Josephine

4.7
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2182 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
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4.7
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CM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The "snacks" and "vegetables" are really interesting - the buffalo cauliflower was so good! Unfortunately, the halibut was overcooked and very dry. Loved the atmosphere, and the dessert (home-made apple pie) sounded amazing, wish we had tried it. Overall I liked it and will be back, but maybe trying a different entree.

K
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful intimate experience from beginning to end. We loved our server who was knowledgeable about the menu and helped us course out our dining experience. Loved the little touches like the SA remembering to bring a serving spoon and the adorable cookie packages gifted by the host at the end of the evening. A truly lovely dinner to cap off our trip to Nashville.

c
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Overall did not think the food was very good. I had the scallops and was nothing spectacular about it. My wife had the rabbit with dumplings and was overly sweet and I was expecting it to be more savory. I would not go back.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Josephine for dinner. My first experience there for brunch was outstanding. We had the biscuit and gravy with eggs - it was delicious! The waitress was fabulous and the wine was perfectly paired as always.

TP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and even better service. One of my top Nashville choices!

RR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable experience in every. Our server was great, and the food and ambience were excellent. It’s a bit pricey, but it is well worth the price. A great place for a special meal.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Some hits(brussel sprouts, mmm) but a few misses as well. Great service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!! Service was outstanding.

B
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The swordfish was very good. Get the apple crisp for dessert. Very good

s
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, food and ambience. Definitely returning within the next few months.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Josephine is outstanding. You will pay a premium, but the food and the ambiance are worth it. While you’re there, check out the “secret” bar behind the restaurant—in the former carriage house. Eating at Josephine was an absolute treat, and I can’t wait to return. They’ve got something very special going on.

CJ
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took out son and his wife out to dinner for his birthday. It was a perfect celebration spot. You could hear one another talk and the ambience was excellent! The food was great, as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Holiday Brunch for our employees at 12 South Farmers Market. Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks. I especially liked my “Brunch Fried Rice” and the doughnuts we got as an appetizer :)
Highly recommend!

s
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch food was legit and as good as any in the cith

AB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Brunch!!

OT
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is delicious!! Interesting cocktails, amazing food! We had the sticky buns (drool) and the buffalo cauliflower (yum) as well as the friend chicken sandwich which was crispy outside, perfectly cooked on a soft bun with pickles!
Our server was great and we would highly recommend!

JO
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Winning in all respects, we had a fantastic and creative dinner at Josephine's.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife’s birthday and everyone we interacted with was sure to wish her happy birthday. They even had a hand-made birthday card on our table for us

LS
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time diner. Liked everything about the experience. Only comment, as noted, is value. Portions were small for the price.

VS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My and my wife's anniversary was spent at Josephine. We dragged along my 24 year old son, who was, at first, ambivalent but hungry. Before we got to the entrees we were all savoring every bite for inordinate amounts of time. Seemed the right thing to do. Staff was great, too.

M
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu, higher end wine offering, excellent service. We enjoyed our evening.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, I went for my birthday dinner and loved it. Would go again!

SO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Josephine with three friends that are from out of town on New Year's Eve. We were happy to find that they weren't doing some crazy expensive New Year's menu and that they also had several good options for one of our vegetarian guests. We made a reservation and were immediately sat upon arriving. The ambiance was nice and cozy. My friend was able to pay a corking fee for a bottle of champagne she brought, and we all enjoyed wine or cocktails. The service was great and the food was even better! The cornbread for an appetizer was unbelievable, and everyone was very happy with their meals. I will definitely be back and recommend this place to friends.

LA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great, even on NYE which was a very busy night. I would definitely recommend Josephine to a friend and will probably go back soon.

RB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We loved everything about Josephine and will dine there again when visiting Nashville. Good cocktails, great cornbread and the lamb bolognese was terrific.

SY
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic choice for Girl’s Night Out! The food was fabulous!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food!

TL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my birthday and our visit was the end of our weekend celebrations. What an ending it was too! I had the eggs benedict and it Josephine’s riff on a classic and not to be missed. Linda had the Quiche and it was heavenly. Paired with a perfect Bloody Mary and Josephine’s coffee and it was a home run!
Don’t just go here…run!

Tim Leigh

MH
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find. The food was excellent. Had the lobster lettuce wraps and the chicken for 2. Best chicken ever! Service was superb! Our wonderful server Danielle was friendly and informative. Would have loved if she could have joined us for dinner! Highly recommend!

GK
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; great detail to presentation; noise level minimum. Ambiance fun.

MH
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks were terrible
Wine was old order Bourbon also was old
Sad because it’s a great place

FF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try via recommendation from Bobby Hotel concierge and it was excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We had higher expectations. Cocktails were very good. Buffalo cauliflower app was oversauced, oversalted and overly oily. More fit for pub than fine dining. Cheese platter was fine but seasoned walnut accompaniment was so salty as to be inedible. Scallop entree arrived barely warm. Scallops cooked nicely (tho only modestly warm), but parsnip, potato purée, okra were near room temp. Halibut has a nice crusty browning but it was overcooked. Again, we had higher expectations. Wine list was nice, as was ambience. Skipped dessert to limit our disappointment. Will only return for cocktails.

m
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Very attentive service

CS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and wait staff was attentive and helpful. We asked that we take our time with the meal and they accommodated perfectly. Duck comfit and rabbit were excellent; pork chop was tasty but quite fatty and difficult to cut.

Because we had a party of 3, we didn't fit at an intimate 2-person table and had to sit at a larger round table that easily fits 4 or 5. Because of that, it was sometimes hard to talk with one another. It wasn't a terribly noisy place but noisy enough that it was sometimes hard to hear everyone at the table.

Overall, I'd recommend Josephine, particularly if you have a party of 2 or 4.

M
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Nashville from Colorado and tried Josephine. Food was delicious, drinks were excellent, and service was impeccable! To start, we had the cow's tongue and brussel sprouts: they were cooked very well, especially since cow's tongue can be challenging to get tender but it was. For the main dishes, we got duck, halibut, and lamb, all of which were great choices, especially the duck confit. The warm apple cobbler was a great dessert to finish! Little touches like ensuring the table was clean and folding our napkins when we left the table were greatly appreciated. Plus, our server was very friendly and not overbearing. Highly recommended!

MJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, spectacular. In a foodie town, one of the best available.

o
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, only seating is a too close. Another and perhaps larger Joesphine's in Franklin TN. would be Awesome!! Thank you!!

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