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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 waited 2 hours, yes, two hours, for a non spectacular meal. Awful service"
    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
  • "Couldn't have experienced a better Father's Day! Thank you"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "This was our first trip to Flagstaff and we were very pleased with brunch at Josephine's. The service was good and the food very tasty. It was a nicely varied menu for brunch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went for wife's BD. Wanted a restaurant that served great food and this lived up to our expectations. Great wine list, supper server. They even met my special request for a flower on the table, a gorgeous lily and two smaller flowers. I knew our table when we walked in because it was the only one with flowers on it! We had the special "love" dinner... 3 courses for $25. The food was great, and we could tell it was all house made. I had the eggplant parm and the sauce was a great house made chunky tomato. No can or jar sauce here. Wife had Chicken Saltamboca (we both might have gotten that!) and it was superb. Appetizers and dessert were just as good. If you have the chance, go to Josephine's!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant in Flagstaff. And actually, one of our all time favorites. I have enjoyed every meal and never miss the opportunity to grab dinner when visiting Flagstaff. I actually have never eaten outside, but would imagine a very pleasant spot. The restaurant is located in an old house, so there are a few less desirable tables. I would also ask to be seated on the 1st floor (vs upstairs). It is a few blocks from downtown, but I still think it is worth the walk or drive. I will definitely be back. And I am still dreaming about my eggplant parmesan."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We plan our trips to the Colorado Plateau around this restaurant - going and returning. We've done that for our last 3 trips over five years time and have never been disappointed. The ambiance and food are just wonderful. We'll be going back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was a quick stop on our drive to the Grand Canyon. We were very impressed! We say near the fire place and the ambiance was the perfect amount of romantic for a casual lunch. The food was awesome (try the Brie!) and our server was very helpful. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food as always great! The local love option is a sweet deal and makes us want to come back. And the server was fantastic, always there to fill up our water and pour our wine."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed in the menu. The service is outstanding. Josephine's is always a special dinner treat."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is located in a historic-type house that is very appealing. Great staff, wonderful food. I had Shrimp Diabolo with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc that perfectly complimented the spicy sauce. Great meal."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Recommended to us by our resort personnel when we were visiting Flagstaff recently. Wish we had eaten there earlier as it would have been a spot worth returning to. Restaurant occupies a wonderful Arts and Crafts bungalow. Food was delicious, innovation and healthy. We had the "tasting menu" - ordered different foods so did a lot of tasting - all good, thanks to delicate sauces."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went for my birthday dinner. While the food was very good, it was not amazing. My molten chocolate cake was over baked and not molten at all. Also, we were disappointed they did not offer anything special for birthdays, as many restaurants do. Over all it was a good dining experience for Flagstaff. I would go back and try Brunch, as the menu looked yummy."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The dining experience leaves much to be desired . The food was outstanding but the service was not the best.As we dined we felt rushed to get in and get out the waiter was there to remove our plates before we had finished with every corse and was not very nolagable of the wine list .He deffinatly did not know the difference between a good or a cheep gin.we asked for Hendricks and were served and awful gin that tasted like pinesol floor cleaner. when we polity explained to the waiter that the drink was not right he argued with us. The seating was very cramped and not so cozy and we found our selves trying to have a conversation over the other dinners as they sat so close that it was hard to have a quiet conversation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentines Day dinner. Menu was great - service very good, would definitely go back again for special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014