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Chez Josephine

4.3
4353 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre (109)
  • Live Music (87)
  • Good for a Date (78)
The last of its kind near 42nd Street, Chez Josephine is a neighborhood gem founded in 1986 by Jean-Claude Baker as a tribute to legendary Josephine Baker. This Parisian bistro offers live piano music and a tantalizing menu in an intimate setting of red velvet walls, a cavalcade of chandeliers and a blue-tin ceiling. Guests receive a warm welcoming and are treated as family whether coming before a show, after the show, for a leisurely dinner in-between, or a drink at the zinc bar.

Chez Josephine draws a crowd unlike any other in New York as food critic Bryan Miller noted when he wrote: “The dining room is a confluence of the famous and the fashionable, the infamous and unsung – with every shade of skin on earth – and indeed you feel the magic of Chez Josephine.”
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Open 7 days a week
LUNCH: Monday - Friday, Noon - 3 p.m.
DINNER: Monday - Saturday:, 4 p.m. - Midnight;
Sunday: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
WEEKEND BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 3 p.m.
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Phone number
(212) 594-1925
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Cross street: Between 9th and 10th Aves.
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Specials

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L’amour toujours at Chez Josephine! Three-course dinner, $85 per person+++, live piano music & Parisian ambience. Serving from 4pm to 11:30pm. Regular a la carte menu not available. Open for Lunch, from 12 noon to 2:30 pm, with regular lunch a la carte menu.

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Thu 8:00PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 4353 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Food was right on we had salmon and duck appetizer crab cake dessert creme brulee staff was very attentive and made us feel very welcome

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 2 days ago

On this visit we were seated at a small round table in the back of the restaurant past the kitchen and next to the final food staging area.

Location of table severely detracted from what is otherwise a restaurant I normally recommend. Location was sub standard and table too small for 3. Insist on being seated in the main restaurant area if you visit.

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Shona30 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

I live outside the US but a visit to Chez Josephine is always at the very top of my list of things to do whenever I visit NYC. Once again it exceeded all expectations in terms of food, ambience, service, great live music and an all round amazing experience. And the staff made a wonderful effort for my niece’s 16th Birthday bringing her a specially decorated dessert, playing “Happy Birthday” on the piano and flicking the chandeliers ! Absolutely LOVE this place ❤️❤️❤️

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vipJGCT (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was knowledgeable about any of the dishes we discussed with him. The service was attentive but not hovering. The food remains (we've eaten here many times) delicious, attractively presented, and of the best quality.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Parisian glamour. Piano bar fun. Good vibe. Attentive service.

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vipgrandma (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

I have special food needs and they are very accommodating. I always love coming here.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Always great! Manuel is a gracious and welcoming host.

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kaye (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and the background piano elevated the atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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vipKarmagirl (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

We have come to Chez Josephine for many years. The food is consistent and well prepared and the service has always been friendly and attentive. Just thinking about the onion soup I had makes my mouth water. The location on West 42nd Street is especially convenient if you are going to one of the theaters in the area like Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre or even the American Airlines Roundabout Theatre or 2nd Stage. They do a brisk pre-theater business so I would recommend making a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Always pleased! The food was very good, the service attentive and pleasant.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Open 7 days a week
LUNCH: Monday - Friday, Noon - 3 p.m.
DINNER: Monday - Saturday:, 4 p.m. - Midnight;
Sunday: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
WEEKEND BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 3 p.m.
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Cross street
Between 9th and 10th Aves.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 594-1925
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Entertainment
Live piano music nightly and at Sunday Brunch.
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Parking details
Manhattan Plaza, 42nd Street and Dyer Avenue (between 9th and 10th Avenues),
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Public transit
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R trains to Times Square-42nd Street, and A, C & E trains to Port Authority-42nd Street.
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Executive chef
Frank Diaz
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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