Justine's Brasserie

French Restaurant · Govalle
4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Sun
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Kathryn J.
    "Escargot and muscles were amazing with a bottle of the house red."(11 Tips)
    Logan F.
    "The steak tartare is amazing."(7 Tips)
    John S.
    "Have the duck with a bottle of the house red."(4 Tips)
    "Shaken Sazaracs and Sidecars"(3 Tips)
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  • French food
  • escargot
  • wine
  • steak tartare
  • cocktails
  • romantic
  • pork chops
  • scallops
  • intimate
  • sidecar
  • cozy
  • good for a late night
  • French onion soup
  • french fries
  • outdoor seating
  • espresso martini
  • trendy
  • ratatouille
  • dimly-lit
  • bistros
  • Justin R.

    Definitely a great date spot.

    Justin Reyna · October 2
  • Justin R.

    The pork chop was life changing.

    Justin Reyna · October 2
  • Margie M.

    Ambiance is great!

    Margie Mateo · September 14
  • VIP

    Great ambience, open late, specials on the chalkboard....

    VIP · July 13
  • Bryant L.

    The Steak and Fries is great if you aren't too adventurous. Mussels are also popular. Daily specials are on the chalkboard. Fairly small and cozy with an indoor and covered outdoor area.

    Bryant Luk · May 31
  • Liz M.

    The steak tartare was full of flavor (don't get if you're on a date/tryna make out! Lots of garlic = delish!) And the scallops were cooked perfectly! Perfect texture (only three tho! ?)

    Liz Moffat · May 5
  • Jim T.

    One of Austin's top spots. Amazing French foods and the odd live performance :) Found it here: http://supper.mx/places/justines-brasserie-austin/

    Jim Taylor · March 16
  • Victoria S.

    Tent and bar built for New Years Eve still up. I think it should stay.

  • Avery E.

    euro french late night fancy eats

    Avery Epstein · February 19
  • Ryan B.

    I've had the steak and fries so many times, but it never gets old.

    Ryan Booth · February 5
  • Brenn S.

    Be ready to wait at least an hr, even during the wk. Great wine selection n top shelf cocktails. Their scallops are amazing, the fig cake a la mode is good. Great spot for a date.

    Brenn S. · January 2
  • Skyler T.

    Come early or late Fri and Sat. Beautiful venue and intimate atmosphere. Insanely good service and a foodies Bistro

    Skyler Thomas · November 16, 2014
  • Amanda W.

    Scallops and Terrible Infant cocktail. Do it!! My fav spot on the eastside!

    Amanda Walsworth · October 4, 2014
  • Emily C.

    A perfect spot for an intimate dinner. Some of the best French food in Austin, hands down.

    Emily Charlton · September 5, 2014
  • Justin H.

    The scallops are delicious

    Justin Henderson · August 26, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    David Bull, chef of Bar Congress, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Bœuf bourguignon. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Dory L.

    Great vibe! Chill crowd and great food. Good wine list too!

    Dory Little · August 16, 2014
  • Park S.

    The scallops are AWESOME!

    Park Silkenson · August 12, 2014
  • Brook S.

    Steak frites, charcuterie, any of their house cocktails, pork chops... These are some of my favorite foods in Austin.

    Brook Shelley · August 10, 2014
  • Kyle C.

    Pretty overrated. This french is nothing special, the interior space is tiny, beer, cocktail and menu selections are very limited, parking and seating nonexistant on a busy night.

    Kyle Contino · July 14, 2014
  • Eater

    Their buzzy, magical atmosphere and reasonably-priced wine list means this tucked-away gem is perfect for a long, lingering meal. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · July 2, 2014
  • Carlos M.

    Unique, East side hipster'ish hangout. Amazing food and drinks, lovely atmosphere and ambiance.

    Carlos Marin · April 3, 2014
  • Claire R.

    Great atmosphere! The escargot is amazing.

    Claire Ruwwe · February 7, 2014
  • Jean N.

    All I'm going to say: côte de porc.

    Jean Nicolas · January 21, 2014
  • Social News Network

    Try the escargot and the pork chops. A change of pace and great place to try with friends or the visiting family.

    Social News Network · December 4, 2013
  • Nom Nom PR

    Incredible atmosphere, great cocktails, delicious French food and vinyl records get spun behind the bar. Hands down, the coolest restaurant / bar in Austin.

    Nom Nom PR · September 16, 2013
  • Ricardo G.

    Try the Poached Pear with Wine Gels & Caramel Cocoa Sherbet - #Scrumptious combination! Perfectly poached pear & sherbet isn't too #sweet, unlike the wine gels.

    Ricardo Guerrero · September 8, 2013
  • Glenda M.

    Enfante, Sidecar, French 76

    Glenda McKinney · August 19, 2013
  • Dallas D.

    the pork chops are GREAT!The man who seated us was god-awful. I think his name was Justin. He had the audacity to ask if the restaurant was out of my budget, judgemental prick! good food though

    Dallas Diaz · August 7, 2013
  • Nom Nom PR

    Best damn cool restaurant / cocktail bar in Austin - period.

    Nom Nom PR · June 27, 2013
  • Brandi L.

    Honestly this is probably my all time favorite restaurant. I love their St. Jardine and the escargot is delicious. Even the burger is fantastic.

    Brandi Lyons · June 12, 2013
  • Taylor G.

    SideCar, please.

    Taylor Gonzales · June 12, 2013
  • Samantha J.

    Fear not if you're a vegetarian. Their ratatouille is to die for. The entreé size is more than enough to fill your belly. Onion soup was also amazing.

    Samantha Jimenez · June 2, 2013
  • Chad M.

    A fantastic burger eaten outside under string lights with a warm spring breeze blowing through.

    Chad Mazzola · May 11, 2013
  • Sung C.

    Food is good but you go for the ambiance. Sit outside, drink some wine and play petanque

    Sung C · April 25, 2013
  • Alex L.

    Best steak tartare I've had.

    Alex Lepoutre · April 10, 2013
  • April B.

    Need a cocktail? Order the I'Enfant Terrible. Don't let the name fool you - it's terrific!

    April Bennett · April 6, 2013
  • Hannah S.

    Bone marrow and brioche... Who could ask for anything more?

    Hannah Sweets · March 23, 2013
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Reader tip: Head to Justine's Brasserie for incredible food/ambience and to catch your fave artists on their dinner breaks Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · March 1, 2013
  • Zaid A.

    Escargot was not that great. A little too "earthy" and oddly crunchy

    Zaid A · February 26, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    This no-frills brasserie perched in a remodeled 1930s bungalow serves authentic Gallic comfort food and (more importantly?) people-gawking until the early-morning hours. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · February 15, 2013
  • Ren-Yi L.

    Had the steak tartare and the crab salad; both delicious choices and portion sizes are reasonable! Love love love the atmosphere too!

    Ren-Yi Lo · February 5, 2013
  • Lucky M.

    Forget the dessert, save room for the *amazing* coffee!!!!

    Lucky Monkeyfish · February 2, 2013
  • Lucky M.

    Great drinks, atmosphere, music. order a coffee, NOT dessert.

    Lucky Monkeyfish · January 22, 2013
  • Chad B.

    Love the pork chop here. But the desserts continually disappoint.

    Chad B · January 22, 2013
  • Zac S.

    Awesome French restaurant on the east side. A bit romantic.

    Zac Snider · January 2, 2013
  • Adam L.

    Kitchen open till 1:30am

    Adam Loudermilk · November 8, 2012
  • Angela W.

    The classic French dishes are spot on, and the acoustics cause everyone to lean together and speak conspiratorially. But the ultimate treat is the live music!

    Angela Wangela · October 30, 2012
  • Melissa C.

    My favorite place!

    Melissa Crowell · September 15, 2012
  • Victoria S.

    French 75's are a must have. Love the Euro vibe.

    Victoria Schaefer · August 13, 2012

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