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Josephine's Modern American Bistro
Josephine's Modern American Bistro

Josephine's Modern American Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.josephinesrestaurant.com/description.html
  • Phone: (928) 779-3400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thurday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Tony Cosentino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fine
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Josephine's Modern American Bistro
The Cosentino’s firmly believe in creating an exceptional fine dining experience through utilization of the finest ingredients available. The term ‘modern American’ is meant to reflect freedom from ethnic constraints. The restaurant menu features ingredients and techniques from many different cultures. Chef Tony uses the finest cheeses available such as Maytag blue cheese, Tillamook cheddar and Reggiano. No hydrogenated oils or margarine are used on the premise, only extra virgin olive oil and real butter. Local seasonal and organic produce is utilized whenever available. The menu is frequently updated to showcase the best produce and seafood the season has to offer. This also serves to keep things fresh while allowing the chef room for creative freedom. The wine list is continuously added to, in order to complement the menu to the fullest. Josephine’s also features a full bar with excellent cocktails, martinis and an extensive beer list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good, the flank steak is superb and one of the best I have ever had. Portions were a bit small for the price. The service was mediocre at best. They were not very busy and we had reservations yet had to wait to be seated and our waiter rushed off before we could order wine and we had to call him back. The wine is my biggest complaint really....the wine itself was excellent and we chose it because it was paired with the flank steak (Santa Julia Malbec... perfect fit) but when I got home and looked it up to order some more I realized I paid seven dollars for a quarter glass of wine that costs eleven dollars a bottle. TOTAL rip off on the wine costs so if you do go skip the wine. Would have been a great meal at $50, not $85"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I love Josephine's American Bistro- the food is always fantastic, the staff top notch and I love the historical home it's located in. The garden area is terrific for outdoor dining!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I were recommended Josephine's as the place to go "if we were ever in Flagstaff", we were not disappointed. I had the Bacon Wrapped Filet and she had the Tenderloin medallions and we both loved our meals. The service was truly outstanding and the suggested wines with our meals were great and this may sound tacky, but it was nice to be referred a wine that was not one of the most expensive on the menu. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Josephines is nice place in Flagstaff for lunch as there are not many. I had at the seared tuna. Very nice."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very nice place for lunch in a Flagstaff. Great service. Good food"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "An attractive, multi room restaurant in an old stone home which features delightful outdoor dining in warmer weather. Very popular, not inexpensive. Lunch and dinner are served. Interesting menu choices-pork osso bucco, a halibut cheeks special, especially nice ahi. Always excellent service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We are here on the last night of a two week trip. Glad we saved the best for last. Service was Outstanding! The food was everything we were looking for and more. Next time we are in Flagstaff, we will be at Josephine's. Thanks for the end of trip delight."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent menu and complementary wine list. Friendly and jocular staff make the experience enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Josephine's catered our son's wedding and we hosted their rehearsal dinner at the restaurant. SO DELICIOUS! We drove up from Scottsdale to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, just the two of us. Just as delicious and in a lovely setting...their front yard on a beautiful July evening. The salads are different, unique combinations and all good. What can I say...it's all good. Go. It's a delightful experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and service was very good. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We picked a busy night to have dinner at Josephine's, and the staff seemed overwhelmed. The service seemed frantic, but overall they did a rather good job. Our salad and entrees were both very well prepared. We were visiting Flagstaff, so this was our first visit. I suspect they do a fantastic job when the restaurant is not as busy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food choices are interesting, well prepared, and attractively presented. Portion sizes are appropriate. The restaurant is beautiful and clean, and wait staff are friendly and knowledgable. Wonderful experience every time!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We found this lovely restaurant while on a short visit to Flagstaff. We were looking for something different to celebrate a birthday dinner; something out of the ordinary. Josephine's is located in a quiet neighborhood in a former house. The dining room encompasses several small rooms giving a very quaint feel to the atmosphere. We had an 8:15 reservation on July 3rd so much of the crowd had thinned by that time. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Our food was delivered promptly. We had the crab cakes, the tenderloin medallions and the flank steak and all were delicious. Ambience, service and food all top notch for a very relaxing, happy dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Once again, Josephine's didn't disappoint. I had the entree crab cakes, (fabulous), hubby and another hubby had the Wedding relleno, and his wife had the flank steak, all great. Had a half-off coupon for a bottle of wine, so that made us happy campers as well. Anthony, our server, was efficient, funny, and made us feel welcome."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Good food and service. Hostess needs people skills training"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went for Sunday Brunch and it was our first time there. We sat on the patio and it was lovely. Food was remarkable and the atmosphere so nice with a French musician singer. Looking forward to going to dinner at Josephine's soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We waited 2 hours, yes, two hours, for a non spectacular meal. Awful service"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our friends were visiting from Phoenix and we took them to Josephine's. Food and service were great - we ate outside, and they could keep their pooch at the table with us! Go! You'll love it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We've been coming to Josephine's every Summer since it opened. Our meal on Saturday was by far the best yet. I had the best Ceaser salad I have ever had. Ambiance is belly to belly old house, but the food erases that."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I'm a newly transplanted Californian so I'm used to good food. I don't know the restaurant scene here so I depended on Open Table's recommendation. The Ambience, food and service at Josephines was wonderful. I was completely surprised at the crab cakes I ordered. They were good! And here I thought no one in Arizona could cook good crab cakes. I'm glad I took a chance and ordered them. Thank you Josephines and Open Table."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Couldn't have experienced a better Father's Day! Thank you"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Josephines for our anniversary, & I couldn't be happier with any other place. Service was great; our waiter, Anthony, was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was incredibly good, but not quite 5 star. the wine list was extensive, but they do have suggestions for pairing with your on face. I chose what was recommended, and it was perfect for my meal. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dinner. Flank steak was outstanding. Baked Brie appetizer with honey glaze was excellent. Good service staff. Nice environment."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This is a good choice if you are looking for a more upscale restaurant in Flagstaff. There are not many, so this one qualifies as a top 3-4. Our server was really good, very attentive. The food is good, maybe really good, and the wine list, although a bit on the high side $$$ for Flagstaff, offers a fairly wide choice. I would say that if you want a Flagstaff finer dining experience, you should try this restaurant, I do not believe you will be disapointed. Desert menu is awsome as well. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We are from Scottsdale and when we are in Flagstaff, several times a year, we always stop at Josephine's for a meal. The food is fresh, natural, and exceptionally prepared. It is exceptional to find food that is healthy and yet with outstanding flavour. They also have a quality wine selection. It is not necessarily labels that we recognize, but the staff is knowledgeable and we find the quality is unique. Keep up the quality in the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We have been to Josephine's several times for brunch, but this was the first time for dinner. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We will always return to Josephine's when we visit Flagstaff."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food, service and price great. Fried green tomatoes remind you of the movie with the same title. Fantastic! Been there for lunch and dinner and not disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our fourth time to eat there. Food choices are amazing. Salads, entrees and desserts are amazing. You can't go wrong. Waitstaff is always friendly and welcoming. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I had the Blackend Marlin with a cilantro rice. It was just divine. I will be coming back for future special occasions. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "In a city where even pretty decent restaurants are hard to find Josephine's is really in a class by itself. There is a pretender, maybe two in town, but don't be fooled. In Flagstaff if one is looking for a five-star (OpenTable's rating) dining experience it has to be Josephine's. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Graduation weekend is not the best time to go the staff is tired and forgetful. We have been here several times before on just regular days and the food has been wonderful, sadly for our graduation dinner it was not up to its usual standards. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had a wonderful graduation dinner for our son at this restaurant. We were upstairs in a small room that had one other table, and they didn't arrive until we were almost done so it felt like a private dining room. But even if they were there, the setting was very intimate and special. Our service was impeccable, and all 6 of us enjoyed our meals. It was a perfect choice fro our very special occasion!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere and friendly service. Very busy so service was affected. Appetizers were excellent. The wedding relleno was disappointing as the scallops were fingernail size and only 5. 2 medium shrimp, but not enough total seafood to make more than about 2oz. Left hungry."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We went for both dinner and brunch to celebrate graduation. Both times did not disappoint. Sunday brunch was a large group among many others and the place kept a great pace, service was impeccable - Colby is a rock star! Dedication to presentation and flavor was spot on. The setting is intimate enough yet friendly. The owners have done something really special and it shows. A true work of love in every plate and pour!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "An old house in a nondescript neighborhood with average interior appearance which has outstanding food, wine and service, and all at very reasonable prices. If we are ever in Flagstaff again, we shall return to Joshephine's."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our server was unprofessional, the food was below average and extremely pricey. Overall just not a good experience. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have had many lunches and dinners here and this place is perfect for a work lunch with colleagues as well as a romantic dinner with your spouse. The old house feel of this place makes one try to envision what life was like when this actually was a home. The food is high quality, interesting and the ambiance is remarkable."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Josephine's has never let us down; very good food and very good service."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The only problem w/ the Easter Brunch was that there needed to be a couple more bussers that were responsible for refilling coffee/water. Since everyone got their own food, it would have been MUCH nicer if we didn't have to ask repeatedly for more water/coffee. If the waiters had had someone who was ONLY refilling beverages, they wouldn't have been tripping over customers & spilling water (sometimes hot) on their tables (very close to customers!). I think the waiters would have enjoyed their patrons more if they didn't have to take care of refills, too. They were kind of running around like maniacs! Otherwise, the food was EXCELLENT and when trays of food were only partially empty, they were replaced. That makes for happy consumers! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I've gone to this restaurant many many times, but the service today seemed really chaotic. Both the service and kitchen staffs seemed overwhelmed by the number of people they were serving for Easter buffet. Food itself was fine, but since I've had it before, I know that it's better in a non-buffet form. I'll still go back, but probably not for a holiday buffet."
    Dined on 4/20/2014