Josephine Estelle

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$30 and under
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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.

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

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

k
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a great restaurant. Our service was amazing as well

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, AMAZING!

K
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the decor was beautiful!

GJ
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good food and experience

KS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always take great care of us at Josephine Estelle!

S
New Orleans
101 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch on a Monday with a group of friends, and the food, service, and atmosphere were all great! They were out of iced coffee, but allowed us to bring it in from the coffee shop across the lobby.

m
New Orleans
260 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was wonderful. My children found everything done well. We also loved the brunch special and wine list.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall!!

SM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was amazing! We had a pleasant evening and would definitely go back.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Food is unique and delicious. Ambiance is cool. They spin vinyl records. All good.

P
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during Coolinary and had a very enjoyable meal which was reasonably priced enough for us to add all the wine we cared to drink!

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere in Ace hotel. Good service. Food was good but a little too salty.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was wonderful! Will be back..

G
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was very good but the server smelled TERRIBLE. Everyone enjoyed the evening but held our collective breath every time she was within a 2 mile radius.

WD
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food at Josephine Estelle is stellar. LPs played on the turn table is always a plus. Good stuff. This time our service was lacking. :(

MR
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious every time we eat here.

LL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & very good service. The space is also beautiful!

C
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We came in on a Sunday after a pool party and were a group of locals with one of us being a wedding planner. For reasons we still do not understand, the waiter decided not to serve us the bottle of wine we ordered. That being said, the waiter still took our order of appetizers before notifying us we would not be served our wine. This is not okay because you should notify people as soon as they try to order drinks that you will not serve them...so they can make the decision to go else where before spending money. I believe the waiter took offense to the fact that we did not enjoy the tasting of the first bottle of wine presented, and at that stage it would appear the waiter decided not to serve any alcohol to our table. We were not treated fairly or appropriately and the service was reprehensible at best. We will not be going back to this establishment and will not be booking weddings either. The only reason the restaurant gets a fair rating instead of poor is that the appetizers we received were of good quality and taste. Hopefully your service gets better and that you make better judgement calls moving forward.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food it’s delicious but the service it’s no so good

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

1) food flavors & Presentation were GREAT. The back of the house is ROCKING it. 2) Our server was severely challenged. We were positive she HAD to be brand new b/c she was very nice & polite, only incompetent. We were SHOCKED when the manager advised that she was NOT new. Other than her being slow several times, just a couple of her boo boos included: a) she had to return to the table after only a few minutes to ask again what wine I had ordered, and she was pointing to a red wine in the middle of the page of reds rather than the bottle of white wine at the top of the page which I had pointed to on ordering. b) she did not ask permission to serve the wine to us, and before I could stop her, she abruptly poured the still white wine from the bottle into my partner’s 1/2 full glass of sparkling wine 😱 3) the manager was GREAT. She presented us with a coupon for our next visit & comped both the sparkling wine & my martini. That one is on the bartender. 1st try was drowning in vermouth. Rather than risking it, I sent it back & said zero vermouth. Came back with no vermouth, but very watery. She just couldn’t make a proper martini.

SO
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josephine Estelle continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in NOLA. I've probably been 20 times and it never disappoints. This lunch was among the best meals I've had there, and the value was phenomenal - three courses for $20. Can't beat it! Can't wait to go back.

CC
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always dependable and excellent food. The service was excellent.

AH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat and drink in NOLA!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for breakfast! The chicken biscuit was soooooo good! We could actually talk which was nice.....

j
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat!

OT
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paige our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful. The whole service staff was excellent. The food we all had was delicious and excellent

DW
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet 16 Birthday Dinner for granddaughter.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After having a reservation, we were seated and then informed that we only had 40 minutes to eat bc the section we were sitting in was needed for a private event. Our server hover over us and encourage us to eat faster. We were at the hotel attached to the restaurant for a conference and chose to eat there bc they had a conference special. It was awful.

MI
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Quick and attentive service. Great for a large party or small intimate dinner for two. Great choices for breakfast as well.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and experience. Our server was wonderfully attentive and helpful about explaining all the dishes. The dishes were creative and interesting. Will definitely be back.

DM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere...excellent staff...excellent food!

EK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

While the service and ambiance were great, I just could not get int the food or what was to choose from on the menu. We ordered the meat and cheese platter which was terrible. I just cannot recommend this restaurant.

OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining for a local here. Exceeded our expectations on everything - food, staff, attention and ambiance. Can’t wait to get back.

JE
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josephine Estelle was recommended by our niece who lives in NOLA. Enjoyed a wonderful meal before attending the Michael Buble concert.

CC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 9 and it was awesome. Wow. We’ll come back.

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