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Jeffrey’s

Photograph by Jody Horton

“McGuire Moorman-ed” might as well be a verb in the Capital City, conveying the process by which all the details of a restaurant add up. At Jeffrey’s, Austin’s grand dame of special-occasion dining, the valets hand you a brass number rather than a ratty paper ticket; the host knows to congratulate you on your company’s going public. But if all of that seems like ruffles on a bedsheet, have the martini cart pull over for a solid no-nonsense cocktail. It also helps if you shovel a crispy squash blossom into your mouth, a sublime substitute for a potato chip, topped with a light lobster salad. As it’s just a bite, you can still have a verdant green pea–filled tortellini or a creamy slice of hamachi served crudo style. Going headfirst into the seafood risotto, you’ll find the shellfish-studded rice stretched across a plate, the marine notes just right. And the pure simplicity of the Niman Ranch ribeye—unadorned except for a magical finish of sea salt—reminds you that the McGuire Moorman folks know what is essential.  

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1204 West Lynn, Austin, TX, 78703

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 512-477-5584

Website: www.jeffreysofaustin.com

Last updated: July 30, 2017