Josie's West
Josie's West

Josie's West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.josiesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127691212
  • 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
125 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (39)great for lunch (35)great for brunch (25)kid-friendly (24)good for groups (22)special occasion (10)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • Great Joint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Love the tasty, healthy menu and the lovely vibe at the bar. Terrific mojitos & black bean dumplings. table service is always lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Anna
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Came here for brunch with a group of 4 girls and it was great!
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Healthy Eating
    HelloVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of the main reasons we go to this fine restaurant is because they use beef and chicken from animals that have not been fed hormones and antibiotics and the food is tasty!
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  • Not pleased with service.
    Nothappy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was okay, but not pleased with service. Ordered drinks and appetizers. Didn't even get thru half of drinks when appetizers came. Then as we were still eating our appetizers, waiter brings main course which they proceeded to bring back to the kitchen. Busboy tried to remove our plates before we were finished with appetizers. We were in and out in 35 minutes which I find appauling. Waiter didn't ask if we wanted pepper. Only salt on tables which I don't understand. Waiter didn't even ask how our meal was. Will not go back. Very disappointed. Is this restaurant under new management? Have never had this experience before.
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  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went here because of its proximity to The Beacon and because it was recommended by a local wine distributor. We were not disappointed. The service was superb.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Second Time Around
    visualgirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The first time I went to Josie's West was before a show at the Beacon with three girlfriends and we had a great time. The food and drinks were excellent. This time I went back with my husband before a show at the Beacon, tried different food and drinks off the menu and it was again delicious. I had the turkey meatloaf, which was a tad dry but extremely flavorful. I would get it again but ask for extra gravy on the side. My husband had one of the specials, which was a steak and he loved it. Josie's West has now turned into my go to spot for a meal before a concert around the corner.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • One of the greats
    Ashmo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Love thus place! Great Gluten free options and friendly staff
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Really good wholesome food.
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice friendly service, unfussy, great for lunch and pre show. Would recommend to friends. Good food at good prices
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • A Quick Bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We just came for a light meal before seeing a show. The waiter was very pleasant attentive and helpful. My friend is a vegetarian and was pleased with what she ordered. I enjoyed my butternut squash soup and shrimp appetizer. We plan to return for a leisurely full course dinner.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good vegetarian choices
    avocado
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Lots of healthful / veggie options, tastefully prepared. They couldn't have been more gracious about letting us occupy a table for 40 minutes till our friend arrived.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies with Kids who are grateful!
    LcedarpointVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ex upper west siders who brought our 3 kids in for bway show (ages 12-5) and then Cpark. We needed GREAT food & wine at a place that would allow our kids to be kids & for us to detox respectfully. Josie's fit the bill. Food came quickly to satisfy kids. Silver oak & Far Nente came quickly to satisfy the adults. As the kids sipped on Shirley Temples (w lids.. Thanks) & penne pasta w cheese. We made it through the menu..Black bean goat cheese dumplings (stealing idea for our cafe up north), tuna burger, steak special, unfried rice, broccoli dumplings. So glad we over ordered so we could get all the signature favors. Cudos to Josie's staff for not blinking at an eclectic table like ours. Other diners noted our joie! See ya soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful meal
    fancydancer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was great. Service was perfect. Made for a delightful evening wth old friends. We sat forever, no one pressured us. From start to finish a great experience. Would certainly return to try other options on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Josie's West
    loverealfood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Bland tasting food. Disappointing vegetarian. Such a good write up, such a let down.
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    good for groups
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  • Disappointing
    GoodfoodlousyservioeVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I hadn't eaten here in a while. The place wasn't very full, yet getting a waitperson was very difficult. Also, it's their policy to not bring bread until you've ordered, but they immediately put down the spread for the bread. Bad news if you're hungry. It's such a tease. Because we didn't have a lot if time, we asked if the one appetizer and two entrees could be brought out all together. "Of course" they answered. But, we were served the appetizer separately. The wait staff seemed more intent on socializing or restocking glasses at the bar then servicing the two tables they each seemed to have.
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  • Great pasta dinner
    fabr
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were impressed with our waiter, the service being outstanding. My wife and I had a pasta dinner which we enjoyed very much
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  • NearNeighbor
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Josie's has been around for a long time and remains delightful. The food is always fresh and delicious, and the service friendly and attentive, even when the restaurant is crowded (which it wasn't on my most recent visit, for an early dinner). The tuna burger cooked to order, the squash ravioli, the seared tofu served with heaps of veggies (raw and roasted), and the squash soup are perennial favorites. The only sour note is minor: Josie's practice of serving one slice of bread at a time has always struck me as unnecessarily elaborate, restrictive, and silly - though I'll grant that it helps me limit my carb intake! Maybe someday they'll find a gentler way to do this.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Josies West
    Delicious
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We come to Josies often for their wonderful macadamia crusted chicken salad. It is absolutely delicious! The staff is courteous, the atmosphere upbeat and friendly. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I enjoyed the seared tofu salad. Lots of flavorful veggies that were presented beautifully.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    anniversary36
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Josie's West had good food, lovely smiling and friendly server and a nice atmosphere. My daughter frequently eats there and had picked it out to celebrate a special occasion. We would definitely return! We recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Reliable
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    You can never go wrong meeting friends for dinner at Josie's. There is something for everyone on the menu and the special fish dishes always are superb. Homemade bread with spread is always a delicious start to any meal. Sit in the front room by the window to get out of the pre-Beacon Theater hubbub in the main dining area.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • If it weren't for the nice waiter..
    PTalentiVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I would have given this place an overall 1 star. The food was genuinely awful, a turkey meatloaf that had the consistency and flavor of whole-grained toast with a side sauce that seemed to have come straight out of a jar. My friend had buttersquash ravioli that came in a generic broth and overall had no flavor. I picked this place last minute because of the good OpenTable reviews, which honestly makes me reevaluate whether I'll ever rely on the app again. I was embarrassed to have chosen this place. On the positive side, the ambiance is fine enough and the waiter, though neither my friend nor I could understand his English, was very nice.
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  • Great Prix Fixe..
    DrRoyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The $30 prix fixe is a great deal with many choices of appetizer, entree, and dessert.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great healthy food
    PurpleGirl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Josie's is a great place for vegetarians and non vegetarians. We went with a large group and there was something that appealed to everyone. I love the healthy options and the complimentary sweet potato puree and bread is super yummy.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good food; very good service. very convenient if you are going to the Beacon Theatre.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Used to be better
    discerningfoodie
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Josie's used to be one of my favorite restaurants but I was deeply disappointed this time. The restaurant was one of the few places that served healthy food that wasn't boring. This time the food was boring and bland. The calamari were fresh and had the perfect soft, not chewy, texture but they lacked any discernible flavor. The stirfry with tofu was similarly bland. I did eat there on a Monday night and it is possible that the B team was in the kitchen and the food would be better on other days. I was please with the service was attentive but not overbearing.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Very good meal
    DearanijVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We found Josie's while looking for a place to have dinner before a show at the Beacon Theater. We were very pleasantly surprised that this restaurant is just next door and offers all natural and organic food. The place isn't fancy but the food was prepared beautifully and tasted just as good. I had the special dinner of skirt steak over salad. It was excellent. We will definitely be back when we are in this neighborhood
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I love their crusted tuna but, this time, got in in the salad. It was good and the tuna was fresh but I forgot that the tuna would be cold. I prefer it warm to hot, even though it is cooked rare. My friend had the chicken teriyaki plate. She has a big appetite but was full and couldn't eat the whole thing. I love their grain bread but shouldn't have eaten as much as I did. All in all, it was a good meal. I go there whenever I'm in that neighborhood. I miss the one that was on the East side before the 2nd Avenue subway construction started.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    msmaggie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Josie's is reliable, delicious healthy food. appealing atmosphere, attentive staff, good prices for high quality. i go whenever im on the West side.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice find
    Alene
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It is always sweet to find a Manhattan restaurant that has a menu that is creative and tasty to one's palette and affordable.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, small portions
    diningwithkidsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    They had a kid menu, but the kid portion sizes are small. Kids ordered pasta and chicken fingers, the latter of which was overcooked and not very flavorful. The adult meals were pretty good. It was nice to know the ingredients are all fresh and wholesome. This is a restaurant on our back up list for returning.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • josie's - in a rush
    dandbinnyc
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were trying to squeeze in a good meal between Holiday events on July 4th, and Josie's was perfect. Delicious healthy food, and our waiter got us in and out quickly without making us feel rushed.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative and delicious dinner
    HelenVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Josie's very much. The food was delicious, with very innovative sauces and use of vegetables and fruits. The service was quick and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • good and healthy
    uwsanne
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I like the menu selection tho i wish they had more specials. Comfortable and comfortable noise level. you can actually have a conversation though it was full. Good wine.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Superb
    PinettoVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food and service at Josie's always ranks highly with us and this restaurant visit did not disappoint.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Not really worth it!
    Mousemom3
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Although conveniently located near Beacon Theater, the interior seemed diner-like and the menu while having decent choices ... The food was not even diner quality ... Bland without and flavoring or what you would expect eating in NYC. Best part focaccia bread. Should have went to Hummus Place across the street instead !
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  • Eh
    Foodman
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice place and I'm sure others may like it. My food -- the grilled chicken -- was just very bland / bad tasting.
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  • Great Vegetarian Option!
    Namaste1974
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I went to a show at The Beacon Theater on my own and was looking for a Vegetarian Option given that I primarily prefer Vegetarian Options. The menu is diverse to make both vegan/vegetarians and meat eaters options as well. The added convenience it's right around the corner from The Beacon Theater. Make sure to make reservations because it appears to be a popular spot. My only critique is that I ordered wine and it was a small glass, in the future I will probably order a cocktail.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.