Josephine House

Our inaugural visit to Larry McGuire’s Clarksville cottage was quite nearly foiled, for we, alas, had not made reservations for lunch. On a Saturday. At 2 p.m. In Austin. Nevertheless, we managed to secure spots at the tiny marble bar, welcomed by an enthusiastic server who steered us to California cuisine–style dishes like crispy-skinned grouper with a colorful medley of romanesco and diced beets and fat, hand-cut noodles bathed in a wild mushroom ragù and Parmesan. A meal here is exceedingly pleasant (one imperious welcome notwithstanding), like lunch in a sunny farmhouse, albeit one with marble counters and servers in starched whites and a slew of excellent cocktails, which are served, blessedly, all afternoon. 


City: Austin


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$-$$$


Address: 1204 West Lynn, Austin, TX, 78703

Hours: B 7 days. L Mon–Fri. D Tue–Sat.

Phone: 512-477-5584


Last updated: April 3, 2013