• Room With a View: The Apartment Above Jeffrey's

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Austin’s newest private dining space offers views of historic Clarksville neighborhood.

A private dining area called The Apartment, has been added to Jeffrey’s in Austin. Jeffrey’s is a full-service restaurant with several dining rooms and a bar that seats 80 total guests. The newly added space, which can accommodate 20 seated guests or 30 standing, offers a choice of family style menus featuring dry-aged prime beef and American classics and has its own personal bartender.

Partners Ron and Peggy Weiss and Jeff Weinberger opened Jeffrey’s in 1975 to bring a simple café to the quiet, historic Clarksville neighborhood in Austin. 

Reimagined and completely renovated in 2012 by Austin chef Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman and their team, the restaurant is now owned by McGuire Moorman Hospitality, which upholds the restaurant’s legacy of simply prepared seasonal cooking and delicious wines —all with friendly, professional service. Groups love the crispy fried Gulf oysters, Niman Ranch center-cut tenderloin filet and baked Alaska.  

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.