About Joseph's Restaurant

Joseph's refined style and atmosphere make it a popular spot for business lunches, as well as Downtown classic. But don't let the fancy setting fool you—behind all the elegance is an excellent and authentic Italian kitchen that churns out rustic dishes reminiscent of the old country.

Joseph's staff takes the Italian reverence for abbondanza (abundance) to heart, and won't let you walk away from your meal hungry. Pasta, chops, chicken, salad—everything on this menu bears the true taste of Italy.

The main courses at Joseph's are often accompanied by vegetables and potatoes, and there are family-style platter options available if you are ordering with a group. If "Italian food" in the Financial District conjures up thoughts of chicken parmigiana subs from a pizza place, it's time for a step into the elegance and flavor of Joseph's.

3 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Closed Saturday & Sunday

Cross Street:
Pearl St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 747-1300

Website:
http://www.josephsdowntown.com/

Catering:
At Joseph's Restaurant We Offer A Variety of Banquet Menus Custom Made For Your Next Special Event

With Features Like:

Parties Of 20 Guests Or More Will Receive A Room For Private Use
 The Private Use Of The Whole Restaurant With 85 Or More Guests
Convenient Menus For Catering & Delivery Are Also Available
With A Capacity Of 200 Guests That You Can Get Together In A Great Atmosphere, With Impeccable Professional Service, Excellent Menus To Choose From, Extensive Wine List And A Convenient Centric Location For All Your Business Or Casual event needs.

Public Transit:
J,M Broad St.

R Whitehall St.

2,3 Wall St.

4,5 Bowling Green

Executive Chef:
Mario Veseli

Private Party Facilities:
Joseph's Offers 2 Private Dining Rooms to accomodate your event. The Master Dining Room can accomodate up to 100 Guests where the other dining room can accommodate up to 40!

Private Party Contact:
Remi: (212) 747-1300

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Joseph's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Romantic (3)
See All
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Sort by
S
79 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was great. We were in and out in an hour and were able to return to the office on time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great find in the Financial District. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fabulous, real Italian fare! Great service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on September 7, 2017

I absolutely loved this restaurant. I was in NY on business and wanted a quiet Italian dinner. This was the perfect spot. Great wine and food, and exceptional service. I ordered the special--lamb shank osso bucco with gnocchi. It was awesome! Next time I am in NY, I will be sure to stop by.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food and staff was outstanding. It is rare to find that combination.
Kudos to all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Mediocre restaurant that needs an overhaul to keep up with today's era

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The support server/bus guy was thoroughly attentive and demonstrated major professionalism.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We're from out of town and found Joseph's via an online search. I was very pleased! The food was fantastic! My daughter and I had the seafood over pasta and it was perfect. We also had the fried calamari, which was perfect. My picky son loved his steak and even ate his broccoli. I also heard the lobster ravioli was great. It was a Tuesday evening and not very crowded, so we had a room to ourselves. Due to the stonework, I can see it getting quite loud, but it wasn't bad with just us (and we're a loud crew of 7). I gave the staff a 4 because they were too good. I felt like we had 5 waiters constantly checking on us, it actually got annoying! =) I highly recommend and would go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Lunch was excellent and waiters were professional and helpful.
thank you

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This place has been around a long time, but has retained its excellent quality Northern Italian food. The smaller dining room is great for group lunches. Unlike many Manhattan "traditional" hangouts, you can actually have a conversation without screaming to be heard.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great place for office lunch, food and service were great!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Very disappointed in the entire evening. I checked out the restaurant in advance and it looked very nice, white table clothes, very charming room.
Several people were at the bar, but the restaurant was empty at dinner hour.
The waiter was rude, gave me the wrong wine and actually argued with me that it wasn't the wrong wine. Very limited wine by the glass.
We both ordered veal dishes, which were not veal medallions as on the menu, but veal cutlets, which would have been ok, but not prepared or presented well.
I love to cook and and though the ingredients sounded great, the meal was not good at all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service1
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Always a good choice. Excellent service, Food is quite good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Amazing service great downtown location

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I have been to Joseph's many times. One of NYC's best fine dining Italian restaurants. From Osso Buco to Eggplant Parmesan to Pasta and Fish along with excellent nightly specials you cannot go wrong at this long time classic.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Good service

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Service was excellent, special appetizers were delicious and food was very very
good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Avoid going there if you can. Poor service, incompetent staff, tough to make sense how they are in business. Food - way below average and expensive at the same time. Totally not worth time, money and effort

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Nice place with attentive people.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Very good specials. Seafood was fresh and perfectly prepared. Vito was our server and he was great. Good food at great prices for being in the City. I always go when I am in NYC.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Great Food
Great atmosphere
All around awesome

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (London)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Love this place. Great food every time and love the waiters. Good fun but professional too.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 7, 2017

I had a business dinner at Joseph's and found it to be a good option for a quiet dinner. There's nothing fancy about this place although the interior exceeded my expectations (it's below street level but not dark and musty). The food was good but nothing really outstanding. For lower Manhattan at night, this is a good option if you don't want to be meeting in a pub.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service4
value3

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

Amazing, the food and the service were outstanding

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

I was not happy with the food and service from this restaurant < It was just the run of the mill place, Did not wow me !!!!!!!!

Also I did not like it that they padded the check when asked for water . That was a turn off.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Staff was amazing very friendly. Food was amazing TOO!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We live right across the street from Joseph's and have been excited to try it for some time now. We went on a Friday night at around 7PM and we were seated right away. The food and service were both fine.. however the crowd was terrible! The restaurant had many open tables but the two tables that we were seated next to had large parties with very inebriated patrons. They were so loud and obnoxious and really ruined our meal. We couldn't wait to eat and get out of there. We were a little disappointed that the restaurant did not try to quiet the other tables or offer to move us further away. Will not go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Amazing service. Staff went above and beyond to make our friends 75th birthday special especially our waiter Andrea. Couldn't recommend this restaurant more. Best tiramisu of my life!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Always fabulous! Great food, great people and always looking forward to going back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Went to Joseph's to celebrate an engagement with 11 people. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious too!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

A friend who grew up in the Bronx Italian community and lives downtown told me this was the best Italian food in FiDi. Could well be. Really, really good classic upscale Italian. Started with an octopus and burrata with balsamic reduction on greens, superb veal piccata and a shared plate of classic ricotta cheesecake and panna cotta. Back Room's a little hokey (the fake fireplace) but ignore it and savor the food exquisite food. We'll be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Our party of 17 enjoyed dining at Joseph's for a Business Lunch. Every one said that food was excellent and so was the ambience. I would definitely come back.

Tags: Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Had a terrific business dinner at Joseph's. They treated me and my customer very well. I will return

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Excellent! The staff was friendly and attentive. The saltimbocca melts in your mouth. We are looking forw

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Excellent service and food. Good recommendation on wine choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Very good food, great service, not crowded on a Wed night. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Although it's far from the theatre district, we went to Joseph's after a Wednesday matinee and we weren't disappointed. I had a wonderful haddock dish - great sauce, veggies and potatoes. My friend had the pasta with meat sauce (her absolute favorite at this place). We had the Banana Flambe (their version of Banana's Foster) for desert. With drinks, the bill was $150 which I think is fairly normal for diner in that area. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Excellent food & staff.... Great location for lunch and dinner either for business or pleasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Authentic Italian. Everything you this about for a traditional Italian restaurant . Great wine . Great food. Friendly professional service - truly a beautiful restaurant in the Italian traditional upscale setting with an " your at home " feeling of service , friendliness "home- made" food .

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

The quality of the food and service is consistently exceptional. Their Buratta Chese is some of the best anywhere. They are on the expensive side so I usually go there for business lunches on expense account but the experience would be well worth it for an occasion restaurant as well.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.