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Josephine

4.7
4.7
2786 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Nashville

  • 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

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What 2,786 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. D

    Denald

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the girls College graduation celebration and we couldn’t think of a better place. The recommendations and food were perfect. Our waiter was spot on with everything he suggested. Yep, will go again.
  2. KL

    KellyL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, creative cocktails and absolutely amazing service.
  3. DB

    DariaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We went for brunch & thought the food was just ok. We got the crab cake salad & the benedict. The cappuccino was outstanding though!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had never been here before, and we are trying to branch out and try new restaurants in the area. I invited my boyfriends parents and we all absolutely loved it. Our server was Taylor and he was amazing as well! Super attentive, able to answer all questions, and very outgoing. We will definitely be coming back!
  5. LK

    LaurenK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Not a place you will have an empty glass! After reading some recent reviews, we were a little apprehensive about the portions being too small, but this was not the case at all. My husband and I who are not typically small eaters split an appetizer (scrapple - delicious!), each ordered an entree (salmon and pork neck - both AMAZING!) and left feeling full. The cocktails were also beautifully crafted! Great for a special occasion/date night!
  6. JJ

    JohnJ

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, overall. Definitely pricey for what you get but everything tasted good. One of those snooty chef places where they insist you order everything all at once so "the chef can properly time everything" which annoys me on principal. But overall good food and a decent experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious but an extraordinarily long wait for our meals--it was fresh and well prepared
  8. MD

    MatthewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a great time at Josephine. I had the eggs Benedict…they were only Luke warm…that’s my only knock, and why they get 4/5…flavor was just fantastic though. My wife had the biscuits n’ gravy…also excellent. Mimosa was good, Bloody Mary excellent! Out of towners, but if ever back in Nashville would come again and definitely recommend to anyone. We went for brunch…would live to try dinner.
  9. DJ

    DavidJ

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Server was knowledgeable about the wine list and the entrees which helped with deciding. Swordfish was excellent as was the bavette steak and frites.
  10. C

    Carolk

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I was really excited for this restaurant experience but very disappointed with the quality of the entrees. The salmon was unbearable salty. And the escargot was overly lemony with a overbearing earthy taste. The cornbread app was good as was the pie dessert. The Whoopi pie was dry and the lemon tart was too fluffy, but well balanced flavors.
  11. LT

    LuvTravel

    Nashville

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has changed since our last visit and we loved it!! The service was exceptional and the food was delicious! We’ll be back soon!
  12. G

    Galina

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant was very nice and the service was very good. The food was nice. The salad house salad was below average, simple. The steak was not such a great cut, nevertheless it had a nice taste when using a sauce that was not chimichuri. The fries that came with the steak were great!!! The portions were small for the price. We left hungry despite having appetizers, too. I would go again because the service was great. I would recommend the restaurant, but would give warnings of what I mentioned above.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, a genuinely all around wonderful experience. Waitress (zibby?) was excellent and had great recommendations.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    visiting my daughter
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a very nice meal. The service was excellent and the food - beet salad and morel mushroom stroganoff - was delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I ordered the lamb rib appetizer and was told that it is more fatty than pork ribs however it was almost 95% fat. I just couldn’t eat it. They did refund my meal and I enjoyed the mushroom stroganofff instead. Our server was excellent as well. But the lamb rib appetizer needs to be off the menu.
  18. r

    rocket

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb runs and heirloom tomatoes are two outstanding appetizers. Halibut and escargot gnocchi were superb. Save room for the special pie for two dessert
  19. S

    Sydney

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and were not disappointed. I had the Josephine Prime Steak and Eggs and was delightfully surprised with a steak that was incredibly tender and flavorful. Not to mention the amazing fries. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Definitely going back when we get the chance.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely amazing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal
  22. n

    nash617

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner to celebrate my birthday!
  23. B

    Britt

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chanterelle Mushroom Stroganoff and Nashville Scrapple lettuce wraps were so memorable! Thank you for a lovely dinner!
  24. M

    Megan

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and so happy we did. Chicken and waffles and the eggs Benedict were outstanding. Also ordered the biscuits which were lovely, served with butter and jam. Can’t wait to visit Nashville again, would love to eat more of this amazing menu. Overall a great experience from entering the front door and being greeted by a smiling hostess to our super server with great menu and drink suggestions. Make a reservation!
  25. PR

    PhilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Perfect service - scrapple lettuce wraps are incredible! Great restaurant, great ambience, great staff! 5+ stars
  26. EA

    ElizabethA

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We have been to Josephine many times over the years and have never been disappointed but the food was not good this time, and in some cases inedible. The service was strangely snooty and poor, as if we were a bother. We won't be back. Too bad. Wasted $500 for the four of us.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an absolute excellent experience.
  28. NN

    NeyNey

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great - pork chop is outstanding and so is the service!
  29. SB

    SallieB

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The crab cakes were expensive for the amount of crab in them. Loved the presentation of them with the salad and sauce, just expected more crab. The cornbread as amazing!
  30. RF

    RFW6372

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josephine is a wonderful addition to the 12South restaurant scene in Nashville. Chef Andy Little and his staff provide a terrific experience. The food is excellent, and the vibe is contemporary yet comfortable and relaxed. Always a pleasure!
  31. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an easy reservation to make. When I walked in the hostess was incredibly friendly and did her level best to accommodate our group. The waitress we had was very friendly and took care of us in a way that made us feel like we could've been close friends. And the eggs Benedict that I chose was decadent. Just a wonderful experience. I will visit again when I'm back in Nashville.
  32. J

    Jonny

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We brought kids which was pretty funny because you should not bring kids here but they were nice about it
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Service and food awesome all around.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and ambiance
  35. T

    Tomxxx

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were exceptionally good, and the salads could not have been better. Cost a little more than usual, but it was definitely a cut above even the best you might expect. So it was worth the extra expense.
  36. MB

    MagaBot

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place nice brunch and bar service. Food very good
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Disappointing. Food was mediocre at best
  38. DH

    DonaldH

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable atmosphere with an excellent selection of well prepared cocktails with outstanding appetizer and entre selection. Above par. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend for an upscale dining experience at a reasonable price.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and service was excellent. Overall great experience. Standouts were the cornbread and duck fat potatoes. Mind blowing beet salad. I wish they would bottle that lavender dressing. Only negative was we ordered their specialty dessert the pecan pie with homemade icecream and it took them 20 minutes to let us know it has sold out. Otherwise everything was great.
  40. B

    Bongout

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner with the most delicious food. Definitely recommend.

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 4.7 stars by 2786 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Josephine

2316 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elmwood Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • 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

  • 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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