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Sun 4:00PM - 4:30PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Tue 8:00PM - 10:30PM
Wed 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Thu 8:00PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Please don't have a drummer, the space is too small for that. So loud.
Service was great. Food was uneventful. Braised lamb shank wasn't tender and the couscous was just plain. Add some herbs or confetti of vegetables like zucchini, carrots etc.
Also, I'm being picky but please get a classier garbage can upstairs in men's room. A white Rubbermaid garbage can is tacky. Stainless steel is better and cleaner.
Transcends time — wonderful live romantic piano music. Warm slightly funky decor — One of our very favorite restaurants in New York City. It easily passes the test of time.
the soup was excellent, the fish not so great, dessert OK, but I would come back--love the atmosphere--pre-fixe good value
A theatre district classic that is consistently excellent for food & dining experience.
Parties were late because of traffic and staff were very accomodating
The farm omelette was the best ever with very fresh vegetables & gruyere; extra salad substituted for potatoes gracefully offered. Coffee excellent. Service not attentive at all. Otherwise I love eating at the Chez. If you have theatre tickets arrive at the Chez extra early or be willing to go to the bar if you want to drink more water.
The piano was so loud we could not have a conversation.It was my birthdaydiner so i was looking forward to a long and nice evening but we left without having dessert.
The restaurant is beautiful, and the french Rosé was super delicious. However, I hate to say that the best thing about Chez Josephine was the piano player. The food was just ok. It wasn't special. The lobster bisque was passable. The salmon was well cooked but a bit bland and the sauce was not much to speak of. The greens that came with it were slightly underdone for my taste. I did like the Crème Brulée but it was a little burnt, and it would benefit from some fruit. Overall I felt like this was not a restaurant that I would feel compelled to return to.
Having known the history behind this restaurant as well as having met the former owner, Chez Josephine has been on my bucket list of places to eat for quite awhile. I went for lunch so the restaurant was not crowded at all. Andy was my waiter and he was attentive, but not intrusive. I liked my meal of chicken with roasted potatoes and spinach but was not overwhelmed. The chicken was a bit dry and somewhat bland (needed salt), but the sauce that it was cooked in really added flavor to the meal. I had a superb glass of merlot and the creme brûlée was delicious. There are at least two more items on the menu that I'd like to try so I will return. The French inspired Josephine Baker decor is very cool!!
Lovely and perfect place for lunch. I requested a quiet and comfortable table and they accommodated us. Excellent food and service. Many thanks to the management for honoring our request . I live nearby and look forward to returning. Wonderful experience !
Drove into the city for a week vacation, and was pleasantly surprised to find this gem within walking distance of our hotel. We were warmly greeted upon entering and quickly seated. The menu was lovely, atmosphere charming and throughly enjoyed our meal and cocktails. Will be back and highly recommend to everyone.
Excellent restaurant and the music was fantastic!!!!
We came for an early dinner, post-theater matinee. Winning service--attentive, friendly, efficient, smiles all around. Shared the crab cake appetizer, which was excellent, with out-of-the-ordinary seasonings and light on the breadcrumbs. Also shared the entrees--the sea scallop special, served on a bed of braised leeks, and Josephine's favorite pasta Bolognese--both of which were nicely done--flavorful but not weighted down by heavy sauces. Finished the meal with the "chocolate heaven" dessert, which lived up to its name. The perfect background to this romantic evening was the live music, with the Piaf-style chanteuse. Felt like being in Paris. Been here several times, and it never disappoints.
The piano background music makes this a special place
You go here for the atmosphere, not necessarily for the food. Excellent service, lovely piano music and a very interesting decor.
First time here and I would definitely return! Food and atmosphere were great! Service was good too but the server could have been a bit more attentive. No big deal for me but for some it might have been bothersome! Great way to celebrate a birthday! Piano and singer were great and friendly! Prices were also reasonable! Thumbs up for me!
Very enjoyable evening at Chez Josaphine. Very tasty food and great wines. The music entertainment was excellent. They had a very good piano player also who tickled the ivories and played all of the favorite American standards.
Food very average and service was horrible.
Tale note that a Chicon au bleue à la Belge is really not like that.
Staff was professional and kind. Very very attentive! The food was very good.
Music was too loud for the size of place it was. I could not hear the conversation at my table. The tables are too close together, trying to fit too many tables in a small space.
We always have a great meal here. The food is amazing and the servers are very friendly and knowledgeable.
I love Chez Josephine! The food is always delicious and the service is terrific!
I can’t wait to go back again!
Food is just ok - over-priced for the quality. Location location location if going to Playwrights Horizon or Signature or Theater Row. Design is fun - Josephine Baker theme is well done. If you make a reservation - ask to be seated away from the piano - classic interwoven melodies but too loud
Great service, great food, great decor.
We booked this restaurant in the theatre district before seeing a play on broadway! It was a great location. The food was delicious and the live piano player was fantastic! I highly recommend this place!
We ordered two lobster casserole casserole and the sauce flavor seems not enough. The crab cake portion is small too. Restaurant ambiance is good and the live music played by the pianist was nice. It is still a good restaurant you should try.
Terrible decline in what was a wonderful restaurant- dry tasteless chicken. Sides served cold, bread stale ! So sad to experience this decline
Chez Josephine is a great pre-theater restaurant where the food, service, and ambience can sometimes be better than the play that follows dinner.
The food was excellent. Very good presentation. The wait staff was helpful in choosing menu items. Water glass was always full. My wife and could hear each other talk. The cocktails were some of the best.
Everything was pretty good, nothing really stood out as great.
My pork chop was severely overcooked and dry, for a thick double cut bone in piece of meat at the price I paid, this should not happen.
Another great evening at Chez Josephine! We happened to be there when Chez Josephine was celebrating 30 years of Jacques LeTalon performing there. The food was really good - but the music and the atmosphere were amazing. Just another friendly, delicious evening at Chez Jo. :)
Excellent service and magnificent meal.
I have been to Chez Josephine many times and have always enjoyed the food and the ambience.
Excellent place to dine.
Kind of a progressive dinner, we went to Chez Josephine for drinks and dessert.
Drinks were great, the desserts were fantastic! We had Chocolate Dream and the Lemon Tart. Raspberry sorbet came with the Tart and both were very, very good. Chocolate Dream was rich with dark chocolate.
Service was excellent. Ready at hand but not obtrusive! Highly recommended!
This was our first time there and although the food was very average the ambience, the piano players, the entertainment were fabulous. We will definitely go back and try it again. We had a fillet and lamb both had very little seasoning on it we had to ask for salt. Both were cooked perfectly though. The escargot had spinach which did not seem to go very well with them, very little garlic and were slightly overcooked. The onion soup had burned cheese would you permeated through the soup. If you could get around the barn taste it was very good. Our waiter was fabulous and extremely attentive. We will go back to try it again and hope for better food but loved the restaurant.
Very poor experience, will not be going back. Service very slow and not attentive. Food just ok, although chicken was over cooked and “cornbread” was more like stale pound cake.
Excellent service. The escargot was great. We were late but the maitre’d was so gracious.
We enjoyed many aspects of our dining experience-the decor, history of the restaurant and food. We were lucky to have the table next to the piano!
Wonderful restaurant for pre theater. Great lunch/ brunch special. Terrific omelette and
appetizer and desert. Have been and will continually go to Josephine’s for lunch and dinner when in the area.