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Chez Josephine

4.3
4346 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Live Music (85)
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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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

What 4346 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Always great! Manuel is a gracious and welcoming host.

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kaye (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 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 3 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 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My friends and I had an amazing time here. It was there first time coming here and they all loved hope the service and live music was! Everything went well and the host was very caring to our satisfaction, which was also great. We would love to come back again.

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vipLovegoodeats (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was just okay. I expected it to be more flavorful. The french onion soup was basic and the tiger shrimp entrée with risotto and brussels sprouts was okay. The risotto was flavorful but the shrimp and sprouts were bland.

The pianist was excellent. However, I would not revisit!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Went there on our honeymoon and LOVED the food and ambiance. It is definitely one of our new favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Excellent Service, Excellent Food, and Great ambiance for dinner.
Overall it was Excellent.

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TomB (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a last minute reservation and we're treated royally. Without being annoying, the wait staff was very attentive. The prix fixed menu was varied and the leg of rabbit was delicious.

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vipPierre (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Chez Josephine is and deserves to be a Theatre District landmark. It's a warm, friendly bistro that pays homage to entertainment and civil rights legend Josephine Baker, a tribute created by the late, great Jean-Claude Baker to his adopted mother and carried on by a loving management and staff. The food is delicious, the service crisp and caring without being stuffy. "Chez J" is a great place for a celebration or for an intimate dinner for two. A trip back to New York would not be complete without at least one visit to Chez Josephine.

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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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