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“Amazing pastries”

Jeffrey's Restaurant
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Ranked #141 of 3,738 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
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.
San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Amazing pastries”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

The executive pastry chef concocts amazing desserts. Try the chocolate eye, the opera and any of the assortment of wonderful ice creams. For a short time only as this icon is closing for renovations next month and not reopening for 4-6 months.

Among the fabulous entrees is the duck confit and the prosciutto rubbed rib eye.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Would have liked some more”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

I went to Jeffrey's together with a couple of friends and it was overall a really nice experience; the ambience is nice (especially as a contrast to all the hectic activity of SXSW), the service was impecable and the food was nice and tasty. The only thing I could have wished for would be a bit more of each dish (except the creme brule which was a bit too big and orange-spiked bordering on bitter after my taste).

Overall a very nice experience and I don't have any qualms recommending this restaurant, even if it is a little pricy.

  • Visited March 2012
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Still my favorite Aystin restaurant. Hope the new owner keeps the menu and ambience.”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Had dinner there last night. Wonderful meal and service.

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Austin, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, over priced”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

This is an Austin landmark and a pretty good restaurant. But it is VERY pricey indeed. Pretty good food, but not outstanding.

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Austin Texas
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not An Austin location Should be in Dallas”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Pretentions staff. Over priced. Good food but I would not visit if I were on vacation to the city. Trulucks would be a better bet.

Visited August 2011
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