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.
Josephine Estelle was named to both Bon Appetit and Southern Living's 2016 "Best New Restaurants" lists.
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Special Thanksgiving 4-course Prix Fixe Menu offered from 11am - 10pm. Choices in each course. $65 per person and $25 for kids 12 and under. Please contact us for large party reservations at at josephineestelle.com or at 504-930-3070. We look forward hosting you and yours for Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us for Christmas Eve! Normal hours of operation with our regular menu. Special holiday dishes and curated wine selections from our award winning wine list to make your spirits bright. For large parties please contact us at josephineestelle.com or at 504-930-3070.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Join us for Christmas Day! Normal hours of operation with our regular menu. Special holiday dishes and curated wine selections from our award winning wine list to make your spirits bright. For large parties please contact us at josephineestelle.com or at 504-930-3070.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Special New Years Eve Prix Fixe Menu offered for Dinner. Choices in each course. Optional wine pairing selected by our Sommelier. Please contact us for large party reservations at at josephineestelle.com or at 504-930-3070. Felice Anno Nuovo!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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The restaurant is beautiful and the food was amazing!!! Our server was a little cold and the food came out rapidfire, but otherwise it was a wonderful first night of our honeymoon.
My out of town business friends were completely impressed with the ambiance, wine selection and delicious food! Service was five star but they didn’t bother us too much or rush us through our dining experience!
Great meal in a beautiful setting, love music across the hall after we ate and an awesome roof top bar for drinks. Would highly recommend.
Upon arrival I thought the host was a bit snooty. We shuffled to the bar for a pre-dinner spirit and met a wonderful bartender. Her scratch old fashioned is unmatched. She was friendly and fun to talk to. The seating area ambiance was fantastic. Low lights and quiet enough to enjoy conversation. Our service was top notch including the sommelier and manager who worked well with us concerning a bottle of wine that had possibly turned. Scallops and pasta were flavorful and fresh and really showcased what the restaurant advertises. This place is a home run and a great change of pace to everyday Italian.
Love the pasta and the desserts are very good too. I have a hard time not ordering the pepper pasta because I love it that much. The peanut butter budino is a great dessert.
Booked as was one of only a few restaurants that catered for vegetarians, arrived early but was welcomed and shown to a table by windows, service was prompt and courteous, reasonable choice for most people. Can’t fault anything and would recommend.
Delicious food and great service
Lackadaisical/non-existent greeting from the hostess when we walked in. When they finally found us a table (despite us having booked and the restaurant being nearly empty), the service from the waiter was better. However our mains were slow to arrive (until we asked if there had been a mixup, at which point they suddenly appeared). We all had pasta (bucatini with spicy meat sauce, agnolotti with zucchini and eggplant, duck confit) and found the food good but overly salty. The focaccia was definitely not fresh. Overall it was an OK experience but we won’t be rushing back.
I have eaten at this restaurant several times and have always had a great experience. The atmosphere is great and the décor is fabulous. The bartenders are experts in their field and the chefs have the most innovative dishes. The pastas and the desserts are my absolute favorite. The meatballs are fantastic also.
Sue- We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experiences at Josephine Estelle. We know that there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in New Orleans, and we are honored that you choose to dine with us. I will be sure to pass the kind words to the service and culinary teams that work hard to deliver the best experience possible. We'll see you next time!
Excellent service, tasty fresh homemade pastas, friendly waitress and GM
Thank you so much for the kind words about your experience at Josephine Estelle. I have shared your wonderful feedback with our team. I appreciate you taking the time to comment! We hope to see you again soon!
Everything was really good and the staff is amazingly friendly!
Best meal we have had in NOLA!
Service was ok until the end of the meal they charged for a drink that was never delivered, then the server proceeded to argue the point and tell us we were wrong.
Have been several times to this place and service is always the low point, however, after this occurrence I will never return.
Atmosphere was lovely, especially enjoyed the music, lp records played on a turntable. Service was also very good. Was there for brunch, food was ok, not great.
Great as always and love listening to the vinyl!
Glad that you're digging our tunes! Cheers! Hope to see you again at Josephine Estelle!
We stayed at The Ace Hotel and ate a breakfast and a dinner here. We enjoyed both. The soft shell crab at dinner was especially good.
We appreciate you taking the time to give us a shout out. Hope to see you again soon at Josephine Estelle!
Went to celebrate mine and my daughter's birthday - entrees and appetizers were good but nothing exceptional that would be recalled over any other restaurant in this class. Prices for wine and cocktails were high and these prices drove what were reasonable food prices into a higher price level than the $$ symbol we had seen. I'm sure we will one day.
We ate here on a weeknight when they were not busy.
They have a different menu, that needs a lot of explaining
Our waitperson didn’t do that, maybe because i
Of us not asking, but we ordered.
The food was slow getting there but when it came was just outstanding❗️
It’s expensive and slow for my taste, but I want to go back to try other dishes
Came here for my birthday dinner. First time eating here and I will be coming back. The food was amazing, especially the Tuna Tartar and meatballs! Our waiter was exceptional, she explain to us the entire menu and suggested her favorites. Josephine went beyond my expectations!
Great place for an occasion or just a regular night out
Our food was absolutely amazing. I love that the portions were small enough to finish our food with no leftovers, but also large enough to fill us. The blueberry chess pie was absolutely to die for. We will definitely be back in the future.
Excellent food and service. Noise level was so live, we were unable to speak across small table.
Super! And the Meat and Cheese Tray was fabulous!
Food good. Service not
Sicilian wine dinner
We chose Josephine Estelle for our anniversary celebration. Reservations were made on Open Table and I noted we were celebrating. We were seated immediately upon arrival, our server greeted us with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and the rest of the evening was equally fabulous. Oysters were truly special, scallops were perfect and the soft shell crab was wonderful! Exceptional evening!
This experience was excellent from start to finish. We arrived early and had classic cocktails at the bar. The cocktail menu had creative options and the bartender was extremely knowledgeable. He patiently explained ingredients and the history of various drinks. We ordered squash blossoms and chargrilled oysters to start, both were delicious and good for sharing. Our pasta was layered with texture and flavor; zucchini, eggplant, tomato and pistachios. We shared the buttermilk pie with blueberry sauce. Perfect crust! Will repeat this restaurant for certain. A bonus, great music played...vinyl on a turntable.
Innovative menu- great new twist on many pasta favorites including a duck confit! Small plates, great for sharing as well as the tapas style appetizers. Terrific desserts too. Great bar energy, decent wine list. Service was excellent. Pasta came out a bit cold- server and manager jumped on it...brought fresh dishes out ASAP and offered a free dessert. SMART!
Wonderful Italian meal in the Ace Hotel. Our server, Stephen, was just fantastic! He was so kind and helpful and professional and charming. He made great recommendations and we all loved our meals. The ambiance is wonderful, the restaurant design is gorgeous, and there is even padding on the underside of the tables to keep the ambient noise to a minimum, which we really appreciated. We had a table of 8 and we could all hear each other speak. Highly recommend for a special night out or a casual get together with friends. Would definitely go back
Great staff. There were two gluten-free people in our party and he was very knowledgable about what our options were. The food was amazing!
Incredible restaurant. We never eat in the CBD but that will be changing. Beautiful setting. manager came by to talk to us and was very informative. highly recommend the pork and chicken. meatball appetizer was enough for an entree. Will be going back.
Amazing food in a great restaurant. Our service was amazing as well
As always, AMAZING!
The food was delicious and the decor was beautiful!
Overall good food and experience
They always take great care of us at Josephine Estelle!
We had a girls night out at Josephine Estelle. There were 5 of us. Only 2 of us had been there before. Our server was great and it is a really beautiful restaurant. Everything that I had was outstanding. I had a tuna bruschetta that was really delicious and was enough to share. One of our group had the watermelon salad and said that it was fantastic. The squash blossoms, however, left something to be desired. They are very delicate, but were overbattered and the batter was all that could be tasted. My pasta dish was really great. It was the octopus pasta. One person got the rigatoni and commented that it was very dry, not enough sauce. Another got a ravioli or tortellini dish that was also said to be too dry. The scallops were very good as were the desserts. We had a good time. The food, I would say, was somewhat inconsistent. These are minor issues and everyone said they would go back, but some said they would not order the same things. Not me, I was very pleased with mine.
Carbaloaded on the Canestri and learned that it’s probably best enjoyed shared but delicious none the less. Waiter wasn’t super attentive but when he did come around was always nice and polite. Always leave JE with a full belly and no regrets.