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What a delight, as always. The seafood was spectacular . The presentation was picturesque , like a work of art. The portions are perfect (no four pound chunk of beef flopping off the dish thank you very much), the service was leisurely so we dined liked adults and except for the coolish air conditioning (which was corrected immediately) we spent a wonderful evening with friends and dined extraordinarily well.
Very good experience. Seafood was amazing. Chargrilled salmon was delicious and waiter was attentive. Oysters were very good.
Went here for our anniversary. Everything was excellent, from service to food. The ambiance is solid, but a little odd as well. Hard to explain, but it is far from casual but doesn't quite hit elegant either. It's pricey, but you're getting great food that is comparable to other higher-end establishments.
Food was a bit pricey but great. I had lobster termidor and it was buttery creamy. Our server was great and easy to talk to. The place was packed but getting in was easy. The place is very nicely decorated and the music ambiance make it easy to enjoy the meal and the conversations
In Rockford to visit my mother-in-law on Mother's Day. Josef Barbados was quite the find. Really good food, great service and a very nice ambience. Would definitely go back the next time we're in Rockford.
Good local restaurant, service ok. My daughter and I took my wife there for Mother's Day, waited a little too long for our food and when it came out they took our food to the wrong table, waitress came and offer a different dish to my wife but when she said no (in a kind manner) the waitress seemed upset/annoyed that my wife didn't take the other dish instead. Waitress or manager didn't apologize for the mishap or for the long wait.
Service was slow, very obviously slow. Server had too many tables as she told us. We received the wrong bill which had to be corrected. Food seemed lukewarm. But the big issue to me was the poor lady across the room. Her 4 top was situated much too close to a door that had to be frequently accessed to reach a private dining room. The lady was bumped once and obviously worried every time the door was opened. Not good.
Finally, the host could not find our reservation or the fact that we requested the dining room, not bar.
Josef's has always been an incredible place to dine. Everything was exceptional. It's a dining experience, not just a dinner. You are never rushed, service is outstanding. I wish I could afford to go more often. For now, it's our special place.
Restaurant had an off night. The experience and the food is outdated for being priced where it is. Years ago I had great experiences here, but it isn’t what I remember. We were celebrating a birthday but left after apps because the food and service was so bad.
Food was fantastic! I had the Ahi Tuna, my daughter had the Swordfish and my husband had the Halibut. All were excellent but we all agreed the Ahi Tuna was the best of the three. Service was great too. Definitely recommend for a nice, quiet, and elegant dining experience.
Truly outstanding experience
Can have a conversation in the lovely beautiful dinner room.
Or fun in the bustling bar.
Thank you for everyone’s hard work that we can enjoy Josef’s
I had them blacken the fish and it was good. My son's streak was good. the music was a little loud and I did not understand why they have all the high tables. Our table was fine.
Our daughter was visiting from Texas and we were celebrating her moms birthday. Our daughters first time there and was quite impressed. We’ve eaten there several times and it is one of our favorite places for a special occasion.
Please with the meal and service. Food is always good but service can be hit or miss depending on your server. Friday’s experience was positive on all accounts.
Surf & Turf was absolutely delicious!
The ahi tuna was also excellent and the accompanying vegetables with ponzu sauce are the best I believe I've had in a restaurant for quite a while. Salads were fresh and easy on the dressing.
Service was 5 stars.
All of the above is why we continue to be regulars.
Service was actually spot on. We have been there at least a half a dozen times and enjoyed every visit. This time the flow out of the kitchen was a little slow. Table occupancy was maybe 65 to 70 percent. Seems like the kitchen was backed up. Line chef call in sick? Still we enjoyed our 2 hour 15 minute dining experience.
Food was womderful...
Service by Enrique was excellent...
Would definitely come back!
One of our favorite spots to enjoy a great meal. Service is excellent and worthy of a large tip. Great food and great Chef!
It was fantastic food, service was great, and we loved it!
This was my first visit, for a casual dinner with a friend. I will definitely be back!
Very delicious food went for a birthday / Valentine’s dinner we both loved our meals but were there a very long time and service was very slow, waiter wasn’t as attentive as i would’ve liked. Otherwise for what we paid i felt like it was worth it and overall a great place!
As always the wine, food, and service was amazing.
My husband and I had a great experience in our first visit to Josef Barbados Steakhouse. The food was wonderful but the service was 2nd to none. Enrique was our waiter and we will request him every time we return. He was very helpful and knew a lot about the entrees and especially about the wines. It was a fantastic overall experience and we can’t wait to return!
My husband and I had a lovely dinner here. We both had the fresh oysters for a starter, and they were very good. We both then had a seafood entree, and those were exceptionally fresh and flavorful.
The atmosphere is very upscale, good for quiet conversation.
The service was a little slow due to a large party in the back, but it wasn’t problematic. Staff was engaging and knowledgeable.
Fine dining experience.
Odd strip-mall location but interior is suitably chic.
Leave plenty of time if you have plans later, the pacing is luxuriously slow.
Food was decent. Not worth the prices though.
A very nice restaurant. Enjoyed everything about it. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable.
Went for our anniversary. Food was awesome and so was the wait service. Very nice place for special occasions. A little pricey but worth it. Haven't been there in years but it was just as good as before. We will be back!!!!
We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and this was our first visit. I reached out to see if the restaurant could make special accommodations and they delivered. I stopped by the restaurant before our reservation to deliver some gifts and they walked me through how the night would go. Needless to say, the night was perfect and my wife was very surprised by the entire experience.
Ambiance for date night was very good. Starting from being seated till the end the service was very very slow. Food was very good but it just took too long for everything to get to the table. For the prices I would not go back. I couldn’t even imagine how the service would be if the place was crowded !!
THE FOOD WAS GREAT AS USUAL AND THE PACE IS GREAT FOR CONVERSATION TO MEET
AND TALK. ALTHOUGH I SPECIFICALLY INDICATED IT WAS TO CELEBRATE TWO BIRTHDAYS
AND THE WAITER ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THEY DID A SPECIAL SPARKLER TO DO SO HE
FAILED TO END THE NIGHT IN SUCH A MANNER.
One of the best dining experiences I have had. Anywhere, ever!
Only issue was getting steak prepared to requested temperature. Had to send back twice. Have eaten here on multiple prior occasions and is only time with an issue.
My wife and I loved it, will definitely return. Everything we had was great, the waitress was excellent, the dining room was very comfortable.
Dinner was pretty good, Steak was cooked perfectly and the service was extremely friendly and accommodating.
Enrico is a great waiter! Makes your meal an excellent experience!
This was our 3 or 4th time at Josef's. Unfortunately it was our worse visit. When using OpenTable to make our reservations, I indicated it was our 35th wedding anniversary. For some reason this never made it to the restaurant. There was no attempt to make this evening special. In addition, our normally attentive waiter (whom we have had in the past) brought me soup when I ordered a salad, a glass of wine when I ordered a bottle, and was absent during most of the evening.
We will visit again. But we will never have another 35th anniversary to celebrate.
This is the absolute best restaurant in Rockford, hands down . Always our favorite!!!
My wife and I fully enjoyed all of it. Will be going back.