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

Josephine’s Bistro and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.josephinesbistro.com/
  • Phone: 336-285-6590x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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 3364713186x

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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Josephine’s Bistro and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (35)romantic (18)notable wine list (17)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Menu, Great Food
    dixiegal
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I love Josephine's for 3 reasons: food quality, diversity of menu, and great service. Josephine's rates top notch in all three. Taking care of customers is a priority for this restaurant. My friend was unhappy with the taste of her cocktail and the server immediately offered to replace the drink. I especially like the offerings of small plates. I highly recommend this fun, upbeat restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thankful to have Josephine's
    minodev
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Greensboro doesn't have enough romantic restaurants with good food and reasonable options. Josephine's is all of that. Our waiter, Brett, was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but food a bit bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I went to Josephine’s Bistro with my wife for a date night. We were looking for a nice atmosphere and higher-end food. The decor was nice, dimly lit and cozy. The food prices were on the high end, but the descriptions of the dishes made it seem worthwhile. The wait staff was very good. We ordered the Chicken Milanese and Carrot Gnocchi. The one complaint I had was that the dishes were very bland. I don't think that either were seasoned at all. The Chicken Milanese basically tasted like bread crumbs. Even the Carrot Gnocchi tasted very flat. For an 18-25 dollar entree, I would expect a more impressive flavor. I might try Josephine’s again, but would be hesitant given the other good choices in Greensboro at this price level.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love small plate option!
    workaholic1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Never disappoints. Both food and service are outstanding. I am gluten free but not a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Josephine's - The best!
    Fancynancy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a great fine dining place
    MalibuahVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is one of the better restaurants in the Greensboro area for fine dining for lunch special locations with a very good wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food, not great service
    Kristen
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    KayC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful. Our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Elly
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to Be Rock Solid
    NeighborVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Excellent Meal
    Bubba
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first visit to Josephine's and we were impressed. The food and service was outstanding! We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fav place in GSO
    DanC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favs!
    Suzanna
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Perfect Service
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We always enjoy the Chef's creativity and the servers are Fantastic! We think of them as our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food; Not Intimate
    MrKPL
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • josephines is the bomb
    TUNA
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious as Usual!
    Voilavignettes63
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always delicious! One of Greensboro' s outstanding restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    DanaC1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Josephine's is always a winner!
    Cupcake
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nyc2gsofoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daily Specials
    tarheelbob
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Daily specials are a great value.............................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    NiceNightOut
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great ambiance, super service and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sam1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    swolfe5
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Farm to Table Find
    newtoNC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The service and food was excellent. Our experience was solid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greensboro Dining Gem
    MidModGreensboro
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Go-to
    ncgator
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Always a great experience. The staff is outstanding and the menu is varied and delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Josephine's is one of those neighborhood restaurants that you can depend on for consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FlorVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 439 reviews are from the Josephine’s Bistro and Bar reviews archive.
  • Lovely local dinner
    Dmpp
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great me u
    vasqlartek
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    loved the variety of items on the menu. so many things i wanted to try. halibut was fantastic! will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dollars not well spent !
    memeVIP
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fair but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Fabulous!
    alleycat427VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food locally sourced; creative
    eatfresh
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Meal
    niceexperience
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We enjoyed the meal very much. Superior kitchen. Atmosphere was OK. Not fancy but comfortable. Would return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Josephine's
    jazzylady1
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Josephine!s ! A great place to dine
    Patti
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate