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Josephine Estelle

4.3
4.3
2040 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

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Southern, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Wed–Fri 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 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 2,040 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Enrique

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant is set in the lobby of beautiful hotel in New Orleans. The service was pretty good and although the pasta was Ok it was nothing but just Ok.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The oyster appetizer was very very disappointing I would not recommend ordering these. Our server was not good at all either, we had another server actually come and fill our drinks and give recommendations on menu items because our actual server was not attentive or knowledgeable. The food was outstanding I really really enjoyed the osso bucco and fettuccini. The lamb was to die for.
  3. EK

    ElizabethK

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Not great meatballs but delicious romaine salad and yummy pasta!
  4. a

    ashleyt

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Ambiance and service was good but the food was average.
  5. C

    Cess

    New Orleans

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The coolinary meal was delicious and the perfect amount of food!
  6. F

    Fred

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We specifically made the reservation to eat the coolinary menu, and they were already out at our 6:30 reservation. Several other items were sold out as well. Very disappointed.
  7. D

    Dkap

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband has a love of whiskey and the bartender Ken, did as well. Wonderful conversation ensued. The food was great. We all enjoyed are meals. Great place!
  8. GR

    GayleR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so amazing and beautifully presented. The service was friendly but professional and perfection! We will definitely recommend this to our fellow New Orleanians!
  9. V

    Vincent

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jaime and the entire staff at Josephine continue to provide the best service in the city. On top of that, the food is exceptional -- peanut butter budino is the best dessert in the city.
  10. E

    Emily

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The coolinary menu was absolutely amazing. Beautiful place with attentive staff. Adam was an excellent server and so on top of everything. Well run restaurant with great food and great service. Not much more you could ask for.
  11. E

    Easyliving

    New Orleans

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are locals and dined for breakfast on Sunday morning; greeting, service, and menu were terrific, friendly, professional, and fast. Highly recommended!
  12. KL

    KokyLo

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner with friends! Our waitress made our experience superb with her personality and attention to detail. My shrimp pasta was delicious as it was the Caesar salad. I thoroughly enjoyed the roasted oysters as well. Thanks for an amazing evening, keep up the great work and we will come back anytime we are in the city!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing but our server was not very knowledgeable with the menu or the cheese boards

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 28, 2022Hello, Super happy to see that you liked our food, but sadly you encountered a hiccup. We love Feedback like yours as it helps us to improve our staff. I’ll be sending you another message with follow-up questions.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was big dank
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with excellent food. The soft shell crab was one of the best I've ever had and the osso bucco was falling off the bone delicious. This was our first time dining here and we will definitely be back.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 17, 2022Hello there, I got distracted by "Osso Bucco was falling off the bone delicious" that I almost forgotten why I was typing. From the very bottom of our combined heart: Thank you very much for the beautiful review :)

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service from beginning to end.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022Hello there Stranger, We are excited to hear that!! By chance, do you happen to remember your servers name so that we can share the great review?

  19. Y

    Yumm

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits!!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022Yumm, indeed! Thank you for the compliments!

  20. AL

    ArdenL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Josephine Estelle. It was good but not incredible. The restaurant is beautiful and was not crowded, even on a holiday weekend.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022Hi ArdenL, Thank you for the review. As we always strife to be at our top - we would love to hear any feedback you may have regarding your food experience.

  21. TM

    TracyM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was incredible. Maw Maw's gravy was the best dish at our table with the meatballs a close second. Everything else was still exceptional.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022TracyM, The meatballs will be my end someday! They are too good to be legally available. On another note, we are super excited to hear that you loved our Rigatoni!!! Some other dimensional soul-food for sure...

  22. CP

    CharlesP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine list and menu. Friendly and very helpful wait staff. A very enjoyable experience.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on July 10, 2022CharlesP, We really appreciate the review! Out of curiosity, what yummy wine did you enjoy from our menu? Also, we would love to give a shout-out to this hero of a server in case you remember their name

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food was good, but service was inattentive at best. We were greeted with not a "hello" or name but, "do you want a drink? Waited 15 minutes for a cocktail that another server brought to us. We were not offered any insights to the menu and the one question I asked was answered with, "I like the chicken." We had ordered three small plates one of which we had questions about a garnish but no one ever checked on us until it was time to clear for entrees. Same thing with entrees, no quality check until I stopped the server too ask for a box. We sat next to a dirty table the entire meal, despite being one of just 5 tables in the restaurant. After our meal we were looking forward to dessert and cappuccinos, but when the menu was dropped in the middle of the table unceremoniously we decided we had had enough. We paid and left. We spent $100 a head and were treated with borderline disdain. This is one that will be crossed off the list.
  24. s

    sarahm

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The manager was awesome
  25. JB

    JoanB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You walk into a world of relaxing dining. It’s beautifully designed from the enormous ceiling to the beautiful floor. The service was outstanding. Our dishes were fabulous.
  26. PC

    PaigeC

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Most of the food was just ok. Service was poor despite a small crowd.
  27. IS

    IsavaneS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and gorgeous restaurant. Attentive service with the exception that my pasta arrived while I was still busy with my salad. Diverse wine selection and beautiful cocktails
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great brunch menu and good cocktails. Our server, Evangeline, was wonderful. Would recommend, and can’t wait to go back and try out the dinner menu.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Arrived early for my reservation but was seated quickly anyway. Loved that! The restaurant is very pretty lots of great seating areas. Service was wonderful. I didn’t like the first cocktail that I ordered so the waitress recommended a new one and brought it quickly with no extra charge. Waitress did an excellent job answering all of questions about the menu. Appetizer was brought quickly. Our entrees were all served together. The food was very good and the portions were a good size. I will recommend this restaurant to others

    Josephine EstelleResponded on June 5, 2022Hey there, And thank you for the review!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended Van Gogh art exhibit across the street. Had dinner following.
  31. NI

    NICOLE

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    I rarely, and I mean RARELY, leave a poor review. But our experience was terrible. I’ve been here before in a large group and had absolutely no complaints. I took my friend for a belated birthday brunch. It started off with a cheery greeting at the hostess desk and sadly went downhill from there. I don’t know if they were having trouble with finding servers that day, but our server was clearly not wanting to be there. I had read an article that stated this was a great place for gluten-free options, but when we asked our server she only offered one dish after a few trips to the kitchen to inquire. Our mimosas didn’t get to us until we reminded her a second time just before our food arrived. The whole experience was just dismal. Disappointed does not begin to cover it. I will think twice before returning, if I do.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on June 5, 2022Hello there, Sorry to see that everything went wrong during your stay. Could you please share more details with us? Also, we do offer a limited amount of gluten-free options throughout all menus, but some dishes are more restrained than others in terms of possibilities. I am sorry that this was lost in translation.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was a birthday dinner while out in New Orleans. The food was great, service was really good, and the value was as expected. As your dining, you can hear the soothing strings of jazz, and you get to enjoy this really deep/brooding/romantic ambience. Overall, it was an exceptional evening, and I would definitely recommend.

    Josephine EstelleResponded on June 5, 2022Wowza! Thank you so much for your wonderful and insightful review! Yours truly, BFF

  33. N

    Nico

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server Marcia was very friendly and accommodating.
  34. T

    Terri

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Extremely small quantities for the price. $36 for 4 smallish scallops atop two spoonfuls of half-cooked black eye peas.
  35. MT

    MicheleT

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. He went beyond what was expected. Great asset and he should be rewarded!!

    Josephine EstelleResponded on June 5, 2022Hello MicheleT, We love compliments as much as anyone else. Rest assured that the praises and rewards are commencing soon!

  36. K

    Kyle

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, but small portions for price. Service was less than mediocre. Dessert was most impressive.
  37. FL

    Foodie4Life

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This place did not disappoint these FQ veterans. Bucket list item checked. Will be back sooner than later.
  38. VP

    ValerieP

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Wine pour was reserved. Food was good but not a great value. Main dish needed more sides.
  39. SP

    SheldonP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    It was great, food was delish and staff was super friendly. Went for brunch, not a huge selection - would have enjoyed more options but definitely get the beignets!
  40. CP

    CPBAIA

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Quick brunch while visiting the Degas attraction right across the street. Food was OK, service slow and disorganized. Might be that brunch is not the right meal to judge this one on.

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 4.3 stars by 2040 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Wed–Fri 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 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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