Pricey but nice
Food was great; service, too. Portions were generous. We sat out on the front patio which was pleasant this time of year, and also quiet. Not sure what the noise level would be inside. There seemed to be a lot of local regulars
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food every time!
We love the food. We try something different everytime we go and it has all been spectacular!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Final Dinner of Reunion
We had a group of 8 and were accommodated outside, which was generally lovely, except for the traffic noise. Food and service were outstanding. We had some excitement with the heater, which required moving our group to another area. This was done expeditiously and we finished our desserts (very delicious!).
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Engagement Celebrations
My new fiancée and I had a great dinner here with some family. Everything was spectacular. The pork osso buco was incredibly tender and the sweet corn polenta that accompanied it was tremendous.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff was wonderful, helpful. Food was creative and great. A super way to end a day and enjoy an evening out.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was an intimate dinning experience. We had one room to our selves which made sharing this meal a special occasion. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive. He made several suggestions that added to the enjoyment of the meal. We had the evening's special which was a very good choice. The food was delicious with a nice presentation. Overall, one of the nieces evening out we have had and a very romantic anniversary dinner.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always enjoy coming here for special occasions. Love the holiday brunches and they have an excellent regular menu as well.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always make a stop in Flagstaff to go to Josephine's. The food is creative, innovative and delicious -- always. The service is attentive and professional. This is a real gem.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great dining in flagstaff
Even to we arrived late they honored our reservation. Food was very good, waitress was wonderful. Decor was cozy & warm, tho we were seated in the back room at a table next to the main (busy, as in cattlerun) thoroughfare from the kitchen when the restaurant was half empty on a Sunday nite at 8:30. First drinks are sent back, perfect Martini was not perfect, wine had a film on top. Replaced with good drinks.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
We were traveling back from Colorado to Phoenix and saw Josephine's listed on Open Table and booked dinner hoping for a nice meal. It was that and more. The service was excellent and the restrauant cozy and comfortable. My wife and I both had fish dinners, she the special and me the Sea Bass. The fish was fresh and cooked to order, not over done like most restaurants. One would never guess we were hundred's of miles from the Ocean.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was to die for
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary but we didn't want to travel to Sedona so I asked around which restaurant was Flagstaff’s best. I've tried every place in town but nothing worth a celebration meal. We hadn't been to Josephine's yet and it seemed everyone we spoke to recommended them so we thought it was worth a try. Well it was as good as they come. I had the filet which coming from Texas I'm picking and it was one of the best I've ever had. My wife had the Sea bass and she felt the same way. I can honestly say that it was hands down the best food in Flagstaff and one of the best anywhere.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem
If you enjoy unique one of a kind dining experiences, this is the perfect choice. Outstanding food, service and ambiance in a beautiful and historic home!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service and prices
This was our first time dining here and we will definitely be coming back. The food was superb, the staff friendly and classy, and the prices for such fine dining was very reasonable. It's in a wonderful old home and was cozy and inviting. It would be great for romantic dinners as well as families. You can sit outside weather permitting and sip a glass of wine and watch the world go by. We loved it!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Flagstaff Must!
Want to feel like you're part of a family dining experience without all the drama? Visit Marleni & Tony/ chef & owners of Josephine's. Top notch food, choices for everyone. A relaxing neighborhood patio. Great wine list, but be sure to visit Marleni at the bar with her creative cocktail concoctions. We will return!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting & subtle food, terrific service. If you have one meal in Flagstaff, this is your best bet. Don't be foolish like us, though & sit outside. You may be eaten alive by Mosquitos. Thanks for a lovely meal!!
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a treat...
...to dine at Josephine's. This was our 3rd time. We celebrated my husband's 80th birthday. We really enjoy sitting on the patio. Inside has more noise than we can handle, but on the patio it is excellent. It was a good thing that it didn't rain. The Filet Mignon and Salmon were excellent. The home made ice cream delicious. The service was relaxing, not being rushed.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a positive experience.
It was a positive experience. Good dishes prepared with apparently fresh ingredients. Careful and friendly service. Wines generally reasonnably priced.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Worth the $$$. Desserts looked delicious, but we were too full to try them. Four people in our group and not a bad or mediocre meal. Mac and cheese is to die for. The layout of the inside is cramped and makes for a hot, stuffy evening. The open kitchen makes the whole front of the restaurant hot. Highly recommend going when you can eat outside to avoid the kitchen heat and stuffiness.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
passing through and found a gem!!
We were traveling through Flagstaff on our way to California from Dallas, Texas. We had no idea where to stop for dinner.... we found this place on Open Table and decided to give it a try and we are so glad that we did!! The food was amazing and the service was great!! The Calamari was the best we had ever tasted!! Very crisp and you get a choice of 2 dipping sauces (a cream sauce and a sweet-n-sour sauce)!! If we ever find ourselves in Flagstaff again, we will be back for sure!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Josephine's is always a treat! The crab cakes are the best! Try the strawberry mojitos! The three of us each enjoyed every morsel. The donut holes could become addictive! NYC has nothing on Flagstaff!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place for lunch & chat
Soup was excellent (tomato florentine), sandwich was uniquely tasty (fried green tomatoes & REAL turkey)--bread maybe over toasted a bit, peach pie was outstanding! The only problem was tepid tea water, but waitress kindly brought some hot water & had the manager deduct the price of tea for us. Very thoughtful and sincerely customer-service oriented. This was our first visit & we shall definitely return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived up to expectations
Everything we ordered (Osso Bucca and the Mexican Shrimp dish) was very tasty. Service was attentive. We sat outdoors on the front patio of the very charming bungalow. Would recommend this eatery to anyone. We had two entrees, one glass of wine and one ice tea served with fresh bread. With tip, the bill was $90 and change. Not cheap, but we knew that going in.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch.
Lots of wonderful choices. Salads, fish tacos, and wonderful for weekend brunch. Even on Saturdays.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I highly recommend Josephine's for Saturday or Sunday Brunch. They have an extensive menu and wonderful brunch bellini's and sangria! The outdoor space is extra charming and lush. The service is spot on. You won't be disappointed!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
quite Tuesday evening
We both had the bacon wrapped lamb specials and the lamb was fabulous. Very clean, fresh and strangely not lambly at all....I like the taste of lamb but this was so well prepared, very rare, with the smoked bacon flavor....very easy to eat. Good wine advice from our server, try a glass of the Shug Cab. The champagne salads were mediocre, too much dressing which is a big trend everywhere we eat over the past few months. I will order all salad dressings on the side as folks just don't get that more is less.....oh, the bread pudding was a bit underwhelming, kinda dry, may be good on a cool morning with coffee, but after the lamb it was a let down.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started with shrimp bisque,
Started with shrimp bisque, which was very good. My wife enjoyed the Caprice salad, which was different than most, with crumbled cheese and mixed greens with the tomatoes and a very nice dressing. The hickory smoked chicken was excellent and my wife's crab cakes were good, but quite thin. We finished with home made ice cream, but found. it full of ice crystals as if it had been defrosted and refrozen. We could not have been more pleased with the service.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, romantic brunch
Wonderful food; attentive service. We had a wonderful brunch.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keeps getting better
We've lived in Flagstaff for six years and feel that Josephine's has continued to refine it's menu.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The three of us had a perfect meal! Everything from the apps. thru desert was exceptional!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
GLAD WE GAVE IT ANOTHER TRY
my husband and I dined here for the first time back in march of 2013 for his bday, and we were not impressed, so we said we wouldn't go back, but in the past we have had bad first experiences at restaurants and gave them a second chance and they ended up being our favorite places, so that what we decided to do at josephines, but this time we tried lunch, and im glad we did, we sat outside, weather was perfect, our server Colby was great, the food was great, this is more of a spot for lunch than dinner, I had the fresh roasted turkey sandwich with a fried green tomato , I could of ate 2 of those it was that good, so if you want great wine, a nice quiet atmosphere and excellent food, try this place
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice way to spend a Saturday
Unusual to have a brunch menu on Saturday. Very delicious.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Josephine's ... an annual tradition
Friends & I have visited Flagstaff's Pickin' in the Pines for the last three years. On our first adventure, we looked for a restaurant I'd seen reviewed and happened by it ... what a joy!
We've been back each year since for a lovely brunch, enjoying fab cuisine, lovely live entertainment provided by Vincent Z, and yet another year of grand memories.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect neighborhood spot
Loved eating outside on the patio and even though it sits on a residental street there is very little traffic and enjoyable. The food was outstanding and we will be returning on our next trip to Flagstaff.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place every time.
We have eaten here many times for lunch and dinner and the food/service/etc is consistently good every time!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Should have found this place sooner
Residents of the Valley for 20 years, we travel through and to Flagstaff often for hiking and travel. Yet we never took the time to stop at Josephine's. . . now it will be a must stop place for dining for ourselves, and suggestions for our friends! Deserves a top spot on the Flagstaff dining options list for it's top notch food, fine service, and beautiful charming building.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neat Old House
It was a very good meal, but not quite great. We had put a note on our reservation about it being a birthday celebration, but there was never a mention nor a Happy Birthday. There are no do overs when you are traveling from out of town. At first they were going to put us at a tiny table facing the corner and very close to a group of 4, even though there were very few people in the restaurant, however, they were responsive to our request for a different table, and it all worked out. Enjoyed the old home atmosphere.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family was together in
Our family was together in Flagstaff for a reunion - I had made a reservation at Josephine's after looking at restaurants in Flag online. Everyone enjoyed their meals immensely! It was a great, picturesque, place and I would recommend the restaurant highly!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious! Had it for dessert. Also shared a dessert with icecream. Food Good presentation and nice ambiance.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visiting Josephines on a recommendation and were very happy we did. We enjoyed the unique selections for Sunday brunch. The service was very attentive, but not intrusive. Our meals were delivered hot and the fruit on the side was very fresh. If you like bloody Mary's, you'll love them here!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular Flagstaff Restaurant!!!
Fine dining at its best -- Chef Tony has an amazing, creative menu that draws inspiration from a unique blend of locations and flavors (from Southwestern to Mediterranean to traditional breakfast favorites like blueberry pancakes)! We especially loved their weekend brunch (available both Saturday and Sunday). The building, over a century old, has spectacular charm and is listed on the national historic register. As soon as you walk in the door, you are treated like family, from the warm greeting to the unerringly good service. Locals must clearly be familiar with this gem, but if you happen to be visiting Flagstaff and enjoy dining in upscale restaurants, you should make it a point to try Josephine's.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Josephine's on many occaisions and always when we are in Flagstaff. The food is excellent and we have never been dissapointed. We have sat inside on several occiasions but there is nothing better than Sunday brunch on the porch or outside garden table. We weould recommend this to anyone for any occaision.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had never been to Flagstaff
We had never been to Flagstaff and didn't know where to dine, so we checked with IDine and ended up in this totally delightful period place. Food, service and ambience all fun, as is the many-roomed house in which they are served.. We highly recommend it!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special Birthday Dinner
Going into the restaurant was a bit weird: we walked in the door and 3-4 staff members just looked at us like we weren't supposed to be there. We were seated first at a cold table next to a really noisy guy but they quickly moved us next to the fireplace and turned it on for us: that was nice. They came by with menus pretty quick. The menus seemed to be overly wordy about food that is trying to be "foodie" when its really not: I had the pork OssoBuco and it was mediocre at best: very dry and full of bones. The polenta that came with it was amazing!
Ehn: its a bit fru-fru and over-priced for no apparent reason. The chocolate-bourbon-pecan pie with fresh made vanilla-bean ice cream was to DIE for. I should have eaten dessert first.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Sunday brunch at Josephine's
Have dined here multiple times. The experience holds up to brunch as well. Service was great. Kids were well taken care of. Food was very good. All three adults had variations on Benedict. All very good, and the Hollandaise was fantastic. Perfect poach on the eggs. Really could not ask more.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Makes a good impression
I was asked to select a restaurant for a meeting with the Western Regional Sales Manager for a major national construction materials supplier. I wanted to make a good impression upon someone who had traveled from Los Angeles to Flagstaff... but also conveyed the charm of Flagstaff/Northern Arizona. Josephine's hit the mark! The Salmon BLT was well liked by my visitor, who was surprised to find good seafood in a mountain town! Thank you Josephine's for making a good impression! I will keep your restaurant in mind for future meetings!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for special occasion
We love going to Josephine’s for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. There is a large patio in the front for good weather in the summertime. We love riding our tandem bike here in the summer for Brunch. It’s a great place for special occasions like Birthdays, Fathers day, Mothers day and Anniversary’s. Father’s day and Mothers day they have a buffet style with one price. All the food is wonderful. I have my favorites but haven’t been disappointed with anything I’ve eaten here. The place has a couple of large rooms upstairs for larger parties. The service is always great.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family has been coming to Flagstaff, AZ for over 25 years at Thanksgiving time. Typically we don't dine out.... this year we did, and we're we ever pleased! Josephine's is like dining in your Grandmother's old beautiful home, and enjoying a wonderfully current and excellent selection of simply yet exquisitely prepared food!! Crab cakes were fabulous, salads were fresh and the steaks and lamb chops were delectable. We'll be back!!!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
great thanksgiving buffet
We enjoyed a terrific Thanksgiving Day buffet. All of the food was delicious.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time dining here
My son has lived in Flagstaff over three years. All of us had never eaten out here before. Beautiful historic bungalow. Great food and we sat right next to the fireplace on Thanksgiving Day. The food was great. We especially liked the delicious yams and turkey as well as the very tasty pumpkin bread pudding for desert. We could not have asked for a nicer day seeing also that we were in from out of town visiting our son. Many thanks. :)
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want a nice weekend brunch, Josephine's is where to go. It has a lovely and unique brunch menu. The restaurant is in a historic Flagstaff house and for cold winter days, they will have fires going. The service is always fantastic and the waiters attentive. Josephine's will always be one of my very favorites!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM