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Jeffrey's Restaurant

#276 of 2,942 Restaurants in Austin
#300 of 3,235 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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 - 10:30 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: Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 47
    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
Great food, poor service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
CaliGirlinAustin
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Haven't been to Austin in years but I must say...I'm pleasantly surprised to now have so many fabulous restaurants to choose from! Our first stop was Jeffrey's and it was love from the first step into the room. Cozy, low lights, candles, attentive service & a great wine list. The food was equally as impressive. I opted for the crab... More 

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I stopped at Jeffries following a suggestion from our uber driver. I'm so glad we did. We didn't intend to eat but the food looked so good we had to try a couple things. It was excellent! The place was warm and inviting with a cool vibe, at the bar anyway. You bartender/mixologist was Abby. We had... More 

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Weston, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Rave reviews for the entire experience. Chic decor and comfortable but the food is the star. Not just good for Austin. The food would be outstanding even for NYC. A meal to dream about!

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
193 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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: Romantic

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?