Justine's Brasserie

Restaurants, French Govalle
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 (Photograph: Courtesy Justine Gilcrease)
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Photograph: Courtesy Justine GilcreaseJustine's Brasserie
 (Photograph: Courtesy Justine Gilcrease)
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Photograph: Courtesy Justine GilcreaseJustine's Brasserie

There is nothing quite like French brasserie Justine’s. It possesses a level of chic so unattainable by most that it almost feels like performance art. Artists, musicians, movers and shakers all flock to Justine’s, where LA, Marfa and Austin influences have melded into a new culture of cool. Let’s start with the wine: the venue’s list is full of picks described with flowery adjectives like “sanguine,” “midnight,” and “electric.” While basking in the crisp, warm sound of actual vinyl playing in the background, order the famous steak frites—a heavily-seasoned, fatty ribeye, topped with herbed butter and served with a mountain of perfect herbed fries. A classic creme brûlée makes for a perfect ending, just make sure to showyou care by allowing your date to break the caramelized sugar.  show you care by allowing your date to break the caramelized sugar.

By: Anastacia Uriegas

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Venue name: Justine's Brasserie
Contact:
Address: 4710 E 5th St
Austin
78702
Cross street: between Springdale Rd and E Cesar Chavez St
Opening hours: Wed–Mon 6pm–2am
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Average User Rating

2.3 / 5

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tastemaker

I truly wish this could be a five star rating. Justine's is such an interesting layout with a cool French vibe. It feels like you could be in three different venues and restaurants before you even set down at a table or a bar stool. I mean it, I wanted to love this place. Here's why I didn't; the staff flat out wasn't very good. We needed to tack on an extra two members of our dinner party and they refused to allow us to book end our additional guests at the table. Instead, they suggested that we awkwardly post them up at a high boy in the bar area a few feet away. In the end we decided to choose the seemingly unlimited options that Austin has to offer. Shame, the food looked superb.

Staff Writer

Gorgeous concept. You might feel that you have turned up at someone's house by mistake, such is the low-key setting. Only to discover you've walked into a beautiful venue which is one part fine dining restaurant and one part Wild West saloon. Sadly the achingly hip interior extended to the waiting staff, at least on the night of my visit. Made to feel like another pesky customer getting in the way...


We’d heard really good things about this place and it was the first time we’d ventured over to the East of Austin.To say we were disappointed is probably an understatement…..what ever happened to Southern hospitality??These guys seem to have a VERY high opinion on themselves, they were unnecessarily rude and unaccommodating at check in and the bar man, well where to start?!He was arrogant and rude and acted as though he had a thousand people screaming at him for drinks, was quite the opposite.The fact that he couldn’t make an Old Fashioned for love nor money only made the situation more ridiculous.We ended up leaving before ordering any food as just wasn’t feeling the vibe there at all and everywhere else in Austin was SO friendly, really disappointing