC, Chicago, Colorado, etc, and of course places all over the great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
alr08a
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is something special. From the driver that will pick you up to the excellent wait staff, it is all top notch. If steak is your game then you cannot go wrong here. I've eaten at "The Best" steakhouse in London, Paris, NYC, Chicago, Colorado, etc, and of course places all over the great state of Texas. No other... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food was amazing- no complaints there. The service left a lot to be desired. My husband and I went for our anniversary and our waiter, "McVey" according to our receipt, was very rude. He was sarcastic and unhelpful when we had questions about the menu, and took our plates away before we were finished with them. I can honestly... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was my first visit to Jeffrey ' s Austin, and I can say without a doubt it was awesome from the moment we walked in the door. We did not have a reservation and it was a busy night. No problem, they seated us right away in a table in the side dining room. Cocktails where well chilled and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The menu choices are intriguing and seem to offer unusual flavour combinations. My dining companions were all enthusiastic about their choices (Wreck fish; lamb; and appetizers of fried oysters, soufflé and pate were all very good). My choice of beef bourgignon was slightly disappointing - a chunk of meat in a hot casserole dish with some salady additions that simply... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I booked a table for 4, I then had to cancel with more than 24 hr notice and was still charged $25 per person = $100. No flexibility, no way to treat a customer. Who do they think they are?

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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Jeffrey's is more formal than a typical Austin restaurant but excellent in every way.My wife thought her Caesar salad exceptional and my Vitello tonnato also very good.Crab cakes and grouper also delicious.Menu accommodates vegetarians,good wine list and very professional but not overly stuffy service.Prices on high side but good value given that high standards attained.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a wonderful special occasion restaurant. The kobe beef steaks are fantastic, as is the fois gras and beef tartare. The wines are a little overpriced, but the food is perfect.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Josephine House is the little sister to the much more established Jeffrey's next door. But as we discover on a recent visit for a birthday celebration with friends, there is no shame in being a little sister. The Josephine house is a little more casual then Jeffery's which fits in nicely with the Austin lifestyle and the overall character on... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Lets start with the bad news- it is possible to drop major money at Jeffrey's. if you're wanting a quiet and unhurried meal without the middle class disrupting your vision(except for the special occasion celebrator like me), you're in the right place. The good news is that if you want food you'll be talking about for days, with attentive service... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

In terms of an Austin atmosphere, this isn't hipsters, with short brim hats and such. It's the upscale version of Austin so to speak. It's not full of hipsters, but you will see the hip Austin professional dinning at Jeffrey's or hanging out enjoying cocktails. The staff is professional, and they pay attention to style, manners, and service. It's very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1204 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703
    (12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512.477.5584

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance

Description

A passion for friendship, food and wine fed the genesis of Jeffrey's. It continues to endure today. The restaurant first took shape in 1975 when Jeffrey Weinberger and Ron and Peggy Weiss, friends from student days at the University of Texas, pooled their interests, talents, and enthusiasm with three other pals to open an intimate neighborhood bistro in Austin, such as they had encountered in their travels. They were part of the first wave of new American cuisine, and over the years they made their mark with an original flair that is unmistakably Jeffrey's alone. Chef Deegan McClung is known for accenting regional flavors and ingredients with European recipes and techniques in order to create a unique cosmopolitan style.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?