Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Josephine’s Bistro and Bar

  • Online Reservations

Josephine’s Bistro and Bar
Josephine’s Bistro and Bar

Josephine’s Bistro and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.josephinesbistro.com
  • Phone: (336) 285-6590
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar 5 pm - until Monday Thru Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef/Partner Chris Blackburn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater on and offsite....weddings, engagement parties, furniture market, showers,...any event large or small
  • Private Party Facilities: 85
  • Private Party Contact: sarah keith (336) 471-3186

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howard street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot for parking, on street parking and parking also available at Fat Dogs Bar and Grille on corner of Howard and Spring Garden Street
A word from Josephine’s Bistro and Bar
Casual Greensboro Restaurant for every palate.
Locally owned providing local farm to table ingredients.
If you are unable to reserve a table on OpenTable, please don't hesitate to call us and reserve! We hold tables for call-ahead and walk-in guests!
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Never disappoints. Both food and service are outstanding. I am gluten free but not a problem."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Every item ordered was excellent from the salad with goat cheese & pistachio covered grapes to the tender mussels and the delicious combination of lemon puff pastry & perfect crab cakes. Every bite was delightful and we can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Food is always fantastic, keeps us coming back, but service is inconsistent. Had scallops that were fabulous and husband had a pork chop that he is still raving about."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The staff was interactive and knowledgeable, the food was absolutely amazing, the ambiance was comfortable and not stuffy. I will be going back here (again and again and again)"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Wonderful evening spent with out of town friends. Terrific and friendly service. Food and drink were great. Too bad there is no wine cooler for the red wines, which are always at room temp or higher here. For such a nice wine list, the reds this is the only drawback that I can ever see when we dine here. Otherwise, can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I have yet to have anything but excellent meals at Josephines. Chris & Sarah are at the top of their game!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Josephine's and we were impressed. The food and service was outstanding! We would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was the first time I had one of their steaks. Well seasoned and the garlic worchestshire was excellent. When we have out of town guests that we want to impress we take them to Josephine's."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Josephine's menu changes often and the daily specials are always interesting. If you love fresh, local and quality, you will enjoy this special place."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We always enjoy the Chef's creativity and the servers are Fantastic! We think of them as our family."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I couldn't rate at 3.5 and I just can't give 4. Let's start with the fact that they share a parking lot with the burger bar next door. I had to park on the road two blocks away on a rainy night. Minus .5 stars. We walked in and there was no host/hostess. A bartender had to hunt down the host for us. Minus .5 stars. We were looking for white table cloth and a quiet evening away from the kids. Not so much. This really is a bar with a restaurant. I had to yell at my wife across the table for her to hear me. I was not impressed with the bistro itself leaving me to take another .5 stars away. However, the food is AMAZING! Quality food for a fun evening, but not the place for a quiet romantic evening getaway from the kids."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "we have eaten there twice. our first time was when i asked my girlfriend to marry me. this last time was a date night. both times service and food has been beyond belief, plus a good friend is a chef there and i have eaten at the last few places he has been at and i am glad he is there!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Always delicious! One of Greensboro' s outstanding restaurants!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Girls night out and a great meal. They offer a good selection of small plate entrees and delicious full entrees. We had great service and the catfish was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have eaten at Josephine's several times and it has never disappointed us. The menu is varied, so there is always something new to try. The food is fresh, expertly prepared, and delicious."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Have eaten here several times. The creative preparations of local foods never fails to disappoint. Service very attentive, friendly and thoughtful. Sharing of salads and options of smaller portioned plates a nice option. This has become my favorite restaurant in Greensboro and one I would not hesitate to take out of town from large cities guests."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Daily specials are a great value............................................."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great ambiance, super service and the food was great!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Always has excellent food and service. Best cheese selections in town! Good presentation and ample portions for the price! I like the fact you can order small or large portions. Great bar and wine tastings. My favorite restaurant in town!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "So disappointed following an evening intended to celebrate with good friends. Strange service more appropriate for a country casual diner. No wonder the restaurant was oddly vacant on a Thursday night. Waited 15 minutes for delivery of a glass of cava. Server plopped down the drink and without looking up hurriedly pulled out her pad "OK, y'all ready?" No. We'd been waiting for 15 minutes to make a toast to kick off our celebratory dinner, so kindly respect our space. Salads were drenched--and I mean drenched--with a creamy dressing making the glorious greens and fruit inedible. The menu reads wonderfully and my salmon had superb flavor and a creative mixture of ingredients. All food arrived cold. Won't return anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Made a reservation here for dinner before a show at the Coliseum. We are new to the Greensboro area, so while I had driven by this restaurant in the past, I knew little about it other than what you can find on-line. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable. It isn't a huge place, but you didn't feel like you were right on top of the other diners. Both my mom and I had the salad with goat cheese encrusted grapes and wow was that good. Who ever thought to wrap grapes with goat cheese was inspired! I had the fish special and my mom had the pork. My fish was done perfectly and extremely yummy. The ultimate was the desert - a beautiful peach shortcake. A must try if you are looking for a special place in Greensboro."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service and food was excellent. Our experience was solid."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great overall, sat outdoors had cocktails and appetizers. Bar keeps know their stuff as my husband is quite the mixologist. A little noisy with local street traffic but all around an amazing find in Greensboro. A must go and a must go again!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Always a great experience. The staff is outstanding and the menu is varied and delightful."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Josephine's is one of those neighborhood restaurants that you can depend on for consistently good food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "it was a very pleasant surprise for a unassuming location!! excellent food creations and out-of-this-world cocktails with their own infused alcohol!! Quite a gem!!!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Quiet night with a few locals at the bar. Two groups were meeting but because their rooms are so separate we never heard their noise. Great specials menu - we loved our choices. The freshness of the kale was just great. Thank you for a well prepared meal & lovely environment. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "loved the variety of items on the menu. so many things i wanted to try. halibut was fantastic! will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Small tables very loud unless you like listening to conversations from the tables next to you ! Service horrible-waited 20 minutes for check. Brussels sprouts under cooked-could not eat them and charred burnt on outside. Shiitake mushrooms were absolutely horrible they were so chewy you could not pierce them with your fork. The ribeye was ordered medium and we got a rare steak ! It's not that difficult to grill a steak to the proper temperature ,The manager was told about my complaints and did nothing to comp or offer to fix the problem. &110.00 dollars not well spent! He did however admit problems with a newer chef. So we suffer for bad staffing! soup, salad, two entrees, water and that is very expensive for the quality!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were excited to try Josephines again as the first time two of us had a good quick meal but when we returned with friends and family it was dissapointing. Not sure why but four dinners were prepared incorrectly and an appetizers was simply aweful and when we mentioned the appetizer to the waitress she simply said, "that's how it is!" At this point we were concerned and it did go down hill quickly. It may be they can do well with one or two orders but they could not handle a larger table and our waitress was clearly mismanaging the service."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We started with the new flat bread- heirloom tomatoes , crisp new green beans some kind of delicious cheese (they procure as much of their food as they can find locally) and crispy pork skins on top which did not overwhelm the great fresh vegetable flavors.We both had mussels with snow peas ,sweet potatoes and freshly gathered ramps. We did not leave a speak of anything on our plates. It was all delicious. They have an impeccably trained staff who are friendly and attentive but not intrusive. This is our favorite restaurant in the triad time after time."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We choose Josephine's for special occasions. We know we'll love everything or they will make it right. The drinks are creative and delicious. The appetizers ... we always share and its gracious plenty. I never feel rushed, yet I feel well attended. I love that the foods are locally sourced, I see many of vendors at my local farmers market. Josephine's is my favorite place to eat in Greensboro. When I have out of town work associates, I always recommend Josephine's to them. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed the meal very much. Superior kitchen. Atmosphere was OK. Not fancy but comfortable. Would return."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I chose Josephine's for a special occasion (a birthday celebration) and it was wonderful. We started off the evening at the bar for martini's and the bartender is very friendly and the atmosphere is great at the bar. Then, we went to our table for dinner and the food at Josephine's is wonderful and many times, they have items you don't normally see on a menu. We had the catfish and it was great!! I would definitely go back to Josephine's for dinner and would recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Josephines is one of the friendliest restaurants we have visited. Right from the greeting by the host at the beginning and the service provided by our waiter who became more a friend than a waiter. When asked he made suggestions,such as ordering the flatbread appetizer which was delicious. We also opted for the cheese platter. Pork loin dish was outstanding and beautifully topped with carrots. The hangar steak was cooked to perfection and very tender.For dessert we opted for the carrot cake which was delicious and moist. The wine list provides many choices . This restaurant is very accommodating and we will definitely return. The only problem was the parking which is minimal. So get there early or park in the street as we did."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Requested a table because we were bringing quests for the first time. They loved it and we were pleasantly surprised because it was a great table in a different part of the resturant! We had a very nice evening with good friends and fantastic food. Thanks for making our evening so enjoyable!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took my husband and visiting family members to Josephine's after reading solid reviews from Yelp, OpenTable and Urbanspoon! Every meal was perfectly cooked and delicious! Try the oysters, fabulous! The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere, relaxing and quiet! I wish this little gem was in Durham!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Four of us dined and each of us loved our food and it's presentation. Service was a little slow. Expect to spend $$$$ as each course is expensive. Wonderful for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Extraordinary barman--remembers clientele and their drinks--enjoy sitting/dining at bar as one meets interesting people--rather than just the two of us looking across each other. We do that 24/7. Food is always "top shelf"!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014