Josie's West
Josie's West

Josie's West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.josiesnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 769-1212
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:45pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 3:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Louie Lanza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Josie's West provides off-premise catering for events of all sizes from 20-1000 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Josie's West provides a semi-private areas, for up to 50 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 74th Street
  • Public Transit: 1, 2 & 3 trains to 72nd St, M104 bus to Broadway/73rd St, and M11 bus to Amsterdam Ave/72nd St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Josie's West
Friendly fun & fabulous for you, Josie's West serves the best in New American cuisine. An Upper West Side beacon featuring healthful & wholesome ingredients, this original neighborhood favorite delights in dishing up delicious lunch, dinner and brunch with an air of pep and spirit. With attention to detail and focus on satisfaction, Josie's excites and amuses all diners.
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Josie's West reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (47)great for lunch (38)great for brunch (34)good for groups (33)kid-friendly (29)special occasion (10)notable wine list (9)late-night find (5)hot spot (3)romantic (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good organic vegetarian- & carnivore-friendly
    Shelby
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great place to take people with varying diets--we're vegetarian and our dinner companion is not. The veggie meatloaf is quite good as was the squash soup and our friend enjoyed the salmon special. Veggie sides are surprisingly unimaginative--the only green veg is "greens"--my entree was accompanied only by a big boring pile of unseasoned bok choy. The service was OK, though it took 3 requests to get the bread basket our way.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kate
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great brunch -- I had the veggie omelette and a terrific bloody mary. The benedicts that my friends ordered also looked quite good.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spotty service, excellent food
    FeedMe
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    While the food was excellent (still miss some items that have disappeared from the menu, though) the service was spotty. It's not that the servers were not friendly - they were, someone was always refilling my water glass, but requests were unfulfilled on several occasions (during this meal) and several orders were delivered incorrectly to the table and had to be returned and corrected. That said, when the correct dishes did arrive they were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice to please most palates
    RubyChewsday
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were impressed that the waiter noticed how loud the music was in our area before we even had to mention it, and he turned it down right away so we could talk more easily. This is rare and wonderful. The salmon we ordered was cooked to order, superbly, and well seasoned on a bed of nice greens. There is something for every fussy eater on their menu and it's always delicious and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy food
    EtjsingerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Josie's had a very healthy menu- the restaurant clientele reflected this as most were in workout clothes and had just come from the gym. The food was tasty- nothing amazing, but not bad, and the service was ok. Nothing incredible, but a good place for a healthy meal that's not too expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for you + your vegan significant other
    swiecki
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I eat meat and dairy but my girlfriend is vegan, and this is one of our favorite places to go. They have a nice selection of great food for both of us. Our only wish is that they carried cheaper hard cider :) Awesome for ordering breakfast as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super-fresh and right-on!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    satisfying portions, super-tasty and when we ordered medium-rare salmon and filet mignon….guess what? it was cooked perfectly to order!!!!!!! eureka!!!!!!!!! lovely atmosphere and attentive service. warm neighborhood atmosphere, but still feels like a special night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    There were a ton of vegetarian options as well as great meat dishes. I had the butternut squash ravioli and my friend had the filt mignon. Both were delicious. All the flavors were fresh and interesting and no one batted an eye when I asked for the bread guy to come around multiple times.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RandigVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Terrible Pinot noir!!!! I don't think we will ever order wine again. Our server was great, and I appreciated him letting us know what was gluten free on the menu.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was bland bland bland
    sammicatVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    we hadn't been here for awhile, and once we started eating, we remembered why - nothing had flavor! The coffee cake they bring instead of bread, the butternut squash soup, the chicken salad, even the breakfast burrito... all tasteless and disappointing : ( Our waiter was great, & very nice atmosphere, and I'd love to say we loved it, but we didn't & probably won't go back. Josie's - please add flavor - healthy doesn't have to be boring!
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  • A Beacon at the Beacon
    joey1958
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were attending a NYCF show and having a gem like Josie's right around the corner made the pre-show meal stress free and the food made it memorable. Organic fare from apps to dessert and coffee was wonderful & beautifully presented by the friendly staff. Would definitely return when venturing to the UWS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at this restuarant.
    FoodmavenVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had the special which was Rib Eye and it was very tender and cooked perfectly. Dumpling appetizer was great as was the servcice. The menu in general was very interesting. I would definitely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • elliott kivell
    ELLIOTTVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have been there many times and is never fails. It's always consistent and reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    Steve
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our family went to josie wests after the museum of natural history. Excellent!!! My daughter is a vegaterian and she loved the vegaterian meatloaf. The salmon was delicious and the butternut squash soup was awesome! The service couldn't have been better. Out table was by the window and had a great view of nyc street which was fun. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Josie's is a place we return to often, especially with out of town guests. Always good food and service. Everything from comfort food to speciality dishes, all prepared with great care. One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants, even though I no longer live on the UWS. Coming here feels like home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Josie's upper west side
    westsider
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Star rating based on its category of neighborhood, moderate prices. obviously not the four stars in the culinary universe. Menu broad and appealing: contemporary American with other influences here and there, well prepared. Good wine, excellent service, ambiance quiet and serene in spite of the fact that there were a few small kids there. Not strictly a vegetarian restaurant but good choices if you are. Two fish dishes and one tofu dish equally fresh, tasty and thoughtful. Desserts are the weakest, not terrible, but not worth the calorie splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
    Josies
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I LOVE Josie's because of the enormous amount of healthy option on the menu. It's not cheap and I can only go on a special occasion, but it is well worth the dairy free butternut squash soup!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't accept my rez on OpenTable
    ACastil
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I went.showed up on time and even early.there was a long line ahead of me (let out from a show next door at the Beacon Theatre) and they didn't ackowledge my reservation and even told me I would have to wait 30-45min..I was there on business (not a show) and so very embarrassing to a customer. I thought this would be good because my customer is a vegetarian.......doesn't help if you can't get in even with a reservation!
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    good for groups
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  • Great Spot for Picky Guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and chose Josie's for a group (party of 5) because our guests are natural, healthy food fanatics and at the same time enjoy a glass of good wine. Our guests raved about the quality of the fresh meats and fish, and the service so friendly and patient. All this and pomegranate Cosmos - the bar was also accommodating, making mine with gin instead of vodka as requested. The food here is always fresh and good. Portions are substantial. Recommend: Turkey meatballs, the salmon, meatloaf, half chicken.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Tumbleweed
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Diverse menu with a focus on organic ingredients. Very energetic atmosphere - almost too noisy. Reasonably priced. Outstanding service all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    Impressions
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    You always know what you will get here - good food and service. Can get a little noisey but you can still hear!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • End of an Era
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Hadn't been there in years, used to be quite the spot, but with this recent experience I will not return. Food was substandard in prep and service. Feels the place is in a general slump these days.
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  • lunch
    PinettoVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    As usual the food and service were outstanding . I always recommend Josie's.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent as usual
    ELLIOTTVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    It never disappoints. The food is terrific and the wine list is extensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood place
    Jess
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    food yummy drinks yummy service friendly but a bit slower than necessary
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • One of our favorites!
    YumIVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A great gem of a place, serving good healthy food in large quantities for a reasonable price. That's a difficult find in New York, much less the Upper West Side.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • A Good Place for Healthy Food
    HelloVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We eat here because the meat is without hormones and antibiotics and the vegetables are raised without the use of pesticides, Also, the food tastes good.
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  • Healthy and Gourmet
    earthsoulwoman
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I bring so many people here with mixed groups. I am a total organic health food person but know people with parents or other relatives of mine that like good traditional food, or gourmet, but NOT health food. They are able to find items on the Josie menu that they love as well as my preferences for vegetarian organic and fresh juices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring the Family
    Jupiter001
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    While the food is very upscale, the variety is great. We had a five year old and a 72 year old in our party of seven and everyone was thrilled with their meal. The vegetarians and the carnivores were equally happy and the dessert - we came back later for a second round!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service but food was poor
    TurtleBayBrit
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband ordered the tuna burger which was so salty he couldn't eat it, and which came with home fries that were undercooked and hard. I had the veggie burger, which was completely tasteless, and came with a side salad which had a dressing that was also tasteless. Very disappointing.
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  • Food was just OK
    JohnnyP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    There aren't a lot of good restaurants close to the Beacon Theater. I was told that Josie's is one of the few. Although the service was good and the cocktails were mixed just right, the food was just Ok, mostly because of a lack of imagination (nondescript dressing on the salad) and food quality (seared tuna wasn't really up to snuff). It's OK if you're in the area and going to a show. Otherwise, it's not worth the detour.
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  • Healthy tasteful food !
    Sunshine3
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My 7 year old son enjoyed the veggie burger- he was able to eat the bun since it had no dairy, eggs or nuts. I had a calamari salad that was healthy and fresh. My wife had a green salad that she thoroughly enjoyed. The staff was helpful and accomadating.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious
    teevoz
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had a lovely dinner here - the food is well-prepared, organic, farm-to-table style, and delicious. They were very accommodating to some dietary restrictions - made adjustments to all of our needs. Service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Consistently good food and service
    goodeats
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We've been going to Josie's for years. The food is healthful and delicious, and the service is friendly and efficient. We love the place!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and consistent!
    Alfiesprout11
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I love going to Josie's - this was only the second time I went for brunch (got the breakfast burrito last time and the tofu scramble this time) - the food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    Birkin
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I always enjoy my meals at Josie's. One of my haunts. Three of us sat in the back in a private space that was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • alil
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    great starters and desserts--interesting soups, potstickers and pies
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  • Great Food
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was fantastic food and great service. My entire family loved it!!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Rating isn't reflective of the food
    Foodies1990
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My introduction to the restaurant was a FILTHY bathroom. If the lavatories are allowed to be disgusting, what's going on in the kitchen? The menus were also not clean. I was a guest, so I stayed, and lo and behold, the meal was really good. A glass of wine was a generous pour, and the wait staff was very pleasant. Someone needs to pay attention to the details in that restaurant: scrubbing the lavs, menus and tables would be a great start - until then, I won't return.
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  • Healthy and Delicious
    moose
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Josie's is my solid go-to spot in the neighborhood. Price is right, food is fresh, healthy and delicious. The coffee bread at brunch is really good, but the pumpkin spread in the evening is addicting. My favorite dish/appetizer is the potato and broccoli dumplings.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.