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Josephine, Nashville, TN
Josephine, Nashville, TN
Josephine, Nashville, TN
Josephine, Nashville, TN
Josephine, Nashville, TN

Josephine

4.9
4.9
3161 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef Andy Little's inspired cooking and neighborhood hospitality.
Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, and brunch on weekends.

Reservations highly recommended.
Please call the restaurant for parties larger than 5 people. 615-292-7766

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 292-7766
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andy Little
  • Private party facilities
    Our semi-private dining room holds up to 22 guests. We do require a food and beverage minimum depending on the day of week. Please email JosephineEvents@CommunityHopsitality for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Waverly / Melrose / Breeze Hill
  • Cross street
    Elmwood Ave
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available behind the restaurant in the upper lot marked with "parking for Josephine" signs. There is street parking as well in the surrounding area. Valet not available.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

3,159 Reviews
  1. Addymama

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Sad to see them closing. The duck fat hash browns and scrapple are amazing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely every bite was perfect. Every dish was flavorful and we loved sharing the Dutch Pork Buns. The duck was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes really burst with seasoning. Overall, loved everything and am so sad to hear they are closing. Josephine’s last day open is Saturday (12/23), so enjoy while you can!

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  3. Gmilliner

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, as always. We will miss Josephine!

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  4. Anna

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So sorry to hear that they are closing their doors — I discovered this gem too late. Thankful I was able to make a visit.

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  5. Nickki34

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best of the best! Josephine will be missed in Nashville.

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  6. CorkandCow

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the time of our lives- my son thoroughly enjoyed his 22nd birthday! We have for 10 years gone to this restaurant and it will be so sorely missed! Love the chef and the staff ! The Clancy’s

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  7. JeffT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our final brunch! Absolutely heartbroken this amazing restaurant filled with so many great memories from the last decade is closing. Such a shame!!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Saturday for brunch. It tends to be pretty loud for a party of 2 but as larger groups left, it was better. Food and service were excellent!

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  9. JohnT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fantastic restaurant, but very sad news that they are closing after ten years due to the Nashville real estate escalation which is making it impossible for many business to continue to operate. Hopefully Josephine’s will reappear in a new location at some point. They did everything right, absolutely among very best restaurants in Nashville.

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  10. HappyDiners

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will so miss Josephine when it closes later this month. It’s been a great 10 years our family and friends have been able to enjoy this amazing local neighborhood restaurant. Afraid for a chain restaurant to move in - 12S is losing its character with the national chains moving in. We need the local businesses to stay and to thrive in our city!

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  11. Nickki34

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing evening at Josephine. Sad to have to say goodbye!

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  12. lisa

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sooooo sad Josephine's will be closing soon. One of my faves in all of Nashville.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal place! Our absolute favorite place in Nashville!

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  14. Philippef

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josephine will close for good just before Xmas 2023. this is a shame as it is one of the very best high quality independent restaurants left in Nashville. We shared an exquisite meal of red butter lettuce salad ( well is was not red due to local producers’ issues but it was excellent), followed (in sequence) by the duck breast and the schmitz und knepp (rabbit) both of which were delicious and tasty. Dinner ended with the maple crème brûlée accompanied by a glass of Tokay (yummy). our wine was a 2016 Bandol and we enjoyed half price Wednesday for the wine! We already have another reservation for a couple of days before they close for good (tables are very hard to find already). I hope they re-open their restaurant in the suburbs of Nashville!!!

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  15. Foodjunkie

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing neighborhood restaurant. So sad to see it’s closing. Can only hope they open in a new location.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Josephine’s and I’m glad I made it before they closed their doors! The service was impeccable, the food was superb, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and the restaurant itself was quite spacious. I was so sad to learn that Josephine was closing their doors this month after a decade in business, so I’m glad I made it in for the first time! I ordered their happy hour double cheeseburger with a glass of wine and shared the duck fat hash browns and cornbread. Delectable! For such a nice restaurant and prime location, the price tag was more than reasonable and absolutely matched the service received. If you have a chance to visit this 12 South staple before they close their doors for good, please go!

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  17. RachelB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Nashville! It’s sad it’s closing :(

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was wonderful! Really great flavors in all their dishes. We especially like the duck fat hash browns and Brussels sprouts. Also the environment was intimate and cozy. Felt like a nice retreat. We would definitely go again!

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  19. JohnT

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. Am so sorry to see this restaurant closing.

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  20. JeffT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Really sad you're closing in a few week.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Kelly, was great. Highly recommend the duck and the rabbit. Both were delicious!

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  22. CraigD

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Josephine is a home run. We are going to miss you!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad to hear this incredible restaurant will close its doors 12/23/23!

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  24. JillA

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was amazing and our service was outstanding. Sorry to learn they are closing at the end of the year.

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  25. Nickki34

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in town! Will miss it tremendously. A Nashville gem

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! So sad to learn this gem will be closing next month.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Josephine’s is such a great little spot!

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  28. Anonymous

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad that this amazing place is closing. We plan to eat here as much as we can over the next few weeks.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josephine has consistently been one of the best restaurants in Nashville since its opening a decade ago. It’s a shame that it’s being forced to close due to greedy, soulless developers. I will miss dinners and brunches here.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josephine is a gem and one of the best restaurants in the city. It will be a huge loss to Nashville when Josephine closes next month. Thank you Chef Andy and Brian Nash, Casey, Abby, and Gabriel and everyone else who made Josephine such a special place!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They are closing! My heart is breaking. This place was fantastic! Absolutely every item was cooked perfectly and presentation was excellent. Great portions and super service! Thrilled we got to try it, and we appreciate every thing!

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  32. LeonoraW

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad you’re closing but it was great please just don’t run out of cinnamon rolls Sunday

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  33. AllisonC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Nashville and the meal, service, and martinis!! never disappoint. So sad to see it go ❤️

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  34. CarolynY

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate a birthday. Kyle was an exceptional waiter, the food was delicious, and we had an excellent time as a family.

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  35. JillM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome and service was great! Menu, everything was wonderful

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  36. bluevelcro

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flawless service. Nice ambiance, though lighting (one candle on table and zero downlight) is minimal to the point that the food is not really visible. Our orders were flavorful but remarkably oily.

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  37. MelissaB

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had initially planned for date night, but then a bunch of close friends wanted to join since this restaurant announced it was closing. I’ve got to say—the hostess did not want to accommodate our tables since we had made 2 reservations. We asked to wait to be seated until both tables could be sat (which meant we would buy drinks during the wait, spending more money). I was pretty disappointed by the way she acted. However, once we sat down (at separated tables) our server Kyle was AMAZING. The food was top notch!! I’m glad I didn’t let the initial service up front deter me, because I really loved the night, as did the entire group!

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  38. KymC

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, lovely atmosphere! All around a wonderful experience!

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  39. bfwong

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st visit. Amazing experience!!! Would highly recommend it!!!

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  40. JillB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and our waitress was lovely, but we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Josephine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Josephine is rated 4.9 stars by 3161 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Josephine

2316 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Elmwood Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Waverly / Melrose / Breeze Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available behind the restaurant in the upper lot marked with "parking for Josephine" signs. There is street parking as well in the surrounding area. Valet not available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andy Little
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 292-7766
  • Private party facilities
    Our semi-private dining room holds up to 22 guests. We do require a food and beverage minimum depending on the day of week. Please email JosephineEvents@CommunityHopsitality for more information.
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