My husband and I had the opportunity to eat here recently while visiting Austin, Texas.  That was about a month ago and I haven’t been able to get the food out of my head since then.  Walking up to Justine’s you’re not quite sure what to expect.. The neighborhood does seem a bit sketchy in areas. However, Justine’s is nestled away on a nice lot with a large garden patio out front.  As you go inside the restaurant you feel as if you step back in time.  The nostalgic feeling reminded me of a juke joint in the 1940’s. The hostesses were very cute & sweet and promptly seated us at a fabulous table. As I peruse the menu I am infused with the vibe Justine’s is trying to create; a french restaurant that plays old school blues. Great music and atmosphere that I really enjoyed! For my appetizer  I had the lump crab and cucumber salad  that was light and delicious.  The vinaigrette they dressed the salad with was the perfect flavor to compliment the crab.  For my main course I had the pasta.. A simple dish of spaghetti and ragu sauce that was so flavorful I believe its the best I ever had.  The wine pairings the server offered definitely complimented the meal. After that, I was so full that I couldn’t have dessert. Regardless, I definitely plan on going back the next time I’m in Austin.  A very satisfying dining experience!

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 385-2900


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