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About Josephine

Chef Andy Little's inspired cooking and neighborhood hospitality. Reservations highly recommended, but walk-ins always welcome. Open for dinner nightly and brunch on weekends.

2316 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Elmwood Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 292-7766

Website:
http://www.josephineon12th.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is available in front of the restaurant and street parking as well in the surrounding area.

Executive Chef:
Andy Little

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Please join us for a romantic evening at Josephine to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Josephine Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Creative Cuisine (40)
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Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Romantic (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Local Ingredients (26)
Business Meals (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Cozy (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Casual (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Authentic (12)
Healthy (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

Josephine has outstanding service, great food, and interesting handmade cocktails. The food is pricey for the size of the serving received. the entres that we ordered were beautifully plated and excellently prepared; however--they should be called "small plates". Our server went above and beyond. When I asked about the ingredients of a cocktail--she wrote down the recipe and even brought out the bottle of one of the mixes.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated my birthday dinner here and the food and service was spectacular. It was a tad bit loud but that could have just been the tables around us. I would highly suggest the rabbit and the beef cheeks if they are on the menu. We did order the buffalo cauliflower and it was not my favorite but everything else was spectacular. I would highly suggest a visit to Josephine if you are in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went for our anniversary. The Brussels sprouts app was really great but beyond that, everything was just okay. The drinks were fine and the entrees were fine (we got the duck and the lamb) however the steak next to us looked great. It was VERY loud and almost impossible to hold a conversation with my date across the table. We only went because we had a gift card and that’s really the only reason we’d go back in the future.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had absolutely impeccable, friendly service and A+ food. It doesn’t get better than a cozy, neighborhood bistro and Josephine knocks it out of the park. Whether you are going for a quick drink at the bar or diving into a delicious, cozy meal for two, this place nails it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Josephine offers a unique menu. The food is well prepared and presented. Service was friendly, prompt, and professional. We had a party of three, and everyone enjoyed the experience. I look forward to trying other dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food, service, and atmosphere. You can't go wrong with a restaurant where you can feel the staff and ownership are passionate about your experience from start to finish. Thank you to all involved!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A little pricey for the quality but overall pretty good. Appreciate the fact they have some unusual options and it’s not the standard run of the mill fare. Overall salt level quite high on most dishes we had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Loved this place! Definitely get the Zinfandel by the glass, as well as the Brussel Sprouts!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

SO SO SO good. Probably the best birthday dinner I've had and I consider myself a foodie. Our entrees were delicious and the molasses cake was PHENOMENAL. Everything else was highlighted by Shannon, our server. She was amazing and if you go in, you should totally request her. She did not steer us wrong in any recommendations and didn't placate to the typical "oh well I love everything on the menu". She was honest in a great, refreshing way. I can't wait to go back to Nashville just to eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a good choice when you are looking for something different. Somewhat limited menu, but excellent food and ambiance for a date or business meeting dinner. Not suggested for a "steak and potato" type as dishes are unique and mix many unusual ingredients.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were very pleased with Josephine's food and the service was excellent!! Would return when we are back in Nashville.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ho-hum & predictable food with apathetic service in a fairly enjoyable setting. For the price we expected a lot more, especially compared to Nashville’s other great competitive options. Would be agreeable for a business meeting, but do not expect a memorable experience.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had great service! The steak and rabbit were wonderful!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

ENJOYED NEW YEAR'S EVE BRUNCH TO BEAT THE CROWD. GREAT FOOD AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE. WILL RETURN

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service are always excellent and consistent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beef tongue and beef cheeks were good. The portion of Brussels sprouts was massive, more than enough for two.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went for brunch on Saturday about 1230, dining room was mostly full. The sticky buns came out piping hot and were delicious. I ordered the quiche and I got maybe 1/8 of a 6” diameter pie, not a good value even at $13. Both the quiche and the Benedict came with a big pile of spring lettuce, really boring and honestly just lazy presentation. Noisy dining room. Skip it for brunch.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Josephine's has a great hamburger. We kept talking about how great the hamburger was.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I always enjoy Josephines. The and service are excellent.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Gabe Golden is a great server and the food and experience was amazing!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great date night for my wife and I. Food and service were excellent.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Brussel sprouts, chicken for two, cobbler. Perfection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great sticky buns!!! Worth the trip just for them. Brunch menus seemed a bit limited.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have had brussel sprouts all over Nashville. These were simply amazing. Josephine is still on my favorites list even with all the new spots in town. Good solid service and great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Great for people watching. Off the beaten path and food is excellent. Valet parking is a plus since parking is a challenge. Highly recommend if you are in Nashville and want to get away from the tourist traps and crowds.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We were happy to find this on a Monday night, a birthday celebration for two of the four of us. It was slightly loud because of one table next to us, but mostly on the quiet side, which was a real contrast to a previous night at Josephine's and very welcome. Food is always excellent, especially Brussels sprouts. Our 4 different entrees were all great. I think the duck had a very high rating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Josephine had phenomenal food. The cocktails were also very good. We found the small plates to be a bit larger than average, and everything to be well priced.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were underwhelmed by Josephine. The wine we ordered was good, but it is a very expensive wine list: in each wine varietal category, there was about one choice with a bottle price under $50. All of the appetizers were non-traditional, but none of them was appealing to us, so we went directly to main dishes. The duck was dry (perhaps overcooked) and the lamb papparadelle was competently cooked-- these were not dishes that said "we've got to come back here soon." The apple cobbler we shared was probably the best part of the meal.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everyone we encountered at the restaurant what extremely knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great feedback to our questions. The food was delish and we cannot wait to go back for another evening out. Brussels sprouts are a MUST!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Lovely evening all around. Food was unique and delicious, perfectly seasoned and the portions seemed more generous than our last visit. They graciously accommodated our seating request. Note: seating near the front of the restaurant is chilly when the door opens if it's cold outside, even though they've attempted to remedy that with an enclosed outer entry. It was a very good choice for our annual family holiday get together.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were searching for a cool brunch place that went beyond the usual heavy Southern fare. We all really enjoyed our meals, the place, the service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service. The whole chicken is delicious! Our service was also perfect. Our waitress was very personable and attentive.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were seated in a drafty area heated with electric space heaters that looked like a porch. Kind of disappointing as there were available seats in the main restaurant and we made reservations ahead of time.

Our service was great, the food was just OK for the price.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The restaurant was highly recommended and was lovely inside. The service was just okay but all our meals were served lukewarm as if sitting out for awhile. Didn't think it was worth the price.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very consistent through the years. Absolutely the best

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went for lunch. Burgers and bloody Mary's were good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful birthday celebration at Josephine's! We were a little early, but were made to feel welcome and were able to sit at our table and chat until the server was available. Overall, it was a fabulous day! Food was delicious! Service was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first visit to Nashville and Josephine's was recommended by the B&B we stayed in . The food was very good and the service was equally good. The menu was a little more limited than I am used to but adequate for most people. Enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good food. Our table staff was great and knowledgable about the menus and wine list. However we got there a bit early and had a drink at the bar. The bar tender was a rude and unhelpful. And then was the same to another couple that sat down next to us. Took away from the overall experience unfortunately.

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