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Jeffrey's Restaurant

W Lynn at W 12th, Austin, TX 78703 (Downtown)
(512) 477-5584
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Ranked #426 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 12th
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.
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English first
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I ventured to Jeffrey's after finding Uchiko had a 45 minute wait at 5:30 on a MONDAY! Good thing we did. The bar was empty! Great music on, great table, great service and it was HAPPY HOUR all night. Small discount on the drinks, but all the bar food was ½ off!! And.. you can order from... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food and service were excellent. The steak I had was absolutely magnificent. The wine list is very expensive and overall the entire meal cost a small fortune. Three of us paid $420 with only one bottle of wine. OK if you're on a corporate expense account or for a special occasion once every blue moon.

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Acton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My friend, Marianne, and I sat at the bar and were waited on by two people. A guy, whose name I did not get, who was superb, and a woman, Abby, who may have been the best bartender/person I've had the pleasure of meeting. She took care of both of us as if we were her kids. We're old enough... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Tennis/country club, goes moderne here, with no pretention. In a residential area named Clarksville, in Austin, lies an institution of excellent food, wine and service. Pink tennis outfitted valets greet you to park your car, how lovely! A fabulous bar for a classic martini and other cocktails if your on a first date, by the way. But let's get to... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I really cannot say enough positive things about this place. We've been here several times now, and the experience is always exceptional. I'm a stickler for atmosphere and service (at high end places), and I have to say the atmosphere here is simultaneously swanky and sexy, while still managing a low key, welcoming vibe. That's tough to pull off! And... More

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Italy
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285 reviews 285 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Jeffrey's has been a longtime favorite for Austinites for special occasions and making memories. We were looking forward to seeing the new menu and trying the "new" Jeffrey's. First of all, the seating is not great. This is supposedly fine dining and it felt more like a train car. Our table backed up to a half wall with the hostess... More

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Michigan, usa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Outstanding high-end food and drink. I had steak, and my wife had fish and they were both unique and delicious.

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Having visited Jeffreys for many years, I was anxious to see what their new menu and restaurant had become since changing owners. It has always been a pricey restaurant but it is now over the top but without the ourstanding food to go with the prices. Ordered their veal chops that were breaded and pan fried. These came out with... More

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Pink shirted, khaki shorts on the valets should have clued us in to the East Coast Cape Cod atmosphere of Jeffrey's. Everyone seemed to be part of our party as they asked how "we" were and what "we"would like to eat and drink. Not at all bothersome and not a good clue about the high quality and inventiveness of... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

As an Austin tourist, looking for great experiences with a great attitude, this was a waste. I live in Manhattan, am a regular at Nobu, love to go out to nice places to eat and drink. Also - I'm unpretentious, and though I have good taste, I would never pay $22 dollars for ONE glass of house wine in New... More

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