Jeffrey's & Josephine

"It’s the little things that define a great restaurant. Monogrammed cocktail napkins. Warm bread and soft butter. A hostess’s simple “Good night,” as a guest exits. Thanks to 31-year-old Austin empire-builder Larry McGuire, there are few places that nail those details better than his reinvigoration of local institution Jeffrey’s and its sister spot, Josephine House. In an era of restaurants known for an off-the-cuff approach, these destinations are sophisticated fine-dining throwbacks where the flower arrangements matter, the comfort of the chairs matters, and, refreshingly, the customer matters." -Andrew Knowlton Bon Appétit