Joseph's Restaurant
Joseph's Restaurant

Joseph's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.josephsdowntown.com/
  • Phone: (212) 747-1300
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


    Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mario Veseli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: At Joseph's Restaurant We Offer A Variety of Banquet Menus Custom Made For Your Next Special Event

    With Features Like:

    Parties Of 20 Guests Or More Will Receive A Room For Private Use
     The Private Use Of The Whole Restaurant With 85 Or More Guests
    Convenient Menus For Catering & Delivery Are Also Available
    With A Capacity Of 200 Guests That You Can Get Together In A Great Atmosphere, With Impeccable Professional Service, Excellent Menus To Choose From, Extensive Wine List And A Convenient Centric Location For All Your Business Or Casual event needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Joseph's Offers 2 Private Dining Rooms to accomodate your event. The Master Dining Room can accomodate up to 100 Guests where the other dining room can accommodate up to 40!
  • Private Party Contact: Remi 2127471300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl St.
  • Public Transit: J,M Broad St.

    R Whitehall St.

    2,3 Wall St.

    4,5 Bowling Green
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Joseph's Restaurant
Joseph's refined style and atmosphere make it a popular spot for business lunches, as well as Downtown classic. But don't let the fancy setting fool you—behind all the elegance is an excellent and authentic Italian kitchen that churns out rustic dishes reminiscent of the old country.

Joseph's staff takes the Italian reverence for abbondanza (abundance) to heart, and won't let you walk away from your meal hungry. Pasta, chops, chicken, salad—everything on this menu bears the true taste of Italy.

The main courses at Joseph's are often accompanied by vegetables and potatoes, and there are family-style platter options available if you are ordering with a group. If "Italian food" in the Financial District conjures up thoughts of chicken parmigiana subs from a pizza place, it's time for a step into the elegance and flavor of Joseph's.
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Joseph's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great food, slow service.
    Rodarte
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, but very slow and distracted service. We needed to keep waving to get attention.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch
    Rob3333
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Chose Joseph's for a quick lunch before a client meeting nearby. Food was excellent. Service was great. We let them know we only had a short time before our meeting and they met the challenge. I will be back...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 16 reviews are from the Joseph's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Love the food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Love the food at Joseph's. Both me and my girlfriend had the Vitello alla Joseph's and it was delicious. However, we respectfully asked the waiter to turn down the music and he said they couldn't. Besides that it was a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was WOW
    Buck
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Ate a Joseph's two nights ago. We had four in our group and everyone agreed the food was sensational. Wine prices reasonable too. Will definitely be back to this financial district gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food and Service @ Joseph's
    Kristin
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The Food and Service @ Joseph's is Great ... If you are looking for a quick bite to eat though this is not the place to go ----- be prepared to sit and conversate with your fellow diner for some time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar was a bit loud but very
    ManOfBusinessVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Bar was a bit loud but very nice. The bartender is very nice and efficient (the blonde lady). Service was good overall, but the food was a mixed bag. Some things were good, but others were very poor quality.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a WONDERFUL lunch at
    Poor
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    We had a WONDERFUL lunch at Joseph's. I was there for a business lunch and I was very happy with the ambiance. It was festive but quiet enough to have a great conversation. The staff was wonderful and the food was superb!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good Italian
    exude
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    We enjoyed both chef specials and off-the-menu selections that were really good, combined with a really good wait-staff that were very attentive but not at all intrusive. As others have mentioned elsewhere, the Vodka Sauce is fantastic...an excellent mix of smooth creaminess and spicy bite set against a hearty pasta. If you're looking for Italian in lower Manhattan, Joseph's is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joseph's....again
    SteveS
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Been coming here for over ten years. Never ceases to impress. Food is always excellent, staff is attentive. Great place for a business lunch or quiet getogether with a new friend. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    everything was so so. not bad, not good. steak was dry, service pretty poor. won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    It has been a long time since I had eaten here. i was thrilled to see they had not lost a step and remained a great place to have a business meeting and enjoy a great meal at a reasonable price with exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world Italian
    PbisaacVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Joseph's is great for true old world Italian food and ambiance
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising find
    JoeRye
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Surprising find in the Wall St area. Very quiet (Saturday evening). Arrived for 6:30 reservation; we were one of only 2 tables (plus 4 folks at the bar). Had to wait for the waiter (only one) to finish his own meal before he came over to tell us about specials and take our order. Next time we saw him, he had finally put his tie on. Service was slow throughout the meal (2 and a ahlf hours for 3 sourses), but it allowed time for talking and drinking. Despite the lackluster service fromt he waiter, the busboys were attentive and continually refilled water and wine glasses. The food itself was wonderful; we'll go back on a night when we are not in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's just ok. There are better
    rosewater
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    It's just ok. There are better Italina restaurant out there...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joseph's is a flight of stairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Joseph's is a flight of stairs down from the street but the food, service is above many of the other Wall St area restaurants. Attentive staff, wide range of choices both on and off the menu. Works very well for business meeting discussions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the trip
    KMo1VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Apparently this is popular lunch spot but I would not go back to try it. Wait staff bickered between serving us - some sort of power play going on. Food was below average - upi had red snapper special and it did nothing to wow me. This restaurant has a zagat rating of 23 and I have no idea why...
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  • This restaurant is a hidden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    This restaurant is a hidden gem in the financial district. Amazing food and service. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice gravlax and soft shell
    SizeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    Nice gravlax and soft shell crab specials. Very good service and nice homemade grappa. Nice place for a business lunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet