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Justine's Brasserie

French Restaurant$$$$
96 Tips and reviews
  • French food
  • wine
  • romantic
  • steak tartare
  • cocktails
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  • Sean B.
    Sean BrutonNovember 11
    Been here 5+ times
    Always Escargot!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksMarch 14
    " When you want to feel that you are out and about and in the middle of all the action, go to Justine's for the steak tartare, martinis, and good feels." - Chekmark Eats Read more
  • Marcia H.
    Marcia HusbyJanuary 6
    The duck was fantastic.
  • Luke
    LukeDecember 23, 2016
    Bustling bistro by way of the LES meets ATX cool kids backyard hangout. Order a sidecar
  • rushay b.
    rushay booysenJuly 16, 2016
    Great atmosphere and amazing food
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PeisselFebruary 14, 2016
    Escargot is a must. Soak up the extra sauce with the French bread. If you have to wait, try out the covered oyster and wine bar. Knowledgeable and passionate staff. Wonderful experience!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HematiFebruary 5, 2016
  • Justin R.
    Justin ReynaOctober 2, 2015
    Definitely a great date spot.
  • Justin R.
    Justin ReynaOctober 2, 2015
    The pork chop was life changing.
  • Margie M.
    Margie MateoSeptember 14, 2015
    Ambiance is great!
  • Vonia
    VoniaJuly 13, 2015
    Great ambience, open late, specials on the chalkboard....
  • Bryant L.
    Bryant LukMay 31, 2015
    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.
  • Liz M.
    Liz MoffatMay 5, 2015
    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! ?)
  • Jim T.
    Jim TaylorMarch 16, 2015
    One of Austin's top spots. Amazing French foods and the odd live performance :) Found it here:
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SchaeferMarch 8, 2015
    Tent and bar built for New Years Eve still up. I think it should stay.
  • Avery E.
    Avery EpsteinFebruary 19, 2015
    euro french late night fancy eats
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BeezFebruary 5, 2015
    I've had the steak and fries so many times, but it never gets old.
  • Brenn S.
    Brenn S.January 2, 2015
    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.
  • Skyler T.
    Skyler ThomasNovember 16, 2014
    Come early or late Fri and Sat. Beautiful venue and intimate atmosphere. Insanely good service and a foodies Bistro
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WalsworthOctober 4, 2014
    Scallops and Terrible Infant cocktail. Do it!! My fav spot on the eastside!
  • Emily C.
    Emily CharltonSeptember 5, 2014
    A perfect spot for an intimate dinner. Some of the best French food in Austin, hands down.
  • Justin H.
    Justin HendersonAugust 26, 2014
    The scallops are delicious
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    David Bull, chef of Bar Congress, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Buf bourguignon. Read more
  • Dory  L.
    Dory Little August 16, 2014
    Great vibe! Chill crowd and great food. Good wine list too!
  • Park S.
    Park SilkensonAugust 12, 2014
    The scallops are AWESOME!
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 10, 2014
    Steak frites, charcuterie, any of their house cocktails, pork chops... These are some of my favorite foods in Austin.
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle ContinoJuly 14, 2014
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 2, 2014
    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
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MarinApril 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Unique, East side hipster'ish hangout. Amazing food and drinks, lovely atmosphere and ambiance.
  • Claire R.
    Claire RuwweFebruary 7, 2014
    Great atmosphere! The escargot is amazing.
  • Jean N.
    Jean NicolasJanuary 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All I'm going to say: c繫te de porc.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    Try the escargot and the pork chops. A change of pace and great place to try with friends or the visiting family.
  • Nom Nom PR
    Nom Nom PRSeptember 16, 2013
    Incredible atmosphere, great cocktails, delicious French food and vinyl records get spun behind the bar. Hands down, the coolest restaurant / bar in Austin.
  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GuerreroSeptember 8, 2013
    Try the Poached Pear with Wine Gels & Caramel Cocoa Sherbet - #Scrumptious combination! Perfectly poached pear & sherbet isn't too #sweet, unlike the wine gels.
  • Glenda M.
    Glenda McKinneyAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Enfante, Sidecar, French 76
  • Dallas D.
    Dallas DiazAugust 7, 2013
    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
  • Nom Nom PR
    Nom Nom PRJune 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best damn cool restaurant / cocktail bar in Austin - period.
  • Brandi L.
    Brandi LyonsJune 12, 2013
    Honestly this is probably my all time favorite restaurant. I love their St. Jardine and the escargot is delicious. Even the burger is fantastic.
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GonzalesJune 12, 2013
    SideCar, please.
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JimenezJune 2, 2013
    Fear not if you're a vegetarian. Their ratatouille is to die for. The entre矇 size is more than enough to fill your belly. Onion soup was also amazing.
  • Sung C.
    Sung CApril 25, 2013
    Food is good but you go for the ambiance. Sit outside, drink some wine and play petanque
  • Alex L.
    Alex LepoutreApril 10, 2013
    Best steak tartare I've had.
  • April B.
    April BennettApril 6, 2013
    Need a cocktail? Order the I'Enfant Terrible. Don't let the name fool you - it's terrific!
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SweetsMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Bone marrow and brioche... Who could ask for anything more?
  • 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
  • Zaid A.
    Zaid AFebruary 26, 2013
    Escargot was not that great. A little too "earthy" and oddly crunchy
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 15, 2013
    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
  • Ren-Yi L.
    Ren-Yi LoFebruary 5, 2013
    Had the steak tartare and the crab salad; both delicious choices and portion sizes are reasonable! Love love love the atmosphere too!
  • Lucky M.
    Lucky MonkeyfishFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Forget the dessert, save room for the *amazing* coffee!!!!
  • Lucky M.
    Lucky MonkeyfishJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great drinks, atmosphere, music. order a coffee, NOT dessert.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the pork chop here. But the desserts continually disappoint.
  • Zac S.
    Zac SniderJanuary 2, 2013
    Awesome French restaurant on the east side. A bit romantic.
  • Adam L.
    Adam LoudermilkNovember 8, 2012
    Kitchen open till 1:30am
  • Angela W.
    Angela WangelaOctober 30, 2012
    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!
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CrowellSeptember 15, 2012
    My favorite place!
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SchaeferAugust 13, 2012
    French 75's are a must have. Love the Euro vibe.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJune 12, 2012
    You'll need a reservation if your party is 6 or over. Or you can act like my group of friends and just crowd the bar.
  • rachel s.
    rachel sJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    the bartender djs vinyl behind the bar & it's always great!
  • Folami S.
    Folami SmallMay 22, 2012
    To the jackass that wrote about 'Jaded New Yorkers'... WRONG! JUSTINE'S Is INCREDIBLE! Oh, and good luck trying to throw a stone in NYC... (dummy!)
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YouensMay 7, 2012
    Stay for a game of bocce, the court is almost always empty
  • Nom Nom PR
    Nom Nom PRMay 3, 2012
    Killer atmosphere (the bartenders play vinyl records!) and killer cocktails. Mosey up to the bar for the best service!
  • Carlos V.
    Carlos VillaviejaApril 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak tartar im-presionante in two words
  • Tonic Music
    Tonic MusicMarch 20, 2012
    Pretty far on East Side, but worth it. Make a great Old Fashioned and spin only vinyl - very cool.
  • John B.
    John BartolMarch 19, 2012
    This out of the way joint us awesome. Cheese plate was delicious! And the duck was great.
  • Yinon
    YinonJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Go for the wine, but avoid the cocktails. Shaken Sazaracs and Sidecars with lime juice have no place on a cocktail menu. The $5 house red is a great choice.
  • Rebecca N.
    Rebecca NilesJanuary 5, 2012
    Waited so long for our check that we seriously contemplated walking out on this meh food.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LNovember 11, 2011
    Try the French Onion Soup - Amazing with the artichoke!!!
  • Richard R.
    Richard ReedNovember 4, 2011
    Try the escargot
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 4, 2011
    This tucked-away East side bistro is well worth the trip for its romantic outdoor space, well-executed classic French cuisine, & reasonably-priced wine list. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Beniamino
    BeniaminoAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Perhaps, this is the best restaurant in Austin! :-)
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica R.August 4, 2011
    Don't miss the espresso martini...incredible.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 12, 2011
    We know, we know, you'll never eat snails, but the sauce on the escargos is so outstanding that you'll forget you're eating a mollusk with only one foot.
  • Andrea
    AndreaMay 19, 2011
    My fav place to chill out with friends. 10 points to the Royal with Cheese along with the L'enfant terrible. Can't ask for a more perfect combo
  • Kathryn J.
    Kathryn JohnsonMay 15, 2011
    ...Atmosphere was really nice and the service was great!
  • Kathryn J.
    Kathryn JohnsonMay 15, 2011
    Escargot and muscles were amazing with a bottle of the house red. I've never had a soup here that I didn't like. Atmospher
  • Stacie B.
    Stacie BrunnerMarch 27, 2011
    not the only French place in austin (response to previous tip..) ... only know this because I was just corrected after telling a few ppl. just saying.
  • Rune S.
    Rune SovndahlMarch 16, 2011
    Real vinyl blues ;) lovely place
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMarch 10, 2011
    Special: dumplings made out of tilapia and other assorted goodness in a creamy tomato sauce w/ crawfish.
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMarch 10, 2011
    Get the escargot. Perfectly cooked, superb garlic oil.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MoserFebruary 17, 2011
    Steak tartar amazing. Pork chops awesome. Snapper to die for. Escargot is legit.
    Chefs.comFebruary 4, 2011
    Try the Escargots la Bourguignonne!
  • Peter Y.
    Peter Yesawich Jr.January 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite in Austin. Hands down.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 7, 2011
    Try the Striped Bass with Greenbeans
  • Monica B.
    Monica BurkNovember 22, 2010
    No 2 hour wait if you go on Sunday!
  • Elexia L.
    Elexia LoweNovember 21, 2010
    Just decadent. Steak tartare. Escargot. Really good fries. fizzy drinks. cinnamon sorbet. !!!!!!
  • Anna H.
    Anna HanksNovember 8, 2010
  • Lydia M.
    Lydia Michelson-MaverickOctober 17, 2010
    The French onion soup was amazing!
  • Nathalie D.
    Nathalie DarilekMay 30, 2010
    come prepared with a book, earplugs, a flyswatter, and personal fan
  • rob z.
    rob zandMay 27, 2010
    the jaded new yorkers can throw a stone from any neighborhood and hit 5 restaurants better than this.
  • Amber Q.
    Amber QuistMarch 15, 2010
    Great french food!
  • Lara W.
    Lara WeberFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Duck is fantastic!
  • John S.
    John SpillyardsFebruary 14, 2010
    Have the duck with a bottle of the house red. It will take you straight to Paris...without the language barrier.
  • Lonnie L.
    Lonnie LimonNovember 24, 2009
    have the house red wine...corbieres. great!
  • Michael O.
    Michael OsborneNovember 14, 2009
    only French place in Austin
  • Michael O.
    Michael OsborneNovember 14, 2009
    Go to Justine's Brasserie and
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrignoleSeptember 26, 2009
    Cool as shit!!!
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