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Josephine Estelle

4.2
4.2
2158 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Josephine Estelle is an osteria from James Beard Award-nominated chefs, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, and showcases their signature culinary style of combining the craft-centric philosophy of Italian cooking with flavors of the American South. Our seasonal menu--available daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch--offers a wide range of farm-fresh, regional ingredients, with a special emphasis on house-made pastas. Other popular dishes include our meatballs, Gulf fish, steak, chicken biscuit, beef tartare, and the famed John T Burger.

Complementing the menu is a choice selection of artisanal cocktails, craft beer and wine. Our wine list emphasizes Italian and American wines.

We have breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, along with brunch on the weekends.

Now offering take out and deliveries from Uber Eats.

Josephine Estelle was named to both Bon Appetit and Southern Living's 2016 "Best New Restaurants" li

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 930-3070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Lafayette St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.

  • Entertainment

    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great food was way better than I expected waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Will be going again
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the servers were very nice space is beautiful. The prices were a little bit high, but that’s because we just went there for dinner on a random evening. I think planning to go there for a special occasion would make the price tag more reasonable.
  3. RT

    RTWRob

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious homemade pasta-this restaurant should be much busier than it was on a Tuesday night. Great, friendly service. The meatballs were a standout!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The general manager cares so much about her clientele. The wait staff is having fun, working hard, and showing thoughtfulness. This is now a must-stop place when we visit New Orleans again.
  5. GS

    GrahamS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was lacking in flavor and the service was ok. Nothing to write home about, would skip it in the future.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food was WAYYYYYY TOO SALTY. We ordered various pastas as well as the chicken and it was all so salty it was almost inedible. Service was great
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Great way to spend our anniversary dinner
  8. C

    Cuthbert

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food, service, room were excellent. Volume of music was too high, mostly coming from a source near the Ace Hotel entrance. I would have liked soothing classical music for a quiet dinner with a friend. It would fit the food and the space better. Why do so many restaurants want to energize the atmosphere with booming music?
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing meal, overall. Food was lackluster— inconsistent. Boring pesto pasta. Over salted black pasta with clams. Focaccia was awful. Not worth the money and not worth returning for another try.
  10. ES

    ElaineS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Disappointed after all the rave reviews Salty dishes diengaged server noisy place to dine better food and service at breakfast
  11. SL

    SusannL

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were excellent, food delicious
  12. l

    laurak

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food was good. I had the fish which could have been seasoned better, i had to add salt and I’m not one to add salt. The pasta options looked good but would have like it with a protein and that wasn’t an option. I love shrimp and shrimp on the menu. Meatball and Brussel sprouts apps were awesome. Dessert were great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice ambiance with good service
  14. JR

    JohnR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The duck confit was excellent, and the farro combination accompaniment is fabulous! Could eat that all by itself and be perfectly happy. Among the pastas, the campenelle was delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Rude server but incredible manager who made up for it.
  16. RS

    RhettS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, Ambiance in service or what you would expect from a Top Line New Orleans restaurant. They make all of their pastas and house and they are delicious. Cocktails and appetizers are awesome too.
  17. SP

    SamuelP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Menu is limited and both pasta plates were extremely salty. Our waiter was coming over too often making us feel like we needed to order quick and leave. Ambience is nice for a drink but for food not recommend
  18. k

    kayleem

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The restaurant is truly stunning, and the food and drinks were delicious! We weren’t in a rush, but I’d recommend leaving more time than a typical dinner for this one.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We originally picked this restaurant because last minute reservations were available, but the food and service were great; decent options for vegetarians.
  20. MB

    MarkB

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have eaten here before, but this was the best meal we’ve had. Hands down the best duck confit in the city. The Brussel sprouts were excellent, and our wait staff was great. Other dishes were great, but the duck confit was the “chicken dinner winner.”
  21. LS

    LindseyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great and our waitress was lovely. We waited for 15 minutes with a reservation. The hostess was kind but seemed frazzled as she was busing tables as she sat people. Food was tasty!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was great! He was very kind, attentive, and gave us great suggestions for exploring the local area. The food was very good and the bar had some of the best mimosas. My only complaint is that baking powder or something must have gotten on the biscuits and after take a bite my mouth tasted bitter and my tongue was numb, it felt like novocaine. The lady at the table next to has had the same experience. My boyfriend got the BLT and loved it. The music was also amazing. We loved it overall but avoid the biscuits.
  23. r

    rwmartin

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Christmas dinner. The meal was excellent. The menu very limited. The waiter rather stuffy or just maybe would rather not be working Christmas Day. I really can’t blame him. Loved everything else about the place. Would definitely go back again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very basic. I had high expectations and was disappointed.
  25. TL

    TripleL

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Friendly welcome upon arrival. Nice ambiance. Wait staff was okay. We waited a long time to be met by the server and get drinks to the table. When a request for a substitution was made due to a dietary restriction, we were told it was not possible because they could not "reapportion" the food. We wouldn't have minded paying extra. The request was for something that was already on the menu. It was a holiday menu and therefore quite limited. When spoke to the manager and I mentioned this interaction with the server and the fact that our guest ate a much less expensive order and therefore the restaurant as well as the guest lost out, her response seemed to me to indicate that the server did not truly inquire as to whether or not it was possible.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  27. d

    dewitt

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    noise level was tooo loud, but we changed tables and were comfortable. the show was great
  28. RL

    RinLA

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JE continues to please: our party of vegetarians & omnivores had a fun dinner with personable service from Jerrod. Gorgeous space, and just noisy enough & with enough visual distractions to prevent awkward silences in convo. We've brought many people here and will continue to.
  29. T

    Terry

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the lunch menu has been scaled down a bit since our last visit, we shared an antipasto board and each had a sandwich, which neither of us could finish! Hooray for great leftovers! The dining room has the ambience of earlier times, and the service was fine.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a great anniversary dinner with an attentive server, yummy drinks, great food with good recommendations from our server, and dessert was the best part! It was great and I’d love to go back.
  31. T

    Taylor

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to New Orleans for a weekend getaway and had high hopes for the dining experiences. We stumbled upon this restaurant, as it was a block from our hotel. This was probably the best food and drinks that we had all weekend. The staff was lovely and the ambience made for a very romantic evening for the two of us. The squid ink pasta was absolutely amazing!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Arrived early 5:30 for a 6 reservation, not many people, had to wait then remind host we were there…. Out of lamb :( On vacay and was here 8 or 9 years ago and was so wanted to bond back. Good good but won’t make it a point to come back
  33. KS

    KasiaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and friendly service. Took a while to be seated but service was fast once seated.
  34. JF

    JustynaF

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very slow service even though restaurant was half empty. At 8pm restaurant runs out of starters like focaccia or meatballs. Pasta served cold and over cooked - but taste is great!
  35. s

    sydneyc

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Really great pasta dishes - the pasta itself is amazing, tastes like quality and made-in-house. They also have a delicious cocktail menu; unique cocktails that are served with excellent style. Perfect ambience for a date night, dark & slightly noisy or fun for a group of friends/double date.
  36. m

    mangiatime

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Great drinks. Small but fresh and delicious menu. Been there 4 times . will continue going.
  37. J

    Jamie

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The food was womderful but the service was terrible. The restaurant was not crowded, and they had more than enough staff working. However, our waiter was basically there in body only. You could tell he was very diss interested in his job. It took him FOREVER to bring us butter for our biscuits. I’ve never been served grits and buscuits without butter before.
  38. AP

    AshleyP

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Limited menu, slow service, completely underwhelmed. Asked for bread for a pasta dish and was told there’s no bread at lunch.
  39. LU

    LeslieU

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was superb from beginning to end . Our server Dee was wonderful. We had a great experience.
  40. J

    Joejoe

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service was terrible. Had us wait for 30 minutes for a table while we had a reservation, then it got so late that they wanted to rush us out of there. Not fun when you’re trying to enjoy a four course dinner. They brought our food to the wrong table, forgot our second course and put the third course on the table while we were still eating the second. Also very moody server. The food was absolute STUNNING though that was amazing. Also the restaurant’s vibe was really nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Josephine Estelle does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Josephine Estelle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 930-3070.

Josephine Estelle is rated 4.2 stars by 2158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lafayette St.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Located off the St. Charles Streetcar line at the corner of Carondelet Street and Lafayette Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We have some live entertainment across the lobby at Three Keys (http://threekeysnola.com.)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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