Josephine

4.7
2636 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 2636 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience5

This is my first restaurant review ever! I have been wanting to go to Josephine’s since we moved here. So tonight we decided to go. DISAPPOINTED!!! Pros: great atmosphere. Staff was friendly. Appetizers were great ( Brussels sprouts and hash browns) but our entrees were horrible. I had the pork shoulder…. Which mostly consisted of collard greens … which I love … but there was barely any pork shoulder meat… just a big hunk of fat!! scant amount of grits. But way too much collard greens that saturated the entire meal. Basically I had a vegetable plate. Just unacceptable for $36!!! The manager did comp us this meal My husband had the scallops and we didn’t have the heart to tell them how awful they tasted. Musty was the word we could come up with. We are not picky eaters and I overheard the table next to us discussing the not so tasty scallops that they had ordered. We finished with bread pudding which is one of my favorite desserts. So it ended on a good note. However, this is a one and done place for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a local but seldom try new places. I’m wanting to try one new one a month and I thought Josephines was perfect for my January try. The location is great. I loved the atmosphere and the service. The food will not disappoint. The biscuits won the prize. I’ll recommend to anyone visiting Nashville.

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MikeyBfromTN
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Went for Brunch. Place was maybe 1/4 full. Service was excellent! But it took 15 min to get drinks. Again, not like it was crowded. We ordered the Apple and Fig Fritters. YUM!!! But, sadly the meal peaked at that point. My friend ordered the Bacon Omelet. The eggs were so undercooked, no cheese, not nothing in it. Like bad! And it had just a tablespoon of bacon on top...like a garnish. It was served with fries. Weird, but ok. But they were cold. Other items were ok, but not remarkable. Nothing was hot.

I'd like to try dinner, at some point, but I won't waste my time on Brunch again. Especially since it's a 45 min drive to get here.

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parsonscouple
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Bartender was very attentive. Food came out quickly!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! Our server, Kyle, was first rate. If he could travel with us to every restaurant we go, that would be ideal!

Chef Andy is special, we’re lucky to have him here in Nashville. Everything he and his team prepared was exquisite!!

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RogerR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve
Only sadden by the No cobbler! That is one of the reasons we eat here and often bring out of town guests.
BRING BACK The Cobbler please

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AllieL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine was outstanding for a dinner date on a week night. Friendly and super fast service, delicious food, and gorgeous space.

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TaniaG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Our server, Kyle, was remarkable. Everything he suggested was delicious!

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ChristineG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful dinner with Mom at Josephine’s. Excellent food - had beef cheeks risotto entree and monkfish. Great wine selection too. Ambiance very nice and our server provided excellent southern hospitality.

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HHop
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere was great! Food was good but portions were smaller than expected for the price. When we got there only 1 other table was seated.. we were seated right next to them instead of spacing out a little. Their loud conversation was unfortunate for our date night.

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JessieB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday brunch with friends was delightful in every way! The staff at Josephine are topnotch, especially our server, Emilie.
The apple fig fritters were a lovely start. We savored each bite of our entrees; food that delicious deserves attention. Emilie helped us choose the just right champagne from their excellent list. Even the lattes are perfection.
I trust Chef Andy’s abilities so much, I will try anything on the menu - including scrapple! He makes that stuff taste good!
Thank you again, I can’t wait to come back.

JM
JulieMH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was wonderful, the food delicious, and the scrapple divine. Oh, the scrapple. Mmm.

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vipJOHND
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It took 10 mins for a server to show up at our table. 20 mins for drinks to arrive/30 for apps/60 for the main course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
A definite repeat visit is due!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and have never had a bad experience. Good good and service. Parking is a bit of a pain but worth the hassle.

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SamT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipPortojon
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch. Server was excellent and very attentive. Food was generally very good. Only thing that could have been improved was the grilled chicken sandwich. Full breast was served on a bun but it was over an inch thick. Would have been better if it had been pounded before grilling.

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Pedsrn
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waiter was excellent! Wonderful service and great happy hour specials. Would have liked more choices for appetizers but my scallops entree was delicious! My husband’s steak looked yummy too.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The fried chicken sandwich was pedestrian at best. Fries were great; bloody’s were great; service was excellent.

MP
MrsP
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Brunch and was not disappointed! Will recommend and return!

RM
RayM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal with excellent suggestions from our server Zibby. Beef Cheeks were deliciously prepared and the Monkfish was perfectly paired with savory mashed potatoes. And don’t get me started with the cherry crumble dessert! So tasty! We’ll be back for another fun date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and a wonderful dining experience.

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caryw
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

The hostess staff were very nice and the restaurant has a warm atmosphere. Sadly, the food was subpar. The monkfish was spongy with no taste, the beef cheeks were overcooked and hard, the horseradish risotto it was served with was….strange. Sadly we cannot recommend this establishment.

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jennifera
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant I've eaten at in a long time. Everything we ordered was amazing! Service was spot on. Our server Kyle was informative and attentive. We tried almost everything on the menu and loved it all! Can't say enough positive things about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle is da best

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JimY
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Josephine's. Ambiance and décor were very cozy. Had the ham rillette to start. Very nice touch with the crumbled bacon and the relish. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the shitake mushrooms added a nice touch of umami. My wife had the rabbit which she enjoyed but a bit on the sweet side for me. Overall a great restaurant and I'll be going back for the beef cheeks soon.

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EileenS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Josephine!!! The food, service and atmosphere were excellent!! The next time I'm in Nashville, I will definitely dine there again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Brown butter hollandaise! Need I say more

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Super cozy spot for dinner.

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vipTKfun
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this place and the core vibe of it. We had Tyler as a waiter, very friendly easy-going and knowledgeable. We were there for brunch and both had eggs or quiche and was able to talk without competition from the lack of acoustics. Definitely try Josephines!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience! Loved the ambiance and our server, Kyle. He gave recommendations for food.. and things to do in Nashville.

Only critique: Chicken sandwich was too heavily sauced.

Thank you!

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vipmarshall
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional!!! Service was even better. 1/2 price wine was the icing on the cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the pleasant greeting at the hostess stand to the knowledgeable explanations and recommendations from Gabe, our server, and Karen the GM, the experience couldn't have been better. Thanks for making a special night even more enjoyable! We'll be back again soon.

KB
KellyB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls wknd

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foodielove
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine is just that perfect place away from the "strip" and nestled in the cutest community of boutiques, breweries and coffee shops. The food is excellent, the drinks and wine list top notch, it's just fancy enough for a first date, and yet casual enough for a pop in burger at the bar. We always experience something special here.

JR
JanR
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a spur-of-the-moment decision to eat at Josephine's. We were two couples and a toddler. They put us in a quieter part of the restaurant, which was great. Our server was friendly and thorough, with great menu suggestions and steering us through potential allergies. We will be back.

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RacB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Monkfish entree was too salty. Rabbit entree tasted as if stirred in jam.

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vipDavid
Nashville
53 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, service was superb, portions were small but very good. We will definitely go again.

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Minoo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Disappointed that there was no tasting menu available. When you order a gin and tonic, it should be a reasonable expectation that it is stirred. Appetizers are larger than the entrees. The cornbread appetizer and the beef tongue were simply outstanding. So was the beef cheek entree. Sweet potato appetizer and the scallops entree were just okay.

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Josephine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Josephine is rated 4.7 stars by 2636 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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