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.”
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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
A pleasant relaxed atmosphere, a refreshing break from the rush of the city and a step back into a by gone world
Always fabulous food and service!! Entrees are terrific and the desserts are particularly scrumptious!
An old standby in the theatre district..this old lady is aging gracefully..It is a like marching back into Paris 1950...the service was wonderful...the waiters courteous and not at all pushing us to order..I personally enjoy my cocktail prior to dining which was no problem here..I order the prix fixed which was delicious and ample. For some it might be a bit drab but I was enjoying the marvelous piano player as he regaled us with a lot of oldies and of course took requests to notice much else.. A lovely evening in New York..
Excellent food and great service. Would go back again
Wonderful evening. Great food, nice wine choices, personal service and good live music in an interesting setting
Everything was delicious! The atmosphere was great. Definitely will recommend 😊
Delicious food, wonderful service. The ambience is great with the piano player and decor. A nice break from the craziness of the area. Highly recommend!
Excellent food, great ambiance, and live piano by an outstanding pianist! A thoroughly enjoyable experience!
Beautiful old NYC charm. Unique and romantic atmosphere. The food was excellent and the live piano music made me feel like I stepped back in time. I don’t know why I haven’t been here before?!
We had not been to Chez Josephine for many years. We decided to go there because we were going to see Fiddler and the restaurant is 2 doors away. It was a great decision. I took my 2 adult daughters and my 17 year old grand daughter. All of us were thrilled that we could hear each other talk. The food was very good, our server was helpful and lovely. We enjoyed the piano music. All in all it was a very positive experience and we will definately go back and bring friends.
We enjoyed our dinner and the wonderful piano player.
Everything was great- ladies room up a long flight of stairs/no provisions for people with disabilities
From the Baker's Dozen cocktail thru the Escargots to the Lobster Cassoulet with a Le Delice Josephine Chocolate Heaven finish, the meal was wonderful!
The chef cooks the food to perfection. The chicken is moist and the fish is not soggy or overcooked. They serve warm home made rolls with butter. The kitchen is very clean and so are the bathrooms.
Fish cooked perfectly. Quality food.
Food was good but Elvira's Fried Chicken was a tad dry. Sunday piano entertainment was very good. Staff was very busy, flying about... had to wait quite a bit before we could order. After orders were in service proceeded at a reasonable pace. Loved the ambiance.
Excellent restaurant, service and food. Restrooms are a little difficult to get to for seniors with bad knees. I would have been happier without the piano playing.
We really enjoyed out brunch at Chez Josephine. The service is excellent, food was good and we loved the piano player. Will definitely return when in the area.
Great atmosphere, delicious food, and Joe at the piano makes this the perfect setting!!
Always a great experience!
Always a pleasure dining here. Love the atmosphere, the piano music & the food.
Love this restaurant. Great time always!!
Chez Josephine is a unique treasure. The decor is fabulous and the food is excellent. The staff is very friendly and treat you as good friends when you arrive. Once inside, all the hustle and bustle from 42 nd street disappear and you are transported back in time to enjoy a relaxing and delicious dining experience. The location makes it great for pre-theatre dining. I have been going there for many years now and I recommend it.
Lovely ambiance. Great live entertainment Food was average and as such a bit overpriced.
A wonderful old-school restaurant. Lots of ambiance and interesting food and wines. My chicken was a bit dry, but overall the meal was lovely. The service was warm and accommodating.
Had an excellent prix-fixe dinner ($42) Herring salad, lamb chops, delicious dessert. Fine service, good jazz pianist.
Excellent in every way. Had a marvelous birthday dinner.The ambiance is unique. The larger than life photos of Josephine Baker, the teal walls, black baby grand and colorful accessories create an intimate, festive backdrop to a culinary tour de force. From the escargot to the best lamb chops ever. The prix fixes menu was more than a value. It allowed us to taste our way through the menu. The service is flawless. A hidden gem on 42nd.
I ordered the omelette and asked the waiter twice to make sure it was well done as I hate runny egg whites. It came to the table runny and unappetizing. My daughter's salad was equally unappetizing and unappealing.
The prix fixe menu presents a limited choice, which is fair enough at this price point. Unfortunately the smoked herring was uneatably salty, but our waiter immediately offered to replace it with some excellent mushroom soup. The lamb chops were perfectly cooked and the merguez and the couscous complimented them very well. The raspberry soufflée was adequate as a dessert, but it wasn't a soufflée in any normal sense of the word. All in all a very pleasant, if somewhat uneven, evening.
This is our first time to Chez Josephine and we are thrilled to have such a special
restaurant to frequent. The food was exquisitely prepared, the portions generous and
most importantly delicious. The wine selection suited our palates, all four of us. We look
forward to returning
Great ambiance. Beautiful music. Good food. Impeccable service.
The food was fabulous the service as well We sat up stairs which was beautiful and cozy
Just Great as always. Loved especially the live piano music. Enjoyed the beautiful delicious prix fix menu. Large portions. Took some home. Thank you Jean Claude and all❣️💗
My favorite affordable French restaurant in NYC and conveniently close to the theater district. The food is good to excellent and I’m always treated like i’m special. I went alone and reserved a bar seat, but as it was early, I was given a table.
The food is standard. Not as good as I'd hope it would be. No WOW factor. The service was good but could be a bit overbearing at times. The atmosphere was enchanting and the pianist was splendid. I'd recommend to a friend with the above caveat.
Great restaurant week deal. Fernando, Sophia and Carlo took great care of us. Great live music. Smoked Herring and Lamb Chops were terrific
The lamb chops and duck were prepared beautifully and absolutely delicious. Best pre theater place!
The Piano music added a nice touch to dinner. The food was excellent. Service was very good. Although the waiter was very pleasant and very nice, he did not ask if we wanted coffee with dessert.
i can always count on the charm, warm ambience and excellent service at Chez Josephine. being there makes me feel like somehow, i've magically wound up in Paris after seeing a show on 42nd St. and my friends and i always look forward to meeting there. merci Chez Josephine :)))
I go to Chez Josephine when I am visiting NYC. The pianist is pleasant, the atmosphere relaxing, the food delicious. There is never a rush and I don't feel like I am in New York, au contraire!