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.”
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
French Onion Soup
Roasted Breast of Long Island Duck*
Orange Glaze, Wild Rice
Wonderful charming restaurant with a fun French atmosphere and great live music. Delicious food too!!
Everything is always fabulous at Chez Josephine.
Beautiful and fun atmosphere. Great food and drinks. Excellent service. Great live music.
Great food at great prices. Excellent service. We will be back.
Lovely ambience. We went for the NYC restaurant week and ended up ordering off the main menu. The food was quite delicious down to every last morsel and filling. Of course we could not leave with out having dessert which was just as good. The drinks although good were a little pricey. I definitely would go back.
foods were amazing. piano jazz was also awesome.
but service was rude and impolite. when my friend asked question about food he didn’t explain about it just repeat the name of food. during whole dinner he almost ignored us. left tips but totally waste of each dollar.
I will go this place again for foods and piano music but if I have this server again , will ask another person for sure.
It was quite a disappointment. I would not recommend to a friend. The service was ok but the quality of the food has deteriorated. The waiter confused the order and brought us the wrong food. Items on the menu were not available. I remember with fond memories the restaurant having gone there in the past. That is why I brought a friend who was visiting from out of town. But it was a disappointment. I won’t be returning.
I enjoyed the appetizers and desserts . The guy at the bar was very attentive. Service was good.
The actual waiter was lovely…however (and this is astonishing) one of Joseph Baker’s adopted son works there and he was so rude and nasty…made our table feel uncomfortable and unwelcome when we merely asked for more bread…so nasty!
I came to Chez Josephine with my friends since we saw them listed on Restaurant Week. Before I came into the building, I saw they were rated a B, which is not bad but I noticed some of their interior was rather dirty like the curtains that were hanging and the carpets of the floors.
The bad thing about this place was that it took an hour to get our spaghetti but there were only what seems like 2 workers working. The service was really slow and it takes awhile to get the waiter’s attention. The food was pretty good especially the spaghetti and the desserts. There was complimentary bread and butter which was a plus. There was live piano playing but there was only one song that got played and throughout there was French music being played on the loudspeaker. The way to the bathroom is kind of creepy since it was a very dim room and a steep staircase to get up to the stairs but the bathroom itself was really pretty and unique. In total, we spent around 2 1/2 hours at Chez Josephine and more than half the time I would say was waiting for the food. The interior was also very unique and they folded the napkins into a triangle. Each table also had a live yellow rose which was very pretty!
Great menu for restaurant week. Old reliable but now lacks the “old fashion classic” vibe.
Being at Chez Josephine's is like being in a charming pocket of New York, or France, with the elegance of days gone by, taking you to a much-needed escape from noise and grime of city life. Portraits of Josephine Baker, rich tones on the walls, well-appointed decorative touches, friendly and attentive wait staff, and live piano music, make you feel like you are at a special event, even if it's just lunch or dinner. The food is consistently well prepared and tasty. Duck with orange sauce over wild rice, lobster salad, crab cake, and other fare were all excellent straight through to desserts and coffees. Take a break and go while there's an open table.
The service was great. The food was mediocre.
It was a treat to be able to dine at Chez Josephine’s after such a long absence. The food was good as always, although the service was a little.slow, but understandable, as they appeared to be understaffed. Also we realize, like many small restaurants businesses they may be having difficulties in recruiting and hiring staff.
We were in the city for a show and picked Chez Josephine based on Open Table recommendations. It was everything as promised. Fabulous decor, impeccable service, fantastic food. We will definitely return the next time we’re in the city for a show.
Really great. We accidentally went on Bastille Day which made it even more fun and lively. French onion soup was amazing as was the lobster cassoulet.
Great food and service. Always my favorite place to go!
Really fun atmosphere and great food. Restaurant has live piano performances on the regular and had a special show for Bastille Day which was very fun! Service wasn’t as great as usual because it was quite busy, but we still had a really nice time.
We loved it here! A quaint but fun little place with AMAZING food and great music.
My wife and I have been here a few times, most recently for our anniversary. The ambiance is always great (with a bit of cool history), the food really good, and the staff and service outstanding. There was an excellent piano player as well. We will return.
Three piece band (bass, drums and piano) started at 7:15 pm with wonderful medleys of Broadway tunes. We thoroughly enjoyed lobster bisque, duck breast and lobster salad.
Great night of food and drink.
It’s a wonderful place, but it was off it’s usual standard of service. Empty water glasses were left empty, finished plates sat at the table.
The atmosphere is usually wonderful and full of lovely pieces of history, but the service was terrible on a recent afternoon.
We had a lovely time and will be dining again soon.
A memorable dining experience.
I wish I had 7 stars to give this restaurant. First class all the way !!
Food was decent.
It was wonderful. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Loved he piano player.
Chez Josephine is like having dinner or lunch at home. Service friendly and meeting the owner and Ms Baker's son was great. Love this place
Excellent service, excellent meal. Our server’s recommendations were spot on. Lovely pre-theater experience.
Our waiter recommended the duck and it was amazing. A wonderful, relaxed dinner.
Fantastic decor and great atmosphere. Service was polite and professional.
What a cool funky place to eat in the theater district! Go every time I am in town!
Some of the most appealing menu items weren't available, but what we had was absolutely wonderful. Service was extremely slow and not remotely cheerful. But the food, drink, and ambiance more than made up for it.
Everything was great from the service, food, ambiance, and overall experience! Would absolutely come again.
This spot is great. Kudos to the Piano Man... Great Food and Drinks
Such a perfect atmosphere for dinner with the paintings and the live pianist.
The liver is always my go too - delicious.
Had fig, prosciutto with goats cheese for starters. Amazing
Excellent food and service. Piano playing in the background. Wonderful dining experience!!
Always a wonderful time, with the best food and service.
Andy was a terrific waiter/server.
Cannot wait to return.
Magnificent evening — wonderful meal, lovely piano music. Attentive staff. Superlative wine list.
Chez Josephine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 594-1925.
Chez Josephine is rated 4.6 stars by 6095 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.