Everything was awesome. MyEverything was awesome. My friend and I were in town for a conference and we were made to feel welcome and special.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA truly enjoyable dining experienceMy partner and I are always trying new restaurants and we picked Cafe Josie after reading the reviews and perusing the menu. We were pleased with every aspect of our choice. Each of the items we had was memorable and delicious. Unfortunately for the restaurant it was almost deserted early on a Monday night but it was our boon. Our server was very attentive and helpful with the menu. She steered me towards the Red Snapper and it was superbly cooked. My partner had the Waygu beef and was amazed at the depth of flavor. P.S. If you like Caesar salad then do yourself a favor and order this one!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIntimate diningCafe Josie was a fun experiene. The food was great, ambience intimate, good wine list and good service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for special occasionsWhether it is an anniversary, birthday, or just to get some great food, you need to check out Cafe Josie. My wife and I have been there on a number of occasions and Cafe Josie is never a let down!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFoie Gras for Dessert? Yes Please!We heard the menu was recently updated, so we had to check it out! We enjoyed the cheese plate (highly recommended!!) as well as the masa cauliflower, which was perfectly seasoned. We then moved on to entrees - Balsamic Marinated Goat Ribs - Tender, falling off the bone; and the Seared Sea Scallops, perfectly cooked with hints of orange and really fresh parsley. after the entrees, a nice refreshing tomato salad, which was sweet, with just the right balance of vinegar. Finally, a foie gras creme, with slightly macerated strawberries to complete. It was an amazingly rich treat to cap off a perfect meal. Good selection for Wine/Beer; Service is excellent, well timed; the restaurant is clean, with crisp linens and natural light.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAustin gemThe redfish was fantastic, definitely would go again.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood with some caveats.Our first visit to the revamped location. With the exception that the wine we had chosen was not available everything else met our expectations. The goat ribs were outstanding however the Caesar salad had too much of a smoky taste for my liking. We'll be back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceCafe Jose has always been good but they have recently upped their game. The new(ish) menu is wonderful. Everyone at our table ordered something different and we all kept talking about how good the meal was hours after we were done.
Staff at other restaurants need to come to Cafe Jose for training. Somehow our waiter was always there when needed, or when a glass was almost empty, but he never hovered or intruded on our conversation.
Cafe Jose harkens back to what fine dining in old Austin was like; nothing over the top or pretentious, simply exceptional food and service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Cafe Josie but I'll be back. Loved the quiet ambiance, where I didn't have to raise my voice to be heard. After so many restaurants that serve miniscule portions, I was grateful for the large portions at Cafe Jose, even for the small plate dishes. The food was excellent; I sent my compliments to the chef via our attentive waiter. It reminded me of a favorite restaurant in Paris.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant withWonderful restaurant with fabulous food. Loved the carrot soup and the braised goat ribs. Service was outstanding!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful. We wentAbsolutely wonderful. We went during Austin restaurant week. The wine parings they selected were brilliant. The food was outstanding and waiter was attentive. I wanted to eat a quart of the brown butter ice cream and pear dessert. One of our favorite meals ever!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTimIndoors would have been a bit too noisy for me, albeit not that bad. We sat outdoors and it was quiet and a wonderful evening to be out. The ambiance on the patio was a little bit pedestrian (small wooden tables without table cloth), but still nicer than you might expect at a "cafe".The food was very good (I had the scallops). My wife's veggie platter was more average. The wine list is very good at reasonable prices.The service was outstanding.All-in-all a wonderful evening.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing flavor combinationsThe food at Cafe Josie is amazing! This gem is tucked behind Clark's Oyster Var on 6th street, and that helps keep the noise level down. The wait staff was excellent. We sat on the outdoor patio which was very nice. The pepita redfish was to die for. And the roasted pork shoulder was like gourmet comfort food on steroids. We will definitely go back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had not been to Cafe JosieWe had not been to Cafe Josie in a while and we were thrilled to have found it again. One of the best restaurants in Austin. And the wait staff were excellent. Highly recommend.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEven tho' Cafe Josie has beenEven tho' Cafe Josie has been sold, it still is a wonderful place with wonderful food. .3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM